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    1. Member blue70beetle's Avatar
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      05-02-2008 05:40 AM #14626
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      Had to take an online defensive-driving class tonight because of a ticket in Illinois just after Christmas. Can't complain; beats having a ticket on my record....

      That's progress...the revenue-generating machine even makes it convenient for the donors!

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      05-02-2008 06:57 AM #14627
      Quote, originally posted by blue70beetle »
      That's progress...the revenue-generating machine even makes it convenient for the donors!

      Yep, my expectations have been dumbed-down sufficiently that like a good little serf, a lesser degree of oppressiveness feels like freedom.

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      05-02-2008 06:57 AM #14628
      Quote, originally posted by dr. b »
      guess now that you ACTUALLY have a 4x4, we can't give you so much ish about the ride height....no, we still can.

      Oh, and I'm sure you will.

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      05-02-2008 09:29 AM #14629
      Bill, you have PM
      "Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken..." T-Durden

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      05-02-2008 01:26 PM #14630
      Not the picture you're waiting for yet (too overcast to do justice to a dark-gray car). But proof I took that class last night — thought y'all would appreciate the screenshot:

      Yep. That was basically the highlight of it.

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      05-02-2008 03:28 PM #14631
      Drum roll, please....

      Like I said, we wanted it as low-key and incognito as possible. Mission accomplished, I think — I'd almost hate even to put any bright exhaust tips on it, even, just for fear of "blinging" it....
      Pwnt again!

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      05-02-2008 04:15 PM #14632
      On a scale of 1 to Pay Someone, how difficult is it to change a clutch & flywheel?
      The tranny seals are about shot (leakin' like a sieve) and I figure if I'm going to open it up and replace them, might as well throw in a new clutch and lightened fly wheel too.
      Back in the saddle again!

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      05-02-2008 04:32 PM #14633
      if you've never done it, plan on starting on saturday morning and finishing between saturday afternoon and sunday at midnight.
      on a 4 cyl, you should be able to do it in 5-7 hours on the garage floor with at least 2 jackstands, and 1-2 good hydraulic floor jacks, and a second set of hands. (trannies aren't light and need to be jockied around a bit to scoot in and out of car.)
      better make sure you have all the parts you need,too. impossible to get small, hard to find parts on weekends.....i.e. flywheel to p.plate bolts (single use) and p.plate to crank bolts (also single use).
      and make sure to switchout the plate that sits in the middle of the p.plate (held in with huge circular clip/spring/thing) because that's waht the clutch pushrod actually pushes. it's less than 20 bucks and if it fails, will ruin your new clutch faster than you can figure out why it's always partially engaged.
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      05-02-2008 04:35 PM #14634
      Thanks Chris.
      Here's what I was thinking about getting.
      http://www.mjmautohaus.com/cat...d=919

      What is the piece in the middle of the p.plate you are talking about?
      Back in the saddle again!

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      05-02-2008 07:05 PM #14635
      looks like it'd be the hot ticket.
      here's the part i was talkiing about.
      http://techtonicstuning.com/sh...1.305
      the dimple in the middle is a rivet, and when it wears, the clutch rod can drift which pushes from somewhere other than center. you can see how that might affect the fingers on a clutch.
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      05-02-2008 07:18 PM #14636
      Quote, originally posted by fuquar »
      On a scale of 1 to Pay Someone, how difficult is it to change a clutch & flywheel?
      The tranny seals are about shot (leakin' like a sieve) and I figure if I'm going to open it up and replace them, might as well throw in a new clutch and lightened fly wheel too.

      If you're pulling it anyway for the seals, add about 20 minutes for the clutch and flywheel. I'm not sure which seals you're talking about, but if there's oil coming out where the engine meets the transmission, you should change your rear main seal as well. For that, the pressure plate comes off, and IIRC, you need red Loctite to put it back on (although contrary to what some manuals say, there is no need to replace the bolts).
      When I did the clutch on my A2 recently, I had the transmission ready to come out in 2 hours, and then I wrestled it for another 2+ hours! I think the second clutch I did in a VW took me 14 hours total, and that included replacing a CV joint (the joint, not the whole shaft, which would have been faster). That was in my old '82 'rocco, and I also replaced the rear main seal and both input shaft seals.

