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    Thread: Tim's MkIV R32 Thread

    1. Member Cortexiphan's Avatar
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      06-02-2011 12:40 PM #76
      okay cool, that makes me feel better about it. Did you get yours out? How easy was it?

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      06-02-2011 01:33 PM #77
      Very smart to have not removed the drain plug yet, I admire your foresight.

      A 17mm wrench over the bit works better than vice grips, for what that's worth.

      I would try a little bit of heat and a whole lot of force. As long as you're straight on the plug, I can't see hurting anything except your pride and/or knuckles.

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      06-02-2011 01:43 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by youngm7 View Post
      Very smart to have not removed the drain plug yet, I admire your foresight.

      A 17mm wrench over the bit works better than vice grips, for what that's worth.

      I would try a little bit of heat and a whole lot of force. As long as you're straight on the plug, I can't see hurting anything except your pride and/or knuckles.
      Thanks.

      Thats a really good idea, I feel dumb now lol. I'll give that a shot when I get home.

      I went for a short drive before I attempted getting the fluid out, so that everything would break loose and the fluid plus any dirt would come out easy. So that warmed up the differential pretty well.

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      06-03-2011 10:56 AM #79
      So I got the plug out. Changed the rear-diff fluid no problem.

      Now to find a place to purchase the special bit for the gear-lube plug.

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      06-03-2011 02:15 PM #80
      what s a "gear lube plug"?? also, howed u get the plug out, did u use a wrnch?

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      06-03-2011 02:18 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by BOUDAH View Post
      what s a "gear lube plug"?? also, howed u get the plug out, did u use a wrnch?
      Sorry, transmission oil plug. The one thats like a 16 or 17mm tripple square with a point in the middle?

      I used youngm7's idea, put a wrench over the bit. Made it so much easier.

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      06-03-2011 03:11 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Cortexiphan View Post
      Sorry, transmission oil plug. The one thats like a 16 or 17mm tripple square with a point in the middle?

      I used youngm7's idea, put a wrench over the bit. Made it so much easier.
      I have this one http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ission/ES8234/ it's not cheap, so try to find someone to borrow it from. I needed an adapter to get this sucker onto my torque wrench since it had a 1/2" drive, the adapter was just long enough to get it to clear that thin pipe right in front of the fill plug
      Last edited by 4motionvr6dub; 06-03-2011 at 03:13 PM.

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      06-03-2011 03:13 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by 4motionvr6dub View Post
      I have this one http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ission/ES8234/ I needed an adapter to get this sucker onto my torque wrench since it had a 1/2" drive, the adapter was just long enough to get it to clear that thin pipe right in front of the fill plug
      $27 Damn.

      Thanks for the link.

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      06-03-2011 03:15 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Cortexiphan View Post
      $27 Damn.

      Thanks for the link.
      I know, it's expensive for a tool you're gonna use once every 50k mi or so, try to borrow from someone if you can

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      06-03-2011 03:18 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by 4motionvr6dub View Post
      I know, it's expensive for a tool you're gonna use once every 50k mi or so, try to borrow from someone if you can
      haha funny you mention that. youngm7 offered to let me borrow his

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      06-08-2011 06:08 PM #86
      Took some pics of the car today.

      Her parking space:


      Interior shots:

      I tried getting this shot perfect for almost 30 minutes, never could I get the camera to focus right



      This came out pretty decent:


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      06-08-2011 06:11 PM #87
      Nice shots, sounds like you need a Canon or someone with a Canon
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      06-08-2011 06:16 PM #89
      bah canon...

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      06-08-2011 06:44 PM #90
      Thanks guys, one more pic i took a long time ago but never uploaded.


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      06-08-2011 06:47 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPOPS View Post
      bah canon...
      Play nice.
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      06-08-2011 06:51 PM #92
      The interior shots would be much better if the steering wheel was centered, but thats just my ocd kicking in

      i really like the cluster shot

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      06-08-2011 06:55 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by WiseDubbinVR View Post
      The interior shots would be much better if the steering wheel was centered, but thats just my ocd kicking in

      i really like the cluster shot
      yeah there was a lot of stuff like that I noticed after taking the picture, like the passenger side vent is closed.

      But its 100 degrees outside (literally) and I wasnt about to sit there any longer than I already had.

      The cluster shot turned out really well IMO. and if you click it you can get it in much higher resolution, and I made it available for download.

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      06-08-2011 07:37 PM #94
      Nice shots!

      I miss my fisheye lens(es).

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      06-08-2011 07:38 PM #95
      Also, I've loved that cluster shot from the moment you sent it to me on the way home from Tennessee.

      It was the background on my phone for the longest time.

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      06-08-2011 07:42 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Also, I've loved that cluster shot from the moment you sent it to me on the way home from Tennessee.

      It was the background on my phone for the longest time.

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      06-09-2011 07:23 AM #97
      I think that I should be able to construct a simple apparatus to hold the camera in place for a neat shot.
      It would be a shot of the cluster again, where the red pins should be blurred. Might require some tricky maneuvering but totally doable if you think it would be cool.
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      06-09-2011 08:14 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Also, I've loved that cluster shot from the moment you sent it to me on the way home from Tennessee.

      It was the background on my phone for the longest time.
      It's the background on my work computer right now.

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      06-28-2011 04:16 PM #99
      Entry #006

      two things that I havent mentioned yet:

      I got blind-spot mirrors:



      After having them for a while. I would say that I really enjoy no longer having a blind spot. But the ECS made ones are poor quality and not worth the $100 after shipping. Find legitimate euro ones. thats what Im going to do soon.


      and I got the gorilla gear trunk liner:



      I'm in love with the trunk liner, it keeps my road-side assistance kit secure in one spot. Even through hard turns
      Last edited by Cortexiphan; 07-25-2011 at 12:05 AM.

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      06-28-2011 04:45 PM #100
      always enjoy your updates. car looks great

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