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Old 06-06-2008, 08:38 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ttoyoda View Post
If it comes to that it might be worth trying different fluids, I used to use dextron in a 1982 toyota starlet manual transmission that was supposed to use 90w gear oil and was always hard to get into first gear.
The Suzukiclone transmissions also have weak 2nd gear synchros. My first one ground going up & down through 2nd. When I switched from 70w90 gear oil to a much lighter oil (approx 5w30 weight) the crunchiness lessened dramatically. Not perfect, but good.
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