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    Quickest way to get a replacement clutch?!

    Sad but true. My wife and I put 5600 miles on it on a trip out west last month, and I couldn't have asked for it to do any better. 41mpg total for the trip, and I was not driving for economy. Had the cruise set at 105 for a while going across ND and MT. I know this car is worth more to me...
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    Quickest way to get a replacement clutch?!

    Update. New problem. I ended up installing a southbend stage 2 daily. Now my car ate 3rd and 4th gear synchros, and 2nd gear is trying to hide from me. What to do? 1. Dig into it myself and learn how to work on manual gearboxes? I don't have experience, but I believe I can figure it out...
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    Quickest way to get a replacement clutch?!

    I just noticed you're in VA. Based on your username, I'm assuming you're not far from me.
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    Quickest way to get a replacement clutch?!

    South Bend says 400-500 miles of stop and go driving with no hard launches AND NO DOWNSHIFTING?! "Highway miles are ok, but don't count towards your break-in period"... 1. I live in the sticks. Almost all my driving is 55mph+. I'm planning on driving to the city just to drive around and put...
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    Quickest way to get a replacement clutch?!

    My EGR is deleted, but the rest of your suggestions are on my list. (y)
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    Help select clutch BHW FHN

    Me? 17lb. This: https://www.southbendclutch.com/clutches/SBCF0502-4333/
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    Help select clutch BHW FHN

    I got my south bend stage 2 daily setup installed and back on the road last night. First impressions are great as far as drivability... feels like stock. I hope it lasts. I'm stage 2 tune and stage 3 colt cam. This is my first PD car and I'm pleasantly surprised by the power. I will say, it...
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    Quickest way to get a replacement clutch?!

    Well, I FINALLY got this thing back on the road. I have entirely too much going on in life right now. I ended up going with south bend stage 2 daily. I originally tried to reuse the SMF flywheel that was on the car, then realized that wouldn't work and had to spring another $500 for the south...
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    B5.5 headlights

    B5.5 Passat
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    B5.5 headlights

    The previous owner of my car installed some crappy headlight housings. Are there any aftermarket housings that you guys like? Or is my best bet to find some OEM lights and clean them up? I'm getting ready for a 5k mile road trip, which will include lots of night driving, and bad headlights...
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    Quickest way to get a replacement clutch?!

    Can you tell me more about the g60/vr combo? I know guys use that setup in transverse applications, but isn't that a completely different setup? I called there yesterday and talked to someone multiple times, only to be told today that they'd recommend the valeo kit. When I reminded him that mine...
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    Quickest way to get a replacement clutch?!

    Yeah, after posting the other night I thought better of it and cooled my jets a bit. I have very little experience with longitudinal VW setups... can you guys point me to some more info about these levers, clip, ball, etc...?
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    Quickest way to get a replacement clutch?!

    My car is 5 speed swapped. The clutch that's in it now was supplied by Frans, according to the previous owner. I knew it would need a clutch in the not-too-distant future, but today something went way wrong. Maybe broken spring on the pressure plate?? Pedal all the way down, it won't completely...
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    1997 B4 Sedan in VA, 323000. 1z, 5 speed, floor rusted out. Drive able. FREE.

    I got it. I've put 10k miles on it so far w/ no issue.
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