see my post on this thread...
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removing the exhust clamps....
I had a shop do this before I had the goody spreader tool (yeah - Im a took junkie)
I asked them how they do it...
When the car is up on the lift - stick a S hook and a lenght of chain on the bottom home. Form a loop in the chain with another S hook. Stand on it - remove.
Same to replace... doh...
also there is a tool for it - see Rocky Mountian or Google for VW tools
I think Adirondak can get em too
Oh yeah - if all you want to do is R&R the shifter - you can move the pipe outta the way w/o removing the spring clips - I did anyways.... car was up on stands on a gravel driveway where I also dug out a trench to work in the mud... that was fun
Modified by ewongkaizen at 7:42 PM 12-30-2003