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      I'm having starting difficulty when filling the...

      I'm having starting difficulty when filling the gas tank. Also getting occasional gas cap warning light on cold mornings after leaving my heated garage. Check engine light sometimes pops on too. I'm...
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      Evap purge valve?

      I have difficulty starting after I fill the tank (usually to about 3/4 fill, not topping off.)
      I searched the forums and noticed the evap. system purge valve is the culprit on other VW's including...
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      The $850.00 question: Is it a bad ballast or a...

      The $850.00 question: Is it a bad ballast or a bad bulb? For the ballast, you have to take the bumper cover off.
    4. When the tube breaks, it pulls out of the ball...

      When the tube breaks, it pulls out of the ball socket, or cracks in half just outside the socket. See the picture below: That one just cracked and pulled out of the socket. The tube end is mangled up...
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      I'll call the guys in Service first thing...

      I'll call the guys in Service first thing tomorrow and tell them! Do you happen to know the part # for the indestructible GTI pump? :)
    6. The crack begins in the front of the tube where...

      The crack begins in the front of the tube where you can see it and eventually propagates all around the tubing which then separates from the ball. I don't think I can glue the tube back to the...
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      Left headlamp replacement difficulty.

      I've been quoted prices of $225.00, $488.00 or $845.00 to replace this driver side low beam light bulb. It's kind of interesting that each dealership service department has a different idea about...
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      Fuel Pump Life and Death

      I have just replaced my 2nd fuel pump in 4 years!
      I'm not sure if they were both the let side pump. This time it is the left one that failed and I was told they usually replace both pumps at the...
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      Yes that's the best size. I have 255 45's as snow...

      Yes that's the best size. I have 255 45's as snow tires and the shorter sidewall has given me problems. It's too easy to rub the rims on curbs when parking (the larger tires have more shoulder) and...
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      They fit. My USA spec. V8 with regular size...

      They fit. My USA spec. V8 with regular size calipers.

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/Paldi/My%20Phaeton/001-1.jpg

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/Paldi/My%20Phaeton/Spare2.jpg
    11. After reading post #199 and some prior posts it...

      After reading post #199 and some prior posts it does appear that a split or crack develops at the bottom of the tube at or just above the nub inside the ball socket. This is the nub that holds the...
    12. The mesh material on mine began to fray, so I...

      The mesh material on mine began to fray, so I carefully cut it off. That precaution kept everything A-OK for about 4 years, however I think the plastic tube is about to part ways with the ball socket...
    13. After cutting off the torn webbing to prevent it...

      After cutting off the torn webbing to prevent it from jamming in the tube, three years ago, everything is still fine back there in the hold so far, but I can see some "daylight" between the tube and...
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      I have a spare, it's Luna blue but I'm in USA. I...

      I have a spare, it's Luna blue but I'm in USA. I assume my passenger side is your driver side. It's a 2004 and has a small scratch but if you're painting it anyway and if the shipping cost works for...
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      There are jacking procedures, however I'm...

      There are jacking procedures, however I'm forgetful at times. forgot to put her in Jack Mode last time I changed a wheel. The car was up on it's jack overnight while the (cracked) wheel was in the...
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      Caution, Ducks in mirror are closer than they...

      Caution, Ducks in mirror are closer than they appear!

      Glad you found it
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      Hmmm, does your Phaeton also walk like a duck?:)

      Hmmm, does your Phaeton also walk like a duck?:)
    18. That sound probably has nothing to do with your...

      That sound probably has nothing to do with your Boot / Trunk lid electrics! :)
      It's perfectly normal.
    19. Thread: "Check Gas Cap"?

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      Problem came up again last week. The check gas...

      Problem came up again last week. The check gas cap message came on and stayed on for about a day and the check engine icon came on and stayed on. I filled the tank and carefully retightened the cap....
    20. Thread: "Check Gas Cap"?

      by Paldi
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      Is it October already?:) I got the "Check Gas...

      Is it October already?:)

      I got the "Check Gas Cap" message last night. Tightened cap. It was on this morning for the 3 mile Starbucks trip. Removed and reset the cap. Light still on. I decided to...
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