Service & Maintenance Gear Stick 'Shoe' Wear and Tear

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by Kieren Shepherd, Monday 8th Sep, 2014.

  1. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    So i've been going over my car since I came across this forum compiling a huge list of things i'd like to do.
    One of which is that the leather gear stick cover has kinda come apart, i've looked through the part guides but I can't find the part. Any ideas?

    Cheers as always!
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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  3. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks!
     
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  5. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just to explain exactly what I mean :Grin:

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  6. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    @Ichiban Along the same lines, i've noticed wear on the steering wheel. I assume this would be a case of a new wheel?
     
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  7. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    How many miles has this motor done mate?
     
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  8. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    That would be eating at my OCD too man!
     
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  9. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Erm, 49000.
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    All I can say is that either the dealership didn't look after her, or the previous owner wasn't very nice to her :Frown:
     
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  10. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    That's crazy - never seen wear like that on a car with such low mileage.
     
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  11. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I'd guess it could have seen lots of short town journeys and school runs @moob, I agree though, that is an insane amount of wear for the mileage.
     
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  12. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I drove my previous Accord (7th Generation) around at work for years - lots of short trips etc - it had 88k on it when I traded it in and no signs of wear in those areas,
     
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  13. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Agreed, having owned two Accords above the 80k mark - my previous with 7 owners - the gear gaiter wasn't worn in the slightest.
     
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  14. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Previous owners may have had many/sharp rings?
     
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  15. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Previous owner may have had many/sharp rings claws.
     
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  16. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Maybe bangles ? Or a chain ?
     
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    I've had to change the gear gaiter on my 2008 CR-V with only 70K on the clock and was also wondering how something that isn't really subject to being touched could wear so quickly. I then remembered that the previous owner was their bodyshop/valet guy and I suspect it's happened from cleaning, either too much of it or perhaps the cleaner being used has attacked the leather?

    I got mine from Ebay and it fitted perfectly and feels very good quality, although you just have to watch out when fitting and make sure there's enough slack on all sides to allow for the extra stretch when you are selecting the various gears.

    I'd also recommend cleaning and applying some leather treatment to the new gaiter before fitting for two reasons, firstly to get some protection on the parts of the leather which bend round the fixings and would otherwise be hidden and also to make it a little more supple which will help with fitting :Smile:

    Here's a few.










    Here's my old gaiter:

    Old%20Gaiter.

    And my new one:

    New%20Side.

    New%20Overhead.
     
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  18. dom Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    hi
    i got the same problem
    do you have user manual or some picture how to do this?
    please
     
  19. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    I'm in the middle of doing a tutorial, hopefully done by tomorrow. Work is busy.
     
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