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    hard to get into 1st gear

    Took my Z8 for a drive yesterday, sunny and 30 degrees out. I had a lot of trouble getting into first and second for about twenty minutes of driving, after which it felt normal again. Same thing today, but much worse- so bad that I put it back in the garage. Any ideas before going to the dealer?


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    Re: hard to get into 1st gear

    You need a thinner transmission fluid for winter driving.

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    or a warmer winter


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    Just move to SoCal. Sunny and 80 (02-13-06) :-)



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    Re: hard to get into 1st gear

    This behaviour is completely normal. Either shift carefully until the transmission fluid gets warmed up or change to a thinner viscosity fluid for cold weather driving as JOEA2 suggested.Grease Monkey

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