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    Thread: 5 Speed shifter bushings

    1. 05-09-2008 12:24 PM #1
      It seems The OG thread on this was black holed for some strange reason....

      The 5 speed Fox and Early Audi coupe share the same linkage setup.

      2x Lower bushings
      811 711 597

      1x Left Upper
      823 711 593 B
      1x Left boot
      823 711 641 B

      1x Right upper
      823 711 594 B
      1x Right boot
      823 711 642 B

      1x Ball socket
      811 711 279


      I believe thats all that is needed for a complete bushing replacement.

      If anything else needs to be added let me know and we will FAQ this.


      full size http://dean.bombingnumberten.com/vw/shifter.jpg


      Modified by Fox-N-It at 5:08 PM 5-11-2008


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      05-09-2008 03:45 PM #2
      Got a source on these besides the dealer?

      Impex show $48 or so
      Parts Place shows $19.95, but then says is $48 when you call
      World Pac shows only 2 of the bushings.

      I'm not driving 40 miles to the nearest VW dealer... twice.


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      05-09-2008 04:36 PM #3
      That's crazy - last time I bought those from the dealer, it was about $12 or $15 for all of it, and that was only a year or so ago.

    4. 05-09-2008 04:54 PM #4
      Just paid $48, which was dealer cost, from the dealer after he tried to quote me $78. Ordered from the warehouse in Jersey.

      I would like to have them drawn in autocad and reproduced in something better suited


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      05-09-2008 04:58 PM #5
      Missing Linkz agreed to do them in teflon a while back, but I never sent a set in to him. Dunno how you'd press the bushing in, either.
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    6. 05-09-2008 05:15 PM #6
      Any chance you wanna get in touch with them again?


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      05-09-2008 07:55 PM #7
      For you? Sure! - but it'll have to wait a bit, unless someone wants to do the rendering or supply the model bushings themselves. I got a Fox to get on the road!
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    8. 05-09-2008 09:07 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by Fox-N-It »
      It seems The OG thread on this was black holed for some strange reason....

      The 5 speed Fox and Early Audi coupe share the same linkage setup.

      2x Lower bushings
      811 711 597

      1x Left Upper
      823 711 593 B
      1x Left boot
      823 711 641 B

      1x Right upper
      823 711 594 B
      1x Right boot
      823 711 642 B


      I believe thats all that is needed for a complete bushing replacement.

      If anything else needs to be added let me know and we will FAQ this.

      I've found that the ball socket 811 711 279 (connects the bottom of the linkage to the end of the support rod) is usually worn as much or more than the bushings listed above.


    9. 05-09-2008 11:17 PM #9
      2 of those bushings were MIA on my car which still shifted surprisingly well.

      I will add the ball socket to the list

      And maybe pull up a shot of ETKA for reference.


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      05-10-2008 12:18 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Fox-N-It »
      I would like to have them drawn in autocad and reproduced in something better suited
      This is an awesome idea. I'll try and get me a set this week and work on it. I guess I'll need a micrometer...

    11. 05-10-2008 03:43 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by kerensky »
      This is an awesome idea. I'll try and get me a set this week and work on it. I guess I'll need a micrometer...


    12. 05-10-2008 09:38 PM #12
      If someone is going to make new/better shifter bushings, then there can be an improvement with the size as well as with the material.

      The ID of the lower pair of shifter bushings can be smaller to have less slop on the part they slip onto. Its been several years since I did the ones on my Fox, but IIRC they can be about 2mm smaller in ID. I cut two strips of plastic, rolled them up, and slipped them into the opening in each lower bushings. The T shaped piece of the linkage then slipped into the bushings within the bushings with a lot less slop.
      It might take a little trial and error. The lower bushings may need a small amount of play. I'm relatively sure the upper bushings need play. And I'm positive the support rod needs to be allowed to move from side to side some; I once added an extra bushing to the support rod and found the shifter pattern was too narrow from side to side to allow selecting all the gears.


    13. 05-10-2008 10:18 PM #13
      Agreed. The bushings should be made based on the parts they fit over and not the ID of a new set of bushings. Just making bronze or Delrin lower bushings would improve shifter feel a lot.

    14. 05-11-2008 04:04 AM #14
      I have a spare 093 trans with linkage and a good friend with a degree in drafting. I'm going to see if i can make this happen.

    15. 05-11-2008 05:08 PM #15
      Pic added for reference.

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      07-16-2009 04:35 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Fox-N-It »
      I have a spare 093 trans with linkage and a good friend with a degree in drafting. I'm going to see if i can make this happen.

      Did this ever happen?


      Old thread I know....sorry


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      09-16-2011 03:47 PM #17
      Did anyone ever make this happen. My 4 speed Fox is need of new bushings bad!

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      09-16-2011 04:21 PM #18
      this thread has a solution or two to the 4speed bushing problem...

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