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Vibrating gear lever....anything to worry about?


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When accelerating hard in our TD5 the gear lever makes a vibrating type noise....but fortunately not at 70 in top gear! Is this "normal" I expect it is but want to make sure it's not about to self-destruct. It's done 12,000 miles.

when you find a bit of your landy that doesn't vibrate, it means something has become disconnected & then you have to worry ;)

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On LT77 gearboxes the gear stick vibrates when the springs that set the resting position of the gearstick at 4th/3rd needed adjusting. If you didn't adjust it up the little aluminium housing wore making the gear selection bloody difficult (~£25 to rplace the worn housing??). Don't know if it is the same on later gearboxes, but worth checking. Lift the rubber surround about the gearstick and have a look for 2 off M6 nuts sticking up on either side of the gear stick housing. Adjust on both sides so that the gear stick does not vibrate/wobble from side to side and that the gearbox will go straight into 3rd/4th from it's rest postion.

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when you find a bit of your landy that doesn't vibrate, it means something has become disconnected & then you have to worry ;)

The Sea King aircraft that are operated by the Navy have had a maintenance policy developed specifically for them*:

"If the aircraft is not leaking oils and other fluids, it is empty. Refill.

If the aircraft is not vibrating, the main lift frames are cracked. Repair or Replace as necesary."

* This is not a technical instruction issued by the design or engineering authority of the aircraft.

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Thanks for the replies/advice, I'll get on to it! Here's a couple of quotes from aicraft maintenance sheets that are doing the rounds..

Complaint..."seepage of oil from front of no. 3 engine"

Engineer....."oil seepage from no. 3 engine normal...engines 1,2 and 4 have insufficient seepage"

Complaint..."left hand engine missing"

Engineer....."engine located on left wing after short search"

Complaint..."Test flight satisfactory but Autoland very rough"

Engineer....."Autoland not fitted to this version"

Complaint..."Evidence of hydraulic leakage from undercarriage"

Engineer....."Evidence removed"

These are supposed to be true.

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Thanks for the replies/advice, I'll get on to it! Here's a couple of quotes from aicraft maintenance sheets that are doing the rounds..

Complaint..."seepage of oil from front of no. 3 engine"

Engineer....."oil seepage from no. 3 engine normal...engines 1,2 and 4 have insufficient seepage"

Complaint..."left hand engine missing"

Engineer....."engine located on left wing after short search"

Complaint..."Test flight satisfactory but Autoland very rough"

Engineer....."Autoland not fitted to this version"

Complaint..."Evidence of hydraulic leakage from undercarriage"

Engineer....."Evidence removed"

These are supposed to be true.

There was going around a while ago, the rest are:

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.

S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.

S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.

S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.

S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.

S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.

S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.

S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.

S: That's what they're for.

P: IFF inoperative.

S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.

S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.

S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny. (I love this one!)

S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.

S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.

S: Cat installed.

P. Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget

pounding on something with a hammer.

S: Took hammer away from midget

Not entirely sure of the legalities involved with putting stuff like this in an aircraft document set, but hey ho...

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  • 10 years later...

I finally got around to making this adjustment today, and it has stopped the gear lever from rattling.

It only took me ten years to get around to it!! And a change of Land Rover, l now have a 110 TD5, the 90 was sold in 2014.

I found this old post of mine while searching for instructions on how to adjust the gear lever.

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:lol: fantastic,  I've done the same a few times when getting around to doing a job, I Google and find a very helpful article on here... then you flick to the top and see who started the topic and it turns out it was yourself... superb

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