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How to remove V6 cable shift gearknob?

Hello guys,
I've got a replacement alloy gearknob for my Q4 and - from what I understand - the gearshift mechanism is the same as for the Alfa V6 engine family old & new. I tried to remove this by pulling it as I did with my T.Spark but that isn't working. The mechanism looks a lot more fragile than the T.Spark and I'm not too convinced of going at it like an animal.

Has anyone removed this before? If so, how do you go about taking the bugger off?

Cheers me dears,

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I fitted one too mine last week,
all i did was use a strap wrench
on the gear knob,turned it anti-clockwise
whilst pulling up at the same time
with my left hand and off she popped
might take a couple turns of the
strap wrench before its loose enough
to come off.
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Hold on, are you talking about
removing the reverse lift up
bit or the knob
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Just removing the leather gearknob.. I've got this yummy Zender item with a laser etched gear diagram on top..


Cheers for the advice. Oh, btw, how brutal did you need to be in order to get the thing to come off? Is it glued on or something? Is there some sort of metal tapered shell underneath the leather cover?
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The top of the gear lever is splined
which just grisp into the top of
the gear knob,basically its just
a tolerance fit.
Not really brutal to get off,just
an initial bit of grunt on the
strap wrench.
Once it starts moving just keep
turning with the wrench and lifting
up with your left hand and should
come off no problem.

Btw, notice you're not far from me
i'm in carterton next to brize norton
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I used to live in Bicester up until May.. I've now moved to Norwich.. not quite as close.

Thx for the advise.. I shall post a piccie up once I get the bits sorted.

I think I may try to use my oil filter chain on the bugger, should do the trick.. shouldn't it???

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