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as title suggests. currently stuffed some card board inside before I tighten the screws so it has something to push against the shaft. but I have to put new cardboard in there every few months as it loosens, which gets a bit annoying. any ideas?
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I suggest to get a new gear knob, skunk 2 one is really good.
 

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you fob....get a new gear knob!
 

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I like my richbooke knob.
 

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yeah but cardboard aint ALWAYS the solution...
 

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then give me a solution Neo, your the mod expert.
 

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Try 'PTFE' (Teflon) tape ... it's thin, so you'll need multiple layers ...

Wrap it around the threads on the shaft, then try the knob - if still slack, just add more layers of tape ...
 
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Try 'PTFE' (Teflon) tape ... it's thin, so you'll need multiple layers ...

Wrap it around the threads on the shaft, then try the knob - if still slack, just add more layers of tape ...
Cheers J D R, will try it.
 

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Best one yet - silicone sealant and let it set overnight !!
also nice idea but then i would need to drill it to the exact hole size.
 

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Cheers J D R, will try it.
I used it for my 'Seeker' knob - even though the diameter and threads were theoretically correct, there was an amount of "slack" in it ...

The tape did the job, and the knob is still removable, in case it slackens off later or I want to change it out again ...

(The tape is also called Plumber's Tape - it's white and about half an inch wide) ...
 

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I used it for my 'Seeker' knob - even though the diameter and threads were theoretically correct, there was an amount of "slack" in it ...

The tape did the job, and the knob is still removable, in case it slackens off later or I want to change it out again ...

(The tape is also called Plumber's Tape - it's white and about half an inch wide) ...
oh is it different from the grey duck tape? I have grey one at home.
 

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use a rubber bung

in halfrauds some of the gearknob kits come with black rubber sleeves to put on the inside to ensure a tighter fit
 
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use a rubber bung

in halfrauds some of the gearknob kits come with black rubber sleeves to put on the inside to ensure a tighter fit
tried before but couldn't find anywhere that sells it on its own. my old one off my corsa was to big to fit.
 

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They do have them in halfrauds in sets with the other gearknobs... about 5 different sizes..

i actually bought the pack out of a gearknob set for about £2
 

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Oh is it different from the grey duct tape? I have grey one at home.
TOTALLY different ! - don't use duct tape, as it will just jam up the threads ...
 

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also nice idea but then i would need to drill it to the exact hole size.
No you wont.... silicon is flexible.
Fill it... pop it in place... and let the excess squeeze out and leave it for 24 hours ;)
 

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No you wont.... silicon is flexible.
Fill it... pop it in place... and let the excess squeeze out and leave it for 24 hours ;)
but when the time comes that I want to change it again will it have dried up that it stays stuck on? thanks
 
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