2nd gear issue on 2.0ts spider
So anyway, I bought this 1996 spider with a known fault in the gearbox - 2nd wouldn't select. At first thought it was the gear selection rods but they all seem to be fine.
I can get 2nd selected with the engine off.
I can get 2nd selected with the engine on, and the clutch depressed.
When I let the clutch out (in 2nd, gently) there's a light crunch and the gear lever pops out of gear.
So is this -
Needs an oil change? (going to check the levels this week anyhow)
Clutch issue (unlikely I think since 1st and third work fine, but you never know)
Or is it the selector rods not pushing 2nd gear in far enough to engage?
Any thoughts gratefully received. pics of the guilty party attached (I hope!)