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    1. Thread: Shifting Thump

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      Thank you for your responses. I will print both...

      Thank you for your responses. I will print both and bring them to my dealer's service tech. You both may be on to something that cannot be detected by my VAG-COM. I will have to look at one of my...
    2. Thread: Shifting Thump

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      Shifting Thump

      I looked in the FAQs but could not find anything under transmission. What I have is an occasional thump when I accelerate and the car changes gear. It does not happen all the time and I cannot...
    3. Salah: Could you explain what you did to get...

      Salah:

      Could you explain what you did to get everything open - the trunk, hood, and gas tank filler cap? Have you had to recharge your batteries? There were so many suggestions that I would...
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      If you are going to Millau, a good view of the...

      If you are going to Millau, a good view of the viaduct can be had from a town called Peyre. It is in the regional Michelin maps 525 (Midi-Pyrénées), 526 (Languédoc-Rousillon), and in map 522...
    5. Thread: Gas Mileage

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      Well, Das Boot has two working "air filter...

      Well, Das Boot has two working "air filter saturation indicators". It just bugged me that the old ones were not working. I bought the entire filter housing from a rear ended and totaled Phaeton...
    6. I had an incident like that some years ago. I...

      I had an incident like that some years ago. I was on a long trip and in the middle of an interstate the seat heater came on high or extra high. It would not respond to commands. However, all I had...
    7. Thread: Finding Used Parts

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      Is there an update to the information on this...

      Is there an update to the information on this thread?

      Thank you.

      cai
    8. Thread: Gas Mileage

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      Sorry invisibleware. I read your post, but...

      Sorry invisibleware. I read your post, but redacted my last message poorly. I was thinking about the inner parts of the sensors.

      Thank you Stefano for the post. I have taken both of them apart,...
    9. Thread: Gas Mileage

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      Thank you Stefano. I had not thought about the...

      Thank you Stefano. I had not thought about the tires. I used to run them at 43 fronts and 45 rears, but, they put new tires in the car and I suspect that they are under inflated. I just added a...
    10. Thread: Gas Mileage

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      Just checked the snow filters. They were a bit...

      Just checked the snow filters. They were a bit clogged with dried muddy dust. There were twigs and leaves, three or four, and sand inside the box.

      Regarding the "air filters saturation...
    11. Thread: Gas Mileage

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      Thank you Michael and Invisibleware for the hints...

      Thank you Michael and Invisibleware for the hints at a solution. I will now also look at the snow filters and look at he mechanism for the "broken" air filter one. I will also ask the service...
    12. Thread: Gas Mileage

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      Thank you for all your comments and suggestions....

      Thank you for all your comments and suggestions.

      As recommended by the tech, I checked the air filters. The one on the driver's side N/A, is completely red, bad, and the knob on top moves easily...
    13. Thread: Gas Mileage

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      Thank you for your comments. The thermostat...

      Thank you for your comments. The thermostat should be Ok, it was replaced about 1000 miles ago. But, I will check it again. The water and engine oil temperatures seem to be normal. Again, I will...
    14. Thread: Gas Mileage

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      44 K is a fuel additive product that is made by...

      44 K is a fuel additive product that is made by BG. I was told that my dealer sells it. The Phaeton tech was the one that suggested it.

      cai
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      Wheel Refinich

      Has anyone used this service at Lindsay in Sterling, Virginia lately? What was the cost and what were the results?

      The name of the company is Alloy Wheel Repair.

      Thank you,

      cai
    16. Thread: Gas Mileage

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      Gas Mileage

      Ever since my spark plug coils were replace under a recall, a few years ago, my mileage has been going down, V-8 N/A. I used to get 17-18 MPG, then it went down to 15-16 MPG, and now it is 13-14 MPG...
    17. Well, I finally had the two V71 motors replaced. ...

      Well, I finally had the two V71 motors replaced. It took the tech about 5 hours, but he did not have to take apart the dashboard. According to him, the new repair manual instructions show how to do...
    18. I am getting this motor replaced starting next...

      I am getting this motor replaced starting next Monday; the tech has no idea when he is going to finish. I am hoping that Michael may have had time to post some of the dos and don'ts that he said he...
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      I had the same problem a few months ago and they...

      I had the same problem a few months ago and they had to replace a motor in the door. I do not know the cost because it was done under warranty.

      cai
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      Where do you get non-ethanol gasoline? I thought...

      Where do you get non-ethanol gasoline? I thought this was not allowed by the EPA Nazis.

      1- How long have you been using regular non-ethanol gasoline in your car.
      2- Have you had any...
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