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    1. Thread: W12 Prop-shaft

      by VloJoh
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      The saga continues

      The vibrations were still there after replacing the old propshaft with a new one...
      We then went for the inner CV-joints of the front-axles, and in the process saw that the rubber bushings of the...
    2. Alignment instructions

      Gabriel,

      I have just had all my front-end bushings done and would really like your PDF with the alignment instructions!

      John
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      Vibration issues

      Kim,

      I have been experiencing vexing vibrations for the last 2.5 years. Replaced rotors, front outer CV-joints, bearings and propshaft, to no avail. Always after the car had been lifted off it's...
    4. It ran dry, and I had to drive a small distance...

      It ran dry, and I had to drive a small distance (1 km or less) with the pump streaming like a girl...
      Will try different fluid to see if the noise changes with that.

      John
    5. Whining too

      Robbie,

      I too have a horrible whine now from the PS pump. Seems to be working OK though, fluid levels are adequate with new PS fluid...
      Mechanic said not to worry, but it is really annoying.
      I...
    6. Another victim of corrosion

      My check brake-pads warning came on suddenly last week.
      Before I was able to get it checked I had a catastrophic failure of the power-steering.
      Checked out that both events were actually connected...
    7. Thread: W12 Prop-shaft

      by VloJoh
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      W12 Propshaft

      Damon,
      Thanks for helping to think this through. I am sure the markings were all along the shaft (as you can see partially in the initial photo).
      I now also have an option to visit a specialized...
    8. Thread: W12 Prop-shaft

      by VloJoh
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      Propshaft - The Sequel

      A quick update on the propshaft-issue which I think is still causing annoying vibrations.
      My local expert-garage managed to disassemble the joint connecting the two halves of the shaft.
      It was then...
    9. Thread: W12 Prop-shaft

      by VloJoh
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      options...

      Thanks everyone!

      Found a replacement on Ebay Germany (where else...)

      http://r.ebay.com/OEHwFL

      I also found the Touareg Youtube but also some other sites/movies where split-mounts are...
    10. Thread: W12 Prop-shaft

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      W12 Prop-shaft

      Fellow-Phaetonista,

      Does anyone know whether it is possible to "split" the drive-shaft to the rear-axle?

      http://i57.tinypic.com/feff9f.jpg

      I think we have finally nailed the cause of 2 years...
    11. Mittellager (rubber mounted bearing at the center of the rear-drive axle)

      In the ongoing 2-year quest for the cause of annoying vibrations we found quite severe play in the rubber-mounting of the bearing in the center of the rear-cardan.

      Does anyone have any experience...
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      Driving with both front shaft removed

      Still struggling with vibration-issues, today we removed both front-drive-shaft to see whether they contribute to the distasteful vibration.
      Outer CV joints were left in place to be able to run...
    13. 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...,
      *
      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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