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I own a 2001 156 Selespeed which has recently developed a `crunch` sound when changing up from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th. It only does it between these changes . This only happens when changing up. Its fine when coming down the gears. I have no loss of traction and it drives normally in all gears. Can anybody advise or has had a similar problem?
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My sele does this on 3rd gear only, but it does it going up from 2nd or down from 4th. In my case 3rd gear synchro ring is worn, due to long term contamination of gear oil by sele fluid (I was told the gear oil was changed following a sele actuator leak/repair, but it turned out it wasn't).
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Trouble with selespeeds is they change gear so fast if the syncro is going you have no chance it will crunch where as with a manual you can time the engine speed or do a slower gear change. Im old enough to remember and drive "crash" gearboxes with the need to double the clutch.
Fortunately the selespeed system was replaced some years ago, great concept flawed system.
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