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I'll keep this short because I'm simply so angry even writing about it makes me want to explode!

Sat in traffic today with the air con on the engine warning light came on, and the car started to idle lumpy. So i turned the air con off, turned the car off and started it again. Light was off but the car sounded horrific ! Down on power, running lumpy and sounds like a tractor. I've had this car 4 weeks! the haldex isn't working, the gear box feels like sh*t and now the engine has issues... o and the passenger door appears to be a different colour as are the front wing. I've txt the kid that i bought the car off asking him to be honest and telling him im disappointed ... but no reply! two years I worked my bo**ocks off for an R32 and it seems i've been had at the highest level!

So im pretty skint at the moment buying the golf wiped me out, i wasn't expecting any major issues ! or at least until i had time to financially recover! can anyone shed some light on this for me?

I'll be fixing the gear box, and engine, haldex, and correcting the spray job, servicing, then selling up in decent condition. I cant believe how someone could rip another person off like that. I've had enough already and quiet frankly i've fallen out of love with the cars.

cheers

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With regards to the engine issue, sounds like a coilpack.

Has the car had the 28F5 coilpack "recall" been done.
 

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I doubt it. he didn't exactly treat it very well by the looks of it. But i knew it needed tlc when i bought it. Which was ok I didnt mind giving it that. didn't expect all these issues. How would i find out call vw direct?
 

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Just give Vw a call, they will tell you straight away, sounds like coilpack s to me, if you got it cheap enough and you knew it needed tlc then when you get your head straight you will sort through the issues and be happy. Don't blame the car for some ass that sold it to you bud.
 

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Call your local VW dealer and ask them to check against the reg / vin.

You can also check the boot floor next to the spare wheel well and data sticker for a small stickdr with 28F5 and a date written on it.

A faulty coilpack will show up on VCDS as a misfire against a cylinder number.

Fkrst tbing to do is confirm the diagnosis.

With the engine ticking over, disconnect each coilpack one at a time in turn and if you disconnect one and it has no impact on the idling, that's the faulty one. Every one you disconnect should make the engine slightly lumpier as the cylinder drops out.
 

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Only a £40 part if you need one! Ive had one fail and 6 replaced under recall.
 

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Don't write the car off yet dude. It is a great car. Great build. Above average quality. Went to test drive a 2 year Impretza last week; RUST!


Like said before, really sounds like a coil. Really easy thing to fix. Not read anything about what is up with your gearbox, but they need oil...and the alignment from gear stick to box can be off and make it feel odd. You can align it this way=


The haldex issue I have already commented on in another thread you had. You've got a great car there m8. Don't freak out on us now.
 

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Stick with it. The R is a very rewarding car when everything is working just so.

I had a similar situation last week. Intermittant loud detonation / clattering noise under load in a high gear at low speed and rough idle. No fault codes at all! 30+ ambient temps (45+ seen at the intake) and a bad tank of Tesco 99 was the only cause I could attribute it to. It's been fine since refilling with V Power. I think maybe my tank of tesco shit was close to the bottom of the underground tank and maybe I sucked up a bit of water.

As for the other stuff, there's plenty of support and parts on here, so don't throw the towel in just yet
 

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Nothing's unfixable and a million bucks, all can be rectified. Make sure you do your homework on em each problem and solution you will gradually build YOUR R32. Then one day you will take it a run and all will become clear why you worked 2 years for one
 

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CorradoR32 said:
I wonder if the door was taken from a silver FWD MK4 as they had a choice of 2 silvers. The R was only available in one silver, which was Reflex.
Sayin silver was the other iirc
 

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Cheers guys. Really helped that. Feel a bit better about things now. Cars not had the coil pack re call and booked in for it to be done. Fingers crossed that resolves the issue. Best get some overtime in !
 

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Defo stick with it mate as said previously make it "Your R32".

This R32OC forum will help you alot and save you money also. The people are fantastic.

All the best

Wez
 

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Sorry to hear this, I got stitched up with a abused Clio years ago it makes you feel small and stupid, but trust me from experience once you get it all sorted you will feel proud that you saved it from being run into the ground and will live it more as you put your hard work into it

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Cheers guys. Really helped that. Feel a bit better about things now. Cars not had the coil pack re call and booked in for it to be done. Fingers crossed that resolves the issue. Best get some overtime in !
Hopefully that will be your engine problem sorted and one niggle removed from your list.
 

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Not sure if its any conciliation but I always buy a car that's not perfect. I love learning and making it my own. Buying a perfect car is satisfying in some ways but buying one that's a bit rough is fun
 

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/\ Agreed. If a car just worked and never went wrong, I would get bored of it immediately. Tinkering, keep it running smooth and maintenance are just as much a part of the ownership experience as driving it.

I've spent a small fortune on interior parts sorting previous owner abuse and it's now the most rattle-free MK4 I've ever been in, so peserverence is worth it


On top of busted plastics, one of the previous owners must have been a right fat heffalump as all of the support wires in the recliner section of the seat had snapped. £250 for a new recliner frame. Just to get the new wires. Not available seperately. Plus all the MASSIVE hassle of fitting the foams, leathers and adustment knobs. A hateful job. But I am now an expert in rebuilding Koenig seats, so every cloud has a silver lining


So OP, you are most definitely not alone mate.
 
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