Okay, I need you seasoned Vdub wrench spinners to put on your thinking cap on. I was driving back to SoCal from Phoenix two weekends ago when my TDI wagon stalled at freeway speeds. The wife had to come get me with a tow dolley. I noticed that the engine would turn over more slowly than normal when I tried to re-start it without luck. When it stalled, I didn't hear or feel the obvious heavy clunking sounds of a bottom-end failure. After getting the car back home, I started troubleshooting. The first thing I did was to pull the "tee" on the fuel filter and take a peek at the fuel level within the filter. It looked kind of dry, so I replaced the fuel filter and tried to turn the engine over by key. After some slow rotations, it locked up. I then took off the passenger side tire and tried to turn the crank manually. It will spin counterclockwise but not clockwise. I was able to get the valve cover today and do not see any signs of the valve lifters having any spider cracking or mushrooming or other damage. The lifters look perfectly flat and smooth. See pix. However, looking at the inspection hole on top of the tranny (not the hole that reveals the flywheel teeth, the second larger hole), I see like a notch or a cut-out portion of what I believe to the pressure plate. So before I pull the head to check valves, I am wondering if the Dual Mass Flywheel broke apart on me. Anyone have experiences with these symptoms? I appreciate your input.