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    difficult reverse selection

    Starting to find it difficult to engage reverse gear.Is there any adjustment to be made.Car is B6 avant 130 se.

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    Do you find it difficult to engage 1st also when stationary, does it grind when you try to select reverse?

    During the cold weather its not uncommon to have difficulty engaging gears on a lot on manual gearboxes, usually 1st, then 1st to 2nd, just due to the gearbox oil being cold.

    If it does grind on reverse and doesn't want 1st either the clutch could well be dragging (not fully disengaging), best to get that sorted asap as it will put unnecessary stress on the syncromeshes
    Mark

    2001 A4 TDI 130 SE, takes me to work
    2011 Suzuki Alto SZ4, tootles the good lady around
    1992 Replica Cobra 4.6V8, makes lots of noise...
    and gives you neck ache, and isn't for sale anymore...
    1949 Ferguson TED20, moves things that I can't move
    1959 Massey Ferguson 35 TVO, thats two ticked off the list...
    Lucky the good lady likes tractors...

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    mines always a bit notchy when its cold sometimes hard to go in to gear too once warm its fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu_m View Post
    mines always a bit notchy when its cold sometimes hard to go in to gear too once warm its fine
    Same here, on my Cobra I used Castrol SMX-S in its gearbox, made a hell of a difference... 1970's british technology there though, not quite on ze germans level..
    Mark

    2001 A4 TDI 130 SE, takes me to work
    2011 Suzuki Alto SZ4, tootles the good lady around
    1992 Replica Cobra 4.6V8, makes lots of noise...
    and gives you neck ache, and isn't for sale anymore...
    1949 Ferguson TED20, moves things that I can't move
    1959 Massey Ferguson 35 TVO, thats two ticked off the list...
    Lucky the good lady likes tractors...

 

 

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