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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #1
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OK here's a thing ...went to Iraklion today 2 and a half hour drive each way..On the way back about 20 mins into the trip on the main road doing about 95 to 100 kph my Idea popped out of top gear ... I lifted off the throttle and dropped into 4th with no problem ....We got home without it jumping out of gear ...I tried to make it do it...with the gas hard down up hill in 5th ..and it never popped out ... so was this just a one off ... any one else had this glitch ?I seem to remember I had a Mini that did this years ago ....but I was never happy with a gearbox in the sump ....
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Re: My Idea ...

Could just be a loose or worn gearbox mounting causing it to pop out of gear, maybe after a bump in the road or perhaps linkage cable has stretched. Also, have you checked gearbox oil level is ok? If none of these, could be a sign of something starting to go wrong with gearbox but hopefully not. Yes, I am old enough to remember this problem with the original Mini. Once drove over 50km with my foot wedged under the sloppy gear lever arm to keep it in 4th!
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Re: My Idea ...

Yeah thanks ...The gearbox oil is new and full ...and the gearstick action is smooth and precise ...not at all like a spoon in a bowl of custard like the old minis .. I might have a look at the linkage if I can work out how to get into it .....I has only popped out once.. so I'm hoping it's a one off and will never happen again ....fingers crossed ...
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