(Archie, cover your ears)
I took my new baby out for a rip this evening, as I've done many times in the past couple of weeks. The roads were twisty and hilly, so plenty of gearchanging going on. She's never missed a beat on previous runs but midway through today's run, it suddenly became very difficult to engage any gear except 4th and 5th. The shift action felt wrong; taking much more effort than normal and when it DID go in (especially to third) it didn't feel like it had gone in properly- the positivity wasn't there.
I pulled in and let the car cool down for a few minutes, and 2nd and 3rd started behaving more normally. First and (especially) reverse are still giving gyp, though.
I'll go and check how they're behaving when the car's cooled down some more, but I was wondering if anyone else had encountered this behaviour? Could it be that the gearbox oil overheated? There are no drips from the car, so it is highly unlikely to be low on gearbox oil.
The engine's temperatures and oil pressure remained rock-solid as usual throughout. The workout wasn't THAT punishing, so I'd be surprised if it was due to the 'box overheating, but I can't think what else it could be due to.
Any advice very welcome!
Oh, and somebody tell Archie he can uncover his ears now