today i plan on detailing the interior, then i'm going to stare at expensive parts on the internet and try to not order them
I'd buy a CF grill in a heartbeat if it had this; but I just can't bring myself to do it when the center doesn't match. Glad the product is top notch though, it does look good against the red
2014 BMW 328D xDrive
Got some new stuff in the mail yesterday that I plan on busting out very soon:
Optimum PT Car Wash - for the first bath - haven't washed her in over a year, literally
Optimum PT No-Rinse Wash - for subsequent cleanings
Meguiars Gold Class Bug & Tar Remover - for caked-on road grime on the wheels and other spots
Optimum PT Car Wax - heard it's pretty awesome for being a spray-on, wipe-off
Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze - never used sealant before and I want to get it right
Applicators and other hardware
On top of what I already own - a PC 7424 DA Polisher and a few assorted Sonus polishes - I think I've got the right tools for the job. Will definitely post some photos once the job's done.
Last edited by killrobot; 08-12-2010 at 01:31 PM.
Easier said than done.... I have been through dealership BS for 2 years now about that stupid transmission. They tell me its normal. Then I was quoted $700 for the 40K service and DSG service... I just rolled 41k so I have to do something very soon. I thought our letters were supposed to go out in October...? Ugh, not sure if I should just go ahead and pay for the service and live with the damn thing. Really not happy with the DSG and am looking at the possibility of a manual swap down the road.Try to get your MU replaced to avoid that costly DSG service fee...
Oh, I think I've found the cure for my MT blues Just going to wait for my CPO to run out, gather parts in the meantime, then rip into it!
- 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?
- 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.
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
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???
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.