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    1. Member werdnakills's Avatar
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      07-18-2011 10:51 PM #1
      Saw this in the MkV forum and thought it would be cool if we had one here.


      Both of my rear subframe bolts have mysteriously disappeared
      oh and a CV boot has a hole in it
      Last edited by werdnakills; 09-20-2011 at 03:32 PM.

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      07-18-2011 10:55 PM #2
      Nothing to report here, mine drives SEXY !!
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      07-18-2011 11:07 PM #3
      Everythings good except some crappy looking headlight lenses (dried up condensation on the inside does not look good)

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      07-18-2011 11:33 PM #4
      oh man, my headlights turned white since taking off the dreaded CF eyelids... need oem HID's

      roof has about 6 smalls paint damage spots (my cause/fault), which needs repainting asap.

      need smaller rims, these pos 19's gtg!

      f'n leather sucks in general, wish i had mint cloths seats instead.

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      07-18-2011 11:52 PM #5
      Ripped Drvers Bolster
      Tie rod inner
      Right mirror s cracked
      messed up my center console coating, lol
      wheel speed sensor still needs to be swapped (ABS fault).
      EX cracked and is now leaking ( dumbass did a ****ty weld job)
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      07-19-2011 12:30 AM #6
      thermostat is stuck and the R is running HOT, but not overheating
      so it's still stuck at CPT
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      07-19-2011 12:35 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by BOUDAH View Post
      messed up my center console coating, lol
      i noticed the other day mine is starting to peel by the ashtray

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      07-19-2011 11:28 PM #8
      I love my r but I've had tons of problems.
      Engine light does what it wants.
      My drivers seat knocked off the clip for the visor (only took 5 years!).
      Changed the alternator a few years back as it was charging my battery to 19v.
      Replaced the rear diff (bearing housing got shredded to bits).
      Foggy headlights.
      And most disappointing of all, tred clear coat peel aaaalllllll over. Roof, hood, sides. It's poopy.
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      '90 Audi 90 coupe quattro (f/s), '85 wolfsburg cabriolet, RIP '04 t-red .:R32 :(
      08-15-2011 10:34 PM #9
      It's getting worse by the day :'(





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      08-15-2011 10:42 PM #10
      Bad axles and bad wheel bearing. All thanks to improper installation by shops and dealer. Props to you guys that can do ALL of your work on the R

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      08-21-2011 12:11 PM #11
      CEL came on Friday evening after stopping at the store to pickup beer for the weekend:

      2 Faults Found:

      17497 - Mixture Regulation; Bank 2; Range 1: Lean Limit Exceeded
      P1089 - 001 - Upper Limit Exceeded - Intermittent - MIL ON
      16825 - EVAP Emission Control Sys: Incorrect Flow
      P0441 - 002 - Lower Limit Exceeded - Intermittent

      I cleared them to see if they return.

      Also, since replacing my rotors and pads (Adams Rotors w/StopTech Street Performance Pads) I get a "Check Brake Pads" warning every couple of days. It's there for one drive then goes away for a few days or a week before returning.

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      08-21-2011 07:29 PM #12
      Can't open rear decklid with switch or key, key just spins around? How do you take the rear panel off if you can't open the decklid?

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      11-21-2011 04:41 PM #13
      my clutch decided to suck all the way to the wall, and there was a lovely squeling of what sounded like a belt, but it wasnt. pulled off the road and killed the motor, looked under the car, and there was fluid running out of the clutch area. i still have no idea what it is, if anyone knows, please tell me.

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      11-21-2011 04:50 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by lumberjak View Post
      my clutch decided to suck all the way to the wall, and there was a lovely squeling of what sounded like a belt, but it wasnt. pulled off the road and killed the motor, looked under the car, and there was fluid running out of the clutch area. i still have no idea what it is, if anyone knows, please tell me.
      release bearing is gone most likely?

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      11-22-2011 12:41 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by lumberjak View Post
      my clutch decided to suck all the way to the wall, and there was a lovely squeling of what sounded like a belt, but it wasnt. pulled off the road and killed the motor, looked under the car, and there was fluid running out of the clutch area. i still have no idea what it is, if anyone knows, please tell me.
      Quote Originally Posted by huichox4 View Post
      release bearing is gone most likely?
      Could the input shaft seal failed and the oil is causing it to squeel. I know that sounds farfetched but ill throw it out there.
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      11-22-2011 02:27 AM #16
      Need to replace both driver & passenger side window regulators.

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      01-25-2012 07:31 PM #17
      Need front right wheel bearing and the all wheel drive has ceased working...maybe the control module? Should find out tomorrow. Love the car, but at 131,000 I am thinking of moving on.....

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      01-25-2012 08:48 PM #18
      Hmmmmm... let's just say that for the year my repair tally is up to over 5K. The biggest thing was getting a CEL, which was p1340 for cam misalignment. That turned out to be due to the timing chain being stretched. So it was a whole engine tear down, replacement of cams, pulleys, rails, gears, timing chain, etc etc. And then when they had it all apart, the clutch was almost gone, so we did that too. Yippee, I saved on labor for that at least. This was a couple months ago.... which brings me to the recent one....Differential carrier bearing failed (in dramatic fashion in traffic I might add, requiring immediate pull over and tow). Another pricey repair.

