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December 18, 2018, 08:10:00 PM

Gear shaft bush

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on: December 06, 2018, 06:34:58 PM
My gear shaft bush has disintegrated, so I purchased a replacement, just fitted it and have attempted to refit the shaft, but it seem really tight, is this normal?


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Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 11:40:47 PM
may be the clip is a fraction to small in diameter squeezing the bush, the shaft needs to be clean of rust and debris.


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Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 10:00:17 AM
It was tight before i found the clip floating on the shaft, but will give the shaft a good rub down, ooh err, and a good greasing.


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Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 12:14:17 PM
It was tight before i found the clip floating on the shaft, but will give the shaft a good rub down, ooh err, and a good greasing.

Use "petroleum jelly" (vaseline), to lubricate the bush\shaft.  I have seen normal "lm" grease soften the bush.


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Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 06:14:49 PM
Cheers Paul


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Reply #5 on: December 08, 2018, 07:27:14 AM
Manx Dave had a good tip ... He fits 2 clips to this bush ..


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Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 10:35:47 AM
This may sound quite shocking, but my shift rod bush parted company with itself
either side of the mounting, so I needed to think of something quite fast as I was driving
at the time and gear selection was iffy to say the least.

I had some of the thickish style cable ties handy and it made me wonder a bit...

I put one very loosely around the shift rod just behind the gear stick 'cup' and then proceeded
to fit other cable ties one by one around this loose tie, zipping them up and then pushing
the ends of each one back through the mount hole as I went, forming a radial 'array' of ties pointing
backwards towards the rear of the buggy and 'around' the shift rod  ;-)up

The end result is a 'ring' of cable ties around the rod all snuggly touching each other down their sides,
once the last one went in I zipped up the first one around the shaft.

It worked so well eliminating shift rod movement sideways and was so easy to fit that I have left it as it is
with the shifting being immediately waaaaay better than it ever had been from day 1 ;-)up ;D

Peter
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Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 11:59:40 AM
Manx Dave had a good tip ... He fits 2 clips to this bush ..

Do I? Are you getting shifter rod bushes mixed up with clutch shaft bushes?
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Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 01:38:06 PM
This may sound quite shocking, but my shift rod bush parted company with itself
either side of the mounting, so I needed to think of something quite fast as I was driving
at the time and gear selection was iffy to say the least.

I had some of the thickish style cable ties handy and it made me wonder a bit...

I put one very loosely around the shift rod just behind the gear stick 'cup' and then proceeded
to fit other cable ties one by one around this loose tie, zipping them up and then pushing
the ends of each one back through the mount hole as I went, forming a radial 'array' of ties pointing
backwards towards the rear of the buggy and 'around' the shift rod  ;-)up

The end result is a 'ring' of cable ties around the rod all snuggly touching each other down their sides,
once the last one went in I zipped up the first one around the shaft.

It worked so well eliminating shift rod movement sideways and was so easy to fit that I have left it as it is
with the shifting being immediately waaaaay better than it ever had been from day 1 ;-)up ;D

Peter
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Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 02:16:08 PM
Manx Dave had a good tip ... He fits 2 clips to this bush ..

Do I? Are you getting shifter rod bushes mixed up with clutch shaft bushes?

Believe I am Dave  ;D


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Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 05:21:36 PM
Peter like Stella the kango had a plastic tube from a solar garden light split down the side and secured with 2 cable ties and is now about 3 years old after a quick repair to get to work in the morning, no bush to fail now.


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Reply #11 on: December 10, 2018, 10:24:59 AM
All sorted, cheers everyone