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      09-22-2012 07:31 PM #1191
      Quote Originally Posted by tar32 View Post
      coilover situation, meaning when she hit that pot hole?
      Yes. Still haven't pulled that coilover.
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      09-22-2012 11:40 PM #1192
      Car feels great! Thank you sweetie!
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      09-23-2012 08:15 AM #1193
      Quote Originally Posted by AWD-TAXI View Post
      Car feels great! Thank you sweetie!
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      10-05-2012 08:47 AM #1194
      Last night, I finally got to remove the driver front coilover to see what is bent from the pothole.


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      That would be a bent FK Silverline X strut body. I sent an email this morning to ESE Tuning, since that is who I purchased them from.
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      10-05-2012 08:27 PM #1195
      wowza ^

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      10-05-2012 08:55 PM #1196
      Quote Originally Posted by TornadoR32 View Post
      wowza ^
      Yeah. Pothole must have been big enough to fit a Cadillac.
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      10-05-2012 09:58 PM #1197
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      Crooked exhaust is crooked.
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      10-05-2012 10:01 PM #1198
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Yeah. Pothole must have been big enough to fit a Cadillac.
      Why put huge potholes in the kitchen?







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      10-05-2012 11:02 PM #1199
      Quote Originally Posted by Lolasaurus_Rex View Post
      Crooked exhaust is crooked.
      It is. I need to get it on a lift to correct it the way I want to.

      Quote Originally Posted by Lolasaurus_Rex View Post
      Why put huge potholes in the kitchen?
      Had to get groceries.
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      10-06-2012 03:05 PM #1200
      Quote Originally Posted by Lolasaurus_Rex View Post
      Why put huge potholes in the kitchen?







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      10-06-2012 05:27 PM #1201
      Hahaha. Jay kay jay kay.
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      10-07-2012 11:26 AM #1202
      Quote Originally Posted by Lolasaurus_Rex View Post
      Hahaha. Jay kay jay kay.
      Lol
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      10-08-2012 09:27 AM #1203
      Just got off the phone with Dave at ESETuning (where we bought the coilovers from) and I was told that there is NO warranty regarding bent hardware. So he was sent the photo and he is looking into weather or not just the body can be replaced or if the insert goes down enough to also be bent. If so, the entire coilover has to be replaced. Ugh.
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      10-08-2012 11:16 AM #1204
      Damn man. That blows. Hope it works out for the better.
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      10-08-2012 11:55 AM #1205
      Quote Originally Posted by Lolasaurus_Rex View Post
      Damn man. That blows. Hope it works out for the better.
      Yeah...us too. I don't feel like buying a whole coilover.
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      10-08-2012 12:57 PM #1206
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      10-09-2012 05:55 AM #1207
      unfortunately dude, when you bend something that normally wouldn't be bent it's probably gonna fall on you for the tab. that's like asking for a new tire under warranty when you ran over a nail and had it blow. not a manufactured defect, ergo not warranty material. I'm pooping btw.
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      10-09-2012 05:59 AM #1208
      No I agree, but some tires have road hazard...so that includes replacement for things other than defects.
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      10-09-2012 06:32 AM #1209
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      No I agree, but some tires have road hazard...so that includes replacement for things other than defects.
      I hate tires and blowouts. I am also pooping.
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      10-09-2012 09:44 AM #1210
      I am currently pooping as well.
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      10-09-2012 11:44 AM #1211
      Quote Originally Posted by Rresetrrewind View Post
      I hate tires and blowouts. I am also pooping.
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      I am currently pooping as well.
      remind me to never use either of your phones.
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      10-09-2012 01:44 PM #1212
      Quote Originally Posted by heimbachae View Post
      remind me to never use either of your phones.
      But I've used yours...
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      10-10-2012 09:12 PM #1213
      Did some swapping today:


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      10-11-2012 05:54 AM #1215
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      But I've used yours...
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      10-13-2012 01:52 PM #1216
      Small, concerning update.

