well mines an S and it crunches... I'll do it gently and see if it works better.abs0lutely said:My MCSC has never done it, but then the MCS is 6-speed so a slightly different gearbox.
The 2005 MINI ONE I had as a courtesy car last week crunched something terrible!
Perhaps that's the real bonus of the S, a gearbox that doesn't crunch
dee said:hello all
i have a october 2004 mini cooper convertible and i note that the gearbox more often than not crunches when put in reverse
Is there something wrong with my car ????
Yea, nearly all cars are unsyncro'd in reverse so you can't throw it in there when moving foreward. The Cooper S actually has a syncro on reverse. I guess that's why they made it high effort to get the shifter all the way to the left.lmassauk said:It crunches cos theres no syncromesh on the reverse gearing. So you have to wait for the gears to aline properly.
The lead in does help though!
Loads of cars do it. Its a common occurance.
No need to worry, or blame yourself! Does sound a bit crap in a car park though!!