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 Post subject: Re: Notchy gear action
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:39 pm 
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Mines the same, don't know about the new models? The best gear change l have is 4 to 5 don't know get much change to use it around town though.


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 Post subject: Re: Notchy gear action
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:18 am 
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Our 2008 was pretty grim on the gear change. Got a changer and cables from a later model and its a lot better. Ours was definaely worn. Make sure its well greased and the connections on the cables are free to operate and lubed. I heard that ones after about 2012 are better? Ours was from a 2013 I think. The gear change on this car is pretty nasty and cheap feeling but if you are a little forgiving with it then it does work fine. Its the impatient people with no mechanical understanding that just try ramming it into gear that have the most problems (like my daughter!). Ive found the original heavy gear knob is best as well rather than replacements.


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 Post subject: Re: Notchy gear action
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:43 am 
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The Mark 1 gear change always reminded of the very original gearchange on a (proper) Mini - which was a long 'wand' appearing out of the floor at the base of the engine bulkhead. My brothers Mini van (built in 1970) was like this and the gearchange verged on comical as it was sooooo vague.

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 Post subject: Re: Notchy gear action
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:18 am 
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I'm glad I saw this thread.

Having learnt in a 2019 Clio and then moving to a 2008 C1 I thought there was something proper dodgy with my gears.

1 can be a bit stiff to push into, like there's a two step clunk.
1 into 2 is fine.
2 into 3 takes a second.
3 into 4 is smooth as butter
4 into 5 can be hit and miss
Getting into reverse can be hit and miss.

I'm slowly getting used to its... unique... personality.


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 Post subject: Re: Notchy gear action
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:28 am 
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Couple of other things. You will struggle to get it into 1st if its moving. Has to be stopped. If it doesnt go into reverse easily, select 5th then reverse. Just be patent and dont force it. Make sure your clutch is adjusted so that the clutch is fully disengaged before changing gear or it will fight you.
I have also driven old Minis etc and other old cars wih diabolical gear changes so dont find this so bad. The problem comes when people pass their test in easy new driving school cars and then get into something thats a few years old with a little wear.


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 Post subject: Re: Notchy gear action
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:35 am 
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Thanks Simon :thumbs:


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 Post subject: Re: Notchy gear action
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:08 pm 
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tomhayes wrote:
I'm glad I saw this thread.

Having learnt in a 2019 Clio and then moving to a 2008 C1 I thought there was something proper dodgy with my gears.

1 can be a bit stiff to push into, like there's a two step clunk.
1 into 2 is fine.
2 into 3 takes a second.
3 into 4 is smooth as butter
4 into 5 can be hit and miss
Getting into reverse can be hit and miss.

I'm slowly getting used to its... unique... personality.


A Mk1 C1 is a great car, but the design is very 1970s in many ways, the mechanical clutch etc is very old tech, and takes some getting used to, the upside is its super fun to drive compared to more modern designs.

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 Post subject: Re: Notchy gear action
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:12 pm 
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would a 2017 TOYOTA AYGO MK2 5 SPEED MANUAL GEAR SELECTOR CABLES GEARSTICK LEVER fit on a 2010 Mk1 Aygo without modification ?


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 Post subject: Re: Notchy gear action
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:23 am 
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simonig10 wrote:
You will struggle to get it into 1st if its moving. Has to be stopped.

I started to have this trouble recently. And that`s how it is, I need to stop moving completely, so I could get into 1st gear again. Any ideas how to fix this problem and get back to normal? What exactly it is?
I also have a friend driving C1 who has the same problem for a few years and he got used to it...
Looks like it`s common on C1.


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 Post subject: Re: Notchy gear action
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:21 pm 
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Its as designed.

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