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Buying own parts for repairs at VW

Post by G-UNIT » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:23 pm

Hi,

My G7 went in for a diagnostic check after the EPC and check engine light came on.
My ODBII showed a cylinder 2 misfire.

They're now stripping the engine to further diagnose (NOTE: car is out of warranty)

I want to know if they now tell me something like the piston rings needs to replaced (which i suspect that this is the issue), can I source my own parts and get them to fit it?

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Post by PoloB » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:31 pm

If out of warranty yes most dealers do allow this but to their discretion, But they will most likely not give you any guarantee if you got the parts yourself. Only guarantee their workmanship not the parts
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Post by OettingerTDi » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:37 pm

PoloB wrote:
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If out of warranty yes most dealers do allow this but to their discretion, But they will most likely not give you any guarantee if you got the parts yourself. Only guarantee their workmanship not the parts
:iagree: I have done this before - cambelt replacement parts and brake pads.
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Post by G-UNIT » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 pm

Thanks, will wait for their diagnosis.
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Post by Unobeat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:26 pm

Hope things work out for you for the better.
Car was rather still young.

Has the car been serviced by VW all its life?
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Post by mueneni12 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:00 pm

This will be expensive - last time vw stripped an engine for me the bill came at around 6k without even any repair work starting.
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Post by 2SCOOPS » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:45 am

PoloB wrote:
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If out of warranty yes most dealers do allow this but to their discretion, But they will most likely not give you any guarantee if you got the parts yourself. Only guarantee their workmanship not the parts
what he said. Even RMI approved workshops adopt this as well.
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Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:06 am

Did They at do a compression test. ? Missfire can be many other things.
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Post by THANAS » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:37 am

panic-mechanic wrote:
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Did They at do a compression test. ? Missfire can be many other things.
Exactly this. Goodluck, a rebuild at a dealership is going to cost a lot, that money could be used to rebuild the engine with forged rods and pistons for the same price (or most likely, less).
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Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:49 pm

Dealer rebuild on that budget on R90-100k.
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Post by G-UNIT » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:35 am

8 K to strip the engine, no feedback yet on what the issue is.

yaases, 90 - 100 K ? I hope that's a joke.

Not sure if they did a compression test but they did find a lot of oil in the 2nd cylinder.
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Post by panic-mechanic » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:52 am

Definitely not a joke. I have seen more than one of those size invoices from vw.
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Post by Dale_VDUB » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:25 am

Got my golf 7 back this weekend also suffering with oil loss. Thankfully it didn't cost me anything. Repairs covered through the dealership. My issue turned out to be valve stem seals.

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Post by G-UNIT » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:31 am

It's not surprising that issues with my car started just after my warranty was over.
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Post by THANAS » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:34 am

Is the car still stock or modded at all?
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Post by G-UNIT » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:36 am

Car is stock, all services were done at VW at the same dealership.
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Post by Dale_VDUB » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:39 am

G-UNIT wrote:Car is stock, all services were done at VW at the same dealership.
Hopefully yours is valve stem seals as well

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Post by THANAS » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:43 am

G-UNIT wrote:
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Car is stock, all services were done at VW at the same dealership.
You may have a decent case for a Goodwill claim.
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Post by THANAS » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:44 am

Dale_VDUB wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:39 am
G-UNIT wrote:Car is stock, all services were done at VW at the same dealership.
Hopefully yours is valve stem seals as well

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It won't be, VSS don't cause misfire. And if they did it would be pushing out absolute clouds of smoke at idle prior to the misfire starting.
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Post by G-UNIT » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:54 am

THANAS wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:44 am
Dale_VDUB wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:39 am
G-UNIT wrote:Car is stock, all services were done at VW at the same dealership.
Hopefully yours is valve stem seals as well

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It won't be, VSS don't cause misfire. And if they did it would be pushing out absolute clouds of smoke at idle prior to the misfire starting.
The misfire just started last week Wednesday (when i had to take it in)
The valve stem seals symptoms seems to be exactly what I was experiencing prior to that.

A "good will claim" - Thanks will try to do some smooth talking :cool:

But i'm already on the service advisers bad side, ended up speaking to the dealer principal on Friday.
I should have kept my cool seeing that i would need to negotiate with them.
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Post by PoloB » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:03 am

Get hold of VW SA and ask who the dealerships Regional aftersales manager is and deal directly with him. He is the one who will need to authorize the goodwill claim for you in anyway.

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Post by G-UNIT » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:42 am

Soooo, feedback is that I need a new engine.
FML!

Going in tomorrow to see exactly why.
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Post by Rascal69 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:52 am

Eish, hope you get it sorted without breaking the bank!
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Post by G-UNIT » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:27 pm

Rascal69 wrote:
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Eish, hope you get it sorted without breaking the bank!
They probably need me to come in to make sure i'm sitting down when they give me the quote
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Post by THANAS » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:06 pm

Broken piston / broken ringland most likely. Wherabout are you based, this is about the time you need to start shopping around (if they aren't going to cover it or a major portion of it).
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