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42Draft solid shift bushes fitting guild.

Discussion in 'Mk1 Leon FAQ's (1M) 2000-2006' started by ReDBull, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. ReDBull

    ReDBull Every day's a school day.

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    I thought I'd do a fitting guild for the 42 Draft solid shifter bushes. I bought the from Awsome on tOm's tip off*http://www.awesomegti.com/42-draft-vw-shifter-bushing-set-mk4-5-6speed-my02-05
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    A before shot.*
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    The play in the old bushes
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    First you have to remove the rubber bush. I pushed the nylon collar out with my fingers and removed the rest of the rubber with a knife.*
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    As you can see there are two sizes of bush. The smaller diameter hole is for the side to side and the larger for the back to front.*
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    They are to small a diameter to fit so the needed to be opened up a bit. I did this nice and slowly with a punch, oil and wet and dry.*
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    When they just slid over the pin I oiled it lightly and slid it on (oh matron).
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    Then did the same for the upper part of the bush. Replaced the clip and all done.
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    There is no longer any slack in this part of the shift it's rock solid. It nice and easy to do. It just takes a bit of time to file them down.*
     
  2. joshy514

    joshy514 Fleet Air Arm by ability.

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    What exactly do these eliminate then? Also would they fit the pd150 6 speed box? cheers
     
  3. ReDBull

    ReDBull Every day's a school day.

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    As far as I know the six speed boxes are the same so yes it should fit. If you see the photo above you can see there is a alot of movement in the original bushes. Fitting these eliminate that and there fore the lose feel in the gear lever. If like me your bushes are very soft you'll notice a big difference. For the price they cost and the time they take to fit they're well worth doing.
     
  4. joshy514

    joshy514 Fleet Air Arm by ability.

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    Ok, cheers, so that forge short shifter you have, both that and these bushes would you say they make a considerable difference to selecting the gear? because mine is all over the shop. Which i take is the play in the existing bushes?
     
  5. ReDBull

    ReDBull Every day's a school day.

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    Trying to understand/picture the four different bushings or is it the case you have only used 2 of the 4 supplied? [or at least in the picture?]
     
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    Two bushes per cable end, one for upper side, one for lower :)
     
  8. ReDBull

    ReDBull Every day's a school day.

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    If you look at the last two photos you can see in the first one the lower bush is on and in the second they both are. You put the retaining clip on and it holds them together.
     
  9. RDS

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    Fitted mine today, they were a tight fit but didn't need any sanding. I'd advise attempting to fit them before widening the hole :D

    Definately recommend them, really tighten up gear changes.
     
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  10. joshy514

    joshy514 Fleet Air Arm by ability.

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    I think I'm going to order some come pay day!
     
  11. Dani_b19

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    Anyone know the part number for the actual gear cable ends?
     
  12. ReDBull

    ReDBull Every day's a school day.

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    From what I can make out it's the Forge quick shift where the problem lies. Try and fit them first and if like mine your pin's to big work on the hole some more until it slides on ;)
     
  13. RDS

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    I've got the Forge short shifter.
     
  14. ReDBull

    ReDBull Every day's a school day.

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    I'm not sure then :confused: although mine has only done about 3000 miles?
     
  15. RDS

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    Different batches mate, wouldn't worry about it :D
     
  16. kors

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    are these ok for ibiza pd100 5 speed?
     
  17. ReDBull

    ReDBull Every day's a school day.

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    It says MKIV 5/6 speed so it may be best asking Awsome. The other option is you could fill yours in with resin.
     
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    In Awesome ad it says "requires only slight modification to side/side endlink" what exactly does this mean/what do you have to do??
     
  19. nd-photo.nl

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    Have you even read the startpost :confused:? Its right in there!
     
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    I saw the bit about using wet and dry to "open up" the hole a bit but then other person fitting didn't find this was required so just wondered if this was what they at least expect people fitting it to have to do or whether there was something else they were on about?
     

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