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Sac Area Discussion Thread -- Part 2

He15man

Ready to race!
Location
Sacramento, California
Ride
06 Tornado Red GTI
Hey everybody well i ended up keeping my GTI instead of selling it as i couldn't find anything I wanted on the market.

Car has been having some misfire issues and i took it a friend of mine with a vagcom and got the logs, this is what
I posted over on the main board but i figured i would post it here as well.

I have an 06 GTI MKV and the cars been rough when starting up.

I took it to a friend of mine who has a Vagcom and ran it to check and here's the log below.

I bought the car certified used from a VW Dealer at 36k miles and its at 65k miles now. The car is 4 years old as well.

I have not changed the Spark Plugs or the Ignition coils since i owned it, so that's my first guess as to the cause of the problem (but im not car smart).

I have an 06, TFSI with DSG transmission and an aftermarket BSH intake, everything is stock outside of the intake.

The car recently threw a CEL recently as well for a leak in the air intake system. After we ran the vagcom i drove it home for about 20 miles or so and it didn't come back on.

Thanks for any help guys

6 Faults Found:

000768 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P0300 - 008 -
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01101000
Fault Priority: 0
Fault Frequency: 1
Mileage: 104810 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2000.00.00
Time: 14:11:30

Freeze Frame:
RPM: 742 /min
Load: 17.6 %
Speed: 0.0 km/h
Temperature: 73.0∞C
Temperature: 49.0∞C
Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar
Voltage: 13.843 V

000769 - Cylinder 1
P0301 - 008 - Misfire Detected
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01101000
Fault Priority: 0
Fault Frequency: 1
Mileage: 104810 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2000.00.00
Time: 14:11:35

Freeze Frame:
RPM: 758 /min
Load: 18.0 %
Speed: 0.0 km/h
Temperature: 74.0∞C
Temperature: 49.0∞C
Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar
Voltage: 13.843 V

000771 - Cylinder 3
P0303 - 008 - Misfire Detected
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01101000
Fault Priority: 0
Fault Frequency: 1
Mileage: 104810 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2000.00.00
Time: 14:11:35

Freeze Frame:
RPM: 758 /min
Load: 18.0 %
Speed: 0.0 km/h
Temperature: 74.0∞C
Temperature: 49.0∞C
Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar
Voltage: 13.843 V

000772 - Cylinder 4
P0304 - 008 - Misfire Detected
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01101000
Fault Priority: 0
Fault Frequency: 1
Mileage: 104810 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2000.00.00
Time: 14:11:35

Freeze Frame:
RPM: 758 /min
Load: 18.0 %
Speed: 0.0 km/h
Temperature: 74.0∞C
Temperature: 49.0∞C
Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar
Voltage: 13.843 V

000770 - Cylinder 2
P0302 - 008 - Misfire Detected
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01101000
Fault Priority: 0
Fault Frequency: 1
Mileage: 104810 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2000.00.00
Time: 14:11:35

Freeze Frame:
RPM: 758 /min
Load: 18.0 %
Speed: 0.0 km/h
Temperature: 74.0∞C
Temperature: 49.0∞C
Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar
Voltage: 13.843 V

008825 - Leak in Air Intake System
P2279 - 002 -
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100010
Fault Priority: 0
Fault Frequency: 1
Mileage: 104810 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2000.00.00
Time: 14:11:59

Freeze Frame:
RPM: 732 /min
Load: 15.7 %
Speed: 0.0 km/h
Temperature: 75.0∞C
Temperature: 50.0∞C
Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar
Voltage: 13.716 V
 

He15man

Ready to race!
Location
Sacramento, California
Ride
06 Tornado Red GTI
Yeah definitely your coil packs and I would replace the sparkplugs also.

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Thanks, im definitely planning on getting the spark plugs and coil packs kit from ECS tuning for $150

He also said if the intake isn't sealed after the MAF unmetered air could cause misfires or it running rough
 

He15man

Ready to race!
Location
Sacramento, California
Ride
06 Tornado Red GTI
Heading to Roseville VW in the morning, hopefully it won't cost an arm and a leg to get my car back to 100%

Sounds like the PCV is going bad from what Ive researched
 

He15man

Ready to race!
Location
Sacramento, California
Ride
06 Tornado Red GTI
So Roseville VW says i need to replace my rear brake pads and rotors.

They quoted me $362 when i had my car in getting checked for the CEL

I looked up the parts and they run around $180 after shipping and sales tax, so Roseville VW's price seems fair.

Do you guys think i should go with them or an independent shop? I would prefer to use OEM parts and have it done at the dealer if the price difference isn't that much.
 

thebornotaku

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Location
707
Ride
2009 Rabbit 2.5 S
Well this thread seems dead but anyone in the area feel like helping me install my suspension? I'll pay you of course...
It's really not that difficult, I did all 4 corners on my mk5 Rabbit in a few hours including time for being lazy and stupid.

Top tips: Invest in the proper tools, have somebody there to help.

Take the axle bolts out and the ball joint nuts off when you start, push the control arms in the front down and out of the way and it'll make it a lot easier to get the clearance you need to remove the front struts.

make sure to clean the corrosion out of the strut clamps so whatever you put in will seat nicely. I spent nearly an hour trying to fight one strut down in to the knuckle, scrubbed the housing with a wire brush and it dropped right in...

Rear is a cakewalk though.
 

my.gti.is.grey.

New member
Location
earth
Thanks guys..looks like I'll give it a shot..gonna definitely get all the tools and set aside a day or two.

I called a couple local shops and they all want $400+ which seems crazy
 

my.gti.is.grey.

New member
Location
earth
Don't remove your axle bolts!


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Unfortunately both my outer cv boots have small tears in them..still trying to decide if I wanna put a new boot on or get some new axles from Napa.

Never done any suspension work or axle work before lol... Guess it'll be trial by fire
 

vlkswgnbgmn66

Go Kart Champion
Location
Fresno, CA
Ride
Fahrenheit GTI #473
Get new axles. I've done boot replacements but never felt comfortable with how long the repair would last. On my personal car I replaced the axle. Make sure you torque the axle bolts properly. Do your research on how to do it properly or you'll regret it in the near future after the repair.


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thebornotaku

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Location
707
Ride
2009 Rabbit 2.5 S
Thanks guys..looks like I'll give it a shot..gonna definitely get all the tools and set aside a day or two.

I called a couple local shops and they all want $400+ which seems crazy
Honestly for the labor involved, that sounds pretty accurate. Around 2-3 hours to do the work.

It's just that it's not terribly difficult, so why do it?


Don't remove your axle bolts!
I took mine out, no issue. Replaced them with new ones, torqued to spec. Well over a week and no issues...


Get new axles. I've done boot replacements but never felt comfortable with how long the repair would last. On my personal car I replaced the axle. Make sure you torque the axle bolts properly. Do your research on how to do it properly or you'll regret it in the near future after the repair.


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Yeah I would just replace the whole axle too. No telling how much damage has been done to the trunnions and everything once the axle boot splits. Plus you're already taking the thing out... may as well make life a little easier and skip the b.s. with grease and clamps and all that, and just swap 'er around.
 
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