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im sure this has been posted a few hundred times already but just to let everyone know how my install went i got a few things to add.
I did do the "high performance mod" that dieselgeek suggested with putting bolts in the two holes that were unocupied. making the shift box more solidly mounted to the frame work. it didnt really do anything noticeable but it made me feel good http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I recieved the old version of the b&m that uses the e-clip for the cable attachment, so i drilled out the hole in the pin a little bigger, (think it was a number 48 drill but not 100% on that) so that the factory double sided clip would fit through. used that instead of the failure prone e-clip i kept hearing about. made me feel good
Overall i am very pleased with the feel of the shifter and actually how smooth it is when adjusted correctly. very precise yet i wish the reduction was a little more. it didnt quite feel perfect so i took it apart and removed one inch off the shaft. rethreaded it just for correctness. but its still kinda feels too high. removing any more would lead to knob fitment issues so that is about all i can do. i still feel good.
Also i had to add a washer just inside the rear support for the side to side pivot axle. there was a little too much room and the whole mechanism slid on the axle forward and back about .100'' so with the addition of the washer/spacer i fixed that. felt great apon fixing this http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Only thing i am left wanting to address is the "slop" while the shifter is actually in a gear. it moves side to side an inch or so which im sure your all familiar with because it did this as stock. im not sure theres anything that could be done with that because i watched the workings as i moved the shifter and it seemed to be caused by the fact that its a cable shift mechanism

Anyways B&M gets http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif for a greatly priced highly efficient product and,
dieselgeek gets http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif for detailed instructions, a nice product (side to side kit) and good customer service in reguards to responding to my questions


I would also like to mention that both modifications i performed were to the B&M kit and one took me about ten minutes total and the other took the expense of a washer that i had laying around. no harm done. o, and yes i still feel good

Modified by sixteenvalves4me at 1:35 PM 2-16-2004


Modified by sixteenvalves4me at 4:55 PM 2-16-2004
 

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Still, you shouldn't have to do any extra work making it fit after paying that sort of money for a shifter that's boasting to be the best available.....
 

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Re: (phatvr6)

dont worry, i read your horror post on this topic before buying it and although i did take it seriously i also read probly 20 positive ones and so far (1,100) miles it works without a hitch. large improvement over stock and i fixed the clip thing myself in no time with no additional $ spent. the biggest thing i wonder about in your post was about the bottom scraping issue? mine has plenty of clearance. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (sixteenvalves4me)

I liked it!
I installed my shifter (part #45106) on my Passat yesterday, and have to say I am very pleased. My side-to-side still hasn't changed, and when going into first the shaft hits the inside opening a little (you can hear a little metal-to-metal contact there). But I've heard the Passat opening is a bit smaller than the MK3; I'm thinking of shaving a little metal fom that side of the opening. Or maybe the Dieselgeek side-to-side kit will take care of that???
Also, my stock shifter didn't have the rubber bumper as depicted in the instuctions....is this a Passat thing, or am I missing it??? Maybe that's where the hitting is coming from...
I ordered mine from Summit about a week and a half ago, and I git the updated version with the cotter pin. My throws are really short (can't imagine them much shorter) and I don't get any slop at all, even side-to-side. It's really sloid when in gear. Kinda weird you had a different experience in that respect.
 

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thanks! glad to hear your install went great. i think it would help you greatly to get the directions for the install from dieselgeek.com. even if your installing a b&m theres some great tips in there and awesome pics. i printed out all the info he had on there and it helped tremendously http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by sixteenvalves4me at 1:00 AM 2-18-2004
 

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Re: (phatvr6)

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Still, you shouldn't have to do any extra work making it fit after paying that sort of money for a shifter that's boasting to be the best available.....

And which shifter would you be refering to, English boy?
 

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And which shifter would you be refering to, English boy?

no one is sure why he has so many problems with his. the things he described about his kit he received have yet to be duplicated on here. but the fact remains is his car is very custom and i believe hes got a large range of mating pieces from the whole vw line up. its cool and all but the b&m was designed around a more stock like car.
 

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Quote, originally posted by DLO490 »

And which shifter would you be refering to, English boy?

the B&m of course......"huebner boy"
 
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