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    Thread: the official whos car was busted but went to sowo

    1. Member RDIRTYTOO's Avatar
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      05-21-2012 10:11 AM #1
      i wanna see how many of you limped your car to go to sowo, i know when i got 50 miles from home i sprung a coolant leak to where i had to stop and add water every couple of hrs

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      05-21-2012 10:53 AM #2
      My buddies B3 VR Passat spun a rod bearing 10 minutes outside of Helen when he was leaving. At least he made it there
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      05-21-2012 10:54 AM #3
      Broke my vr lip, then a axle, then a headlight went to crap. But made it. Thanks to a lot of people that helped fix my axle.
      There's a lot of good people out there.

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      05-21-2012 11:50 AM #4
      Hit a high spot in the road with in the first 100 miles and knocked the alignment out of wack and blew apart the inner cv boot. I made it even though the axle was just about done for. Changed it out in the show field and drove it home.

      Gas station zip tie fix and 10 minute alignment some where in VA

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      05-21-2012 05:30 PM #5
      My friends VR mk4 on C5's lost an axle about 30 minutes out of helen on the way in. This was saturday morning.... The car is still there...

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      05-21-2012 05:33 PM #6
      Car I rode in had a coolant line crap out at midnight on I95, repaired with duct tape and made it the next 800 miles without an issue

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      05-21-2012 05:39 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 71camaro View Post
      Car I rode in had a coolant line crap out at midnight on I95, repaired with duct tape and made it the next 800 miles without an issue
      define without an issue? my car pissed all over 3 different parking lots
      Cheap GARAGE CLEANOUT here.

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      05-21-2012 10:34 PM #8
      Made it home on three cylinders due to a sliced spark plug wire, and knocked my alignment out of whack because of the beyond crap roads in West Memphis.

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      05-21-2012 10:43 PM #9
      Blew a coil pack and smashed up the exhaust. Yea I was the **** sounding slammed black a4
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      05-22-2012 09:09 AM #10
      everything happend to me soon as i got to helen

      day 1: driverside door latch broke so i had to tape that **** up to close it (now its a bunjie cord)
      day 2: blew the heater core hose and shorted out the fan control module causing an almost fire in the back of my hotel
      day 3: car finally went into limp mode so i couldnt go above 3k the whole 2 hrs home...
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      05-22-2012 09:20 AM #11
      My buddy had to change a wheel bearing as soon as we arrived then after a spirited mountain drive his exhaust heat shield fell on to his downpipe and caught fire. Luckily someone noticed the smoke while the car was parked and called the fire department. Made it home with no drivers window, a shoty negative battery cable, and very wet engine bay.

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      05-22-2012 09:35 AM #12
      i lost 5th gear on the way home so i had the last 6 hours in 4th

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      05-22-2012 12:36 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by r32dub88 View Post
      My buddy had to change a wheel bearing as soon as we arrived then after a spirited mountain drive his exhaust heat shield fell on to his downpipe and caught fire. Luckily someone noticed the smoke while the car was parked and called the fire department. Made it home with no drivers window, a shoty negative battery cable, and very wet engine bay.
      Wondering who's car that was, dark blue B5 A4...a group of us were walking by as the fire dept was scrambling around trying desperately to break into the car. The car had stopped smoking i guess at that point cuz i remember thinking why the fvck are they trying to get into the damn thing few seconds later we hear shattered glass and they started goin to town with the water in the bay..safety first i guess.

      I had this lovely number myself headed back monday morning, shortly after i got onto 85 south tire started separating..guess i got a little too frisky on my mountain run from early sunday evening




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      05-22-2012 12:43 PM #14
      I had no issues but stopped to help a guy and his girlfriend who came from Florida in her Focus (battleship grey on white/polished wheels). Had a left front control snap in half and had to do some redneck fixin' to get home. Hope you guys made it back ok!

