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Old 07-03-2006, 01:14 AM
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914-6 Shifting Issues

What if any difficulties are encountered in shifting the stock transmission on the 914-6? Including upshifting, downshifting and specifically which gears were problematic?
 
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The -6 had a tail shifter.. The best factory shifter is a 73 /up side side shifter
 
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The -6 had a tail shifter.. The best factory shifter is a 73 /up side side shifter
OK, but my question is for anyone with experience with shifting in the 914-6... Were there any problems with shifting? If so, which gears?
 
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My - 6 no issues with the tail shifter. If you want to AX I'd suggest up update to side shifter
 
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Lots of things can lead to poor shifting on 914 tranmissions. Is this an original 914-6 or a 6 conversion? Check the linkage - sometimes bushings get worn and leave some play. Is clutch fully disengaging? Those are two non-transmission issues that sometimes make the car very difficult to shift. If its a conversion car you might want to see how the linkage was modified. I have seen some real hack jobs.

If its a transmission problem. 1st gear is a common gear to lose in a 901 transmission.
 
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Grantsfo, Do you have any other pics of your car. It looks great. Love the color
 
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It really depends on what you are doing. Do you have a problem you are trying to solve? Or are you looking for a problem on a car to see if it is ok? On the tail shifters, they are kind of sloppy like a hooker, but that can be fixed up a bit with a bushing kit and clutch adjustment. Or, you can change to a side shifter but not a good idea if you are trying to keep one orriginal. Mine is a tail shift with a good bushing kit in it and it workd fine, but it's no Mazda Miata!
 
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No real problems shifting, but the tails shifters are vague and sloppy like a hooker. Are you trouble shooting a problem on your car, or looking for problems on a car you want to purchase? You have two basic options to help the shifting feel out, a good bushing kit and clutch adjustment, or switch it ovet to a side shifter. If you are trying to keep it stock, go for the bushing kit. Mine has new bushings and shifts just fine, but it's no Mazda Miata!
 
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