Agreed. This is common with all manuals. In fact, it happens with Auto's as well. First thing in the morning now that its cold, when placed in Drive there's a noticeable knock into gear - only happens when the car & weather is cold. (Unless someone tells me this shouldn't be happening, my first winter !!)boogyman said:Yup, since the first winter of ownership. Of course my other manuals have done this too. It's just the matter of the oil in the transfer case being heavy and thicker when it's cold. Nothing to worry about.