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      05-02-2008 07:27 PM #14637
      with practice, you can do a 4cyl trans/clutch job in less than 4 hours drive in/drive out time. but my first time took most of the damm weekend. but yeah, you should just change everything you can get to that's not otherwise accessible.
      and as for the rear main seal, it should come with a [white] plastic donut looking deal in the middle of it. LEAVE IT THERE. it's to help slide the seal on correctly...the alternatives include ruining your new seal or not getting it on correctly which is just as useless as ruining it since you won't really know until you fire it up and it spews oil all over your new clutch. as long as the seal goes in straight, and without folding the lip on the seal, you should be good. hell, i may have that little plastic deal out in the garage. i think i kept it after i did the seal and clutch and chains on the black vr.
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      05-02-2008 10:10 PM #14638
      soooo what time are we meeting @ Frozen Custard on Sunday?
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      05-03-2008 12:02 AM #14639
      is this is a local place? if so, ill be done and im in. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      welcome to the layer cake

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      05-03-2008 12:43 AM #14640
      yeah, its at the corner of 350 S and 18th street, real local to me
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      05-03-2008 08:40 AM #14641
      2pm ish?
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      05-03-2008 08:56 AM #14642
      We can't make it, I'm afraid — Lena's graduation is at 2:00, and we've got plans for the rest of the night. Maybe if it were like 4:30 or 4:45, me night make it by for a few minutes, but that'd be about all....

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      05-03-2008 09:25 AM #14643
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      2pm ish?

      that would work for me, how about everyone else?
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      05-03-2008 10:31 AM #14644
      2 works for me too. Hopefully its as nice tomorrow as it is right now.

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      05-03-2008 10:49 AM #14645
      looks like its supposed to be nicer on sunday.
      see you guys around 2. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      welcome to the layer cake

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      05-03-2008 04:03 PM #14646
      Question for all you guys...once upon a time, I took my GTI to an exhaust leak due to the clamp on my cat back being a bit loose. Well, said exhaust shop thought it would be a great idea to fix the problem by taking off the clamp and welding my cat to the exhaust It has never proven to be a problem, that is until now...I'd like to remove the cat to have a test pipe put in its place...however, I do not wish to have the test pipe welded in place since it would no longer be removable. Does anyone have any good suggestions, and while I would like to do this myself, does anyone have a good suggestion of a shop and/or person who could do it?
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    22. 05-03-2008 04:56 PM #14647
      Can you just use a Sawzall and 2 exhaust clamps?

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      05-03-2008 05:03 PM #14648
      Quote, originally posted by PurdueME »
      Hopefully its as nice tomorrow as it is right now.

      Today it's cold and crazy windy. We were outside for two soccer games. It sucked.

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      05-03-2008 05:06 PM #14649
      Quote, originally posted by farfromugen »
      I'd like to remove the cat to have a test pipe put in its place...however, I do not wish to have the test pipe welded in place since it would no longer be removable.

      How much power does the cat rob? I imagine you know this, but I think it's going to be extremely difficult to find a shop that will do anything to make it easy to swap in a test pipe.

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      05-03-2008 09:20 PM #14650
      yeah, I guess I'll probably try to do it myself...anyone have a Sawzall I could use? Here is the one I ordered:

      I will need to have someone weld in another bung for a wideband...I went ahead and ordered a v-band clamp too, maybe with that I can get it to work.
      42DD advertises a 6hp gain with a N/A engine...I'll assume with FI it should be better, plus my cat is crap, as well as my O2s, so its kind of a take care of a bunch of ish all at the same time type thing. I want it to be removable so I can install it for "off road use", but be able to return to running a cat while driving "on road". It seems there should be shops willing to do this for cars that live life on the track only and those that see occasional track use...
      Seriously if someone has a Sawzall I could borrow I'd be gracious since something happened to my old one...Chris


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