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      05-26-2012 11:07 PM #5672
      Cruise control started working intermittently today.

      Sometimes it works, other times, nothing. Shutting the car off and restarting it seems to make it work again...but not always. I've done some reading in our forum and the mkV Golf/Jetta forum, seems it's probably the cruise control switch or stalk itself.

      She'll be going in Tuesday for a look. Hoping it stored a code for the dealer to reference.

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      05-27-2012 09:18 AM #5673
      Quote Originally Posted by helement2003 View Post
      Cruise control started working intermittently today.

      Sometimes it works, other times, nothing. Shutting the car off and restarting it seems to make it work again...but not always. I've done some reading in our forum and the mkV Golf/Jetta forum, seems it's probably the cruise control switch or stalk itself.

      She'll be going in Tuesday for a look. Hoping it stored a code for the dealer to reference.
      Happened to me after cruising with it on for like 6 hours. started getting jumpy on me , didn't use it for another 6 days and it worked 100% again? lol

      I went to the VW hillclimb today to prove how slow my R32 is

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      05-27-2012 11:09 AM #5674
      Quote Originally Posted by sixteen10 View Post

      I went to the VW hillclimb today to prove how slow my R32 is
      I was reminded of this last night. I ended up in a drag race with a late model malibu. If I'm honest, I was just trying to get around him from a stop light but he thought it was a race. I pulled on him...barely, but it certainly wasn't enough to pass in time for my exit. It was a bit imbaressing. I'm still angry that I'm only marginally faster than a malibu.
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      we enthusiasts know what it is, but to the common peons it's just another golf.

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      05-27-2012 11:24 AM #5675
      Quote Originally Posted by helement2003 View Post
      Cruise control started working intermittently today.

      She'll be going in Tuesday for a look. Hoping it stored a code for the dealer to reference.
      My GLI and R32 both do this. Annoying. Has happened only a handful of times in three years though. But same thing...restart and good to go. I have never seen a stored code either, which upsets me.
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      05-28-2012 12:21 AM #5676
      Found out I have a broken motor mount. Hope that's covered by my warranty!
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      05-28-2012 02:21 AM #5677
      Quote Originally Posted by Kzoo View Post
      I was reminded of this last night. I ended up in a drag race with a late model malibu. If I'm honest, I was just trying to get around him from a stop light but he thought it was a race. I pulled on him...barely, but it certainly wasn't enough to pass in time for my exit. It was a bit imbaressing. I'm still angry that I'm only marginally faster than a malibu.
      Lol , I don't know what a Malibu is but it doesn't sound great

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      05-28-2012 04:09 AM #5678
      Quote Originally Posted by sixteen10 View Post
      Lol , I don't know what a Malibu is but it doesn't sound great
      Chevy Malibu is a full size sedan, so no, it isn't great. Like a lot of the american made 4 door sedans it looks like it's made for the rental market. I'm sure you must have seen 50-100 of them while you were here, you just didn't know it because they are that forgetable.

      I'm still not happy about being Just faster than it.
      Quote Originally Posted by heimbachae
      we enthusiasts know what it is, but to the common peons it's just another golf.

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      05-28-2012 09:22 AM #5679
      Quote Originally Posted by Kzoo View Post
      Chevy Malibu is....

      I'm still not happy about being Just faster than it.
      Look at it this way. Somewhere in Michigan, some Malibu owner is shaking his head about getting dusted by a Rabbit!!

      Damn imports! Should be driving a real 'merican car!

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      05-28-2012 10:04 AM #5680
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Peach View Post
      Look at it this way. Somewhere in Michigan, some Malibu owner is shaking his head about getting dusted by a Rabbit!!

      Damn imports! Should be driving a real 'merican car!

      I feel dirty on Memorial Day....
      HAHAHAHAHA! I just lost it!

      Thanks for the silver linning there Mr Peach! That whole post is full of win!
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      we enthusiasts know what it is, but to the common peons it's just another golf.

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      05-28-2012 10:09 AM #5681
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie83 View Post
      Found out I have a broken motor mount. Hope that's covered by my warranty!
      Did you have noticeable engine movement or jerking? Which mount was broken? How did you find out? Seems odd in a sense considering your low mileage and I'd think your less than crazy driving habits. lol.
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      05-28-2012 10:26 AM #5682
      Got the .:R sideways a little bit on a small S curve I've been wanting to blast through for a while but there is always traffic. Gave the little restaurant a show that sits close to the curb as you come into it. Gave the wife a scare, lol.
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      05-28-2012 10:34 AM #5683
      Quote Originally Posted by Kzoo View Post
      I was reminded of this last night. I ended up in a drag race with a late model malibu. If I'm honest, I was just trying to get around him from a stop light but he thought it was a race. I pulled on him...barely, but it certainly wasn't enough to pass in time for my exit. It was a bit imbaressing. I'm still angry that I'm only marginally faster than a malibu.
      It had to have been a somewhat rare V6 model...which has a decent amount of power - 252 hp and 0-60 in 6.6. The I4's are SLOOOOOOOOW. 0-60 in mid 8's.

