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I have the following problem on my 1997 Omega V6.

When cold it is very difficult to select any gear, I have tried the trick of selecting a higher gear then into first or reverse but this doesn't do the trick.

After about 5-10mins of driving the gear changes are smooth without a problem.

The gearbox oil was changed amount two months ago with Vauxhall provided fluid.

Any ideas? Is the clutch on the way out?
 

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It sounds like the disc is sticking on the splines when it is cold. Don't think you can do anything without removing the gearbox.

It might just go away - if you are lucky.
 

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One remedy could be using fully synthetic gearbox oil, this has helped several japanese cars that tended to have sticky shifting when cold (here up north it can be -35 degrees in the winter..)
 

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I have the same problem but reversed.
When its really cold, like -20C and the car is cold the gears work great. But when its a little warmer or the gearbox is warm its very hard to get it into a gear from standing still.
I usually push it into 3rd or 4th and release the clutch just a little, and then quickly into 1st or reverse while the car is moving slightly.

I had the gearbox oil changed at a Opel service place, but it didnt make any difference. I dont know what they put in there, but I would think they should know what theyre doing.
It feels like the oil is too thin or the clutch needs tightening...
Can that be done? I think someone said its a hydraulic clutch.

Surely it cant be too bad since its working well when cold?

This is a manual MV6 3.0 -95 from germany
 
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