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Old 05-13-2012, 08:13 PM   #57
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Fail. That's just going to increase the cost of getting the car fixed.
Whoa!...You really missed the point here. The OP broke the car. It's not a warranty item, nor should it be fixed for free under any circumstances. The OP seems to be taking ownership of the issue, as any Honest person should.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:14 PM   #58
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Perhaps you should just be honest that you over revved it, and call your car insurance about it. It's an accident, and it damaged your engine. It is not unthinkable that your car insurance would cover it, not your car warranty. I've heard of car insurance covering hydrolock.

Also, DSG can't accidentally down shift overrev because it would be way too easy to do. The computer will not let you down shift past the rev limit. With a DSG compared to a manual there is much less feel of exactly what gear you are in. It would be ridiculous if an extra click of a paddle button could ruin your engine!
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:41 PM   #59
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Perhaps you should just be honest that you over revved it, and call your car insurance about it. It's an accident, and it damaged your engine. It is not unthinkable that your car insurance would cover it, not your car warranty. I've heard of car insurance covering hydrolock.
State Farm covered my $1800 ECU replacement when I reversed the jumper cables while rushing an early morning jump start.

The big difference would be that my car was stopped, and yours was going approximately 112 mph during a race. May not want to point out the racing part.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:42 PM   #60
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Whoa!...You really missed the point here. The OP broke the car. It's not a warranty item, nor should it be fixed for free under any circumstances. The OP seems to be taking ownership of the issue, as any Honest person should.
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You are interpreting my post incorrectly. Maybe you are taking it out of context, try backing up a few posts or re-read the entire thread.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #61
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i related a story similar to this months back, before i was chipped, on one of these to chip or not to chip threads and it went something like this:

i was being shuttled back home from vw pasadena while they fixed my windnoise problem and the driver and i were talking about the gti. he asked me if i was tuned, i said no but that i was thinking about it and he said that a guy recently came in who had the same thing happen as OP. Downshifted from 5th or something doing like 85 into 2nd gear and did some mega damage to his engine. Bent a rod, some other things.. When he brought it in, he put it back to stock and they scanned it and found he was tuned.

VW Pasadena refused to even work on it, period. They also told VW Alhambra about it (same owner).. so the guy was on his own. He tried to play dumb but the tech was like 'no way this kind of damage just happens, had to be drivers fault.' he explained what happened and they sent him packing. This is how it was told to me. Dont know how much truth is in it.

Keep us posted though OP. Will be interesting to see what they say to you. I dont think you're a dirtbag for hoping that it will be covered under warranty. I think you are a little delusional, but hey, if VW will cover it, why not? Who on here would tell the dealer "oh no guys, thats very generous of you, but I got this one.."? Gimme a break. The guy was driving like a psycho and missed a shift. Who would want to pay for those damages? No one. Repairs will probably be like, a LOT of money. I would just totally honest about what happened and see what they say. If they cover it, you won the lottery.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:24 AM   #62
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I would be absolutely shocked and astounded if VW covers this... The warranty is for defects, not damage caused by shifting into the wrong gear, ignoring the hesitation from the syncros and clutch, and forcing the engine well over its mechanical limit.

Trying to blame the car or VW for your error is insane; this is why they offer the car with a DSG...
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:27 AM   #63
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dsg is for posers.. i had an incident with my VW dealer about my transmission being rough/grinding from 1st to 2nd gear, so i took my car in and the dealership kept telling me its fine.. so the transmission began to get worse and worse.. so after 4 months they finally decide to open my tranny and they see that my transmissions teeth are really broken, and they began to tell me that this was my fault and that it was not going to be under warranty.. i managed to talk to the service manager and the dealer manager and told them this is why i brought back my car 4 months ago and you never wanted to open and see the problem.. i told them do you expect the transmission to fix itself?, long story short they rebuilt my 2nd gear and didn't void my warranty. Talk to managers and be honest... only 2 things can happen 1) they fix it. 2) your S.O.L
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and why exactly is dsg for posers?
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #65
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and why exactly is dsg for posers?
Because he's ignorant.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #66
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Because he's ignorant.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #69
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Lol cant drive a stick? If you really want to enjoy a sports car dont go auto.
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Might aswell get a scion tc
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