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Redline MTL or MT90 to try and help slight 2nd gear crunch?


aaronr

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I'm in the same boat as you. 2nd is starting to crunch and I just refilled gearbox with MT90. Sorry to say it made very little difference. Hope it goes better for you.

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for me, Redline MTL made a huge difference for the grinding into 2nd issue. it has miraculously disappeared!

"Helmut" '73 2002 Touring ~ verona red :: sold march 2013 - so sad :(

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and shift slower! and double clutch - it aint your brothers E36

feelllll it into the next gear - don't JAMIT in

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I have this same problem...

- 1st to 2nd gear crunch (removed by double-clutching 90% of the time)

- Occasional 2nd to 3rd 'light' crunch

- Downshifting from 3rd to 2nd requires MAJOR patience/time to 'ease it in. Double-clutching doesn't help, so I don't bother.

What does this all mean? It means it's no fun rowing the gears as fast as you want to. It's like getting into the best strip-club w/o any money to spend.

I've sourced another 4-speed, but willing to try the fluid swap first. Is it worth it, or am I just delaying the inevitable?

.…”Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul...You've got to run like an antelope: out of control…”

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I have this same problem...

- 1st to 2nd gear crunch (removed by double-clutching 90% of the time)

- Occasional 2nd to 3rd 'light' crunch

- Downshifting from 3rd to 2nd requires MAJOR patience/time to 'ease it in. Double-clutching doesn't help, so I don't bother.

What does this all mean? It means it's no fun rowing the gears as fast as you want to. It's like getting into the best strip-club w/o any money to spend.

I've sourced another 4-speed, but willing to try the fluid swap first. Is it worth it, or am I just delaying the inevitable?

i never had the crunch, mine just started popping out of 2nd gear. Found a tranny in OR and just had it installed.

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If you change oil, go to a lighter, less viscous one. Synchros depend on friction to function.

Also, if you double-clutch properly you don’t even need synchros because you're doing the synchronizing.

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Which transmission?

the e21 5spd had moly synchros (major advantage) The older had a different synchros. If you call redline technical support they will ask what your synchros are made of. Brass Synchros and GL5 is a no-no

http://www.metricmechanic.com/catalog/getrag-identification-chart.php

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manufactured on October 2nd, 1967

http://mybmw1600-2.blogspot.com/

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