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I find that when shifting into 3rd, and occasionally other gears, it does not shift in buttery smooth. Without knowing the technical difference between crunch and grind, it feels like a crunch. Basically there is resistance that I have to push past. It doesn't make any noise other than a slight metallic noise when pushing past the resistance.

I find this most often occurs when shifting at higher RPMs. When shifting at 2-3k RPM, it occurs much left often.

Since I bought the car used I'm not sure what tranny fluid it has but I'm thinking about trying Redline MT-90. Other than that, how concerned should I be about my tranny?

Thanks.
 

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I find that when shifting into 3rd, and occasionally other gears, it does not shift in buttery smooth. Without knowing the technical difference between crunch and grind, it feels like a crunch. Basically there is resistance that I have to push past. It doesn't make any noise other than a slight metallic noise when pushing past the resistance.

I find this most often occurs when shifting at higher RPMs. When shifting at 2-3k RPM, it occurs much left often.

Since I bought the car used I'm not sure what tranny fluid it has but I'm thinking about trying Redline MT-90. Other than that, how concerned should I be about my tranny?

Thanks.
Definitely try the MT-90 first, that has smoothed the shifting for a lot of people.
 

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MT-90.
 

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I find that when shifting into 3rd, and occasionally other gears, it does not shift in buttery smooth. Without knowing the technical difference between crunch and grind, it feels like a crunch. Basically there is resistance that I have to push past. It doesn't make any noise other than a slight metallic noise when pushing past the resistance.

I find this most often occurs when shifting at higher RPMs. When shifting at 2-3k RPM, it occurs much left often.

Since I bought the car used I'm not sure what tranny fluid it has but I'm thinking about trying Redline MT-90. Other than that, how concerned should I be about my tranny?

Thanks.
I suggest you also check out the threads in LT about the LETSLA replacement gear shift linkage. It made a huge improvement to the shift feel on my car.:shift:
 

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Cross gate cable is out of adjustment or is stretched and getting ready to break would be my guess.
 
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