Re: BA XR gear knob warning!
Originally Posted by Venom XR Turbo
guys be carefull!!! On saturday it was about 35 degrees down hear in Vic and i left the car for about 2 hrs whilst having a perve at the Geelong Speed Trials. when i got back to the car, as the blistering sun had been on the gearknob the whole time through the windscreen, the metal top of the gearknob (standard gearknob) was too hot to touch!! it was seriously too bloody hot to change gears...i kid you not. to change gears for the next 20 minutes i had to use my fingers on the leather(?) bits that wrap around it. from now on im gonna have to put a hat or somthing over it when its that hot again!....geeez if i had of gone for the momo gearknob i wouldve been stuck!!
Yup noticed this last summer...
I use my sunglass cleaning rag to throw over the top if I remember before I go out in the sun, failing to do that I then use said rag to do my shifts for the next 30 minutes :)
Falcon Killer (if you believe what Ford Service Departments have to say about me)
AU II XR6 - October 2001 ~ December 2002 - RIP
BA XR6 - December 2002 ~ Soon to disappear if Ford CRC can't fix it....
45,000km service coming up - and i'll be asking for a sizable list of fixes:
* Gearbox (3rd time)
* Steering click (5th time)
* Brake Shudder (2nd time, and has the applied "Fix")