I know this has been covered in several threads but I need a little clarification so please bear with me.
Long time lurker, rare poster; my 2000 156 2.0 TS has succumbed to the demon rust and so is bound for the great parking lot in the sky...
However it is being replaced with a 2008 GT 1.9 JTD Collezione 11 with a full dealer history, belts, tensioners, water pump, wishbones and steering rack just recently replaced. Me likey!
Only niggle is a nick in the chrome/alloy/aluminium gear knob. I originally thought I could sand it back but now I read it is actually just coated plastic. So I want to change this soon.
I'm reading up about it and haven't got a clear picture on removing the chrome 6 speed, lift-reverse knob. Is it glued, screwed or both? Some say twist, some say heat, some say just pull at it. Also, knob gags, let's get it over with.
Can I remove the top knob and leave the lift-ring in place? I realise I'll have to enlarge the hole to accommodate the shaft (Ooh matron!)
It may be obvious once I look at the hardware; I'm not afraid of getting stuck in. I replaced the wooden knob with a leather one and shortened the shaft on my 156; but that was a simple 5 speed. Thanks for your patience!