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      I checked the fluid after posting and it was only...

      I checked the fluid after posting and it was only at the low end of the normal range. That was troubling as I'd have thought more oil had leaked out than the small amount it took to get it to the...
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      Josh, with oil in the boot it'd be almost...

      Josh,
      with oil in the boot it'd be almost certainly the rack developing a leak I'd think, would you agree?

      would there be anything else that might cause this?

      Cantrell
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      Leaking steering rack

      I'd noticed an oil leak drivers side and upon investigation it appears the rack has developed a leak. I lifted the car on the vehicle lift and when I did noticed oil pouring out of the boot...
    4. Yes the tire/wheel combo would have to be mounted...

      Yes the tire/wheel combo would have to be mounted as it's mounted on the vehicle.

      My tire dealer is small time- no employees. Before he will true the tire they have to be lying on their side at...
    5. It's actually quite simple. Your new tires are...

      It's actually quite simple. Your new tires are mounted on the wheels. Then each tire/wheel is mounted on a machine, either hub centric or wheel bolt centric. The machine then spins the tire at a set...
    6. While I think I'm in the minority, I always have...

      While I think I'm in the minority, I always have all tires I buy new trued and then balanced. This will eliminate any potential issues with tires. Finding a tire dealer that trues tires is...
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      Hey Steve, I may take you up on that offer....

      Hey Steve,

      I may take you up on that offer. I'm going to check the wire harness on the steering column to make sure all is good there before I proceed to that. Thanks for the offer. Getting time...
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      I've not checked the battery voltage but I've had...

      I've not checked the battery voltage but I've had it connected to a digital charger and it checks out to be a good battery.

      I installed new batteries into the key FOBs, it made no difference. The...
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      Can the wiring issues be repaired on the steering...

      Can the wiring issues be repaired on the steering column or is replacement in order?

      Cantrell
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      The original KESSY is in it so I'm told. I just...

      The original KESSY is in it so I'm told. I just went to the shop and the car has woke up and the immobilizer light is on in the center of the instrument panel.
      The repair shop seemed to think the...
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      https://www.flickr.com/photos/cantrellc123/1580862...

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      Jason, I've charged both batteries correctly-3...

      Jason,
      I've charged both batteries correctly-3 weeks ago and it's had the neg cable removed on LH side since charge.

      When I turn the key on nothing happens, no indication that I ever turned the...
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      More info

      According to some paperwork that I have from the repair shop last owner was using
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/webkit-fake-url://856D5AE9-78CA-4400-9282-937F683AFF90/imagejpeg
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      05 project car

      Hello all,

      I've purchased a project car, 05 V8. it has electrical issues and the previous owner indicated a new steering column is needed,which remains to be seen. my first issue will be unlocking...
    15. You do have the metal insert out of the middle of...

      You do have the metal insert out of the middle of the bushing during your attempts? It won't go in if you don't remove them first.

      Cantrell
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      Look in the forum under Volkswagen classifieds...

      Look in the forum under Volkswagen classifieds and then go to the Phaeton section- cars or parts

      Cantrell
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      The price you pay will significantly impact your...

      The price you pay will significantly impact your return potential, so to secure a profit you'll need to figure all investments in the car-purchase price and your time spent with the car. The time to...
    18. Rotors should work and the oil itself, but none...

      Rotors should work and the oil itself, but none of the filters will fit.
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      I find it troublesome that so many view these...

      I find it troublesome that so many view these cars reliability in a negative light. I own both a W12 and a V8. Between these cars we've driven 80k+ miles-both were purchased with almost 70k miles...
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      Thanks Salah for the link. Also thank you...

      Thanks Salah for the link.

      Also thank you Chris for that site info, sometimes info such as yours is invaluable to people such as myself.

      I'm optimistic that a column replacement can be avoided...
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