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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » July 22nd, 2017, 7:31 pm

Original replacement would drop in the same time or less.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » July 22nd, 2017, 8:02 pm

So what's the better option?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » July 23rd, 2017, 1:57 am

aaron17 wrote:So what's the better option?


I have never heard reports of the local guys' works failing in the same manner/timeframe as the factory installation. They use different glues. Go with the local guys if your headliner drops as opposed to paying more for the OEM part that will fail again.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby greggle71 » July 23rd, 2017, 7:46 am

I was very satisfied by the guy's work from south as well

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby ras_elmo » July 24th, 2017, 6:48 am

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
aaron17 wrote:So what's the better option?


I have never heard reports of the local guys' works failing in the same manner/timeframe as the factory installation. They use different glues. Go with the local guys if your headliner drops as opposed to paying more for the OEM part that will fail again.


I didn't think of it that way...will get references and see if they are the better option. See why people stalk you on these forums....

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby A33_VQ35 » August 4th, 2017, 2:51 am

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » August 7th, 2017, 2:59 pm

I always questioning myself this and I need a definite answer from you all.
The last tyre service(align and balance ) was one May and its 32829km.
When should I schedule the next service?

And how to check if I need to go before the time? The service guy told me it was pulling to the left. I didn't even notice it. Maybe there is a better indication?Thanks in advance.

Oh yea, I drive through some bad roads on a daily basis even though 75 percent is smooth and highway roads.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby neexis » August 9th, 2017, 5:43 am

aaron17 wrote:I always questioning myself this and I need a definite answer from you all.
The last tyre service(align and balance ) was one May and its 32829km.
When should I schedule the next service?

And how to check if I need to go before the time? The service guy told me it was pulling to the left. I didn't even notice it. Maybe there is a better indication?Thanks in advance.

Oh yea, I drive through some bad roads on a daily basis even though 75 percent is smooth and highway roads.

Did you ever lightly hold the steering wheel and feel it pulling to the left?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » August 9th, 2017, 6:09 am

I did on a flat straight road but nothing really happened like pulling.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » August 16th, 2017, 12:27 pm

Just wanna confirm something...
I can't recall but is the front passenger door supposed to close like the driver door? The driver one, you don't slam it ..you close it half way and it closes. If it is , I am thinking to check the seals.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby greggle71 » October 22nd, 2017, 10:29 am

The dreaded EPC light is on again, 70k mileage, any thoughts?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » October 22nd, 2017, 12:36 pm

Does it clear if you switch off then switch back on vehicle?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby A33_VQ35 » October 22nd, 2017, 1:48 pm

greggle71 wrote:The dreaded EPC light is on again, 70k mileage, any thoughts?

If no apparent obvious problems, misfires etc, then u have to get it scanned. Makes no sense speculating

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » October 22nd, 2017, 5:04 pm

That too. Hopefully it’s just an ignition coil.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby greggle71 » October 22nd, 2017, 10:06 pm

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:Does it clear if you switch off then switch back on vehicle?

Yea it switched off again, only came on once

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Boost Junkies TT » October 25th, 2017, 10:46 am

greggle71 wrote:The dreaded EPC light is on again, 70k mileage, any thoughts?

Do a compression test pal. Get confirmation that all cylinders are healthy one time.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » October 27th, 2017, 10:01 am

greggle71 wrote:
Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:Does it clear if you switch off then switch back on vehicle?

Yea it switched off again, only came on once


My guess is ignition coil. Get the car scanned ASAP.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby simplejack » October 27th, 2017, 1:00 pm

Guys,

Someone in work is selling their 2012 Jetta and they said the following lights are on "ABS, Steering Angle and Stability dash indicators"

Your thoughts on the cost to fix/replace those possible sensors or issues?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby drchaos » October 27th, 2017, 4:31 pm

simplejack wrote:Guys,

Someone in work is selling their 2012 Jetta and they said the following lights are on "ABS, Steering Angle and Stability dash indicators"

Your thoughts on the cost to fix/replace those possible sensors or issues?


My thoughts we be to run ... run far from dat.
You need to scan for a diagnosis.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby neexis » October 31st, 2017, 5:42 am

simplejack wrote:Guys,

Someone in work is selling their 2012 Jetta and they said the following lights are on "ABS, Steering Angle and Stability dash indicators"

Your thoughts on the cost to fix/replace those possible sensors or issues?

Did they change the battery recently?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby simplejack » October 31st, 2017, 10:54 am

neexis wrote:
simplejack wrote:Guys,

Someone in work is selling their 2012 Jetta and they said the following lights are on "ABS, Steering Angle and Stability dash indicators"

Your thoughts on the cost to fix/replace those possible sensors or issues?

