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      Probably not a good idea to use a pickle fork if...

      Probably not a good idea to use a pickle fork if you want to save your ball joint boots.

      Damon
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      Channing the starter on the v8 is doable without...

      Channing the starter on the v8 is doable without dropping the engine by suspending the motor and dropping only the sub frame....
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      Gentlemen, Do you have any pics of this work? I...

      Gentlemen,
      Do you have any pics of this work? I would be nice and a benefit to all with a pictorial.

      Thanks,

      Damon
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      Paldi, The purge valve should be located near...

      Paldi,

      The purge valve should be located near the top of the motor on the passenger side.
      http://www.jimellisvwparts.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=739580
      It is number 18 in the above link....
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      You should be able to test the purg valve with a...

      You should be able to test the purg valve with a mighty vac. It should hold a vacuum towards the manifold side. Without power, I believe the valve should be normally closed.

      Damon.
    6. Thread: CV Joints?

      by dlouie
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      Cai, They are not usually a maintenance item. ...

      Cai,
      They are not usually a maintenance item. The shafts get changed when there is a failure. CV joints and shafts usally come as one unit. The symptoms of failure are clicking or knocking sounds...
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      The picture is from an ad from a guy in Minnesota...

      The picture is from an ad from a guy in Minnesota selling his Phaeton and is a v8.
      http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/2013/06/page/2/
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      I think the wheels in your picture will fit as...

      I think the wheels in your picture will fit as evidenced by this image.

      http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ph2.jpg
      Not all Bentley wheels will fit on a Phaeton....
    9. I think the issue for me is using a product that...

      I think the issue for me is using a product that may chemically attack the plastic. I chose not to lubricate it with any solvents. I wipe a silcone based detail spray on the mesh. It leaves no...
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      Just curious, what is meant by the term "heat...

      Just curious, what is meant by the term "heat layering" as mentioned in the SSP.

      Context:

      "This is also part of the pump valve unit and primarily has the task of preventing heat layering within...
    11. Thread: Bye bye Phaeton

      by dlouie
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      What's the point of this thread?

      What's the point of this thread?
    12. Thread: Angel eyes

      by dlouie
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      Here is the link to the gentleman who modded his...

      Here is the link to the gentleman who modded his lights:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4895204-Gibber-s-custom-phaeton&p=65888946&viewfull=1#post65888946
    13. Thread: Angel eyes

      by dlouie
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      Dare I ask why? It's really more trouble than...

      Dare I ask why? It's really more trouble than it is worth. To remove the headlights, you'll have to remove the bumper. Do that wrong and you'll run the risk of cracking the darn thing. Let's say...
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      Thank you for the compliments. I just got back...

      Thank you for the compliments. I just got back from a trip so please excuse the bug splatter. The image below shows how the receiver was mounted behind the grille trim. Notice the alum. bracket...
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      Here is a different unit installed a Phaeton....

      Here is a different unit installed a Phaeton.
      http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww50/designoML/Phaeton/IMAG1552_zps4969cf8a.jpg
      Display and interface is integrated.
      ...
    16. Funny... we call it an airplane also. Actually,...

      Funny... we call it an airplane also. Actually, the Phaeton is more comfy.

      Damon
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      There are very few locations you can put the...

      There are very few locations you can put the receiver. It's just so very tight. I ended up putting mine next to the passenger side fog light with a custom fabricated bracket. I think that is...
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      How do the techs explain the image you have on...

      How do the techs explain the image you have on the bumper apparently undamaged when you were putting on the spare?

      Damon
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      I think the strategy of having a NA only Phaeton...

      I think the strategy of having a NA only Phaeton makes sense. They cannot ignore its success in the Asian market so they will still need to keep the premium image of the car up for the ROW. On the...
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      That's pretty much what we use it for, long...

      That's pretty much what we use it for, long distance trips. It routinely does full to empty tank runs from the SF Bay Area to Southern California non stop. It's our airplane on wheels.
      Damon
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