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Paul_GTI

Help mk5 gti problem

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Hi all

I have a 2005 golf GTI, i noticed today that following filling the car with fuel - normal unleaded, that tick over became very lumpy and causing the car to rock.

Performance was fine and the rocking went away. Drove the car later in the day and everything again ok.

Got in the car this evening, car wouldnt fire up. It did eventually by giving it some gas but sounded like it was on 3 cylinders.

Called the AA who came out and belived it was one of the coils but unfortubately didnt have anything on his van to replace it with as they apparently a differnt size to standard VW.???

Im now concerned that a large bill is coming my way!!

Anyone any experience of this?

Paul

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If it is a coil pack it's a fairly common thing and not too expensive to replace them. When you get them from a dealer buy a spare! +++

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Thanks for the quick reply and tip.

Just wondering what the worst case could be..

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Don't know what the price of them is, someone in here will though. Cheers

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I had mine replaced under warranty, I think it was the coil pack? It's posted on here, so try a search... If I remember correctly it was sub £200... but covered by warranty.

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If it's a coil pack then it shouldn't be too costly. £120 - £200 from recollections of other's who've had replacements, depending on which dealer you use.

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It does sound like a coil pack fault and the part isn't actually that expensive, and it's relatively easy to fit too.

It shouldn't cost too much even at a dealer.

On a side note, you should use super unleaded in your GTi, 98 RON or higher and ideally Shell V-Power. Running on normal unleaded will cause the car to steal a few horses from you and also lose you some economy.

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Well after spending a day at IVC in leeds it came out that it was the fuel pump in the tank, so that was replaced at a cost of £230 inc labour and the GTI is back to her old self...

But yeah i have been trying to save a few pounds using normal unleaded (second tank) so i will put it down to the car being a little upset with me :-) so I shall be returning to Vpower.

Thanks for the comments

Paul

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Glad you got it sorted +++ Using 95 RON unleaded is a false economy!

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That's the first fuel pump i've heard of failing. At least it's sorted now +++

Strange it went after a refill though. I assume it wasn't contaminated fuel in any way though.

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