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After all the troubles I've had over last several weeks, I'm not going to risk it no more, and I ain't got the free time to take my car to the shop either, so I'm driving reeeeal nice and slow. <p>Should have bought 2.4t if I know this is the path I'm heading. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: Right now I'm driving my R like a grandma (stevectsai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">After all the troubles I've had over last several weeks, I'm not going to risk it no more, and I ain't got the free time to take my car to the shop either, so I'm driving reeeeal nice and slow. <p>Should have bought 2.4t if I know this is the path I'm heading. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>What troubles?<p>
 

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Re: Right now I'm driving my R like a grandma (cschmelz)

1: engine check light.<br>2: coolant low - was told to stop the car.<br>3: axle ping.<br>4: alternator malfunction.<br>5: gas-filler cap loose (i know it's not)<br>6: chassis setting service required.<br>7: tire rub<br>8: car shakes during high speed.(notice steering wheel and gas pedal shakes too)<br>9: below trunk area: some big-time rattle noise.<br>10: couple of time, cruise control doesn't work.<br>11: can't do garage shift (1st and reverse) when cold.<br>12: "bubbly" noise near passenger side engine cabin when car is idle.<br>13: cabin smells like burning match after spirited driving.<p>i only had 21k miles!<p>need to mention more? instead of getting pampered, you're en-slaved to this car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Right now I'm driving my R like a grandma (stevectsai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">1: engine check light.<br>2: coolant low - was told to stop the car.<br>3: axle ping.<br>4: alternator malfunction.<br>5: gas-filler cap loose (i know it's not)<br>6: chassis setting service required.<br>7: tire rub<br>8: car shakes during high speed.(notice steering wheel and gas pedal shakes too)<br>9: below trunk area: some big-time rattle noise.<br>10: couple of time, cruise control doesn't work.<br>11: can't do garage shift (1st and reverse) when cold.<br>12: "bubbly" noise near passenger side engine cabin when car is idle.<br>13: cabin smells like burning match after spirited driving.<p>i only had 21k miles!<p>need to mention more? instead of getting pampered, you're en-slaved to this car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds like a lot of your problems my be an intermittent ground / short? Random electrical gremlins suck.<p>
 

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Re: Right now I'm driving my R like a grandma (stevectsai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Should have bought 2.4t if I know this is the path I'm heading. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>The 2.4T was actually the recommended model by various auto review magazines. They recommended it over the T5 due the the fact that it had less turbo lag at the low end.<br>
 

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stevectsai, wow! Sorry to hear about all of this, I'm sure it's frustrating to say the least. Maybe you should look for a fresh start. Find a new Volvo dealer, meet the service manager and head tech and start working to solve all the problems.<p>I went through something similar with another car (not with my R) and eventaully found the right guy to calm me down, take a few steps back and tackle all the problems one by one until I finally felt good about my car. He was the GM and really knew how to get things done, pull strings, bend rules (ethically and within the law of course) and he just set everything straight. It took a couple months but it was steady, noticeable progress and ended with a very nice finishing touch of delivering me my car fully detailed looking, feeling and driving like new.<p>I hope you can find someone like this to take action for you and make you a happy <I>R</I>-camper.<p>LTA<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">1: engine check light.<br>2: coolant low - was told to stop the car.<br>3: axle ping.<br>4: alternator malfunction.<br>5: gas-filler cap loose (i know it's not)<br>6: chassis setting service required.<br>7: tire rub<br>8: car shakes during high speed.(notice steering wheel and gas pedal shakes too)<br>9: below trunk area: some big-time rattle noise.<br>10: couple of time, cruise control doesn't work.<br>11: can't do garage shift (1st and reverse) when cold.<br>12: "bubbly" noise near passenger side engine cabin when car is idle.<br>13: cabin smells like burning match after spirited driving.<p>i only had 21k miles!<p>need to mention more? instead of getting pampered, you're en-slaved to this car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Some answers for ya, because some of the problems are related, and very minor.<p>1. Is probably because of the recurrance of #5<br>3. Check that angle gear! I felt what I thought was an axle ping.. angle gear was just about to go!<br>5. I can't remember the part that I got replaced, but I had the same message about 30 miles after filling the tank every time. If your dealership doesn't have an answer on that one for ya, let me know... I'll ask mine again and send you the info and part no.<br>7. All the time, and it got worse when I put my F1's on<br>8. Is your dealership balancing your tires or someone else?... that's probably it<br>9. Common<br>11. Common with many manuals<br>12. This happened to me every time I started the engine for like 3 months. I thought mine was on the drivers side though, but it was like a bubbly noise... It was the cars computer checking the ABS. Goofy sound, but not a problem, so I was told. It doesn't do it anymore. (I hope it's still checking like it's supposed to)<br>13. Common in the R<p>As for the rest... sorry about your bad luck.
 
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