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Dieseldave
post Jan 11 2010, 08:21 PM
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Made this today for a mk2 gti so took a few pics,it might help some lads save a few euro
on shitty E-bay kits.

This will work on every car with an 020 box. Mk1 GTI/diesel,Mk2 GTI/diesel,Mk3 8v/diesel,Vento,Caddy,Jetta etc.

This is the bit we need to work with,it is held on the gear selector with an M8 nut (13mm spanner)

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture003-2.jpg)

Take it off,stick it in the vise and cut it and bend it like so,no need to cut through fully.

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture010.jpg)

The next step is to cut the end off at the bend like so.

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture011.jpg)

Tack this end back on just over the knuckle joint.

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture012.jpg)

Then cut off the remaining bit of metal.

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture013.jpg)

Take out the rubber bushing,weld it up fully when it cools down give it a shot of paint
and put the bushing back in.

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture017.jpg)

Before and after.The one I made here will shorten the throw about 40%

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture004-2.jpg)

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture005-1.jpg)


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post Jan 11 2010, 08:26 PM
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Nice one Dave (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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Brian.G
post Jan 11 2010, 08:27 PM
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Nice mod, and free, we need more of this stuff in the tech sections (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)


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post Jan 11 2010, 08:27 PM
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Another great mod is to fit a weighted shift. Most Mk1/2's have a small rod connected to the above linkage like the one shown

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture014.jpg)

Take this out and replace it with a weighted rod from a Mk3 GTI 8v/diesel or 9k Caddy van.
You do not need to modify anything,it is a direct replacement.

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture015.jpg)

Here it is fitted.VW part number and everything.

(IMG:http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b85/dieseldave/Picture016.jpg)

The above mods are two of the easiest and cheapest for any old skool vw and will totally
transform the way the car feels.Every car should have these mods.



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post Jul 14 2011, 11:11 PM
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holy thread resurrection!

how do you know if your gearbox is an 020? i have a 1990 1.6d jetta.

are those weighted shift rods easy to come by? would gsf/vw stock them? or is it a scrapyard jobby?


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post Jul 15 2011, 12:43 AM
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QUOTE (danzig @ Jul 15 2011, 12:11 AM) *
holy thread resurrection!

how do you know if your gearbox is an 020? i have a 1990 1.6d jetta.

are those weighted shift rods easy to come by? would gsf/vw stock them? or is it a scrapyard jobby?

All mk2's have 020s except the G60, which is an 02A and cable opperated.
Ebay will get you a weighted rod, i think theyre on mk3's from factory


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post Jul 18 2011, 10:46 AM
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i read this tread and decided to head off to my local scrappy where i know he has a few mk3's lying around. 2 mins had the bracket and weighted shift link off.
fitting the link to my golf took me all of 5mins what with removal of the old link and replacing it with the new 1.
i have to say the weighted link makes the gear change a lot smoother than the standard link! i was delighted (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

gonna fabricate the short shift now and fit it at a later date and i'll let ya know how that goes and what difference it makes then.

great mod and very simple to do! more of the same again please! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


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post Jul 18 2011, 02:25 PM
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will the weighted shift rod work on a mk1??
is the bar on the mk1 not alot longer? due to the location of where the linkages start from(as its built into the steering rack)


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post Jul 18 2011, 09:17 PM
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I highly endorse these two mods, they make a lovely job of the gearchange, provided that you have reasonably tight linkages.


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