Currently manual swapping my 04 Passat wagon. I was originally going to delete the BSM but today I found that I have a gear driven BSM instead of a chain driven. I was hoping to get some input from other members that have manual swapped.
Keep for sure, got the same setup with FRF 6 speed and no vibrations anywhere.Currently manual swapping my 04 Passat wagon. I was originally going to delete the BSM but today I found that I have a gear driven BSM instead of a chain driven. I was hoping to get some input from other members that have manual swapped.
Why you pull the motor out?Or pull geared balance shaft assembly, sell and then take all the money you make off of it to fund your delete/timing belt and 5 speed conversion!
Replace the rear water hose T under the tandem pump, the rear temp sensor, new tandem pump gasket(tandem pump if you can swing it) and the thermostat while you have it out. I had to replace all those within a year of my conversion, would have been so much easier to do all that with the motor out.
I suppose if you doing the delete and don't have hoist it maybe it easier. The subframe I simply put back in place aligning the bolt head prints and worked like a charm, no alignment needed.You can swap out the trans for the 5 speed conversion while the motor is installed but you have to loosen the subframe requiring an alignment of said subframe after reinstall.
You can also do the delete in the vehicle. I wouldn't recommend doing either job in the car without a lift.
It much easier to remove the engine and trans together, do the delete on a rotating engine stand. I don't like working on my back laying on the ground. Put the new trans back in attached to the engine. Feed the clutch line BEFORE putting the engine and trans back in. Or use the stainless braided line, then it doesn't matter what step its installed.