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Offline garyskisplym

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1st gear
« on: April 12, 2011, 10:15:59 pm »
Has anyone had problems with getting there car in 1st gear??

Have had this problem afew times only seem to happen when s/s activated. It will start the car again but have to lift the clutch slightly then push gear shift again to engage 1st. This does not happen everytime thow.

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    Re: 1st gear
    « Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 10:50:44 pm »
    Mine does it occasionaly.

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    Re: 1st gear
    « Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 11:21:24 pm »
    Ok glade it's normal.

    Just new to this hot hatch, turbo new car thing and worrying I'd broke it
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    Re: 1st gear
    « Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 11:25:55 pm »
    Quite a few complaints on Alfa owner regarding the QV and first gear, same box as the Evo, mine was a little rubbish first few hundred miles, kept popping out, well not quite going in, seems fine now, no issues with stop start, only when cold does it still feel a little ropey, a double depress on the clutch or drop into 2nd then first seems to sort it.
    « Last Edit: April 12, 2011, 11:43:30 pm by sandys »

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    Re: 1st gear
    « Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 10:27:05 pm »
    Glad I'm not alone  >:(

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    Re: 1st gear
    « Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 10:40:25 pm »
    Get in touch with the dealer as it may be a simple linkage issue, my Alfa GT had problems going into first all the time and the dealer fixed it, I don't feel my APE has a problem as it goes in slick when warm.

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    Re: 1st gear
    « Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 10:46:47 pm »
    Going to do long run this weekend and see what it like after that.

    It is only when cold and its not a big issue just annoying when it does it.

    Out of interest how long does gearbox take to warm up because will do it when car warm.

    My dads Mazda 3 had 20k on clock and that still did not like going in 1st when cold so i know it can be common.
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    Re: 1st gear
    « Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 11:07:16 pm »
    Should be a good temp after 10 miles or so.

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    Re: 1st gear
    « Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 11:08:23 pm »
    Thanks sandy means mine only does it when box oil not up to temp then :)
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    Re: 1st gear
    « Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 01:49:51 pm »
    Mine does the same, but it is normally first thing in the morning.
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    Re: 1st gear
    « Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 02:12:16 pm »
    mines has improved loads, not given 1st a thought  now there is a few miles on it, still don’t think it’s the best box and will put it in to get checked I think, perhaps suggest a gear oil change as its noisier than any gearbox I have ever owned, that’s what most of the Italian APE owners seem to be doing.

    Shame really as its probably the only thing that lets the car down, everything else is pretty good, the engine is a cracker.
    « Last Edit: May 17, 2011, 02:18:18 pm by sandys »