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    Thread: What did you do to your .:R today?

    1. Senior Member abeR's Avatar
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      08-13-2010 11:58 AM #71
      Id think the dealer should change the MU out regardless. mine said, "whenever you are ready I will order the part", they are not going to do any testing at all I just said, I experienced this unsafe issue.. my car didnt respond in traffic and and almost caused an accident.. and they will just swap it out as the campaign suggests. or ID hope.



      Schwung, next time you take a road trip go see a vw dealer and see if they can at least order the part for you or get the ball rolling, maybe they can get the claim started and have your local dealer do the install when the part arrives.

      or you can bribe your servicewriter

      good luck

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      08-13-2010 03:32 PM #72
      Cut a hole in my house to drive through.


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      08-13-2010 04:49 PM #73
      ^^ was that previously heated living space converted to (or back to) garage? NICE!

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      08-13-2010 05:09 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      seems you could either:

      1. use your sex to your advantage? from a guy's standpoint it's a fair statement to make... c'mon you know how to manipulate some freakin service advisor a-holes, no?
      2. or get a big burly car guy friend to make it happen for you? there's plenty of online documentation to support your case for an MU swap.

      unless you have a load of mods and they're not mod-friendly... PITA, but you maybe still can temporarily unmod the car if you think the dealer will be ok with that.

      or are they claiming they cannot reproduce bad DSG behavior? that IS vw policy, to only proceed with warranty work if they can reproduce symptoms in-house. if this is the case, it's on you to figure out exactly what it takes to reproduce the symptoms. then you provide them with the procedure in writing and they can't decline... as long as you have VWoA behind you. call VWoA if they continue to give you trouble.

      but you already know all this, right? i'm probably not understanding your full situation.
      Well, the car is virtually un-modded to date, so that's not an issue. It has been dealer serviced since I've had it. I might need a team of bouncers to go with me next time! I just made an appointment today. I have been told by others to pursue it w/VWoA if they continue to give me a hassle about it. I KNOW it needs to be dealt with, as I have all the same herky jerky symptoms as the rest of you guys. It is worse in the cooler weather though, so the extreme heat of late has lessened my issue.

      I shouldn't even get started sharing stories on the dealer idiocy I've experienced. Sometimes I can't believe that stuff actually happened. A few visits ago, I had them put the car on the lift and I helped work on it myself! Then they were all googly eyed at the chick messing with her car. Another time, I was waiting on them, and they had a very upset customer who couldn't figure out her iPod dock to save her life. So I showed her, then ended up giving the whole service department the iPod tutorial. I made them comp my oil change for that one. Doesn't VW train these people???

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      08-13-2010 08:32 PM #75
      yikes... i keep hearing of dealer incompetence. for now i'm clear cus i've found my dealer situation and my non-dealer mechanic as well. seems like many dealer, vw or not, have major issues with finding or paying quality staff. good luck though, sounds like it's time for VWoA to step in. last time i had an issue (which ironically was dealer stubbornness regarding an MU swap), i called VWoA and they set the appointment at the dealer for me. within the hour the dealer's receptionist called me to confirm the appointment for DSG evaluation. and all i did was call VWoA and tell them basically what you're telling us here.

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      08-13-2010 10:03 PM #76
      Just ordered my patch wires so I can install my LED tails...

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      That guy shouldn't own an R32. I bet he goes out dancing at least twice a week.

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      08-13-2010 10:22 PM #77
      thanks for the advice cheebs! I called my Charleston dealer today and they quoted me $290 for the Haldex service alone So now I'm looking to get that done elsewhere too but I may just call VWoA first and have them step in regarding the MU and just have it all done at once.

    8. 08-13-2010 10:25 PM #78
      i got my car back from the body shop after my neighbor backed into it ... GOOD AS NEW and waxed for me

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      08-14-2010 12:14 AM #79
      Attempted to wash it for tomorrow, but it started raining

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      08-14-2010 08:21 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by schwung View Post
      ^^ was that previously heated living space converted to (or back to) garage? NICE!

      Yup. Back to a garage, and it only took me 10 years to do it.

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      08-14-2010 12:24 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by schwung View Post
      thanks for the advice cheebs! I called my Charleston dealer today and they quoted me $290 for the Haldex service alone So now I'm looking to get that done elsewhere too but I may just call VWoA first and have them step in regarding the MU and just have it all done at once.
      FYI, my independent mechanic who specializes in German cars, he is doing my 40k Haldex service next week for $160. i'm supplying the oil & filter. seriously, more than $100 less than the dealer's quote.

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      08-15-2010 12:31 AM #82
      Trimmed some of the rear fender lining and cleaned my wheels

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      08-17-2010 05:49 PM #83
      Just finished washing the car, found a new 4inch scratch on my pass door. I smell a pass door respray in my future

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      08-17-2010 06:58 PM #84
      farted at least twice. I also installed the connects2 canbus SWI pioneer remote. Head ed out to do the ol dead pedal.
      insert cheap credibility statement here...

