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bretti_kivi

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replaced the rear wheel bearing. Wow, that was noisy... much better now. that torque is really quite a lot... and amazingly enough, it only took about 45 minutes.
Now to work out what to do with the wee beastie when the young 'un is off to Uni in September... not much use for it after that.
 
Delivered the dolphin grey one to its new (and very chuffed!) owner 😔

I then collected the new FSI and drove it the 60 odd miles home. Initial impressions are really positive and it seems to love to rev! A very different experience to any of the diesel A2’s I’ve driven and it certainly seemed to tempt me to drive quicker!!!

About 7 miles from home, just when I was thinking ‘what’s all the fuss about’ in terms of reliability, this popped up……

No drop in performance so I guess I’ll scan it and we’ll see what happens. It’s my daily driver for the next couple of weeks so I’m hoping it behaves!
 

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Edwrai

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Hi Keith it’s not this is caused by a leaking valve this means that this valve simply gets very hot thus why it’s like this. The reason it was stripped down is this is what we were expecting to find.


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Today my head specialist confirmed a leaking valve stem seal on the exhaust side of No.2 interesting the others are in excellent shape.

With the head kit and bolts £200 all in, can’t complain


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A2Steve

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Today my head specialist confirmed a leaking valve stem seal on the exhaust side of No.2 interesting the others are in excellent shape.

With the head kit and bolts £200 all in, can’t complain


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Does this mean that the angry bee will be back in action soon?
 

kp 115

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Today my head specialist confirmed a leaking valve stem seal on the exhaust side of No.2 interesting the others are in excellent shape.

With the head kit and bolts £200 all in, can’t complain


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Hi Edwria,
I still think that the only thing that would cause it to run hot as you say would be a leaking valve seat & is normally clearly visible as a burnt section of the valve head, the only purpose of the valve stem seal you say your specialist says is the cause is to prevent the oil from the cam/ rocker section entering the combustion side of the engine.
I hope they are changing all valve stem seals whilst it’s open as only cheap £0.60 each ish.
Hope that helps
Keith.
 
Well technically yesterday the Engine Warning light on the newly purchased FSI that appeared 20 miles after purchase, went out! I can confirm today it has stayed out!!! 😊

No idea at all if it is connected but I put a double dose of the millers fuel additive for petrol (the ‘sister’ of the one I and @Erlingtheelder have used on all our A2’s) in before I set off and 15 miles later ‘ping’ it’s gone!!!

So now I have a car which revs freely, is telling me it’s doing 51 mpg (it’s done 320 miles so far and is showing half full with 240 range on the DIS) and is generally great fun to drive. Who knew????
 

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I add Redex injector cleaner at varying intervals throughout the year. I definitely think it helps with the running, plus high-octane quality fuel only of course. A result, hope you are enjoying the FSI as an alternative to the TDI power and torque.

Well technically yesterday the Engine Warning light on the newly purchased FSI that appeared 20 miles after purchase, went out! I can confirm today it has stayed out!!! 😊

No idea at all if it is connected but I put a double dose of the millers fuel additive for petrol (the ‘sister’ of the one I and @Erlingtheelder have used on all our A2’s) in before I set off and 15 miles later ‘ping’ it’s gone!!!

So now I have a car which revs freely, is telling me it’s doing 51 mpg (it’s done 320 miles so far and is showing half full with 240 range on the DIS) and is generally great fun to drive. Who knew????
 
I add Redex injector cleaner at varying intervals throughout the year. I definitely think it helps with the running, plus high-octane quality fuel only of course. A result, hope you are enjoying the FSI as an alternative to the TDI power and torque.
Certainly am Darren. It’s great isn’t it???

Very different beasts for sure but FSI fun is definitely still fun alright!!! Can’t pick a favourite though it’s like choosing between Ribeye and Fillet steaks. Both great, but very different
 
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