2.0t FSI Engine Common Problems to Look out for on VW and Audi’s

August 7, 2015
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The VW and Audi 2.0T FSI engine is found in so many models (listed below).  If youre not sure if your vehicle has the FSI or TSI engine take a look at the picture above.  If your engine does not look like this one you likely have a TSI engine, and you can find TSI common problems HERE.  Listed below are some common issues with the FSI engine that you might consider looking out for.  This will help ensure that you have all the knowledge you need to maintain and repair your 2.0T FSI engine.  As well as avoid any pitfalls that could end us causing major engine damage to your VW or Audi 2.0T.

 

VW and Audi Models with the 2.0T FSI engine 

VW MK5 GTI 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5

VW MK5 Jetta 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5

VW B6 Passat 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5

VW EOS 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5

VW MK6 Golf R 2.0T FSI 2012-2013

 

Audi 8P A3 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5

Audi MK2 TT 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5

Audi MK2 TTS 2.0T FSI 2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015

 

2.0T FSI Ignition Coils and Mifire Fault Codes

FSI coil art

 

The 2.0T FSI has gone through some revisions when it comes to ignition coils.  When you are working through a misfire issue its important to install high quality spark plugs and get the newest revision of igniction coils in your car.  Take a look at the article HERE for more info about diagnosing VW and Audi FSI Misfires

 

2.0T FSI Cam Followers and Camshaft Wear Issues

cam follower

The Cam Followers on the 2.0T FSI engine have been known to have wear issues.  For this reason many FSI owners are diligent about checking and replacing their cam follower as part of their maintenance schedule.  Doing this can prevent future damage to internal parts on the 2.0T FSI engine.  Take a look HERE for more info about checking and replacing the 2.0T FSI cam follower and camshaft

 

2.0T FSI Diverter Valve (DV) Failures

fsi

The DV or Diverter valve is a common weak point and should be the first thing you look at if you have having boost related issues on your FSI engine.  Take a look HERE for more details about the problems around the FSI DV

 

2.0T FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) Failures

fsi hpfp

The FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump is mechanically driven off the camshaft.  This HPFP may fail due to internal issues or wear damage if the cam follower is not checked.  Take a look HERE for more details about the FSI HPFP

 

2.0T FSI Carbon Build Up Problems

carbon fsi

Almost all direct injection engines have this particular issue which is something that anyone with this engine should be aware of.  Carbon build up on the intake valves of your FSI can cause cold start misfires, among many other things.  Take a look HERE to find out more details on FSI Carbon Build Up

 

2.0T FSI Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) Motor Issues

Check Engine Light

The Intake manifold runner can cause sporadic faults codes as well as other issues on the FSI engine.  Take a look HERE to find out more details on the FSI IMRC problems

 

2.0T FSI  Check Gast Cap Lights and N80 Valve

check engine light--

Does your check gas cap light come on the dash of your VW or Audi with the FSI engine?  Take a look HERE to find out more about the N80 Valve and why it is likely to be the cause

 

2.0T FSI Cam Chain Tensioner and Timing Chain Adjuster

FSI TIming Chain

The FSI uses a timing belt, but on the cylinder head a chain is used to drive the camshafts.  Take a look HERE to find out more info about problems with the FSI Cam Chain Adjuster and Tensioner

 

2.0T FSI PCV Valve and Loud Whistle Noise

fsi pcv

The FSI engine can have issues related to the PCV valve.  Take a look HERE for common symptoms of a bad FSI PCV valve

 

2.0t FSI In Tank Fuel Pump Control Module

2.0t TSI Fuel Pump Module

The fuel pump control module is mounted under the rear seat of your car.  This is  just above the electrical in tank low pressure fuel pump.  This part can overheat causing issues with the vehicle cutting out.