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      08-17-2010 11:58 PM #86
      did a wash and wax, hoping to do the interior later this week.

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      08-18-2010 04:45 PM #87
      Today? I'm cleaning it after a 2 day drive to Albuquerque from Reno where I just bought her. Best road trip ever! If I have time maybe I'll run in and get her registered. But first thing is to give her a bath!

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      08-18-2010 05:03 PM #88
      congrats!

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      08-18-2010 05:08 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by SEA R6 View Post
      Today? I'm cleaning it after a 2 day drive to Albuquerque from Reno where I just bought her. Best road trip ever! If I have time maybe I'll run in and get her registered. But first thing is to give her a bath!


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      08-19-2010 10:45 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by BigRed32 View Post
      Cut a hole in my house to drive through.

      http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/v...t/IMG_0212.jpg
      Awesome, man. I know that's a big undertaking and you're probably really proud of the result. I would've done the same thing, and in this area, my next house will likely require it.

      Good show. If you plan on updating the inside, keep us posted with photos! I'm always looking for ideas for my own garage. Wondering how much I'd have to pay to get it insulated and walled.
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      08-19-2010 03:09 PM #91
      Just did my new Milltek exhaust with there NEW! GT-100 tips , I had there old exhaust and these new tips look so much better . Have gone thur 3 different exhaust setups and i can say Milltek for life

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      08-19-2010 11:35 PM #92
      i just installed ghl exhuast last week, im loving it!!, and i just got a rns 510, havent installed it yet. i would like someone to install it, i dont wanna mess it up.. i asked dealer, they had no clue, wtf anyways, i washed, used claybar and waxed her today.. it was first time ive ever done claybar thing.. it looks great tho,,, but my back is falling apart now. sucks.. cant even walk right, damn
      Last edited by qkrtkdgh; 08-19-2010 at 11:39 PM.

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      08-20-2010 11:39 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by qkrtkdgh View Post
      i just installed ghl exhuast last week, im loving it!!, and i just got a rns 510, havent installed it yet. i would like someone to install it, i dont wanna mess it up.. i asked dealer, they had no clue, wtf anyways, i washed, used claybar and waxed her today.. it was first time ive ever done claybar thing.. it looks great tho,,, but my back is falling apart now. sucks.. cant even walk right, damn
      That's what I'm afraid of. Destroying my spine while attempting to give the car a thorough cleaning.
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    24. 08-20-2010 12:17 PM #94
      Putting on Continental DWS tire today, and can't wIt to get it done!

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      08-20-2010 12:41 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Pathfinder2041 View Post
      Putting on Continental DWS tire today, and can't wIt to get it done!
      I did a few weeks ago. They're great!
      Quote Originally Posted by dubnick32 View Post
      That guy shouldn't own an R32. I bet he goes out dancing at least twice a week.

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      08-20-2010 03:21 PM #96
      Yesterday:

      1. installed SS brake lines and blue motul. YES improved brake feel, no doubt about it.
      2. installed the Whiteline anti lift kit. YES massive reduction in bump steer and tracking.
      3. Haldex 40k service. YES now i can forget about it and stop being concerned.
      4. full service, oil, fuel & oil filter, cabin filter. ok.
      5. rotated the tires. NO had a wicked vibration at 75mph.

      Today:

      1. unrotated the tires. YES we're all good now.
      function/form

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      08-20-2010 04:01 PM #97
      no wash in the mix doc?

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      08-20-2010 04:05 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      That's what I'm afraid of. Destroying my spine while attempting to give the car a thorough cleaning.
      yea thats true, im 23 yrs old asian man with 70 yrs old man's broken back it sucks,
      but it was worth lol

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      08-20-2010 05:05 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by qkrtkdgh View Post
      yea thats true, im 23 yrs old asian man with 70 yrs old man's broken back it sucks,
      but it was worth lol

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      08-20-2010 05:08 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      no wash in the mix doc?
      no wash, i had my independent tech do the work. it saved me about $400, but missed the wash. is a half-ass dealer rinse worth $400?
      function/form

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      08-20-2010 05:13 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      no wash, i had my independent tech do the work. it saved me about $400, but missed the wash. is a half-ass dealer rinse worth $400?
      Never let the dealer wash your car

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      08-20-2010 05:50 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Never let the dealer wash your car
      I hear they delicately buff the paint with steel wool.

      edit: I cleaned my car today hoping I would test fit some wheels at Achtuning, but now that's next week. So... at least I get a clean car for the weekend.
      Quote Originally Posted by dubnick32 View Post
      That guy shouldn't own an R32. I bet he goes out dancing at least twice a week.

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      08-20-2010 05:54 PM #103
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      08-20-2010 05:57 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      no wash, i had my independent tech do the work. it saved me about $400, but missed the wash. is a half-ass dealer rinse worth $400?
      was a joke, and I assumed you would get off your ass and wash it for once. I never mentioned the dealer

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      08-20-2010 07:50 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      was a joke, and I assumed you would get off your ass and wash it for once. I never mentioned the dealer
      haha! nope.
      function/form

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