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  1. Not and ED30 either.

    mines an 80K Mkv GTi which has been remapped.

    i do about 80/20 motorway driving.

    have been driving it handy for the last while and have an average of around 41Mpg.

    nothing over 70/75 on the motorway, no quick starts etc.

    if i cane it, i get less than 100miles for 10Eur of petrol, approx 7.7 litres


  2. huzzah, apparently nothing, well nothing a pull bar couldnt sort out

    there is a bracket running across the exhaust channel, the stone hit there, and bent it up and it pinned the exhaust to the underfloor.

    once it was straightened the vibration was gone.


  3. hey,

    long story short, was parked in a field yesterday, on the way out, i drove into an unsighted hole in the feild and the underside of the car impacted on a rock.

    (i was doing about 5-10mph at the time)

    i had a look under the car, and there is no oil leaking, or other visable impact mark.

    it was on the left side, maybe 12-18" inches in, but might have been a bit more.

    anyway, the car drives fine, there are no un-usual noises, the steering feels fine.

    drove home yesterday, (100+miles) and all felt and sounded ok.

    however this morning, when i started the car, there was a slight but definate vibration when the car was in P, and strong in D, and shifted to N, and it felt like it was when it started. i drove it a little to see if there was anything up, and again it drove fine.

    when i lift off, there is an odd feeling, i know thats not very technical, but it just feels different.

    the vibration in gear is not there when its warm, and lift off feeling is.

    the car is due a service, but what can i ask the garage to look out for ?

    have i done any serious damage, or just mis-aligned something?

    thanks.

    P.S. i never went with the milltek in the end.


  4. mook,

    thanks for the info.

    have you got a milltek?

    is it a resonated or non. i spend about 70% of my driving time on the motorway, and have heard that the non-resonated can get a tad annoying.

    so thinking the resonated one would be the better choice.

    cheers.


  5. hi all,

    did a bit of digging around but did not find anything definite.

    my gti has been mapped, and thats all so far....

    been getting a bit itchy lately and was thinking about upgrading the air intake or the exhaust, eventually both will be done.

    however i am wondering which is the better starting point, i am not looking for a power increase, as the remap has taken care of that.

    i am looking to make the car a bit more drive-able, and i am wondering what would best suit the remap?

    i am currently leaning towards a cat-back milltek, then the TB or de-cat down pipe,

    or would i be best just biting the bullet and getting the full TB system? even though i would be parting with about 1500Eur, by the time it is shipped.

    all thoughts welcome.

    thanks


  6. hey all,

    just looking for some advice here.

    thinking about replacing the oem intakes on my car.

    o6 dsg gti. not really sure what i am looking for though.

    would this

    eBay.ie: Forge Turbo Hose Kit for VW Golf GTI 2.0 TFSI Audi A3 (item 320474278103 end time 13-May-10 13:55:47 BST)

    or this be sufficient?

    eBay.ie: Carbonio Stage II MAF to Turbo Intake Piping 2.0TSI (item 320474276695 end time 13-May-10 13:53:24 BST)

    now, someone recommended an ITG, which runs at about 400Eur, ~350stg.

    however in the same breath i was also told it would mean having to upgrade my fuel pump!

    now i felt at that moment as if i was being taken for a bit of a ride.

    any thoughts or suggestions around the type of stuff i should get.

    the car is remapped, its also a UK import, so apparently different to the one sold in southern Ireland

    thanks.


  7. had a similar issue myself, around the same mileage too.

    took it back to the dealer twice, they kept it over night too.

    they never found a fault, even though one mechanic, could feel it.

    the computer says no, so there was no problem...

    it seemed to be worse when the gearbox was hot, after say 20 mins.

    it felt like the clutch was juddering, like a manual dry clutch had a little oil on it.

    it just went away one day, never been back. 66Kmiles now

    might be no harm in changing the oil though.


  8. Who mapped it for you and have you spoken to them about the problem?

    If it started doing it after you'd had it wound back, that implies there's something not quite right with the map.

    Mook, yeah i spoke to him.

    sorry should have stated originally, that the map which was on, is similar to the one now, in that this loss of power was happening, but not as pronounced, then the map was tuned to the agressive one, and when it was put back this loss of power issues arose again, only more pronounced.

    ill go back and have another chat.

    thanks


  9. hey all,

    did a quick search, didnt return anything relevant, prob not searching for the right thing.

