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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:33 PM
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2nd gear syncro is gone

Down shifting is fine. Upshift requires gently letting the rpms drop and sliding it in. How long will I get out of it and what are the best options?

Thanks.

I'm drive it gently. Id like to just run it for as long as I can.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:45 PM
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My 94 has been that way for 30k and seems fine otherwise.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:00 PM
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Sweet!

That was the answer I was wanting.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:02 PM
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Mine started grinding about a week after the warranty expired.. that was about 100K miles and 13 years ago.. it's still grinding but I shift carefully, double clutch sometimes, and start off in second a lot.... guess I should rebuild or replace it soon...
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:28 PM
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Great .... a feature rather than another fault!!
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 09:20 PM
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I wouldn't say that. I like to keep up with my cars but I don't feel like pulling the tranny again for a couple of years.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 11:41 PM
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Mine started grinding about a week after the warranty expired.. that was about 100K miles and 13 years ago.. it's still grinding but I shift carefully, double clutch sometimes, and start off in second a lot.... guess I should rebuild or replace it soon...
I time mine perfectly and never hear a sound. Since I was the 3rd and 6th owner of it on the test drive for the repurchase (which, BTW, I had to walk home from) it was like an old friend and I remembered the timing perfectly (probably because that is how I drove the other two I have had in between as as result of learning to time it perfectly with the first D90).
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 11:50 PM
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my first to second has been that way since i bought it - just double clutch it - my mechanic says it is not a problem - and no reason to fix it
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BTW Redline MTL offers some improvement.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Thanks. I'll try that. I recently changed it and put in castrol synthetic but saw no improvement.
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Redline MTL and a cold morning my tranny is almost normal.

I have a tranny available to swap but I'll probably wait until I stumble on a good T-Case and do everything at once (I've had the tranny available for almost a year now). Like everyone else I'm just used to taking my time on the 1-2 shift. I was farting around with Charles' no clutch shifting move and it actually works nicely and keeps the revs higher but for overall driving I just use the clutch and pause for a moment. FWIW, I have added 11k+ miles since I bought it and it came with a bad 2nd gear syncro.
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BTW Redline MTL offers some improvement.
How good is the MTL in the LT77s when it is cold? My LT77 does not shift smoothly from 1st to 2nd when cold. Would you use straight MTL, or mix with ATF type F? Currently I am using 1 qt of B&M trick shift for ATF type F, and the rest ATF type F. Nice when warmed up.
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How good is the MTL in the LT77s when it is cold? My LT77 does not shift smoothly from 1st to 2nd when cold. Would you use straight MTL, or mix with ATF type F? Currently I am using 1 qt of B&M trick shift for ATF type F, and the rest ATF type F. Nice when warmed up.
I don't know as I have never run an LT77 in one of my own trucks for very long. People here seem to say MTL is fine for an LT77 as well and I would be inclined to try that.
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