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
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 01:30 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 10:53 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
mines at my boys shop. hopefully in the next few days ill know what it is and Ill let you know
But yeah definitely let me know that'd be great
coolant explodes from the car
no fuel rail at all
bunch of tools behind grill, on top of bumper support
tons of partially done body work
needs paint like our economy needs help
no grill (hence all the fallen tools)
no stereo (stolen last year, replacement hasn't left its box)
cashed out control arm bushings (replacements came in today)
fancy 3" exhausts meet with a 2.5" connection
ugly wheels (new hotness in living room)
poor alignment (fresh, but by an idiot)
think that's it
"I'm DrB and I approve this message."
projekt oveRhaul - i hate my caR and i hate you too
There's a rattle coming from underneath my car!! But I'm gonna give it a look and check it on Monday whm I install my dogbone
I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.021822,-82.879486
This car ran out of gas, again, what the hell is wrong with my car, it doesn't like gas or something?!
So far, 2 hrs wasted in Manhattan. So, 2+ hrs longer to get to FL, since I'm still stuck here waiting for roadside ass.
This is the second time I ran out of gas.
Thought I could make it from Sunnyside to NY (thru Hollland Tunnel) with a buried E needle, so I pretty much FAILED!
my R is sad because of the dark,stormy weather that's rolling in.
i was going to take him to Atco for the Punch Buggy show...getting set to storm any minute nowugh!
I my R32
it's the best VW evar!
Mind-Blowing List of Mods: Dark Charcoal tinted front side markers & blinkers.Continental DWS A/S tires on stock Aristos w/ VW Racing center caps.Koni FSD shocks w/ OEM US R32 springs.EBC Redstuff pads.Gloss Black painted stock front grille & mirror caps.
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.
I just got my R road worthy again after sitting in the barracks parking lot... or at least i thought! coming off post as i merge on to autobahn 299 i get on it a little, and this is where my problems start. First thing that happens is the battery light comes on. I pull over to give it he once over and make sure it was good and there was nothing wrong. When i started the car it went away but shortly returned so i continued on my way thinking that i must be a fuse. On the ride out i notice the sound from my stereo wasn't quite as loud and my subs weren't hitting but maybe every few beets (battery light still on) so i just shut off the radio and when i park i notice that the idle is kicked up about 1100 and not going down even with the ac and other accessories off. i say screw it and UN-plug my new amp that i put in earlier in the day and my world effectively goes from containable to catastrophic. I turn the car back on, idle goes back up and now i have multiple lights on my dash.... ECU, Air bag, ABS, battery(still),and check engine. As I'm trying to figure out what to do the headlights stat to dim and so does the dash lights as the car starts to sputter for life. I was stuck in some German bus station parking lot for 4 hrs till i got a ride home... i am thinking that it might be the alternator but i hope its the coil packs. Any ever experience any of this I really need some help to figure this one out...