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Thread: Urethane Gear Selector Coupling - A 'Fitting' Story

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    Re: Giles's Nova

    Cyco,
    It was about 6 months ago!

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    Re: Giles's Nova

    That's unbelievable. Exactly what Letterman7 said happenend to some people he knows. I think I will purchase an original one instead. Thanks for sharing Bushboy and I'm sorry that has happened to you.

    Giles.

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    Re: Urethane Gear Selector Coupling - A 'Fitting' Story

    Only 6 months!! Damn!

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    Re: Urethane Gear Selector Coupling - A 'Fitting' Story

    Cyco,

    6 months equates to about 5000 miles & about 5400 gear changes.

    The old original one has done over 30 years of service.

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    Re: Urethane Gear Selector Coupling - A 'Fitting' Story

    I always wonder whether there are lots of different types of Urethane, and if years of product testing goes into these aftermarket products to see which one works best, is safest, etc. I very much doubt it. I'm sure whats most saleable to Empi (in this case) is the fact that it is a bright orange or red! VW, or whoever the manufacturer was who was contracted to supply VW with the rubber couplings would have had to follow very stringent testing to make the best product it could to do the job it was supposed to do for as long as possible. I replaced my rubber coupling with a new rubber coupling some years back, and it was a doddle of a job, take the old one off, put the new one on No-one is ever going to see it as its under the tunnel cover, and carpet, and a rear shelf I've made to box things in. I doubt anyone will ever wish to see it to compare couplings, I won't die of coupling envy!
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