The World Needs Obsessive People, Even If I Am Not One Of Them

This photo is kind of cool of a disassembled VW (via Twisted Sifter)

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But this response from the from a user at the Club GTI forum is simply awesome.  An excerpt:

They left the 3/4 sync hub pressed onto the input shaft, and captured by that would have to be 3rd gear, because 3rd isn't on the floor.

The selector detent bolt is missing as well.

They're short one roller bearing, unless it is in the case still.

They're missing the 13mm nut to hold the selector bracket to the selector assembly.

They show 12 of the 14 bolts used around the trans casing, missing the 2 shorter ones under the selector area.

5th gear circlip and washer are missing.

5th gear retention bolt and washer are missing.

They're short one 17mm drain/fill plug too.

etc. etc.  This is exactly the guy I want in charge of the engine overhaul on the next aircraft I fly in.

  • mesocyclone

    Well, VW is a *German* company, after all.

  • Morlock Publishing

    That is, in fact, an EPIC comment.

    In Vernor Vinge's novel "A Deepness in the Sky", some characters are "focused" through means of drugs, turning them into autistic level savants.

    I can imagine that we as a society may someday embrace such techniques, if they were cheap, reversible, and short term.

    We'd ** ALL ** benefit if our aircraft mechanics were like that.