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
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.
thermostat is stuck and the R is running HOT, but not overheating
so it's still stuck at CPT
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).
And most disappointing of all, tred clear coat peel aaaalllllll over. Roof, hood, sides. It's poopy.
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.
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.
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.
glad it at least fixed the door lock issue.hubris007
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.
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.
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
VW really has getting finishes to stay on plastics down.
"Being in space was great, I had plenty of time to rub one out, which in space is great, but after a while it's like living in a snow globe" -Peter Griffin
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