Originally Posted by DaveM
If you do regular oil changes with good quality oil and your clutch and shift lever are adjusted correctly you should not have any problems.
You may need to look at your shift lever if your mechanic says it is fine and you are having a problem.
The Sprint gearboxes do not generally give trouble.
Dave I wonder why the gears are straight cut.
Aren't lots of gearboxes angle cut and quieter ?
They are certainly a solid sounding and reliable box, but many reports indicate the japs are better....wonder if they have angle cut gears.
got the answer...here 'tis
For anyone interested: Note how reverse gears are straight cut and the forward gears are helical cut. This is to allow the reverse idler gear to slide into mesh, if they were cut at an angle(helical) they would not slide into mesh. Anyone notice why reverse sounds different than driving forward? Well thats how, because of the straight cut gears. Race cars use straight cut gears because they are more efficient at putting power down. Helical gears are a lot quieter than straight cut gears.