Quote: Time being as tight as it is for me lately, I decided to change the gear-box oil to see how that worked out for me.
I had some GL4 for one of my other cars, so I pumped that in and added a bottle of friction modifier.
The difference was amazing. I used to have to double-clutch, coax, plead, and I'd still get some grinding in any shifts into 2nd and 3rd. Now, just a light hand on the lever will actuate the shift. ...
Just curious, but which 'model' V5MT1?
I followed instructions from the guys that rebuilt my new tranny last month and used 10-30 synthetic motor oil (Mobile 1, green cap) - no additives. Mine now shifts nice and smooth, too. I had the same problems with 2nd and 3rd shifts. Hopefully it's (mine) still the same in 8 months.
Something the shop pointed out was to make sure the clutch was adjusted correct and bled well. They said not having the adjustment correct and clutch cylinder well/correctly bled contributes to the above problem. Changing the oil/adding modifiers will help a lot sometimes and people will think the problem is solved but the clutch still isn't disengaging quite completely and that will contribute to quicker wear on the 2nd and 3rd syncros - especially 2nd gear.
Anyway, thought I'd pass that little tidbit on. That's my task for the weekend. As well as taking the bottom four bolts out of the transmission to transfer case adapter and putting RTV on them like I was supposed to when I put everything together a couple weeks ago. You wouldn't think they'd leak that bad.... Sigh.
-------------------- '97 Montero Sport LS 5-Speed 3.5L conversion
SAS Dana 44s & ARBs, 35" Yoko Geolandar M/Ts
NP231 B4R doubler/Terra Low231/RP 5.38 228:1
'03 Montero Sport Limited AWD
'97 Montero Sport LS 5-Speed 3-link/SAS project
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