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Any one else experience this 914 quirk?

My 915 works just as it should - however - on occasion, for no apparent reason, regardless of whether the car is being driven calmly and smoothly or aggressively (not being abusive to the trans.), second gear cannot be engaged at all. The shifter feels like you're pulling it down against a hard rubber block and refuses to go further.

Double clutching doesn't change things. Shifting through all the other gears works fine in motion or at rest (reverse while at rest only of course). With the engine turned off, no change in problem. Double clutching down from 3rd won't work either.

I'll continue driving, occasionally trying to engage 2nd, and sooner or later it'll engage and operation is back to normal. This may happen twice in a day or once in four days. There's never any grinding of gears involved.

I suspect it's a 2nd gear synchro problem. I'm not a mechanic but it seems strange that this problem is intermittent and that I can't seem to find a way to purposefully cause it to happen.

Anyone?

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seems like bushings in the shifter mechanism might have broken and be twisting/blocking the shift. I'm no expert though.
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I had a 914 quirk once.....................
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I get no love from 3rd gear at times. Not sure why, but it usually happens at the end of a long straight entering a hairpin turn.

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