Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Elizabeth, Colorado
Calling all AX-15 experts
Here's my question/dilema.
I had my AX-15 rebuilt when I was doing my engine swap. I have just never really been happy with the shifting.
Basically the symptoms are that when I'm shifting with 3500 rpm or more, I can feel and hear the synchronizers engaging gear to gear. They're not grinding, but I can feel it through the shifter and can even hear it with my loud exhaust.
If I double clutch or shift under lower revs, this does not happen and it shifts smoothly.
When I took it back to the tranny shop where I had it rebuilt the guy told me that since I'm running full synthetic (Royal purple synchromax) I will have noisier shifts and that it's shifting normally.
So my question is: Am I just paranoid? How noisy is noisy with synthetic? I've typically been of the mind that even with light oils you shouldn't be hearing the syncrhos.
'90 YJ, 4.0L, Old Man EMU, 2.5" Body, 33" BFG A/T, ARB front and rear, 4.56 gears, Superwinch 9.0c, Mastercraft rubicon seats