Hi guys, I know this topic has been discussed many times but I'm having a bit of problem with the gear change on my 2006 68k miles NC. It feels notchy/hard to put it in gear (1,2,3) sometimes and even when it's warmed up. I've seen some videos where people change gears like a knife going through butter.
I changed the gear oil to redline mt90 and it didn't make any difference. I filled the turret with gear oil (not sure how much) but the oil kept disappearing from the turret. I must have put 150ml in there and it wasn't staying.
I adjusted the clutch pedal and I think it made a bit of difference, possibly placebo.
Now if I change the oil again to Castrol Syntrans would that make any difference or am I just wasting my money?
mine was really bad, first and second gear were almost impossible without crunching the gears ,replaced the oil with this ford stuff as recommend by the guys on miata.net and it's been great since. the turret is not the same as the mk1 and 2 gearboxes the turret oil will drain down into the gearbox.
Some days it shifts really nicely, some days I want to push it off a cliff.
I've put it on jack stands in the garage and played with the clutch pedal adjustment. I was shifting gears while running, going under adjusting some more untill it felt a lot better. Drove it around town. Spot on.
Next day it was hell. I warmed it up drove it for like an hour and still shifted like the worst thing I ever driven. Later that day, turned it back on, drove to the shops and shifted a dream. What the actual f**k.
I checked, master cylinder, slave cylinder and no leaks. Do I have a dodgy gearbox? I've done everything I could find, oil, turret, shift collar. Help!!!
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Aug 13, 2019 16:04:25 GMT
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