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I have problem changing into 2nd and 3rd gears, both up and down.

I have tried double de-clutching, dropping engine speed between changes, etc. Would Molyslip in gearbox help? Also where is the filler?

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Check shift linkage at top of trans make sure it is lifting enough

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Sounds like a problem with the sycros. You could try draining the box and filling it with 75/90 syn gear oil, a gearbox additive wouldn't do it any harm. I think they hold just over 2 ltrs.
Unfortunately if that doesn't work a second hand or a new box is going to be the only cure.
In a manual gearbox there is no filter. The filler should be half way up the casing. Not sure what type of bung is used.

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