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    1. 06-14-2012 04:58 PM #26
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      06-14-2012 05:26 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Xymox View Post
      Oh those "wonderful" folks at SUN Motors won't be able to give me a loaner until sometime in July.

      Earliest they can get me in is Tuesday morning. Really sorta stuck at the moment.
      Then ask them if they can give you the PCV and you can replace it yourself. It takes all of about 15 minutes and 10 of those are spent removing and reinstalling the engine cover

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      06-14-2012 05:41 PM #28
      yep.... If they have the part in stock (they should) you might want to do it yourself, assuming you're moderately capable with a wrench.

      Probably significantly easier than -say- replacing the spark plugs on this car.
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.

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      06-14-2012 05:42 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by VWAddict View Post
      yep.... If they have the part in stock (they should) you might want to do it yourself, assuming you're moderately capable with a wrench.

      Probably significantly easier than -say- replacing the spark plugs on this car.
      Spark plugs were no trouble. I'm just gonna take it in and leave it. I'll have to borrow pop's old pick-up.

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      06-14-2012 06:38 PM #30
      Got it to the dealer. The noise was not as pronounced as this morning and was intermittent. I did notice I now have a little back-fire burble noise coming from the exhaust and acceleration seems hindered a bit.

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      06-14-2012 08:03 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Xymox View Post
      Got it to the dealer. The noise was not as pronounced as this morning and was intermittent. I did notice I now have a little back-fire burble noise coming from the exhaust and acceleration seems hindered a bit.
      My car made a similar noise and I was a few blocks from the dealer. PCV recall fixed it.
      Quote Originally Posted by MachnickiA3 View Post
      stick that in your "fleshy patch"

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      06-14-2012 08:22 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      My car made a similar noise and I was a few blocks from the dealer. PCV recall fixed it.
      Thanks. *fingers crossed*

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      06-15-2012 03:55 PM #33
      Picked up the car after having the PCV valve and fuel pressure sensor replace (both recall) and drove it 10 or so miles back to work. No kettle whistle.

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      06-15-2012 04:25 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.

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      06-15-2012 05:43 PM #35
      Glad to hear the good new, nice easy free fix lol

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      06-15-2012 05:58 PM #36
      I think your tea is ready.

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      06-15-2012 06:01 PM #37
      It's in pain - take the nipple clamps off.
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    14. 06-16-2012 01:03 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by VWAddict View Post
      Alternator pulley doesn't HAVE a clutch... and the tensioner will always 'hop' and 'ride' (I wouldn't say 'vibrate').
      Yep, alternator pulley has a clutch. Here's a link to a DIY

      http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/b...at-removal.htm

      It's supposed to freespin but the clutch often locks up so it becomes a plain pulley. You have to compress the tensioner, use a pin to hold it in place, lift the belt off of the pulley, use a non-metallic rod (like a pencil) to push into the vent holes to hold the alternator's internal fan in place, and then see if you can turn the pulley in one direction. If it won't turn either way, it's time to replace the pulley/clutch assembly.

      I just found out the hard way that it can cause vibrations in the belt, which shakes the A/C compressor, alternator, and tensioner. This can cause squealing and rattling near idle. Especially when accelarating and when there's a load from the compressor. Eventually it damages the A/C pulley clutch and/or shaft.

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