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    Hi VW Group

    2008 Golf Sport 1.4 TSI Petrol 55k miles approx

    Yesterday my VW made a noise, stalled 3 times, losing power before I heard more noise and decided to stop and call Rac. I have full breakdown cover. He diagnosed and gave diagnosis:

    DTC: P000A,Camshaft position "A" timing; slow response bank 1

    DTC: P3008,Camshaft sensor circuit; Value outside limits

    DTC: P2293,Fuel Pressure Regulator 2 Performance

    He suggested to tow car to garage at night. GarageA in morning quoted 107£ for a sensor change, said if it does not work will need specialist garage. Evening called referred me to take car to GarageB as car is not working at all, price £600 to £800 plus maybe new sensor with that work again. Car will be parked outside GarageA, keys with person. So already costed me £107.

    Please advice what to do and whom to use and what to expect to pay. Is it worth repair? My car is MOT and insurance till feb 2021. If sell, I will need a new reasonable automatic 5door. Please advice on steps what to do as am not car tech savvy. Thanks in advance.
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    2008 Golf Sport 1.4 TSI 5d DSG

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Its nice to see you made an intro on your own.

    Why the hell do members post using the stupid fonts/colours!!! it looks crap. Just use the default ones.

    Post edited.

    Make a new thread in the Mk5 Golf section as I don't want to bog down this intro with error codes.

    What were those error codes scanned with a generic scanner?

    Don't use the stupid fonts/colours as I've suggested?
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    The camshaft position code and the noise are a concern, these engines are extremely prone to timing chain failure. If the valves hit the cost of repairs on these awful twincharger engines is enormous due to the huge amount of work involved.
    If you care about the future of the planet, read this and watch the video

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    Thanks I will share in MK5

    Thanks Keith, I will share in MK5 thread, not showing any font or colour on my pc, and I did not change any settings, just typed in the text box so not sure what you are seeing
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    Thanks @Crasher, What is the cost I am looking at? If I sell, will I get anything for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiz View Post
    Thanks Keith, I will share in MK5 thread, not showing any font or colour on my pc, and I did not change any settings, just typed in the text box so not sure what you are seeing
    I've just replied to your new thread in Mk5 Golf section. its good to see no stupid font/colours, I hop you remember this on other posts?
    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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    too much in the head to think about decorating text here...lol and thanks for being helpful, it's great one can reach out and get guidance. Grateful.
    2008 Golf Sport 1.4 TSI 5d DSG

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    Rebuilding these engines can turn into a total nightmare. We had one come in early this year with failed pistons and after FIVE rebuilds (yes FIVE and I know what I am doing) I am still fighting low oil pressure issues which simply don’t add up. So far I am in double the cost of a new VAG unit and no solution so be warned.
    If you care about the future of the planet, read this and watch the video

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    Thanks Crasher, do you as the garage bear the brunt of the rebuilds or the car owner pays? Also how best to sell the car as it’s not switching on the garage told me?

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    It has become a personal thing now, me or it... not the owners problem. Initially I pushed for a new exchange unit but he could not afford it and it is what I have suggested to many people in your situation. From what you say the garage has said, the ONLY sensible approach is a new genuine unit, a decent secondhand one could be a disaster. With a new VAG unit being a shade under £5K plus installation and the parts to go with it, such a move would only be logical if the car was immaculate and you kept it long term because the £7k ish you would be into really would be better spent on a newer car. The engine is the most valuable part of that car so with it being dead the rest is only scrap value or breaking for parts, selling what you can and weighing in the rest. It is something we are going to have to get used to in the future with electric cars as when they are 10 years old and the battery dies, a new battery at circa £17k for a Golf would not be sensible... How such as situation could be seen as environmentally friendly is beyond me but governments seem set on this course now and we are going to have to learn the hard way as we did with Diesel. Your engine was touted as the “future” when launched and won Engine of the Year award a number of times but tellingly it is a concept VAG dumped.
    If you care about the future of the planet, read this and watch the video

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