Now don’t laugh but I just broke my knob

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  1. John and Cheryl

    John and Cheryl Read Only Funster

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    Now don’t laugh but I just broke my knob:Eek!: (stop it) it’s on the fiat Ducato 2.8 jtd gear stick
    Looking at a few forums I see Im not on my own but it seems the only place to get a replacement is the fiat main dealers and they are arounf £30.:Eeek:
    Anyone know where I can get one cheaper
     
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  2. Terry

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    Hi :thumb: well somebody's got to ask :Doh: which / what knob
    terry
     
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    If its just come of the gear stick,why not buy one from the custom car suppliers,either Halfrauds or ask your 'friendly neighbourhood chav'.
    To find one just go to MacDonalds any evening and look for a Corsa or Saxo wortyh about £50 with a can on the exhaust!:Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Terry I have amended my post to say sorry, its the gear stick knob
     
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    I looked on ebay but they are not any good for the type that as a lift to get into reverse
     
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    i had the same problem last year on my 2.8jtd and tried sticking it with some sikaflex , did not work and had to buy a new one from a fiat dealer £35:Sad:
     
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    Thanks freelanderuk, I dont mind spending money when it needed but £35 seems a lot to pay for a ball, think I will glue it back on.
    John
     
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    Try Gorilla Glue............it's brilliant & very strong:thumb:
    on fleebay...Item number: 380275374562

    Brian
     
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    Maybee you arebeing a little rough with it:Doh: the-lusty-leg-lift-md.jpg :Rofl1:
     
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    Ours came off in France whilst doing a 3 point turn on a busy road :BigGrin: I had the knob in my hand and the spring flew past my ear.
    I wrapped gaffer tape round the shaft and hammered the knob back on-once a week for a month !!
    The replacement part for mine,an 06 Ducato 2ltr JTD,was £40 from the main dealer.

    Mike.
     
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    My knobs been busted for years but I have an automatic :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    look in Halfords new gear lever knobs from £6.99
     
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    Gear Leaver Knoob

    Hi JnC
    Same thing happened to me when in Germany last year, luckily I had some
    quick set epoxy and glued it back together again (Its still together now and in use) Tried to obtain one in Germany but continental ones are not compatable.
    My Inca is a Peugeot ( in name but basically a Fiat 2.8Hdi )so forced to buy a replacement through Peugeot cost £38. I searched everywhere for a cheepee but no luck.
    I thought of the local scrap yard but you never know whether you've got a good one and its a bit disconcerting when you're in traffic and a shower of plastic, spring, etc flies off in your hand.
    I keep the new one handy in case the Araldite parts company, 'fraid you'll have to bite the bullet!!! sorry.:cry:.
    ATB
    Incamania
     
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    Araldite, thats the way I was thinking of going so now I know yours is still on I will give it a go.
    John
     
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    Gator Glue is MUCH much better than Araldite - quicker too
     
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    Just bought some off ebay
    John
     
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    Repairs to gear lever Knob

    Hi
    Tks for info on Gator Glue.
    Just been looking it up on 'G', hadn't heard of it before, but will definitely get some for the Mhome repair kit as I've had mixed results with super glues.
    However, as I understand it Gator is a contact adhesive not a 'Gap Filling' bonding adhesive, so it wouldn't have repaired the gear knob as the breaks were not clean and slivers of plastic were missing.
    Horses for courses! :thumb:
    ATB
    Incamania
     
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    Ahhh, but it IS a gap filling adhesive - it forms a foam expansion which you can leave or trim to suit.

    I wouldn't use any other glue now, it's replaced Bostik; Araldite; and various Superglues in my toolbox.

    I have no connection to either manufacturer or importer, just sharing my experience.
     
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