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    1. Member fomin23's Avatar
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      04-17-2012 01:27 PM #351
      Quote Originally Posted by gruppe-b View Post
      nothing too bad
      i just got my inspection this morning.it passed,but the brakes (all 4) are going to need replacement very soon
      i guess that's not too bad of a lifespan for the original set of brakes~i just hit 55,090mi



      now i got to start shopping for discs and pads,hmm so many choices
      I have EBC Redstuff pads, no complaints here

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      04-17-2012 01:31 PM #352
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      04-17-2012 01:48 PM #353
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      Gas gauge was broken before i took the car apart. Really no idea where to start? Fuel level sender?

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      04-17-2012 10:01 PM #354
      Quote Originally Posted by fomin23 View Post
      IIRC, you had water in the hatch problem. There is a possibility that the package tray may have gotten wet and therefore started sagging
      The tray itself never got wet. The water ran down the inside of the body & then sideways in to the spare tire well.
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      04-19-2012 09:05 PM #355
      One of my center vents has mysteriously broken so i can't adjust it left to right and it looks like the adjuster wheel was turned too far in one direction and now it won't move at all.

      my question is does that whole piece that holds the two vents just pop out? I figured I'd ask and search here before I go breaking ****.
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      04-20-2012 09:42 AM #356
      Noticed the seal around both rear side windows is cracking everywhere. Then I remembered it's been like that for a while. Anybody else have this happening?
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      04-20-2012 09:59 AM #357
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQualude View Post
      Noticed the seal around both rear side windows is cracking everywhere. Then I remembered it's been like that for a while. Anybody else have this happening?
      I do. Mine has been like that for a while now.

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      04-20-2012 11:37 PM #358
      lower radio tabs busted cant get radio out to add komfort blinker... any advice on how to remove it without using the keys since they wont work with it broken.. appreciate the help.. thanks!

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      04-21-2012 09:50 AM #359
      When I wash my car, my rear side window seal emits this inky/oily black liquid. It just kinda seeps and drips down the outside of my car, from the water still retained in there. Should I replace the whole seal? Or has anyone else seen this?
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      04-21-2012 10:14 AM #360
      Quote Originally Posted by Deemo18T View Post
      When I wash my car, my rear side window seal emits this inky/oily black liquid. It just kinda seeps and drips down the outside of my car, from the water still retained in there. Should I replace the whole seal? Or has anyone else seen this?
      That's how it starts. Then the dry rot & cracking follow. You might want to try glycerin or Wurth Gummi-Pfledge on the seals before they crack.
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      04-26-2012 05:35 PM #361
      Check engine light came on while driving on the highway. Plus she's starting to shake at 60mph. :bang head: :bang head:

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      04-26-2012 07:28 PM #362
      Driving in heavy rain the other day and the car bucked violently when under full throttle in first and 2nd gear. Then after driving around some more I found that when I accelerated hard in first and second it would buck (no blinking cel) and after, the gas pedal would be unresponsive to being depressed. Later that night I held the pedal to the floor through the bucking and i got blinking cel and a cyl 6 misfire code that has never repeated itself since. I'm thinking I'm due for the coil pack recall?

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      04-26-2012 11:06 PM #363
      EPC light on but no codes and no brake lights and i replaced the bls. any ideas???
      it was a fuse
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      05-02-2012 01:48 AM #364
      Did you check the bulb holder tray? I had my car lose all power randomly, buck a bit and finally cut back in. Checked the tray and it was corroded as could be, replaced the tray, never had it come back.

