Well, I didn't make it to the meet. My motorcycle stopped working as I was on my way to get the loaner car for the tiguan that died.
Found out what's wrong with it though. All they know is that a spark plug was damaged when they removed it, they peeked inside the cylinder and found pieces of a valve all over the place. That explains the clinking sound I heard while the engine turned. They are guessing the timing chain skipped a tooth and the timing got all screwed. The service manager is working with VW to get us a new engine instead of fixing it. They didn't want to actually open it and work on it.
I've never heard of a timing chain skipping a tooth like that.
I got a jetta TDI as a loaner. I can't believe I'll say this but, what a nice car! Other than you can clearly see they went as cheap as possible on the interior and stripped all sorts of features, I love the DSG, how quiet it is and that Fender audio system.
"alright thanks, hey seems like your famous on here... do you work for the vortex?" -JamasianRasta
This thread moves...and I have mostly just lurked. I have been going nuts with school, and then had an awesome vacation up at the coast of Oregon. I wanted to see Ryan, but we didn't spend as much time in Portland as we hoped, and didn't end up seeing him. Tuesdays have been meeting nights for me, so I have been completely absent from the dcdubs crowd, but I am still out here. The Porsche is driving great. Still leaking water through the rear window seal, but I will probably fix that someday..... I have a little birthday cash and I am ordering a few parts for it. Now we just need the insanely hot weather to quit so I can drive it without melting.
Take it easy everyone!
A small update. I am still having trouble with the warranty. Everything that is broken is covered in the policy. However in the "what is not covered" section it says if a covered part is damaged by a not covered part it is not covered. It also says that nuts, bolts, and fasteners are not covered. They are not going to pay to get my car fixed because it was a bolt that backed out of the camshaft sprocket that caused all this to happen.
So far, still waiting on a new engine, haven't gotten any updates from strong. They're starting to piss me off with the waiting and never being updated about any progress.