Click HERE to find out why and how the 2.0t FSI Fuel Pump Module Fails 

 

2.0t FSI Coolant Temp Sensor (Grey) 2 Pin 06a919501A

coolant temp 06a919501a

The Coolant Temperature sensor on the 2.0t FSI engine can cause check engine lights and potential coolant gauge issues.  Take a look at the article below to find out more

Click Here to find our How the VW 2.0t FSI Coolant Temperature Sensor Fails

 

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on 2.0t FSI Engine Common Problems to Look out for on VW and Audi’s.
  1. […] The 2.0T TSI engine is found in almost all main stream VW models between 2008.5 and 2014.  This is not to be confused with the Audi TFSI (valve lift) engine found in many of the Audi models.  While these 2 engines share some similarities they also have plenty of differences.  If you have an earlier model VW or Audi 2.0T you likely have the FSI engine and you can find the FSI Common Problems HERE. […]

  2. Kevin joseph
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    hey there question i have a 2004 VW GOLF MK5 FSI 2.0, and looking for a fuel control moduel the original part # for the moduel is VW AG 1KO 906 093B, can a fuel moduel on a fsi 2.0 T use on the vw golf mk5?

    • Paul Barrett
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      Im sorry that is not a US market part number.

      • Nermin Mustafic
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        I have 2012 vw gti mk6 stage2 tune
        I have a problem I am losing power after 3rpm
        I just change spark plugs 4 new coil and new dv valve . Do you have any ideas what would be a problem

        • Paul Barrett
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          Most likely fuel related if you have no faults

  3. Igarza
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    Re: 06 Passat FSI

    Dealer states that fuel pump lobe is worn along with cam lobe and will lead to expensive engine repairs. The carb issue, he blames on bad gas?

    Q: Is fuel pump and this cam lobe replaceable as an assembly?

    Thanks

  4. kevin joseph
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    I have a 04 Vw golf mk5 2.0 FSI engine was wondering if parts from a 2.0T FSI can work am looking for a brake boost pressure sensor, and fuel rail pressure sensor.

    • Paul Barrett
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      Im sorry it sounds like you have a Euro model as that was not a US year for the MK5. We are so sorry but we dont ship outside the US at this time.

      • kevin
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        ok, thanks yes its a european model really wish i knew where to source parts for this particular model vw golf mk5 2.0 fsi

  5. M.Omar .Farook
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    Hi we are working on a vw golf 5 FSI 2lt at 3000 to 4000 Rpm the car gives out a huge tug noice and shruders also engages to a higher ger when diagnosed it give error code P1403 and status 008 do you have any idea is some thing to do with gear box or what could it be.

    • Paul Barrett
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      Sorry there not much I can offer you on this.

  6. bruce
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    Has anyone developed a roller cam follower for the fsi hpfp. Have seen threads talking about them but haven’t seem them anywhere.

    • Paul Barrett
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      They are out there but generally the are so expensive its more cost effective to just replace the follower periodically.

  7. Bob Masters
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    Hi Paul.

    I have just purchased a 14.00 petrol FSI Engine,The previous owner had poor running fault with it and the Volkswagen garage checked the car and the diagnosis machine could not find any fault with it.This happened in February 2015 and as far as i know he had no further problems with the car..The fault was found on a invoice after i had bought the car,Should i be worried about it..What is the best petrol to run the car on ,Unleaded or Super unleaded..

    Reguards Bob..

    • Paul Barrett
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      Bob it sounds like you have an issue that needs to be addressed it likely has nothing to do with the fuel. In the future you should run premium fuel on that engine though.

  8. Cary
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    Hello,

    I have a MK6 Golf R, completely stock, MT, 47K miles, original owner. Only regular fluid/filter changes have been done (original plugs and coils).

    Recently I have a very oddly specific problem. At ~65 MPH in 6th gear and about 2800 RPM’s, if I accelerate hard, the engine stutters a split second. RPM’s will drop 50-150, and then it picks right back up. I can only duplicate under these conditions, seems fine otherwise. I can rev high in all gears, and power is fine.

    No CEL’s as of yet.

    Any first guesses? I am leaning towards new plugs and coils to start, just because it’s not a bad idea anyway.

