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What did you do to your mk7 today?

The Butcher

Drag Racing Champion
Location
United States
Changed the oil on my wife's Beetle inside the garage. I fucking love the oil extractor I got from ECS.

Also installed a brand new 8" faux cf bezel for my 8" matte screen. Got it from the dealer because I wanted a brand new spotless one. Now selling the one I had on before in the "interior parts for sale" section.
Right there with you. The ecs extractor is a godsend. Have had it for about 10 years.
 

Chris_Bob

New member
Location
Minneapolis, MN
Did a Haldex service @ 29722 miles, 1.5 years on GSW4MO. Went very smoothly. Fluid was green with lots of black "dust". Screen wasn't clogged at all but quite dirty especially between the screen and pump. Used about .9L of fluid and all new bolts and o-rings. VW says this is a 3 year service but includes it in the 30K column with an asterisk. From the look of the fluid and the contaminants on the screen, I will be doing this at least every 30K. I sent a sample off for testing. It will be interesting to see what they say and what the next change looks like.

I couldn't get VCDS with HEX+CAN to perform an output test though. I just ripped it around the block a few times making sure to fully engage the Haldex and then topped it off. I thought it was posible to activate the Haldex pump with VCDS and it probably is but either my cable doesn't allow for that or I just don't know how to do it.
 

Ridebjj

Go Kart Newbie
Location
lasVegas
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Part 2 last night.
Car lifted, wheels off, suspension disconnected and axles pulled. May go back and just take the front control arms off to install new bushings, but I forgot to get a press to help with that.

Starter removed. All various cables, hoses, and so forth that could get in the way fixed out of place.

Later today will hopefully end with the tranny out. I'm trying to stick to my ~2 hours a day rule.

Edit: So far the only thing I've broken or damaged is the little plastic clip that covers the engine lift hook on the trans side. Oh and I smoked (literally it made smoke) my cheap Harbor freight electric impact driver early on loosening the lug nuts.
 
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imthanick_a

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Ohio
Since this thread gets the most traffic I'll post this here instead of starting a new thread

Idk how long this deal will be up but woot.com ("daily deal"-type site, amazon owns them) has an AEM OBD2 multi-gauge for $82.50, normally a $150 gauge.


I don't really know anything about the gauge but I obviously know AEM is a good brand, don't know specifics about MK7 functionality or things like that
 

blaqsheep

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Canada
Ride
IS38 GTI
Part 2 last night.
Car lifted, wheels off, suspension disconnected and axles pulled. May go back and just take the front control arms off to install new bushings, but I forgot to get a press to help with that.

Starter removed. All various cables, hoses, and so forth that could get in the way fixed out of place.

Later today will hopefully end with the tranny out. I'm trying to stick to my ~2 hours a day rule.

Edit: So far the only thing I've broken or damaged is the little plastic clip that covers the engine lift hook on the trans side. Oh and I smoked (literally it made smoke) my cheap Harbor freight electric impact driver early on loosening the lug nuts.
Now's the perfect time for such a DIY. My clutch is on its way out, highly considering doing it myself this time around (would be the 3rd time since ownership...). Curious to hear your final thoughts on the job.
 

Ridebjj

Go Kart Newbie
Location
lasVegas
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Part 3.
Remove axle cup from driver side. Remove downpipe. Remove lsd heat shield. Disconnect oil and lsd connectors and stow away. Pull passenger side axle up and zip tie out of the way. Pull lsd out of tranny and secure up and out of the way. Take out all tranny bolts but one on the bottom.

Edit: took out excessive description of one hour battle with a single bolt.

Cleaned everything else off the floor. Put Jack in place for support. Housing is now held by one bolt and very loose. Tomorrow will be last check and then it will be time to deliver this baby. Didn't want to do it today at the end of shift while tired.
 
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Ridebjj

Go Kart Newbie
Location
lasVegas
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Part 4:

Transmission case removed (not fun). Pressure plate, and flywheel also removed. Old throw out bearing removed.

