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Old 03-14-2019, 09:33 AM
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I`m sorry. I didnīt quite understand. You mean to try getting into 1st instead of 2nd gear when downshifting from 3rd? Upshifts are not problem at all. Just down from 3rd to 2nd when cold.
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:18 AM
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Not all the way in not really a little in just a hint of going into 1st.
The thought is the synchro will speed up the gears a little to help it get into 2nd.

You could also try dubble clutching bringing the RPM up a little. Like you would if floating gears.
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Not all the way in not really a little in just a hint of going into 1st.
The thought is the synchro will speed up the gears a little to help it get into 2nd.

You could also try dubble clutching bringing the RPM up a little. Like you would if floating gears.
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That is correct. Just a little pressure on 1st gear, sometimes you can even hear the trans speeding up when you do this. Then drop it back to 2nd. It's sounds clunky and hard to do, but once you do it a few times it becomes second nature. I am sure it's a little hard on the 1st gear synchros, but you may be able to drive like this for years before having to go in and rebuild the trans.

So pull it out of 3rd, pull it toward your leg and then push forward for a split second and then pull it back to 2nd gear and then let out the clutch.
 
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:35 AM
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Ah, now I dig. Iīll try that and see.
Tried double clutching but just canīt get the correct feel to it. Either rpms too low or tranny gears spinning too fast. Just canīt find the sweet spot in between.
 
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:01 AM
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Hey, I tired that 1st gear thing you guys mentioned last time. It actually works fine. You just need to get used to it, like you said. Totally cured the issue.
Thank you very much for that tip!
 
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I had some cold weather issues with 80w90 GL4 oil. A bit of whining and stubbornness to change gears in temps < 10F. I later switched to SAE50 and the cold weather performance improved noticeably. It's still a tad stiff for the first few miles when real cold out, but I imagine that's a fairly normal characteristic.
 

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