I’m not particularly mechanically knowledgeable, so I’m hoping someone may be able to help me with this one.
I had to duck out at Brands Hatch as I was having trouble getting the Exige into gear around the track. Dave kindly bled the clutch and checked the gear linkage to no avail, and I found a bit of flat ground, stuck it in reverse and no movement - so no clutch drag as far as I can tell.
So the symptoms which appear only when driving (gear selection is ok when stationary with the engine running) are:
- Difficult to engage gear, especially when changing quickly down the box
- ‘Clunk’ from rear of car when changing quickly - seems to be a bit of a jolt as well, but can’t be sure (it’s an Exige!)
From working on motorbikes I would guess at a gear selector fork or synchromesh if the clutch is ok.
Any suggestions before I ask Sinclaires to replace the clutch?