[Vwdiesel] Rabbit exhausts
LBaird119 at aol.com
Mon Aug 8 03:27:53 EDT 2005
In a message dated 8/7/2005 8:34:18 PM Pacific Standard Time,
stephensrw at stn.net writes:
> I think the engine is great until it needs service. Stuff like the
> thermostat, water pump and all belt driven accessories were obviously
> designed in a different shop with no communication with the engine group.
> The same nonsense abounds in suspension components, brakes, etc.
> I sure wish it was an inline engine, rear wheel drive. My Jetta needs a
> clutch change.
I used to think that until I did my first clutch on one (Rabbit that is).
Just as easy or easier than my Chev van or Mustang (lighter tranny).
I hate getting at bolts that are crammed up against the firewall. A friend
and I used up 7 hours doing an automatic in a '74 Nova. Took 1/2 hour
per bolt around the upper bellhousing! NASTY!
If you want to see stupid accessory mounting. Do a water pump on
a mid 90's 3.0L Dodge mini van. Took me 9 hours the first time, and
about 7 less than a year later. I "fixed" the mounting plate so it'll only
be about 2 hours next time. That alone should make that water pump
last forever! ;-)
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