aidan talbot - VW T3/T25 gearbox specialist


What makes this gearbox rebuild service the best.
Go to Repairs


I undertake repair and rebuild work for all water-cooled, rear engined Volkswagen Transporters – Caravelle, Type25, T25, T3, Type2. Two wheel drive and four wheel drive, 4×4 Syncro models including front differential units.

Go to Upgrades


To upgrade your gearbox for alternative engines i can supply and fit longer, stronger gears or alternative ring and pinion sets from specialist gear manufacturer ‘Albins off road gears’, as well as fit any of RJES’s (Richard Jones Engineering) product range for Subaru powered VW installations.



I can supply all the necessary gearbox parts; seals, gaskets, bearings, synchro rings mostly from stock, original genuine VAG supplied or oem FAG, SKF, INA parts as well as some useful alternatives in the shape of loose pack needle bearings for first/second gear, gaskets and seals.

Go to Modifications


Also available are Short Shift kits to modernise the gear shifting experience and Gear Carrier Saver plates from ‘’. I have stock of most of the already obsolete parts for these gearboxes and am continually sourcing stock from all over the world.


The UK's only T3/T25 specialist gearbox service.
Why would you take your gearbox anywhere else?

With over a decade specialising in only VW T3/T25 gearboxes there's no other service in the UK that can offer the levels of expertise and knowledge available here at Aidan Talbot. All other gearbox rebuild services deal with all types and brands of vehicle and as such cannot offer the same levels of detailed advice and knowledge or the unique parts supply chain. As a result these other services can have a tendency to cut corners or use parts that might be worn beyond practical use. This never happens at Aidan Talbot, in fact you will receive a box full of all your broken or worn parts along with a report detailing which parts have been replaced and why. This way you can see for yourself why the work has been carried out and be reassured in the knowledge that your gearbox is in the best possible condition.

  • Meticulous and thorough inspection of all individual components

  • All parts thoroughly cleaned by hand

  • Your gearbox handbuilt and checked at every step

  • Precision equipment testing of every build.


The Boss! Aidan is the man. There’s no one else stripping, cleaning, and building gearboxes here, just Aidan.

Aidan Talbot

The Boss!
He’s the one man army, the lone ranger of the UK T3/T25 and syncro gearbox rebuilding world. There’s not a single part of your gearbox that Aidan wont have handled, cleaned or inspected. This is the way at Aidan Talbot – Quality is paramount.

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