Rubber gear lever gaiter.

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Rubber gear lever gaiter.

Postby Brooksy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:45 pm

Hi, I've just joined having purchased a 1987 2.0 laser last week and am busy reacquainting myself with the marque. Can anyone advise if there should be a rubber gaiter that covers the hole where the gear lever goes through the transmission tunnel? The grey interior centre consol gaiter is in place but I thought there should be an additional rubber gaiter that sits under it and acts as a sound insulator/weather proof cover? Cheers.
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Re: Rubber gear lever gaiter.

Postby Peter-S » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:46 pm

Brooksy wrote:Hi, I've just joined having purchased a 1987 2.0 laser last week and am busy reacquainting myself with the marque. Can anyone advise if there should be a rubber gaiter that covers the hole where the gear lever goes through the transmission tunnel? The grey interior centre consol gaiter is in place but I thought there should be an additional rubber gaiter that sits under it and acts as a sound insulator/weather proof cover? Cheers.



pretty sure the answer is 'no'! There should be a piece of foam around the top of the gearbox that keeps road crap out but, particularly if the box has been out, the foam will rot out and crumble. I fitted a cut down Sierra rubber gaitor under thre grey gaitor in my 2.8 for this reason.
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Re: Rubber gear lever gaiter.

Postby Brooksy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:36 pm

Cheers and thanks for your reply Peter; I think I'll adapt another to fit like you've done.
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Re: Rubber gear lever gaiter.

Postby timfromull » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:21 am

The handbrake has a secondary rubber gaiter underneath the grey vinyl one.......maybe you're getting it confused?

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Re: Rubber gear lever gaiter.

Postby Brooksy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Thanks and yep I could well have got it confused. When time allows, I'll remove the centre consol and have a look. It's just that I'm getting road noise coming up from what appears to be the gear lever area, when driving.
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