Just turned out onto State line road heading back to the office in first gear. Stood on it around the corner, quick shift into second gear and hear a BOOM! No more 2nd! Also has this really neat noise which my phone doesn't capture very well.
Thought of something a few minutes after it blew, I heard this weird noise when sitting at a light earlier last week that sounded like a ticking. Press the clutch in and it goes away so I wrote it off as maybe a loud throwout bearing. Kind of sounds like the gearset for 2nd came apart inside and is rattling around. First, third, fourth and fifth gears all engage and you can totally drive it like that... with the horrid noise attached..
There's a guy parting a 10AE on M.net, he had an offer on the 6-speed but you might see if the guy doesn't follow through.
Sounds exactly like my 5-speed. Blew it up at 200whp, fast 2-3 shift and the gearbox sounded like a bomb went off inside it.
Fast 2-3 shift? Whats that??
I had a POS short throw shifter for a little bit that I believe might've bent something out of whack on the 3rd gear fork perhaps. If I'm quick shifting from 2 to 3 it'll go into the gear position but will not engage 3rd gear however go back to neutral and slip it into third... all is well.
Fun while it lasted and thank god it wasn't the torsen. *knock on wood*
I somehow blew out 2nd when in 4th in my 99. The damn thing let loose when I dropped from 5th to 4th and punched it. **** was soo fucked that when I was limping it home, I'd coast to a stop and the gears would get jammed and lock the rear wheels (with the shifter in neutral)....it took a good clutch dump to un stick it and get going again. I rolled with no 2nd for a week and it eventually got stuck in 4th.
I blew my first 5 speed NA. It had 190k on it though. It made whining and squealing noises for a while. I was going up a hill in 5th. Clunk.... rev limit. I shift to 4th, it held for a minute, then died. The secondary shaft broke in half because the secondary shaft bearing died.