VW Golf 6 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

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Re: VW Golf 6 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

Post by Wolfburger » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:29 am

kingr wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:13 am
Wolfburger wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:18 am
kingr wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:19 pm
sbu.mah wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Looking forward to the write up on mk7

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Yeah, the car has been out long enough for us to research what the common issues are and do a nice write-up for potential buyers. Coming soon :wink:
Is there one available for Golf 5 Gti perhaps
VW Golf 5 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

Most of the issue are the same.

Thanks Mate i was about to just ask as im having issues searching for that thread.
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Re: VW Golf 6 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

Post by sbu.mah » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:34 am

Ian_F wrote:
sbu.mah wrote:If you find time please share some info on pre report on new cars, as I didn't know such things exist on warranty covers and why dealers don't disclose upfront and if that it's even legal

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There is an article on daily maverick written by a journalist about her BMW.

You need to read that.
Thanks Ian - went through it. It's quite evident that the SA motoring industry requires some serious regulation

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Re: VW Golf 6 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

Post by Mitch » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:36 pm

Belix wrote:Great post!
is there any warnings on the waterpump failure? Otherwise, what mileage should it be changed, to stay on the safe side?
Is the Camshaft Follower checked by the dealer during a service?
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Re: VW Golf 6 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

Post by s3 freak » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:02 pm

kingr wrote:
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s3 freak wrote:
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Didn’t know they suffered from cam follower failure? Thought this was only related to FSI motors?
Nope, same issue persist on the 2.0tsi engine. Golf 6 R is also affected by this issue.
Cam follower does not effect tsi motors only FSI...correct 6r and s3 is also effected as they are FSI motors...
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Re: VW Golf 6 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

Post by Titleists » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:47 am

s3 freak wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:02 pm


Cam follower does not effect tsi motors only FSI...correct 6r and s3 is also effected as they are FSI motors...
What is the difference between TSI and FSI? It's the exact same meaning. :hi:
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Re: VW Golf 6 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

Post by Belix » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 am

Would it not be just the Mk6s that use the older mk5 design engine, so the Ed35 and 6R?
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Re: VW Golf 6 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

Post by Ian_F » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:28 am

Titleists wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:47 am
s3 freak wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:02 pm


Cam follower does not effect tsi motors only FSI...correct 6r and s3 is also effected as they are FSI motors...
What is the difference between TSI and FSI? It's the exact same meaning. :hi:
EA888 vs EA113 motors is the best way to differentiate between them... Main differences below:

What changed from the FSI to the TSI?

Chain timing versus belt timing in the FSI
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1 down from 10.5:1
Engine Management: Bosch MED 17 from Bosch MED 9
Oxygen Sensors: Addition of one for a total of 3, from 2
Main bearing caps are now cross bolted to the block for additional strength.
Oil spray jets to piston undersides for improved cooling and lubrication.
More balanced cam shafts in the center of the block
Improved fueling system running the HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) off of a dedicated lobe on the exhaust cam.
Improved flowing cylinder head
Updated internals with less internal parasitic loss
Improved PCV system
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Re: VW Golf 6 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

Post by Titleists » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:57 am

Audi still refers to TFSI and they use the same engines as VW.

http://www.audi.co.za/za/web/en/models/ ... gines.html
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Re: VW Golf 6 GTI - Essential Buyer's Guide

Post by s3 freak » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:30 pm

Titleists wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:57 am
Audi still refers to TFSI and they use the same engines as VW.

http://www.audi.co.za/za/web/en/models/ ... gines.html
Hope Ian answered your previous question :hurray:

The new platform MQB- g7 gti/ A3/s3/ 7r etc all uses timing chain
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