So it was -6 here today, so it was a great time to powerwash the empty engine bay.
Electrical was taped off in garbage bags, fuel lines safe.
It sure was worth it! No grease cakes to frustrate a person, and now I can recognize shift parts.
If the new flywheel comes tomorrow I may get the short block and tranny in!
Speaking of tranny the Rabbit Convertible had a wrecker transmission, code FN!
That is a normal or "tall" gear transmission.
Spent most of the day repairing the shifter and replacing bushings. I will have no more slop!
The yellow arrows indicate the new bushings installed in this region.
The pink arrow points to the new relay lever, the old one had TONS of play in it.
The blue arrows point to bolts that were so loose, I took them off by hand, no tools.
No wonder the shifting was so sloppy. Every single link was loose.