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vwnewton, VW Owner,ASE Master and L1 Advanced
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Experience:  25 years of VW obsession turned into a job, last 15 years as a VW Tech.
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I have a V-10 Diesel, with the backfiring problem. Also,

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I have a V-10 Diesel, with the backfiring problem. Also, there is something wrong with exhaust system (says my local VW Dealer, whom I have ZERO FAITH IN). I understand you must remove engine by tearing vehicle apart. And it takes a special lift to control. I like the vehicle, and want to keep. I have had great service so far, but I met the mechanic the locals recommend, who has NEVER worked on this V-10 at all. Where is a decent mechanic in the US, that VW trusts, to repair this vehicle.
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: Right side of engine. Several months, but ONLY occurs on HARD acceleration. Otherwise it runs fine.
JA: What year is your Special?
Customer: 2008
JA: Are you fixing your Special yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, have left all repairs / oil changes / battery replacement / window fixes to local VW dealer, Clay Cooley. But this mechanic is NOT up to remove & repair.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, car has 54,000 + miles and still runs well, without hard acceleration. Decent mileage, given the power available. I actually rather like it.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 4 months ago.

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i do need some more info please!!

Was a diagnosis performed and what did the dealer say is the issue?

and yes the motor and trans needs to be lowered as an assembly .

What is the vin # of the vehicle to get the factory information ?