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The inside of my GT has been let down by the flaky, peeling gear knob. I've had to resort to wrapping it in insulation tape to make it hold together. Rubbish.

Finally I've won one of the rare GT 6 speed chrome gear knobs from ebay! (There is another one ending in 6 days if you want one...) Genuine Alfa stock, unopened. Ended up paying just over £30, but still cheaper than a dealer.

Right, off to unthread the old one....wish me luck....
 

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I'm hoping it won't be too bad, the new one has a thread running up the centre, so going for an unscrew manoeuvre....
 

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No worries.

Just done the job. The whole gear knob assembly is plastic, bit of a let down.
I took an adjustable wrench, got a good grip and just unscrewed the old one. Took some persuading, but came off easy enough.
The thread on the stick is obviously metal, but had to clean off quite a bit of lock tight out of the thread. Did this and the new one went on easy as anything. Had a clean rag to grip the new knob to tighten and straighten.

Job done! Totally changes the interior. Very happy. :)
 

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I am quite satisfied with my knob now. What a relief.
 

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I like your nob too!
 

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So, is this the plastic one with the thin layer of metal plating everyone complains about?!

Edit: - part number search seems to suggest that it is...

Also, what is it with the appalling '6' on this and the standard knob that looks like someone simply modified a misprinted '5' with a biro..?!

I'm currently investigating the possibility of one of these being able to fit over the reverse-lift collar. Certainly looks wide enough.

 

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That's a nice knob :thumbs:

:lol:
 

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Good to have a laugh in the tech threads :D
 

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I'm currently investigating the possibility of one of these being able to fit over the reverse-lift collar. Certainly looks wide enough.

They're not wide enough, I got one and had to remove the lift-reverse shaft, file it down so it fitted in the gear knob, and re-spray it. It was a bloody nightmare of a job :lol:
 
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