Part numbers for the centre CV and bearing are
1J0598331 - centre CV
1H0521349 - centre bearing
Not sure how much these will be as yet but a few searches suggest the cv kit could be pricey... in typical VAG way the pricing of stuff is unpredictably variable.. there is nothing special about this CV either as its a parts bin part... its essentially a 100mm inner CV from an Ibiza Cupra (an others)...
On the left is one of Bill's spare inners for his race car.... on the right is whats left of my prop one..
Worst case if the kit works out too expensive I'll get a normal 100mm CV and you can get the boot separately (mines split...)
Not much more I can do until parts arrive so left the car in a state of undress...
...removed (and cleaned) the drive cup on the rear section of the shaft in readiness to remove the support bearing..
Support bearing looks ****** awful as a bit of kit... poor old thing must get a hammering!
Was happy with the findings of the day... glad it was obvious what the problem was and have never seen or heard of one going before (hence not even considering it)...
As I was about to leave the unit the evening gave me another small photo op.... I do like golden hours