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      Hello, I did the coupling rods (C Links) a...

      Hello,
      I did the coupling rods (C Links) a couple of years ago and they still look OK (but not as new)
      My car has made a creaking sound when hot in summer, I think this was the anti-roll bar buses,...
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      Yes. The bushes are bonded on. no.23 on this...

      Yes. The bushes are bonded on.
      no.23 on this picture......
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      I have an 2006 Audi A8 @212,000 miles it shares...

      I have an 2006 Audi A8 @212,000 miles it shares the same suspension parts - As you, I changed all 8 arms with original parts and was still not satisfied, I took it to the dealer who diagnosed inboard...
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      I'd go for the most reflective silver - but not...

      I'd go for the most reflective silver - but not chrome as it reflects the dark road and looks dark grey most of the time.
      I'm having mine done on Friday. The man said the more OE silvers are more...
    5. ZF Lifeguard 8 can be used on all tdi models...

      ZF Lifeguard 8 can be used on all tdi models without software mod....
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      The activation of ABS requires the brake pedal...

      The activation of ABS requires the brake pedal switch to be ON and brake pressure switch to be ON.
      If it happens when moving off rather than coming to a standstill it could be ESP braking the wheel...
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      Is this only when you are turning or when...

      Is this only when you are turning or when straight?
      It sounds like the clutches in the Torsen® differential locking because of a torque differential between front and rear axles.
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      08000-322278 is just the VW Customer Service...

      08000-322278 is just the VW Customer Service number.
      I think they closed the Phaeton Concierge line years ago.
    9. The front toe adjusters are often seized and...

      The front toe adjusters are often seized and difficult to heat without damaging adjacent rubber parts and it *may* just be worth replacing the tie rod ends as a prerequisite of the process.
      Rear...
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      You can get the real deal for around £400 these...

      You can get the real deal for around £400 these days.
      http://www.aliexpress.com/item/front-spring-air-suspension-strut-for-VW-Phaeton-air-spring-FRONT-shock-absorption-for-VW-3W5/1463263480.html
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      AFAIK - It's more of a load-speed rating and is a...

      AFAIK - It's more of a load-speed rating and is a failure grading test done in a lab.

      The test for speed rating is performed in a 25°C room on a machine with a 200cm wheel, where the tyre is...
    12. £65 for 1/4 of a pallet. http://www.p4d.co.uk/

      £65 for 1/4 of a pallet.
      http://www.p4d.co.uk/
    13. There is a God. Poetic justice.

      There is a God.
      Poetic justice.
    14. http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=pha...

      http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=phaeton+lcd&initiative_id=QRW_20140106054518
      One can buy new LCDs, but would need to check the part number of the old one against the new first.
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      You can buy OSRAM Nightbraker HID bulbs now, they...

      You can buy OSRAM Nightbraker HID bulbs now, they say they put 70% more light up the road.http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/Osram-D2S-Night-Breaker-Unlimited-Xenarc-.html

      You can also buy a...
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      JASO FB is fine. It's what I use. FC and FD...

      JASO FB is fine. It's what I use.
      FC and FD have stronger detergents and are more expensive and I don't think detergency is one of our requirements so not needed.

      JASO FA – original spec...
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      I would add half a bottle (~500ml)of 2 stroke oil...

      I would add half a bottle (~500ml)of 2 stroke oil (ASDA or WILKOS stuff is good) to protect the moving parts (I do this with every tank anyway 207,000mile still runs beautifully)

      There is a risk...
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      The glass alone is nearly £200. Is it just the...

      The glass alone is nearly £200. Is it just the glass that is damaged or the whole mirror?
      Either way, I'd look at Ebay, and these parts finder sites that send faxes to scrap yards.
    19. Taxi meter?:D

      Taxi meter?:D
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      Thanks for the update.

      Thanks for the update.
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