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Was about to do the installation. I went over the instructions with a mechanic he said I'd better change the fork in the transmission. The one that connects the bearing. I thought it looked ok. It's another trip to pick up tomorrow.
I'll be honest with you all, so far, it took me 6 attempts to change the timing belt. It took me 3 times to finally install the clutch properly.
I also did the seal in the transmission as well. I've done this before and the transmission is outside the car, even easier
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them flywheel bolts get tight.

I like that you use blue. I also use blue. well it is actually wet n wild fast dry nail polish in "basic beach"

Don't be afraid to fail, it might make you afraid to try, and if you don't try, you wont't succeed. Or some ****.

glad to see you at it in the day time with some sunshine.
 

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them flywheel bolts get tight.

I like that you use blue. I also use blue. well it is actually wet n wild fast dry nail polish in "basic beach"

Don't be afraid to fail, it might make you afraid to try, and if you don't try, you wont't succeed. Or some ****.

glad to see you at it in the day time with some sunshine.
Yeah, its actually not that hard to do. After all that freaking out I did......with the timing belt.
However, I know how to do what I've just learned. The other fun fact, I may have to use another oil pan or find attachments, I picked out the wrong one. It fits but it needs the sensor hole covered and the return oil line dose not match?
I really was hoping to do the oil pan first because I too had so many problems trying to get at those to bolts. It's a tough spot to work on!
 

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Yeah, its actually not that hard to do. After all that freaking out I did......with the timing belt.
However, I know how to do what I've just learned. The other fun fact, I may have to use another oil pan or find attachments, I picked out the wrong one. It fits but it needs the sensor hole covered and the return oil line dose not match?
I really was hoping to do the oil pan first because I too had so many problems trying to get at those to bolts. It's a tough spot to work on!
I think all the mk4 4 cylinders take about the same oil pan. I know my 2.0 pan has nothing but a drain plug. I think the 2.0 and TDI share the same pan, and the 1.8t is the only one with the oil return. Mind you I could be wrong here, I have 2.0s

maybe they didn't send the cover for that hole. Could use the one off the old pan?

I drilled one of those out once in my driveway. Good times. A ball end 5mm gets them in and out, But not to tighten and loosen. I think I ground a socket and extension up a bit last time to get at them.
 

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That reminds me of my shop back in 1999 when I was doing the transmission in the winter on my Rabbit MK1. Oh... minus heat or shelter. Okay, it was just a wet snow covered driveway.
 

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That reminds me of my shop back in 1999 when I was doing the transmission in the winter on my Rabbit MK1. Oh... minus heat or shelter. Okay, it was just a wet snow covered driveway.
I took down the tarps the first night.
Tonight I started after the kids went to bed, I put back together every under the car. Need to do the bleeding and circle check.
 
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