use a L shaped allen key. you don't need that much power to tighten it. try that first and see if anything else is needed. and do it on a different day. relax today man. no need to be upset or angry or anything.It's not all caused by the loose ERK, there is also excessive play in gear which the dssr is responsible for. I said this in my first post and made a link to the dssr on UUCs website. That "shifter slop" problem is not normal
I have to get under the car and take out the shift linkage to do that... It's actually kinda hard...
And just tightening the bolts wont get rid of all the shifter slop, there is something else wrong.
Slander? Sheesh, I know... let's escalate this to a cage match! Woo hoo! Seriously, don't put emotion into a post that's not there, I'm trying to help you (and forgive a quick reading of your e-mail on a holiday weekend Sunday night when guests are yelling for me to join them for dinner, okay?). No offense meant.Too bad I say clearly in the video that I used loctite. I clearly know what the problem is... did you even watch the video? I say everything you said in the video...
You were very quick to slander Rob, I didn't expect that.
:facepalm:I at my friends house with 2 BMW techs and one Porsche tech. Never have they heard of using loctite "properly"... Are you just pulling stuff out of your ass to put fault on me? Haha. Again, if it wasn't in the instructions...
The UUC instructions don't tell you how to open the container of Loctite either. Amazing you didn't decide to bash them for providing a defective Loctite applicator. If you're going to DIY, a minimal level of technical competence is required. I don't disagree that you have a problem with the installation of your shifter but I'm going to have to side with Rob on this one, I see nothing but signs of installer error here. Fix your mistakes and move on.Directions for use
1. For Assembly
1. For best results, clean all bond surfaces with a
LOCTITE® cleaner/degreaser and allow to dry
2. Apply LOCTITE® 2033™ to threads in a manner
which will result in the product covering and filling the
spaces between other close fitting metal parts to be
locked or sealed
3. At 23°C parts will be locked within 30 minutes or
generally sooner and will be cured within 24 hours
I think they were supposed to be tightened to 6 in/lbs, or am I mistaking? I don't remember. Did you tighten all of them and then go around and re-tighten? I had to do this 2-3 times because the ERK would shift a little as each bolt tightened.Technical competence huh? I did a ****ing e46 manual swap myself. I think I have plenty. Also, obviously the parts were clean... They were brand new! I understand what you guys are implying when you say the parts need to be clean, obviously I didn't put loctite on dirt ridden parts. They were brand new. And when I'm saying techs have never heard of cleaning the parts, it's because you portray like the parts need to be soaked in degreaser beforehand which is absolutely unheard of.
Oh btw, the bearings on the bottom of the EVO3 have play, excessive play. Sorry but that's not from installer error, I'll need to get a warranty exchange done on that.
To the guy a couple posts up: what are you talking about??? I just finished fixing the problem and when I took the 6 screws out, there was red loctite everywhere. I need to upload the pictures now. I def used loctite
EDIT: Red Loctite in screw holes, the screw's have worn down the shift plate even though the were only on there for such a short time. I guess they got loose and started hitting against the metal. When I re-torqued them down, they were torqued to 4in/lbs. Just like the first time, but the loose ERK bolts didnt fix all of the play. I discovered that the 2 bearings on the bottom of the EVO3 have developed play. So yeah, premature failure.
exactly!I think they were supposed to be tightened to 6 in/lbs, or am I mistaking? I don't remember. Did you tighten all of them and then go around and re-tighten? I had to do this 2-3 times because the ERK would shift a little as each bolt tightened.
I bet the loose ERK is responsible for the premature bearings wear.
People keep mentioning cleaning the parts because you said you did this while doing a tranny swap. If it went anything like mine did, there was dirt and grease everywhere. People on here don't know you or how you work and we have to eliminate what could be obvious faults before anybody can help you determine exactly what happened. There are thousands of people who have this shifter and you seem to be possibly the only person that this has happened to which leads us to believe that you or the loc-tight is at fault, not the shifter itself.
Regardless, what ever reason it happened the first time, I hope it doesn't happen to you again! :hi:
+1. :werd:I don't understand why everyone keeps saying it was your fault, it seems clear to me that it is a defective item, also like you said, if you can do a manual swap your probably competent enough to tighten some screws properly lol.
Come on UUC just replace the part and don't ruin your reputation on the site that probably keeps your company alive :thumbup:
You know what I've learned from this, that apparently Rob doesn't know the rules of business:
Rule 1. The client is always right.
Rule 2. THE. CLIENT. IS. ALWAYS. RIGHT.
It takes quite a bit for someone to complain. And for every complaint, you can be sure there are 10 others who felt the same way but didn't say anything.
Just something to think about...