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Self-servicing/repairing VWs

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Posted 5th Jan
Currently drive and have only driven Jap cars which are generally a breeze to service and carry general repairs.

Now considering a VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI, how are these cars for self servicing or carrying repairs like shock/break pad changes etc? I know VW dealers are renowned for being rip offs. Do you need specialist diagnostic tools or engine management equipment?
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I have the 1.4 version and a local vag guy does mine
Rune_2H05/01/2020 12:57

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It's the twincharge engine with the supercharger and a turbo, it's fairly quick for its size, it suits my needs I had a 1.8 civic previous and its a lot more nippy
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Rune_2H05/01/2020 13:05

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It's getting on now its an 11 plate, perhaps better sticking to the 2ltr if you've got a type r, got my eye on getting a new shape type r next year when I retire
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Rune_2H05/01/2020 13:14

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ding05/01/2020 13:08

It's getting on now its an 11 plate, perhaps better sticking to the 2ltr …It's getting on now its an 11 plate, perhaps better sticking to the 2ltr if you've got a type r


Love my rocco even tho it's nothing special, happy hunting
For anything vag I'd grab a copy of RossTechs VAGCOM /VCDS - it gives you dealer level diagnostics.
The genuine kit is quite expensive but lots of cheap copes on ebay around £50 for the cable/dongle
mas9905/01/2020 15:29

For anything vag I'd grab a copy of RossTechs VAGCOM /VCDS - it gives you …For anything vag I'd grab a copy of RossTechs VAGCOM /VCDS - it gives you dealer level diagnostics.The genuine kit is quite expensive but lots of cheap copes on ebay around £50 for the cable/dongle


+1 to this, but don't buy one of the really cheap ones as they only work up to a certain year (04 I think for VW, 06 for SEAT, similar for Skoda). I bought one for £15 for my 2001 Toledo and it worked fine, but it didn't work on a friends Golf that was only a few years younger.

i think it's described as 'VCDS-lite' now.
Do some research into the 2.0 TSI engine and the timing chain tensioner failure. It was prevalent on the Golf GTIs MK6s, so depends what year you’re looking at as that age I believe the GTI and the Scirocco shared the same engine.
Rune_2H05/01/2020 16:09

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Everything

First thing is that it reads and resets fault codes on all aspects of the car not just the engine. I've used it to reset airbag sensors, code auto door locking, auto window close, diagnose a/c faults, etc, etc.
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