Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
When I bought my Super from NL it had a seriously bad 2nd gear syncro. Adding Redline NS gear definitely helped but, as expected, didn't solve the problem If you have a bad 2nd gear syncro it helps to know how to double clutch. Then you won't get grinding and you'll amaze your friends with your dexterity . . .
The real difference came when we installed a close-ratio transmission I had sitting around for a long time. I've driven Alfas for many years but had always used generic 90w gear lube. Changing to Redline NS made a significant difference in a 'box with fresh syncros. The best thing I can say about the Redline gear lube is that there is a discernable difference in tactile feel going up or down the gears. The Alfa gearbox uses, to quote an old manual . . . "Porsche style balk-ring design" syncros. Simply put, there is a lot less "balk" with the Redline lube in the 'box. The result, especially when down shifting, is a much easier operation. Double-clutching into 2nd, which I do as much for fun and street-cred as for saving wear and tear, is much, much easier. Redline NS rocks!
Jim . . . '72 Super 1300, '70, 1750GTV, 2nd series,
'62, Lancia Flaminia Zagato3c, 2nd series