by Barry Haywood
Date Added: Saturday 07 July, 2012
Had to wait for this kit to come in stock but well worth the wait! Centre console is easy to remove, remember on the Mk2 there is a retaining screw under the electric window switches. Carefully place a small flat headed screwdriver blade at the back of the switches and lever up, I used a small piece if sponge to lever against and prevent damage to the console. After reading reviews on fitting the new boots, in particular the lower one,I was really surprised how easily it slipped on the gear stick with a little bit if grease applied to both. Most fiddly bit is refitting the gear lever into the turret as the nylon bush needs to fit square into the turret at the same time as making sure the ball slots are aligned with the pegs on the housing, having said that it should only take a couple of minutes. I really took my time and completed the task in about 1hr 45 mins, if I had to do it again it would take approx 45 mins. Immediately the gear shift was improved dramatically, much better than I had hoped for! For the time/cost involved and instant improvement gained this has got to be one of the best tasks you can easily perform. Just take your time and savour the improved driving pleasure. I used the planetmx5 link provided by earlier reviewers, easy to follow.