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    I will post the part number tomorrow with a pic of the box.

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    The court demands you to show theses pics.

    j/p Would like these numbers though
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    Shit sorry guys it's taken sooooo long. Here's a pic of the box label. Not sure which is the datecode anymore, maybe someone else knows. I think this should be stickied in the knowledge base for all for future reference with the updated rev code
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    I'll also have to modify and attenuate my disparaging remarks about those who broke shift forks.
    Shift fork breakage was only partially due to their incompetence, not totally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechtech View Post
    I'll also have to modify and attenuate my disparaging remarks about those who broke shift forks.
    Shift fork breakage was only partially due to their incompetence, not totally!
    LOL. Yeah. We'll I've never broken one on my dd but my race car...3 in 3 weeks!

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    Gitt - You post about this is really important, esp to aggressive enthusiasts.
    I am really surprised it has not been addressed before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechtech View Post
    Gitt - You post about this is really important, esp to aggressive enthusiasts.
    I am really surprised it has not been addressed before.
    it has, but it's never been cost effective. PAR makes shift forks, but for something like 700 bucks. i've also tried getting something fabbed up at work on the CNC's, but it's just too complex a part to be milled from billet and be cost effective. probably why Mazda made them out of cheap cast iron then machined them from there. at least they made a beefier version later on.
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    looks like i'll probably be getting one. When my shift collar broke the 3/4 fork looked kinda chewed so I used the one out of my old trans, and my shift problem for 3rd came back. I'll get one and just call it done
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    Remember get one with the matching date code. I think zx2wou2 bought one recently and it wasn't this one

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    The 7230 is the base number for trans/shift fork . Have the dealer pull up the base number and get the latest manufactured date for the ZX2 . The AA means it's the first production run with no revision .

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    john whats your thought on these , i have to broken a good 5+ in the last yr in a non mod zx2 lol always stuck in 4th .
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    The new part was re-engineered to have more material to resist breakage . When you put them in make sure they are de-burred , all edges radius(rounded) ,all smooth machined surfaces polished . If the parts are prepped correctly there should be no more problems , only what the operator causes.

    The old parts have a lot of machine marks , some surfaces had oil grooves which lead to cracks and failure . Just take the time to clean the parts up .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnP View Post
    The new part was re-engineered to have more material to resist breakage . When you put them in make sure they are de-burred , all edges radius(rounded) ,all smooth machined surfaces polished . If the parts are prepped correctly there should be no more problems , only what the operator causes.

    The old parts have a lot of machine marks , some surfaces had oil grooves which lead to cracks and failure . Just take the time to clean the parts up .
    old forks are broken from operator error also, I've been doing zx2's and escorts a long long time. Never had an issue with forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inis View Post
    old forks are broken from operator error also, I've been doing zx2's and escorts a long long time. Never had an issue with forks.
    Psh, light to moderate pressure/force on the shifter and use of the clutch is optional!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow2000S/R View Post
    Psh, light to moderate pressure/force on the shifter and use of the clutch is optional!!!
    wait, you mean that left pedal is the clutch? Thought it was used only to start the car!

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