Pulling away in third gear sucks, fellow drivers overtake in disgust, with horsepower in such short supply, reliably selecting first gear is a must. The reason behind all this? Lots of play:
So… Its time for a new gear linkage repair kit!
1 ~ Soaking rubber bushes in freshly boiled water (your mileage may vary, I did not find it helped):
2 ~ Use your God given fingers & thumbs to get half started:
3 ~ Press home firmly with teaspoon handle:
4 ~ Again, use teaspoon handle to press home lower linkage rubber upon fitment.
5 ~ Fini.
Shifting seems awkward & not smooth at first, I guess it’ll take a while to wear in. Still, no more selecting third instead of first!
PS: Note on pricing, “gear linkage” as search terms does not show up under ECAS, however “lever” will. Save yourself a tenner compared to The 2CV Shop. I certainly wished I had. :’ (