Rear main seal looked perfect and even had all 8 bolts. Debated on leaving it alone. Got talked into not leaving it alone by forum neer-do-well.

Removed old rms, cleaned old sealant off block surface. Installed new iabed rms which sure looks nice in all its aluminum goodness.

The above marks the turnaround point, where nothing else is left to remove and things start to go back on.

Lifting the case back in solo will be the real test of skill and/or strength.
 

The Butcher

Drag Racing Champion
Location
United States
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Part 4:

Transmission case removed (not fun). Pressure plate, and flywheel also removed. Old throw out bearing removed.

Rear main seal looked perfect and even had all 8 bolts. Debated on leaving it alone. Got talked into not leaving it alone by forum neer-do-well.

Removed old rms, cleaned old sealant off block surface. Installed new iabed rms which sure looks nice in all its aluminum goodness.

The above marks the turnaround point, where nothing else is left to remove and things start to go back on.

Lifting the case back in solo will be the real test of skill and/or strength.
You sir have the patience of a monk. My anxiety puts a stop to any project over a few hours.
 

c31561

Ready to race!
Location
East Coast, USA
Ride
2017 GTI Sport
Lifting the case back in solo will be the real test of skill and/or strength.
i have been following your work, I will be doing this same job soon. Getting the trans in and out is the one thing I worry about. Looking good so far though!

You must have found the same YouTube video I did for this job, looking very familiar,
 

swcrow

Autocross Newbie
Location
Virginia
Part 4:

Transmission case removed (not fun). Pressure plate, and flywheel also removed. Old throw out bearing removed.

Rear main seal looked perfect and even had all 8 bolts. Debated on leaving it alone. Got talked into not leaving it alone by forum neer-do-well.

Removed old rms, cleaned old sealant off block surface. Installed new iabed rms which sure looks nice in all its aluminum goodness.

The above marks the turnaround point, where nothing else is left to remove and things start to go back on.

Lifting the case back in solo will be the real test of skill and/or strength.
I'm just going to say it.....I really respect ya'll who can do this from memory and just flat out have the know-how. Impressive. Tops my level of expertise fo' sho'

(y)
 

blaqsheep

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Canada
Ride
IS38 GTI
Which different clutches have you had and what’s the next one gonna be?
"TTRS" kit from FCP, which is the SRE pressure plate with a Euro TDI disc. First time the throw out bearing failed, replaced everything with their lifetime warranty. Now the Euro TDI disc is failing, so I will be picking up a SRE organic disc and new dual mass flywheel.

I strongly considered a SB Stage 3 daily single mass setup but our dollar is not strong right now so $1,600 USD is very steep considering I don't have to pay for anything new apart from a new clutch disc and flywheel.

Hoping the Sachs SRE setup holds up to my IS38. Had to put tuning on pause while the clutch is addressed :(
 

Ridebjj

Go Kart Newbie
Location
lasVegas
I'm just going to say it.....I really respect ya'll who can do this from memory and just flat out have the know-how. Impressive. Tops my level of expertise fo' sho'

(y)
Memory? Know how? No no no. I've never done this before. I just have a computer pointed to a few videos and a lot of tools.
 

Ridebjj

Go Kart Newbie
Location
lasVegas
NO WAY.....you serious Clark? wow......still impressed. In my mind, it's like eating an elephant.
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This is my first vw clutch yes, but I have been preparing for several months and have watched all the vids and read even more info in the time leading up to this. Knowledge is power, blah blah blah.

When all is said and done, it's mostly just nuts and bolts.
 

mk7_bk

Drag Racing Champion
This is my first vw clutch yes, but I have been preparing for several months and have watched all the vids and read even more info in the time leading up to this. Knowledge is power, blah blah blah.

When all is said and done, it's mostly just nuts and bolts.
I would say im very mechanically inclined and I have read through install instructions for doing a clutch, there was a part of me that said 'ya i can do this' and the other part of me was like nah im gonna mess something up lol I feel like it might seem easy but the job is pretty hard
 
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