      • Cary
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        Thanks Paul. I actually ended up here because a friend pointed me to your HPFP blogs.

        Do you think a problem like that would manifest in such oddly specific situations? I’d expect that if something in the fuel system were an issue, it would be a little more random.

        I’ll certainly follow-up on this path though, thanks again.

        • Paul Barrett
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          Could be….Tough to say for sure. Start by checking the cam follower.

        • Manny
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          Don’t boost in high gears at low rpms. U shouldn’t be flooring it 6th unless u top off fifth gear. Same with 4th and 5th. Don’t full boost till your above 3k rpm.

          • Carlos Larco
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            I had a similar issue. for me it was my low pressure fuel pump under the seat. I was worried when it started happening but didn’t know what it was so I kept driving the car and eventually rpms dropped all the way and the engine shut off completely…this was an easy fix after figuring out what it was.

    • Charis
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      Cary any solution ? have exact same problem !!! 33k kms .

  9. josh
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    I’m have a misfire problem with my 2008 vw jetta 2.0t fsi and I’ve check the coils and changed the plugs so what’s causing it

    • Paul Barrett
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      What type of coils and plugs did you install?

  10. Billy
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    My 2013 Audi A6 2.0TFSI (130 000 km on the clock) was misfiring and when i removed the engine cover i saw a hole on the manifold. I took it to Audi workshop. After a month of diagnosis i was told one injector was over fuelling thus the hole on the manifold.
    Has anyone ever experienced this?
    Now the proposed solution is to overhaul the engine, the bill (quote) is R102k and a new engine is R125k.

    • Paul Barrett
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      Never heard of this but not sure why you would install a new engine due to a bad injector

  11. William McDowall
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    My 2007 Jetta 2.0T has hard starting issues, but only in the cold weather. Once it starts…it sputters for 2-3 minutes and then behaves as if nothing has happened. Runs like a top all day. If it’s cold then next day, same again. VW replaced plugs, coils, cam follower, PCV Valve and coolent temp sensor. How can I tell the difference between if it might be the HP Fuel pump or the rear pump/module? I mean….if it’s broke, why does it seem to be fine after 2-3 minutes??? SOS!

    • Paul Barrett
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      Sounds like it could be carbon build up. Take a look at the link above to get more details on that.

  12. ANDY
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    MY 2006 VW PASSAT 2.0 T FSI IS LOW AND THEREFORE HITS CRAZY SPEED RAMPS ON THE ROAD. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO RAISE THE CAR UP TO AVOID HITTING THE CRAZY SPEED RAMPS. THANKS

  13. Daniel
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    Hello, my Golf GTI AXX 2.0 have the truble codes
    P0133 “lambda 1 Signal to slow” Engine light ON.
    P3193 “Open manifold flap out off tolerance”

    So i have tried first to change the Oxygen sensor but the P0133 stil comes ON. My question will then be, can the manifold flap be the problem so that the Oxygen sensor get some wrong resualts ?

    And i have tried to opdate the lambda with >VCDS and the Manifold flap with no luck the manifold flap code cant get delleted but the oxygensensor takes a little time before the code comes back ON

    Daniel

    • Paul Barrett
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      Im sorry the AXX engine is not a US engine code so we dont have much insight on that so its tough to say for sure if one has to do with the other.

  14. Charis
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    I have same problem as Cary above ? i am at 33k kms. Cupra leon mk2 2.0 Tfsi. Recently I have a very oddly specific problem. At 110-130km in 6th gear and about 2800-3000 RPM’s, if I accelerate hard, the engine stutters a split second. RPM’s will drop 50-150, and then it picks right back up. ALREADY CHANGE hpfp. HPFP show OK at all revs tested with vagcom. CARY you found the solution ?

