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Old 10-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
san rensho
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami florida
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Why rebuild? A bad synchro is no big deal, just learn to drive with it. The tranny will last 100k miles or more with a bad synchro.

If it grinds on a downshift, just learn to double clutch. I can do a money shift on a tranny with a dead synchro if I want to, not that I would. Any one who has had an Italian car can vouch for this.

If it grinds on an upshift, try this. When you go shift from 1 to 2, right before you shift, with your foot off the clutch, pull down gently on the shifter towards 2, not too much pressure, keeping the light pressure on the shiftert, push the clutch in and it should go right in.
Current car

2000 Boxster 2.7l red/black

Previous cars

1973 Opel Manta
1969(?) Fiat 850 Convertible
1979 Lancia Beta Coupe
1981 Alfa Romeo GTV 6
1985 Alfa Romeo Graduate
1985 Porsche 944
1989 Porsche 944
1981 Triumph TR7
1989 (?) Alfa Romeo Milano
1993 Saab 9000
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