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Hi. I have made the dreaded mistake of removing the star-headed bolt on the front on the gearbox (1991 polo 1L, 4 speed), thinking that it was the oil filler plug. Now 1st and 2nd gears are very stiff to select. This is a well-known mistake (as I have recently discovered through google), apparently that bolt holds a selector plate in place. The general advise is that the gearbox will have to be removed and opened up to fix it. Does anyone have any other , less difficult/expensive suggestions to fix it? I'm sure someone here must have experienced this. Could I remove the gearbox end-plate with the gearbox in the car, and fix it through that opening? Any advise or sympathy appreciated.
So after finally sourcing a bottom hose and fitting it I started getting a leak from my brand new thermostat housing. Between the thermostat housing and the cover. Upon trying to get it up to the torque in the Haynes (which I thought was the problem because I'd struggled to fit my wrench down there) it wasn't tightening just spinning. This is never good news. I had to saw the bolts off, not happy given the main housing was new. Anyway I've ordered a new housing and top cover (I used an old top cover before) but I'm worried that I might do the same thing again. Anyone know what bolts I should use/ what torque they're supposed to be? This cooling system has been giving me so much grief I'm in a right mind to throw in the towel and get an air-cooled VAZ lol