I make a lot of use of my cross bars, one has two threads which helps with all sorts of jobs. The “lounge shop” is not uncommon but what will really get you into trouble is the “parts washer” in the kitchen...
Well I've ended up sending the gearbox off for a free inspection by a local firm
While it's off I was going to replace the crankshaft seal until I started looking at prices £70 for the full housing, wtf!!
Does anyone know where I can get just the seals from please? The part code on the housing is 045103173
That is just a casting number, the VW part number is 038 103 171 S BUT to instal a new seal you need to have the sump off and it is strongly advisable to use the proper setting jig to align and press the unit on. Mess this up and the engine will not start.
The 2nd securing pin doesn't go in all the way but there is small hole which looks like some kind of marker which does disappear into the cam
The other thing I noticed was a plastic ridge which lines up with the edge of another ridge on the cam. Hopefully another check to confirm its OK
The picture in the manual is showing that the cam should be in a different position. The gap with the row of teeth is at the top which isn't the case for mine.
If this isn't correct Is it a case of removing the locking tool then moving the cam until it looks like the pic in the manual? Sorry if this is an obvious question but I really don't want to mess it up and be 180deg out