Did they change the battery recently?


It is a company car and yes they said they changed the battery recently.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby A33_VQ35 » October 31st, 2017, 4:47 pm

The battery change will cause all the lights mentioned to come on. But they will come off when u take the first drive after

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby neexis » October 31st, 2017, 5:11 pm

simplejack wrote:
neexis wrote:
simplejack wrote:Guys,

Someone in work is selling their 2012 Jetta and they said the following lights are on "ABS, Steering Angle and Stability dash indicators"

Your thoughts on the cost to fix/replace those possible sensors or issues?

Did they change the battery recently?


It is a company car and yes they said they changed the battery recently.


Sometimes you have to do a steering angle sensor reset

Turn the steering wheel fully left, then fully right, and drive for a short distance at 15-20 km/h.



This had happened to me and the above didn't work. Took it to the dealer and they thought the steering rack was bad... so they replaced it and the fault still didn't go away. They put the old rack back in and contacted VW Germany. On their recommendation, the car's software was updated... and everything was back to normal.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby A33_VQ35 » October 31st, 2017, 10:48 pm

I've seen people had their software updated. Anyone can shed light on what is updated or possible benefits? I've heard of updates to correct misfires

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby simplejack » November 1st, 2017, 6:49 am

neexis wrote:
simplejack wrote:
neexis wrote:
simplejack wrote:Guys,

Someone in work is selling their 2012 Jetta and they said the following lights are on "ABS, <a class="vglnk" target="_blank" href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=steering" rel="nofollow"><span>Steering</span></a> Angle and Stability dash indicators"

Your thoughts on the cost to fix/replace those possible sensors or issues?

Did they change the <a class="vglnk" target="_blank" href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050890.m570.l1313.TR10.TRC0.A0.H0.Xbattery.TRS0&_nkw=battery&_sacat=6000" rel="nofollow"><span>battery</span></a> recently?


It is a company car and yes they said they changed the <a class="vglnk" target="_blank" href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050890.m570.l1313.TR10.TRC0.A0.H0.Xbattery.TRS0&_nkw=battery&_sacat=6000" rel="nofollow"><span>battery</span></a> recently.


Sometimes you have to do a <a class="vglnk" target="_blank" href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=steering" rel="nofollow"><span>steering</span></a> angle sensor reset

Turn the steering wheel fully left, then fully right, and drive for a short distance at 15-20 km/h.



This had happened to me and the above didn't work. Took it to the dealer and they thought the steering rack was bad... so they replaced it and the fault still didn't go away. They put the old rack back in and contacted VW Germany. On their recommendation, the car's software was updated... and everything was back to normal.
A33_VQ35 wrote:The battery change will cause all the lights mentioned to come on. But they will come off when u take the first drive after


thanks!!

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby greggle71 » November 7th, 2017, 11:32 pm

So update on the dreaded EPC light, vehicle failed the compression test and engine has to be rebuilt....... AGAIN.

This would be the second time in 2 years, applying for goodwill again. Hopefully my immaculate service record will come through for me.

5 years of ownership
2 engine rebuilds
1 mechatronic failure
2 door lock actuator replacements
1 hood liner replacement

At this stage I not even vex, car just unreliable.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby aaron17 » November 7th, 2017, 11:53 pm

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » November 8th, 2017, 6:14 am

greggle71 wrote:So update on the dreaded EPC light, vehicle failed the compression test and engine has to be rebuilt....... AGAIN.

This would be the second time in 2 years, applying for goodwill again. Hopefully my immaculate service record will come through for me.

5 years of ownership
2 engine rebuilds
1 mechatronic failure
2 door lock actuator replacements
1 hood liner replacement

At this stage I not even vex, car just unreliable.


I’m surprised at two engine rebuilds. Same cylinder as the last time ?

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby Pointman-IA » November 8th, 2017, 6:57 am

Wow... BA loves you.

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Re: Pros and Cons of new 1.4 tsi Jetta

Postby greggle71 » November 8th, 2017, 9:54 pm

Allergic2BunnyEars wrote:
greggle71 wrote:So update on the dreaded EPC light, vehicle failed the compression test and engine has to be rebuilt....... AGAIN.

This would be the second time in 2 years, applying for goodwill again. Hopefully my immaculate service record will come through for me.

5 years of ownership
2 engine rebuilds
1 mechatronic failure
2 door lock actuator replacements
1 hood liner replacement

At this stage I not even vex, car just unreliable.


I’m surprised at two engine rebuilds. Same cylinder as the last time ?


Not sure, they only said it failed the compression test. Same rebuild as the last time.

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