as the title states...
I am having issues with my shift linkage / tranny, and was wondering wth could be going wrong. When I bought the car a year ago the shift feel was some what "notchy", but I only felt it every 1 per 1000 shifts, so i wasn't too worried. Also, I read a C&D review of a similar year 225 /6M and one of the test drivers complained of the same thing, again settling my worries. However, the issue has become more and more frequent, and on some occasions the shifter has refused to enter the gate (particularly from 2nd to 3rd, 4th to 5th, and sometimes reverse) and must be very firmly placed in to the gate. Any ideas?
665xx miles on the car
Last oil change: 2xxx miles ago
Extended Warranty coverage
Seems to be aggravated by inclines, large weight transfers during acceleration / cornering
Miles on tranny
Miles on clutch (clutch feel has never changed / deviated from normal)
Miles since last tranny flush
Miles since last haldex service
Miles on mounts
Spoke to a friend who said it might be my synchros, but he has only ever driven rear-wheel cars and direct shifting, never any external linkage...
Any help / advice would be greatly appreciated