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Volkswagen GTI, Hatchback
#81 of 185 Re: 2003 GTI 62k timing belt broke [denringer]
Apr 22, 2007 (5:48 pm)
what is up with this ? just a fluke? anyone else out there? besides that I have loved this car so far -first major repair. is this the future for me?
My 2003 Wolfsburg Jetta 1.8T has 92,000 miles on it, and I had the belt/waterpump/tensioner changed at 73,000 miles. The only noticeable item during that change was that the waterpump's plastic impeller was beginning to deteriorate (which can cause timing belt-related problems).
Some questions for you:
1) Did you change your oil every 5000 miles?
2) Did you use a VW 502.00 spec motor oil? (Hint: all of the oils on that list are synthetic)
#82 of 185 Re: Electrical issue [a_j]
Apr 23, 2007 (5:46 am)
Nope. It would not start again yesterday - Sunday. On Monday, right before the tow truck arrived, it started up fine. Anybody else with electrical problems?
#84 of 185 central locking probs
Apr 28, 2007 (10:58 am)
the car locks fine but when i open it the lock slams straight down again so have to pull the door handle quick as i turn the key , then carnt lift the door pin till the key is in the ignition then it lifts think it might be the central locking relay but dont know which 1 it is any ideas or any1 had the same and can put me strait , cheers
#85 of 185 golf gti mk3 , cutting out
Apr 28, 2007 (11:01 am)
my gti used to cut out but eventualy start again , it was the coil pack that was on its way out and once replaced totaly sorted the problem anfter many hrs of head scratching , hope this helps any1 with simlar probs
#86 of 185 Re: new vw gti problems [razortb]
May 25, 2007 (1:43 pm)
I bought one in October and LOVE it. I have had no problems at all with it. It drives great. The only issue is people want to see it all the time.
True there were issues in the past with VW's (I had a 97 jetta with lots of problems). They seem to have worked this out pulled the manufactutring back to Germany etc.
Any one car can be a lemon. I had a dealer buy back a 06 honda for that very reason.
#87 of 185 Maintanence costs
May 30, 2007 (11:12 am)
for those who have been taking their mkV gti's to the dealer,
how much is service running you? (oil changes/tire rotations)
what about scheduled serivce? (20k,30k etc)
#88 of 185 Re: Maintanence costs [eldaino]
May 30, 2007 (2:28 pm)
i took it only for 40,000 mi and it cost me $382. oil ch costs $52 whether at the dealer or mechanic (its mainly the cost of the synthetic oil 5w-40 $6.50/qt). pls note that i drive around 1000 mi/week so car gets good exercise !!! hope this helps - had the car 2006 gti mk V manual 6, for 14 months, put on 50,000 miles and the maintenence cost was 4 cents/mi (which included snow tires and rims $780) - in comparison, fuel costs ran at 8.8 cents/mile
#89 of 185 GTI Oil Change interval
May 31, 2007 (6:20 am)
I am a very proud owner of a 2005 1.8T GTI (5-speed). I currently have 20000 miles on my car and have been a stickler for oil changes (VW 502.00) at 5000 mile intervals. But I am going to be taking a road trip across the u.s. and was thinking about putting about 6000 highway miles in the car. basically, i am going to be driving to california from connecticut and back. do you think it is ok to go 6000 miles?
thanks for the help.
#90 of 185 Re: GTI Oil Change interval [nmrt]
May 31, 2007 (9:11 am)
it is your decision to make - but be careful of who you choose in CA to change your oil. i drive 800-900 miles a week 90% of it at high and sustained speed (no city driving for me)- i have been changing my synthetic oil 5w-40 at 6-7000 intervals without dire effects for 50,000 miles. word of caution - keep an eye on the oil level (i top it off when it gets 1/2 qt down) also, my 2006 GTI 2L turbo burns more oil when the oil is not clean (i.e. after 4-5000 miles after change) hope this helps --- have a nice trip, paul