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 Post subject: AU gear knob won't fit in my EL gearstick
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:47 pm 
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Hey guys, I bought an AU gear knob off of Ebay and I got it today, tried screwing it into my EB (with EL box) and the thread on the AU knob is bigger and it just slides up and down without screwing in at all?

What can I do about this? Buy an AU gear stick? I don't really want to glue it on there because I am getting a leather boot soon so I will need to take the boot off.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU gear knob won't fit in my EL gearstick
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:10 pm 
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WTF? Are you sure its an AU knob or an aftermarket knob?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU gear knob won't fit in my EL gearstick
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:50 pm 
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Not 100% sure, it says to suit an AU

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... K:MEWNX:IT

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU gear knob won't fit in my EL gearstick
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:52 pm 
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Well.. I'm doubting the fact that thats actually designed to fit the AU stick then, as I know EA to BA threads are all the same.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU gear knob won't fit in my EL gearstick
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:54 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
Well.. I'm doubting the fact that thats actually designed to fit the AU stick then, as I know EA to BA threads are all the same.


Not entirely correct AU to BA are the same thread, EA to EL are the same,

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU gear knob won't fit in my EL gearstick
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:55 pm 
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drill out the thread in the gearknob, then buy the correct thread insert (i got mine from Mazda spare parts $13) and hammer the C*** in..... will save you wasting $50 on a gearknob that doesnt fit
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 Post subject: Re: AU gear knob won't fit in my EL gearstick
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:17 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
Well.. I'm doubting the fact that thats actually designed to fit the AU stick then, as I know EA to BA threads are all the same.


Not entirely correct AU to BA are the same thread, EA to EL are the same,


How sure are you? My EF gknob fits the AU shortened stick perfectly fine... BA XR gknob fits the stock length EF stick...

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU gear knob won't fit in my EL gearstick
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:11 pm 
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you can wrap nitto tape round the stick (try make it a lil bit thick) then make a new thread into the tape. it works surprisingly well ive done it myself

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU gear knob won't fit in my EL gearstick
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:55 pm 
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Yeah might try the nitto tape as a temp fix, then I might cut and drill it. The stock stick is too long anyways.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:05 pm 
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iv got an au knob on an el stick,i thaught they were all the same.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU gear knob won't fit in my EL gearstick
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:59 pm 
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I dunno, I reckon this is a weird knob, the thread seems really deep... Does anyone know where I can get thread inserts for it?

 

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