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    1. You do have the metal insert out of the middle of...

      You do have the metal insert out of the middle of the bushing during your attempts? It won't go in if you don't remove them first.

      Cantrell
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      Look in the forum under Volkswagen classifieds...

      Look in the forum under Volkswagen classifieds and then go to the Phaeton section- cars or parts

      Cantrell
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      The price you pay will significantly impact your...

      The price you pay will significantly impact your return potential, so to secure a profit you'll need to figure all investments in the car-purchase price and your time spent with the car. The time to...
    4. Rotors should work and the oil itself, but none...

      Rotors should work and the oil itself, but none of the filters will fit.
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      I find it troublesome that so many view these...

      I find it troublesome that so many view these cars reliability in a negative light. I own both a W12 and a V8. Between these cars we've driven 80k+ miles-both were purchased with almost 70k miles...
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      Thanks Salah for the link. Also thank you...

      Thanks Salah for the link.

      Also thank you Chris for that site info, sometimes info such as yours is invaluable to people such as myself.

      I'm optimistic that a column replacement can be avoided...
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      No need to look for time estimates as I've agreed...

      No need to look for time estimates as I've agreed to terms on the car in question. Now I've got to go get it once the holidays begin. Once in my garage I'll begin repairs and try to keep photographic...
    8. Never heard of this before. How can it be...

      Never heard of this before. How can it be avoided?

      Cantrell
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      Steering column replacement

      I'm contemplating purchasing an 05 phaeton in need of a steering column I'm told. Has anybody any experience with this change put and what kind of time would be involved?

      Cantrell
    10. Thanks for that bit of info. I've always enjoyed...

      Thanks for that bit of info. I've always enjoyed reading about WW II.

      Cantrell
    11. I'm presently waiting for the nessasary parts to...

      I'm presently waiting for the nessasary parts to fabricate a repair as in post #65. I'm having to do this as the connection of the 2 pipes had rusted thru and frozen up. Repairing with OEM parts...
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      No offense intended but, should there be a next...

      No offense intended but, should there be a next time?

      Cantrell
    13. My W12 has developed a PAS leak exactly as in...

      My W12 has developed a PAS leak exactly as in post #45 with that fitting frozen as well. Tomorrow I plan to contact a friend of mine that owns an auto parts store about splicing in a replacement...
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      Thanks Steve, Those are indeed the ones I...

      Thanks Steve,
      Those are indeed the ones I ordered today. Everything I read about them, including your report swayed me in that direction.

      Cantrell
    15. I'm from the other side. I've bought 2 used...

      I'm from the other side. I've bought 2 used Phaetons, both near 70 k miles when I purchased them. I've driven the W12 50k miles since then and my Wife is nearing 25k miles driven on her V8. Neither...
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      After 2 years of flickering my LH low beam has...

      After 2 years of flickering my LH low beam has finally failed. As they were a bit dim I plan to replace both. I searched for quite a while last night trying to find the prefered bulb here on the...
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      IIRC there is an electrical safety mechanism ...

      IIRC there is an electrical safety mechanism near the starter battery that activates in a collision. It will prevent an electrical connection to the starter battery.From the looks of the pictures...
    18. Just a thought, do you happen to be carrying a...

      Just a thought, do you happen to be carrying a valet key in the vehicle? If so that could be the issue.

      Best of luck,
      Cantrell
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      Hello Michael, If your referring to the wheel...

      Hello Michael,

      If your referring to the wheel well cover then there's no difficulty in removing it once the wheel and tire are out of the way. Of course if you've a vehicle lift that you can use...
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      Another possibility could be the serpentine belt...

      Another possibility could be the serpentine belt slipping. If it happens to be several years old it could be dry rotted enough that slipping could occur producing the described sound.

      Cantrell
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