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Rangi246
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G265 Shifter Arm Orientation

Post by Rangi246 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:48 am

Hi All

Further to my facepalm moment with the steel console for the G265 gearbox, i'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction as to the orientation of the shift knuckle and shifter arm. Realoem would have me putting it on the left hand side.....

Neither of these bits were on the box when I got it so its a bit of a guess from my end. I've put a new knuckle on but am not sure its on correctly or if it needs to be turned around. Looks like it has a slightly longer end on one side.

I've taken a few pics of the knuckle in place and then the shifter arm, is photo 2 or 3 correct for the shifter arm? Or does it not matter?

Its going into a RHD car if that matters.

Cheers
Mark
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Re: G265 Shifter Arm Orientation

Post by Brucey » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:34 am

I've always assumed the rod goes on the left and the protruding part of the knuckle bushing is set to the right, i.e. the correct orientation is an exact mirror image of the last photo. But maybe I've been doing it wrong for years, and/or it doesn't really matter?

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Rangi246
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Re: G265 Shifter Arm Orientation

Post by Rangi246 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:56 am

Thanks Brucey.

Will swap it round.

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Re: G265 Shifter Arm Orientation

Post by 86_6series » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:52 pm

These are all LHD, I agree with Brucey, not sure it makes a difference


@ 2 minutes-12 seconds

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@ 42 seconds

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@ 5:44

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Re: G265 Shifter Arm Orientation

Post by jps635 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:40 pm

Rangi, these aren't the slickest gearboxes to use so take the opportunity while you can to remove as much play as possible.

Some old posts http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.ph ... 203#114203
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Rangi246
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Re: G265 Shifter Arm Orientation

Post by Rangi246 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:49 pm

Yes, I'm in the process of rebuilding the shifter at the moment - new bushes, shift knuckle, console mounts etc mounts and i'm also putting in a Z3 short shifter. Found a wealth of info on here about how to do it.

I've also replaced the various gearbox seals and will be throwing in a new clutch, slave and master cylinders, hoses etc.

Thoroughly looking forward to a manual!

Cheers
Mark

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