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Old 09-25-2015, 07:30 PM
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Default Heat from Shifter area

Seems fairly normal... I have some heat building up around the base of the shifter assemlby. Putting a hand on the shifter boot, you can definitely feel warmth. I do have a short shift installed. I guess my question is... is this normal? Is this a typical indication of low trans fluid or something like that?

i would not normally call attention to this except that today was the day my snickers melted.

btw... im at 49k miles on this 2004 MCS 6 speed getrag.
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:16 AM
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Not sure which SS you installed, but the short shifter is likely simply closer/deeper in the box and radiates more of the heat from the exhaust.

It's a problem folks discovered with the Helix kits. A few folks messed with adding wraps and the shields, not sure how much success they had though. There are a few threads buried on NAM.
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cover below boot shifted? (hehehe)

I have the B&M ss don't really notice more heat, but the covers were a bitch to get back on correctly and would let more come in the cabin if not right
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mini madness 37%.... good call on the heat shield.
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:20 AM
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Its normal bud . You are getting heat reflected from the exhaust pipe up into the shifter opening/boot area.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:28 AM
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My cae shifter gets lovely and warm when stuck in traffic
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Most SS kits req the removal/mod of the exhaust heat shield and the lower plastic shifter box.......easy way for heat to get to shifter and cabin.
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