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Is there any thing you can do to make the 6 MT shift smoother?
 

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Re: 6 MT (baxteR)

QBM mount?<p>Sorta like this <A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S60/Performance/Heavy-Duty-Polyurethane-Transmission-Mount/p-74-403-3330/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S6...3330/</A>
 

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Re: 6 MT (baxteR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>baxteR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is there any thing you can do to make the 6 MT shift smoother?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Scrap it and replace it with a unit from a Honda.
 

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Re: 6 MT (Sue Esponte)

Yep its called gear tronic.<br>Before you install please remove all male genitalia, wear clothes in pastel colors and ensure that all vocular activity is performed in falceto (sp?).<p>Otherwise wait till you get married, put on weight, move to the city (LA traffic) and you will quietly sit there remembereing the "good old days".<p>Enjoy your MT while you still can brutha!
 

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Re: 6 MT (58ford)

baxteR...I'm experience crappy shifting as well and I know my lower mount is shot. The recommendation for the QBM or IPD one is probably what you need. I was going to order one from IPD but they're out of stock until early May.
 

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Re: 6 MT (baxteR)

Man... Some harsh respones... (Honda) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> (Remove Male Genetalia) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> ... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> I have not driven all the cars out there but I have been behind the wheel of quite a few, hondas included... I find the S60R to shift pretty smoothly although the clutch release is a learnable feat to get used to for some... <p>If you are having issuses with it shifting smoothly then. 1. Have cables inspected and possibly adjusted. 2. As already stated replace the lower transmission mount. 3. If you are up there in miles I might suggest new transmission oil. 4. There are some plastic bushings that the shifter is supported by. As they wear shifter feel becomes sloppy. They are replaceable and will tighten up the shifter quite a bit depending on how bad the bushings are worn.<p>If you are refering to engagement then, you could be experiencing the beginning of mechanical failure or it is the typical, keep practicing response and focusing on being smooth... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Good Luck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 6 MT (baxteR)

In all seriousness, I've never found one to "not shift smoothly"<br>Even a couple of POS's I've bought and sold shifted just fine and these had miles.<br>The only one that didn't shift well was one with a <B>clutch issue</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 6 MT (JRL)

I replaced my lower trans mount recently and noticed a big difference. I am selling the one I took off, so someone can slide the poly bushing in, and if I hold one end and shake, it flops all over the place. When the bushing is bad, the mount might as well not even exist.<p>Get the lower trans mount! I had one on my first R and it is just a no brainer. Cheap and cleans up the shifts!
 

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Re: 6 MT (baxteR)

If you are talking about the actual shifting, i.e. the gear change event, it should be very smooth. WHEN, and note it is a capital when, the cables are adjusted properly, it is one of the smoothest shifting cable systems I have encountered. <p>Certainly motor mounts are important, but if there is binding during the gear change, the engine is at it's "rest" or non torqued over position, unless you are not letting off the accelerator during a gear change. Cables are used to allow for engine movement, to prevent binding. <p>Clutch engagement is a very different thing, but it too is very smooth if the disc is proper and the slave cylinder is not leaking.<p>I would take the time to examine, if it is the gear change, that is giving you diffculty, or the clutch engagement. Get you timing right. If there is binding on the gear change, it most likely is improper cable adjustment.
 

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Re: 6 MT (rogersampson)

Anyone have pics of the lower trans mount?
 

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<IMG SRC="http://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_products_large/3330.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>It's this guy, visible under the car towards the front center of the engine bay.
 

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Re: 6 MT (baxteR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>baxteR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone have pics of the lower trans mount? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>How about on the car?
 

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Here you go. It's visible on the left side of this shot (driver's side of the car).<p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3198922389_801c35605a_o.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 6 MT (T5 for Life)

Is that your car?
 

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How do you know if your trans mount is shot?? I checked my mount out today and it seems a bit manky.... but I'm not sure. It's got a bit of play, the car has 65k miles on it and it seems everyone is saying they crap out around 55k-60k.
 

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I only have 24K on mine.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MancUnited1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How do you know if your trans mount is shot?? I checked my mount out today and it seems a bit manky.... but I'm not sure. It's got a bit of play, the car has 65k miles on it and it seems everyone is saying they crap out around 55k-60k.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not sure...this is the third one I drove and all had around 40K on the odometer...the one I bought felt the best. Shortly after buying the car I went on a spending spree and the trans mount and upper engine mount were on the list. After the install the shifting were far more precise and direct.
 

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Re: 6 MT (Garnetmica)

that's my car baxteR. No, the angle gear is not rusted...it's the flashlight I had shining on it to highlight it for the picture. <p>Safe to say those things don't last long at all. Not so much mileage I think, but rather time and/or exposure to the elements.
 
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