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    Default Coolant Tank Cap

    Before embarking on this years trip around Europe I decided to replace the coolant tank cap. There wasn't a problem with this one but they do tend to go (my last 360 went) and I didn't want to be stranded for the sake of a few quid. Naturally, I used the correct single ear o-clip as per the OEM spec.

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    Love your knob. A good old clean and polish certainly improve it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcQV View Post
    Love your knob. A good old clean and polish certainly improve it
    Crikey that reads funny on a new forum page!

    Another great improvement Voicey, keep up the good work posting your updates for us.

    Neil

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    Default Gear shift bush

    When I bought the skid plates from Hill Engineering I also got one of their gear lever bushings. There wasn't anything wrong with the way the car shifted but they are a known weak point and I'm a fan of preventative maintenance. Today I had a spare couple of hours so I decided to fit it.

    First off the centre console has to be removed - take the gear knob off and the shift gate. Remove the ashtray, undo the hex bolt underneath and also the 13mm bolt under the leather trim at the rear. Snip the zip tie holding the handbrake gaiter on and the console can be removed.

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    Next the gear shift cables need to be detached from the lever. The left hand one is held in place with the black plastic plug that you can see the in centre of the picture. The right hand one needs to be prised off - I used a couple of screwdrivers.

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    Undo the four 13mm bolts holding the shift mechanism to the floor and it can be moved forward and tilted.

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    The circlip needs to come out - take care as there is a spring behind it! Here's what needs to come out:

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    The lever then pulls free...

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    Drift out the pin holding the reverse protection mechanism.

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    The lever can then be disassembled (the new bush is on the right).

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    All back together:

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    In order to fit the square plastic bush on the end of the horizontal rod I found it helpful to fit the circlip on its own and then use a screwdriver to lever the square back on. I re-greased everything before putting it back together again.

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    In order to get the spring and other gubbins back in I used a small socket and a g-clamp to compress it down before fitting the circlip.

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    All back together again.

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    All that was left was to fit the trim back on.

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    Nice write up! Something I have on my to-do list.

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    It's actually easy enough to change that bushing with the lever housing still in situ. Not a lot of time involved one way or another but just if anyone is doing the same you can release the circlip, washers, main spring etc without unbolting the main casting.

    I had to do this about two years ago, my bushing was broken in two pieces and regularly interfered with gear change - going smooth and good since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariDublin View Post
    It's actually easy enough to change that bushing with the lever housing still in situ. Not a lot of time involved one way or another but just if anyone is doing the same you can release the circlip, washers, main spring etc without unbolting the main casting.

    I had to do this about two years ago, my bushing was broken in two pieces and regularly interfered with gear change - going smooth and good since.
    Indeed - the bush can be replaced without undoing the housing. I did plan to remove the housing from the car but soon discovered I'd have to undo the shifter cables - something I didn't want to mess with. I do think access is improved with the housing unbolted and the chances of grease getting on the leather is reduced!

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    Default Petrolhead Nirvana Alpine South Tour

    I totally forgot to post in pictures of the car in action during on the euro trip I took it on in September....

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    These photos courtesy of Fru Kenworthy-Browne.

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