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*Help* Mk4 Golf Dogbone not liningup

*Help* Mk4 Golf Dogbone not liningup

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Zxcvbnm6754

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1 posts

Tuesday 5th September
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Hi
My Dogbone recently snapped and noticed at the time the engine had seemed to of jumped forward. I have fitted a new Dogbone but the bolt holes don't match up.
Can someone please advise me
Picture:
https://imgur.com/a4Z2WOy

Thanks

LarJammer

1,473 posts

131 months

Tuesday 5th September
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You can probably just tilt the engine to line it up (try giving it a good yank). Although the exhaust flexi looks mis shapen and may be holding the engine in the wrong position.

E-bmw

2,816 posts

73 months

Wednesday 6th September
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That exhaust flexy is well stretched & probably goosed, you need to lever/jack the engine to get the dog-bone mount lined up & HOPE the exhaust lasts, I suspect when you get the dog bone in the flexy will fail.

I would very strongly recommend checking all other engine/gearbox mounts at the same time as the engine shouldn't really move that much with one mount gone.

SuperchargedVR6

2,994 posts

141 months

Thursday 7th September
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That is absolutely miles off, gawd knows how you've managed that, let alone snapping the dogbone! You might want to check the condition of the shoulder mounts as well, but something drastic happened to cause this. As above, witnessed by the fooked exhaust bellows.

And what's with the B&Q bolts securing it to the frame? What happened to the proper shouldered VW ones?

GreenV8S

24,636 posts

205 months

Thursday 7th September
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Possibly the result of going airborne and landing under fully throttle? Not that I would know anything about that sort of behaviour...
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DuraAce

2,196 posts

81 months

Thursday 7th September
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SuperchargedVR6 said:
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And what's with the B&Q bolts securing it to the frame? What happened to the proper shouldered VW ones?
Cracking spot. Bodgetastic!

OP - take the car to someone who knows what they are doing. Please.

SuperchargedVR6

2,994 posts

141 months

Wednesday 13th September
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GreenV8S said:
Possibly the result of going airborne and landing under fully throttle? Not that I would know anything about that sort of behaviour...
Seems likely. Always missing context these days. I bet there's a nice big fat witness mark in the bonnet!

AW111

3,621 posts

54 months

Wednesday 13th September
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SuperchargedVR6 said:
That is absolutely miles off, gawd knows how you've managed that, let alone snapping the dogbone! You might want to check the condition of the shoulder mounts as well, but something drastic happened to cause this. As above, witnessed by the fooked exhaust bellows.

And what's with the B&Q bolts securing it to the frame? What happened to the proper shouldered VW ones?
I'd be checking the driveshafts too - the visible one looks to be at full deflection.