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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,490
Posted By rich337
I have worked with VWoA for three of the issues....

I have worked with VWoA for three of the issues. All I can disclose is that my concerns have not gone unheard, and they have been fair in terms of compensation for my time. They won't grant my...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-15-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,490
Posted By rich337
My car is a daily driver that isn't babied, but I...

My car is a daily driver that isn't babied, but I don't drive it that hard. I have zero mods or track time.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,490
Posted By rich337
Update: Took my car in to another dealer,...

Update:

Took my car in to another dealer, and they are cleaning the carbon buildup under warranty as a "good will" measure. They said it was "caked" and felt obligated to clean it. Haha.

At...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,490
Posted By rich337
Yep...I leased the GTI because the M3 gets...

Yep...I leased the GTI because the M3 gets 10-12mpg in the city. It's sad when your M3 is the reliable car :)
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,490
Posted By rich337
Yup I'm it's my third, or 2nd replacement. In CA,...

Yup I'm it's my third, or 2nd replacement. In CA, I believe the same part needs to fail four times.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-16-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,490
Posted By rich337
Misery loves company :) Yep, last VW for me also....

Misery loves company :) Yep, last VW for me also.







I'm stuck in a lease. Trying my best to turn it in early without penalties (10 months).
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-15-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,490
Posted By rich337
The grinding noise was fixed by spraying lithium...

The grinding noise was fixed by spraying lithium grease on the CV boots. Surprisingly it's been an effective fix.

After the pressure plate failed and stranded me in the middle of nowhere, I tried...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-15-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,490
Posted By rich337
Yup, got it with 4 miles on the clock from...

Yup, got it with 4 miles on the clock from Sunnyvale VW. Since then I've had it serviced at Royal in SF, Hansel in Santa Rosa, and now Serramonte.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-15-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,490
Posted By rich337
Frustrated with my GTI

[Car: 2012 GTI 6MT, 22K miles, 100% stock]

After dropping it off to get my third water pump and to check for some random misfires, I was told that I have excessive carbon buildup that is not...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 08-23-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,521
Posted By rich337
welcome to the VW ownership experience :/

welcome to the VW ownership experience :/
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 08-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,449
Posted By rich337
nice well rounded list! any pics of the scirocco?...

nice well rounded list! any pics of the scirocco? :D

here's my list (i'm 36). owning a GTI / "the original hot hatch" was on my bucket list and finally got one a couple years ago.

85 Lincoln...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-22-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,476
Posted By rich337
SICK. congratulations!

SICK. congratulations!
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-22-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By rich337
my 12's pressure plate failed at 19k miles (bone...

my 12's pressure plate failed at 19k miles (bone stock), replaced under warranty
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-19-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,305
Posted By rich337
one at 7K miles, 2012

one at 7K miles, 2012
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-16-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,582
Posted By rich337
Update: the service dept lubed my CV boots and...

Update: the service dept lubed my CV boots and now the noise is gone. glad it's resolved, but pissed that it took two years for them to fix it!
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-15-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,744
Posted By rich337
I'm 99% sure it wouldn't be optional :p

I'm 99% sure it wouldn't be optional :p
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,744
Posted By rich337
I wouldn't be surprised if they made him sign a...

I wouldn't be surprised if they made him sign a confidentiality agreement, which he seems to have violated :laugh:
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,627
Posted By rich337
Ahh no wonder why it feels different!

Ahh no wonder why it feels different!
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,627
Posted By rich337
I believe that's a totally separate issue, the...

I believe that's a totally separate issue, the stock clutch can't handle the increased torque.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,627
Posted By rich337
No, they didn't replace my flywheel. Damn, I...

No, they didn't replace my flywheel. Damn, I didn't think about that. I will keep my eye (err, foot) on it though.

I did indeed notify VWoA, especially because of the circumstances of being...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-11-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,627
Posted By rich337
Haha that's exactly how mine is. I'll PM you the...

Haha that's exactly how mine is. I'll PM you the dealer info.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-10-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,627
Posted By rich337
Good to hear. Does your replacement clutch feel...

Good to hear. Does your replacement clutch feel different? Mine seems to have a lower engagement point and more resistance.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-10-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,627
Posted By rich337
Pressure plate failed at 19K miles

[Car: 2012 GTI, 19K miles, 100% stock]

Last week the spring inside of the pressure plate broke. As I left a parking lot, it became increasingly difficult to the move shifter into gear, to the...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 06-08-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,023
Posted By rich337
what others said...hold onto it until the...

what others said...hold onto it until the warranty expires
Forum: General Car News and Discussions 06-03-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10,007
Views: 320,623
Posted By rich337
I had a G35C and thought the engine sounded...

I had a G35C and thought the engine sounded terrible IMO. Outside, the exhaust had a nice burble/growl, but when driven hard, the VQ sounded every bit like the truck engine it is. My S54-powered M...
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