2008 Vauxhall Vivaro 2900 115 Stiff gear selection

Problem added: Jul 26, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Not so much stiff, gear fork travel along the gear selector shaft moving the gear selector synchro hub not smooth , was contemplating oil change as i know that others have had similar problems and probably why on this model it stipulates fully synthetic 5/30 oil

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Car: Vauxhall Vivaro
Variant: 2900 115
Model Year: 2008

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whittingehame
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Jul 26, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
" gear fork travel along the gear selector shaft moving the gear selector synchro hub not smooth

"Have you got the gearbox stripped down to confirm this ?
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whittingehame
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Jul 26, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
" it stipulates fully synthetic 5/30 oil "

For the gearbox ????
Jul 26, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
" gear fork travel along the gear selector shaft moving the gear selector synchro hub not smooth

"Have you got the gearbox stripped down to confirm this ?
Hiya No, I haven't stripped it down , I can just feel that it's struggling pushing the synchro hub along the 1 st motion shaft, so i thought I would ask to see if anyone else had, had the problem, a bit weird as it's only done 4k since the oil change.
Tbh I'm too old and no longer have the facilities to tackle it.
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whittingehame
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Jul 26, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
No disrespect but I think you are getting a little confused on grade of g/box oil , and the fact that the synchro hub does not slide on the 1st motion shaft .
Jul 26, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
" it stipulates fully synthetic 5/30 oil "

For the gearbox ????
Yes, thats what is in there.
Apparently the oil does the engine and gearbox on this model. And it takes 7 litres.
Gearboxes on earlier models are separate, and the oil is 5/40
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whittingehame
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Jul 26, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Sorry I cant really help you as it is a vehicle I have little or no experience of .
Jul 26, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
Sorry I cant really help you as it is a vehicle I have little or no experience of .
No worries thanks for trying. 👍
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