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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.
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    3. 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
    8. Thread: My W12

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      I have that wheel and tire setup on mine and it...

      I have that wheel and tire setup on mine and it definitely makes the car drive differently. They are significantly heavier and it's quite noticeable in terms of acceleration and braking. They are...
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      The option was never available in North America....

      The option was never available in North America. I'm not sure of you can retrofit.

      Damon
    10. This article really isn't worth mentioning. ...

      This article really isn't worth mentioning.

      Damon
    11. I do not understand why anyone would change the...

      I do not understand why anyone would change the maf units for this. It should have nothing to do with this code. The technicians clearly fo not understand what they are doing. I think there are two...
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      It's practically impossible to read that dip...

      It's practically impossible to read that dip stick on the V8.

      Damon
    13. What is a fuel flow meter? Damon

      What is a fuel flow meter?

      Damon
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      Josh is probably right. Due to the misfires and...

      Josh is probably right. Due to the misfires and overly rich condition, unburned fuel ends up in the exhaust system and the cats can glow red hot, melting the internals.

      Damon
    15. Thread: W12 on ebay

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      Wow, that's too bad. I hate detailed cars when...

      Wow, that's too bad. I hate detailed cars when purchasing.
    16. Thread: W12 on ebay

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      Here is one advertised locally to me:...

      Here is one advertised locally to me:
      http://sfbay.en.craigslist.org/eby/ctd/4412043451.html

      Damon
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      Not sure what you are talking about; Johnny. ...

      Not sure what you are talking about; Johnny.

      Damon
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      Congratulations Damon

      Congratulations
      Damon
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      Martin, Going back and retracing their steps is...

      Martin,
      Going back and retracing their steps is probably the best course of action right now. It might be a good idea to apply contact cleaner to all connections disturbed during the gearbox...
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      Martin, After you made changes to the car, what...

      Martin,
      After you made changes to the car, what do the codes read now? Did preform any adaptations? Pre cat lambda sensors should alternate between 0 and 1 volt once every 2 seconds or up to 5...
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