An update on the transmission and searching for some info and help on some issues.
It has been just under 500 miles since installation, and I am having some problems shifting that I need to solve. I'm hoping the wisdom of the forum can give me some insight.
First, the good:
Reverse, 3rd and 4th gear are all fine.
No popping out of any of the gears at any time.
No whine from the transmission, pulls on hills, etc.
It is often very difficult, if not impossible, to shift into 1st or 2nd without considerable wrangling.
Some typical scenarios to explain the issue:
Scenario #1 - Reverse out of driveway. Get into 1st without an issue. Into 2nd without an issue. Full stop. Try to go into 1st. Instead, the transmission goes into 3rd. (Colin: this happened to us on our test drives and continues, sometimes). Full stop. Get into 3rd gear, clutch still engaged. Rev engine. Put in neutral, disengage clutch. Try to get into 1st. No dice. Go into 2nd, and with clutch still engaged, get into 1st.
Scenario #2 - Full stop. Try to get into 1st. No dice. Try to get into 2nd. No dice. Get into 3rd, clutch still engaged. Rev engine. Put in neutral. Get into 1st, with difficulty. No crunching, but it is not smooth.
Scenario #3 - Full stop. Try to get into 1st. No dice. Get into 2nd, clutch still engaged, get into 1st, easily.
Scenario #4 - Need to downshift from 3rd to 2nd in anticipation of a turn. Slow to under 20mph. Attempt to get into 2nd. No dice. Full stop. Put in neutral. Attempt to get into 1st. No dice. Go into 2nd, and with clutch still engaged, get into 1st.
The most frustrating part is these scenarios happen 75% of the time, but not always. So I don't know where to begin. Are there adjustments I can make? To the clutch?
Thanks ahead of time.