Over the past week my car has been making a really loud grinding noise (Cav 2.0 GLSI 16v). This has been on and off for the past couple of days. Tonight though it has been really bad. On starting it was bad, I pulled up then set off again and it was really loud. My brother dropped me off then set off in the car. I got a phone call saying the car was ****ing oil all over the drive. It turned out ever since we set off from pulling up the car was pouring oil out of the gearbox. On having a look there is a hole punched through what can only be described as the gearbox sump. Does this sound like a full gearbox change or just the sump type late and what else could have gone? What sort of job is the gearbox removal and does anyone have one laying about?
Thanks in advance,