Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon
I've heard the weighted knob can cause transmission wear? Like the old advice of not resting your hand on the knob when you drive because you cause some force on the linkage that is transmitted to the transmission?
Yeah, that's what they have said for years, but I don't know if it is valid or not. I think a lot of the old guidelines/rules/collective knowledge were drawn from crappy American iron and not from new modern high tech, high quality cars. Can you imagine Toyota or Honda or BMW for that matter designing a tranny that couldn't handle it?
As for weighed knobs in particular my Cooper S has a brick for a knob, basically a solid metal cue ball. 100% stock. 100% cold as hell in the wintertime. 100% Death Valley in the summertime. If I were keeping the car, the knob would go ASAP