MidnightInGotham wrote:Thanks again for the feedback! The squeak has only happens twice, once accidentally and once when trying to replicate. Try it with the car off, clutch in and put it into 4, put some sideways pressure (I'm probably putting too much) and go into 5. If it keeps going I'll bring it up, also the car has a free 30 day checkup on Saturday so I might point it out.
I think this gear box is pretty good in terms of gates, feel, and engagement. The only gear I've ever grinded was in reverse and that was self inflicted and not the cars fault. Reverse gear has always felt extremely mushy to me and I'd just err on the side of caution when it's cold out- I sometimes have a problem putting it in all the way. 1st and 2nd is a hard upshift because it requires balance with the clutch and you're also playing with rev hang. 4th to 5th is the opposite problem because it naturally is taking you longer to move the lever (you're probably taking time and care) and the revs drop underneath the desired amount. This plagued me for a good month or two and I myself asked for advice here even in regards to it. Like I said though just try and be quicker and "preset" your movements. As soon as that clutch goes down start moving out of 4th (scrape to the right) and get it into 5th which will feel like the glove box and you can pretty much lift off the clutch fairly fast. If I know I took too much time I'll add a touch of throttle to re-rise the revs upon engagement. If I could do it... anyone could get it down- but it did take time!