3rd gear problems
gday all, im new to the forums but ive been reading posts as a guest for a while now and im impressed with the size of the knowledge base here at ford forums, good stuff guys.
but i have a problem, it didnt really occur to me until tonight whilst cruisin with a mate
he drives an AE92 corolla (91 model) and i have an EA falcon S MPFI, and a couple of weeks back whilst havin a bit of fun onthe highway, we were cruising in 4th - we both drive manuals, in a downshift to 3rd to jump ahead a bit, i found that he kept up with me for quite a while, both of us being in 3rd, until we shifted into 4th and he was a dot in my rear vision mirror :D
but ive noticed that i have little to no compression in 3rd and that all my compression comes from second, and it also seems that there is more torque in 4th than 3rd?
at 80km/h cruising in 4th i can pull through to 100km/h with ease (in the appropriate speed limit zones of course! hehe) simply by flooring it and it struggles to do the same with a downshift to 3rd.
is there something amiss here? or is this a common problem with the t5 gearboxes or the EA's??
any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated