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Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:06 pm
by tripwalking
Cambridge VW is still diagnosing the torque converter... that's what I'm guessing it is - thoughts?

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from a dead stop (ie. first gear), car shifts fine into first, second, third, then immediately after shifting into third, the RPMS drop a few hundred RPM. What else could it be?
So because there's no light on the dash, everything's "fine" and they won't put it through to fix it because vw wouldn't cover it. I took a tech for a drive, and at first he must have thought I was crazy just like everyone else there. Then once he noticed it, he could pick it out every other time it happened.

Oh and Dave, it was a leaking valve cover gasket... you did say it smelled like oil! so now after they have received the wrong part of the two piece gasket twice, I should be able to return the '10 Avenger tomorrow.

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:59 pm
by Dreamstate
eek, no idea!
automatic transmissions baffle me

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:47 am
by Mandeep D
square head wrote:Sounds like your t-stat was stuck open previous to replacement.

Bubble should work themselves out in 1.8T's (system has provisions to do so)

Check water pump! Open up reservoir while car is running to check return flow. Early model plastic propeller blades can partially break and block system or not circulate properly. This will make it heat up VERY fast (ie. overheat in the summer as with deathproof) but not get hot fluid to heat exchanger in the dash.

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Bubbles ftw! I am very happy it was not something expen$ive :)

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:28 pm
by Maraschino Larry
First CEL on the GTI this week! Sadly my fleabay aapter is not sophisticated enough for the mkV+ read... IIRC Landy had one... can it read my future car?

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:17 pm
by Dreamstate
You bet it can! I will get it back from the guy at work.

Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:46 pm
by Maraschino Larry
Yaaaayyyyy!

Thurs BBQ/wings too soon??

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:58 pm
by Dreamstate
I will find out tomorrow!

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:20 pm
by professor science
SX 2.0

Dangling exhaust due to broken hanger. Can I string it up with wire? Is there a special type? Stock exhausts are aluminized? Steel wire or aluminum wire?

Know of a shop that will weld a hanger on for cheap?

Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:30 pm
by professor science
Fixed with exhaust strapping for now.

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:50 pm
by Maraschino Larry
Coat hanger alloy is specially formulated for such a task.

Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:50 pm
by tripwalking
That only works for neons though.

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:01 pm
by professor science
Definitely cheaper than $3.99.

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:14 pm
by Maraschino Larry
Free.99

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:05 pm
by tripwalking
I'm looking at putting some 215/45 tires on the fronts... the snows I have on there are audibly leaking air and I can't get from home to work without it going flat. Kind of like gradually letting the air out of the bags all the way to work, to arrive all laid out.

Anyways, I have 235/45 on the rear, which is a 2.81% difference in diameter.

Does anyone have experience with different tire diameters on a 4motion system? From the threads I've been reading, people say to try to stay under 3%, but I'm not sure why they say that, or by who's authority. nowatimean? Someone posted some info from the Haldex site saying that it's ok to have one axle off the ground (towing), so I imagine that 2.81% wouldn't cause any issues?

thanks

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:19 pm
by Dreamstate
I don't think it's a good idea. It would not be a cheap component to replace, whereas a tire is.
Spray some soapy water on the tire and find out where the problem is, plug the leak. I've done it a few times with the $12 tire fix kit I got from Canadian tire. Best money ever spent.

Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:06 am
by tripwalking
They're winter tires anyways, which I'm overdue changing. My issue is I don't have summer tires to put on... The ones from last year are done. So the winter tire doesn't have a hole... It's cracked around the sidewall and I see a big crack that lets out air.
Might seek out some 225s.

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:49 am
by Dreamstate
16s?

Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:45 pm
by tripwalking
17s :( thanks

Re: Car Troubles Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:11 pm
by Maraschino Larry
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