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Re: Gear change

Post by cpt black » Wed Mar 27, 2024 10:45 am

Good news Bob happy motoring give it a blast ;)

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Re: Gear change

Post by jrh » Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:42 pm

Well done Bob , good news.
KISS Keep it simple stupid , is always a good place to start.

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Re: Gear change

Post by mojo98 » Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:28 pm

That great news Bob, happy motoring

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Re: Gear change

Post by Sunfly » Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:58 pm

Thanks everyone. Seems to have been a lot of interest in the topic, so I hope everyones contribution has been helpful to anyone with similar symptoms. We now know what to check first. I would add to check the small buhes of the UJ (stalk end from memory) if you have got sloppy gear selection. I fixed that about 8 years ago with some bushes kindly donated by Malcolm.

THe only question in my mind is that I described two sticky positions going into neutral and going into the next chosen gear. Going into nuetral has largely dissapeared so given that its every gear, I think thats down to the lighter oil. Stuart did say that a thicker oil can be cloying on the synchro and cause a suction, so I think thats where the improvement comes from. It likes to dwell for a split second in neutral but usually slips in nicely these days.

Much nicer car to drive now as the season starts :D

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