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    1. 11-13-2016 01:19 PM #1526
      Quote Originally Posted by GvFx View Post
      You see your RPMs fluctuate a little at idle, after coming to a stop?

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      yes, seems to idle rough like it's going through hesitation.
      Last edited by body electric; 11-13-2016 at 01:27 PM.

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      11-16-2016 12:21 PM #1527
      From the last page, regarding my bulb out that doesn't give the exact bulb location in the display.

      I found the culprit, a side marker turn signal. Problem is/was it works 50% of the time. Issue fixed.

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      12-07-2016 08:53 PM #1528
      " i swear i didnt see it " wife side swiped a gas protector poll at a gas station




      4800$, fully covered though

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      12-07-2016 09:04 PM #1529
      Quote Originally Posted by GvFx View Post
      " i swear i didnt see it " wife side swiped a gas protector poll at a gas station




      4800$, fully covered though

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      Damn- I did the SAME thing about 8 years ago- although there was about 5" of snow pack with ice, and the cement pole was buried. Exact same damage.
      Sucks.
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      12-07-2016 09:13 PM #1530
      Quote Originally Posted by skotti View Post
      Damn- I did the SAME thing about 8 years ago- although there was about 5" of snow pack with ice, and the cement pole was buried. Exact same damage.
      Sucks.
      Yuup, I was like "I hate you" hahaha. I had a 1k deductible oh well.

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      12-08-2016 12:22 PM #1531
      Smaller rad fan stopped working.
      Got a new one. Hope to put it in on Saturday.

    8. 12-08-2016 01:22 PM #1532
      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.
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      12-08-2016 03:42 PM #1533
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlippy View Post
      Smaller rad fan stopped working.
      Got a new one. Hope to put it in on Saturday.
      You are lucky it's not hot outside. Mine quit in the middle of the summer. I did 1hr drive in traffic. Stopped to buy something and... the car couldn't start until cooled down 1 hr later.

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      12-08-2016 06:39 PM #1534
      Quote Originally Posted by MurkyRivers View Post
      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.....
      Ouch! Tip: Bike goes on top, garage remote goes in trunk. Or place on object in parking spot in garage so you have to get out and move it.
      Quote Originally Posted by MachnickiA3 View Post
      stick that in your "fleshy patch"

    11. 12-08-2016 06:54 PM #1535
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      Ouch! Tip: Bike goes on top, garage remote goes in trunk. Or place on object in parking spot in garage so you have to get out and move it.
      yeah, I normally drive when the rack is on for that reason but she wanted to go and get some shopping done after picking up the kiddo.

      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.
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    12. 12-08-2016 09:13 PM #1536
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlippy View Post
      Smaller rad fan stopped working.
      Got a new one. Hope to put it in on Saturday.
      I have the same problem on my 3.2. Is this hard to fix? Dealer quoted me over $1300 for parts and labor but I declined and will try to do this myself.

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      12-09-2016 09:57 AM #1537
      Quote Originally Posted by SFBay-A3 View Post
      I have the same problem on my 3.2. Is this hard to fix? Dealer quoted me over $1300 for parts and labor but I declined and will try to do this myself.
      I bought the fan for $100. I saw a quick video online that made the swap look pretty easy.
      Hopefully I get to it tomorrow and I'll let you know for sure.

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      12-09-2016 09:58 AM #1538
      Quote Originally Posted by Evo V View Post
      You are lucky it's not hot outside. Mine quit in the middle of the summer. I did 1hr drive in traffic. Stopped to buy something and... the car couldn't start until cooled down 1 hr later.
      True. I didn't even know it was bad until the shop told me when I took it in for inspection.
      Never overheated.

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      12-09-2016 11:49 PM #1539
      changed front wheeel bearings, now I need a new steering rack and all asociated parts.
      Last edited by 2006_A3_2.0T; 12-28-2016 at 09:51 PM.
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      12-10-2016 08:28 PM #1540
      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?

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      12-11-2016 12:42 AM #1541
      Quote Originally Posted by SFBay-A3 View Post
      I have the same problem on my 3.2. Is this hard to fix? Dealer quoted me over $1300 for parts and labor but I declined and will try to do this myself.
      It might be a little different for the 3.2, but overall it was a pretty easy swap for the 2.0T. The hardest part was getting access to a bolt that was directly behind and AC line.
      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.

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      12-11-2016 01:52 AM #1542
      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
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      12-11-2016 09:18 AM #1543
      Quote Originally Posted by Tcardio View Post
      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
      What was in the burrito?

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      12-11-2016 08:14 PM #1544
      Had the intake manifold replaced last week. Covered under extended part warranty.😎

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    21. 12-12-2016 03:48 AM #1545
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlippy View Post
      It might be a little different for the 3.2, but overall it was a pretty easy swap for the 2.0T. The hardest part was getting access to a bolt that was directly behind and AC line.
      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.
      Thanks for the tip! Hope it is as easy for the 3.2 when I eventually get around to my repair.

    22. 12-12-2016 06:30 PM #1546


      Yay...


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      12-12-2016 10:29 PM #1547
      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.

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      12-28-2016 09:52 PM #1548
      Quote Originally Posted by 2006_A3_2.0T View Post
      changed front wheeel bearings, now I need a new steering rack and all asociated parts.
      post update: the steering rack was ok, it was worn-out tie rods that made the torque sensor to go wacko
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      12-29-2016 01:20 AM #1549
      Quote Originally Posted by BeeAlk View Post
      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.
      post a sound clip for laughs. sorry though
      I hate cupholders

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      12-29-2016 08:52 AM #1550
      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.
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