I have a Multipla JTD115 with 20k on the clock.
Ever since new it has had a 'high speed' transmission whine when the engine
is underload, ie pulling up a motorway hill etc. It can be easily masked by
the sound of a radio or a noisy road, but it can be a bit annoying
sometimes. Has anyone else experienced this ? Is it worth taking to a dealer
bearing in mind that they will just say 'its normal', or deny hearing
anything at all. I am tempted to just put it down to one of those individual
quirks that sometimes afflicts different cars of the same type. The actuall
drive is very smooth with no vibration to accompany the whine.The main thing
that worries me is come 3 years and the warranty is up, the gearbox etc goes
I really dont want them to start fiddling as they are bound to screw the car
Anyone else had similiar issue ?
Well, I've never driven your particular vehicle, but I do know that many manual
whine, and this is a result of the helical cut gears working with each other,
under load (yours doesn't appear to be too loud compared to a damaged
transmission, if it
was there since new or just after break-in, and isn't increasing with age, you
My Fiat X1/9 (although much older) with brand new gears, sleeves, syncros,
gears use bushings), case bearings, and all shifter forks, still makes a whine.
hear it because there is very little noise insulation between the engine bay and
I've also driven many other manual transmissions, and to some extent, they all
However, changing the gear oil should NEVER be overlooked. The gear lube gets
contaminated from metal filings that get into bearings, also, the gear lube
down and cannot do its job properly. Do it at the suggested interval.
Hope that sorta helps.
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