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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by bobafett, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    The laquer (?) on my gear shift stalk has worn away, causing a metal-on-metal grinding kind of noise everytime I shift and it rubs against the gate (on the sides).

    Any fixes save replacing it? Any kind of material I can "brush" on or the like?

    --Dan
     
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  3. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
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    Jan 11, 2001
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    Don't know of a "cosmetic" repair, but IME one does need to periodically lubricate the inside edges of the gate with a thin grease film.
     
  4. alberto

    alberto Formula 3
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    I have the same problem. Hopefully someone can give us a suggestion. Now that it has happened, I am applying a grease film to the gate.
     
  5. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    I too, Alberto. I will talk to my mechanic tomorrow.

    --Dan
     
  6. alberto

    alberto Formula 3
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    Dan:

    Did you get any feedback from your mechanic??

    Alberto
     
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  8. 4re gt4

    4re gt4 Formula 3

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    You didn't mention what kind of car, but on a 308, a lot of metal-to-metal gate contact can be reduced by adjusting the shift linkage. Mine doesn't contact the gate at all (anymore!) on 2-3 shifts, and doesn't touch the 'fingers' going 1-2 or 3-4. Took some fiddling to get it this way.
     

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