will this mod work for my 1997 R 620GSDI?
Royally fed up of difficult gear changes!!!!
Will the 416 UJ work as well?
Escuse the Qs but I have tried 3 diff linkages , none lasted long!
97 GSDI Turbo `N`LUVINNIT
Yes, provided you do not have other issues like a dragging clutch or worn clutch slave cylinder, that 600 Diesel has a PG1 gearbox like the 620ti with the Rover engine.
Before cutting anything, ensure that there is sufficient clearance between gear change linkage and the nearby stabiliser bar. Study the picture in my earlier post. Here it is again:
It's on the third repsonse in the thread.
Then compare what you will need to do to your car to reproduce as closely as possible the various original angles so that there is no conflict (contact) with the nearby stabiliser bar. After careful measurement, it may be that on your car there is no need for that little offset crank to be welded onto the end of the linkage.
So you can see what to look for, here is a picture of early and later (right) gear linkage univeral-joints (U-Js
) from 620ti. I believe the Diesels share the same parts. These U-Js
wear with use and age.
However, they don't ALL wear quickly. I removed this one from a 1997 124,000 mile 620ti in a local breaker's yard and there is hardly any wear in the U-J....
I also removed the actual gear lever from the breaker car. That will receive a 'Quick-shift' modification. When fitted to the modified U-J it provides one of the best gear changes ... ever.