ok, good to know just required a firm push on and over the 'snap ring' ... guess / hope, there's NO movement on the shaft if you give it a tug back and forth?I didn't do anything special, just rotated until the splines lined up and then pushed it on straight. There is resistance when it gets to the snap ring, but a firm push was enough to overcome it. I would hold and push the end section rather than the shaft itself. I think the tripod will hit the end otherwise and might get damaged. Are the stub axles the same part number for both sides? Are they supplied with the snap ring?
I can't say whether it will stay put or not, only time will tell. If it doesn't, it will be down to wear on the stub axle or snap ring.
Still waiting on my B8's. I ordered them on the 11th and they still haven't arrived. Getting silly now!!
The Stub Axle are indeed the same part number for both sides, and for the 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (different for manuals) , it is:
VW Part # 09k409352
GKN LÖBRO 305618
Judging from their website / library picture, it does come complete with the gear box side Oil Seal [brass ring] and looks like the SNAP ring too (on the side near the bolt) :
btw. anyone confirm the torque spec for the stub bolt?