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Date Registered: 08-2008
Location: Mornington Peninsula,Victoria
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Manual - hard to select first gear sometimes


As the title says, I find 1st difficult to select sometimes, particularly after being in reverse. Had the dealer check it at the 1000km check but they said it might just be a bit stiff because its new.

Its quite annoying, generally when it won't go into 1st i put it into 2nd and then back into first and its ok, but all this takes time when you are reversing out onto a busy road for example.

Anyone else have this kind of problem?


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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Re: Manual - hard to select first gear sometimes


My Triton won't go in 1st unless I'm stopped lol.

It might be stiff like the dealer says.

I used to drive my Dad's Toyota Hiace van. It never went in reverse unless you went in 4th first.

Do you need to take off in 1st in the TD Exy? I find I'm starting in 2nd most of the time unless I'm on an incline.

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Date Registered: 07-2008
Location: Perth, WA
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Re: Manual - hard to select first gear sometimes


Can't say I have had any issue getting into first at all - in fact it is quite slick.

John

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Date Registered: 08-2008
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Re: Manual - hard to select first gear sometimes


Hmmm...must be just mine then. I'll leave it till then 10,000 service (which i'm getting to quite quickly, 3000km down now) and see how its going then.



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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Re: Manual - hard to select first gear sometimes


It sounds to me like when you come from reverse, the selector isn't releasing enough to engage first gear.
I would probably wait another 1000kms then if it is still doing it, take it back to the dealer and demand that they look at it.
If it is stiff it should be ok by then.
But if not, you'd probably be doing more damage leaving it for the 10000 service.
Tony

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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I test drove a T31 Diesel today and the gearbox felt particularly slick with no hesitation selecting any gear.
 One thing that I did notice was that the clutch had a very abrupt take up point, that is there was not much in the way of a progressive feel as you let the pedal up, rather it just went from nothing to fully engaged in an instant. I did get used to it after a while but I was just wondering if that kind of abrupt take up is a chracteristic of the car or maybe just the one I drove.
I have to say I came away very impressed with the vehicle - that diesel engine is an absolute gem.
Glenn.

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Date Registered: 07-2008
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Hey Glen,

It's the car, I've test driven two different T31 diesels, and both were the same. My wife and I got used to it pretty quickly though.

Cheers,

Chris.


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Date Registered: 07-2008
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Re: Manual - hard to select first gear sometimes


Took a mate for a spin the other night and after 15 mins gave him the driver's seat.

First comment - oh it's manual, so not sure if that is a reflection on my gearchanging or the smoothness of the clutch/box.

You get used to the short clutch engagement very quickly.

John

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Thanks for that - it's just one of those little things you quickly get used to.
 My test drive was my first ever drive in an Exy ( I'm still getting ready to buy) and what an impressive vehicle. I could not believe how well the suspension smooths out our crook NSW roads. Not a single squeak, creak or rattle to be heard and that beautiful torque monster engine / 6 speed gearbox are a lot of fun.
The other think that really impressed is how smooth and quiet the engine is. There is a tiny bit of a note when accelerating, which I think is quite nice , and barely any vibration. My last diesel ( about 20 years ago) used to practically shake your fillings loose when idling, with the Exy there is not a hint of any of that "tractor" type behaviour.
Did I mention I was impressed?
Glenn.

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Date Registered: 08-2008
Location: Mornington Peninsula,Victoria
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Re: Manual - hard to select first gear sometimes


I concur! The clutch does seem abrupt when you first drive it, but I got used to it very quickly. And yes generally my gearbox is slick too. But just sometimes, first gear just won't go in.

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