  15. |

    I have a whistling sound coming from my fsi turbo engine bt cannot locate exactly where its coming from.If i remove the vacuum pipe of the brakes it goes quiet.What can be the problem

  16. Mark
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    I have a62plate tiguan TDI blue motion purchased new, 48k milage, noticed a leak on my drive last week, took it to the main dealer. Sinclair Swansea where I purchased it. Told me yesterday that the spring from the clutch had popped out and had drilled a hole in the gear box casing, which had caused the leak from the gearbox. Need a new clutch and gearbox, as a gesture of goodwill they will contribute towards the replacement cost, however, I will need to pay £1240 towards the repair. Any thoughts ? I have contacted vw customer care who will be contacting sinclair

    • Paul Barrett
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      Customer care is your best bet but it sounds like youre not in the US and Im not sure how things are handled in other countries.

      • vikki
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        2006 Audi A3 2.0T fsi turbo manifold is same as Golf 5 and 6 GTI?
        My Audi have a fluctuating idle, its picks up to about 2000 rervz every few seconds whilst idling, is it the throttle body?
        What other engine accessories are same as Golf 5 and 6 Gti?

        • Paul Barrett
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          Tough so say could be a lot of things that could cause that issue. You should consider bringing the vehicle to a VW specialist.

        • Nick
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          I’m experiencing the same thing right now. Did you figure out your problem? Also do you know the codes you had at the time? Huge thanks in advance

  17. Gianfranco
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    Timing chain tensioner failure!!!!
    Everyone please let’s all help each other here with this issue. Go to this website if you haven’t already to report a complaint
    https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
    By going to this website, you are filing a complaint to get a recall started so VW/Audi will have to fix it at no cost wether in warranty or not. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA are in charge of setting recalls that manufacturers have to obey. You may call and talk to someone as well and file complaint that way as well. The number is 1(888)327-4236. The gentleman I spoke with said it would help expedite this issue getting resolved if as many people as possible put in their complaint. Even if you got your vehicle fixed please help the other victims get their vehicles fixed by the manufacturer. My car is a 2011 VW GTI and I had nothing but problems since early on and no it is non operable expensive monument in my garage. This timing chain tensioner that I looked up is a only &58 piece. The manufactures knowingly let this issue ruin their reputation along with the diesel scandal as well. I’m discussed with VW and how they wash their hands of this. They need to be loyal as all of VW/Audi customers are to them and take responsibility for there mistake. They once had a good reputation and back their cars with a 10year/100,000 mile power train warranty to a pathetic 5year/60,000mile one they have today. I was a repeat customer and had many vws but never a lemon like this one. I know some fall thru the cracks and there are bad ones out there but at least stand by your product and take responsibility for it. Again please help because I do not have $11,300 to fix my car that isn’t even worth that but I love that car and I’d love to be behind the wheel again in great working order of course!

    • Paul Barrett
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      Sorry to hear about your troubles. If you are indeed being quoted $11,300 to repair a failed tensioner you are either being over quoted or their is more to the story. We sell the bent valve kit with a cylinder head for under $2k labor should also be less than $2k. Please feel free to share more but you should consider getting a second opinion on the cost to repair this.

  18. Errol Brown
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    I want to know if I can swap a 2007 2.8L or 3.2L Audi FSI engine into my 2007 2.0T MKV Jetta.

    • Paul Barrett
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      This would require a ton of work and you should consult with a local performance specialist. Anything can be done it just depends on if the cost makes sense for you.

      • |

        Hello there I have a 2006 audi a4 2.0t fsi quattro. Brought my car to a dealership they changed the camshaft position sensor, valves, oring, seal ring and gasket. Engine light still on. It’s says on my invoice that the light is still on my no codes came back. What else good it be? Your help would be much appreciated.

        • Paul Barrett
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          This is just not enough info to offer you anything.

  19. Felipe
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    Hi Paul, I have a Seat Leon 2.0TFSI. I have a problem with the fuel pressure. At high speeds the fuel pressure falls from 150 bar to 30-40 bar. I changed the high pressure fuel pump, the cam follower, the fuel filter, but the problem remains. What could it be? I suspect the low pressure fuel pump, the fuel regulator sensor, or even my camshaft that may be wrong. Any help is welcome or comments and thank you very much.

