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    1. Member huichox4's Avatar
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      11-17-2011 12:44 PM #176
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      any idea how much power were you pushing when this happened? also what turbo setup you have?
      sorry to see this

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      11-17-2011 11:06 PM #177
      I only have a VF RSS32, low boost. I was driving at about 70, no boost showing. BANG, felt like I drove over a 4X4....then only rear drive.
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      11-17-2011 11:10 PM #178
      ohh man I feel for you, so sorry to hear about that, what clutch you had? did it got messed up too?

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      11-18-2011 12:36 AM #179
      The factory alarm now goes off whenever it wants to, more often than it used to. I pulled the plastic cover on the hatch interior to check for a leaking WW pump hose. The clip is still on & it's not leaking. I zip-tied it as a precaution.
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      11-18-2011 12:51 AM #180
      All soft-touch parts with scratches and pealing are being replaced.

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      11-18-2011 01:45 AM #181
      accidentally broke the clip that holds my sun visor in place, luckily it's cheap to replace

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      11-18-2011 05:07 AM #182
      I smell engine fumes. Think my PCV hose is cracked. Ugh.
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      11-18-2011 08:41 AM #183
      I bought mine with 25K miles in Feb 2007. Now has 140K miles (Nov 2011).
      Fixed so far:
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      Clearcoat is all gone from roof, both sides are flaking off, numerous stone chips, etc.... Needs paint.
      Even with all that, this is the most fun car I've ever owned!

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      11-18-2011 10:30 AM #184
      Had something weird happen this morning.

      I braked moderately hard in traffic and I felt a crazy vibration through the brake peddle it was almost like I felt the abs in my foot but I didn't brake hard enough for the abs to kick in
      Thoughts?
      Last edited by werdnakills; 11-18-2011 at 10:33 AM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DCJodon View Post
      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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      11-18-2011 10:34 AM #185
      Happened to me many times, you don't have to break hard to kick on the ABS, if the road is
      slippery and the brake is applied and the wheel/s locks (under slippery condition more easily),
      then the ABS will kick on, anti-lock.

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      11-18-2011 10:54 AM #186
      My R randomly dies while driving. When I take it out of gear to stop at a light it will just die. You don't even notice it, it doesn't shake or make any noises. The RPMS go from 3k to 0 without any notice. Happened to be getting off the freeway, I randomly felt the steering wheel hard when turning and the car was off, then again going home at a stop light, you don't notice it. Idk whats up.

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      11-18-2011 10:57 AM #187
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      Happened to me many times, you don't have to break hard to kick on the ABS, if the road is
      slippery and the brake is applied and the wheel/s locks (under slippery condition more easily),
      then the ABS will kick on, anti-lock.
      The road wasn't slippery at all but it was a bit bumpy.. Could that be the cause?
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      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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      11-18-2011 10:58 AM #188
      Quote Originally Posted by Juicy_R32 View Post
      Happened to be getting off the freeway, I randomly felt the steering wheel hard when turning and the car was off, then again going home at a stop light, you don't notice it. Idk whats up.
      This sounds extremely dangerous!
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      Quote Originally Posted by DCJodon View Post
      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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      11-18-2011 11:00 AM #189
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      The road wasn't slippery at all but it was a bit bumpy.. Could that be the cause?
      Yes, if load is taken off the wheel/s, then it's much easier to lock than when full load is on the wheel/s.

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      11-19-2011 12:31 AM #190
      Nice leisurely cruise on some back roads. Windows and music up.
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      11-19-2011 10:27 AM #191
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      11-19-2011 07:37 PM #192
      CEL came back on today :|

      Wish I knew someone with a scanner
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      Quote Originally Posted by DCJodon View Post
      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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      11-19-2011 08:46 PM #193
      I think I need a need battery and I need to clean my MAF, can anyone suggest a good batt out there?
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      11-20-2011 05:41 PM #194
      I've heard great things about interstate and optima. I will probably get an optima when mine craps out.
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    20. 11-20-2011 06:08 PM #195
      Quote Originally Posted by VdubbPeach View Post
      I've heard great things about interstate and optima. I will probably get an optima when mine craps out.
      You just named the two with the highest failure rate.
      Optima has so many pissed off customers I can't believe someone hasn't burned their offices down. Check out the 4x4 boards etc- there's damn near a revolt (pun intended) going on.

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      11-20-2011 06:33 PM #196
      Last night I damaged my center console, pushed piece #10 through the hole with my palm,
      reaching for crap out of the back.

      The worst part? My wife is catching onto my games.
      "Break what you don't like, and you will have a good excuse to get a new one to replace it with."

      So, I going to add #7, #10 and #17 along with several stuff that replaces a lot of the other soft-touch parts on or around the dash.


