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Offline VW henz

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Hi guys, hopefully someone can help and maybe offer a bit of insight on my current predicament. I just purchased a Ď2005 Golf GTií , went to the local Gull station (Ti Rakau Dr) and after filling it up with Ďunleaded 98í noticed the Ďengine lightí showing as I turned the vehicle on to leave. Did I use the incorrect fuel or is it possible that there is another reason why the Ďengine lightí would have appeared. I drove around for about 20mins afterwards and didn't notice any change in the way it drove or in performance. Anyone have any idea what the problem could be or what I could do to resolve it. All help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Offline the phantom

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 08:14:28 am »
I routinely used Gull 98 in my 2008 GTI without any issues whatsoever
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Offline Naekyr

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 08:58:21 am »
you need to scan the car to see what codes pop up

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 11:38:53 am »
If the gull on ti rakau drive is local to you, then I can scan your car you. Iím near botany shops. Iíve sent you a personal message.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2018, 11:42:56 am by The Red Warrior »

Offline silvergti

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 10:56:57 pm »
Did you overfill by any chance?

Same thing happened to me when i first purchased my car. I was so used to overfilling my prev car (old habits die  hard) and didnt know it would throw up codes until i did a bit of googling

Offline Naekyr

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 08:24:16 am »
Is that a thing? I just press the little button in and let it fill up the tank automatically and then it the button pops out when its full or do you then go and press again to put more in after the pump has told you the car is full?

Offline brian

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 09:14:48 am »
Is that a thing? I just press the little button in and let it fill up the tank automatically and then it the button pops out when its full or do you then go and press again to put more in after the pump has told you the car is full?
If I'm going on a trip I brim my tank....usually squeeze in quite a lot more after the 'auto stop'
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Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 11:02:13 am »
Is that a thing? I just press the little button in and let it fill up the tank automatically and then it the button pops out when its full or do you then go and press again to put more in after the pump has told you the car is full?

For these cars in particular (and probably plenty of other VAG cars) yes, itís a thing. There is a thread about it on this forum somewhere where GLIDN mentions exactly what happens and what can be done about it.
But suffice to say, if you let the pump auto stop and then donít put any more in after that it will be fine.

Offline ERRRNO

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 10:04:21 am »
Try tightening your fuel cap properly. Its a common mistake.

Otherwise feel free to pop around and ill explain to you how to fix your issue in person.

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Offline ziptie.nz

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2018, 10:12:53 am »
lol
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Offline Rigpig

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2018, 12:48:35 pm »
I have this exact same issue, bought a Mk5 GTi for my partner for Christmas, drives wonderfully but filled with GULL Force 10 at Titirangi and almost instantly the light came on. I did the overfill thing as well. Itís a habit 🙂 Is there a resolution to this, canít get scanned until after the Christmas break ☹️

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Offline GLIDN

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2018, 02:30:44 pm »
I have this exact same issue, bought a Mk5 GTi for my partner for Christmas, drives wonderfully but filled with GULL Force 10 at Titirangi and almost instantly the light came on. I did the overfill thing as well. It’s a habit 🙂 Is there a resolution to this, can’t get scanned until after the Christmas break ☹️

Thanks

Yes, don't overfill the tank. Common issue as it blocks the breather hose from carbon cannister to gas tank. Which will be why you received the dreaded P0441 error code.
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Offline Rigpig

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2018, 11:35:06 am »
Thanks, so If thatís the error I can just get it cleared with no worries?

I have an OBDC scanner somewhere, cheap Bluetooth device from trademe. Will that work with a Golf or do I need to take it to a mechanic?

Thanks again.
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Offline Rigpig

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Re: Please help!! 2005 Golf GTI engine light after filling with 98 from Gull..
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2018, 06:54:50 am »
Yes, don't overfill the tank. Common issue as it blocks the breather hose from carbon cannister to gas tank. Which will be why you received the dreaded P0441 error code.

That was the exact error, now reset. Thanks for the reply.

I wonít overfill again 🙄
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