<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by RicksAlfas:
<strong>You don't think you just tried to change gear too fast?? 20mph into first needs a gentle caress. If the synchro is wearing a bit (not sure how many miles you have done) such a change will deteriorate over time....
Double declutching lessons coming up!!!
Has it done it since??</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">No, it was a routine I perform at least 3 times a day, and there was nothing different about it at all, except the crunch of course wink . I was braking from 20mph too, I wouldn't slam it into 1st at that speed, I imagine the stick would snap!
The car has done 76000 miles and as I said a new clutch assembly was put in at 72000.
The synchro's are wearing out, as it is difficult to engage 1st/2nd when the engine is cold (first couple of minutes).
And no, its not done it since! Yet...touch wood