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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » November 14th, 2018, 6:23 am

I have been experiencing a noise ..not all the time but a louder than usual humming noise at low speeds at first when I start driving the car. At high speeds I don't hear it. Could it be the air condition and cold weather?

I think I figured a clue ..something to do with the ac. When I turn it off.... no sound.

I also found a video on youtube that sounds similar. Any thoughts?


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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby greggle71 » November 14th, 2018, 9:36 pm

Check the AC compressor

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Postby aaron17 » November 14th, 2018, 9:41 pm

Ok

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby bOOsTmaN » November 22nd, 2018, 2:27 am

drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:Hmmm indeed, I’m waiting on a call from them Monday about the status on the car hoping it’s just a mech update or reprogram and it’s fine....if not well goodwill should be the order of the day I guess, this is a known FAULT of these dsg units worldwide so let’s see what would transpire in my case.


Just refuse to pay for the unit and stick to your guns.



Did you pay BA for the unit? whats the status?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » December 2nd, 2018, 8:09 am

I have phillips xtreme vision 130 percent on low beams a long while now. It ok but in the rain...it fails..like driving blindly. What bulbs you all recommend? I was looking at a site deautokey ...saw hid and led kits made specifically for the type of car and housing/ halogen.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby quietdevil » December 2nd, 2018, 1:56 pm

I know this is a Jetta page but seeing as there is no Polo page, just posting here a link here for Volkswagen enthusiasts
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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby kamakazi » December 3rd, 2018, 12:46 am

aaron17 wrote:I have phillips xtreme vision 130 percent on low beams a long while now. It ok but in the rain...it fails..like driving blindly. What bulbs you all recommend? I was looking at a site deautokey ...saw hid and led kits made specifically for the type of car and housing/ halogen.
So I'm not sure how much whiter the light is from your original bulb... What I can say is that blue light refracts more than red light. So as the light source gets more blue, it is more difficult to see during rain as it diffuses more than a red light.

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kamakazi wrote:
aaron17 wrote:I have phillips xtreme vision 130 percent on low beams a long while now. It ok but in the rain...it fails..like driving blindly. What bulbs you all recommend? I was looking at a site deautokey ...saw hid and led kits made specifically for the type of car and housing/ halogen.
So I'm not sure how much whiter the light is from your original bulb... What I can say is that blue light refracts more than red light. So as the light source gets more blue, it is more difficult to see during rain as it diffuses more than a red light.
I am seeing 5000k. See link here....
http://deautokey.com/product/volkswagen ... on-hid-kit

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby kamakazi » December 3rd, 2018, 8:43 am

It will actually feel like you have less visibility in rain with a 5000k bulb vs stock halogen; as the light output is more blue than the yellowish halogen...also because it is hard to discern how far the light reaches in rain (unless you see the reflection in a vehicle in front of you).
I've installed projectors and 5000k bulbs in my Civic before and that was my experience

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » December 3rd, 2018, 8:51 am

kamakazi wrote:It will actually feel like you have less visibility in rain with a 5000k bulb vs stock halogen; as the light output is more blue than the yellowish halogen...also because it is hard to discern how far the light reaches in rain (unless you see the reflection in a vehicle in front of you).
I've installed projectors and 5000k bulbs in my Civic before and that was my experience
So i need a bulb with more yellow and higher than the brightness a halogen bulb outputs? Any suggestions of them in refector based?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby kamakazi » December 4th, 2018, 9:54 pm

I don't really have a recommendation... What I can say is that OEM bulbs are 4300k.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » December 4th, 2018, 9:57 pm

So no bulbs would perform well in a rainy night?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby kamakazi » December 4th, 2018, 10:03 pm

OEM hid systems use 4300k. for them to use that color temp means that it is acceptable, but personally I've never tried it

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » December 4th, 2018, 10:03 pm

Ok

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby juggernaught » December 7th, 2018, 7:37 pm

bOOsTmaN wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:Hmmm indeed, I’m waiting on a call from them Monday about the status on the car hoping it’s just a mech update or reprogram and it’s fine....if not well goodwill should be the order of the day I guess, this is a known FAULT of these dsg units worldwide so let’s see what would transpire in my case.


Just refuse to pay for the unit and stick to your guns.



Did you pay BA for the unit? whats the status?


