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Offline seabrook132

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2940 on: 08 November 2018, 08:57 »
Now that’s impressive David! I wasn’t trying at all on Monday when I took that shot but even with trying I haven’t seen an average above 43 - 44ish. I tend to average 32 - 34 most of the time.

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2941 on: 13 November 2018, 08:18 »
I think I may have issues then as I'm lucky to get over 25 on the motorway and under 20 on the urban commute???   :sad:

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2942 on: 16 November 2018, 09:33 »
Car trouble today; engine management light, rough idle, white smoke.

Being recovered, any ideas? I guess a chain problem would mean no start.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2943 on: 16 November 2018, 13:30 »
Sounds more like turbo fail
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2944 on: 16 November 2018, 17:03 »
I would be upset at 44,000 miles, full history.

Its seven years old, any hope of good will?
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2945 on: 16 November 2018, 19:46 »
Wouldn't think so from VW unless you have the extended warranty.  If you have used the same Dealers they may give you a good will for loyalty but it may still be more expensive than a specialist would be. A good master tech and/or diagnistics will be able to diagnose the cause.
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2946 on: 22 November 2018, 18:01 »
Sounds more like turbo fail

Dealer states: problems with cylinder 3 and 4, possibly locked injector?

However, fault cannot be replicated from cold this morning, so collecting tomorrow with the £60 diag fee.

So, what causes this? bad petrol, carbon deposits, failing injectors?

Should I be thinking of paying £350 for the VW extended warranty?

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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2947 on: 23 November 2018, 11:56 »
Ask them for a copy of the diagnostic report as it should have logged fault codes. Then from the fault codes you could find a lists of maybe probable causes.
A vw specialist maybe a better bet than a main dealer as they will probably have seen this before and will know how to diagnose faults
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2948 on: 29 November 2018, 12:00 »
I think I may have issues then as I'm lucky to get over 25 on the motorway and under 20 on the urban commute???   :sad:

Just got back from Cornwall - average speed 61mph and 38.1mpg on 332miles. Started on a full tank and saying 100miles left! Just about all on dual carriageway and motorway so fairly steady cruising but some stop start in M5/M6 roadworks. Think you may have a problem Chaliemk6. Could it be a strong right foot? :smiley:
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Re: What have you done to your Mk6 today then?
« Reply #2949 on: 04 December 2018, 11:48 »
Finally got around to replacing my worn wishbone bushes to powerflex ones, got a great deal on black friday ! https://powerflexstore.co.uk/volkswagen/golf-mk6-5k-2009-2012/powerflex-front-wishbone-rear-bush-golf-mk6-5k-2009-2012-pff85-502/