      Did you notice if it had dual exhaust pipes? If so, it was a V6.

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      05-28-2012 12:40 PM #5684
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Did you have noticeable engine movement or jerking? Which mount was broken? How did you find out? Seems odd in a sense considering your low mileage and I'd think your less than crazy driving habits. lol.
      I know I thought it was odd too...I had noticeable engine movement when I revved it, the guys who were looking at it know a lot more about VWs than me, and they said the engine shouldn't be jumping up that much...

      They told me the front mount was broken. I would have never noticed it since I can't see what my engine is doing from the driver's seat. I haven't hit anything in the car, nor has anyone else who have driven it, so I'm wondering how it would've broke...the car drives fine and I wouldn't have known anything was wrong if the guys hadn't said...

      I will say a few weeks ago I (rather foolishly) let a guy drive the R around a deserted parking lot and he thrashed it a bit, doing lots of drifting, but it didn't last very long, he drove it for less than 5 mins...but he did push it kinda hard...
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      05-28-2012 12:54 PM #5685
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie83 View Post
      I know I thought it was odd too...I had noticeable engine movement when I revved it, the guys who were looking at it know a lot more about VWs than me, and they said the engine shouldn't be jumping up that much...

      They told me the front mount was broken. I would have never noticed it since I can't see what my engine is doing from the driver's seat. I haven't hit anything in the car, nor has anyone else who have driven it, so I'm wondering how it would've broke...the car drives fine and I wouldn't have known anything was wrong if the guys hadn't said...

      I will say a few weeks ago I (rather foolishly) let a guy drive the R around a deserted parking lot and he thrashed it a bit, doing lots of drifting, but it didn't last very long, he drove it for less than 5 mins...but he did push it kinda hard...
      Which mount exactly? Engine, trans, or pendulum? Did it break or the insert just pop, because that happens, the oem inserts are liquid injected and do pop from time to time. I popped my engine and trans insert and the motor thrashed about like cray!
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      05-28-2012 01:05 PM #5686
      Quote Originally Posted by Lolasaurus_Rex View Post
      Got the .:R sideways a little bit on a small S curve I've been wanting to blast through for a while but there is always traffic. Gave the little restaurant a show that sits close to the curb as you come into it. Gave the wife a scare, lol.


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      05-28-2012 01:09 PM #5687
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      05-28-2012 01:42 PM #5690
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      I went to the VW hillclimb today to prove how slow my R32 is
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      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post


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      Kilohotel, what wheels are those on your car? They look great. Also, are those 18"?

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      replaced the accessory belt, tensioner, and finally put on my rear Racing Brake Rotors and Racing Brake Rear ET500 pads. WD-40 works great to clean all the baked on brake dust on the calipers and bracket.

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      05-29-2012 12:46 PM #5696
      Ah, so that's you! Haha. Thanks for the WD-40 tip.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      replaced the accessory belt, tensioner, and finally put on my rear Racing Brake Rotors and Racing Brake Rear ET500 pads. WD-40 works great to clean all the baked on brake dust on the calipers and bracket.

      Kind of a pain to get wheels on with that set screw not being lined up properly. :\

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      What's the weight saving with those compared to stock?
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      05-29-2012 10:15 PM #5700
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Kind of a pain to get wheels on with that set screw not being lined up properly. :\
      Except he has wheel studs...so no issue.

      No sure if serious...

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      05-30-2012 10:05 AM #5703
      not too bad since I have studs, I really didn't need to even add the wheel bolt. I sent them an email and they have corrected the issue =/

      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Kind of a pain to get wheels on with that set screw not being lined up properly. :\
      3lbs per side, so 6lbs total, not as large as the fronts, but hey, I'll take all I can get, not to mention these things last a long time.

      Quote Originally Posted by Lolasaurus_Rex View Post
      What's the weight saving with those compared to stock?


      Quote Originally Posted by helement2003 View Post
      Except he has wheel studs...so no issue.

      No sure if serious...
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