Re: [DML] Manual transmission observation
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Re: [DML] Manual transmission observation




Nathan Sobieralski wrote:

>1- My car does not like to downshift into first gear. If I let it 
>slow down a lot it will go in but if I continue to apply force the 
>gear will grind, ouch! 
>
I don't know if this is a european thing or not but as a driver of 
French cars (Citroen and Renaults) I can confirm that this is common to 
all of them.... but is it a bad thing?

>2- This has only happened a couple times: while traveling at highway 
>speeds and shifting from 4th to 5th it would grind. I think this 
>could possibly have been due to a lazy clutch foot. 
>
Mine does this too very occasionally on a  fast upshift. It's a big box 
by european standards, and going from 4th to 5th the mainshaft is 
spinning the fastest of any gearchange so the synchro can't always do 
its job as fast as you'd like. Well that's IMO.

> 
>I replaced the 25 year old lubricant with Valvoline and the first 
>gear thing got better. I read in the archives that some really low 
>mileage cars have this issue so I am not overly concerned. 
>
Mine had 2353 miles on it and thanks to other box problems, got new gear 
oil when i got it.

Martin
#1458
#4426





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