I have a chance to purchase a like new TDI SL Special edition (Tan Box) at a reasonable price but am having a hard time trying to decide to pull the trigger on it because of whites shutting down the person has said they would take like $600 for it,it would come with two coils would it be worth it to purchase just to get my feet wet with a PI machine or not worth the risk with the whites situation
Possibly. I figured the only way to know, was try it and see. If that pin walks out I will probably weld it in. I believe it will stay though. IT was a snug fit before the epoxy. The majority of the load is in shear anyways.
I posted those pictures of my project and the raised spindles I made yesterday, and I have heard several stories about broken left side spindles. Since I put all that work into those spindles... I figured some extra insurance would be a good idea.
I sacrificed an 11/32" transfer punch as a reinforcement pin. I cut it to the proper length, smeared it with industrial epoxy and drove it into the speedo cable hole. I staked the end of the keyway over the pin for extra retention.
I have absolutely zero proof this will help, but I don't think it hurt anything...and I feel better about it.