Finally got another car

A place to post photos and discuss your car.
User avatar
bk7794
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 1490
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:16 am
Cars: 00 Civic (Stock)
Location: Central CT

Re: Finally got another car

Postby bk7794 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:42 pm

I'm happy to hear the positive thoughts. The spaceball shifter is kinda nifty. I will admit, the extra gear makes for a bit more of a challenge to determine which gear is right.

watkins wrote:Cousin!


Yes!!

Know of any good parts guys in the NE? Anybody to stay away from?
2000 Honda Civic EX 5 Speed
Volvo S60R 6 Speed

User avatar
watkins
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 15677
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:42 am
Cars: 1999 Saab Viggen
Location: Salem, MA

Re: Finally got another car

Postby watkins » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:39 pm

You live so very close to the eEuroparts headquarters. I use them almost exclusively. Then again Ive been drinking with the owners/main staff.
Image

User avatar
bk7794
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 1490
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:16 am
Cars: 00 Civic (Stock)
Location: Central CT

Re: Finally got another car

Postby bk7794 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:05 pm

Amazing how terrible the gearbox is in the winter. I've done some research and many people complain about getting locked out of first and second when the gearbox is cold. What's funny is sometimes I get locked IN first gear. Makes for some sticky situations. Like almost getting T-Boned a few times because of it.

Watkins - How's your gearbox. Especially over the last few weeks?

For anyone saying to warm the car up..I let it warm up for a few minutes.
2000 Honda Civic EX 5 Speed
Volvo S60R 6 Speed

User avatar
AHTOXA
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 14582
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:31 pm
Cars: '16 Ecoboost F150
Location: Coppell, TX

Re: Finally got another car

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:37 pm

bk7794 wrote:Amazing how terrible the gearbox is in the winter. I've done some research and many people complain about getting locked out of first and second when the gearbox is cold. What's funny is sometimes I get locked IN first gear. Makes for some sticky situations. Like almost getting T-Boned a few times because of it.

Watkins - How's your gearbox. Especially over the last few weeks?

For anyone saying to warm the car up..I let it warm up for a few minutes.


Warming up the car by idling doesn't do much to warm up the gear oil in the trans.

Not much that you can do about the issues, outside of changing the gear oil. I've had good luck with Redline stuff before, but it's been a while. What I do remember is that it made shifting better on a trans with a lot of miles and worn syncros.
'16 Ecoboost F150
'12 Suzuki V-Strom 650
'17 Trek Fuel EX8 27.5+
'08 Giant Trance 1 (old school 26'er)

IMBoring25
Moderator
Posts: 3274
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:01 pm
Location: OK, USA

Re: Finally got another car

Postby IMBoring25 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:40 am

A clutch release system that's not fully effective when cold could also be contributing. Make sure the fluid is full and clean. Also try shifting into another gear first and then immediately into first.

User avatar
bk7794
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 1490
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:16 am
Cars: 00 Civic (Stock)
Location: Central CT

Re: Finally got another car

Postby bk7794 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:09 pm

Hmm I don't think its the clutch as a 1-3 shift works alright.

I've heard good things about the redline fluid as well. I'll definitely have to change the fluid if I plan on keeping the car. Though this was kind of one of those purchases I did just because.
2000 Honda Civic EX 5 Speed
Volvo S60R 6 Speed

IMBoring25
Moderator
Posts: 3274
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:01 pm
Location: OK, USA

Re: Finally got another car

Postby IMBoring25 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:26 am

If the clutch were dragging a little when it shouldn't, that could exacerbate issues with the lower-gear (hardest-working) synchros.

If shifts are equally bad with the engine off and clutch released the clutch is probably not a significant factor.

Rope-Pusher
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 10553
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Cars: '08 Jeep Liberty
Location: Greater Detroit Area

Re: Finally got another car

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:22 pm

IMBoring25 wrote:If the clutch were dragging a little when it shouldn't, that could exacerbate issues with the lower-gear (hardest-working) synchros.

If shifts are equally bad with the engine off and clutch released the clutch is probably not a significant factor.

Hey, stop exacerbating on this site or you'll have to get off!

Multicone synchros are more sensitive to cold trans fluid because they have a lot of surface area and more restricted path for flinging-off excess fluid. Most likely to find them on the 1-2 synchronizers, but some boxes use them on 3-4 as well. I've even seen triple-cone on 1-2, and double-cone on 3-4. Hardly ever used on 5-6.
'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"

User avatar
potownrob
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 7157
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:35 pm
Cars: '16 Golf TSI SE
Location: Dutchess County

Re: Finally got another car

Postby potownrob » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:34 am

not sure what gear oil/lube would work best in your tranny (paging sir watkins??), but i found amsoil gear lube to work well in my maxima's finicky tranny. i changed it out every 20k miles, that tranny would get mean otherwise.
FÜR DIE FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!


Return to “Members' Cars”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests