Changing gear shift boots

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Changing gear shift boots

Postby dougaberdeen » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:47 pm

Afternoon all, I have recently purchased a mk3 1.8l roadster and plan to give it a thorough service including changing the oil on the gearbox

I plan to use Castrol syntrans 75/90

I see that some folk mentioning changing the gearlever shift boots and replacing the oil in the turret, the gearchange is a little notchy (possibly as I am not used to the car). Is it worth doing replacing these as well as changing the gearbox and turret oil?

Cheers for any help

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Re: Changing gear shift boots

Postby 71NotOut » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:26 pm

If it's anything like the Mk1 then definitely, yes.

I just did mine recently on my Eunos and it makes a huge difference to how the gear change feels.

When I removed my centre console I also noticed I was missing sound deadening so I replaced that and it makes a big difference to noise and heat ingress into the cabin.

Top tip - buy a turkey baster to help extract the old oil and add the new stuff - makes light work of the job.
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Re: Changing gear shift boots

Postby drumtochty » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:13 pm

No there no advantage to changing any shift boot on the Mk3 not convinced that car has turret oil unlike the Mk1 and Mk2 5 speed cars.

You can adjust the clutch mechanism on the Mk3 that sometimes can help the gear change.

By and large the 1.8 does not tend to suffer as much from a still cold gear change compared to the 6 Speed box in the Mk3, 2 litre Sport. The Mk3.5 from 2009 on has a better change on the 2 litre.
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Re: Changing gear shift boots

Postby dougaberdeen » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:02 pm

cheers for the replies gents, might be worth taking the console off to check the condition of the boots to see if they are worth replacing

suppose I need to confirm whether or not there is turret oil in the mk3 5 speed boxes, anyone know for sure?
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Re: Changing gear shift boots

Postby drumtochty » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:09 pm

You will know for sure when you take the console off but I would not bother, google for MX5 Mk3 clutch adjustment, it is below the dash and a bit of a crawl to get into
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Re: Changing gear shift boots

Postby dougaberdeen » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:25 pm

thanks for your advice, just found a post on how do it, and its by yourself lol
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Re: Changing gear shift boots

Postby drumtochty » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:52 pm

Well there you are then, it must be correct!
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