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    Thread: Whats wrong with your .:R today?

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      08-16-2011 11:27 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      the only remedy for creeks and rattles is a louder stereo system
      The oem one is fantastic. Roll the windows down and enjoy it. No need for louder techno/dubstep garbage lol

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      08-16-2011 11:29 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      @ 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
      holy snap dude!!!! thats such bs! damn dealerships! and you'd think they know a little bit faster since alls they see (well most of the time) are vw's and audi. I used to work for a vw dealer so i know the routine..im sorry bro.......

      mines at my boys shop. hopefully in the next few days ill know what it is and Ill let you know

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      08-16-2011 11:53 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkane7 View Post
      holy snap dude!!!! thats such bs! damn dealerships! and you'd think they know a little bit faster since alls they see (well most of the time) are vw's and audi. I used to work for a vw dealer so i know the routine..im sorry bro.......

      mines at my boys shop. hopefully in the next few days ill know what it is and Ill let you know
      Yeah they gave me the old "Since this is an R32 and not the usual 1.8t" excuse. I figured it was bull**** so i took it to a different shop (an honest one) and they told me it was small enough that I can put it off till the next time the tranny needs to come out as long as I don't mind topping up the oil every so often.

      But yeah definitely let me know that'd be great

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      08-17-2011 07:34 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      Yeah they gave me the old "Since this is an R32 and not the usual 1.8t" excuse. I figured it was bull**** so i took it to a different shop (an honest one) and they told me it was small enough that I can put it off till the next time the tranny needs to come out as long as I don't mind topping up the oil every so often.

      But yeah definitely let me know that'd be great
      I have the same leak and have had it for at least 2 years. It's not really that bad, just drips now and then. I'm taking it to a friend soon to have a look though to make sure there's enough oil left in whatever it's coming from.

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      08-17-2011 09:17 AM #55
      Saw that my clearcoat peel got significantly worse after driving home in a torrential downpour from Vagfair this weekend. Existing spots got much bigger and a bunch of new smaller peeled spots appeared

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      08-17-2011 09:44 AM #56
      Be careful with that alternator!! Mine went around the same mileage. It was overcharging my battery at 19v. Close to exploding!!!


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      08-18-2011 10:55 PM #57
      coolant explodes from the car
      no fuel rail at all
      bad plugs
      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
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      08-20-2011 10:37 AM #58
      ECU/tune FAIL.
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    9. 08-20-2011 11:17 AM #59
      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


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      08-20-2011 11:38 AM #60
      Gas gauge is pegged at E. For a few months the gauge would do it every couple weeks, now it is just done. Any ideas? Could it be the actual gauge, sending unit, or is there a relay or fuse it could be?

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      08-20-2011 12:14 PM #61
      Mine won't start today.

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      08-20-2011 09:10 PM #62
      Condensation in euro oem tails- passenger blinker slot. So annoying

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      08-20-2011 09:16 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Basil Fawlty View Post
      "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.
      yes can be taken out with vagcom


      And yesterday almost jacked my car up put a big hole in the ugly front bumper also the fender liner got torn off in the process dont really wanna say what happened but it was scary
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      08-21-2011 08:33 AM #64
      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!

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      08-21-2011 10:01 AM #65
      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
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      08-21-2011 10:44 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by PsychoChild View Post
      yes can be taken out with vagcom


      And yesterday almost jacked my car up put a big hole in the ugly front bumper also the fender liner got torn off in the process dont really wanna say what happened but it was scary
      care to hook a brother up on how to code out my brake pad sensor?

      and glad you're ok after whatever happened.
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      08-21-2011 12:11 PM #67
      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 #68
      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?

    19. 08-21-2011 07:33 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by bruteforceR32 View Post
      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?
      Hammers or metal grind work well



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      08-21-2011 07:55 PM #70
      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...

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      08-21-2011 08:37 PM #71
      hood pop broken, just realized today it pops but doesn't unlatch?

      any ideas?

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      08-22-2011 02:30 PM #72
      Front driver side break line snapped (yeah the hard line) and had no breaks

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      09-05-2011 01:51 AM #73
      Bump.



      I felt serious 'tiny' vibrations through the pedals and steering wheel. Like when your car is idling and the fans turn on and it goes into that power surge mode.

      No idea what's broken/breaking/exploded/leaking... I can't only hope it'll last until my other car is running and I can start fixing stuff.

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      09-05-2011 02:11 AM #74
      pounding the 'unlock' button on my keyfob. probably the battery but im lazy and it still annoys me

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      09-05-2011 05:17 PM #75
      She's DIRTY! And the the paint chipping/bubbling is getting worse because it's been so rainy lately

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