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Old 03-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #43
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did you use to the jack to raise the engine up a little for more clearance.
Yes - raising / lowering gave me clearance for the two front bolts. The one in the rear I couldn't get to, though. I could get the bit to it from underneath, but couldn't get a socket on it, and don't have a wrench long enough to grab on and apply the torque I'd need.

I don't want to discourage anyone - this was definitely a do-able job. I just decided over the past couple days it's time to get the clutch done, so since my tuner will have the car anyway it just makes sense to have him do it and save myself the frustration.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:09 AM   #44
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Yes - raising / lowering gave me clearance for the two front bolts. The one in the rear I couldn't get to, though. I could get the bit to it from underneath, but couldn't get a socket on it, and don't have a wrench long enough to grab on and apply the torque I'd need.

I don't want to discourage anyone - this was definitely a do-able job. I just decided over the past couple days it's time to get the clutch done, so since my tuner will have the car anyway it just makes sense to have him do it and save myself the frustration.
Understandable, the job is not for the faint of heart. It is time consuming and frustrating at times. A very comprehensive tool set is almost a requirement for any substantial VW project. The fact that you have aftermarket mounts makes it substantially harder to move the engine up/down to get the necessary clearance needed to remove the mount bracket. With aftermarket mounts you almost need to remove the tranny mount to make it work.

Hope things go well with your turner.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:11 AM   #45
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Understandable, the job is not for the faint of heart. It is time consuming and frustrating at times. A very comprehensive tool set is almost a requirement for any substantial VW project. The fact that you have aftermarket mounts makes it substantially harder to move the engine up/down to get the necessary clearance needed to remove the mount bracket. With aftermarket mounts you almost need to remove the tranny mount to make it work.

Hope things go well with your turner.
I'm actually retrying this later today. I picked up a short XZN set from metal nerd, and am currently balls deep into the K04 DIY (IHI is on the ground next to my car!) - I'm confident I can reach the rest of those bolts now. Will update again later.

The decision to get K04 happened about in parallel with my original attempt here. So it hasn't been a well planned out two weeks
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #46
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what are the torque specs for the three engine support bracket bolts?
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #47
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what are the torque specs for the three engine support bracket bolts?
Do you have a torque wrench that'd fit in there? My plan is just to pull like hell with a wrench and a pipe as a breaker bar.
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Do you have a torque wrench that'd fit in there? My plan is just to pull like hell with a wrench and a pipe as a breaker bar.
Haha true, true. How about the two tensioner bolts?
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:34 PM   #49
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How do I get the dealer to replace this. It's at the dealer now for general maintenance, brake fluid change, intake manifold replacement, and water pump replacement.

Can I just tell them to replace the tensioner while its there cause the updated part or it has to come in with the problem?
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #50
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How do I get the dealer to replace this. It's at the dealer now for general maintenance, brake fluid change, intake manifold replacement, and water pump replacement.

Can I just tell them to replace the tensioner while its there cause the updated part or it has to come in with the problem?
You can ask them to do it. It's not standard maintenance, they'll charge you labor. It is being covered under warranty after failure, but there's no recall covering it.
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I tried, they told me its rare when it happens, but is covered up to 60k miles.

They said they found a trend of failures on tuned cars stage 2 and up. The dealer I goto is mod friendly, so it seems they know a bit about it.
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I tried, they told me its rare when it happens, but is covered up to 60k miles.

They said they found a trend of failures on tuned cars stage 2 and up. The dealer I goto is mod friendly, so it seems they know a bit about it.
So they refused to perform the service at your expense, with the explanation that your power train warranty covers that failure up to 60k? I mean, they're not wrong - but it's very odd they wouldn't just do it for you if that's what you wanted.

How many miles on your car? I think most people who are doing this preemptively (myself included) are nearing the end of, or passed, their power train warranties. So maybe this is just a bunch of good guys trying to save you cash until you have a reason to spend it?
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I tried to get it done under warranty. I'm about to hit 36k.

I'd rather just do it myself, it looks pretty straight forward.
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I tried to get it done under warranty. I'm about to hit 36k.

I'd rather just do it myself, it looks pretty straight forward.
Aaah - gotcha. Yeah I don't think they're replacing under warranty unless there's a failure. There is a revised part, but no recall for the old one.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #55
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I tried, they told me its rare when it happens, but is covered up to 60k miles.

They said they found a trend of failures on tuned cars stage 2 and up. The dealer I goto is mod friendly, so it seems they know a bit about it.
That sounds like they are talking out of their ass in an effort to make it easier to explain why they AREN'T covering you under warranty later.

Tune has nothing to do with this.
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So just for clarification, if we have the startup rattle as illustrated in the video, we should be changing the tensioner?

Would the rattle be enough to have the maintenance item be covered by the 60k warrenty?
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