My car hates Waterfest. Last year I got stranded because the alternator decided to quit.
This year I had done so much preparation and I spoiled it so badly with goodies like H&R coils and BBS RS-gt's.
In exchange, this is what happened:
-Hatch refused to stay shut after I tossed all my bags in it on Saturday morning
-Developed a squeak on any road that isn't absolutely perfect
-Developed squeaky brake pads
-Developed an exhaust leak that sounds like a bicycle when its rolling without pedaling.
Oh, and my a/c still isn't working. I was sweating all weekend!
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my cars good and bad... always finding more stupid isht to buy other then that everythings a ok. coming apart this weekend to put in ported exhaust manifolds hopefully that goes over smooth. if anyones in the area and familiar and wanna come chill and be my accomplis feel free on me
08' S4 stock for now
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.
Drivers side mirror started flapping in the wind on the highway....not the mirror unit, just the mirror itself. Anyone know what adhesive is used to glue these things on?
"There are so many starving children in the world that could be fed for years with the money it took to build that car. And I would line them all up in a line and hit them at 180mph WITH this car."
@ Specielkane7 I'm having this same issue I took it to the dealership and they told me they couldn't figure out where its coming from. They quoted me 900 dollars just to diagnose the issue.. I think I'll live with the leak till my clutch goes
Last edited by werdnakills; 08-16-2011 at 02:30 AM.
"Check Brake Pads" light is on due to the pad wear sensor delete (OEM pads replaced at 65k miles with Hawk pads). Can this be turned off with VAG COM? Also thinking about buying the dummy plugs from ECS.
P0040 O2 sensors signals swapped b1s1 b2s1. Code keeps coming back, anybody have this before? Causing slight nisfires at idle. Just replaced driverside O2 due to no signal code and running rich. All help appreciated
Last edited by silVRstoneGTI; 08-16-2011 at 11:53 AM.
Yesterday I noticed my clutch peddle starting to feel a little light. All the gear shifts and engagements are as normal, but the peddle is defiantly starting to get light. I have 114,xxx on the stock clutch, plus I track and drive the car hard. With that in mind I'm not complaining. To date (knock on wood) I have never had a mechanical issue with the .:R. She has a lot of mods in addition to being ran hard. I'll get the clutch checked out by my high performance guy. If it is time for a new clutch, I'm going Stage 2 with a 12 pound steel single mass flywheel! In the words of the "Hood Champ" "CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!"
UNDER STEER MUST DIE!!! As my skills/abilities increase UNDER STEER magically disappears!!!
Stock is like virginity: Useless and should be gotten rid as soon as possible!!!!
1. Head liner in the hatch area decided to sag down.
2. Drive side bolster is cracked on the right side.
3. Leather on steering wheel and shifter is warn out.
4. Head lights are getting foggy.
5. Random scratches and dings.
6. RATTLES AND CREEKS GALORE!
Thats about it.. luckily I have never had any mechanical/electrical issues ( KNOCKS ON A HUGE SLAB OF WOOD!!! )
Cosmetics can easily be restored.
115,000 miles young