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Offline MA1694

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New owner - few questions
« on: 08 May 2021, 23:37 »
Hi all I recently purchased a 2010 Mk6 GTI. It’s a high mileage manual with 125,000 on the clock but the engine was replaced under warranty by VW at 45,000 miles back in 2012. The car has a good spec with factory xenons and adaptive DCC suspension. In the short time I’ve had it so far I’ve given it a full service, and had a garage change front drop links, ball joints and a CV boot. Also had tyres changed and alignment done. The previous owner had the clutch and intake manifold replaced.

A few questions I could do with some help on please:-
- The flywheel wasn’t replaced when the clutch was done I have no idea why. Is this something I should budget for?
- The garage pointed out to me that the clutch bite point was very low. They said it could just be a case of bleeding the system? What else could it be?
- The DCC shocks replacement cost scares me. How much can I expect to pay at let’s say TPS with a trade discount through a garage?

Thanks
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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #1 on: 09 May 2021, 21:24 »
Evening:

First off I'm no mechanic, but I've owned my 2009 Mk6 GTI (manual with DCC) since 2013.  It's done just over 170k miles.  I had my GTI's flywheel replaced with a clutch at 100k miles. 

This was following me asking the dealer to investigate what could be best described as a 'clonk' from the engine when I turned the ignition off.  This I was told was due to excessive play starting to take place in the dual mass flywheel.  It could be that yours doesn't have any play in it, or maybe the price of the flywheel part put the previous owner off changing it if it was only just starting to go?

I too was concered about the DCC shocks but fingers crossed I've never had a problem with them since owning my Mk6.

Cheers

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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2021, 00:17 »
Evening:

First off I'm no mechanic, but I've owned my 2009 Mk6 GTI (manual with DCC) since 2013.  It's done just over 170k miles.  I had my GTI's flywheel replaced with a clutch at 100k miles. 

This was following me asking the dealer to investigate what could be best described as a 'clonk' from the engine when I turned the ignition off.  This I was told was due to excessive play starting to take place in the dual mass flywheel.  It could be that yours doesn't have any play in it, or maybe the price of the flywheel part put the previous owner off changing it if it was only just starting to go?

I too was concered about the DCC shocks but fingers crossed I've never had a problem with them since owning my Mk6.

Cheers

Bluto

Hi thanks for the reply and good to see another high mileage Mk6 on here! Also good to read that your DCC shocks are still fine, it’s probably my biggest worry about the car if I’m being honest.

Have you had any other issues with your car? Any other suspension components needed changing? As for the flywheel personally it makes sense to replace it when doing the clutch but I suppose if there’s no play then I can understand why the previous owner didn’t.

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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #3 on: 11 May 2021, 06:03 »
Ive seen aftermarket shock kits some come with bypass plugs to bypass the system. I would expect these are now available seperate. So if you wanted to cheap out on the shocks in the future you could fit the bypass plugs and normal passive dampers.
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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #4 on: 11 May 2021, 21:34 »
I've had all four springs replaced on my 2010 Mk6 after both a front and rear one broke. I noticed a rattling start in the front, thought it was maybe a loose bushing or something, then heard a big clonk from the back while driving. Apparently it's a known problem with Mk5s although haven't heard people mention it on Mk6s. Also my alignment was way out of whack causing uneven wear on my old tyres. Went to get it aligned but both tyre place and local specialist couldn't free the rear adjustment bolts so had to buy two new rear arms. So... quite a lot of suspension work for me unfortunately :(
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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #5 on: 12 May 2021, 12:43 »
Ive seen aftermarket shock kits some come with bypass plugs to bypass the system. I would expect these are now available seperate. So if you wanted to cheap out on the shocks in the future you could fit the bypass plugs and normal passive dampers.

Do you have a link to any of these mate?

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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #6 on: 12 May 2021, 12:44 »
I've had all four springs replaced on my 2010 Mk6 after both a front and rear one broke. I noticed a rattling start in the front, thought it was maybe a loose bushing or something, then heard a big clonk from the back while driving. Apparently it's a known problem with Mk5s although haven't heard people mention it on Mk6s. Also my alignment was way out of whack causing uneven wear on my old tyres. Went to get it aligned but both tyre place and local specialist couldn't free the rear adjustment bolts so had to buy two new rear arms. So... quite a lot of suspension work for me unfortunately :(

Sounds like some big bills there! Did you replace with OEM genuine VW? And what was the mileage at the time?

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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #7 on: 12 May 2021, 15:44 »
Ive seen aftermarket shock kits some come with bypass plugs to bypass the system. I would expect these are now available seperate. So if you wanted to cheap out on the shocks in the future you could fit the bypass plugs and normal passive dampers.

Do you have a link to any of these mate?
sadly not as its over 10 years since i watched Steve Pound do this. Im sure if you look on google and search it out there will be a few solutions now. Especially for anyone who fits coilovers or airbags.
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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #8 on: 12 May 2021, 20:51 »
Sounds like some big bills there! Did you replace with OEM genuine VW? And what was the mileage at the time?
Yeah... cost more than £1000 altogether. I did get genuine VW parts, yeah. I considered getting lowering springs instead at the time, but then remembered I care about ride quality a bit now so went with stock replacements. Mileage was only 70k at the time. No idea why they went. Seems to be just age related on Mk5s, and I guess Mk6 too.
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Re: New owner - few questions
« Reply #9 on: 14 May 2021, 21:13 »
So had the car for a few weeks now. I have been doing exclusively short journeys 3 miles or so at a time. Getting around 20-22mpg. Does this seem normal?

I had the car VCDS scanned. Only engine fault code was for EVAP emissions intermittent. Engine management light isn’t on though. Anyone able to shed more info on this? Wondering if it could result in poor mpg.

The rear calipers don’t seem to be in good shape I doubt they’ve been replaced ever. I know that VW’s and Audis of this era had issues with sticking calipers, my old Mk5 and A3 had it. So thinking that could also be a cause…