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Re: Welcome to my nightmare --- more on new 5ktq clutch that slips
>>>>> Regarding my clutch problems, you said:
MA> I think you're gonna hafta take this apart again. (ugh).
I've been bracing myself for this.
MA> Here's a conflicting note I found written into my Haynes book
MA> from an old post here on the Q-list:
MA> >> If you used the Haynes manual to assemble the clutch, the
MA> >> pictures on pages 154 and 155 are WRONG - the clutch disc IS
MA> >> REVERSED in the pictures. The "snout" at the center should
MA> >> point to the BACK of the car, AWAY from the flywheel. The
MA> >> spring side faces the flywheel, not the clutch cover side.
MA> >> And of course, these photos are from the Bentley book (30.2
MA> >> and 30.8), which not only shows the pressure plate in the
MA> >> incorrect orientation, but also SAYS the springs face the
MA> >> pressure plate!
Yikes! Can this really be so? I followed the Bentley book to the
tee. My blind faith in Bentley was so high that didn't even bother
recording the orientation of the disk I removed.
Incidentally, why did you say "conflicting"? These two comments seem
MA> I have *NOT* BTDT on this, so if someone has a 5K engine out,
MA> please take a look at the clutch plate and tell us all which way
MA> it faces!
I agree. If correct, this almost seems important enough to add the
message that a new quattro-list receives to confirm his subscription :-)
This has to rank among the greatest ambushes of all times.
I will try to get independent verification of this.
MA> Another hint is the statement in Bentley as follows: "Clutch is
MA> treated (greased) for corrosion proofing. Only clean friction
MA> surfaces!"this refers to the pressure plate, and not the
MA> friction disc, obviously.
I found that comment (after assembly) and it disturbed me. However,
Blau assures me that this is not the case. SACHS seems to use tar
Thanks for your imput Mike.