What is in the stock shifter handle?
I was doing a complete refurb of the bushings on the transmission 5-speed Getrag, and today I put the shifter handle in an ultrasonic bath to clean it up and it took off one of the two round silver tape items that cover a hole that is in the sifter handle 'stalk'.
I know it is a tube with rubber in the 'tube' for less vibrations but does anyone know what is in the upper part that is sealed with the tape pieces?
I cleaned them up and it just looks like a small rod in the center (looking inside the handle) but I don't know why the tape?
Anyone ever wonder that? Does the aftermarket have this?
My T-56 6-speed in my Monte Carlo (I took it out of a 1994 Fbody) had a rubber-mounted shift lever and when I replaced it with a Hurst shifter it was solid.
So, any thoughts why the tape?
My cars: 2001 325i w/5-speed. Mostly stock. I also have a 1988 Monte Carlo SS with 406 cid, TPI and 6-speed when I want to blast the rice into the weeds.