Had the roof rack on the car and my sons bike on the rack. My girl had forgotten the rack was on the car and attempted to pull into the garage.....
The bike attachment snapped in half and the rack got pushed back. Luckily the car or the rack wasnt damaged. Just the bike and the bike attachment.
Im buying the fork mount bike attachments this time. It will be low enough to fit in the garage if it happens again, although I think she is too afraid to even risk driving with the rack on.
Took the A3 on an 8 hour (there and back) trip last week; rolled over 110k on the way there! The car performed flawlessly the entire trip. Got back and now it is near impossible to get it in and out of gear when I first start it up and start driving it. Consistently from 1st-4th. It's always been a little notchy in the cold, but this feels almost like I'm trying to shift without putting the clutch in, unless I put it in really slowly, and then slowly pull it into neutral, and slowly slide it into the next gear. So I figured I probably got the trans fluid much hotter than I have in the past few years, maybe it was time to change it, so I took it to the dealership to see if they had heard of issues and to get the fluid changed. I heard the following possible causes: leaky slave cylinder, busted synchros, shifting linkage; oh, and the fluid is lifetime and they have NEVER heard of any problems with it. The VW dealership confirmed that they also have NEVER had any issues with the transmission setups in the GTIs. The problem goes away completely after maybe 5 minutes of driving the car, so I thought shift linkage was unlikely. The issue is only noticeable when its below 20 degF. Any ideas?
Sounds like a lot of guys pulled the assembly out from the bottom, but I let the passenger side slide down then pulled the whole thing up from the drivers side of the fan.
parked and turning the key and felt a littel resistance. Got my burrito, walking back to my car and happy to be getting home. Put the key in and snap it turns part way and stops and it won't turn back. It's effing stuck. Wiggle, shake and crank but stuck. Eff this. well ate my burrtio in the cold, called a flatbed and towed it to the local audi. So much for a relaxing evening
I hate cupholders
Looks like a section of my exhaust pipe had the stainless coating fail and it started to rust out. The point where one of the hangars is welded to that section broke through and now I've got a big blowhole.
Milltek exhaust btw. I imagine a shop will be able to weld in a new section.
I have vibration that starts at about 65mph. I assume it's either control rods or CV joints. I think I've decided to hold onto my A3 for a year or better (it's a buyback TDI) so I'm going to take it to a shop to have it checked out.
Now: 2011 BMW 335d, 2011 Audi A3 S-line S-tronic, 2013 Mini Countryman S ALL4 6MT
Prior VWs: '69 Transporter (way not new), '96 TDI Passat (new), '01.5 Passat V6 (new), '03 Passat W8 Wagon (used), '12 JSW TDI (new), 2014 TDi Beetle Convertible 6MT (New)