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Old 05-03-2004, 09:05   #1 (permalink)
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How's this for dodgy fix of the week?

You know how, with age, the threads on the manual gearknobs can sag, requiring it to be turned further to tighten it, so it winds up upside down?

Me and Graham worked out today that if you put chewing gum on top of the gearstick and then screw the knob back on, if you used the right amount it will fill up some of the space and the gearstick ends up being tight at a nice straight position again!
Hehe how's that for a dodgy fix?
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Re: How's this for dodgy fix of the week?

On the escort (Celica 5spd).. i packed the threads with a bit of torn off copy paper. Worked a treat. Guess you could use a thick layer of plumbers tape too.

Whatever works and is cheap and easy I like :)

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Re: How's this for dodgy fix of the week?

yeah i need to do that to my gear knob likes to twist on me
good fix but haha
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wd40, zip ties and chewing gum .... nice
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Re: How's this for dodgy fix of the week?

my dad once had a car and the whole stereo unit was held in by nothing but blue-tac!
if you cant fix it with blue-tac or super glue, it aint worth fixin!!
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lol dodgey fixes rule. My thermofans are held in with cable ties!
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Loctite!
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haha i reckon sticky tape, zip ties and super glue are the handiest tools ever produced!
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let's not underestimate copper wire and race tape...
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what about thumb tacks or staples ?
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