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4 speed gear selector nylon cup tool?

PostPost by: Grizzly » Mon May 28, 2018 5:04 pm

Hi all.

Is there a special tool to tighten the nylon cup that secures the gear selector on a 4 speed box?

I've tried a couple of different methods of tightening it but either can't get a big enough wrench in or damage the soft nylon, it's more of a pain now i have a solid gear selector but it makes me think there is a specific tool to do the job.
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PostPost by: 512BB » Tue May 29, 2018 6:57 am

'Is there a special tool to tighten the nylon cup that secures the gear selector on a 4 speed box?'

There is Chris. It is called a strong hand. That is all I have ever used and never had one come loose, so long as you have the rough grit washer in place.

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PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Tue May 29, 2018 10:44 am

I found it helpful to put a piece of nylon hose through the opening to take off the spring pressure , and as above tighten by hand.

Then deal with my grazed nuckles

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue May 29, 2018 1:21 pm

Getting it on the threads isn't too bad but i was struggling to get it tight, since then i've been through my tool box and found an old oil filter strap wrench, using that i have got it reasonably tight without damaging it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-13771 ... SwyKxaAuYE
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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Wed May 30, 2018 1:05 am

I made one years ago from an exhaust pipe adaptor (2 1/2"?) hammered into a roughly hex shape. With cross drilled holes off center for a long screwdriver lever (to allow room for the shift lever). Worked well enough for one removal and reinstall.
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