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Weak synchro on 2nd

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by audinary, Jan 27, 2009.

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    Since having my car, I've noticed that 2nd gear can be very recalcitrant until I've done a couple of miles, then I assume the oil is warmer as it slides in more easily.

    It hasn't got any worse though since Ive had it. Do I assume that's a common thing and one to live with? Alternatively, how easy is it to replace the synchro?
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    Its common mate, an oil change can make it a bit easier
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    Izzy1 Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    i have the same problem with mine.
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    Running fresh synthetic gearbox oil will help.

    As for replacing syncros, not an easy, DIY job, requires a complete tranny tear down.
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    now there is a word you don't see often on here [applause]
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    Thanks all, I shall give her a transfusion during my service next weekend.

    JCB:- sometimes I surprise myself
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