The gearchange on my 2.5 went all stiff on me recently and I have finally found enough time to root out the problem. The stiffness was due to the coating on the outside of the cable inner becoming damaged and bunching up inside the outer. This caused additional friction and stopped the gear lever being able to be moved into 1st, 3rd and 5th properly. The thing is I'm not sure why it's happened. It could just be wear and tear (38k so it's possible), or could it be the heat from the front turbo melting the coating? I am doubting the latter as I would expect the covering on the outer to be affected aswell, so I'm leaning toward wear and tear as the root cause. Has anyone else suffered from this problem? I have had a new cable made for 1/3 the cost of the Noble part and all seems fine (well it is in the garage anyway). Any thoughts or input gratefully received.