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      Replacing Headlight igniter on 2004 V10

      I recall an excellent post by Micheal (PanEuropean) with some very good pictures showing all the steps needed to get to the headlights - he was replacing the whole unit or the bulb, I think - but I...
    2. Experience has taught me to have more confidence...

      Experience has taught me to have more confidence in this forum than in VW's service network when it comes to the Phaeton!

      Best,
      Steven
    3. Thread: Shifting Thump

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      I get the 'thunk' from time to time in stop / go...

      I get the 'thunk' from time to time in stop / go conditions.

      I recently had my transmission serviced by ZF in Germany and mechanically it got a clean bill of health. The service manager and the...
    4. Don't really know that much about it, just...

      Don't really know that much about it, just reporting what the Service Manager of the transmission manufacturer said to me - seemed to know what he was talking about and knew people at the factory in...
    5. I had my P auto transmission serviced by the...

      I had my P auto transmission serviced by the manufacturers in Germany last year and whilst changes are now silky smooth, I still get the odd jolt going in and out of first.

      The service manager...
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      Hi, Michael, Wise words, it's not as bad as it...

      Hi, Michael,

      Wise words, it's not as bad as it used by, but can still be problematic, sometimes even with French cards!

      Overall, there are fewer fuel stations in France than most anywhere in...
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      Chris, Avoid the autoroute filling stations,...

      Chris,

      Avoid the autoroute filling stations, the supermarkets in the towns such as Leclerc, Inter Marche and Super U are much cheaper for fuel - today I paid 1.234 in SW France.

      Worth looking...
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      Diesel at under 1 per litre in France!

      Yes, I know, no big deal for our friends in the USA, but for a UK V10 owner, this is very cheap fuel!

      Just put in 80 litres for a few pence short of 80 :)

      All best,
      Steven
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      I've just been through a similar process. ...

      I've just been through a similar process.

      Whilst I have a few leaks - p/s steering fluid, engine, windscreen fluid wash bottle, I've decided just to monitor them as the cost of lowering engine,...
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      Nice one, Stefan, I think I'll give that a try...

      Nice one, Stefan,

      I think I'll give that a try with my local VW dealer.

      Best,
      Steven
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      Stefan, Did thy happen to mention if there was...

      Stefan,

      Did thy happen to mention if there was an upper vehicle age limit at the end of the plan and/ or a limit on engine size?

      All best,
      Steven
    12. Well, I've bought a 4 year old Mercedes 350CLS...

      Well,

      I've bought a 4 year old Mercedes 350CLS Grand Edition and kept the V10.

      At around 5K trade-in value, I couldn't bear to part with the P, especially as it is till running beautifully...
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      Dave, many thanks for the feedback. I'll be...

      Dave, many thanks for the feedback.

      I'll be buying a WW warranty tomorrow.

      best,
      steven
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      Yes, It's all about the exclusions and the...

      Yes,

      It's all about the exclusions and the weasel words, isn't it?

      I guess the perfect warranty in the mind of the purchaser will never exist as no provider would want to offer it, so I've...
    15. Gabriel, Mike, That's a very interesting...

      Gabriel, Mike,

      That's a very interesting comparison as I've only ever driven the V10 Phaeton.

      I did move away from the OEM pads to a ceramic brand (forget which, the red ones) and that...
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      Thank you both very much for your input, it's...

      Thank you both very much for your input, it's extremely valuable.

      My P is a little old for a warranty now but I have another vehicle that would qualify so on this basis, I think Quentin might be...
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      Warranty Wise UK

      I've searched and found a mention of Quentin's mob and all seems overall quite positive.

      Does anyone have anything recent to add o the store of knowledge on them?

      With thanks in advance,
      ...
    18. Hi Gabriel, Yes, given that you were replacing...

      Hi Gabriel,

      Yes, given that you were replacing all those elements, well worth performing the mod.

      I also think that with all of us there is an element of the "placebo" effect, i.e. if we...
    19. Very interesting thread, so many knowledgeable...

      Very interesting thread, so many knowledgeable people on this excellent forum.

      My tuppence worth is that my braking definitely improved when I replaced the OEM pads with lower dust ceramic pads.
      ...
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      Frank, Not at all, when you've been a Steven...

      Frank,

      Not at all, when you've been a Steven for 58 years you get used to it and I've often been called a lot worse!

      Sounds like you had plenty of excitement in Dresden, 2 hours waiting outside...
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