So managed to do something, not sure yet, to the 4 speed manual.
Driving to work it suddenly fell out of 3rd, I had to physically hold it in position, I found I had to do the same with 1st. 2nd, 4th and reverse were perfectly fine. Got to work and checked what I could, engine mounts looked fine, cables still in position and secured.
Drove home after work , 1st and 3rd would now stay in gear but felt sloppy and the gearstick would travel too far when going into 1st and 3rd.
Yesterday I got under the car. Found that both drive shaft seals require changing, but due to the amount of oil I couldn’t tell if the selector shaft seal was leaking. If anyone can reconfirm the gearbox needs to be split open to change the selector shaft seal that would be helpful.
I couldn’t see anything mechanically wrong outside the box, except the gear selector cable bends at a right angle when in 1st and 3rd, does that seem right?
I’ve also got my 4sd from my old 1988 L80 that had the ED10 engine. Apart from a different style of selector linkages, would that gearbox fit onto the EF-GL? If I It does then I can just change the axle and shaft seals on that and just swap boxes with little down time.