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Notchy into 2nd gear - 2005 4.2TDi


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In the last week or so ive noticed going into second (either from 1st or 3rd) has become notchy - It never grinds, but just doesnt feel smooth.

Ive read elsewhere (you all know where) that vmx 80 may help, but thought I would ask here to see if anyone has had any recent experience with this.

Ive only owned the car since late May, and have no idea what oil is in it - Its only got 108000km on the clock.

Any help appriciated.

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Mine has always been notchy particularly if the gear change isn't timed right aka the synchros need more time. I use Castrol Syntrans 75W/85 oil and it is/ seems the same as before, presuming it had a factory oil in it. However is it worth the try especially if you didn't follow "used car purchase 101" and didn;t change all the fluids/filters straight after purchase.

I have never found VMX-80 claims to be true on my other cars (Holdens) so technically speaking those gearboxes have design issues than if they need to rely on special oil to shift properly IMHO.

Cheers

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Sweet - I will get this stuff in ASAP and advise on the result. Im not keen on spending big money on gearbox repair for a car only 108000km old.

Rumcajs - I didnt do oil swaps etc as the car was purchased from a friend - So I was fairly sure it was looked after.

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I'm sure the gearbox is fine, perhaps it is just the oil. Mine is terrible when cold, I skip shift second gear if I can.

I did notice when giving the engine more revs (3000-3700) before changing the notchy shift is no more but when I try to keep it on the torque band the second gear especially it is very noticeable.

I'd guess this is just another Nissan thing among myriads of other f-ups, mind you my misus's i30 (td) is outright terrible no matter what temp or revs when shifting to second gear. Well know issue apparently. I count to 3 before get to next gear to alleviate this shyte.

Cheers

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