golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - white robbie
I wonder if anybody can help me? I've got a 1999 mk4 Golf GT-TDI 110 which i've had for 1 year. Last week i suffered a catastrophic failiure of the gearbox, which resulted in a £900+VAT bill from VW for a replacement - the problem according to the independant mechanic who repaired it was that 'a retaining pin on the driveshaft sheared causing the cogs to smash through the gearbox casing' on a car that's done 55000mls . Tried to get some cost towards it from Milton Keynes..could hear them laughing down the phone! Has anyone else suffered such a pocket-emptying experience with the GT-TDI? The other point is that the car is now flat-spotting on acceleration and has become very sluggish - have been informed it could now be the Air Mass Meter - does this sound ok? apparently another £200 !!! "If everything in life was as unreliable as a ..."
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - sean
Hi white robbie,

Who did you speak to at VAG, MK? If you can prove that someone laughed, I undertake to refund your charges.

Please give me a name.

You are spot on, with the price of the gearbox and spot-on about the Bendix roll pins at the inner joint retainers.

Who did the work, please?

If a VAG dealer, a number will suffice. We may need to converse further.

Vw's are not unreliable. I will help you.

golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - white robbie
Sean

Sorry if I misled you but nobody actually laughed it was just an expression, but MK would not contibute towards cost as the car was out of warranty(3 yrs), and had been serviced by non-VW garage on last 2 services. When asked if 55000mls was considered an acceptable lifespan for a gearbox, the answer given was "we cannot give an estimated lifespan"
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - DL
Air Mass Meter is what I\'d go for....a very common failing today.

Do you know the make of it? Bosch or Pierburg?
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - sean
You have just written yourself out of £1500, my friend.

You are an HONEST person.

Absolute respect.

I will help you, if in future, you need me.

DD has my address.

All credit to HF, volvoman, eMBe, RenaultFamily etc.

Thank you for your honesty
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - DL
Eh? What have I missed?
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - sean
Come on, Einstein, you have missed nothing at all, have you?

Sean

Sorry if I misled you but nobody actually laughed it was just an expression, but MK would not contibute towards cost as the car was out of warranty(3 yrs), and had been serviced by non-VW garage on last 2 services.
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - white robbie
Sean

Thanks,have you heard of the Bendix Pins shearing before then?
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - DL
Perhaps if the car had FVWSH you might have stood a chance of a contribution I guess...
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - white robbie
I'm so disapointed with the car, i'm thinking of trading it in for a Leon TDI SE or a 130 GT-TDI - what do you think?
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - DL
Same mechanicals if you go for the Leon - but the 130 GT TDi is a nice bit of kit. I have heard of Mass Air Flow meter problems with the PD (130 & 150) TDi engines aswell, though....
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - white robbie
Audi a3?
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - sean
This is one of mine.

Please, tell me, further.
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - sean
NEVER, TRULY, HONESTLY.

Help me, folks, please.

This is not a design I approve of. It can come loose, leading to disastrous consequences.

No, I cannot help further, truly, honestly.

They don't shear. If you had asked me about a spring-loaded pin gradually working it's way out of a boring hole, well, the answer...

I am not allowed to say further.

What you have posted is entirely consistent with what is known to me.

I post my own views here, absolutely.

Ask things in a different way, and I may be able to help you.
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - white robbie
Sean + DL

Thanks for your comments - have to go now - i'm singing on the corner of the street - need £200 for an Air Mass Meter !!! La-La-La
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - DL
A3 is exactly the same....
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - Nortones2
WR: have you considered just cleaning the air flow sensor? Look at Freds TDI site for details: www.tdiclub.com/ Occams razor applies.
golf gt tdi 110 - flat spotting - DL
Fred's site is excellent.......one of the best car sites on the net IMO
 

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