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TDI Power Enhancements Discussions about increasing the power of your TDI engine. i.e. chips, injectors, powerboxes, clutches, etc. Handling, suspensions, wheels, type discussion should be put into the "Upgrades (non TDI Engine related)" forum. Non TDI vehicle related postings will be moved or removed. Please note the Performance Disclaimer.

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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:10   #1
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Default Where did my first and reverse gear go? A transmition pulling story.

so over the past week i was have some issues shifting into 1st and rev and could not figure out what was going on. i was fine in the higher gears but thats because im used to rev matching to make my shifts smoother. on Thursday i flat out could not get into first/rev unless i put the car in gear when off. after adjusting the shifter linkage a million times, installing a VF dogbone (DONT EVARRRRR DO THIS IN A TDI), and bleeding the clutch slave/master i still could not get anywhere. last thing i thought it could be was the pressure plate, perhaps one of the straps broke loose and was causing the crazy vibration when i let out the clutch. i picked up a new vr6 clutch and pressure plate to swap out and began pulling the trans. once i got it out i found the pressure plate was fine... the clutch fork was to blame. it was cracked and bent back BAD. i pulled out the sachs stage 1 disc and stage 2 pressure plate and put the new vr6 stuff anyway. once together everything was perfect and my foot damn near went though the floor because the stock vr6 pressure plate was SO MUCH lighter then the resprung version i was using.



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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:38   #2
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*** is a transmition???
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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:04   #3
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glad you got it fixed. I drove this car and I must say, that was one heavy clutch pedal, it's no wonder it broke. Get the next fork reinforced in the webs.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:36   #4
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Doesnt a company make a reinforced webed clutch? I cant remember where I saw it. How many miles on this setup btw? It would be good to know for those of us that might be running the stage 2 parts.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:52   #5
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those wheels are HOT!
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Old February 10th, 2008, 14:20   #6
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once together everything was perfect and my foot damn near went though the floor because the stock vr6 pressure plate was SO MUCH lighter then the resprung version i was using.
I had a friend drive my car with the VR6/G60 stetup and he said it's really more like a clutch button!

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Old February 10th, 2008, 19:02   #7
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Doesnt a company make a reinforced webed clutch? I cant remember where I saw it. How many miles on this setup btw? It would be good to know for those of us that might be running the stage 2 parts.
not many miles on this setup, maybe 20k on the clutch/pressure plate. i could have put them back in but i opted for the regular stuff so the fork wont crack again.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 19:44   #8
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Like the rimms dude!
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Old February 10th, 2008, 21:15   #9
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Like the rimms dude!
thanks a lot,

here are some more pics in color

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Old February 11th, 2008, 09:29   #10
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The car is very nice. Do you have any rubbing issues with the tires?

Thank You for re-affirming that I'm not going crazy. I am having the same issue with my 1998 Jetta TDI. It is very difficult getting it to go into 1st gear and reverse. At this point I always go into 2nd then into 1st at a stop light and reverse is just as difficult, I think I have it in and when I gently release the clutch she'll move forward. Was it difficult changing the Fork?
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Old February 12th, 2008, 06:02   #11
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Those are RS4 wheels right...damn that setup is sick
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Old February 12th, 2008, 21:49   #12
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i have a lil rub in the front over some high/low rolling bumps but otherwise thats daily driven right there. the wheels poke because of the 20mm adapter i run since the wheels are 5x112. i recently got a 15mm adapter which should help even more (i hope).
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