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I think your more likely to find the Jive colour in a leather dye Tom. I did buy some last year from an ebayer in Hull and it worked well. I will try and find a link for you.
Thank you Dave,I think your more likely to find the Jive colour in a leather dye Tom. I did buy some last year from an ebayer in Hull and it worked well. I will try and find a link for you.
Dave,The jive coloured leather SE gear stick was discontinued from June 2017 and is no longer available to buy new. Luckily Sarge supplied with me with a used one and I set about a renovation. I bought a leather resto kit from ebay which included an Audi Jive coloured dye and it's a perfect match...www.a2oc.net
Hi Dave,That's great news Tom and I,m pleased all went well.
Thank you David,Smashing news - Welcome to the six speed club!
What speeds (road and engine) did you cruise at? Perhaps a little faster than usual now the engine noise is so much reduced?
Hi TomAfternoon everyone,
You will have seen I recently swapped OEM for a Silver A2. Well the swap back occurred an hour ago.
I have not long been in from the maiden journey with the ‘new’ MYP Gearbox fitted.
The gearbox came from a 2012 VW Passat with 35k miles. It’s had fresh oil put in along with the gear linkage adjusted.
The gear change is so silky smooth and feels a lot tighter. The throw pattern is shorter which I already prefer and is a very welcomed addition.
Cruising home along the A50, then the M1 from WOM was great. You’ll have read that I am a frugal driver and having the engine running at 500rpm less than before at the same speed is amazing, I’m sure it’ll pay for itself in a few years!
It feels just right and how the A2 should have felt when first produced. I really do like this upgrade, having only been driving it for just under an hour, it already feels like it’s been there for years. Do I recommend this upgrade... Absolutely YES. It’s not the cheapest of upgrades but nice things are expensive I suppose.
I must thank Rob @chumsofmanutd and Marcus for the attention to detail in having the bell housing ‘shaved’ for perfect alignment of the starter motor. My thank also go to Tom @timmus for mentioning this option all those years ago when we first met, I was a little gutted that such a thing wasn’t available for the 1.4 Petrol engine but that's in the past now I had a TDI. Also David @dj_efk for the information regards Red Line oils.
That’s enough for now as I’ve got an hour to waste before picking the boys up from school, so I’m off out on an ‘essential needs’ drive!