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evening all,

just thought i'd give you a little update on my r32......

as some of you may or not know, i had my engine replaced at 13,000 miles......

well guess what!? the car is now on 23,000 and it needs another NEW ENGINE!!!! ha.gif

please find below list of replacements i've had so far!

1 x new engine

2 x clutch

2 x fly wheel

2 x stereo

1 x re-wire on speakers

1 x headlight (ok, so that one was my fault!)

2 x sidelights

and now another new engine........ not bad for a 10 month old car huh!!????

......have told vw i'm over it and want my money back...... am waiting on a reply........

still, the 1.4 mark 5 golf i have is lovely!!! 169144-ok.gif pile-a-sh**e !!!!!

ivan

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shocked.gif That's going to be 2 clutches and 2 engines within 23k miles EEK2.GIF I'm not surprised to hear you're fed up with it - could this car be Lemon 2 ?

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couldn't have put it better myself!!!

yep, deffo got the lemon II, ahhhhh, the joys of motoring!!!

think i'm gonna apply for a job with quality control, i seem to be able to break them quite quickly!!

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......forgot to say, as you can guess, mine was the 1 vote that answered 'no' for "are your happy with the R32'!!! in the owners survey!!!

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Wow, I really fancy an R32. But now that I will have to get a used one, Im begining to think they may be slightly more bother than they are worth...

Anyway - wedding next year so no new car till after that, maybe something more tempting will have come along!

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Why did they change the engines?

Riz

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1st one the knock sensor was screwed so vw technical said replace it.....

the one thats in there now has 0.2mm movement in the crankshaft..... so vw technical have again said replace it....

i've been getting loads of vibration through the steering & pedals, vw thought it was the fly wheel (hence the replacements!)... but alas, no fix!!!

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Bad news about the engine! Lets hope VW do something right this time?

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i've been getting loads of vibration through the steering & pedals, vw thought it was the fly wheel (hence the replacements!)... but alas, no fix!!!

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What sort of vibration? I can feel what I would call a knocking or a tapping from the drivers side footwell. It almost feels like something is loose and hitting against something else?

Hmmm...that's some nice techy speak there!

Jeffers

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Bad news about the engine! Lets hope VW do something right this time?

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i've been getting loads of vibration through the steering & pedals, vw thought it was the fly wheel (hence the replacements!)... but alas, no fix!!!

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What sort of vibration? I can feel what I would call a knocking or a tapping from the drivers side footwell. It almost feels like something is loose and hitting against something else?

Hmmm...that's some nice techy speak there!

Jeffers

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jeffers, do you work for my local vw.. you use the same descriptive language!! 169144-ok.gif

it's hard to explain.... i've driven a few r32's now and they all seem to have a certain amount of vibration but mine gets really noisy at high rev's and you can feel it loads when changing down from 6th to 2nd..... (via 5th, 4th & 3rd obviously!) ECLIPSe.gif

ivan

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...and I thought I'd had a run of bad luck. crazy.gif

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oh, it gets better........

2nd new engine went in..... didn't fix the problem... vw technical have suggested they replace the gear box!!!... lets just say vw head office were faxed a lovely hand crafted letter by yours truely... i've since rejected the car & am waiting on a reply from vw.....

has anyone else ever seen a dark blue r32??? i've not seen one before but theres one for sale at my stealers..... not to my liking but not bad!!.....

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Hi Odnet

Yes, I saw a dark blue R32 in Marlow at the weekend.

It looked very smart indeed.

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Hi Odnet

Yes, I saw a dark blue R32 in Marlow at the weekend.

It looked very smart indeed.

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well there you go!! didn't know they existed....... i live learn!! 169144-ok.gif

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Just want to say that my car's been great since day one smile.gif

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169144-ok.gif well said jaffa!! hope it stays that way 169144-ok.gif

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