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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017 Thread Starter
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Need advice.

Just pulled the transmission in my 08 v6 manual. The throw out bearing is bad. It blew a leak everywhere inside the bell housing. There is an inch thick of grease. The input shaft has rust on it. Not bad but it's there. What is the best way to remove it? Inhave 1500 sand paper. Should I use a higher grit? Any good tutorials on sanding the sensitive parts? Thanks for any help.

Also on the outside of the transmission should inclean it while it's out?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017
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I would try steel wool 1st but as long as you ain't an ape with the 1500 I think you'll be fine (intended!)

I would clean the housing just because why not?

2012 V6 traded in for a 2017 VW GTI.
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1500 is pretty fine and will take you a while depending on the amount of rust. I'd start with a 320 and finish with 600.
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I've used oven cleaner like "Easy Off" to remove enamel paint from polystyrene plastic, you may want to try that if you think it is safe. I would just seal off anything you feel might get damaged by the chemicals. And you also might want to wear gloves and a mask.
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