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      11-20-2011 11:47 PM #197
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      Last night I damaged my center console, pushed piece #10 through the hole with my palm,
      reaching for crap out of the back.

      The worst part? My wife is catching onto my games.
      "Break what you don't like, and you will have a good excuse to get a new one to replace it with."

      So, I going to add #7, #10 and #17 along with several stuff that replaces a lot of the other soft-touch parts on or around the dash.


      mines has been broken since ive gotten it, i wish we had the mk5 center looks much nice and is much more efficient i cant fit anything in those dam cup holders i think the whole center is just all around bad engineering /end rant

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      11-21-2011 12:06 AM #198
      I could pull out the console and fix it easy (which I will do eventually and sell it), but I am working toward a 'new' looking interior.

      When I am done with my baby, way downnnn down the road, she will end up mostly being a garage queen.

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      11-21-2011 12:35 AM #199
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      I could pull out the console and fix it easy (which I will do eventually and sell it), but I am working toward a 'new' looking interior.

      When I am done with my baby, way downnnn down the road, she will end up mostly being a garage queen.
      Jonathan, Are u still trying to sell the R32?

      On a side note, i am trying to decide what to get for an exhaust. Im looking at the techtonics catback. TT has always been a good company imo and frankly my current exhaust is CRAP
      Quote Originally Posted by rich65vwbus View Post
      I've come to the conclusion my .:R is like a high priced hooker... She looks good but you gotta pay to play!!!!

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      11-21-2011 01:05 AM #200
      Quote Originally Posted by BOUDAH View Post
      Jonathan, Are u still trying to sell the R32?
      What makes you think I am trying to sell her? I struggle'd not to sell her from willing buyers, actually.
      Plus, I would not drop money into her if I were intending on selling, that would be foulish.

      Why, what's up?

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      11-21-2011 01:29 AM #201
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      What makes you think I am trying to sell her? I struggle'd not to sell her from willing buyers, actually.
      Plus, I would not drop money into her if I were intending on selling, that would be foulish.

      Why, what's up?
      for some reason i thought u were tryna sell it and then u mentioned putting money into it, so i was confused. Im trackin now.
      Quote Originally Posted by rich65vwbus View Post
      I've come to the conclusion my .:R is like a high priced hooker... She looks good but you gotta pay to play!!!!

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      11-21-2011 01:44 AM #202
      Oh, no... I am planning on selling the 'console' after I fix it, since I will have a second one,
      a new one, and wont need the older one. It's in pretty decent shaped, and I can do an internal
      repair to make it better than how it came from the factory.

      At boring ass fixxfest, all crazy people were talking pic's of my car (mostly the wheels), and I even
      moved it away from everyone and parked it by the trees, so she wouldn't be noticed as much.

      Anyway, making a collection of stuff to sell from the interior.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5497268

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      11-21-2011 09:46 AM #204
      Quote Originally Posted by gmoneyR32 View Post
      I think I need a need battery and I need to clean my MAF, can anyone suggest a good batt out there?
      I got an Odyssey PC925 recently. It's about half the size of a regular battery and a few of my friends with shaved bays run them in their trunks and liked them a lot, so I figured why not throw a battery that's half the size in my full battery tray in my completely stock bay lol
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      11-21-2011 04:41 PM #205
      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.

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      11-21-2011 04:50 PM #206
      Quote Originally Posted by lumberjak View Post
      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.
      release bearing is gone most likely?

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      11-22-2011 12:41 AM #207
      Quote Originally Posted by lumberjak View Post
      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.
      Quote Originally Posted by huichox4 View Post
      release bearing is gone most likely?
      Could the input shaft seal failed and the oil is causing it to squeel. I know that sounds farfetched but ill throw it out there.
      Quote Originally Posted by rich65vwbus View Post
      I've come to the conclusion my .:R is like a high priced hooker... She looks good but you gotta pay to play!!!!

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      11-23-2011 12:45 PM #209
      WATER, DAMN WATER!!! Was waiting for rain and this project to come up.

      Well, both front and rear, and both pass and drivers floorboards are wet

      NOW, I suspect the moonroof drains now, since both sides are affected.
      I checked them recently, they were clear, guess the POS hose over hose BS VWplaced is
      not sealed well, who woudl think that brilliance would fail?

      Well, 25% of the interior is out, working on the rest till it's figured out, repaired and done.

      THEN I can have a odor free car again. With new interior parts.

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      01-03-2012 05:25 AM #210
      I didn't wanna start a new thread about this because it's not really a big deal so I'll leave it here

      I've had a CEL and codes for the coolant system for the past couple of months and today I was driving and my car felt like it shut off for a second as if fuel was cut off for a second and then the EPC light turned on for about 3 seconds and then it went away along with the CEL.

      It was really weird haha at least the CEL is gone now
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      Quote Originally Posted by DCJodon View Post
      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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