Gear Linkage

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JOH
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Gear Linkage

Post by JOH » Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:12 pm

Hi all,

I would like to tighten up the gear selection in my MK2 Scala injection as it has a fair amount of play (in addition to a nochety change from first to second).

Any suggestions?

Many thanks



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Re: Gear Linkage

Post by essextom » Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:32 pm

replace all the bushings using a kit like this.

https://www.classic-vw.co.uk/mk1-golf-5 ... 5436-p.asp


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Re: Gear Linkage

Post by mark1gls » Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:12 pm

Or at least just change the bushes which is what I did and that made a difference and it’s only just over £10 instead of the £70 in the link above….

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361946594627 ... SwUuRgU0ro

To help gear chance from 1st the 2nd when cold new fully synthetic gearbox oil can help a lot.

A coupe of bottles of this stuff is what I’ve been using in both my cars.
https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/triple-q ... -522776282


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Re: Gear Linkage

Post by mark1gls » Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:15 pm

If you have a look at the linkage and get some one to change gear you should be able to see where the play is and then you can decide how far and how much you need to spend if it’s just the bushes and rods or other bits that need changing…


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Re: Gear Linkage

Post by mark1gls » Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:17 pm

Or just the bushes for under a £5…

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144365219553 ... 1006617493


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Re: Gear Linkage

Post by JOH » Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:19 pm

Excellent, thanks all