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Any one heard this? Apparently theall have a suspect cambelt that could go big bang any time soon!

Advice is not to drive them ........... any one confirm this?

STEVE......
 

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How do they miss something as serious as this?

Surely they run the things for miles and miles, hours and hours.

Looks like my decision never to buy another VW after the trouble with my R32 was a good one .........
 

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I've heard there is a pump problem; the screw which holds the tandem pump can come loose resulting in the engine seizing. I don't think it is a big problem as they have identified the fault and are rectifying it - shame they can't do the same with the poor rear end design of the car.
 

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On a 'VERY LIMITED' amount of new GTI's (specific chassis numbers) the bolt that holds the gear on the oil pump has not been torqued, so in order to save any future slagging they are advising not to drive the affected ones and get them fixed 'even before' the Pre-delivery Inspections.

The fix involves removing the sump and replacing the bolt and torquing it.

Edited - The earliest UK Dealers could have known was mid-day on Chrismas eve so for it to be on any forum is very up to date, well done members
 

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Yup.. tis true..

Was sat in the parts dept of my local dealers today (a close mate is the parts guy there..)

He said to me - "Seen the new GTi out there Dan ?"

"Sure have dude.. looks great in silver"

"Shame you can't drive it !" and he points to a notice on the wall issued by vw to all dealers advising of a fault with Mk V GTi's.. the problem is related to the oil pump drive (same as above I guess ?) and is gonna need recalling apparently. Off to a flying start eh !
 

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Same thing here.

Went to test drive the GTi today but was told they weren't allowed to drive it until a part came in next week [:(!] Seemed somewhat embarassed.

Went for a test drive in an RX8 instead [:D]
 

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Went to the local stealers today, no GTIs. They had 2 new GTIs last week - but both had disappeared today.

Was told they had all been recalled on Christmas Eve for a replacement part to do with the oil pump.

At least one will be back at the dealers tommorow apparently - at least I was told to call between 9:30 and 10:00 to check it was back in.
 

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Quote: posted by PhatPhil on 30/12/2004 13:02:17

At least they have found to fault, rather than denying it.

Quite right mate.. they are at least admitting it ! [:D]
 

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OMG! You would have thought quality checks etc would stop this nowadays.

Subaru still deny any problem in the MY98 Scooby Turbo's with noisy cams. At least VW have come clean. They know it would cost them more otherwise imo.
 

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it was probably picked up in the dealers and sent on a quality check form. by the time they had 2 go bang they probably realised there was a problem so it has been picked up by quality control.

and yes it was mid xmas eve cos we found out in the pub that afternoon.
 

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Quote: posted by weeloon on 28/12/2004 20:47:52

The earliest UK Dealers could have known was mid-day on Chrismas eve so for it to be on any forum is very up to date, well done members

if the stealers knew about it on Xmas Eve I guess most forums would have known about it last Easter. You know how informed the Stealers are. This would explain why I cannot book a test drive at the moment.
 
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