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I have an odd question. I recently (last month) purchased a 6sp MT and cannot easily shift from 5th to 6th gear. When I shift from 5th, I have to bring it down and go to the right just a smidgeon before it will go down in to 6th. When going from 6th to 5th, it's fine. Has anyone else had this problem? Am I doing something wrong?
 

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I always shift into the centre neutral slot before engaging any gear on down or up shifting ... You might want to try that, it's much more smoother.
 

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It's a bit tricky getting into 6th, it's not just you or your instance of the TSX. I've even read Road & Track reviews where they've had trouble until they got used to it and they drive cars for a living.

Don't worry about dropping it into reverse because there is a transmission lockout that won't let it happen while you're driving. Just pull down and right in one continous motion. My last car was only a 5 speed so that motion going into 6th was definitely foreign to me.

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Noel said:
I always shift into the centre neutral slot before engaging any gear on down or up shifting ... You might want to try that, it's much more smoother.

No need to do this. You may also be causing undue wear and tear if engine revs drop too low in between shifts.


Just shift smoothly, that's the key. You aren't going to wear out synchros in a modern transmission if you're driving reasonably (at least you won't unless there is a problem! :eek: ).
 

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jlynne1122 said:
I have an odd question. I recently (last month) purchased a 6sp MT and cannot easily shift from 5th to 6th gear. When I shift from 5th, I have to bring it down and go to the right just a smidgeon before it will go down in to 6th. When going from 6th to 5th, it's fine. Has anyone else had this problem? Am I doing something wrong?
I also find you have to move it a smidgeon to the right, but you get used to it.
 

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Ferg said:
No need to do this. You may also be causing undue wear and tear if engine revs drop too low in between shifts.
I forgot to add ... "Rev-match/double clutch".
 

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The problem is your orientation to the gear box. You in fact need to pull it down straight for the gear box, but because of your seating/arm position, you will actualy pull left naturaly thinking it is straight down.
 

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That's a good point as well. :thumbsup:

The Spoon shift shifter assembly kit can probably improve that.
 

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Noel said:
I forgot to add ... "Rev-match/double clutch".
Rev-match/double-clutching is only applicable when downshifting. When you downshift, the lower gear is spinning faster than the engine, which is why it is helpful.
 

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jlynne1122 said:
I have an odd question. I recently (last month) purchased a 6sp MT and cannot easily shift from 5th to 6th gear. When I shift from 5th, I have to bring it down and go to the right just a smidgeon before it will go down in to 6th. When going from 6th to 5th, it's fine. Has anyone else had this problem? Am I doing something wrong?
No such problem here. My shift is one smooth motion going down directly from the 5th gear.

This is my first 6 speed as well. :)
 
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