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Robin
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I had an overdrive unit fitted last year to my vitesse mk 2 gearbox. Everything works fine but I've noticed that the gear change is much stiffer after the engine has warmed up - maybe after 10 miles or so of driving. Is this normal?

 

Also, is there an easy way to top up the gearbox oil or do I have to remove the housing from inside the car to get access?

 

Thanks

 

Robin

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many cut a hole ( bid enough to get the hand in) in the tunnel up by the clutch pedal so you can hang uoside down , loose your glasses under the pedals and remove to top up the gear oil from inside the car, 

 

you can make up a simple rubber or flexible cover to screw on after,  there are large rectangular or round grommets available but not all fit the tunnel contour

I used a old truck mud flap which is useful for all sorts of reinforced flexible odds and sods

 

 

after youve check the clutch is clearing ok  check also the greasing of the  spherical ball and its socket, under the gear lever gaitor

 

these can drag,seize when hot 

 

Pete

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