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Not a good weekend...

Lee. Mar 24, 2013

  1. Lee.

    Lee. New Member

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    Had the car two weeks now, it's a 52plate 1.9tdi avant.

    Right so frFriday morning driving to work I can here a very faint squeak, and thought nothing of it, got into the car after work, and the battery light doesn't go out so I pop the bonnet. Auxiliary belt is really slack, so a phone call to the Rac is in order. A chap comes out and has a nose around to tell me one of the tensions has given up, GREAT.

    So I thought today I woul cclear all the snow off ready to take the car to the garage in the morning and I lift the rear wiper up and it comes off in my hand!

    GREAT!

    this is all after I serviced it last weekend and changed the thermostat...

    Bloody car, Ithought it would be nice a rreliable after a mk2 golf...
     
  2. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    Just one of those things mate, it's over 10 years old, rear wiper is unfortunate, but the belt and tensioner is just wear and tear unfortunately. We're having a couple of small teething problems with my wife's 2.0 avant that we bought her last weekend, it's only on 79k with full service history and a very meticulous maintainence folder but it's an 11 year old car so we've gotta expect a few niggly issues I guess.
     
  3. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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    Yeah stuff happens after ten years, couple tweaks and it'll be good as new.
    Whack a grommet in the rear wiper, unless you feel the need to have one.
     
  4. deano1978

    deano1978 different gear

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    Yes these things do happen to us all.
    Bear with it. They are good engines (cars) just have to work with them.
    Had probs myself.
    Back to normal now :)
     
  5. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    As others have said - My car has cost me a small fortune the past year iv owned it, I guess that will come with any car of the same age though.
    That said - I wouldnt have it any other way, its a labour of love - plus I plan on keeping the car a long time!
     

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