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The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:56 am
by wide_load
Just cus deep down inside I love this thing too. :heart:

Replacement show car for 07
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Form over Function
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Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:22 pm
by diagnosis
wide_load wrote:Just cus deep down inside I love this thing too. :heart:


Because dings, dents, scratches, and any other sortof parking lot mishap add "character". 8)

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:16 am
by wide_load
Status update on the TDI. Simultaneous Dual Mass and Clutch failure. Going to be a fun weekend. :lol:

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:38 am
by Dreamstate
Ouch! :(
Not a good month for TDis

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:53 am
by wide_load
Throw out bearing broke and wedged a piece of itself in the pressure plate. :shock:

That would explain the extreme vibration when engaging gears.

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:11 pm
by Dreamstate
Are the clutch and pressure plate no good then?

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:17 pm
by wide_load
Pressure plate looks like garbage so I would say no. Dual mass is a ticking timebomb so I'm going to replace that. Clutch comes w the package so its getting replaced even though it may have some meat left on it.

What do you think are the chances are its the original clutch? 336000km. Is that even feasible?

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:01 pm
by Dreamstate
TDIs tend to be long distance commuters.. high kms with less than average city kms. I could see it still being original.

The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:27 pm
by Maraschino Larry
We replaced the clutch on Hayley's Beetle somewhere around 305000? Totally possible.

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:10 pm
by wide_load
Long story short.... anyone have a spare o2j tdi tranny laying around? or know of someone with one / someone who will do a rebuilt on the cheap.

Removed the drive flange/output flange from the tranny to help get it in easier as it was just myself. What was supposed to save time has turned into wasting tons of it as the threaded plate that the drive flange bolt threads into decided to fall inside the tranny. :x

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:17 am
by Mandeep D
Gah! :(

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:13 am
by Dreamstate
The Source should have a bunch. Should be cheaper than the automatic.. I had to buy one for my parent's jetta a year ago.. $700.

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:49 pm
by wide_load
Might have sourced one for $200 in cambridge :!:

He's not sure if it works but for that price I'm trying. lol

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:41 am
by wide_load
TDI sold... :) :( :)

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:47 am
by wide_load
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Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:07 pm
by tripwalking
Good grief

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:14 pm
by Mandeep D
Been exactly there.... It actually looks worse than it is. Once you get the entire front off the car the t-belt is easy! :shock:

When I did my A4, i used the "service position" for the rad support.

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:26 pm
by wide_load
Yep... same thing here. A/C stuff to the left, Rad/Rad support to the right. Surprisingly well thought out and definitely a better design that the mk3/mk4 I've pulled the front end off too.

Was a tense moment starting the car again though. Not sure exactly how critical the belt placement is, but from what you seem to read it's 1 belt tooth in either direction and goodbye valvetrain...

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:50 pm
by professor science
Holy crap. Nice work!

Re: The reinforcements...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:02 pm
by Maraschino Larry
That's awesome... I would have been shitting my britches turning it over