The knob came flying off!!

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  1. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    We were driving through Great Malvern today on the way to Hereford when the knob on the end of the gear stick suddenly flew past our ears and half way down the van :Eeek: It turned out that some of the plastic holding it onto the splines had broken.

    It was impossible to do a roadside fix as there were no parking places but using the forward gears was still reasonably easy so we called the AA after we arrived on site. With the patrolman's help we ordered a replacement through a local garage and the AA will come back to fit it when it arrives on Friday.

    Expensive but not much option when we are so far from home :cry:
     
  2. jtp890

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    hope u blamed the wife.
     
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  3. gozomike

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    At least it didn't clip you on the ear :LOL:.

    It's good to hear you can get it fixed reasonably quickly.
     
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    So there was only one knob left up front then after it happened?

    :D
     
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  5. Bailey58

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    Gear stick? Thought we'd moved on from them, mind you I suppose with a Burstner anything goes. :LOL:
     
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    Ooooooooooo, harsh but probably true. :whistle:
     
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    The same thing happened to us in France in the middle of nowhere plus it was snowing .I ended up gluing it back on I can't see it coming off ever again :LOL:
     
  8. GJH

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    OI!!!!! :moon2::moon2:
     
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  9. GJH

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    How do you change gear then? Got one of them automatics for people who can't drive? :D
     
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    You've been absent for ages @GJH and you come back with a loose knob :whistle:
     
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  11. GJH

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    Well, she was driving :D
    That would have been Plan B if we couldn't get a new one :D
     
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    Gear stick gives the impression of that 2' long thing with a knob on we learnt to drive in back in the 60's. I still use one but it's dash mounted. :)
     
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    Special clinic will sort it Graham :giggler:
     
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    Same here Rob but it's still a gear stick :)
     
  15. mike mcglynn

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    I had a Hillman minx and quite often I had to use a mole grip when the gear lever decided to part company with the selector arm :sick:
     
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    My knob doesn't move when I put my van in reverse.............:whistle:
     
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    Keep some of this on the wagon, great for all sort of fixes, heat it in water mould to shape, use remaining hot water for a brew while it cools (y)
    Cheers
     
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    mines bigger than that its a 2 footer. Anyway what is wrong with a blob of glue and stick the knob back on you could have just pushed it on anyway????? How much is a new one?
     
  19. jonandshell

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    Hired a Yugo once in Cyprus when I was a squaddie.

    It made it from Episkopi to Aya Napa and back without a gear knob!

    Keep calm and motorhome on!
     
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  20. Armytwowheels

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    You have obviously been a bit rough handed with your knob! :whistle2:
     
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