    • Paul Barrett
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      any of those are a possible cause. Sounds like you will need to diagnose the issue further.

  20. Joe K.
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    My Audi A3 2006 misfires when it has moved for a while and the engine has heated up . The power is perfect. I changed two of the coils the mechanic picked up where not working and all spark plugs. Please advise Sir . Thanks.

    • Paul Barrett
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      Im sorry that is not enough detail to offer any advice. What are the fault codes?

  21. Edgar
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    I’m driving a golf5 gti 2.0 fsi..it has just shut of while I was driving & now the engine is no more turning..What might be a problem.

    • Carlos Larco
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      could be your low pressure fuel pump under the seat or a clogged fuel filter or both

  22. Boyan
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    Hi Paul,I want to hear your opinion on a gas engine factory
    on Passat FSI 2006

    • Paul Barrett
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      They have their share of issues as you can see mentioned above but in general I would say they are pretty solid

  23. ABDULRAHMAN
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    my Passat 2.0 petrol has noisy sound from the tabet and it has done only 114000 km

  24. Leandro
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    Hi I’m Leandro de Argentina , I have a 2.0T Fsi . The engine fails at low rpm to 800 rpm as if a misfire … review all the problems affecting this engine and still can not find the problem. I can help you I ‘m a fan of youtube . regards

    • Paul Barrett
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      Im sorry thats not enough info for us to offer any actionable advice. You should consider having the vehicle looked at.

  25. Abbie Kebret
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    Hi, I am Abbie, I have a 2.0T FSI. My biggest issue with this car is with oil consumption. I am surprised that you haven’t listed it on here as one of the biggest issues. It takes a Liter of oil pretty much every 2-3 weeks. Dealer said it was normal and it actually states on the owners manual to check the oil every gas fill up. Is there anything to reduce the oil consumption at all? I have used Castrol /Mobil 1 5-40/0-40 and nothing seems to help.

    • Paul Barrett
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      Oil consumption is generally only an Audi issue. What kind of car do you have?

      • Abbie Kebret
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        It is a 2006 VW Jetta 2.0T.

  26. Andreas Larsson
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    Is this problem affecting newer Audi models than those listed at the top?

      • Andreas Larsson
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        Well, I meant all problems. The list of cars with the 2.0T FSI engine doesn’t list all newer models. Does this mean that newer cars are not affected or does this apply for all V.A.G 2.0T FSI engines?

  27. |

    I’m about to buy a 2.0 FSI 2004 Golf but it’s high mileage at 128000 should I buy or leave it alone as the lad selling says it got full service history by main dealership

    • Paul Barrett
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      Im sorry this is not a US model so I dont know much about common issues.

  28. |

    09 audi a4 quattro 128k miles. Drove it into dealer with check engine light. I paid 450 for extended diagnostic they replace cam sensor, tensionser,belt for total 2100. They cant get car started now and tgyre saying i have damaged cam head and need new engine $11000. So futious with audi. HOW DID THEY NOT PICK THIS UP DURING EXTENDED DIAGNOSTIC? AUDI SUCKS

    • Paul Barrett
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      What tensioner and belt did they replace?

      • |

        Timing belt and cam tensioner

  29. Jeremy Jackson
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    Hey sir.
    When I lock my doors or set off the alarm the lights flash (all of the normal ones) and the red dash light illuminates normally.. But no sound.. As if I hit the mute button..
    I have checked all the doors and hatch and hood
    Set off alarm intensional on all doors..
    Panic button
    All same result

    2008 Audi A3

    Thanks
    Jackson

    • Paul Barrett
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      Sounds like you could have a bad alarm horn. You should look at that.

  30. Efakir
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    I believe the turbocharger has gone bad on my 2006 VW GTI 2.0t FSI. When I’m coasting to a stop in gear, then take off again, I get huge plumes of gray/blue smoke. My question is, is it possible to use a turbocharger from a newer TSI engine? I purchased a used TSI turbo with only 25k miles to use as a replacement. I see the compress outlet is different, can I just swap them out? The exhaust gaskets are the same part numbers so I believe it should bolt up to the head, but my concern is the plumbing. What kind of challenges will I run into trying to hook up the boost hoses, oil feed and return lines and coolant lines? Is this doable or more trouble than it’s worth? Thanks for the help!

