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Some people say straddle the knob and pull hard, but I can see why they then complain about whacking themselves in the head !

I parked up, grabbed with both hands and pulled up, seemed to work fine and had a lot of control when it came off.

When i did this as a practice in anticipation for my whalen I managed to take it straight off with one hand, then put it back on. Second time around it took both hands, looks like i put it back on better than the factory did first time around !
 

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Whalens are nice...if you like that sort of thing...very easy to fit...no hassle at all...can be personalised with your own engraving...or you can be differant like me...and spend a few hours fitting a Momo nob :D
 

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I don't mind the OEM knob, but does anyone know of nice CVT replacement knobs???! Are there any top ones out there???! :confused:
 

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Damo said:
Whalens are nice...if you like that sort of thing...very easy to fit...no hassle at all...can be personalised with your own engraving...or you can be differant like me...and spend a few hours fitting a Momo nob :D

Ooooh...very sexy. Does Momo make one like that for a CVT??!
 

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Wow, your momo is nice! I got myself a Razo of silver black and carbon fiber. Hope it will look nice like yours after I install it. I will try to pull with both hand! yeah! :D

Also, thanks again, I really feel people of Mini family are so nice! :)
 

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NoFe2O3 said:
I have a knob from a late-model BMW (also a "Pull-it-Off" type). Does anyone know if this would be compatible with my not-yet-delivered Cooper ?

Im sure someone could answer that if you took a picture of the hollow shaft of the knob. I havent my mini one to hand atm, but its basically a cylindrical hole with a little cross piece at the top that stops the knob rotating and holds it in place.
 

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NoFe2O3 said:
I have a knob from a late-model BMW (also a "Pull-it-Off" type). Does anyone know if this would be compatible with my not-yet-delivered Cooper ?
It won't fit properly.

On a BMW lever, the distance between the locking groove and the bottom of the anti-rotation slot is about 3/8" longer than on a MINI lever.
The knob will slip on, but will rotate on the lever.

Why BMW decided not to make that dimension the same on the MINI lever is beyond me.
 

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If I get a whalen knob, will it fit a CVT shifter? I'm considering either getting a whalen since i've heard such good news about them, or just go along and buy a momo
 

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If I get a whalen knob, will it fit a CVT shifter? I'm considering either getting a whalen since i've heard such good news about them, or just go along and buy a momo
That's a good question!
I'm not sure that anyone has ever asked that one before. :confused:

I've never seen a CVT shift lever, so I can't say.

Anyone out there have an answer???
 

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Damo said:
The CVT shift has a button on it so no.
well that's like my old 5 series, it had a shift lock too, but i changed the knob on that one and all you have to do is push down on the knob and change, so I wasn't sure if it would work the same way with a mini
 
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