      Within the last week or so, I have noticed three issues with the transmission:

      - loud click when the shift happens
      - second gear slips under mild to heavy acceleration
      - mild "whir" noise at idle

      My first thoughts instantly went to the DSG service. I performed the service on 8 September (at about 57,000 miles) and directly afterwards, noticed a huge difference in shifting. Everything was much more smooth and quicker. I did the service 100% by the book, including torque specs (anyone that knows me can verify I do this almost all the time).

      - Some time passed and I noticed a small rattle like noise when accelerating in a higher gear (low RPM). The noise was quick and not very loud but I thought it could be a number of things and not necessarily transmission related. Some more time passed and then I noticed that with the windows down and coming to a stop, you could hear the transmission shifting with loud clicks. Couldn't really hear it inside the car. Then it got louder to the point where now you can hear it inside the car.

      - The slipping has happened a handful of times and is almost the same conditions when it happens. With the exception of once, I was in tiptronic mode and was doing a mild to heavy acceleration (not launch control). First gear is fine. Then it shifts to second, which immediately slips and then catches. Stays in second for a short amount of time after catching and then time for third. No issues with any other gears. Last night, this happened to me while in "D" and not accelerating hard at all.

      - Lastly, I noticed the idle noise this week. After running for a while, something didn't sound right. I opened the hood and can hear a faint, but audible, whir like noise. Hard to explain. I couldn't really pin point the location of the noise, but I may try the old "ear on screwdriver" trick later. This morning, the idle seemed kind of louder than normal, but it was the first morning we have had 31 degrees this year.

      After what happened to Shawn's engine/transmission, I am extremely nervous about this. I called and made an appointment with North Penn Imports for Monday morning to get it looked at. I will be very specific. I will try to capture videos when I get home from work tonight, both for them and here. The powertrain warranty is up in about 400 miles or the end of November (5 years/60,000 miles from November 2007) so I am hoping for good news. I will keep this updated on the issue.

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      Last edited by christofambrosch; 10-13-2012 at 01:54 PM.
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      10-13-2012 02:34 PM #1217
      that is too long for me to read right now.

      good luck

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      10-13-2012 02:45 PM #1218
      TL;DR - the trans slips in second gear and is making noises. Taking it to get diagnosed on Monday.
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      10-13-2012 02:47 PM #1219
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      TL;DR - the trans slips in second gear and is making noises. Taking it to get diagnosed on Monday.
      bahaha, thanks bud.

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      10-13-2012 02:51 PM #1220
      Quote Originally Posted by TornadoR32 View Post
      bahaha, thanks bud.
      No problem. At this point, I can only hope that whatever the issue is, can be resolved for a low cost.
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      10-13-2012 05:10 PM #1221
      And I just listened to the video in Mike's R32 thread and the idle noise may be the beginning of the timing chain rail guide noise. Wouldn't that just make my freakin' day?

      I am so anxious to leave work right now. I want time to look/listen to the car.
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      10-13-2012 05:33 PM #1222
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      And I just listened to the video in Mike's R32 thread and the idle noise may be the beginning of the timing chain rail guide noise. Wouldn't that just make my freakin' day?

      I am so anxious to leave work right now. I want time to look/listen to the car.
      oh oh.

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      10-13-2012 05:36 PM #1223
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      oh oh.
      Seriously. I'm so on edge and nervous right now it's not funny. If this was a manual transmission, I would be less worried. I can do work on that. But it's the not knowing that sucks.
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      10-13-2012 06:27 PM #1224
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Seriously. I'm so on edge and nervous right now it's not funny. If this was a manual transmission, I would be less worried. I can do work on that. But it's the not knowing that sucks.
      i'm not kidding.
      i was thinking.. what would be the solution? fixing it is MAD expensive whether if it is a flywheel issue or a chain issue.

      case B) sell the car?

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