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by pressonregardless
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission intermittent whirr sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

Re: Transmission intermittent whirr sound

Test drive went great! Shifting was a bit smoother with the new GL-1 in the transmission. I appreciate ALL of your inputs. Brad Artigue: since owning the Spider in 2008 I have always used a hesitation between shifts, especially 1-2 upshift! I suspect that syncro takes the worst beating. Also never r...
by pressonregardless
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission intermittent whirr sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

Re: Transmission intermittent whirr sound

Yes, the foam boot was in place, but in average shape. I'll be ordering a new one from AR. Ended up changing the transmission, rear end, and engine oil. Transmission (Napa GL-1) was about 10 years and 20K old. Slightly dark from new, a few very fine brass grains on the plug and pan, no steel ! ! So,...
by pressonregardless
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission intermittent whirr sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

Re: Transmission intermittent whirr sound

Today put the Spider up on jack stands and began an inspection. Found some PO added extra "rubber matting" for sound-heat control and over the years, it slowly slipped down and was "grabbed" by the flex disc (Guibio). It looked like it was formed out of a floor mat, cut to fit under the foam rubber ...
by pressonregardless
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission intermittent whirr sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

Transmission intermittent whirr sound

Went for a two hour drive to explore this weekend. Turned down an "old vintage road" no painted lines, one lane bridges, extremely bumpy, seldom used and dropped my speed due to the rough conditions, mostly 2nd gear and bottom of third gear speeds (30 mph). So bouncing around violently at times, aft...