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      05-05-2012 02:05 PM #365
      hey guys, just recently i started to hear a clicking noise that i believe is coming from behind of my center console.. the clicking stays on ... has anyone experience this before on their r32 as well? please help i have no CEL btw

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      05-05-2012 02:43 PM #366
      Quote Originally Posted by mktrez View Post
      hey guys, just recently i started to hear a clicking noise that i believe is coming from behind of my center console.. the clicking stays on ... has anyone experience this before on their r32 as well? please help i have no CEL btw
      That may be one of the infamous HVAC electric flap motors getting ready to crap out.
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      05-05-2012 03:49 PM #367
      Quote Originally Posted by mktrez View Post
      hey guys, just recently i started to hear a clicking noise that i believe is coming from behind of my center console.. the clicking stays on ... has anyone experience this before on their r32 as well? please help i have no CEL btw
      Sounds like your turn signal/hazard relay it's common. You can try changing it out, and see if that fixes it mine went away on its own.

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      05-06-2012 02:14 AM #368
      Had an 18-wheeler blow a tire in front of me and toss shreds of rubber all over the place. One of those pieces happened to be half of the re-tread that nailed the middle grille and cracked the bottom of the bumper in half

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      05-07-2012 12:48 AM #369
      Quote Originally Posted by joseph052188 View Post
      Sounds like your turn signal/hazard relay it's common. You can try changing it out, and see if that fixes it mine went away on its own.
      It's not the hazard switch. It is metal filings that have sheared off over time within the blinker stalk itself and are making contact sporadically. Spray some compressed air in there and if that doesn't fix it spray some electrical contact cleaner in the end of the stalk. Replacing the hazard switch doesn't do anything 99% of the time.
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      If my science data analysis on current trends is correct, I project that by the years 2018 - 2025, all car's body panels will be replaced entirely by grill.

    20. 05-08-2012 06:44 PM #370
      Noticed last fall that the high-speed radiator fans were coming on surprisingly often (while only like 50 degrees out), so I figured the low speeds were dead .. I finally had those replaced about 2 months ago.

      Just got the 100,000 service done, and mechanic said that the computer was complaining that the cat wasn't running at full efficiency; however he didn't think it was worth replacing yet. (No "check engine" light - and passed IL emissions).

      That's really it - the car has been staggeringly reliable, and still drives unbelievably well (aside from slotted discs and flapper mod, it's stock). I honestly can't believe it's 8 years old with 101 thousand miles on the clock. I can see myself possibly picking up a gently used 2012 Golf R in a few years (which is how I bought my current one), but for now I can't really imagine driving anything else.


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      05-08-2012 11:25 PM #371
      Hit a dip on a spirited drive with the passenger front. I think the passenger window regulator is broken or maybe the switch? I have a nice new rattle and the window sticks/wont do anything. After a few seconds it figures it out. Anyone ever had this issue?
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      05-09-2012 10:47 AM #372
      Mom called it a POS yesterday. She pointed out that I left wax all over the fuel filler door, among other things. It wasn't wax, it was the absence of paint on the FF door. Couldn't argue with her over what she said. Most of the issues I have with the R at this point are manufacturing flaws & longevity issues, like the interior falling apart, the blank MFD display, the paint missing from the rear hatch spoiler & FF door, etc. Turned the A/C on yesterday & foam is still flying out of the vents. Tough to deal with on a car with 20,000 miles. The luster is gone.
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    23. 05-09-2012 11:04 AM #373
      Attempting to replace the bearings... and the damn hub won't come out (aka the old bearing won't separate). If anyone has the Schley ABS plate/adapter in the Indy area, you'd be my bestest friend. Went to go pull the whole damn knuckle, and the stupid strut collar is fighting me and doesn't want to come off the strut.

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      05-09-2012 11:40 AM #374
      Quote Originally Posted by blackburn29 View Post
      Had an 18-wheeler blow a tire in front of me and toss shreds of rubber all over the place. One of those pieces happened to be half of the re-tread that nailed the middle grille and cracked the bottom of the bumper in half
      Wow, huge bummer! That really sucks!

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      05-09-2012 11:42 AM #375
      I have a weird... fapping... noise coming from the rear when driving. It increases in speed with the speed of the car. Started after WITW. Doesn't stop when braking... I was thinking warped rotor? I hope its not the AWD system or the axles...
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      Quote Originally Posted by donotcometoflorida View Post
      If my science data analysis on current trends is correct, I project that by the years 2018 - 2025, all car's body panels will be replaced entirely by grill.

