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    I was right. Somehow the stripped the overload protection device's splines (luckily the receicing splines on the pump is still ok) and now the AC frewheel bearing is seized. I pressed out the bearing but can't seem to find the bearing only. It comes as a full unit for R1300 from VW or R930 from goldwagen (who states theirs is genuine VW)

    Even the ebay ones are in that price range

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALTERNATOR-I...-/200562087830

    Ai tog!

    There is a little black splined cap that fits over the blue part in the pic below and connects this blue part to the input shaft.



    Then the black part in the pic below bolts to the bluepart in the first pic. Then the freewheel bearing goes on the shaft you see in the pic below and the freewheel bearing is driven by the infamous rubber coupling.



    Last edited by MariusFourie; 2013/05/17 at 03:17 PM.

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    Surely the aircon place needs to foot the bill for that now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Surely the aircon place needs to foot the bill for that now?
    Yes I agree with this 100%

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    How on earth you know all these things!! You are a blessed man. Best of luck getting it solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armadaza View Post
    How on earth you know all these things!! You are a blessed man. Best of luck getting it solved.
    We have offered him a job down in Gauteng but he earns so much we can not afford him.
    Yes the young man is certainly talented. We would really have loved having him down here.

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    No point fighting any further as they made it clear they are not taking responsibilty.

    I got the shaft cup from another AC place so now I just need to loan a grand for the freewheel bearing have the system gassed and then they won't see me ever again, which is a pityt as I know the guy for many many years.

    As for knowing these things : I didn't but because I'm trying to save cost I kept an eye on what's doing and stripped the clutch myself and in doing so I learned how it works. I'm like a landy owner. We learn quickly by force.

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    Chris : you would be surprised how little I earn here but my free accommodation on the farm is nice so the offer needs to be attractive for me to move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    No point fighting any further as they made it clear they are not taking responsibilty.

    I got the shaft cup from another AC place so now I just need to loan a grand for the freewheel bearing have the system gassed and then they won't see me ever again, which is a pityt as I know the guy for many many years.

    As for knowing these things : I didn't but because I'm trying to save cost I kept an eye on what's doing and stripped the clutch myself and in doing so I learned how it works. I'm like a landy owner. We learn quickly by force.
    That problem was supposed to be sorted by a VW TSB recall in circa 2007. Mine was.
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    Think you could make a decent living by just servicing Pajero's and Treg's anywhere. Think about it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Think you could make a decent living by just servicing Pajero's and Treg's anywhere. Think about it!
    And miss mother's cooking, are you mad.
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    got the car back today. AC is working great.

    Got stranded in traffic though for 20 minutes trying to get the boost pipe back at the bottom of the car where they installed it incorrectly.

    I mean, how hard can it be? It's just a clip in boost pipe and they got it wrong!

    They won't see me again. I knew I should have taken the bloody condensor out myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Think you could make a decent living by just servicing Pajero's and Treg's anywhere. Think about it!
    +100000000000000000000000000000

    I second that.
    Come stay in Gauteng.
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    You have planted a seed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    You have planted a seed.


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    We hope it grows well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    You have planted a seed.


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    Hey Marius, I'll be your your first customer when you start your shop here in Jozi...

    As we all can see in your posts; you are a honest guy who takes allot of pride in your work.

    Technicians with these values and talent are hard to come by nowadays.

    I will very much prefer you working on my vehicles than a crooked VW dealership who only makes money out of ignorant customers.

    Here in Jozi especially on the north side, are allot of business opportunities for you.



    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    You have planted a seed.
    got the car back today. AC is working great.
    Glad you got it sorted.
    I must say removing that free-wheel from shaft is a huge mission.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    That problem was supposed to be sorted by a VW TSB recall in circa 2007. Mine was.
    I don't know if the following is related to this TSB:

    WV has revised the free-wheel.
    The revised free-wheel now has a new different part number.

    Just check and make sure you buy the newer version which is designed to last longer without seizing up.



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    I could only get the freewheel bearing from Goldwagen which is an INA bearing so I hope it's the updated one.

    Easy test to see if your bearing is fine is to try and turn the black circular part between AC pump and rubber coupling, towards the engine (engine off) - ie. standing in front of the engine turn the thing counter clockwise. If it turns easily the bearing is fine. If it doesn't get it sorted ASAP as it can cause further issues.

    It should not be able to turn away from the engine (clockwise) by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    dodged another dog tonight
    What are the chances that you were recording at that moment...
    Do you permanently record every time when you are driving?

    At least the TReg's handling is superb for evasive maneuvers like this.

    This comes to the following questions:

    • When is one supposed to look at shock absorber replacement?
    • How do you test for worn shocks?


    Obviously the above and tyres are very important for good road handling.



    P.S. When are you going to post the episode where you drive all over a can of Tuna without getting a scratch on your ride?...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Romzotwa View Post
    What are the chances that you were recording at that moment...
    Do you permanently record every time you are driving?

    At least the TReg's handling is superb for evasive maneuvers like this.
    I record permanently.


    Quote Originally Posted by Romzotwa View Post
    This comes to the following questions:

    • When is one supposed to look at shock absorber replacement?
    • How do you test for worn shocks?
    VW specifies air strut replacement every 200'000km.

    I will do mine when it feels funny or fails.

    Quote Originally Posted by Romzotwa View Post
    P.S. When are you going to post the episode where you drive all over a can of Tuna without getting a scratch on your ride?...


    .
    Good idea.

    Mentioning that makes me remember that Saturday morning when driving up to JHB I was at the helm of dad's V10 touareg. Just outside Queenstown at about 5:20 in the morning a duiker was in the road. He changed direction 3 times so I couldn't swerve anymore and the last moment decided the wheel instead of the radiator is his forte. (His head was about headlight height).

    Thump! Pull over a couple kilometers later (My boss tells me not to confront an injured deer but the speed, weight and point of impact assured me the poor animal was dead in a heartbeat - my eyes watered from sadness - I'll never be able to be a hunter) and found the touareg with no damage at all! Just a piece of fluff on the headlight washer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    VW specifies air strut replacement every 200'000km.

    I will do mine when it feels funny or fails.
    That will be a terrible day. Not looking forward to this at all! With your skills you will be able to do an overnight swap with your dad's V10.

    If you think about it, from an engineering perspective 200k km's is however a very long time for a suspension strut to last. Treg is not exactly lightweight either.
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