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Does The Streetka Have A Special/sports Gearbox?

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I just bought my first Ka. A 2004 StreetKa Winter Ed.

It drives fine, but as I haven't driven one before, I'm not sure if it's right.

The gearbox sounds a little "whiney". Not bad at all, and I actually think it sounds quite sporty like that.
It sounds a little like those straight cut boxes you hear in some rally cars, but of course, a lot quieter. A little bit like reverse gear I suppose.

I seem to remember the guy I bought it off telling me she was "nippy due to the low ratio gearbox, which is rare". Was he just talking crap?

Thanks in advance.

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I thought it just used an ib5 gearbox found in many fords although someone may correct me...

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It does seem like a very low geared close ratio box, but I have never noticed ours making any noise though.

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Should be the same box as fitted to the SportKA. The one we had didn't make any noises. Sounds like a bearing might be on its way out.

Are you sure its the gearbox, as the aux belt tensioner, alternator bearing and the water pump have a tendency to go on these and start whining a bit beforehand?

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