okay cool, that makes me feel better about it. Did you get yours out? How easy was it?
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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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
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