by Alistair de Ville
Date Added: Sunday 26 January, 2003
This job is easier than it looks.
If you're going to do the top boot it's more than likely that the bottom one needs doing as well.
Some gear knobs have an Allen grub screw holding them on - make sure you undo this before trying to unscrew the gearknob from the gearlever shaft.
Carefully cut the old boots off where necessary. Use vaseline to aid both boots down from the threaded end of the gearlever.
Don't forget to fill the gearlever hole with (gearbox) oil before you replace the gearlever - if the boot needed doing there's probably no oil in there. Whole job less than an hour for both boots.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]