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Gear Change

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Wurly, Jul 8, 2020.

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  1. Wurly

    Wurly New Member

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    can anyone help please on my series 2a that has a series 3 engine as when i bought it,changing gear from 2nd to third is a nightmare,so bad that i have snapped a gear stick trying to get it out of second,i have been told it is me and the way i try to change gear,can anyone give me some advice please it has been this way since i bought it i have spent a lot of money on it as due to ill health am not able to do much myself i just need some help with what i have been told is sticksation never heard of it myself but when i bought it it was a gearbox from Paddocks so receipt sad any help would be great Thanks
     
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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried double declutching when changing from 2nd and if so does this make it easier?

    Col
     
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  3. Wildefalcon

    Wildefalcon Active Member

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    Be slow.
    When in 2nd gear, press clutch.
    Slowly move to neutral.
    Release clutch.
    Tap the accelerator once
    Press clutch in
    Move the lever to the 3/4 neutral
    Slowly let the gear lever into 3rd.
    It's a slow box, long throw lever.
     
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    tottot Well-Known Member

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    How is it with other gears ? fine, ok, not so bad but a little difficult and what about down changes. Try as Wildefalcon say's. Can sound hard but once learned is a useful skill to have and becomes automatic.
     
  5. Rodeo Joe

    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    With it stationary and the engine ticking over can you get all the gears whilst standing still?
     
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    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

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    the 3 selector shaft jaws have to be perfectly aligned to select any gear ,when in a gear the other 2 must be sticky or weak detent balls can hinder the shafts been fully located for this alignment and this would make selecting or coming out of gear gear stick breaking difficult
     
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    Check the oil level too, just in case. If its the orginal box then there's no syncro on 2nd. There is on 3rd but is half hearted. I take time over the changes and almost never change down from 3rd on the move, I either slog back up to speed or wait till i stop and go into first. My lever takes very little force so something is going wrong.
     
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    Is your problem when you try to get the lever out of 2nd or when in neutral moving into 3rd?
    If it's getting out of 2nd your clutch may be too worn/need adjusted as it isn't fully releasing or your selector shaft may not be moving far enough to release.

    If it's when moving into 3rd, try double de-clutching as Wildefalcon has suggested but don't throttle up when in neutral with the clutch raised. The idea is to lower the engine revs before moving into a slower rpm gear. Try listening for the engine reaching idle speed, just before it reaches this point, drop the clutch and move the lever into 3rd. If you are still feeling resistance, make sure you are first fully lined up with the 3rd gate (you should feel a notch that the lever sits in), if it still will not go in, check your clutch wear and selector adjustment.
    Is there any grinding as you try and move into 3rd? This would suggest the clutch as the culprit.
     
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    Snapped a gearstick!? o_O
     
  10. Bobsticle

    Bobsticle De Villes Advocaat

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    I doubt I could bend mine, never mind snap it. Even with all my errrr, ten stone behind it :oops:
     
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