Like the vast majority of Mondial/308/328 owners, my car has never been fond of engaging second gear when stone cold. I've read tons of period articles and spoken to countless Ferrari mechanics, and this problem has existed since these cars were new and no real solution has ever been found...until now? After getting my car's clutch, throwout bearing, flywheel, pressure plate, pilot bearing, rear main seal, and other assorted seals replaced, my car suddenly has no problem engaging second gear from stone cold. Prior to this most recent workorder, I also replaced the shift shaft seals, had the linkage aligned, changed the gear oil to redline NS, replaced the bushings, and the clutch slave cylinder. I don't know what combination of the above (if anything) and the most recent service conspired to cure my car of the second gear problem, but I am deeply intrigued. I am also wondering if the time my mechanic put into the above jobs resulted in a better setup than the factory effort and resulted in a car more closer to the true specs than the factory. I mean, maybe the factory production methods allow for looser tolerances that causes some installations to be slightly out of spec. If so, it could explain why F-cars such as Newman's 308 were also cured of the second gear problem once the entire mechanism was overhauled. Any thoughts?