Update
The car is still at BA, initial scans showed the mechatronik throwing a code, upon changing and replacing with a new mech unit problem still persisted, the technicians took down the gearbox and found that it’s the fork that went bad, there’s actually a bushing that falls apart after a while and that causes the mechatronik to stop functioning, so instead they have to do a rebuild on the gearbox.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » December 7th, 2018, 7:43 pm

Hmmmmmmm.

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Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby juggernaught » December 8th, 2018, 1:26 pm

The Jetta is a nice car I must admit, but some of the problems they come with are definitely not worth it in my opinion.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » December 17th, 2018, 11:52 am

Well my headliner is starting to fail at the lights in the back seat. What is the average cost to repair/replace? Sunroof type. Is it a hard process?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 17th, 2018, 2:08 pm

aaron17 wrote:Well my headliner is starting to fail at the lights in the back seat. What is the average cost to repair/replace? Sunroof type. Is it a hard process?


Not hard. Some diy online.

$2000-2500 over a day or two by a guy in Sando called Michael - 759-7264. My original failed in the same section as yours after 3-3.5 years. Unacceptable.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby drchaos » December 19th, 2018, 9:22 pm

juggernaught wrote:
bOOsTmaN wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:Hmmm indeed, I’m waiting on a call from them Monday about the status on the car hoping it’s just a mech update or reprogram and it’s fine....if not well goodwill should be the order of the day I guess, this is a known FAULT of these dsg units worldwide so let’s see what would transpire in my case.


Just refuse to pay for the unit and stick to your guns.



Did you pay BA for the unit? whats the status?


Update
The car is still at BA, initial scans showed the mechatronik throwing a code, upon changing and replacing with a new mech unit problem still persisted, the technicians took down the gearbox and found that it’s the fork that went bad, there’s actually a bushing that falls apart after a while and that causes the mechatronik to stop functioning, so instead they have to do a rebuild on the gearbox.


I guess this is why they say the oil last the lifetime of the gearbox ...
Cause the lifetime aint that long :x

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 19th, 2018, 9:30 pm

drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:
bOOsTmaN wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:Hmmm indeed, I’m waiting on a call from them Monday about the status on the car hoping it’s just a mech update or reprogram and it’s fine....if not well goodwill should be the order of the day I guess, this is a known FAULT of these dsg units worldwide so let’s see what would transpire in my case.


Just refuse to pay for the unit and stick to your guns.



Did you pay BA for the unit? whats the status?


Update
The car is still at BA, initial scans showed the mechatronik throwing a code, upon changing and replacing with a new mech unit problem still persisted, the technicians took down the gearbox and found that it’s the fork that went bad, there’s actually a bushing that falls apart after a while and that causes the mechatronik to stop functioning, so instead they have to do a rebuild on the gearbox.


I guess this is why they say the oil last the lifetime of the gearbox ...
Cause the lifetime aint that long :x


How the civic treating you?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby drchaos » December 22nd, 2018, 9:45 pm

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:
bOOsTmaN wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:Hmmm indeed, I’m waiting on a call from them Monday about the status on the car hoping it’s just a mech update or reprogram and it’s fine....if not well goodwill should be the order of the day I guess, this is a known FAULT of these dsg units worldwide so let’s see what would transpire in my case.


Just refuse to pay for the unit and stick to your guns.



Did you pay BA for the unit? whats the status?


Update
The car is still at BA, initial scans showed the mechatronik throwing a code, upon changing and replacing with a new mech unit problem still persisted, the technicians took down the gearbox and found that it’s the fork that went bad, there’s actually a bushing that falls apart after a while and that causes the mechatronik to stop functioning, so instead they have to do a rebuild on the gearbox.


I guess this is why they say the oil last the lifetime of the gearbox ...
Cause the lifetime aint that long :x


How the civic treating you?


real good so far in terms of reliability, dissatisfied with the CVT performance but it has been and should be very robust . Main issues is with the dealership and service.
I was worried if the CRV oil dilution issue would be a civic issue since they have almost the same engine but does not seem to be the case. Have been checking the oil to see if it increases between services and no strong fuel smell as well. Researched it quite a bit and it seems the timing, compression and boost pressures are different for the two engines and only the CRV seems to be affected. Also seems to be worse off than people expected, not only affecting cold climates
as New mexico and Arizona CRVs being affected as well.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 22nd, 2018, 9:50 pm

drchaos wrote:
Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:
bOOsTmaN wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:Hmmm indeed, I’m waiting on a call from them Monday about the status on the car hoping it’s just a mech update or reprogram and it’s fine....if not well goodwill should be the order of the day I guess, this is a known FAULT of these dsg units worldwide so let’s see what would transpire in my case.