    • Paul Barrett
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      The use the same mounting flange but the other parts are different. Much more trouble than its work.

  31. Sirius
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    Car audi a3 2.0tfsi 06 plate

    Hi

    I had a issue with no torque in low revs

    Iv had my boost pipe replaced

    also had my actuator control solenoid replaced

    Had smoke test all good there

    Wat else could it be please

    Do u Think ?

    Thank you

  32. Biggs
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    Good day. i have a problem with my car VW FSI Auto…When you put the vehicle on D it seems it changes gears while the fly wheel is still engaged thus rev count goes up…sometimes it doesnt move at all on D or R or even S so what could be the possible problem/causes?

  33. vedh
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    Hi I am having a 2006 VW Jetta 2.0T FSI and has 63000 miles on it, Everything runs and sounds good except there is an small tapping noise coming and the sound is recognizable at RPM 1.2k and the tapping speeds up with increasing accelerating until 2.5k, after that I couldn’t notice the sounds (may be its tapping so fast that mixed up with the engine beat), the sound is not loud but it’s audible at lower speeds/lower RPM, I have seen some posts online about the 2.0t FSI engines that they make much noise but this tapping sound is bugging me and I am scared bcoz I just got the car, I did look for similar posts but couldn’t find the one relating to my issue, any suggestion/ thoughts is greatly appreciated….

    • Paul Barrett
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      So there is no way for me ton begin to tell you anything about this. It sounds like you should bring your vehicle to a VW specialist to check out.

  34. roger davis
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    I have a 07 Passat 2.0tT It will not start unless i remove the o2 senor, turbo tube oil cap and the tube to the pvc valve then the car will start but it smokes, what could be the issue, they told me that it is possible that a piston ring has broken off but that on one maybe but all four cylinders? you have any idea what direction i should take? I’m open to all suggestions and i did take it to a VW specialist, but i not quite sure about the diagnosis.

    • Paul Barrett
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      Im sorry Im really not clear on this. The first sentence is really confusing. Can you explain more.

  35. Jesse B
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    Hi I have a 2011 gti that sputters when cranked but upon a second crank it starts right up. It does this on hot days. Any suggestions to what’s Causing this?

  36. Almantas
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    Hello, got very many faults on Audi 2.0T 2005. And i don’t know where to start searching for problems. Here is my fault codes :
    Boost Pressure Regulation P0299 ,
    Bank 1; System too Lean at Idle P2187 ,
    P0300, P0301 ,
    Fuel Pressure Sensor (G247) P119A ,
    EVAP Emission Control Sys P0441 .
    I changed fuel pump folower, which was good, and camshaft looks good to. PCV is also good. So what should be my next step to look out?

  37. Diana
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    Hi, we are considering purchasing a 2007 Volkswagen Golf TSi Sports Line, done 44,500kms in very good condition. Do you know of any ongoing issues with this model or anything to look out for or ask the seller? Thanks Di

  38. Costa P
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    Hi Paul. Very informative site, well done sir!
    I have an issue with the 2009 GTI FSI 2.0L turbo that my wife drives. On two occasions the car has stalled multiple times on her while driving. she says the Service engine/check engine light comes on. After a few attempts it starts and runs fine. it seems to be totally random. On both occasions that it has happened, I’ve immediately taken the car out and put it through it’s paces (hard driving, idling, highway cruising, anything you can imagine, and yet I cannot duplicate the condition in order for it to occur when I drive it.

    The last time it occurred to her, it happened while she was parked and idling at a local eatery, waiting for her take- out. As she was ready to go, the car according to her just bogged down and stalled. And yet when I drive it, the car is a champ. No hesitation, it pulls hard under full acceleration through all gears, runs smooth at idle, no abnormal noises, everything runs fine. I don’t get it. My wife loves the car, she’s a good driver, does not ride the clutch or brakes. But now she is afraid to trust the car, fearing that it may break down on her.

