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Just turned 74,000 miles on my V70R. Clutch has been feeling abrupt for about a month. A week ago started hearing a whining noise from the rear and suspected a wheel bearing. Stopped by The dealership and let my mechanic take me for a ride. Clutch going, and wheel bearing. Going in for both next week. I also mentioned to him that I was thinking about getting an '07 V70 R as it might be a while before there is another R. He mentioned that the '07's might not be as quick and fast as mine. I asked him why, and he said that he has driven '05's and '06's and they didn't feel as quick as mine. oclv
 

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Re: real wheel bearing gone and clutch going (oclv)

It's the same car. <p>Your mechanic is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> or perhaps he drove an "off" or "tight" example?
 

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Re: real wheel bearing gone and clutch going (oclv)

I think most of my wheel bearings have been replaced under warranty at this point. <p>I think your car with 74k deserves induction into the P2 R high mileage club! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: real wheel bearing gone and clutch going (Wayne T5)

My car may feel edgier than the new ones. I had them leave the original programming in that keeps advanced tighter and the power delivery edgier. It certainly feels quicker but perhaps the cars with the smoother power delivery are just as fast. My throttle response is very immediate, if you happen to bounce your foot while accelerating hard, you will feel it in the car. oclv
 

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Re: real wheel bearing gone and clutch going (oclv)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>oclv</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My car may feel edgier than the new ones. I had them leave the original programming in that keeps advanced tighter and the power delivery edgier. It certainly feels quicker but perhaps the cars with the smoother power delivery are just as fast. My throttle response is very immediate, if you happen to bounce your foot while accelerating hard, you will feel it in the car. oclv</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I remember that from when I first got my 04 (now with upgraded programming). Had a lot of trouble with kangarooing in advanced when a bit cold, the bounce on the throttle causing a sympathetic feedback loop. Has this not been an issue for you?
 

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Re: real wheel bearing gone and clutch going (vizwiz)

I never had the cold issues. I just have immediate throttle response. What I meant above was if I am accelerating hard while in advanced, and if I hit a bump in the road, it makes my foot move and I can instantly feel it in the engine. I like that instant edginess. I think this may be why the mechanic thinks my car is quicker than the new ones. oclv
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>oclv</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just turned 74,000 miles on my V70R. Clutch has been feeling abrupt for about a month. A week ago started hearing a whining noise from the rear and suspected a wheel bearing. Stopped by The dealership and let my mechanic take me for a ride. Clutch going, and wheel bearing. Going in for both next week. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You must not drive real hard, I needed two front wheel bearings at only 60k miles hehe (fortunately covered by the CPO warranty). I'm still on my original clutch though with 77k miles now.
 

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Re: real wheel bearing gone and clutch going (Warpedcow)

I don't consider 74,000 miles and 7 sets of expensive tires going to church by a little old lady on Sunday mornings. I'm amazed at how well my car is still running. oclv
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>oclv</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I never had the cold issues. I just have immediate throttle response. What I meant above was if I am accelerating hard while in advanced, and if I hit a bump in the road, it makes my foot move and I can instantly feel it in the engine. I like that instant edginess. I think this may be why the mechanic thinks my car is quicker than the new ones. oclv</TD></TR></TABLE><p>my pet theory for the "kangaroo" in the early versions is that the 2800RPM glitch in 1rst gear would cause the driver's foot to inertially increase hte throttle, which would in turn cause and acceleration lurch, which would drive the RPMs into the turbo boost zone, which would invoke the glitch, and so on ad infinitum.<p>pure speculations though, and only relevant to a few folks by now.
 

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Re: real wheel bearing gone and clutch going (vizwiz)

I think your car runs good because you actually drive it and it has adapted to your driving style, besides Jerry doesnt know how to drive turbo cars anyways.<br>I dont see any reason why you wouldnt be just as happy with an 07 as you are with your current car. And if you trade your car in I could get it for a good price <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> . oclv definately drives his R as an R should be driven HARD. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Im pretty sure a set of tires a season says that in itself...
 

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Re: real wheel bearing gone and clutch going (oclv)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>oclv</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't consider 74,000 miles and 7 sets of expensive tires going to church by a little old lady on Sunday mornings. I'm amazed at how well my car is still running. oclv</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was just kiddin ya about the drivin style man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Still, you got good mileage out of those wheel bearings considering...
 
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