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Quite stiff when cold

Quite stiff when cold

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cliffords

Original Poster:

635 posts

73 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Selection of gears that is, once all warmed up much better although has never been silky smooth.
Gear selector is a bit of a push to engage gear when cold.
Warmer seems better, fluid full.

Is this the start of a marvellous gearbox out adventure ??

David

phazed

13,622 posts

110 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Dam, I was expecting something else smile.

collingbroon

382 posts

97 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Mine is the same, I'm convinced its got worse in the last 6 month or so, it's only in 1st I find it happens, but like you say once warm it's better.

Dischordant

570 posts

107 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Similar ..but then I also felt the same in my previous boxster s - I just assumed it was how chunky gear boxes were?

dvs_dave

4,609 posts

131 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Can also be symptomatic of the clutch slave cylinder seals starting to fail due to slight clutch drag. As things warm up the piston expands in the cylinder tightening up the seals so the clutch can fully disengage again. You'll be alright for a while yet but it'll get steadily worse until it's time to change it. smile
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B3NNL

962 posts

74 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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'Fraid so guys frown Mine started the same last October and got steadily worse, until July when I ended up getting the slave and clutch replaced and it turns out that the gears are actually all quite accessible and will slot in very quietly and nicely when its all running properly.

cliffords

Original Poster:

635 posts

73 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I have removed the two washers from the stop under the pedal. The bolt still has the nut and the rubber stop, and all seems easier to change. Jacked up car and no drag, so I will give it a go for a week or so and lets see what happens.
In effect I have increased the throw by about 3mm.