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Re: Finally got another car

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:42 pm
by bk7794
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?

Re: Finally got another car

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:39 pm
by watkins
You live so very close to the eEuroparts headquarters. I use them almost exclusively. Then again Ive been drinking with the owners/main staff.

Re: Finally got another car

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:05 pm
by bk7794
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.

Re: Finally got another car

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:37 pm
by AHTOXA
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.

Re: Finally got another car

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:40 am
by IMBoring25
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.

Re: Finally got another car

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:09 pm
by bk7794
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.

Re: Finally got another car

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:26 am
by IMBoring25
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.

Re: Finally got another car

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:22 pm
by Rope-Pusher
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.

Re: Finally got another car

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:34 am
by potownrob
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.