Finally finished up the structure of my LRI
The progress thread can be had here.
Last edited by volkspapa; 05-01-2012 at 03:24 PM.
You shouldn'ta done that, he's just a boy.
Scuffed up my knuckles reaching into the dash to do the cruise control diagnostic on the harness.
Love watching the pedal get pinned to the floor as the pump runs. Don't love that I'm going to have to send in my cruise control computer for a warranty rebuild after less than a year. Also don't love that the shop hasn't responded to my warranty query from a week ago.
disconnected a bunch of things, almost ready for engine removal.
nasty stuff !
my rusty rebuild
Last edited by VW_MK3_270; 05-01-2012 at 07:44 PM.
Pulled the trans.
Powerwashed/degreased the "new" trans (stock AUG unit from my MKII autoX car).
Replaced TO bearing, seals and gaskets, new thrust plate (old one was worn oddly), and clutch disk from MKII (since the AUG trans is a small spline, while my old 2Y was large spline. Both disks are in equally good shape).
Pulled driver fender to re-align door (which has been misaligned since I bought the car 5 years ago....FIVE years of shouldering the sticky door open, and I'm finally fixing it).
Finishing up tomorrow. Fresh gear oil, and up she goes.
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My Cabrio came out of hibernation/storage and the first thing I did was clean the interior as best I could, but then it started raining. I did manage to install my Crown Royal CR red velvet bag shift boot with an OEM shift knob though! It had a raggedy OEM leather shift boot with holes everywhere and a dumb MOMO shift knob...
Okay lets be honest, how many people here actually post of things they did today.. not yesterday lol. nothing bad about it just curious.
Today i replaced my window regulator and motor, tried to retro fit the glove box and failed again
Last edited by KeatGLX; 05-02-2012 at 02:44 PM.
^^How much of a pain was that mirror to install? I just picked one up, and was wondering if it fits on the stock mount, or did you have to remove the stock mount and put a new one on the windshield?
"What monstrosities would walk the streets if some people's faces were as unfinished as their minds." Eric Hoffer
I don't own a Mk3 (never have, never will... sorry)
This is MrMook's car.
Replaced tranny after it lost 5th gear due to a leak last sunday. No pics because a tranny swap is typical and uninteresting. He had a 2Y in there before, so we put something in with a longer 5th. It did however get new pushrod bushing & seal, new TO bearing, and a new thrust plate because his old pushrod bushing was trashed, and the pushrod trashed the thrust plate... locating it off center, bending the pushrod.
He pulled the fender for some reason, and then we found this...
So we pulled the door, and removed the rot. Also found another small hole that needed attention.
Since it's a complicated corner, I made this patch panel.
Test fit went good enough
Mk3 sheet metal must be thinner than the sheet metal on Mk1s and Mk2s... So after burning through a little, i turned things back and threw down some boogers.
Added some filler
Etched and primed
Liberally applied some seam sealer
Tomorrow it'll get a few coats of clear and we'll call it "sucking less than it did before"