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    Quote Originally Posted by DistortedSouls View Post
    There is a garage called honda hq based in cannock. I've been advised to go there and get it checked by them as I've heard they are honda specialists.

    It's 21 deg c today not sure if weather plays a part...
    let us know how you get on at HondaHQ. it's on my bookmarks as a place to try - far closer than Dream or TDI.
    temps definitely make a difference. much like the feel of the car between winter/cold engine and summer/hot engine.

    as others have noted, clutch up and down to retry always seems to fix it for me. what i'm thinking is the gears aren't that well designed in how they mesh between changes. when you get half engagement, it's like the gears can't mesh. clutch up & down and the gears will move slightly and engage at a different point. It's the only honda i've had this on (4th one now, maybe last). reverse has always done it from new for me, which includes 2 clutches & gearbox repair.
    FK2R Mods: Remus cat-back, Remus Responder, K&N Panel Filter, Girodisc 2peice discs, Carbone Lorraine RC6e Pads, HEL oil cooler, TDI-North Intercooler, HCTR Brake Cooling Ducts || Audio: stock + Audison APBX10DS sub || Summer: OE 19" wheels, 255/35r19 PS4S & Cup2

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    All,

    Thanks for all the replies. I have tried all the things suggested but they don't seem to work.

    Putting into reverse first time seems sporadic but definitely after the car is parked overnight it never seems to fall in nicely.

    There are too many variables to find out under what conditions I'm having this issue.

    The only way I can definitely get it into reverse is clutch down to the floor put into 3rd and then it slips into reverse ok.

    I'm going to get this seen my honda hq will keep you guys posted.

    Appreciate the replies. Cheers

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    All,

    I messaged honda hq this afternoon and I got a response.

    They said there is nothing they can do and suggested that I keep doing what I'm doing putting the gear into 3rd and then into reverse in one transaction. That's what works for me.

    They did mention if its never had it's gearbox oil changed then that could help but said don't bet your money on it.

    They said honda gearboxes are like this generally, so it is what it is.

    Hope this may put a close to others who have a similar issue.

    The main thing for me is there is nothing to worry about.

    Thanks all those that replied to my thread

    Cheers

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    some honda boxes then.... or maybe it's just the new stuff. 1.5LSI civic, '95 vtec prelude and '00 s2000 never had issues, but thats at least 15 years between them and the FK2.
    i do get a sense of 'weight' in the gearbox. seems to prefer slightly slower shifts than the s2k did and almost like it's waiting for the gearbox momentum to slow down (bear in mind i'm SMF and not using stock clutch/flywheel).
    FK2R Mods: Remus cat-back, Remus Responder, K&N Panel Filter, Girodisc 2peice discs, Carbone Lorraine RC6e Pads, HEL oil cooler, TDI-North Intercooler, HCTR Brake Cooling Ducts || Audio: stock + Audison APBX10DS sub || Summer: OE 19" wheels, 255/35r19 PS4S & Cup2

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    Experienced the Op's reverse lockout this morning and it reminded me that I actually have experienced this quite a few times in the past but thought nothing of it, It's like you're against something solid.
    I naturally did what I've always done and that's let the stick go back to centre and it slips straight in after that,
    It had been a while since I last had it but I'd say to the OP it's a normal niggle and nothing to worry about

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    I had similar problems which my dealer and Honda wouldn’t rectify, they tried to blame
    Me or previous owners and then couldn’t reproduce it, even though another
    Dealer already had a look and said there were problems.

    1st gear wouldn’t always engage going from neutral for example at lights, you would have to keep the clutch in and then go into 2nd or 3rd to then get into 1st.
    2nd would occasionally grind if for example you were changing as going around a roundabout so turning when changing,
    4th gear wouldn’t engage sometimes when coming down the gears 6th>5th>4th, had to coast into a roundabout before now.

    I did find that between the gears is a little slot that the shifter can end up in but I’m fairly certain it wasn't this causing me a problem.

    In the end I got an FK8 instead and touch wood for the last 5 months it’s been fine.
    2018 FK8 Civic Type R
    2016 FK2 CTR, 2007 FN2 CTR, 2003 EP3 CTR

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    i'm still somewhat early days with everything i've done... Xtreme clutch&SMF (Nov'1, all acuity shift bushes (1-2months) and uprated rear engine mount (1 week ago) have made shifts beautiful.

    not sure which one of those i prefer more as they all compliment each other. Acuity bushes are cheapest, then rear mount. Xtreme SMF not cheap but clutch will need replacing one day and it's eliminated the rev hang the FK2 has so something to seriously consider.
    FK2R Mods: Remus cat-back, Remus Responder, K&N Panel Filter, Girodisc 2peice discs, Carbone Lorraine RC6e Pads, HEL oil cooler, TDI-North Intercooler, HCTR Brake Cooling Ducts || Audio: stock + Audison APBX10DS sub || Summer: OE 19" wheels, 255/35r19 PS4S & Cup2

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    All,

    I have great news on this issue.

    I went for my 4th year service and went to Honda hq in cannock.

    After telling them the problem I had over Facebook some time back they decided to change my gearbox oil for me in the service.

    My gear changing is no longer notchy and my gearstick slips nicely into the gears now way better than before.

    It's also quiet when changing gears. I've only had it done today but it's made a massive improvement. I recommend it if you have a similar issue.

    I will have to wait till the winter to see if it's made that big step improvement but as of today it's made a massive difference

    Well happy

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    give it a few weeks before you decide it's definitely fixed it. had oil done in mine but problem re-occured a few weeks later after the 'shine' of the new oil was taken off.
    FK2R Mods: Remus cat-back, Remus Responder, K&N Panel Filter, Girodisc 2peice discs, Carbone Lorraine RC6e Pads, HEL oil cooler, TDI-North Intercooler, HCTR Brake Cooling Ducts || Audio: stock + Audison APBX10DS sub || Summer: OE 19" wheels, 255/35r19 PS4S & Cup2

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    Good point! I spoke too soon had 1st gear lockout today on a 10 minute run in town.

    Epic fail. Damn! Still smooth gear changes but I'll monitor it

    Cheers

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