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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby M20_fever » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:14 pm

I really hope thats not the case. I dont have time to pull the whole friggen dash right now...I dropping it off at the shop that did all the work on my Dads e30 to see if they can bleed it, or confirm the core is shot...
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby M20_fever » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:54 am

update: car is back on the road after a new coolant reservoir and cap, with a full G12 flush. Runs like a top, trans shifts are 'eh', and I'm getting a nasty rhythmic vibration from the front end at speeds over 50-55mph. I'm getting the trans topped off and the snow tires mounted up so I'm hoping that will solve the issues. I'm confident the trans will be fine once its got the proper amount of fluid in it, but I'm not so confident new tires will fix the vibration.

Its a very odd vibration I've never experienced before. Rhythmic thump-thump-thump.......thump thump thump.......thump thump thump over 50mph, very strange. Its coming from the side I just put the new CV in, so when we're mounting the new tires I'll check that all the CV bolts are tight. I have a sneaking suspicion the bolts holding the CV to the trans are loose. I'll update tomorrow.
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby Yoshi » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:38 pm

eh. it's always something.
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby M20_fever » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:29 pm

tell me about it...
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby Ryki » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:02 pm

You can do it!
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:36 pm

Let me know what you find out. I got something similar on my S4....
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby M20_fever » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:53 pm

did you install an aftermarket bar tyoe cv when you did yours, or the OE style tube type?
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:56 pm

OE tube style if you are referring to the shaft type. Something that just popped into my head... did your kit come with new bolts for the axle that mount it to the trans? Just wondering because mine did but they were longer than the OE ones and would hit the transmission.... check that out.
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby M20_fever » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:02 pm

no, didnt come with any hardware so I reused all the old stuff. I'm going to check the torque on this bolts though. My replacement was the solid shaft cheapo, which I've heard can cause vibration. Everything I found said that vibration is at idle or on launching from a stop.
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby M20_fever » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:10 am

ok, good news and bad news...

The Passat is good to go! The new tires totally fixed the vibration and she runs straight and true as an arrow. I am still getting a little clicking from that aftermarket CV axle, so I'll be ordering a rebuild kit for the OE CV I pulled out. It should be good for a while as long as I can stand the clicking. The muffler is swiss cheese so its got a nasty drone on the highway, but I can live with it for now. It also has a hard miss when it goes into OD and the rpms drop. Only happens when I put it under just enough load to bog the engine down a bit but not enough to get the trans to kick down. I'm assuming the plugs haven't been changed for a LONG time, so we'll see if a fresh set solves that problem. I haven't topped the trans off yet, that will happen tomorrow after work, but once its warmed up it shifts just fine.

Why was the car vibrating? Because both front wheels were bent, and full of Slime...what a mess.
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Bent wheels balanced fine, so I threw them on the rear and they ride fine.
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It still needs some odds and ends, but I'm going to start driving it to work tomorrow. Which leads to the bad news...I knew my truck has been in need of brakes for a while, considering its been 55k miles since I last serviced them. Well, the last few days its been getting pretty bad, and the right rear caliper started sticking. Sticky slide pins are common on these trucks, so no surprise. Well, as I was pulling into the tire shop to get the Passat wheels balanced I felt a pop and the brake pedal went to the floor as the ABS and Brake lights came on in the dash...Turns out the inner pad fell COMPLETELY OUT of the caliper, and the piston popped out dumping fluid everywhere. :( So I limped it home and parked it until I can do a full brake job and replace that caliper.

So needles to say, the Passat is now my primary car for the time being.
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby Nsquared97 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:56 am

Glad to hear the Veedub is on the road again! And just in time too lol.
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby Yoshi » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:11 pm

How are the vibrations gone if the wheels are bent?

Also, how do you drive a car with no brakes? I figured if the caliper on the truck fell out, you'd have NO brakes what so ever.
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby ss45466 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:25 pm

Turned into a decent daily driver for sure. Plus it has a ton of room in the back :-)

We just did the brakes on a diesel rig, caliper piston went into the rotor, down to the fins lol.
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby M20_fever » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:44 pm

I dont know, there is a point just before the pedal hits the floor where you get some brake, and lots of down shifting. If the slide pin were not seized it would have been ok, but since it was it left the inside of the caliper too far from the rotor so the oad fell out, then the piston popped out...

I'm picking up some plugs on my way home tonight, the miss has gotten noticably worse even at idle. Hopefully thats the problem.
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Re: My new $300 daily driver.

Postby ten2doyle102 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:13 pm

Nice work on the VW sir. Glad to see you finally get to cruise it. :) Bummer about the truck though. Good timing for it to do that if you want to think about it that way.

I think my crappy Aftermarket axle is clicking too.... not happy.
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