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Thumbs up reduce your gear stick movement !!!!

I have just taken off the gear stick gaiter as I'm going to paint it black sometime and I wanted to see the back of it. Whilst it was off, I noticed that there was a lot of movement in part of the shift mech, mainly as your looking down on it, there is a bolted piece to the right hand face, as I moved the stick, it moved up and down, I've just tightened it up (10mm on outside and 7mm on inside oddly) and I must have reduced the movement whilst in neutral by 50% at least, it feels bloody fantastic . You can just see it in this diagram from Dieters EPC, on the right hand face. Well worth a check and tighten if you feel you have excessive gear stick movement. Can't wait for the run in to work tomorrow
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Top tip Pete. Might have a look at the weekend
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Might have to give that a go. bit of movement in the stick
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Sounds good to me Pete. Another centre console removal methinks
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I really can't emphasis the difference its made. I'll report back tomorrow when its been road tested
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Sounds good to me Pete. Another centre console removal methinks
No, remove the gear knob and pull the gaitor off, loads of access to the mech
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No, remove the gear knob and pull the gaitor off, loads of access to the mech
Can I ? Hmmm MK1 and things, will give it a try tomorrow.
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Can I ? Hmmm MK1 and things, will give it a try tomorrow.
ahh right, not sure then
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I'll do some pics then ... don't expect an early time (off work haha)

I could just run outside NOW
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In fact mines feeling a touch sloppy as of late, i'll give that a try sometime.
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I have just taken off the gear stick gaiter as I'm going to paint it black sometime and I wanted to see the back of it. Whilst it was off, I noticed that there was a lot of movement in part of the shift mech, mainly as your looking down on it, there is a bolted piece to the right hand face, as I moved the stick, it moved up and down, I've just tightened it up (10mm on outside and 7mm on inside oddly) and I must have reduced the movement whilst in neutral by 50% at least, it feels bloody fantastic . You can just see it in this diagram from Dieters EPC, on the right hand face. Well worth a check and tighten if you feel you have excessive gear stick movement. Can't wait for the run in to work tomorrow
you work ?? thought youd retired
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you work ?? thought youd retired
He works, he just looks 75!
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He works, he just looks 75!
I was going to offer to tighten your stick at the Fest, but you've just blown it
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you work ?? thought youd retired
I wish, another 18 months
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MK1 gaitor is screwed:

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I was going to offer to tighten your stick at the Fest, but you've just blown it
You know i's only joking Petey! Perfect time too don't think i've hoovered it since I had the last 'work' was carried out!
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You know i's only joking Petey! ...
ffs, of couse I do, I'll try and remember to pack the spanners, its less than a 5min jobby if I see's ya , and any one else
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Ok cheers, if I don't do it before I'll try and find you there.
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Come to my tent for a brew pete and you can do mine
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What a great tip!

I take it that I can do this to my 1998 F?

Will give it a go tomorrow.
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