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      According to Edmunds, the V8 Phaeton has a curb...

      According to Edmunds, the V8 Phaeton has a curb weight of 5194 lbs while a 2002 S8 has a curb weight of 4068 for a difference of 1126 lbs. I imagine a half ton difference would be a deal-breaker.
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      Fitting Audi Avus wheels from an S8

      My V8 will be due for tires in the next 6 months and I've never really liked the stock Performance wheels that she came with so I thought I'd consider changing to something else at the same time. I...
    3. There are several forum members that have fitted...

      There are several forum members that have fitted EBC Redstuff brake pads to their Phaetons with good success. I just bought a set to install in the next month or so based on their recommendations. ...
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      I was browsing through the service manual this...

      I was browsing through the service manual this evening (a little light reading) and it looks like changing the gasket specified above is MAJOR engine surgery. The timing belt comes off and the...
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      Cantrell, I got my MOSFETs from West Florida...

      Cantrell,
      I got my MOSFETs from West Florida Components. I can't find the invoice but I do remember they were reasonably priced and didn't require a minimum purchase.

      Steven
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      You might get lucky by using the Phaeton...

      You might get lucky by using the Phaeton Classifieds section of the forum. There's someone parting out a W12 who may be able to help.

      Cheers,
      Steven
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      How involved was it to change the chain tensioner...

      How involved was it to change the chain tensioner gasket? Perhaps a better question would be: How many hours did the dealer charge for the repair?

      Steven
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      Here's a link to the valve cover thread: ...

      Here's a link to the valve cover thread:

      Refinishing Valve Covers to Solve Leakage

      I plan to do the same thing in the near future.

      Cheers,
      Steven
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      To be honest, it's not that difficult. This link...

      To be honest, it's not that difficult. This link from the table of contents was very help:

      Rear Bumper Cover Removal

      I did it by myself in less than two hours. The hardest part was getting...
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      I agree...I didn't realize that it was a...

      I agree...I didn't realize that it was a 4-seater.

      s.
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      I'm interested in the Tire Pressure Monitoring...

      I'm interested in the Tire Pressure Monitoring System controller if you're able to get into the trunk. It takes all of 10 seconds to remove.

      Steven
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      2006 W12 on Autotrader

      A 2006 W12 just popped up on Autotrader for sale in Bethesda, MD. No pictures available yet. The VIN is WVWAK03D068002791.

      Only 30K miles...looks like it started life as a VW corporate car since...
    13. This has been a great thread to follow for those...

      This has been a great thread to follow for those of us with aging V8s. The finish on my valve covers is just barely starting to show signs of bubbling.

      I have the same oily buildup in the same...
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      Me, Too

      I have the exact same leak and would be interested to know what it is. It doesn't smell like transmission fluid although I get a whiff of ATF in the cabin every once and awhile at idle after my...
    15. Now that sure sounds interesting! Steven

      Now that sure sounds interesting!

      Steven
    16. That's what I've learned from this whole thing...

      That's what I've learned from this whole thing (aside from how to take these keys apart and put them back together quickly). I've always been under the impression that the transponder was part of...
    17. More experimental results

      The plot thickens:

      I put the blade from my wife's key in the fob with the known good battery and electronics from my valet key. The car unlocked and started keyless-ly. This is where it gets...
    18. An interesting experiment...

      Well, this problem is taking an interesting turn. Since I have three keys in various states of dis-assembly, I decided to do a little experiment.

      Step 1 (control): Unlock and start car (with...
    19. Michael, Thanks for your reply. You confirmed...

      Michael,
      Thanks for your reply. You confirmed some of my suspicions, namely that the car "reads" the key in the same way in both the ignition switch and via the antennas and that a functional...
    20. One Key Out of Three Won't Work With Keyless Access

      An interesting problem has come up since I finally got my keyless (proximity) access working.

      My key and the valet key will open the car and start it using the start/stop button, however; my...
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