    The car is a 2009 VW two door GTI with the 2.0T FSI engine six speed manual with 112.000 KM’s (69.000miles). We just bought it Last dec of 2015, And I’ve just had the oil and filter changed last month.

    Personally I am a Chrysler owner. I drive a 300SRT8 and know these cars inside out, and service it myself. It is my fourth SRT since 2006. I even have Chrysler CDA software and witech. But it is my first foray into VW territory. I know it’s probably not easy to really diagnose, as I don’t even know the history of the car, other than the fact that I had the oil and filter changed. Have you ever had or heard of a similar issue on these cars. What would be the first thing to check? Thank you in advance!

  39. Kelly Liew
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    Is an Audi A6 C6 2.0FSI, Year 2009. Does fault code P0087 low pressure fuel reel associated to this module problem? The fault code persist even I had all related fuel parts changed (new hpfp, fuel filter, intank fuel pump, cam follower, fuel reel pressure sensor and other sensors) Thanks

  40. |

    Hello there Paul
    My vw gti mk5 fsi engine has not been taken out/ run for almost 1 year even though I did occasional starts on the engine and idling few minutes every now and then as I was driving my jetta tdi all this time. Now this summer took the car to the dealer for an oil change and the roads were 40 mph zones mostly, while driving to and from the dealer. BUT there is a 50 mph zone for 1-2 miles in the stretch and I pushed the pedal down to climb up and all of a sudden the engine struggled to climb ending in high rpm and the check engine light came on. Dont have a clue what’s going on with this. Is it any water thats stuck in the fuel lines. It switches all gears with no issue if I am easy on the pedal but if I make it scream it gets so resistant and at over 40mph it has very less power to climb beyond this 40-45 mph mark. I wanted to sell it already but now I have this issue and the extra money to pour in to fix. I also did observe a whistling noise when I am aggressive on the pedal. The vw did a recall performance on the car with the Dsg module replaced during that time and guaranteed 100k more on the top of 40k when the car was recalled. Now I drove 103k with no issues at all. Any input based on my data is much appreciated. Thank you–Sunil David

  41. Rami
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    I own MK6 R APR Stage2+ i did diagnost yesterday there is fault in HPFP sensor how i can find the part to change it thanks

    • Paul Barrett
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      Sounds like you might need to seek some professional help to diagnose your issue.

  42. Kenny
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    Just wanted to report to others that I had a complete failure of the HPFP & CAM follower at a very low 32,000 miles and this was after changing out the CAM follower at around 22,000 miles. this means complete failure of above in less than 10,000 miles. APR HPFP was installed at same time follower was replaced. Really seems the APR HPFP really speed up the wear and tear on the already an issue VW/Audi CAM follower problem. I only found this out after checking the CAM follower at 10,000 mi. point as I thought I was being overly cautious. Turns out I should have been checking this problem at every 2,000 miles instead. There is no excuse VW/Audi for such a bad and faulty CAM follower design, and APR should be warning their customers about the added wear that their APR HPFP and related very stiff Springs are adding to this problem. I have to say I went with another brand non APR HPFP replacement in the hopes this will not repeat itself so drastically and in such short time going forward. If I had known to check CAM follower at 2 or 3k miles I certainly would have done so saving me over $2000 in repairs. I have since replaced the faulty designed FSI CAM follower with the correctly designed roller CAM follower and end cap from the OEM VW/Audi TSI engine. VW/Audi knew it was big problem as they corrected the design in the TSI however have done ZERO to offer a solar and correct fix to its loyal FSI owners and I was lucky have heard so many horror stories of those thst have had to replace entire engines because of this problem that VW/Audi just sticks their heads in the sand about. If VW/Audi was an ethical company they wouldn’t have lied to the US govt and it’s customers about the VW/Audi diesel engine scandal that they blatantly lied about. No excuse VW/Audi and thank you to the sponsor of these wonderful tech videos. If I had only seen them sooner!!!! Thank you!!!!

