Originally Posted by kixtand
The above is not true for everyone, many here included. If you are inclined, have the skill set, and want to purchase the requisite tools then you can repair everything you noted above yourself.
Absolutely True!! The last time I had a gearbox problem (many years ago), I had more free time, and just did the work myself. I'm not rich now, but I am 'time poor', so off to Anton it will go.