Just refuse to pay for the unit and stick to your guns.



Did you pay BA for the unit? whats the status?


Update
The car is still at BA, initial scans showed the mechatronik throwing a code, upon changing and replacing with a new mech unit problem still persisted, the technicians took down the gearbox and found that it’s the fork that went bad, there’s actually a bushing that falls apart after a while and that causes the mechatronik to stop functioning, so instead they have to do a rebuild on the gearbox.


I guess this is why they say the oil last the lifetime of the gearbox ...
Cause the lifetime aint that long :x


How the civic treating you?


real good so far in terms of reliability, dissatisfied with the CVT performance but it has been and should be very robust . Main issues is with the dealership and service.
I was worried if the CRV oil dilution issue would be a civic issue since they have almost the same engine but does not seem to be the case. Have been checking the oil to see if it increases between services and no strong fuel smell as well. Researched it quite a bit and it seems the timing, compression and boost pressures are different for the two engines and only the CRV seems to be affected. Also seems to be worse off than people expected, not only affecting cold climates
as New mexico and Arizona CRVs being affected as well.


Reliability is a good thing. Enjoy that. Hoping my current ride is more reliable than the jetta.
What’s with the dissatisfaction with respect to the cvt?

Usual thing here with service. More often than not it’s never as good as it can and should be. Never heard of the fuel in oil dilution but will look it up now.

I see many new civics on the road. I like their taillights alot. Black civic at night with those taillights

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby drchaos » December 22nd, 2018, 10:11 pm

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
drchaos wrote:
Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:
bOOsTmaN wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:Hmmm indeed, I’m waiting on a call from them Monday about the status on the car hoping it’s just a mech update or reprogram and it’s fine....if not well goodwill should be the order of the day I guess, this is a known FAULT of these dsg units worldwide so let’s see what would transpire in my case.


Just refuse to pay for the unit and stick to your guns.



Did you pay BA for the unit? whats the status?


Update
The car is still at BA, initial scans showed the mechatronik throwing a code, upon changing and replacing with a new mech unit problem still persisted, the technicians took down the gearbox and found that it’s the fork that went bad, there’s actually a bushing that falls apart after a while and that causes the mechatronik to stop functioning, so instead they have to do a rebuild on the gearbox.


I guess this is why they say the oil last the lifetime of the gearbox ...
Cause the lifetime aint that long :x


How the civic treating you?


real good so far in terms of reliability, dissatisfied with the CVT performance but it has been and should be very robust . Main issues is with the dealership and service.
I was worried if the CRV oil dilution issue would be a civic issue since they have almost the same engine but does not seem to be the case. Have been checking the oil to see if it increases between services and no strong fuel smell as well. Researched it quite a bit and it seems the timing, compression and boost pressures are different for the two engines and only the CRV seems to be affected. Also seems to be worse off than people expected, not only affecting cold climates
as New mexico and Arizona CRVs being affected as well.


Reliability is a good thing. Enjoy that. Hoping my current ride is more reliable than the jetta.
What’s with the dissatisfaction with respect to the cvt?

Usual thing here with service. More often than not it’s never as good as it can and should be. Never heard of the fuel in oil dilution but will look it up now.

I see many new civics on the road. I like their taillights alot. Black civic at night with those taillights


Been out of it ... Whats the new ride???

CVT gives a big delay on take off and is tuned for economy ... Even in sports mode. Its like you need to convince the car you want all the powah. No insta kill acceleration like the jetta had even tho the HP is more.
NA tiida and I took off on green and for the first second or two I was seeing his tail lights. Jumped way ahead after the transmission decided it didn't want us to be embarrassed.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 22nd, 2018, 10:14 pm

drchaos wrote:
Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
drchaos wrote:
Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:
bOOsTmaN wrote:
drchaos wrote:
Just refuse to pay for the unit and stick to your guns.



Did you pay BA for the unit? whats the status?


Update
The car is still at BA, initial scans showed the mechatronik throwing a code, upon changing and replacing with a new mech unit problem still persisted, the technicians took down the gearbox and found that it’s the fork that went bad, there’s actually a bushing that falls apart after a while and that causes the mechatronik to stop functioning, so instead they have to do a rebuild on the gearbox.


