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When engine is still cold, it's stiff to shift in gears. Do you have this?

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:59 PM
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When engine is still cold, it's stiff to shift in gears. Do you have this?

When I warm up my car for 2 mins and then drive, it's stiff to shift in gears (specifically 1st and 2nd gear) The temp being around 100. But when it reaches its operating temperature which is around 150-180, shifting is fine.

Does anyone know why this is happening?
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This is normal. Don't warm up your car. Start and drive off this way all parts are lubricated together.
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it's b/c the transmission oil is cold, and has a high viscosity. so yeah it's normal
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Absolutely, normal. My boxster does it quite a bit during the middle of winter here in wonderfull Illinois.
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Ok thanks guys for the input.
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Same with mine. I am looking at doing a fuild change in the very near future. I have 62k on mine. I have read this sometimes helps.
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Exacerbated by a SSK when cold.
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"This is normal. Don't warm up your car. Start and drive off this way all parts are lubricated together."

Is this really the appropriate method these days? I still warm up for at least 30 seconds even in warm weather.
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Warmup a bit, does never hurt.
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