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    Golf MK5 1.4 TSI misfire

    Hi All, first post here so hoping you can provide some advise I've had my Golf Mk5 (2007) 1.4 TSI 170 for nearly a year now and the engine warning light came on! The car wouldn't rev properly and that has since been rectified under warranty by replacing the chain, which appears to be a known issue. Although it pulls through all the gears properly, there is definitely a misfire on idle. I can't be a 100% sure whether the misfire was there before the timing chain issue but if it was, I certainly notice it more. I've had someone check the ignition coils and although they are the originals, they seem fine. The spark plugs are new, compression in each cylinder is fine and there are no warning lights or engine codes present. I'm going to take it back to the garage who changed the timing chain however wondered if anyone on here has had a similar issue and can provide some advise?!? Cheers in advance! Oh and the car has done 54,000 miles.

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    Yes I have mail for info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggers_39 View Post
    Yes I have mail for info
    Hi, care to share

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    Hi Craggsy

    Any chance you can supply me with any information on this problem?

    Im having the same issue with my vw golf 1.4tsi. It misfires on low revs and all checks done by VW garage to date indicate no fault is present. I had the timing chain issue and that was replaced completely. Ive also had the petrol pump changed and the spark plugs. None have solved the misfiring problem. Really stressful because car is out of warranty so having to pay mechanics and parts a fortune for no results!!

    Any help would be awesome.

    Thanks


    Kieran

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    You need to get your motor scanned for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Get them scanned as these engines are terrible for chains and cylinder faults
    2012 Golf GTI Edition 35, Seat Alhambra 20VTSE ____its a SHARAN!!!! so yes I am allowed to be here VAG is my passion and my job

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    Hi Keith

    Thanks for your interest in this thread.

    The car initially had the annoying noise made by the timing chain fault which the garage repaired. I had noticed during that time that the car misfired too and the VW garage told me that by repairing the timing chain issue this may solve the misfiring as it is closely linked to the valves. The annoying startup noise did go away but the misfiring continues. The car has been connected 4 times by the VW garage to its computer and has also been accessed by VW Canarias (the official VW importer for Gibraltar) whilst connected. No faults are present according to the computer. The last suggestion by VW was to replace the petrol pump which came at a cool 400 and hasnt solved anything. As the car is out of warranty, i cannot simply continue to chage parts until the problem is found :$. I thought perhaps someone had experienced a similar issue and there was a common problem which i could relay to the VW garage.
    2009 Golf GT 1.4 TSI

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    Its possible its related to the chain issue as we have replaced engines due to this fault

    You will need to get the compressions checked and the fault codes read
    2012 Golf GTI Edition 35, Seat Alhambra 20VTSE ____its a SHARAN!!!! so yes I am allowed to be here VAG is my passion and my job


 

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