My calibra turbo had a new clutch fitted before I bought it. Reverse gear is an absolute b... to get sometimes. I'm hoping that its just the gear linkage incorrectly set up.
Can anyone help with the correct procedure for this.
Many thanks for the replies to my previous posting on transfer boxes. If I'd had this information a year a go it would have saved me a lot of grief. Interpro in Bristol supplied me with a pre '92 box as an exchange box for my cally turbo
Many thanks guys.
setting up the linkage on a calibra turbo is a pain, its a very tight adjustment between 6th and reverse, and takes good amount of time skill to get it right...some ppl have sacrificed 6th because they couldnt get both.
This is my second Cally turbo. Both were notchy finding first but apart from this one refusing to go into reverse sometimes I've never had any probs with the other gears.
However does anyone have the setting up procedure from the Vx workshop manual?
Perhaps you should drop mr. NotNormal a note, he was extremely helpful recently when I needed some instructions to change the clutch.
I don´t know exactly what my m8 did when assembling my car, (gearbox and all was out) but it still does both reverse and 6th just fine - so it should be possible! I´ll ask him tomorrow if there was a trick to it.
anyway if you look down the back of the engine to the gear rod you will see a 13mm bolt (should be a captive nut) if you place the gearchange in neutral and slacken the bolt.
moving the gearchange towards rev will give you 5th&6th and towards 5th&6th will give you rev,
moving towards 1st will give you easier 2nd 4th 6th.
moving towards 2nd will give you easier 1st 3rd 5th.
I had to reset the linkage on my F20 after modifying the gearshift quite substanially - the procedure described is quite obvious once you take the time to figure out the relationship between g'box actuator & gearlever - all that's needed is a nugde a few mm in the right direction, nip up the bolt again, try it, repeat & adjust as necessary.
can be frustrating though as you get the gear you were aiming for, but realise you have just lost another