    06 GTi DSG, its been custom remapped, and the tumbler patch has been done.

    totally standard apart from the map, almost 65Kmiles. about 10-15 with the remap

    only started to notice this after the map, when under mid/hard acceleration and i change up a gear, there is a momentary pause before the car gets under way again.

    for all the world is feel like its taking a deep breath. its not so noticeable low down, but changing from 3rd to 4th, there is pause, then away it goes, same changing to 5th.

    now the car was a bugger to map, after the original map it only gave 210bhp, this was atributed to a steering angle sensor with a bad reading, this was reset, as well as a new dv being installed, he also had to increase the fuel rail presure slightly as it wasnt getting enough at high RPM's.

    after all this the car was nuts, lot of fun, but too undriveable.

    so i got it wound back, this is when the issue started to appear.

    car is behaving normally, if a little smokey when giving it the beans.

    the remap is a custom map, local guy highly reccomended, i got the original map wound back as it was just too savage, well he delayed until to higher in the range.

    its putting out about 240bhp and 270lb/ft at the moment.

    just wondering if its normal or something i should look out for

    thanks.


  10. got a local guy to do a download and clear the error

    anyone know how to read this stuff?

    Sunday,30,August,2009,17:38:05:20000

    VCDS Version: Beta 907.2

    Data version: 20090726

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Chassis Type: 1K0

    Scan: 01 02 03 08 09 15 16 17 19 25 37 42 44 46 52 56

    VIN: removed Mileage: 94320km/58607miles

    00-Steering Angle Sensor -- Status: OK 0000

    01-Engine -- Status: Malfunction 0010

    02-Auto Trans -- Status: OK 0000

    03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000

    08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000

    09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: OK 0000

    15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000

    16-Steering wheel -- Status: OK 0000

    17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000

    19-CAN Gateway -- Status: Malfunction 0010

    25-Immobilizer -- Status: OK 0000

    37-Navigation -- Status: Malfunction 1010

    42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000

    44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000

    46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000

    52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000

    56-Radio -- Status: Malfunction 1010

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 01: Engine Labels: 06F-907-115-AXX.lbl

    Part No SW: 1K0 907 115 J HW: 1K0 907 115 F

    Component: 2.0l R4/4V TFSI 0030

    Revision: --H14--- Serial number: VWZ7Z0F349

    Coding: 040300031C070060

    Shop #: WSC 00191 264 15243

    3 Faults Found:

    012599 - Intake Manifold Runner Control: Basic Setting not Completed

    P3137 - 001 - Upper Limit Exceeded - Intermittent

    Freeze Frame:

    Fault Status: 00100001

    Fault Priority: 0

    Fault Frequency: 2

    Mileage: 94231 km

    Time Indication: 0

    Freeze Frame:

    RPM: 0 /min

    Load: 0.0 %

    Speed: 0.0 km/h

    Temperature: 86.0°C

    Temperature: 42.0°C

    Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar

    Voltage: 12.192 V

    001602 - Sensor Reference Voltage A: Circuit: Low

    P0642 - 002 - Lower Limit Exceeded - Intermittent - MIL ON

    Freeze Frame:

    Fault Status: 10100010

    Fault Priority: 0

    Fault Frequency: 2

    Mileage: 94231 km

    Time Indication: 0

    Freeze Frame:

    RPM: 0 /min

    Load: 0.0 %

    Speed: 0.0 km/h

    Temperature: 57.0°C

    Temperature: 51.0°C

    Absolute Pres.: 1000.0 mbar

    Voltage: 12.319 V

    001089 - EVAP Emission Control Sys: Incorrect Flow

    P0441 - 002 - Lower Limit Exceeded - Intermittent

    Freeze Frame:

    Fault Status: 00100010

    Fault Priority: 0

    Fault Frequency: 1

    Mileage: 94306 km

    Time Indication: 0

    Date: 2000.00.00

    Time: 17:10:11

    Freeze Frame:

    RPM: 842 /min

    Load: 21.2 %

    Speed: 0.0 km/h

    Temperature: 88.0°C

    Temperature: 30.0°C

    Absolute Pres.: 1000.0 mbar

    Voltage: 14.351 V

    Readiness: 0000 0000

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 02: Auto Trans Labels: 02E-300-0xx.lbl

    Part No SW: 02E 300 043 C HW: 02E 927 770 AE

    Component: GSG DSG 070 1111

    Revision: 04507000 Serial number: 00000602111031

    Coding: 0000020

    Shop #: WSC 01279 785 00200

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 03: ABS Brakes Labels: 1K0-907-379-MK60-F.lbl

    Part No SW: 1K0 907 379 AA HW: 1K0 907 379 AA

    Component: ESP FRONT MK60 0102

    Revision: 00H13001

    Coding: 0004738

    Shop #: WSC 01279 785 00200

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 08: Auto HVAC Labels: 1K0-907-044.lbl

