Re: Selespeed reliability?
Selespeed gets a lot of bad press but its not always justified, though it certainly has its fair share of problems, but consider its a hydraulic actuating system mounted onto a manual gearbox.
Personally I have had years of fun with mine, replaced the pump only (pump motor brushes wore out) with the selespeed system, but had to have the gearbox rebuilt when a bearing went (circaŁ1200 inc clutch/service).
My point is that when the gearbox failed it 'appears' that its the selespeed system thats at fault (lost gears/wouldnt change gear etc), but, it was the manual gearbox that caused it - the selespeed system was and always has been fine (phew! - found a bit of wood to touch).
Search on here for peoples opinions, just remain open minded as to the root cause of the problem, not the symptoms.
Personally, I love it!