Reverse gear selection was becoming harder and harder. I couldn’t have set the the gate on the selector shaft correctly. Theres no “rule” as such. I was having to slam the lever over to the left to open the gate and allow the ball on the end of the lever engage with the reverse selector shaft. Not very slick. It should slide in nicely with a satisfying “click”
The adjuster on the selector shaft gate consists of a small grub screw and lock nut. I need to screw the screw in to “open” the gate so as when the gear lever end strikes the gate, it’s at a steeper angle opens easier.
The screw which controls this operation is very well hidden though. First I have to remove the floor and gearbox tunnel!
Whilst I was there, I repaired some damaged paint on the nose of the bonnet, checked the fluids and adjusted the greeting box.
Wednesday nest week is the retest with the inspector… It’s only on the points flagged last time. Sunshield, LED lamps, suspension and the speedo (which packed up when the guy took it for a test drive). All evidence gathered or offending articles have been replaced.
I’d call it done. Lets hope the inspector thinks so…