Last post on Jun 08, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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Volkswagen GTI, Engine, Hatchback
#33 of 82 Re: 2003 Golf GT TDI [ally21]
Apr 01, 2010 (6:29 pm)
I'm guessing since this post is so old that you've probably gotten it taken care of, but in case someone else has similar issues I thought I'd reply. My car was doing the same thing (it's a 98 GTI, not turbo) and I put some HEET in the gas tank. That solved it (I actually just put it in because I live in WI and it's what we do in the winter, but there must've been some moisture in the gas line causing the shuddering. It was an unexpected bonus, and super cheap fix!).
#34 of 82 Engine problem
Jul 17, 2010 (8:56 pm)
I have 03 GTI 1.8T, while backing up car stalled would not start, engine turns over will not start. I have replaced all coils, engine crank sensor. No power to teh fuel pump or to the coils. Fuses OK. Not sure where ECM is or the relays to it. Fuel pump will run if power is hooked to it direct, but still no power to coils. VERY frustrated. Time belt done about 4,000 miles ago, it is fine.
#35 of 82 Re: Coil issues? [link963]
Jun 18, 2011 (11:27 am)
I have the same problem with mine right now, I have replaced the coils 3 times each and also changed the spark plugs. I was talking with some guys from auto zone and they said that it may be the alternator spiking voltage and blowing the coils, my mechanic is not sure what it is. If you find anything out please keep me posted and i will do the same for you.
#36 of 82 Re: Volkswagon "STARTING PROBLEM" [xiphoide]
Aug 03, 2011 (10:26 am)
It sounds like the exact same problem I am having with my 2009 GTI. It sounds irregular when I start the car. My friend thinks its the turbo ignition, but i have no idea.
Did you ever figure out what the problem was??
#37 of 82 Re: Volkswagon "STARTING PROBLEM" [bennettng]
Aug 03, 2011 (11:47 am)
There is no such a thing as "turbo ignition" so it is unlikely that's the problem.
Have you taken your car in to have the OBD-II codes read?
#38 of 82 Volkswagen GTI Engine Questions
Sep 13, 2011 (6:00 pm)
#39 of 82 2007 GTI - Fuel Requirements
Apr 05, 2007 (2:49 pm)
I just purchased a 2007 4 Dr GTI. Does anyone know if its ok to use 87 AKI fuel (which I think is regular). The owners manual says use nothing less than 87 AKI but the recommendation is premium. The service dept and VW "recommend" premium but what are the consequences of using something other than premium?
#40 of 82 Re: 2007 GTI - Fuel Requirements [rmfolk]
Apr 05, 2007 (5:31 pm)
When using fuel other than premium, the engine's electronics will automatically adjust and "de-tune" the engine in order to prevent the occurence of "knocking". The consequence of this is a reduction in gas mileage.
For that reason, with the exception of my first VW (1975 Scirocco Mk1), every VW I've owned (1987 Golf GT) or currently own (1997 Jetta Trek w/performance chip) and (2003 Wolfsburg Jetta 1.8T) have run on premium fuel exclusively.
#41 of 82 Re: 2007 GTI - Fuel Requirements [600kgolfgt]
Apr 06, 2007 (5:59 am)
Thank you for the clarification!
#42 of 82 2008 GTI purchase and dealer charges
May 28, 2007 (8:12 pm)
I am awaiting on an order for a 2008 GTI. The dealer internet rep has e-mailed the invoice for the vehicle and there are 2 charges that I am not familiar with. They are; SVCDA fund and Port prep fee and gas. Can anyone tell me about these two charges particularly the later. I think these are questionable charges.