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Everything posted by pjslowik

  1. Pentosin has returned to the approved list. I use it in all my VW's and will begin again in my 03. Pento High Performance II 5W-40.
  2. Where do you get the order type for any given vehicle? Thanks.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. TP, can the bearing be removed from the case and shaft from behind that cover? Thanks.
  6. Well that clears it up for me. I just didn't realize that plain ole dried air was so much more expensive to bottle than a single element.
  7. This is where I got mine. Rapid Parts
  8. Wow! Thanks for this info. I'm gonna forward it to NASCAR so all those teams can stop wasting money.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. You should not feel the vibration, rather the resonance, you are experiencing. Something is imbalanced and you feel the resonance at the 3 - 3.3k range. These engines are naturally balanced 360*/180*/6cyl. I'm sure Porsche goes to great lengths to fine-tune individual component balance too. They should be silky smooth. I have had three engines in my 03. The first two were indeed silky smooth. After the third, I felt the same resonance you describe. Sometimes you might expect some increase in vibration after removing and replacing the flywheel/pressure plate. Things don't always get
  12. I believe to test the DMF you grab the outer part of the flywheel and twist it. It should be able to move, with some resistance, 15* in either direction and return to center upon release. You should have taken it to a dealer for warranty repair instead if the independant mechanic. Now they may not cover it being it was disassembled.
  13. Sorry to hear about your situation. I don't think it's funny. Prob why the others moved out! Get a have-a-heart trap and take little kitty for a ride. I don't have any suggestions for the odor.
  14. TP, I'm curious what it was about the Porsche protectant you didn't like? I masked off my top and unloaded a full can on the cleaned top. It seems to work pretty well for me. Also, you mentioned the 3M Scotchguard. I wanted to use that a couple years ago, so I called them to ask but they did not recommend it for convertible tops. Have you found one that is specifically recommended for tops?
  15. Sorry, I didn't mean to upset you. But, you said you thought the 03 didn't need plugs for 60k miles, which was incorrect. And you didn't mention the filters. I only wanted to emphasize that the manual, or the posting suggested by Loren, should be checked for proper intervals. I never heard of an air filter being part of an oil change. If that's true, I might start paying for oil changes. The belt was in poor shape. I saw it. The dealer replaced it along with the engine that was hanging on it.
  16. That's not exactly true. An 03 requires spark plug change, air filter change, & cabin filter change, among other things. Checking the polyrib belt is up there in importance too. Mine was in bad shape at only 25,000 miles. Ask the dealer exactly what they plan to do for the $$.
  17. Try the Radio Shack catalog. Pin removal tools should be common items. Sometimes I use a trimmed tywrap slipped alongside the pin to unlock it.
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