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Offline RS ZWEI

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2017, 10:42:55 am »
We did call it I guess. But at least it's getting resurrected. Which is awesome to see indeed.

If a car is stock or at the very least tuned well?
Cars can run for high mileage.

Mk4 GTI was sold @ 298,000kms still on clutch installed @ 90,000kms by previous owner. Tuned and running 20psi boost. Had the car for 7 years.
MK5 GTI close to 200,000kms, still on original engine, gearbox, clutch packs and turbo. Running peak 22psi boost. 5 years later, nothing but serviceable parts only.

So that might ring true for a crapanese car. Thankfully these GTI's are fairly reliable.

The biggest issue with the TSI engine of above? IS ran too lean from factory. Then get told by idiots at car yard you can run 95 or even 91 octane. When they ping even with 98 on factory tune. The timing chain tensioner issue due to low oil pressure, indeed did not help the cause either.

The car should run on 95.
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Offline Worms

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2017, 11:46:20 am »
A mate of mine has a 1.4TSI and just had to have the timing chain replaced. Apparently it was stretched and so the timing was out more than the VVT could compensate for. So another timing chain issue.

Very common :-(

On lots of cars too. I'd rather have a belt - at least it's cheap and easy to replace at the right time. There are plenty of new engines that have chain issues, and sometimes at very low mileages.

I did my R32 chains as a precaution, but they were fine. Seemed silly not to while the engine was out anyway - parts are cheap, but the labour isn't if you pay to have it done!!!

Offline GLIDN

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2017, 01:41:08 pm »
The car should run on 95.


Would need to check my mk5 brochures I have in lockup.
However were rated @98 same as mk5 gti.
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Offline Lemieux_66

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2017, 01:49:16 pm »
So i'm in the market for a new car. ...

New pistons were all in and when we was doing the timing, he found 2 valves weren't seated properly, turns out they were bent, so he replaced those and went about his business before retiring for the night..All that was left was to put all the hoses back on and do an oil change and a final check...... and his ******* garage caught fire. 
 
Fingers crossed Insurance plays nice, they've had the car at the assessor for a few days now. I'm pretty stressed out as i was expecting a phone call saying come and pickup your car, but it was "umm I don't know how to tell you this, but we had a fire at out house last night".
My car completely gutted one side of his car is all warped etc. Everything coated in soot and he's probably gonna need a new garage!











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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2017, 01:59:19 pm »
aren't the chains supposed to last 200,000km?

Offline McDoof

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2017, 04:30:18 pm »
Looks drivable. I think you can resuscitate it.
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Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2017, 05:52:55 pm »
So i'm in the market for a new car. ...

Mk5 GTI if you can afford one. It's the car that the twin charged 1.4 wishes it was.

Offline Lemieux_66

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2017, 08:54:15 am »
So i'm in the market for a new car. ...

Mk5 GTI if you can afford one. It's the car that the twin charged 1.4 wishes it was.

What's the GTI equivalent in Wagon form? As I don't think I have any luck looking for a GTI Wagon.

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2017, 09:40:16 am »
The 2.0TSI is the GTI equivalent wagon. Same engine in the wagon body.

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Offline McDoof

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2017, 01:05:43 pm »
I still wonder what the VW design team was smoking when they made the rear end of the MK5 Variant. All it needed was some Passat style rear lights and it would have sold in droves.

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2017, 03:58:39 pm »
What's the GTI equivalent in Wagon form? As I don't think I have any luck looking for a GTI Wagon.

I'm selling a black 2.0t wagon if you're interested. Posting on Trademe shortly, will edit and add link.
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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2017, 11:51:26 pm »
Might want to amend your ad to Mk7 wheels instead of Mk6

Cheers, will do!
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Offline Lemieux_66

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Re: fix options for low compression MKV 1.4 TSI Twincharged
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2017, 10:16:19 am »
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1366074083&ed=true

That looks like a beauty!   
My budget is only 7.5K-8K so that's out of my league, but would have definitely taken a hard look at it otherwise.