Drinking too much
beer in Munich ;)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: I would rather not say
I had wondered about the oil when i got the current car a couploe of thousand miles ago.
Apart from a sluggish gear change, I've noticed that if I'm in reverse and quickly go from reverse to first(when stopped moving backwards), when i bring the clutch up in first i start going backwards in reverse again. Not all the time, only the times i don't go reverse to neutral and move the stick around in neutral first.
The other thing i've noticed is a lot of play where the gear change cable joins the gearbox control arm, looks like there's a plastic bush linking the two which either has intentionally large amounts of play or has a badly worn bush.
new oil might help with the reverse-first problem, but i think i need a new bush for the second.