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    1. we have been through this before. contrary to...

      we have been through this before. contrary to popular belief there is no legal requirement to provide replacement parts for an auto or any device for that matter.
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      the used tranie came with a torque converter, so...

      the used tranie came with a torque converter, so i doubt that is the problem. i wonder if it's an electrical (ie. computer) issue. the "stutter" is intermittent and not a jerk as gears change.
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      transmission disaster, help

      while driving my 04 w12 a few months ago i noticed a "stutter" or brief jerk while driving. the next morning i had a "coolant level" warning. i took the car to a mechanic i use who diagnosed the...
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      have app. 103,000 on my 04 w12. problems are 1)...

      have app. 103,000 on my 04 w12. problems are 1) keyless entry doesn't (no biggie, hasn't worked for 6 years); 2) cel is on, tech says it's an o2 sensor, but as the car runs great screw the epa; 3)...
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      w12s do not have a timing belt. they have a chain.

      w12s do not have a timing belt. they have a chain.
    6. Thread: strut help

      by calmone
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      control arm bushing went almost totally, don't...

      control arm bushing went almost totally, don't know how long it was driven that way, but at one point the "air workshop" warning appeared. after the control arm and bushing were replaced i still get,...
    7. Thread: strut help

      by calmone
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      strut help

      probably need a right front strut, but have a number of questions about a remanufactured stut specific to my phaeton:

      1. are the left and right struts the same? different oem part numbers, but...
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      w12 bulb replacement

      i recall michael posted a simple way to get to the bulbs through the air cleaner housing some time ago. a cite to that messge or any info on an easy way to do the job would be appreciated.
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      the 60k on the w12 is pretty routine, check...

      the 60k on the w12 is pretty routine, check everything, but the only replacements are oil and filter and pollen filters. PLUS, as indicated before, replace tranission fluid as this service required...
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      every 20k if you do a trannie flush it can cost...

      every 20k if you do a trannie flush it can cost about $150.00 for the fluid (11 qts.) and $150.00 for the shop. to drop the pan i am guessing $350.00-$450.00 at a shop plus a filter at $30.00 (non...
    11. as far as i know there have been no issues with...

      as far as i know there have been no issues with any of the "new" strut replacements which were necessitated by a failure of some of the struts on 04 models and some say a few of the early 05s'.
    12. there is no feeling quite like driving the...

      there is no feeling quite like driving the phaeton after a week or so in any other car (IMH). ;)
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      w12 atf should be changed every 20k, i recall...

      w12 atf should be changed every 20k, i recall dealer cost app $700.00
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      the masserati certainly is a beautiful car...

      the masserati certainly is a beautiful car though, i thought about looking for a used one a few years after the 4 door came out. one word though, last week in casual conversation with the tech i use...
    15. Thread: Center Caps

      by calmone
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      there are web sites that sell used center caps, i...

      there are web sites that sell used center caps, i can't recall the address for any right now, but i got a replacement for an audi a8 cap on the net. try googling "center caps".
    16. Thread: Clear Oil Leak

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      i encountered an oil leak from the pan a year...

      i encountered an oil leak from the pan a year ago, repaired by a local shop by replacing the pan and gasket, not overly costly. just had to make sure the oil pressure/level, etc. sensors were...
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      didn't tire me out at all during the 9 minute...

      didn't tire me out at all during the 9 minute trip, nicely done. i can understand driving on the "wrong" sided of the road, but i never understood it due to the fact that as most are right handed...
    18. i agree that apparently we have hot seen a "new"...

      i agree that apparently we have hot seen a "new" strut failure, but so few 04's were delivered with the old struts that i find it difficult to believe the remaned struts are old 04 unit. i also...
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      ? why the screen screws up, but the bmw/vw cd...

      ? why the screen screws up, but the bmw/vw cd driven gps does not show street names as most gps systems do, the 04 car isn't the cause.
    20. i'm a bit at sea. the ad says for "04-06"...

      i'm a bit at sea. the ad says for "04-06" phaetons. is the the "new" strut the failed 04 struts were replaced by, or are they saying their rebuilt struts will work with both the early (first year-04)...
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