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Why do things arrive on a Friday? I'm never going to be able to get someone to fit it today...GRRR...

Anyone done this themselves? Does it need a "specialist"?

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Theres plenty of how-to's knocking around but in all it looks like quite a simple job.

Save your money and get your tools out tonight, not forgetting to post your opinion though!
 

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fitted mine myself (along with everything else in my sig) and it wasn't really that difficult. I have to admit I do hav a lot of tools [:D] but I only used a couple! However, as with all things if you are not confident, it is worth getting someone else to either (a) do it for you so you know its done right, or (b) get the supervision of an adult to watch over you while you do it (That way you can gain some confidence in working on cars, and you can steal thier tools!).

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Tools aren't a problem really. Can always steal some from B&Q...;) it's the confidence thing. How do i remove the gaitor from the gear stick? Out of interest.
 

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I fitted mine in about 10 minutes. The gaiter just lifts up. (well it did on mine) worst bit was pulling out the locking pin on the gearbox, its hard to see. If you are in any doubt, get somebody to fit it for you. Its VERY easy to damage the cable ends.

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I'm going to give it a go, had a look at the area today, seems straight forward enough.

If i can't do it, anyone want a knackered bora???

Haha

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Fitting the short shift really is a doddle. To remove the gaitor pull it from the front, it will just lift out.

The hardest part of the install is removing the old lever thingy on the gearbox but you should have it done in about 10-20minutes. Even realighning the gear shift is a doddle. The insturctions on the DiesalGeek web site are really very thorough and make it look a lot more complicated than it really is.

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Done! Bit clunky and found a sore, but luckily left, wrist on getting back to my humble abode! Think i'll have a look tomorrow and make sure that there's enough thread showing on the cables. Apart from that, smart! Easy enough to install, i reckon it took me and my Pops 15 mins and I am not mechanically minded at all.

Will be taking it out for a proper spin tomorrow and will probs be seein the rest of the northern lot in Durham on Sunday!

I'll post more tomorrow! Thanks all

Stew
 

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Cost me ?79.85 for the part. ?4 for postage. I didn't pay any import duty or VAT for some reason. It was dispatched last Friday night and arrived this morning.

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Hope this helps! Absolute bargain!
 

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D'oh...missed the bushes off the short shift...no wonder it's bloody clunky!

Will be putting them on this afternoon...once the law have darkened my doorstep...FAMILY!!!
 
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