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TP, In that photo the bearing appears to be a ball bearing. Do you have any pics of the older style bearings? I thought they were roller type.
TP, can the bearing be removed from the case and shaft from behind that cover? Thanks. Usually there is a lot more damage than just the bearing (a whole lot more). I was wondering if it could be replaced before failure. According to Tool Pants, guess not. Thanks.
TP, can the bearing be removed from the case and shaft from behind that cover? Thanks.
On my DMF, when tested, it would not spring back. Also, my clutch and pressure plate were only engaging in the outer half of the diameter. I never heard of this before. I was just out in my 99. I bought it new and do all the work myself. I really enjoy it and am glad I decided to use synthetic since new even though it was not required at the time. I love that turbo motor. I also have an 04 Passat GLX V6 4Motion and an 87 GLI with 240K miles. I doubt the DMF and clutch are the same in the two cars, but I know for a fact that the 5 speed is the same as the Passat/A4 5 speed, except for ratios. I see you didn't buy your Porsche new. I regret buying mine new with 300 miles on it. I usually don't buy cars that have been driven. I don't know how it was treated in those critical first miles. Also, I made the mistake of letting a service manager take the car to try it overnoight after an engine replacement. Might just be consern about nothing. Good luck with your car. Get it right no matter what the expense so you can enjoy it.
I don't think they have much choice. If there is no evidence of abuse, and the part is defective, there's no reason to deny warranty coverage. I have had mine replaced under warranty. I also have a 99 Passat that has a DMF and original clutch with 115,000 miles, and they perform perfectly. Both cars have the same transmission BTW. If your denied by one dealer, try another or squawk to the factory rep.