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      I'd buy another W12 in a heartbeat. Bob

      I'd buy another W12 in a heartbeat.

      Bob
    2. I had heard that the Phaeton was put into the...

      I had heard that the Phaeton was put into the market to force Mercedes to remove their 100 and 200 cars so that market share would be controlled by the Passats and Jettas. Mercedes did not want any...
    3. Actually I get offers for my car by just being...

      Actually I get offers for my car by just being involved in this forum. Anyone interested in these cars knows about this place and follows the cars in here. I would imagine your best price might be...
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      Thanks Eric.... Yes, it's fingernail scratches...

      Thanks Eric....

      Yes, it's fingernail scratches on the button release for the glovebox and also around the ignition key location.
      Did Bentley had a similar interior color?

      Bob
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      Sonnenbeige interior paint

      Does anyone know where I can get some touch-up paint for the dash in Sonnenbeige? I have some scratches around the glove compartment lock that needs to be addressed.

      Bob
    6. Thread: sad news

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      I am so sorry to hear the news. Willem was a...

      I am so sorry to hear the news. Willem was a brilliant man who did so much to educate all of us about this most technical of cars. It is indeed a loss to the entire Volkswagen world. He obviously...
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      Yes....... Don't even try VW. If they were able...

      Yes....... Don't even try VW. If they were able to do it, it they wouldn't because of legal issues.
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      Thanks......I'll give it a try. Bob

      Thanks......I'll give it a try.

      Bob
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      P0300 code on W12

      I took my 2006 W12 to get its yearly smog check, and it will not run "air" monitors due to intermittant mis-fire. The code is P0300.
      Anyone had any luck clearing this up? (I could find no air...
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      Listed as a twin turbo by the rocket scientist...

      Listed as a twin turbo by the rocket scientist selling it.......:rolleyes:

      Bob
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      Here's one already on the list that is for sale...

      Here's one already on the list that is for sale on Cars.com

      https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/673258001/overview/

      Bob
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      I was honored to have spent a wonderful day with...

      I was honored to have spent a wonderful day with him here in SoCal.
      We pushed the W12 hard down Laguna Canyon Rd to the beach and laughed the whole time together.
      He was so comfortable in his...
    13. Thread: Noise in trunk

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      I've done as much as I can with regard to any...

      I've done as much as I can with regard to any personal diagnostic. I probably need to go to VW and see if they are showing any history of similar problems.
      Remember, there are two "clunks" after...
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      Ok, I think it's now a Alternator problem. ...

      Ok, I think it's now a Alternator problem. Agree, the management controller is not the issue. Both batteries and relay also replaced. I'm going after the alternator next I guess.
      Everything seems...
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      I wish....... Replaced both batteries...

      I wish.......

      Replaced both batteries today.....same noise. Alternator is sending 14.7 to starter battery and only 12.6 to main battery. I'm now thinking of replacing the "battery management...
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      No, the car is a daily driver............I just...

      No, the car is a daily driver............I just happened to be out of town that week.
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      It's more about time than gearshift activation. ...

      It's more about time than gearshift activation. If I leave my car in park and sit long enough without even touching the gear shift..........I get the clunk. I replaced the relay ($350+) and I still...
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      Thanks everyone... POI.....Both batteries are...

      Thanks everyone...

      POI.....Both batteries are good, and BTW it's 93 today in Irvine. It's the relay.
      None in US, so I have a 7 day wait for replacement. I'm traveling this week so I don't...
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      Sorry everybody, I should have said Park instead...

      Sorry everybody, I should have said Park instead of Drive. :banghead:

      I'm going to replace the paralleling relay as Gabriel suggested. We'll see what happens, but I'm thinking it could maybe be...
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      Thanks Gabriel, Both batteries are good. The...

      Thanks Gabriel,

      Both batteries are good. The "clunk" is unfortunately intermittent but is most apparent when the car is first moved. During the day it goes away.

      The gear lever does not have...
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