yet more selespeed probs! can i convert this car to manual!!?
yes another exasperated selespeed owner, my 156 started playing up way back in june, first it would miss its gear changing from 1st to 2nd, flash neutral then find another gear, 4th or 3rd, but it would change down from 3rd to 2nd no problem when slowing down. it done this for a few days then the car wouldn't start at all because it wasn't in 1st, even though i left in in 1st from the last journey, eventually i could get it started, after much gearstick action and key turning
I took it to the garage that had maintained the car all the while the previous owner had her, he has a good rep, and as he knows the car it seemed a good idea, there aren't any dealerships nearby and i was hoping it wasn't gonna be that bad. The day i drove it to the garage it was fine, a 30 minute journey through traffic, the selespeed worked fine, it handled all the gear changes smoothly, not a single fault. it did however play up when the mechanic took it for a drive the next day.
I spoke to the garage today and he thinks the actuator is the problem, i'm looking at £1200 for one of them, plus labour on top, its gonna be almost as much as the car is worth!
now hes looking at the possibility of removing the actuator altogether and putting in the linkages, gearstick and clutch pedal to make it manual.
Is This Possible???
cheers for any thoughts and advice - stefan