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    Car got stuck in gear briefly! mk5 astra

    been meaning to ask this since last weekend but forgot.

    last saturday we were doing the long drive to silverstone. i may have been doing 90 average for about 2 hours and when i left the exit lane to the services for fuel the car wouldnt disengage 5th until i had slowed to about 20. the gearstick moved about halfway out but wouldnt disengage. havnt had any problems since. any ideas what the cause could be? i was wondering if the gearbox might have got a bit too hot and the clutch stuck to the flywheel or whatever it pushes against.

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    could have gotten too hot, or have you checked the oil as it night be a b low as that seems to do it !
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    iv only had the car 1 year and iv never seen any leaks. thought it might be the heat

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    I would say check your oil, the high gears are located higher in the box so suffer first when the oil gets low
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    Where abouts in silverstone did you sit. We were at Club and got great view of Lewis doing donuts right in front of us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannywrc View Post
    been meaning to ask this since last weekend but forgot.

    last saturday we were doing the long drive to silverstone. i may have been doing 90 average for about 2 hours





    i think you mean 70 average.... depending who's looking at this thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by piperm View Post
    i think you mean 70 average.... depending who's looking at this thread
    I bet he meant 90KMH

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    ill check the oil on the weekend.

    didnt make the raceday unfortunately but we were in copse a platinum stand for the qualifiers opposite red bull in the pits.

    erm yes i meant 90kph officer

    there was still loads of people flying past me like i wasnt moving

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