No, it was definatly in gear properly when it jumped out - with a bang and a shudder that shuck ( sp?) the whole car.
I'm pretty sure there is a weakness in some of the earlier boxes. I look at a QV once with a "gearbox fault" . There's an occasional clunck coming from somwhere when taking up slack in the drivtrain too.
How the the hell so you spell shook, shouk, shuck????????? Bloody dyslexia.
Poor car thats all i can say.... i seen you drive.... jesus
My 16 v has ocasionally jumped out of gear, but always becasue ive been a bit limp wristed putting it in gear.... a few gearboxes up at howards place brother !!!
reverse is a straight cut non sycromesh gear so the only thing it could be is the selector fork but thats a steel fork on reverse so i dont think its that either.....
i would look at the gearlinkage pivot on the steering rack or maybe an engine mount.