5 speed shift linkage bushing replacement

Drew Gregg

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The work was done 6 months ago and I should have made the report when it was finished. I just reviewed my emails with UUC and saw the first DSSR they sent me was very long. We measured the OEM rod and it was 147mm. That's what I exchanged the long rod for and the 147 mm DSSR is what is in the car. Then the shifter was bent to match the original bent one. I'm pretty sure that one was bent to fit by the previous owner that installed the 5 speed. Your 147 mm DSSR with new bushings should give you a fine conversion.
 

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The work was done 6 months ago and I should have made the report when it was finished. I just reviewed my emails with UUC and saw the first DSSR they sent me was very long. We measured the OEM rod and it was 147mm. That's what I exchanged the long rod for and the 147 mm DSSR is what is in the car. Then the shifter was bent to match the original bent one. I'm pretty sure that one was bent to fit by the previous owner that installed the 5 speed. Your 147 mm DSSR with new bushings should give you a fine conversion.
Drew -- Are you using a stock shift lever? Steve is using a 320i lever (as am I, but I haven't changed yet to the DSSR) and perhaps that is why the throw was different.
 

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@Stevehose

Update - The supplier I had lined up here in EU who could supply the oil impregnated bushes / bushes in 10x13x20mm has written to say they are no longer available. Many hours sleuthing has failed to yield a replacement and all the US based companies I have contacted (incl. those mentioned in this thread) either won't ship to UK or the costs are astronomical (one company said $200!)

I do however have a source of 10x13x10 (length) mm, would two of these placed next to each other work just as well? I cannot see why not?

Would appreciate your / anyone else's thoughts.

David.
 

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It will prevent them from sliding side to side between the forks if the fit isn't tight to begin with.
Well it looks like this is my only option, I’ll ask my guy to assemble and make the call on how to fix / shim so as to eliminate any play.

For those that read this thread who are based in Europe, this is the company I’m using:


Bowman International Limited

10 Isis Court, Wyndyke Furlong, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1DZ

+44 (0) 1235 462500

Sales@bowman.co.uk
www.bowman.co.uk
 
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