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Unread 08-10-2008, 03:07 AM   #1
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Default VW Golf 1.6 fsi SE problem

I recently bought a Golf 1.6 fsi SE, 3 yrs old with only 16000 mls on the clock. However I have taken the car back to the VW dealer a couple of times as the engine sounds like it's pinking when I change gear to go up a hill or on a flat surface when changing up the gears. Also the engine revs high when I change from 1st to 2nd gear even though my foot is off the accelarator. The engine rattle was first diagnosed as a loose clutch cable by the VW service department and then they said the wrong petrol was put in when I took it back a second time. I was told to use V max from Esso which I did but the pinking has not gone. In fact it sounds like it's getting worse. As for the high revving between changing gears they said this is normal with this model though in mine it is more exaggerated.
Any ideas as to what is causing these problems, is this something the dealership should have sorted out when I first took the car back to them. Are they trying to avoid an expensive repair bill.

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Unread 08-10-2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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A lot of things can cause a pinging niose I would have to do a diag. Dealers usually are really good on pattern failure and have a hand full of guys that are OK or real good masters. If you keep bring your car to the same place forget it ounce a mech seen a car m ost other guys won't go near it and if they do it's half ass work.
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