Date registered: Dec 2011
Vehicle: 1987 560SL, 2000 Kawasaki W650
Location: Springfield, OR
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I got it to move with generous doses of Kroil and some heat from the MAPP gas torch I'd picked up to do a plumbing job a few years back. I could get both parts to move a bit, but the rest of the threads are in such bad shape that I didn't want to move them any farther for fear of stripping any threads. Fortunately, it's a preventative maintenance job. It's possible I may not ever need to readjust the length, but I'd rather do it now rather than some time in the future when the transmission is acting funny.
The good news is that a previous owner had the transmission overhauled, so it's not a crucial problem right now–I hope. Quite frankly, it's not somewhere I want to go. If my transmission needs work, I invoke the wisdom of Barney Rubble who once stated that "It's a wise man that knows when he's stupid, Fred Flintstone."