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Old 09-19-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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WOOT! I Made it Into the Club!

First to Second @ 4500 and CRUNCH!

1800 easy miles on the tranny until today.

I am going to hammer the piss out of it till it fails completely and then demand carbon blockers during the rebuild.

-Funk
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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First to Second @ 4500 and CRUNCH!

1800 easy miles on the tranny until today.

I am going to hammer the piss out of it till it fails completely and then demand carbon blockers during the rebuild.

-Funk

will most likely void future warranty.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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will most likely void future warranty.
That would be the least of my worries.

-Funk
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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That would be the least of my worries.

-Funk
Good to hear you're not too torn up about it! And we agree... warranty, schmarranty.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:15 PM   #5
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Agreed. I knew going into this that the 2nd gear grind was a very real possibility. The good thing there are a couple of different options to remedy the situation.

-Funk
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:40 PM   #6
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trans grind

Had same problem with m6 until i installed Hurst shifter and changed the oil to Mobil 1 full snythetic. Next thing to do is replace the line from the master to the slave for a quicker release of clutch.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:47 PM   #7
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Factory Hurst shifter here. Original GM fluid still in it. Got a good service manager and get to see him on Monday.

Rumor has it the 2nd gear syncro for the 2012 has been updated so I will know more Monday.

Could be the way I am shifting but I have been driving manuals for 25+ years.

I took it out today and made a couple of 4000+ rpm's with no issues.

-Funk
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:20 AM   #8
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Throw in 4 qts of Royal Purple Synchromax. Every one that I have done that to has improved.

A little bit of 2nd and 3rd gear crunch when cold seems to be the nature of the beast with these trans. The RP lube improves the cold shifts a bit. And avoiding high rpm fast shifts when the trans is cold, especially with a short throw shifter. The short throw magnifys the gear grind by trying to make the shift faster.

I drove a '12 the other day with a Hurst short throw - very notchy, I didn't like it all even the clutch felt different - stiffer. Got back in my '10 with the base shifter and RP Synchromax lube - shifts much smoother.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:30 PM   #9
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The crunch only happened to me once and the trans wasn't warmed up yet. Get the hash mark on the temp gauge closer to 180* and try it again. 4500 isn't even high.

Hasn't happened to me since. Finger's crossed...
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:01 PM   #10
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I spent a bit of the weekend hammering the crap out of it and not a single grind in the bunch. I did make sure the tranny was up to temp this weekend. At this point I am going to call it a one off and attribute it to driver error.

I will be swapping the tranny fluid out this weekend for some Redline D4.

-Funk
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