I read about these on VWVortex
and thought I'd give them a go.
Verdict Motorsport Shift Bushings
They're a solid CNC machined aluminium bush to replace the stock rubber ones on
the gear shift bracket.
New on the left, old on the right:
They go here (looking down from the right-hand side of the engine bay, under the
10 minutes with a 13mm socket and:
I was somewhat sceptical about whether they'd made any difference but for $24 US
delivered I thought I'd give them a go.
And guess what? They DO make a difference! My gear change is more precise
feeling and that notchiness I had in second has gone.
Definitely worth a go!
$22 US for aluminium, $24 US for anodised including delivery.
You have to email them for Paypal details for international delivery but they
respond quickly and delivery was only a few days.