View Full Version : Gear crunching :(

Souper Steve ABB
29-04-2005, 04:20 AM
Just got me a new bay and I'm having trouble with 2nd gear I'm used to having a quick shift block in the bug so the porridge stirring is new to me. I keep either trying to go in reverse (crunchhhhhhh) or it goes to fourth! I was thinking of taking out shifter and cleaning spring and giving it a good greasing but are there any other things to try first before changing parts etc? Or should I fit a quick shift spacer like in the bug?

29-04-2005, 09:38 AM
Mine was the same until the linkage connector thingy by the gearbox was replaced - made the world of difference.

It's called a 'T2 Rear gearbox coupling 1968 >5/79' on justkamepers part # j10421

Souper Steve ABB
29-04-2005, 04:36 PM
hard to replace? as i don't wanna do too much gear crunching? How do you get to it?

Souper Steve ABB
30-04-2005, 08:59 AM
just a test

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Souper Steve ABB
30-04-2005, 09:00 AM
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30-04-2005, 10:43 PM
the plate under the gear stick is either worn or needs adjusting slightly
to stop you engaging reverse.porridge feel will be the bushes on the linkage

Souper Steve ABB
01-05-2005, 02:18 AM
So far been advised to replace rear linkage and fit a quick shift plate which I have in bug and couldn't live without. Is there also one in the front though?

Souper Steve ABB
01-05-2005, 10:02 PM
Took apart gear lever and the plate is well worn. There is also a pin in the end of the lever which locates into the gear linkage. Is this supposed to come out so easily? Is it correct that is just slides in? Anyway everything was bone dry too so i gave it all a god clean and regreased and its a bit better but sencond is still a biatch! Does anyone in Birmingham have a genuine of good quality selector plate I can get tomorrow (monday) and a quick shift kit??

I know its a bit much to ask but I won;t have time to fix in the week :(

01-05-2005, 10:46 PM