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Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:48 am
by Phil
Hi guys.I have a problem with my Gti.Vehicle battles to start up usually while still warm.Cranks fine but battles to fire-up takes 2 to 3 attempts sometimes having to floor accelerator.No errors come up.Vw checked it out for me and said the only error that came up was a cam sensor position error,but what I find strange is that the error only appeared once a few days ago but the problem is now daily.Any ideas?Regards

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:10 am
by Titleists
The chain tensioner might be on the way out. Take it back asap before the engine fails to start completely.


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Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:49 am
by TimeShifter
Titleists wrote:The chain tensioner might be on the way out. Take it back asap before the engine fails to start completely.


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Do this like in yesterday!!!

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:15 pm
by ruan9n
Camshaft positioning sensor.... is there oil seepage coming from it? Take it out and clean it then reinstall and see what happens! It's a common problem across the world on 2.0tsi's, oil seeps past its little green gasket and into the sensor itself.

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:06 am
by hernandez
cam chain jumped 1 tooth, thus the fault and the hard start. 1 more tooth and engine is game over. Have seen this plenty times. Tensioner failure allows enough slack to jump. Check urgently

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:18 am
by Solo786
rather have it towed in rather than risk driving it

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:30 am
by ruan9n
hernandez wrote:cam chain jumped 1 tooth, thus the fault and the hard start. 1 more tooth and engine is game over. Have seen this plenty times. Tensioner failure allows enough slack to jump. Check urgently
Tata hasie :hi:

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:12 pm
by K.J
Is there a definite way to confirm this?

I have similar problem, but VW says they can't find anything wrong..

So it's a back and forth saga with nothing getting done, and OP and me would be in similar situation...
We can't wait for it to break before anything gets done

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:15 pm
by Titleists
K.J wrote:Is there a definite way to confirm this?
Yes, open up the motor.

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:00 pm
by K.J
Is there a way to convince VW to do this?

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:19 pm
by Titleists
K.J wrote:Is there a way to convince VW to do this?
Yes, you have to pay them. Unfortunately, they are not interested in doing anything before something breaks even when they know it's going to break.

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:20 am
by Phil
Hi,what doesn't make sense to me is the fact that if I try and start the vehicle as soon as I have stopped and turned it off ,it starts with no hassle.It only occurs when the vehicle has stood for a few minutes.Would this still relate back to the chain having jumped a tooth?Would I not notice any deficiency while driving if that was the case?

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:06 am
by Abnormal
The cam tensioner works with oil pressure.

Letting it stand for store time means the oil pressure needs to build up before it can tension the chain again.

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:56 pm
by hernandez
Abnormal wrote:The cam tensioner works with oil pressure.

Letting it stand for store time means the oil pressure needs to build up before it can tension the chain again.
revised part has spring now

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:00 pm
by K.J
What about possibly the hpfp?

Is supposed to prime when drivers door is opened, but i notice mines only starts when key is in ignition and in on position.

Phil, try putting key in on position for a few seconds and then start, and if it's better

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:25 am
by Phil
Problem sorted!

Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:17 pm
by Belix
so what was it the tensioner after all?

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:47 am
by Wisey
No guys

its a common issue on this engines...... the most failing parts could be fuel module or tank fuel pump ....

From my experience i ve got MK VI- GTi and MK VI-R

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:12 am
by Belix
there are so many supposedly common issues, it's getting hard to keep track of them all...

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:29 am
by panic-mechanic
Seeing wisey is new and probably trying to sell something we can probably expect at least 50 old posts resurected relating to anythin golf 6 and 7.

Re: Golf 6 Gti hard starting

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:41 pm
by RoyG6R
Hi Guys! I have recently got my Golf 6 R and its running well and smooth, just wanted to know why is it swings sometimes and the you gotta gas it and it starts...but doesn't occur all the time. I have asked VW as to whats up with this.