Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

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Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

Post by Sluggo » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:41 pm

List em here!
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:48 pm

Rockford CV Boots

no-name CV Boots

GL5 Only gear oil
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Post by fido » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:40 am

JPAT 003 trans gasket.
73 Westy, 1700 auto, DRLA's, lots of guages...

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Post by Sluggo » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:38 am

Bus Depot Front & Rear Shift Rod Bushings. Retaining studs are too big.
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2000cc Type IV w/Dual Weber 36s,
Aircooled.net SVDA w/Compufire,
Redline Weber Fuel Pump,
Holley Regulator,
Half Ass Brush & Roller Rustoleum Paint Job,
Incomplete Custom Interior,
Dual Batteries,
Crunched Slider Door.
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Post by daves_ale » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:53 am

Amskeptic wrote:Rockford CV Boots

no-name CV Boots

GL5 Only gear oil
YA beat me to it.

You must have posted this right after you left my driveway!
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Post by daves_ale » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:12 am

'Skeptic,

Where did you get your Lobro CV boots?

Dave
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:42 pm

daves_ale wrote:'Skeptic,

Where did you get your Lobro CV boots?

Dave
German Supply? Bus Depot? Specifically requested.
They have 81,000 miles and are fine.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,145 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,812 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 97,060 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 76,650 miles

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Re: Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

Post by hambone » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:44 am

German 311 part # shift coupler, used also for type2. Failed at hub to trans shaft. It wasn't welded to the cage, only press-fit, and it was rotating.

4 years, 20K miles, and the rubber bushings are all wallowed out where the long set screw goes through.

I was having a hell of a time adjusting my new trans...I would get it perfect, drive it around the block, and then 1st would be gone. Over and over, until I decided to check the "new" coupling..."Surely it won't be bad, it's NEW!"
I replaced it with the old part I removed 4 years ago, to address the popping out of 4th. It was the trans, and the aftermarket part I put back on is far superior to the ACTUAL VW junk. Hell, even the cage is mal-formed.
Very frustrating, after addressing so many Rancho transmission problems over the past year. Glad to know this isn't their fault.
This is the first time I've seen a VW logoed part fail so spectacularly. Discouraging.
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Re: Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

Post by satchmo » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:36 pm

Hey Hambone,

In my limited experience, bending/deforming shift couplers, excessively worn shift bushings, and difficulty shifting are more likely due to misalignment between the trans and the shift rod than poor manufacturing. Admittedly, there are some junk shift couplers out there, but even they should last a while if everything is aligned properly.

Just a thought. Back to our regularly scheduled grousing.

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Re: Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

Post by asiab3 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:50 pm

hambone wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:44 am
I replaced it with the old part I removed 4 years ago, to address the popping out of 4th. It was the trans, and the aftermarket part I put back on is far superior to the ACTUAL VW junk. Hell, even the cage is mal-formed.
My thoughts? The shop that RnR'd your transaxle last year could have been less-than-careful with the alignment of nosecone and shift rod. The VW/Audi couplers I see for about 16$ seem to be excellent quality around here. The shiny chrome ones have to be welded straight…

Robbie

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Re: Parts: Belatedly Discovered Junk

Post by hambone » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:09 pm

It's the coupler. It failed because it is junk. Sluggo went thru 3 in 8 years.
It shifts wonderfully now.
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