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By Danny F 4160 Date 2014-08-18 19:39
Is this the bowden tube??
and why is there a chain on top of the tranny?

By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2014-08-18 20:05
It is the Bowden tube.

Chains were old school  way of limiting the transmission movement and protecting the nosecone from cracking
By Danny F 4160 Date 2014-08-18 20:13
Thanks for the reply,in the pic it looks like it has a slight bend but when you standing over it it doesn`t have 3/4 to an inch of bend like everyone is saying or should i say like i`ve been reading.should i replace it and is it as hard as it looks,at the end of the wire right before the nut the wires wrapped around a metal tube about 2 wraps,do i have to unwrap that to get the tube off.
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2014-08-18 22:03
Are you having an issue with it shifting? Or do you have a shudder when you let the clutch out?

If you do then it likely does not have a correct bend to it. You can add more bend by adding washers between the tube and where it slides into the guide at the tranny.

That pipe method is a pretty unique way to shorten a cable. Looks dangerous as heck. I personally wouldn't drive something with a cable shortened like that.

Several better ideas here:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=308730&highlight=cable+shortening
By Danny F 4160 Date 2014-08-19 00:16
i`m only having a problem letting the clutch out in first gear,it vibrates real bad throw itself back into neutral,once i get it into second gear every things great all the way to forth
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2014-08-19 02:31
Likely not enough bow in the tube or possibly the weld broke where the tube touches the pan.
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