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      05-10-2012 02:53 AM #376
      Quote Originally Posted by rconn14 View Post
      I have a weird... fapping... noise coming from the rear when driving. It increases in speed with the speed of the car. Started after WITW. Doesn't stop when braking... I was thinking warped rotor? I hope its not the AWD system or the axles...
      Have you looked to see if someone is in your backseat rubbing one out?
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      05-10-2012 11:22 PM #377
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      Have you looked to see if someone is in your backseat rubbing one out?
      I'll check that out. Any other ideas?
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      Quote Originally Posted by donotcometoflorida View Post
      If my science data analysis on current trends is correct, I project that by the years 2018 - 2025, all car's body panels will be replaced entirely by grill.

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      05-11-2012 02:19 AM #378
      Quote Originally Posted by rconn14 View Post
      I have a weird... fapping... noise coming from the rear when driving. It increases in speed with the speed of the car. Started after WITW. Doesn't stop when braking... I was thinking warped rotor? I hope its not the AWD system or the axles...
      Sounds like the same issue I had with my Jetta. Never quite figured it out and ended up trading it, but if it is the same issue I had, and it sounds like it, that at least rules out that it's AWD related

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      05-11-2012 02:30 AM #379
      CEL been on for a while...
      nail in the tire...
      need new rotors...
      temp gauge doesnt work...
      seat stitching tearing...
      OBDII port missing?...(car was apparently "stock" when i bought it)
      does the whole "delay" thing when accel from 2nd or 3rd...

      all in all not too bad!!!

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      05-11-2012 02:32 AM #380
      bottom bumper crack fix:

      blue legos + acetone = good as new

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      05-11-2012 09:36 AM #381
      The cruise control doesnt work but cruise light comes on
      Still get a P2181 code even after changing to a green top temp sensor and thermostat
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      05-12-2012 12:07 AM #382
      Quote Originally Posted by 4motionvr6dub View Post
      Sounds like the same issue I had with my Jetta. Never quite figured it out and ended up trading it, but if it is the same issue I had, and it sounds like it, that at least rules out that it's AWD related
      Turned out to be wheel bearings. Apparently my wheel was about to fall off. It was perfectly fine at WITW. Must have really taken a beating.
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      Quote Originally Posted by donotcometoflorida View Post
      If my science data analysis on current trends is correct, I project that by the years 2018 - 2025, all car's body panels will be replaced entirely by grill.

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      05-12-2012 12:33 AM #383
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQualude View Post
      Noticed the seal around both rear side windows is cracking everywhere. Then I remembered it's been like that for a while. Anybody else have this happening?
      Mine too...apparently the seal is bonded to the rear glass, so you have to buy a whole new glass to get a new seal.
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      05-12-2012 12:55 AM #384
      Quote Originally Posted by graeme86 View Post
      Mine too...apparently the seal is bonded to the rear glass, so you have to buy a whole new glass to get a new seal.
      Is there anything to moisturize all the weather stripping and other seals with so this doesn't happen? Luis?
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      Quote Originally Posted by donotcometoflorida View Post
      If my science data analysis on current trends is correct, I project that by the years 2018 - 2025, all car's body panels will be replaced entirely by grill.

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      05-12-2012 03:39 PM #385
      Quote Originally Posted by graeme86 View Post
      Mine too...apparently the seal is bonded to the rear glass, so you have to buy a whole new glass to get a new seal.
      Having installed auto glass years ago I know the seal is something like urethane, but that normally doesn't crack like that with age. The German stuff must not hold up as well as the American version, or somebody cost cut again.

      Quote Originally Posted by rconn14 View Post
      Is there anything to moisturize all the weather stripping and other seals with so this doesn't happen? Luis?
      You can try Wurth Gummi-Pflege or just generic glycerin to try & pump the seal back up.
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