I guess this is why they say the oil last the lifetime of the gearbox ...
Cause the lifetime aint that long :x


How the civic treating you?


real good so far in terms of reliability, dissatisfied with the CVT performance but it has been and should be very robust . Main issues is with the dealership and service.
I was worried if the CRV oil dilution issue would be a civic issue since they have almost the same engine but does not seem to be the case. Have been checking the oil to see if it increases between services and no strong fuel smell as well. Researched it quite a bit and it seems the timing, compression and boost pressures are different for the two engines and only the CRV seems to be affected. Also seems to be worse off than people expected, not only affecting cold climates
as New mexico and Arizona CRVs being affected as well.


Reliability is a good thing. Enjoy that. Hoping my current ride is more reliable than the jetta.
What’s with the dissatisfaction with respect to the cvt?

Usual thing here with service. More often than not it’s never as good as it can and should be. Never heard of the fuel in oil dilution but will look it up now.

I see many new civics on the road. I like their taillights alot. Black civic at night with those taillights


Been out of it ... Whats the new ride???

CVT gives a big delay on take off and is tuned for economy ... Even in sports mode. Its like you need to convince the car you want all the powah. No insta kill acceleration like the jetta had even tho the HP is more.
NA tiida and I took off on green and for the first second or two I was seeing his tail lights. Jumped way ahead after the transmission decided it didn't want us to be embarrassed.


A manual Mazda.

Surprised at that cvt though. I never liked them because of the rubber band feeling and the sound. Didn’t realize they were slower off the line at times.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby drchaos » December 22nd, 2018, 10:22 pm

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:
bOOsTmaN wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:Hmmm indeed, I’m waiting on a call from them Monday about the status on the car hoping it’s just a mech update or reprogram and it’s fine....if not well goodwill should be the order of the day I guess, this is a known FAULT of these dsg units worldwide so let’s see what would transpire in my case.


Just refuse to pay for the unit and stick to your guns.



Did you pay BA for the unit? whats the status?


Update
The car is still at BA, initial scans showed the mechatronik throwing a code, upon changing and replacing with a new mech unit problem still persisted, the technicians took down the gearbox and found that it’s the fork that went bad, there’s actually a bushing that falls apart after a while and that causes the mechatronik to stop functioning, so instead they have to do a rebuild on the gearbox.


I guess this is why they say the oil last the lifetime of the gearbox ...
Cause the lifetime aint that long :x


How the civic treating you?


MX-5 or manual mazda 3 ?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 23rd, 2018, 1:58 pm

Mx-5

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » December 23rd, 2018, 2:02 pm

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
drchaos wrote:
Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:
bOOsTmaN wrote:
drchaos wrote:
juggernaught wrote:Hmmm indeed, I’m waiting on a call from them Monday about the status on the car hoping it’s just a mech update or reprogram and it’s fine....if not well goodwill should be the order of the day I guess, this is a known FAULT of these dsg units worldwide so let’s see what would transpire in my case.


Just refuse to pay for the unit and stick to your guns.



Did you pay BA for the unit? whats the status?


Update
The car is still at BA, initial scans showed the mechatronik throwing a code, upon changing and replacing with a new mech unit problem still persisted, the technicians took down the gearbox and found that it’s the fork that went bad, there’s actually a bushing that falls apart after a while and that causes the mechatronik to stop functioning, so instead they have to do a rebuild on the gearbox.


I guess this is why they say the oil last the lifetime of the gearbox ...
Cause the lifetime aint that long :x


How the civic treating you?


real good so far in terms of reliability, dissatisfied with the CVT performance but it has been and should be very robust . Main issues is with the dealership and service.
I was worried if the CRV oil dilution issue would be a civic issue since they have almost the same engine but does not seem to be the case. Have been checking the oil to see if it increases between services and no strong fuel smell as well. Researched it quite a bit and it seems the timing, compression and boost pressures are different for the two engines and only the CRV seems to be affected. Also seems to be worse off than people expected, not only affecting cold climates
as New mexico and Arizona CRVs being affected as well.


Reliability is a good thing. Enjoy that. Hoping my current ride is more reliable than the jetta.
What’s with the dissatisfaction with respect to the cvt?

Usual thing here with service. More often than not it’s never as good as it can and should be. Never heard of the fuel in oil dilution but will look it up now.

I see many new civics on the road. I like their taillights alot. Black civic at night with those taillights
Never like the lights at the back.. the rest yes. Rather the rear of the new insight.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby kamakazi » December 23rd, 2018, 3:40 pm

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:Mx-5
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