  43. Diploma
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    Hie I am using a vw golf 5 FSI 2L it has been showing the check engine light and one day all of a sudden while driving it bended all the valves intake and exhaust due to failure of the water pump and the timing belt slipped off………after replacing the new valves the car is not picking up the refs ……..they go below 3000……….what’s the possible cause of these

  44. |

    hello mate. have a 2006 2.0t Passat. lovely to drive. I noticed oil drip from the engine as oil burns quickly .so took it to be fixed. they alleged its was from the gasket & turbo charger.after they fixed it turbo stopped working. is it ok for the turbo to stop working and that’s normal to drive the car without turbo ?

  45. Lucas
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    Hey, yesterday driving on the highway my s3 8p 2.0 tfsi bhz started to loosing power and oil .engine was running funky . What can it be

  46. Kevin
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    Hi I have a mk5 gti edition 30 which I love but I’m having major fueling issues car will randomly cut out and not start again give it couple of minutes it will start also will lose lower on motorway but if I throttle it hard it pull s through and runs fine again
    I’ve changed fuel filter ,hpfp,low pressure sensor ,coils but still it does it please help

    • Paul Barrett
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      Sounds like intank fuel pump or pump module.

  47. Kjartan
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    I got a vw passat 2.0fsi 2006 model.
    Have got some issues that the car feels like it’s empty for fuel.
    And its shaking alot when i start up the car in the morning..
    When im driving on the road the engine symbol suddenly comes up blinking and then its gone.
    And the engine is acting wierd like its without fuel and i have to pull over to stop it and wait some secounds.

    This morning i started the car and the engine symbol is now showing …

    Does anyone know what the problem could be ?

  48. dewald
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    hi

    I have a 2005 audi A4 2.0t the red T upgraded 154kw. when I drive a while the refs climb up and then drops again when idling, what can be the problem?

    thanks

  49. Christopher Heatley,
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    2007 audi a4 2.0t starts and runs for 15 min. or so then shuts off. Will not restart untill cools down. Replaced cam position sensor, crank position sensor, fuel filter regulator. Please help

    • Paul Barrett
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      You should look at your fuel system

    • Paul Barrett
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      Im sorry that just isnt enough for me to help

  50. Stephen M Glanville
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    I have a 2008 FSI non pzev 2.0 gti. My mpg has dropped by 10 or 12. I get maybe 8-10mpg driving like a grandma around town. I’m running 100% stock. Could this be an ecu problem?

    Popping no codes

    Recently replaced the
    cam sensor
    N205 valve
    Timing belt
    Fuel filter

    • Paul Barrett
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      check for carbon build up. That could be your issue

  51. Chris
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    I have a 2006 GTI 2.0 it has 140k miles on it and has had some issues with codes popping up bank one lean is the code right now and it is starting to show a pending misfire as well. I have gone through and replaced almost all the hoses, plugs and gaskets and MAF to no avail. My wife refuses to drive the car as she can tell the difference in the way it handles right now. I am at a loss as what else I might need to check to find the problem. I even rigged up a homemade smoke test to see if I had any leaks as I was told the bank one running lean could be from a evap leak. I have found nothing.

  52. Rich
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    Hello, I have a 2006 Passat 2.0T Automatic. The engine started running rough the other morning and would not accelerate or shift properly . Basically I would step on the gas and it would barely go or just rev up and not go/shift. I drove it in sport mode and was able to shift manually and drive but not over 70MPH. I read all the forums I could find and replaced the following parts. Engine Coils,Spark Plugs,In tank fuel pump,High pressure fuel pump, cam follower. Drove it again and still have the same problem. Currently the EPC light is on,Check engine light and a fault code of P2294 came up on my Autoexray scanner tool. Any ideas? The ironic thing is it was running perfect before I took it to a VW dealer to have a new key programmed and now it has this problem after driving it about 100 miles.

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