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Gaiter

Post by Bobpool » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:26 pm

This might be a stupid question to some of you but...

The new gear gaiter- does it go under the black bit on the gearstick ? :whistle:

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Re: Gaiter

Post by Brooksy » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:56 pm

Not sure if it applied to all models/years. Originally there may have been a rubber/foam insulator which went where the gap is at the base of the gear stick/transmission tunnel opening. The grey consol trim and gaiter sit over the gap. I cut some foam to size and used this to plug the actual gap (helps reduce road/gearbox noise) and then the gaiter/consol over the foam. Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Gaiter

Post by Brooksy » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:30 pm

The gaiter should sit over the black bit as you have it in the photo. There should be a plastic collar (black?) which sits at the top of the gaiter, clamping the material. The collar stops the gaiter collapsing down on the lever but still allows movement when different gears are selected.

Not sure if it applied to all models/years. Originally there may have been a rubber/foam insulator which went where the gap is at the base of the gear stick/transmission tunnel opening. The grey consol trim and gaiter sit over the gap. I cut some foam to size and used this to plug the actual gap (helps reduce road/gearbox noise) and then the gaiter/consol over the foam. Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Gaiter

Post by Bobpool » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:49 am

It does thank you.

I’ll have to source the missing gaiter cover now.
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