    Part No: 1K0 907 044 BD

    Component: ClimatronicPQ35 090 0808

    Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 09: Cent. Elect. Labels: 3C0-937-049-23-H.lbl

    Part No SW: 3C0 937 049 E HW: 3C0 937 049 E

    Component: Bordnetz-SG H37 1002

    Revision: 00H37000 Serial number: 00000005369640

    Coding: E58D0F2700041500001400001400000000087F075C

    Shop #: WSC 00000 785 00200

    Part No: 1K2 955 119 C

    Component: Wischer VW350 013 0402

    Coding: 00063445

    Shop #: WSC 00000

    Part No: 1K0 955 559 T

    Component: RegenLichtSens 011 1110

    Coding: 00207646

    Shop #: WSC 00000

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 15: Airbags Labels: 1K0-909-605.lbl

    Part No SW: 1K0 909 605 R HW: 1K0 909 605 R

    Component: 38 AIRBAG VW8 018 2200

    Revision: 02018000 Serial number: 0038MD08W628

    Coding: 0013112

    Shop #: WSC 01269 785 00200

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 16: Steering wheel Labels: 1K0-953-549-MY8.lbl

    Part No SW: 1K0 953 549 AG HW: 1K0 953 549 AG

    Component: J0527 034 0070

    Coding: 0012112

    Shop #: WSC 01279 785 00200

    Part No: XXXXXXXXXXX

    Component: E0221 002 0010

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 17: Instruments Labels: 1K0-920-xxx-17.lbl

    Part No: 1K6 920 962 D

    Component: KOMBIINSTRUMENT VDD 4312

    Coding: 0003403

    Shop #: WSC 00000 785 00200

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 19: CAN Gateway Labels: 1K0-907-530.lbl

    Part No SW: 1K0 907 530 F HW: 1K0 907 951

    Component: Gateway H10 0120

    Revision: H10 Serial number: 280010621606D0

    Coding: 3F0F0348070003

    Shop #: WSC 00908 210 72116

    2 Faults Found:

    01300 - Control Module for Navigation with CD-Rom (J401)

    004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent

    Freeze Frame:

    Fault Status: 00100100

    Fault Priority: 2

    Fault Frequency: 4

    Reset counter: 6

    Mileage: 93932 km

    Time Indication: 0

    Date: 2000.00.00

    Time: 16:24:59

    01304 - Radio

    004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent

    Freeze Frame:

    Fault Status: 00100100

    Fault Priority: 2

    Fault Frequency: 4

    Reset counter: 6

    Mileage: 93932 km

    Time Indication: 0

    Date: 2000.00.00

    Time: 16:24:59

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 25: Immobilizer Labels: 1K0-920-xxx-25.lbl

    Part No: 1K6 920 962 D

    Component: IMMO VDD 4312

    Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 37: Navigation (J0506) Labels: 1T0-035-680.lbl

    Part No SW: 1T0 035 680 A HW: 1T0 035 680 A

    Component: RNS-MID H04 1000

    Revision: AB001001 Serial number: VWZ6Z7G7347085

    Coding: 000004000000000000

    Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000

    ASAM Dataset: ------------------------- ------

    2 Faults Found:

    01042 - Control Module; Not Coded

    000 - -

    Freeze Frame:

    Fault Status: 01100000

    Fault Priority: 5

    Fault Frequency: 197

    Reset counter: 222

    Mileage: 88416 km

    Time Indication: 0

    00862 - Antenna for GPS Navigation (R50/R52)

    011 - Open Circuit

    Freeze Frame:

    Fault Status: 01100000

    Fault Priority: 5

    Fault Frequency: 254

    Reset counter: 223

    Mileage: 88437 km

    Time Indication: 0

    Date: 2000.00.00

    Time: 18:24:03

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 42: Door Elect, Driver Labels: 1K0-959-701-MAX2.lbl

    Part No: 1K0 959 701 L

    Component: Tuer-SG 024 2814

    Coding: 0000566

    Shop #: WSC 01279 785 00200

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 44: Steering Assist Labels: 1Kx-909-14x.lbl

    Part No: 1K2 909 144 K

    Component: EPS_ZFLS Kl.5 D06 1701

    Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 46: Central Conv. Labels: 1K0-959-433-MIN.clb

