[Vwdiesel] Honing advice needed!

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Fri Apr 1 00:47:09 EST 2005

On 31 Mar 2005 at 15:35, LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:

> And I need to get the flywheel turned 
> - the clutch was rusted to it, so it looks a bit rough.
> Shawn Wright
> I Hagar is puzzeld ----- when I get a clutch for a Rabbit  ----? --it is 
> complete.
> New flywheel and all.
>   Sure you don't mean the pressure plate?  I've never heard of a clutch 
> kit that includes a flywheel, unless maybe it's a race application.  Not 
> many of those for a diesel Rabbit!  ;-)
>   Shawn, if you can just clean it up with a little emory cloth or sandpaper 
> then do it.  That's a "stepped" flywheel so it costs more to surface and 
> the shop has to be good to keep the two surfaces the same distance 
> apart.

One final update - I cleaned the flywheel, then the pressure plate with sandpaper, 
then steel wool. The p/p was nearly new, with the original machining marks still quite 
evident. So I decided to sand off the clutch disc and use it as well - hope I don't 
regret this!Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
'82 Diesel Westy

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