Not arguing for or against whether it should happen but in my car, when cold, I just make the 1-2 shift slower than usual and hold the shifter against the left side of the "gate" more firmly than usual as I shift and there is no crunch or grinding.
I do the same.I'll admit that it is kind of a don't care situation for me as I am always being very careful and baby-ing the car anyway through the warm-up process. So it is always first to third when cold.... maybe the first few minutes of a drive. I think if I drove more frequently it might get old but doesn't seem to bother me now.
Come on Nardo.... Tell us how you really feel! All these little problems bother you so bad that you bought four of them? LOLI agree..but you and I seem to be the only ones concerned. Everybody else here passes it off as "typical" or "expected". Funny though, I am a used car dealer and I drive many, many standards each year and none grind or crunch. I have an 01 Dodge pu with a 5-spd and 105K miles...no crunch. Had many Ford Rangers, full size Ford pus, Chevy S-10s and full size Silverados, Focus, Escorts, Cavaliers, Corvettes, 350Zs, Miatas....yada, yada yada...no crunch. I still think a $160K car shouldn't do it, hot, cold or otherwise. Period.
Shelby I only posted that just so you would respond!Come on Nardo.... Tell us how you really feel! All these little problems bother you so bad that you bought four of them? LOL
Every vehicle of any make has it's issues. Bring me any car ever made by man and I can find things that are not "perfect". At the end of the day, just enjoy it for what it is.
True that the NSX was tested extensively and the benchmark for the GT - but it was mostly in the design of the shift cables to achieve the pinnacle of smothness (NSX) which is also a shift by cable design.Kind of funny that I've since learned the GT was using the NSX transmission as a target to match/beat.
The nannie skip shift is far from a requirement - but it could be a ploy to improve measured fuel economy on the EPA test cycle and reduce or eliminate the gas guzzler tax. My GT's window sticker shows a $2100 guzzler tax. Personally, I'm soooo glad Ford didn't try to mess with the shifting!!!BTW, how did Ford avoid the nannie skip shift??
Just have the car warmed up before the event, sitting around for 15 minute of less I believe 2nd gear will still be easier to find. Test this out before getting on the line. If I drive for about 1/2 to mile the problem goes away.my GT has troubles getting into 2nd when cold too. this would present a real problem for anybody who wants to drag race their GT at the strip or a 1 mile top speed shootout because when you pull to the line your gearbox is almost always bone cold. how are the racers on this site getting around this problem???