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    1. The crankcase vent or PVC valve (under the...

      The crankcase vent or PVC valve (under the knitted white insulation) in my P developed a split diaphragm which resulted in a too lean mixture on both banks. Perhaps yours makes a noise. It's an easy...
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      I changed my V8 Phaeton rear bumper to the W12...

      I changed my V8 Phaeton rear bumper to the W12 outlets. I have the black V8 lower bumper valence and exhaust tips here in my garage. It's in perfect shape. Where are you?
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    3. Mine was finally diagnosed as a broken crankcase...

      Mine was finally diagnosed as a broken crankcase vent valve diaphragm. (Not leaky cam seals as posited by the dealer who wanted to do them for $1,200.)

      The valve and labor was about $360.00.
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      I'd like to buy the two fiberglass under-belly...

      I'd like to buy the two fiberglass under-belly pans. One under the engine, the other under the transmission.
    5. The plastic tube has separated from the ball on...

      The plastic tube has separated from the ball on my car. Every time I open the trunk I pull/twist the plastic tube down to touch the ball socket before I close the trunk. It's usually no more than 1/4...
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      Take the spare tire out of the trunk and put it...

      Take the spare tire out of the trunk and put it where the one is with the new valve. Put that wheel in the spare tire well or stash it in the garage. See if the system will go into learn mode now....
    7. Great photo. Mine is also covered with a mesh...

      Great photo. Mine is also covered with a mesh cloth-like heat shield.

      I wonder if one of those hose clamps is not tight, could that cause enough of a vacuum leak to "lean" both banks?
    8. My VW service tech claims it is due to leaking...

      My VW service tech claims it is due to leaking camshaft seals. My MIL tends to come on at idle. The codes generated are said to be a lean condition on both banks of my V8. Cost to replace these seals...
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      Well no. my LH battery on my 2004 was replaced in...

      Well no. my LH battery on my 2004 was replaced in 2005 because the car spent a lot of time in the showroom being drained from the car fooled with by customers before I bought it as an untitled dealer...
    10. Simple, put the Audi cap gasket on top of the...

      Simple, put the Audi cap gasket on top of the Phaeton gasket. Then you will have a double thick gasket. That should do it.
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      I'm thinking mine was disconnected during the...

      I'm thinking mine was disconnected during the operation on the engine and the tech forgot to reconnect it.


      Would an error code for a defective or open circuit to the horn show up in a scan?
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      Not as horny as before.

      My car had the engine removed and replaced to repair the water leak behind the oil filter. Bad news is one of the horns isn't working (and there's now a crack in the bumper under the right headlight...
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      When I bought my Bentley 19" wheels they came...

      When I bought my Bentley 19" wheels they came with Pirelli P-Zero 275 40 ZR 19 tires. They are larger than the normal circumference for Phaeton 18" wheels but have resulted in a more accurate...
    14. At 140,000 mine began leaking a quart or so of...

      At 140,000 mine began leaking a quart or so of coolant every 200 miles. I elected to have the plastic part replaced at a cost of $4,100.00 The cost could have been $600.00 more but they were able to...
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      GPS unit bought off ebay

      I just bought q used GPS disk player off ebay and want to report that the unit came with the destinations stored that were saved by the previous seller. For example, when I selected the destination...
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      I still have the heated one. I'll swap it back on...

      I still have the heated one. I'll swap it back on again this winter.
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      Mine have been flawless for 11 years. Knock wood....

      Mine have been flawless for 11 years. Knock wood. :)
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      I'm particularly proud of my lower front grill,...

      I'm particularly proud of my lower front grill, wood steering wheel, Bentley wheels and the painted valences.

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/Paldi/006-1.jpg
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      I was stopped by a cop for a vehicle "system...

      I was stopped by a cop for a vehicle "system malfunction" Both license lights out. He let me off.
      I think the "lamp out" warning should be activated in this instance.
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      I think it needs retracting covers over those air...

      I think it needs retracting covers over those air vents. Funny but that's still the one unique thing that says "Phaeton" to me.
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