      Needless to say, as great as it still drives, I'm not happy with the year's problems. I'm getting something different in the next 6 months. It's worn out its welcome, and not in good graces anymore.
      Last edited by cnahm; 01-27-2012 at 10:26 AM.

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      01-26-2012 08:22 PM #19
      well, battery reset didn't work for the CEL. It was back on within 12 hours.
      On the plus side, the passenger door unlocks by double tapping the key fob unlock.

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      01-27-2012 06:15 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by argh32 View Post
      Need front right wheel bearing and the all wheel drive has ceased working...maybe the control module? Should find out tomorrow. Love the car, but at 131,000 I am thinking of moving on.....
      hopefully all goes well for you. i was the guy with the twin car that came to say hello to you. not sure what it was as i work as a service advisor in the mazda/kia building, but i would imagine it was the haldex connector and a possibility of built up corrosion. wheel bearings are just one of those things that go at 131,xxx. no reason to get rid of a VERY fun car.


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      well, battery reset didn't work for the CEL. It was back on within 12 hours.
      On the plus side, the passenger door unlocks by double tapping the key fob unlock.
      glad it at least fixed the door lock issue.

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      01-27-2012 09:30 PM #21
      Need a clutch/flywheel job.
      Traction control light is on all the time, no CEL.
      Intake cam sensor is f'ing up intermittently
      Need a new convenience center thing, random electrical glitches
      Fuel door switch takes forever to work, sometimes have to sit there for a couple minutes and keep pulling it. Makes fueling up irritating.
      Think I need some new wheel bearings too.

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      02-20-2012 08:57 PM #22
      My thermometer broke and my transmission mount is completely shot. Not a good day for my R

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      02-29-2012 09:17 PM #23
      so my car has been running great ... until today. it would drive fin but when i slow down a bit the car just dies like its been stalled out. any opinions on this problem?

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      03-02-2012 12:16 AM #24
      Car had a faulty coolant temp sensor since I got it. Was bogging today and has always had trouble on cold starts so I quit procrastinating and changed it to the green top sensor for about $10. When clearing the code I found I had an o2 sensor code. That will be my 3rd o2 sensor since I bought the car need

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      03-02-2012 09:43 AM #25
      VW really has getting finishes to stay on plastics down.

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      03-02-2012 06:08 PM #26
      Besides needing a little preventive maintenance (Haldex, rear diff, trans fluid), there are two things that are bothering me.

      1) Damn airbag light due to high resistance in the driver's seat belt buckle.

      2) Musty smell inside. I think I have a water leak even though I got the sunroof drains done a while back when the recall came out. Depending upon the angle of my car when parked, it seems water sits on the driver's door sill near the front and is possible leaking over the seal and getting the carpet wet. Hard to tell but I'll try to get a picture up tomorrow.
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      04-01-2012 05:13 PM #27
      Water in both front footwells with the nose pointing down the driveway. It appears to be coming down from above & exiting near the front of the door sill covers.This is the first time that's happened considering all the issues with water leaks I've had.
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      04-06-2012 07:18 PM #28
      She started to overheat today on my way home. The needle was bouncing back and forth between 190 and 260 at idle and while driving at low speeds. I put coolant in but that didn't seem to help. When I popped the hood open both fans would go on for about 10 seconds and then shut off. :thumb down:

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      04-07-2012 11:03 PM #29
      The MFA didn't come on when I started it up today. Got to the store, parked, came back for the restart, & still no read out. It almost looks like it's slightly back-lit when the ignition is off. Has anybody ever have this happen & have the MFA come back? Or is it just another thing to be added to the list of things to be pissed off about?
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    30. 04-08-2012 01:18 PM #30
      was it in the high 90's sun blazing? if so thats why. i replaced mine under warranty.

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      05-14-2012 03:40 PM #31
      Also, my a/c doesnt work, and its getting hot as hell outside...

      Is it common for the a/c to go out in the R's? I hope it just needs a recharge...

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      05-14-2012 04:54 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by nickmn View Post
      Also, my a/c doesnt work, and its getting hot as hell outside...

      Is it common for the a/c to go out in the R's? I hope it just needs a recharge...
      Mine hasn't gone out I have about 130k miles on it.

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      05-23-2012 10:59 PM #33
      time for a respray
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      05-25-2012 05:30 AM #34
      Discovered the sunroof switch has a new full-open position on it. At least that's a positive find.
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      05-25-2012 10:44 AM #35
      installed a new set of 4 new brakes and pads on Wednsday & Thursday.Murphy's Law was in full effect~1 tire had a nail in it,air compressor accidentally broken,no rotating rear caliper tool--i'd never worked on that type before
      3 of the 4 brakes are good w/ no issues at all .left rear caliper sticking slightly,almost like the parking brake is on . not sure if i damaged something,or if it'll just correct itself when i get it out on the street(i haven't driven the car yet)
      any thoughts?
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