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Re: WK2 DownUnder

So, I got an email from the dealer on Friday saying that my Overland has arrived at the dock and should be available for pick up soon. That would be good except that according to the Wallenius tracking website it is sitting on the boat in the port of East London, South Africa and not due in Fremantle until 21 Jun. So either he is incorrect or he gave me the wrong e Number 4 months ago!
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:40 PM
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Congratulations Benn0,

Lets hope "No problems so far" are words you can continually voice.

I'm not wishing a failure on you, or anyone else for that matter, but should the dreaded CV Boot failure occur on your drive up to Noosa this weekend, please post that immediately.

A number of us with builds in the 1st Mar to 14 April window are nervous. A number of us have been told no Australian cars are/will be affected.
A similar number have been told that there is no way to determine that.

I believe you and GCnewbie are the first two owners who may be able to determine that.

I sincerely hope we don't hear from you. (Other than "No problems so far")

Enjoy.

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Had my new jeep for little over a week now. Love the ride! Did 900 km so far. I have been checking the CV boots daily. No problems so far!! Fingers crossed.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:16 AM
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So, I got an email from the dealer on Friday saying that my Overland has arrived at the dock and should be available for pick up soon. That would be good except that according to the Wallenius tracking website it is sitting on the boat in the port of East London, South Africa and not due in Fremantle until 21 Jun. So either he is incorrect or he gave me the wrong e Number 4 months ago!
Redldr,

If its a Deep Cherry Red Diesel Overland with Light frost Beige interior and not built between 1 March and 14 April, take it.

Does sound like a e Number/VIN mix up though.

Whatever the case, hope it is all for the good from your perspective.

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Old 06-09-2014, 12:21 AM
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Hi all

Had my new jeep for little over a week now. Love the ride! Did 900 km so far. I have been checking the CV boots daily. No problems so far!! Fingers crossed.
Sounds good GCnewbie. Glad you're problem free so far.

Encouraging that the CV Boots are hanging in there.

There may be truth to the rumour that no Aust cars are affected ....

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Old 06-09-2014, 06:52 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

I have done 3,000klms and no issues with the CV boots
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Quick, slightly unusual question does anybody else find the clicking noise, from what I guess is the locking mech, in the indicator stalk to be louder than average?

I.e the click when you have your indicator on and turn and I guess a latch or ratchet style device clicks into place then again when you return to centre and the blinker turns off.

I don't notice it, the wife thinks it's infuriating she's dropping it off for a service tomorrow and plans on mentioning it so just thought I'd get a read on other peoples thoughts.

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Old 06-09-2014, 07:09 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Yeah, that aspect of the switchgear has Cheap written all over it. It's interesting how the little things can make such an impression.

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I read somewhere that Audi employ a team of people to test the switches/locks/buttons they use so they have a positive feel. .... I guess thats why you pay a few extra $$$$
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

While I'm bleating about switchgear... how did they manage to make the sunroof controls so unintuitive? My girlfriend's Beamer has one switch, and you could successfully operate it while doing a hot lap of the Nuremberg ring... pissed.

Twelve months on and I still have to look up and think about what I need to do to set it how I want

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I read somewhere that Audi employ a team of people to test the switches/locks/buttons they use so they have a positive feel. .... I guess thats why you pay a few extra $$$$
Not only that, Audi blindfold testers for interior checks, to make sure it all feels nice .
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

After picking up the Jeep on Friday, I did close to 500 kms in the last few days and so far no issues with the CV boots. Been checking religiously every evening. Drives like a dream.

hopefully they will continue to run like that ..

GCnewbie, I am heading over to your side of town (assuming you're in the west point cook area) sometime next week. i'll pm you my number.. will be good to put a face to a username
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