Flaps? What flaps?
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: United Kingdom
My gearbox was just like this after my new clutch 30k miles ago...
I tried swapping the gearbox oil, molyslip, cleaning up the gear selector mechanism, re-bleeding the slave cylinder etc.. Nothing ever really helped it.
I certainly find it eases when everything has warmed up nicely... I also find that if I go into third gear first with the clutch depressed, I can find first much easier..
Gearbox is smooth as butter with the engine off....
Almost feels like a slight draggy clutch causing difficulties finding gear when stationary, but the car doesn't creep forward at all when held in gear with the clutch depressed.. By the time I really understood it, I'd covered about 12k miles so was far too late to take it back to the garage!
I suspect a slight misalignment inside the bell housing, or something sticking up and turning when it should be stationary.. Doesn't feel too serious, and I've found a way of managing it...
Let me know if you find anything, as I'll be interested to know!