Join Date: Dec 2009
Drives: 2010 ceed sw2 and a bit BD59FHY
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Boyweevil, yes, that half second delay is called baulking. It is usually the delay time as the synchroniser ring spins up to speed to let the selector dogs drop into mesh. It is slower on the ceed, than on the picanto's and athers. Presume that you knew that all the gears are permanently in mesh and dog rings lock them in turn, to the input shaft. That noise when you mess up a gear change, that everyone thinks is the gears, is in fact the dogs trying to lock in. The notchiness is the feel through the gear stick as the linkage goes over the detents (the things that make the pressure that you feel as you push the stick from the neutral gate into a gear. and the clonk is something totally seperate. That is when I lift the clutch and something in the drive train literally 'clonks'. Hope this clears up the vernacular. or have Iconfused things even more.