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    Posted: 12-Apr-2007 at 18:30
New member, but just completing 5 years of W8 ownership. 2002 Pacific Blue, TIP (of course). Although chassis is 2002, engine is 2003. Yes, I got a new engine. Chain tensioner failed on oil pump drive, jumped the drive gear and rolled up into the engine block, at least thats what the mechanics told me. VW shipped the engine to a regional training center and gave me a new one. That was 70K miles ago. Currently 80K. Replaced rear brakes at 70K. Originals still on the front. Normal recommended factory service intervals. Other VWs I have owned: Currently 2004 Jetta TDI (my other performance VW) and formerly a 1979 Rabbit Diesel. The 1979 I had for >20 yrs, then gave it to my brother who SOLD IT.
    
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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Apr-2007 at 22:58
Congratulations on making the 5 year mark!
I guess you never heard all of the horror stories about W8 mechanical woes.
Here's to another 70k miles for us all.
Mine is going in for an oil change Saturday (Motul 8100 E Tech). I don't even have 40k yet - maybe 37,500?
2003 W8 Tip Limousine - locked in sports mode
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  Quote jeffsu350 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Apr-2007 at 11:11
Welcome!
another 5 yearer... I just hit 45k though. I don't drive that many miles each day

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  Quote VWAffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Apr-2007 at 12:11
Cool!

Welcome!

I recently traded my TDI for the W8. Glad to hear you've had a problem-free last 70k miles.

Sine everyone asks, did you buy an extended warranty, or are you like me and just winging it?
'03 W8 Sedan 6MT     ..."it goes to 11!"
'02 V6 Wagon 4Mo 5MT (Swap In Work)     ...both black on black w/ limo tint
'14 JSW TDI 6MT
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  Quote ocean_W8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Apr-2007 at 21:27
Hi There,

Here is an another W8 with 75K, drives like a Champ, no problems at all. 1 owner - 1 Driver :)

Silver Blue, Sport PKG, VW-Navi ver G. w/TMC,
VW-Phatbox, JVC DVD/MP3 Player Build in Armrest.
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  Quote w8cmp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Apr-2007 at 18:16
My 5-year old beast has just rolled over 102,000 miles and she's running like a dream...(touch wood).

I wouldn't get rid of mine for anything...there's simply nothing out there on the market now to replace her (well that I can afford anyway).
Current Car:
2010 VW Phaeton 3.0 V6 TDI
Beryllium Grey, Beige Leather Loads of extras

Former Car:
2002 W8 Tiptronic Saloon
Grey Anthracite, Black leather
Sold at 114,800 miles
Now resides in Uganda
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Apr-2007 at 22:03
This is great news. I just passed 25K miles.
2004 W8 Variant 6MT Pacific Blue/Grey
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