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AdamMJ

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Hi folks, has anyone successfully removed an original gear knob on an SC? I’ve been bashing a 15mm spanner at the base of the plastic gear knob for over an hour and starting to wonder if the whole gearbox is going to come out before the knob!! ;)

any tips?

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29 minutes ago, World Citizen said:

Nothing like bashing your knob for an hour with nothing happening to get you frustrated

Have you tried looking at some online video's or asking for a helping hand 

You can spend a lot of time googling those questions.........................

Its just bonded on from the factory with araldite, gentle heat and hit up from below with the aid of a spanner as you are doing, you just need to break the bonding.

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Thanks for all the advice - gave up today - tough little bugger! Will start again tomorrow...

I’m hoping re-fitting will be more straight forward...

Time will tell :)

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On 13/02/2021 at 15:28, AdamMJ said:

Hi folks, has anyone successfully removed an original gear knob on an SC? I’ve been bashing a 15mm spanner at the base of the plastic gear knob for over an hour and starting to wonder if the whole gearbox is going to come out before the knob!! ;)

any tips?

Much easier to remove the gearstick from the car and clamp in a soft jaw vice.  Then use the tap with a spanner hammer method.  I couldn’t budge mine in the car either.

There’s a horrid little sprung steel sleeve inside.   I thought I’d do the right thing and get a new one before installing a wooden 917 style knob.  

I could not get it to go back on at all. Ended up cutting the sleeve in half to get it to go on.   Then it came off in my hand when going into reverse so I used 3/4 of it and that was ok.   For a week...

Then it came off again, but this time the metal insert came out of the wooden ball so I glued it with trim adhesive and so far so good.  

 

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7 minutes ago, proporsche said:

John you better remember that work..so in the future you are not going to sweat what  mechanic glued my stick knob;-))))))))))))

 

Ivan

 

No need.  The part I glued was only the metal insert into the wooden ball.  No glue on the gear stick.

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  • 1 month later...

Thanks Jonny. Just before I removed the stick I tried carefully cutting the plastic off with a hacksaw. This worked well - thankfully! 

On a different note, I’m considering purchasing one of your CDi’s - will call to discuss.

Can any of you guys recommend a garage that has experience of fitting SSi’s? Seems to be quite a specialised job so would like to find someone whose done it before

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