although tooley's imports was shut until the 12Jan they made an afford to get me sorted after i send them a short e-mail.
i just received a LUK clutch kit...
thanks for all your responses,
happy new year everyone.
VW show a different part number for syncro and 2WD clutch kits. Does anyone know what the difference is?
It looks like the release bearing is different.
088 141 165A for syncro
091 141 165D for 2WD
It would be nice to compare the two.
Most of the aftermarket sellers just list a Beetle bearing. 113 141 165B
Volkswagen don't do that. If the part number is different, then the part is different. If the part is the same then the number will be the same throughout the range. Sometimes the part will be superceeded by a part from a different model that can be used as a replacement. e.g. MV engines had an Australia only catalytic converter. These have not been available for many years so VW just list the rest of world part.
The syncro release bearing appears to have originated from an Audi 100 hence the part number 088.
There would actually be a physical difference between these 3 parts but does it matter. Who knows?
Maybe the Beetle one has been upgraded or maybe the Audi one has been downgraded.
I would like to compare an original syncro, 2WD and Beetle just to see the differences.
Phil, I've mixed & matched syncro and 2 wd release bearings in the past but couldn't see any difference or feel any difference in their operation. Even had the 2wd box on my syncro for a while and worked just fine.
You're probably correct Greg. (I hope you are)