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Top Hats / Gear Linkage bushes

Postby Alfa156Melb on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:20 pm

OK so I just bought a couple of Top Hats for my GTA gear lever.. 6th gear is like selecting a bank vault.. :shock:

Erm.. I can't seem to find any reference to them in eLearn.. no doubt there is a procedure in there somewhere... can anyone shed some light on the how and where for these things? :|
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Re: Top Hats

Postby shiny_car on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:24 pm

Alfa156Melb wrote:Top Hats for my GTA gear lever.


:?:
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Re: Top Hats

Postby Alfa156Melb on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:29 pm

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Re: Top Hats

Postby Craig147 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:23 pm

shiny_car wrote:
Alfa156Melb wrote:Top Hats for my GTA gear lever.


:?:


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Re: Top Hats / Gear Linkage bushes

Postby Alfa156Melb on Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:46 pm

My car secretly watches old Fred Astaire movies when he thinks he's alone.. :|
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Re: Top Hats / Gear Linkage bushes

Postby chefadrian on Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:43 am

would love to know also, 2nd to 3rd is pi$$ing me off!
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Re: Top Hats / Gear Linkage bushes

Postby Alfa156Melb on Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:56 am

It's going to be at the linkage ends - which end though? Gear stick or gear box?

Given you have to buy two top hats, maybe it's one at each end? I have no idea..

help!? :|
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Re: Top Hats / Gear Linkage bushes

Postby shiny_car on Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:31 am

If I have time, I'll check in the eLearn workshop manual, which will be easier to digest for the GT than 156GTA, but should be the same.

Have you contacted Autolusso for advice?

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Re: Top Hats / Gear Linkage bushes

Postby Alfa156Melb on Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:11 am

No I havent - but now you mention it.. i will :)

I've looked in the GTA eLearn and couldn't find anything at all... Hopefully the GT one will be better.. thanks Shiny.
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Re: Top Hats / Gear Linkage bushes

Postby Mr PheR on Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:58 pm

Hi guys, last year i had gear selection symptoms on my gtv that sound similar.
The rotating barrel that has a large nut on the drivers end and also has a circlip on the passenger side tends to migrate right when doing aggressive gear changes and makes 3rd, 4th and in m,y case 5th hard or impossible to find.
I fixed it by replacing the circlip with a hairpin style clip from the hard ware which has held strong even with lively gear changing. Just push the barel far left then replace clip.
Photos may help.
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Re: Top Hats / Gear Linkage bushes

Postby Alfa156Melb on Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:54 pm

Thanks Mr PheR - I'll add that to the list of stuff to check :) Cheers! :mrgreen:
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Re: Top Hats / Gear Linkage bushes

Postby Mr PheR on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:18 pm

cool 8)
btw here is a link to what i did last year for my gear linkage bush. i didnt know that you could get the top hats by them self at the time but so i improvised but maybe my comment in this thread will help for you.??

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-gtv ... lever.html
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