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Changed the dog bone mount for a Powerflex PFF85-420R Diesel one. I did it as I felt the drivetrain wasnt as slick as it could be and there did feel like there was a small amount of slack. I can happily report that the new mount has made huge improvement to drivetrain feel, gear changes and the overall driving experience just feels tighter and nice. I get no added vibration either which has been a complaint of those opting for the non-diesel mount.
Overall I am extremely pleased with the results for the £18 outlay. If you havent done this mod I would suggest you do.
 

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Did mine the other week but went for powerflex yellow and yes slight vibration on tickover but everything feels much tighter and more responsive...
 

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I find quick upshifts are far easier when pressing on now. Checking the old bushes there was some wear so I am glad I did it. Its also a good chance to check that your sump has been off at some point which mine has been. Just need to sort the ABS issue now and I will be far happier...
 

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Yep great mod I went for the VF engineering dog bone even stiffer but once ran in I had no vibration
 

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paul_cymru said:
From another post, I think we'll need these:

N 102 683 04 x 2 (dogbone to chassis)
N 905 970 05 x 1 (long bolt through dogbone to engine)
N 102 466 11 x 1 (short bolt through dogbone bracket to engine)
Thanks for the info I will order them from my local Audi dealer
I have ordered a red Tdi bush kit :mrgreen:
 

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Nick 225TT said:
Thanks for the info however TPS is trade only so I can't use it :cry:
Give your local TPS a ring and see if they deal with the public - most of them do!
My local one is very helpful and get most parts in within 24hrs if they're not in stock, and always give me a ring when they're in. Much, much better than the dealers.
 

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Got them on order from my dealers now it's only a few miles down the road
I can make a slight detour on my way to town it's not a problem
For the sum of £4.34 in total :p
Breakdown is

VN 102 683 04 bolt x 2 = 0.58 each
VN 905 970 05 bolt x 1 = 1.08 each
VN 102 466 11 bolt x 1 = 1.38 each

So in this case the stealers price is ok :wink:

With the red tdi bushes ordered from here it mentions Audi tt 225 in the listing so they are the correct ones :wink:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160778477248

The total with the bolts and the dogbone bushes is around the £25 mark so it almost qualifies as a cheap mod :p
If you go for the harder yellow bushes it's slightly cheaper I think 8)

I will do my ushally photo heavy post of the fitting when all the bits have arrived :p

On my other main post and here [smiley=gossip.gif] :roll:
 

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Normal rubber deteriorates and goes a squidgy after time however polyurethane does not its molecular structure remains constant for much longer so it's more durable for suspension parts and bushes and it's firmer too that's the point to stop the engine moving about so much
 

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I've noticed recently that when changing up from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd its quite hard to get a smooth seamless gear change so I think I might give this a go see if it perks things up a bit.
 

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That's very similar to what I was finding. After driving a friends TT it was clear something was up so I tried the dog bone mount and hey presto every change is better and the whole drive train feels tighter. Well worth the small outlay.
 

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Having tried both yellow petrol and red diesel powerflex versions the red one is best in my opinion as its just as solid, giving the impression of better throttle response and smoother gear changes but without the annoying vibration. There was a vid on youtube showing the dogbone movement comparison of the different types when fitted, emphasising the OEM one is very slack in comparison with the powerflex.
 
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