As February winds down and spring will soon be upon us, we are very excited for what 2018 has in store for Gaswerks Garage and thrilled to share it all with our fellow enthusiasts!
Recently, customers have been asking questions regarding grinding gears and where this problem stems from. In short, the transmission is where the problem can be found, but when diving deeper the problem is more complex.
When shifting, you are engaging the gears which then use “Engagement Teeth” and a Syncro to perform the shift. Without these parts, drivers would be required to double clutch and rev match when shifting, a processes that is tedious and difficult. Depending on the level of usage and wear and tear an owner puts on the car, there can be damage to these small but yet vital parts of the transmission. As time goes on the teeth can be worn down, giving the driver the grinding feedback while shifting. It is a common misconception that it is the gears themselves that are grinding when in fact it is the small engagement teeth pictured below that are causing the sensation.
At Gaswerks Garage, we are capable of fully restoring these small pieces and alleviate the grinding sensation. By restoring the transmission, drivers can also make sure that there are no leaks or other issues with the essential part.