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Old 12-01-2014, 09:10 AM   #1
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Shifter gasket

Hi folks i just ordered a short throw shifter for my 02 gt and i was wondering if i need a new gasket.
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No. You can just go by a liquid seal type thing from an auto store and put it on the the shifter before you place it.


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No. You can just go by a liquid seal type thing from an auto store and put it on the the shifter before you place it.


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Heard making your own is also one of the better ways to go about sealing it back up. And I think the other one was a cobra bob gasket?


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The only bad thing is, if you make it yourself. It's extremely hard to get off. It's more like glue lol


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The only bad thing is, if you make it yourself. It's extremely hard to get off. It's more like glue lol


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yea, it takes a small crow bar and a wrench for leverage.
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I would recommend it. They can't be much and you don't wanna do it again if the old one leaks after you put the shifter in!


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Thanks for the reply.
Yea thats a good idea with the liquid seal thanks for the idea!



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Thanks for the idea with the liquid seal. Prob gonna do that.


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I've heard that the cobra bob gasket works great, but the american muscle one leaked for someone else.

Also, i think the gasket set is mostly for dampening a little bit of tranny noise. I have the stock shifter on mine right now while i try to figure something out with my steeda tri-ax. probably just apply some rtv, let it dry, then add a little before i install it, that way it has a nice rubbery gasket to press on, and a little bit of it still wet so it forms a tight seal.
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I've heard that the cobra bob gasket works great, but the american muscle one leaked for someone else.

Also, i think the gasket set is mostly for dampening a little bit of tranny noise. I have the stock shifter on mine right now while i try to figure something out with my steeda tri-ax. probably just apply some rtv, let it dry, then add a little before i install it, that way it has a nice rubbery gasket to press on, and a little bit of it still wet so it forms a tight seal.

This actually sounds good in theory I might have to try this when I get my MGW shifter later this December


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I've heard that the cobra bob gasket works great, but the american muscle one leaked for someone else.

Also, i think the gasket set is mostly for dampening a little bit of tranny noise. I have the stock shifter on mine right now while i try to figure something out with my steeda tri-ax. probably just apply some rtv, let it dry, then add a little before i install it, that way it has a nice rubbery gasket to press on, and a little bit of it still wet so it forms a tight seal.
The Cobra Bob gasket works good. The AM knock-off is nowhere near as good as the CB gasket.

Just run one thick line of RTV and call it good. Trying to build up a layer like that runs the risk of the first layer getting contaminated and not bonding properly to the new layer.
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I just use a black silicone sealant/gasket maker for mine. Can get it at places like Autozone or Oreillys.


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Tried the CB gasket and it leaked. Run a bead of black rtv and you'll be fine. Whoever is saying its hard to get off... Remove the bolts, stick a Phillips screwdriver in one of the holes and pull back and it'll pop free every time.

The gasket is supposed to be for sound deadening anyway but if you get the mgw shifter and use a fresh rubber boot and the included piece of dynamat it'll be damn near silent anyway.

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Tried the CB gasket and it leaked. Run a bead of black rtv and you'll be fine. Whoever is saying its hard to get off... Remove the bolts, stick a Phillips screwdriver in one of the holes and pull back and it'll pop free every time.

The gasket is supposed to be for sound deadening anyway but if you get the mgw shifter and use a fresh rubber boot and the included piece of dynamat it'll be damn near silent anyway.

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what do you mean by running a bead of rtv? do you mean like whole line around it or a line of beads?
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what do you mean by running a bead of rtv? do you mean like whole line around it or a line of beads?
You've never heard the term "run a bead of rtv"?
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You've never heard the term "run a bead of rtv"?

Nah haha


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Im trying to get the old shifter off right now and its in there man any tips or tricks?


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Pry bar and a wrench or something for leverage. On the left hand side i had the best spot. Hold the wrench down there to push against the metal of the car, and pry upward, leaning on the wrench. It takes a little wiggling but eventually it pops loose. I think scottydoesntknow says stick a screwdriver in one of the bolt holes and pull it to the side and it should pop off. I havent tried that.

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Im trying to get the old shifter off right now and its in there man any tips or tricks?


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Like I said in a previous post, stick a Phillips screwdriver in one of the rear holes and pull towards you. It'll pop the shifter free.

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thanks for the help guys
got it popped off with a small pry bar you guys rock
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Or do it like the mgw video said. Smack it. Lol!

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