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PaulTWinterton

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It all started because I had a "notchy" 1st to 2nd shift. I had my gearbox rebuilt with new syncros etc. Gearbox is quiet, and shifting is great, except the notchy problem is still there. So I thought I'd check my clutch for leaks or slow response.

Opened up the pedal box and it was swimming in fluid, fibres, and other crap. THAT'S IT! IT'S ALL COMING OUT! 40 year old pedal box, CMaster, CSlave, brake master, and brake booster.

What's left but to clean and inspect for rust and stuctural damage from brake fluid. Luckily most of the mess was in the pedal box. Frame rail is solid and was only slightly devoid of paint and suffering minor surface rust.

Clean, clean, clean, sand, and paint. Now that's done I can put all my nice new parts together with my shiny rebuilt pedal box.

Unfortunately, might be another month. Back to the dayjob. :-(

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gearbox. The later 02 gearboxes with Borg-Warner style synchros were always notchy, especially compared with the earlier (but more fragile) Porsche style synchro gearboxes, but Redline will help a great deal--at least it did for my 73 tranny with the B-W synchros.

cheers

mike

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Ya know, I tried Redline MTF previous to the rebuild and there was no difference, other than my tranny was LOUDER (click/clack). That's when I decided on the rebuild.

I used an old established rebuilder, that has a history of work on BMW, Porsche, and Mercedes drivetrains. They turned their noses up at the use of Redline MTF. They believe that normal fluid is "smoother".

BUT, I will try Redline MTF again if the new hydraulic parts and a good bleed doesn't minimize my problem.

Cheers,

Paul

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..."i used an old established rebuilder,

that has a history of work on BMW,

Porsche, and Mercedes drivetrains.

They turned their noses up at

the use of Redline MTF. They

believe that normal fluid

is "smoother" = dat's what i've always been preaching

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