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Old 07-13-2014, 01:50 PM
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...but you might think you have a "broken" car. A few things on the car are normal, but the sales guy did not tell you. If you feel or see the following, they are NORMAL and part of the C7 experience. Many other threads here on WHY it is this way, this is just a list:

1.Tires/front end chatter/clunk on full lock slow turns
2.Water drips from car after shutoff (small amts, no oilyness, just water)
3.The motor top makes clicking noises when running/idling (direct injectors)
4.The motor will turn a few revs before lighting up on start ( engine pressurizing fuel system)
5. Oil may read different levels on either side of dipstick. Rotate it once before reading, or take the average of both sides.
6. The trunk will be hard to close when new, many report it gets better with mileage, some do not.
7. when filling up with fuel or unlocking the driver door, you will hear a few clicks near the fuel door, more than one...
8. the indentation in the Styrofoam battery cover is not missing anything, it's for a euro tow eye bolt that is not supplied on US cars, no inflator either in US cars.
9. Upon full acceleration of a automatic, when shifting, it will backfire "bark", due to computer settings/ unburned fuel.


Please feel free to add others to this thread, I will keep the list up to date... John & Steve - can we sticky this?

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Originally Posted by Glen e View Post
...but you might think you have a "broken" car. A few things on the car are normal, but the sales guy did not tell you. If you feel or see the following, they are NORMAL and part of the C7 experience. Many other threads here on WHY it is this way, this is just a list:

1.Tires/front end chatter/clunk on full lock slow turns
2.Water drips from car after shutoff
3.The motor makes clicking noises when running/idling (direct injectors)
4.The motor will turn a few revs before lighting up on start ( engine pressurizing fuel system)
5. Oil may read different levels on either side of dipstick. Rotate it once before reading, or take the average of both sides.
6. The trunk will be hard to close when new, many report it gets better with mileage, some do not.
7. when filling up with fuel or unlocking the driver door, you will hear a few clicks near the fuel door, more than one...


Please feel free to add others to this thread, I will keep the list up to date... John & Steve - can we sticky this?
Good to know what's normal and what's not. Thanks for posting.
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This is all true. Good post.
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I agree good post . I was always wondering why I have water under my car after being parked . Now I know it's normal
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a good rule of thumb (not 100% guaranteed) is if it's dripping clear water and not oily, you're ok, things that leak that are bad are colored or oily...or both...
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Great post Glen. It's good to see it all in one place. Plus the oil dip stick reading is new info for me.
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The water is the drip line from the air conditioning condensation.
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you forgot to mention that when you put the accelerator to the floor it will make you smile!
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Here's one more:

Fingerprints on windows after leaving car unattended in parking lot...
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Originally Posted by Silverblue View Post
Here's one more:

Fingerprints on windows after leaving car unattended in parking lot...
and magnetic park to go with the mag ride. There will almost always be something next to it no matter how far out you park.
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If there were a "Thanks" button on CF.com, I would click it for you, Glen.
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These all sound exactly like my car.

When I picked up my car at the museum, they showed me how to close the trunk.

SLAM!

I couldn't believe it.
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Originally Posted by Sin City View Post
These all sound exactly like my car.

When I picked up my car at the museum, they showed me how to close the trunk.

SLAM!

I couldn't believe it.
Yes a good push latches the trunk lid without fingerprints. Not really a slam, you will discover the correct method.
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Originally Posted by Larry/car View Post
Yes a good push latches the trunk lid without fingerprints. Not really a slam, you will discover the correct method.
Oh, how I miss that little mechanized hand that reaches up out of the C6 trunk and pulls the lid down...
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Something that I still don't like with the A6 is how when I'm just driving through my community and other low speed areas is when the engine suddenly drops to 4 cylinders and the NPP shuts the valves. It sounds like the engine has quite and you're coasting. I usually switch it to manual to keep it in 3rd gear. I wish there was a tuning parameter that would allow you to block out AFM under 40 or 50 MPH.
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Considering my TPW is 7/14 (yes this week) and I'm a couple of weeks away from actually getting my hands on my new Stingray, this info will help introduce me to my new Stingray.

I'm sure this will keep me from freaking out.

Thanks Glen.
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And on previous generations, rear window distortion was also "normal".
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Sure to be good info for new owners.
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good post, thanks!
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Excellent post for prior owners of a C6. Nice Job!
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