Well, I'd certainly try the easy and inexpensive things first. Of course it could be in the gear box. And various possibilities within the box. Just how often is this happening? Occasionally, evertime?blackchopper said:so it only down to oil then ?its no fault with the gear box?
Now I am not sure here but is it not possible both of you have a clutch adjustment problem?DGM said:My 99 does the same thing, always has. To engage 1st gear you have to hold the shift lever down and partially engage the clutch. You will feel it go into gear. it won't slip out after that. It takes practice.