I pulled out the dead dashcam and drove it 630ks. It's getting a clean today before I drive it 475ks tomorrow.
Something I did a number of months ago though, the gear knob had a bit of a meltdown. The outer sleeve was loose and since I'm not the greatest fan of a loose sleeved knobs I bought a replacement from the best known place in the world to order the correct the part and get the wrong one, Aliexpress.
The new shiny aluminium knob arrived with the wrong thread in it. (metric course instead of fine)
Since I work in the engineering trade I decided to make a small adaptor to correct this indiscretion.
I think one of the guys at work force fed it some viagra as it's now 10" long.
Surprisingly enough it's actually very nice to drive with and for some weird reason my fuel economy has improved.
So the moral of the story is two fold, refrain from buying parts from unknown entities and a long shifter will save you fuel.