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    1. One more thing I just thought about for those of...

      One more thing I just thought about for those of you that may experience the dead battery issue in the future.

      With my previous cars, when the battery was dead or about to be dead and an attempt...
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      Welcome & Congratulations on your Phaeton! ...

      Welcome & Congratulations on your Phaeton!

      Enjoy :beer:

      Marcos
    3. Update- Picked up the car today, all is well....

      Update-

      Picked up the car today, all is well.

      It all appears that the batteries were the issue.

      I am happy they were right with the diagnosis and keept the bill under 1k bucks. :beer:
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      As Martin stated, I was having the same issue. ...

      As Martin stated, I was having the same issue.

      The solution was a recharge. Apparently when the system gets low, it will tend to only cool one side and not both.

      I had the recharge done about...
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      I completely agree with you. If we had an ugly...

      I completely agree with you.

      If we had an ugly Phaeton contest- his car would be a very strong contender.

      I must admit that there is somethign very wrong with describing a Phaeton as ugly- I...
    6. Just talked to my service advisor. The final...

      Just talked to my service advisor. The final diagnosis is that indeed the batteries solved the issue.

      I have not picked up my car. I told him to keep it for a few days and make sure that this...
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      Welcome and Congratulations! I wish you enjoy...

      Welcome and Congratulations!

      I wish you enjoy it for many miles to come. :beer:

      Marcos
    8. Thank you All for your replies !:beer: Ok,...

      Thank you All for your replies !:beer:

      Ok, here is the dealer update-

      I was informed this morning that my starting battery is pretty dead and that the other one was too weak to be reliable.
      ...
    9. Phaeton Not Starting- This has never happened before!

      Hello fellows,

      Sunday afternoon I drove the Phaeton from Houston to Dallas. Great weather and the car was performing flawlessly for the 3 hours we were on the road. A perfect drive, averaging 85...
    10. Jim, I had all the air struts replaced about...

      Jim,

      I had all the air struts replaced about 18 months ago. By the way, replacing the struts does not take care of squeking noises- only replacing the suspension bushings took care of that issue...
    11. FS: 2004 V8 - 104,000 miles, $12,600 - Dallas, TX

      Phaeton v8 with 104k miles.

      Car does not have a sigle mechanical issue. It is in perfect running condition. The car is absolutely beautiful. I have all records. This car had all four air...
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      Time to say bye to my Phaeton!

      I would like to thank the forum for all the help and support during my Phaeton ownership. I would have not bought it without all the info from this group.

      I have place my Phaeton for sale today....
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      Conmoto, The improvement was due to the...

      Conmoto,

      The improvement was due to the bushing replacement in my opinion. One of my struts appeared to be failing. I did not notice the issue as a driver, but I was glad to have them replaced...
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      Martin, You are correct. I had a replacement...

      Martin,

      You are correct. I had a replacement of all the bushings, control arms, air struts, control module on my 2004 V8 at 85k miles.

      The car was not feeling tight over bumps, there was noise...
    15. I had mine replaced under warranty- Fidelity. ...

      I had mine replaced under warranty- Fidelity.

      They did replace them with the plastic ones.

      Marcos
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      Hello Jack, What a coincidence, I had the...

      Hello Jack,

      What a coincidence, I had the Conti DWS put on my Phaeton last friday.

      Glad to hear that you are enjoying the tire. So far, they are significantly quieter than the Yokohamas it...
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      Martin, I sent you the photos to your e-mail....

      Martin,

      I sent you the photos to your e-mail.

      Thank you in advance for posting them.

      Marcos
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      Thank you all for a great GTG yesterday...

      Thank you all for a great GTG yesterday afternoon!

      I was great to meet Monty, Martin, Peter and Joseph.


      As soon as I am able to figure out how to post pictures, I will upload them in this...
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      Hope you can make it this Saturday! Marcos

      Hope you can make it this Saturday!

      Marcos
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      Good deal Monty, look forward to meeting you. ...

      Good deal Monty, look forward to meeting you.

      Marcos
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