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Re: 5 Speed Synchros

Shannon Fenton wrote:
> Is the 5 speed in my 87 16V a fully syncroed tranny? The reason I ask is when I
> attempt to downshift into first while moving at the very least it grinds till I
> get below 5 mph. When racing this weekend it made a sickening thunk when I
> forced it in a couple of times to pull out of tight corners. I have the AGB tranny
> code running Redline MTL. 

Yeah, it's fully synchronized, but every single VW I've owned (other than my
bug!), even when new, hasn't wanted to go into first except at very low
Why do you want to downshift into first anyways?  Maybe in auto-x or
but in daily street driving, it really shouldn't be necessary.. if you must, I
suggest you double-clutch, with just a little practice, you should be sliding
that puppy in there like Slick Willy into an intern......... :0

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Kevin Collins
Huntington Beach, CA
'86.5 Scirocco 16V 2.0
'97 GTI VR6
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