My old Getrag manual tranny dropped a bolt off the linkage, which led to popping out of 3rd gear, then grinding into 3rd and reverse, which finally led to it's unfortunate demise by bleeding to death in my driveway.
I bought a transmission off eBay and it's a ZF unit (installed it today BTW). What's the difference between the two brands? The Getrag one looks larger and weighs more than the new ZF transmission. And the ZF unit has a "notchy" feel to it.
I've heard that the Getrag boxes have sturdier synchros, but it's all from stuff that i've read about the 6cyl models.
365k and still going strong!