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Originally Posted by vwtechscott View Post
What does the updated fork setup do/consist of? How do you identify if it has the updated setup?
The updated fork reduces pedal pressure by a very large amount, because the inboard bearings on the original fork/shaft got dirty over time, and then failed. The updated version uses outboard bearings that stay clean/greased.

Identification; look at the side of the bell housing (assembled car up on a lift), below the slave cylinder at about 1:00 up from the diff stub axle. You will see a metal tab that's about 1" x 0.25", secured with a 6mm (10mm wrench size) screw. That tab will be welded, at its end opposite the screw, onto an original shaft/fork, but will simply hold a plastic sealing cup (which keeps dirt out of the shaft bearing on that end) in place on the updated version.

You might find the thread linked below very interesting reading...

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Old 07-12-2010, 09:58 AM
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