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    1. Wheel issues, severe unbalance after powdercoating

      About a year ago my rims (with limited curb-damage) were treated by a "specialist" company where they were sandblasted, repaired and powdercoated. Also, the Dunlop Sport SP01 were changed for...
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      Lowlands GTG June 2014, going to Dresden!

      Last weekend the Dutch and Belgian Phaeton enthusiast gathered in the beautiful coast-town of Knokke-Heist in Belgium to enjoy some fine food and good company.

      http://i62.tinypic.com/1113u6o.jpg...
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      To look into the shudder/vibrations I left the...

      To look into the shudder/vibrations I left the parking brake off (chocks!) to be able to wiggle the wheel around a bit to check the bearings.
      ;)

      Confirmation that this is normal would be nice. I...
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      Question on center differential

      Today, whilst changing to my winter tires, I noticed that with just the right rear wheel in the air, it was possible to freely spin it (all 3 other wheels firmly on the ground). Gear was in Park,...
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      Factory advice

      Struggling with finding the best tire I asked the factory what they would advise

      Dear Mr. V...,
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      there is a difference between German and British names of the rim. In Germany it is called...
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      One more pic (really shiny)

      http://i49.tinypic.com/34j4xut.jpg
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      One day of summer in the Netherlands

      On the up to now only day that showed some promise of better weather I took out the detailing gear and put some fresh Wolfgang and paste Wax on Das Auto.
      It put a smile on my face to see it shine...
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      Engine noise W12

      I have the feeling that my engine makes a more grunty noise now instead of the familiar turbine-like whine.
      It seems the torque converter more easily unlocks and the engine revs to around 3000rpm...
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      Like the Audi system in SSP 162 ?!...

      Like the Audi system in SSP 162 ?!
      http://www.volkspage.net/technik/ssp/ssp/SSP_162.PDF

      Very little actual Phaeton-specific info
      Guess we didn't get the torque vectoring...
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      Here is the link http://filer.frejvall.se/w12w.m4v

      Here is the link http://filer.frejvall.se/w12w.m4v
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      Videos

      You should have a look at the video Perfrej recently shared at this forum. That was some next-level winter driving!
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      Very interesting stuff! Although I am still...

      Very interesting stuff! Although I am still unsure on the braking of the slipping wheel on the Phaeton.
      :confused:

      John
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      Thanks!

      Thank you for the info. I will keep looking for a schematic (I like them...)

      I found this very nice manual on the 5HP24(A)
      ...
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      Question on diff-s

      Looking through the SSPs I did not find any details on the differentials in the 4-motion system of the Phaeton. I know the center-diff is a Torsen but what kind are the front and rear ones...
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      Monitoring

      Wouter,

      Oversight is watching you:what:

      I would be worried:vampire:

      Will call you some time next week to hear about the suspension work

      John
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      It is a smart car, protecting itself when damage...

      It is a smart car, protecting itself when damage is imminent
      ;)
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      Diagnosis report

      It's back in fine condition :)
      Running smooth and quiet like before.

      Two Zuendspule (coils) were replaced with all the plugs at reasonable cost.

      This is the scanned diagnosis report from the...
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      Thank you all for your thoughts and sympathy!...

      Thank you all for your thoughts and sympathy!
      Das Auto was taken to the dealership today on a flatbed.
      I was very worried, but it wasn't that bad :facepalm:

      Turns out to be a problem with two of...
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      Thanks Willem. Will keep you posted :vampire:...

      Thanks Willem.
      Will keep you posted

      :vampire:


      Guess the suspension work will have to wait...
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      W12 divided by two = V6

      Willem (others...),

      I was really happy with my "all 0-s" readiness but as you heard trouble entered paradise..

      Here is the scan after the mighty W12 ceased to be mighty and started disabling...
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