    Part No: 1K0 959 433 AJ

    Component: KSG 0401

    Coding: 11C802087F2D8405485AC69010CC

    Shop #: WSC 00908 210 72116

    Part No: 1K0 951 605 C

    Component: LIN BACKUP HORN H03 1301

    Part No: 1K0 907 719 C

    Component: Neigungssensor 005 0003

    Part No: 1K0 951 177 A

    Component: Innenraumueberw.005 0202

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 52: Door Elect, Pass. Labels: 1K0-959-702-MAX2.lbl

    Part No: 1K0 959 702 L

    Component: Tuer-SG 024 2474

    Coding: 0000566

    Shop #: WSC 01279 785 00200

    No fault code found.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Address 56: Radio (J0506) Labels: 1T0-035-680.lbl

    Part No SW: 1T0 035 680 A HW: 1T0 035 680 A

    Component: RNS-MID H04 1000

    Revision: AB001001 Serial number: VWZ6Z7G7347085

    Coding: 000004000000000000

    Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000

    ASAM Dataset: ------------------------- ------

    2 Faults Found:

    01042 - Control Module; Not Coded

    000 - -

    Freeze Frame:

    Fault Status: 01100000

    Fault Priority: 5

    Fault Frequency: 197

    Reset counter: 222

    Mileage: 88416 km

    Time Indication: 0

    00862 - Antenna for GPS Navigation (R50/R52)

    011 - Open Circuit

    Freeze Frame:

    Fault Status: 01100000

    Fault Priority: 5

    Fault Frequency: 254

    Reset counter: 223

    Mileage: 88437 km

    Time Indication: 0

    Date: 2000.00.00

    Time: 18:24:03

    End ---------------------------------------------------------------------


  11. hi all,

    06 Gti.

    just recently serviced, Wed.

    60K Miles, plugs changed too.

    DSG oil change.

    car running fine since, went to the shops this morning. didnt drive it hard.

    came out of shops, started car, was about 50 feet down the road when i noticed the check engine light was on.

    turned around and went back to car park.

    turned her off for 5 mins. key out. then restarted it, light still on.

    opened bonnet, no unusual sounds, apart from the normal ones.

    put hand to exhaust, no unusual smells.

    drove it home, about 8 miles, all ok. did not drive it hard.

    it does not feel down on power, but didnt want to give it the berries in case.

    the book says its an exhaust issue, o2 sensor.

    any thoughts.

    the car has been mapped, but that was about 2-3 months ago.

    it also had its DV replaced around that time, was it was no boosting properly

    nothing but E5 in it.(maxol petrol)

    there is a local who has a vagcom, gonna pop over to him and see whats what.

    i presume its ok to drive on short stints.

    thanks.

    james


  12. hey mooch,

    im in the south of ireland, i use a dealer in NI for servicing etc.

    they are about 40-50% cheaper then down south ...!

    thanks for the info though.

    i would have used the local guy, however as its the TB, i dont know, call me old fashioned, but i just feel happier getting it done in a main dealer.


  13. i rang a dealer, and they mentioned it to me, that it needs to be done at 60K, the book says 80k though.

    after all the questions below, ill be getting it done at the dealer now, as the TB needs to be replaced.

    thanks for all the info though.


  14. hi all,

    my 06 GTI is nearing service time.

    i would normally have had her serviced at the dealers.

    however, having had it recently mapped, and the mapper showing me some stuff that the dealer never cleared after the last service, well its left me unsure about them.

    the non-dealer is a pro performance shop, however i have not heard anything about some of the items they will be using and was wondering if anyone here might have some reviews, good and bad.

    they use miller oils, ITG air filters and endless brake pads, NGK plugs.

    its a 60K service.

    any info would be appreciated.

    thanks.


  15. happy new year all.

    hopped into the car this morning to head out.

    car turned over fine for ~10 secs, without starting, then the red low oil pressure light came on and STOP appeared on the dash.

    i didnt check the oil, as i had just cranked it so it would not read correctly anyway, but had checked it 3 days previous and it was between the min max level.

    turned off the car, took out the key waited 30 secs tried it again and it started fine.

    went to where i had to go, checked the oil a few hours later and it was between the min/max levels.

    i reckon no fuel was getting to the engine, but anyone experience anything similar or be able to shed more light.

    the car was serviced at 38K its now at 46K.

    thanks.


  16. i have done a 6 month test with Maxol E5, its 5% bio ethanol, about 99 octane.

    i have also used generic from a local garage for 6 months.

    without going into the nitty gritty, there was very little difference.

    if anything the generic gave slighly more MPG, and the E5 was a little smoother.

    cant get BP here, and shell v-power is just standard shell with detergent in southern ireland.

    consider there is about 6cent per liter in the difference between E5 and generic, i just run generic now.