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.
"Being in space was great, I had plenty of time to rub one out, which in space is great, but after a while it's like living in a snow globe" -Peter Griffin
"You could whore yourself out to 1,000 fat chicks for $50 apiece. Or 50 really fat chicks for $1,000. What? Don't look at me like that. Fat chicks need love too. But, they got to pay." -Glenn Quagmire
I bought mine with 25K miles in Feb 2007. Now has 140K miles (Nov 2011).
Fixed so far:
All 4 wheel bearings (80K miles)
3 sets of Eagle F1's + 1 set Michelin Pilot Super Sports (current)
Trans rebuild (110K miles)
Clutch / slave cylinder (110K miles)
2 A/C condensers (cracked freon lines)
1 radiator (broken mounts)
New Headlight buckets (Broken adjusters)
1 set of plugs (80K miles)
Brake pads and rotors (80K miles)
Coolant temp sensor (50K miles)
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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