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      05-22-2012 01:16 PM #15
      I didnt even make it 100 miles and my shift linkage on my VR mk2 took a crap on me lol

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      05-22-2012 01:33 PM #16
      750 miles from chicago. Boosting problems up the ass limp mode/misfiring. I did make it but did have to stop a couple of times to fix a few things on the side of the road
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      05-22-2012 03:49 PM #17
      i think i blew up 2 cylinders

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      05-22-2012 04:00 PM #18
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      05-22-2012 04:25 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by MattRad View Post
      Hit a high spot in the road with in the first 100 miles and knocked the alignment out of wack and blew apart the inner cv boot. I made it even though the axle was just about done for. Changed it out in the show field and drove it home.

      Gas station zip tie fix and 10 minute alignment some where in VA



      I hope scrubbing all the way up to my condo Sat night didn't make it any worse
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      05-22-2012 05:48 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by 86vwgti8v View Post
      Broke my vr lip, then a axle, then a headlight went to crap. But made it. Thanks to a lot of people that helped fix my axle.
      There's a lot of good people out there.
      Ethan's MK1 Alternator... immediately followed by Sam's vr lip and axle, The Bee's clutch broke on the show field and had to stay in Helen overnight (limped 400 miles home on Monday), Brandon's 337 clutch broke on the exit ramp on the east side of Columbia on the way in and is till in Columbia...

      eventful trip.. still FUN!!

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      05-22-2012 06:32 PM #21
      busted my votex rep lip down there
      and someone split a nangkang where the sidewall/tread meet and cracked a gotti
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      05-23-2012 10:54 AM #22
      I think my wife blew #4 on her 337 on one of the mountain runs.

      Quote Originally Posted by dubbin_boho View Post
      i think i blew up 2 cylinders


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      05-23-2012 11:23 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6boi65 View Post


      I hope scrubbing all the way up to my condo Sat night didn't make it any worse
      Haha thanks for letting me crash at your place mate! That road up to your condo was crazy, going down was way scarier than up.
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      05-23-2012 11:51 AM #24
      Coolant line gasket melted. Had overheating issues. Then something in the clutch broke.
      I drove 9 hours back home with no clutch. That was fun
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      05-23-2012 12:08 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Angel@forgemotorsport.com View Post
      I think my wife blew #4 on her 337 on one of the mountain runs.
      ya we also suffered some pain from those spirited mountain runs...

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      05-23-2012 12:21 PM #26
      A few hundred miles outside of Louisville, KY my motor mount broke while sitting in traffic. Luckily I had a giant golden zip tie from the MK2 Meet.



      Picked up one from a Louisville dude and drove home to MD with no issues. Not too bad for a 24 year old econobox.
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      05-23-2012 01:26 PM #27
      We had a VR in our cruise from Toronto break down at the border with a clogged cat. Banged the crap out of it and ran it all the way down to Helen. New problems arised with the same car and it was smoking all the way there and back and it chugged over 12 quart of oil.

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      05-23-2012 05:11 PM #28
      Wow, after reading some of you guys' issues I feel like my Mk1 Rabbit ran even more like a champ. During the 11-hour drive to SoWo I was having some overheating issues, particularly when in traffic, but simply burping the coolant lines of air fixed that. Noticed once I was in Helen (after hitting a control arm on one of the HUGE speed bumps at Country Inn) that my front tires were reeaally worn on the inside edge so I had to rotate them in the hotel parking lot. Then on the way home from SoWo Sunday morning my alternator gave out. Luckily I found one in stock on the shelf at an Advanced Auto in Alpharetta and got it swapped out in their parking lot.

      The drive back to Arkansas went smooth though, no issues whatsoever aside from the horrible stretches of road here and there along the way. Coolant temp was good even in traffic, the worn tires (now on the rear) held up just fine, and the new alt plugged away at a steady voltage the whole way. I'll need to order a couple new tires and re-paint my new alternator case, but my little bunny is doing great!
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