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#5384 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta Wagon - Smells Like Cat Urine [ruking1]
Oct 21, 2007 (10:38 am)
Thank you ruking1 for the punny vote of confidence!
I have been piecing my life back together here after being kicked out of my home by hurricane Charley in 2004...so when this first came up, I was super busy. We both agreed to try cat repellent. I bought it for her ($15.00) and then she said she didn't want to try it. So, I have a friend who offered to power wash her vehicle underneath with Ammonia followed by Murphys Oil soap, and she declined that offer too.
I have pointed out that there are many cats in the neighborhood. I have asked her basic questions like, has she ever seen my cat spray her car? No. She says she has (4) witnesses, but she won't go so far as to say that they actually saw my cat pee on her car. The first time she brought it up, she said one of them told her that she had seen my cat walking by the tires...another "witness" saw my cat by her gate. It's all a bit thin.
My cats are learning to live inside night and day for the next 2 months. I could just imagine her cleaning her vehicle's carpets the week before the 2 months is up and telling me that everything is allright as long as my cats stay indoors.
#5385 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta Wagon - Smells Like Cat Urine [grayson1]
Oct 21, 2007 (5:37 pm)
Bottom line is that cat owners are inconsiderate. Cats turn an entire neighborhood into a communal latrine, kill song birds and other native fauna just for enjoyment, and spread disease to children and pregnant women. A cat's only positive contribution is to provide unconditional positive regard to the owner who cannot develop that virtue in his/her relationships with other humans. Whether your cats are causing the smell in your neighbor's Jetta is actually irrelevant. She has every right to demand that you keep your vermin off her property.
#5386 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta Wagon - Smells Like Cat Urine [grayson1]
Oct 22, 2007 (4:43 am)
I could just imagine her cleaning her vehicle's carpets the week before the 2 months is up and telling me that everything is allright as long as my cats stay indoors.
So what. What makes you think it is okay for your pets to roam the neighborhood? People with cats, dogs, or whatever should keep their pets on their own property.
#5387 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta Wagon - Smells Like Cat Urine [cosmo]
Oct 22, 2007 (4:47 am)
Your sweeping generalizations are unfair and inaccurate and there is no reason to refer to family pets as "vermin".
That said, it seems everyone, including the cats, would be better served in this situation if they became indoor cats. I know it's a difficult adjustment, but it would certainly solve the problem and keep the cats safer at the same time.
Personally, I don't think grayson has any reason to foot the bill for anything unless someone can offer absolute proof his cats are responsible.
#5388 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta Wagon - Smells Like Cat Urine [pat]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 22, 2007 (4:49 am)
How can a cat damage a locked parked car? I don't get it. I guess if it's a lion, it could scratch the paint?
#5389 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta Wagon - Smells Like Cat Urine [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 22, 2007 (4:56 am)
The neighbor says they are spraying the tires and underside of the car.
#5390 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta Wagon - Smells Like Cat Urine [cosmo]
Oct 22, 2007 (5:34 am)
Not a problem Cosmo (I like how we share part of our names:). Everyone is entitled to an opinion but what I like best is getting responses. It has been a wild 3 years trying to put it all back together since H-Charley.
If it helps, normally, my cats are out for 1 hour in the morning, then they come back in and sleep all day. Then they go out for 2-3 hours after dinner and come back in and sleep all night. I don't let them out in the morning when it is dark, because I don't want them to attack the bunnies. I've never saved or buried a bird during the evening time, and Tiger does kill rats - which we get a lot. I donate to the Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel Island whenever I can.
#5391 of 6655 Re: VW Jetta Wagon - Smells Like Cat Urine [pat]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 22, 2007 (6:25 am)
Rolling my eyes
#5392 of 6655 Help with Expansion Tank Hose
Oct 22, 2007 (7:11 am)
I have a leak on my 2000 Jetta 1.8T in one of my expansion tank hoses, the problem I am having is identifying what the hose actually is.
It come directly off of the expansion tank and Plugs into a caseing,I am not speaking of the typical upper and lower water hose, this is a pressurized hose that runs from the expansion tank and travels under the car and follows the frame work to about the middle of the car itself on the under side, I need to know what type of hose this is and what its purpose is so I can pruchase it when needed.
I have done work on all my Hondas and have never seen anything quite like this as there are a total of 4 hoses that go into the casing it is a much much smaller hose and extremely long.
Please any Help would be great.
#5393 of 6655 2002 Jetta Transmission Problems
Oct 22, 2007 (9:24 am)
I have a 2002 Jetta, automatic transmission with ~67,000 miles on it. Just this Saturday I noticed the gears were slipping (making a jerking sound) when thecar shifted from 1st to 2nd gear.
I took the car to the shop that my family has gone to for some years. They told me it could be either that the transmission fluid needed to be flushed or that there was a problem with the transmission. They were about to close so the owner asked me to bring the car Monday morning to flush the transmission fluid. Well on Sunday the jerking/kick back noise got a lot worse, and
the check engine light went on too. This morning the repairman told me the error he got was P1778 indicating the transmission is no good anymore.
So it looks like I need a new transmission.
My warranty information said the Powertrain warranty is good for 5 yrs/60,000 miles. Has anyone else had similar experiences/problems? Any luck in getting VW to cover the cost of changing the transmission. Or does anyone know of a good place to get the transmission replaced that isn't too expensive in the Washington DC area?. I hear transmissions can cost ~$4000-5000
By the way I looked up error code P1778 and supposedly it means "Solenoid EV7 Electrical Malfunction" - what does this mean? Does it actually mean the transmission is bad?