Dodgy gear linkage?
There is a couple of problems with my gearbox.
1) When you change up through the 'box, all is fine. When coming back down it sometimes crunches when going into third.
2) Engaging fith gear can be a little stiff sometimes. The other day I could not get it into fifth at all but after a couple of goes it went in.
The gearbox oil has been changed recently so (hopefully) does it sound like the linkage needs setting up? If so, how do you do it with the drill bits again?
its in the haynes, but if it crunches then that could be the box, not the linkage
Oh, don't say that
I thought it might be a little crunchy because the linkage is out slightly?
well not really, worth a shot of course, but downshifting into a crunchy 3rd is always the beginning of the end
luckily f20s are cheap
I'll give the linkage a shot anyway and start hunting for an F20
Third does only crunch after a bit of a thrash and seemingly above 60-70mph. Under 'normal' driving it is fine.
your linkage does sound out tho, adjust it as per haynes, it takes 2 to do it well tho