ever since the V8 conversion, whenever I select reverse, The T5 crunches before it goes into reverse. The only way to prevent this sometimes is to fiddle around, ie select 3rd, 4th and push the cluutch in and out a few times etc before putting it into reverse. In all other gears there is no such problem, drives fine on the open road and in traffic.
Im suspecting a stuffed reverse syncro. if this is the case, how long can it last before "party over??"
MM I think it maybe a T5 thing. Mine does it and my mates does it aswell. It doesnt do it all the time but sometimes it doesnt want to engage reverse at all. Best thing to do is select second then go for reverse, works everytime and will save your box.
THE ONLY SUBSTITUTE FOR CUBIC INCHES IS FORCED INDUCTION
Im certainly no T5 expert but ford workshop manuals say to depress the clutch and wait 5 secs to engage reverse gear.I would say that this gives the input shaft enough time to stop turning, effectively making the box think the engine is off - Try it and see how you go.
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Originally posted by xf351gt to start off with, there is no syncro on reverse gear in any manual boxes. if it has been doing since an engine change maybe the new motor is idleing too high?
Not true!. The later T5s have a 'synchro' type thing that hangs off the back of 5th gear (on the cluster, if I remember correctly), so that when the lever is pulled toward reverse it engages and slows everthing (the cluster gear and therefore all the other gears) right down so reverse can be engaged without crunching. My EF box had one of these in it and never crunched into reverse. When I fitted an earlier box it all started happening again.
Originally posted by Great White Im certainly no T5 expert but ford workshop manuals say to depress the clutch and wait 5 secs to engage reverse gear.I would say that this gives the input shaft enough time to stop turning, effectively making the box think the engine is off - Try it and see how you go.
Thanks Gt. White.
I wait 5 seconds with the clutch engaged, put it in second, then reverse, and hey presto - no crunch....did this about ten times and problem solved - must be a T5 thing - thanks guys
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