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    Thread: Doing chains on the "BEAST" aka W8

    1. Member nevester's Avatar
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      03-03-2010 01:08 AM #1
      Basically going to do a slight walk through of doing chain's on a W8 in pictures. Also when I say slight I mean not a step by step walk through.






      Didn't take picture's right from the beginning with the front end still on but here we go anyways with it all removed.






      After you disconnect all your wires and hose's (don't forget where anything goes) and disconnect any suspension part's necessary hook it all up to the table special tool #..... Now slowly drop it down after also unbolting the sub-frame, so it can all come down in one piece then stare in awww.




      As you can tell by this point the wiring harness basically completely comes off of the engine minus a few connector's in the front. The exhaust manifolds come off, axles disconnected, and sub-frame dropped down on the table.







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      03-03-2010 11:03 AM #2
      Glad to see you are an enthusiastic W8 tech! I didn't catch your location...
      thankyouverymuch

    3. 11-29-2011 02:24 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by nevester View Post
      Also when I say slight I mean not a step by step walk through
      and by "slight" you meant incomplete

    4. 12-01-2011 01:36 AM #4
      Is it running yet?
      I thought my 86 AUDI was bad...

      Mike

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      12-06-2011 09:05 AM #5
      I remember them doing that to my V10 TDI... same table, I believe.
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      07-12-2012 10:27 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6W8 View Post
      I remember them doing that to my V10 TDI... same table, I believe.
      you mean this one

      did an ac compressor on this one
      the car is on an inclined driveway and up on jack stands in the front only
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    7. 07-13-2012 07:43 AM #7
      What were they thinking...
      Doing that much work just to replace AC compressor...
      I know you probably did a bit more (I hope anyway) than that to justify dropping the drive train out like that.

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      07-13-2012 08:43 PM #8
      really only took about an hour or so to drop it.
      vw made that one easy
      prob cuz they knew it would come out alot lol
      the car is on an inclined driveway and up on jack stands in the front only
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      08-19-2012 04:37 AM #9
      you did not support the engine correctly, there is a frame you are supposed to use
      one of my favorite jobs to do..
      Last edited by vortexpert.; 08-19-2012 at 04:42 AM.

    10. 09-24-2012 07:37 AM #10
      Basically going to do a slight walk through of doing chain's on a W8 in pictures. Also when I say slight I mean not a step by step walk through.

    11. 11-12-2012 01:27 AM #11
      Hello.

      I must replace the motor mounts on my W8. From these pictures looks like I have to drop the subframe with the engine still attached and then gain access.

      Is that accurate? How much do I have do drop the frame and engine to do it? Do I have to disconnect everything, same as for an engine swap? I mean exhaust, hoses, wires, suspension and steering rod ends?

      Thanks!

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      11-16-2012 08:55 PM #12
      Do you need an alignment after dropping the engine like that?
      Originally Posted by rconn14:
      The fact that someone invented a system that saves you the struggle of turning your head to check your blind spot, yet there is no dash-light that says "get your ass out of the left lane you cell phone wielding ****"

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      11-18-2012 08:57 PM #13
      fond memories of that table. Some jackass broke the hand held controller so it just made it that much more interesting.
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