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Question Asked: Is my turbo going bad?
May 17, 2017, 08:27 PM
I hear a loud whistle\chirping sound when accelerating my car. It only happens during acceleration. When the car is in park and I step on the gas, I don't hear that sound at all. VW tech did a carbon clean on the intake manifold about 2 weeks ago. I started hearing that weird noise afterwards. Tech also replaced the diverter valve. No success. I know he removed the airbox and the air intake when he did the carbon clean. I already checked all the hoses and clamps and they look seated correctly. No engine light, no loss of power. Engine runs smooth, except for that weird whistle noise during acceleration.
Question Asked: When should I replace the timing chain?
May 17, 2017, 03:28 PM
2.0 TSI engine.
Question Answered: Several issues since I purchased 2011 CC. Now has 44K miles.
May 17, 2017, 03:16 PM
(6) I had a similar problem and later found out it was the engine speed sensor that had malfunctioned. The car went into limp mode. That means anytime I tried to accelerate and the rpm goes above 3,000, the car will limit itself and even disengages to prevent possible further damage. It will rev but won't accelerate. I don't know if this is what you're experiencing but if you see the EPC or engine indicator, that's would indicate the root cause. (7). I replaced the worn out stock Continentals with Yokohamas YK580. Ride quality improved substantially. In addition, water pump failure, HID bulb and AFS (cornering lamp) failure, carbon clean up, micro switch failure (window won't drop when opening the door).
Problem Reported: Carbon Build Up
January 21, 2015, 05:53 AM
<p>There have been several reported instances of carbon build-up in Volkswagen direct-injection motors. Use of premium fuel is recommended, along with allowing the vehicle to fully warm up during drives.</p> <p>Severe carbon build-up can cause several issues such as rough cold idle, hard starts, decreased acceleration, misfires, black clouds under hard acceleration, and the illumination of the check engine light.</p> <p>Repair of this condition once severe requires the physical cleaning of the intake manifold and intake ports on the head. Due to its time consuming nature, this repair can be expensive.</p>
Car Review: 2013 Volkswagen CC
May 07, 2017, 12:32 PM
Bought the car brand new back in 2013. After a couple of months, I had to replace a window regulator to the rear passenger door because it was making grinding noises. Fortunately, the repair was covered under warranty. Then, I noticed the car drifted a bit to the right. Ended up having to do an alignment. The DSG transmission is very smooth during up shifts but jerks quite a bit at down shifts. The interior rattles and squeaks. The brakes feel squishy. The accelerator is sensitive. A slight touch and the car jerks forward. Driving experience is decent. Not too much wind noise, but road noise is noticeable, especially with 18 inch wheels. Steering is light at low speed and stiffens up during high speed to prevent over correction. When turning the car, I can hear the steering wheel's electric motor whine. The stock Continental tires aren't that good. I recommend replacing them with Yokohama YK580 when it's time to replace the tires. I notice the ride quality improved after replacing them with the Yokohamas. Got my first recall notice a couple of years later, 2015. Something with a faulty steering wheel clock spring which could disable the airbag and prevents it from deploying in an accident. Second recall notice was the Takata SDI driver airbag. Contacted my local VW dealer and they said there's a 3 week backlog. As of this review, still waiting for the part. Other electrical & engine problems started happening about 3 years of ownership. The front passenger window won't drop when opening the door, causing the window to catch the rubber seal. Technician said the micro switch on the door handle will need replacement. A couple of months ago, one of the HID bulbs burned. I had to replace that. A couple of weeks later, the engine speed sensor malfunctioned causing the car to go into limp mode. Three weeks after replacing the engine sensor, the engine water pump failed and started leaking. I also had to replace it (costly repair). Last week, I saw an AFS warning on the console and the light bulb indicator went on. Ended up replacing a burned out bulb for the cornering lamp. A few days ago, I noticed the engine ran rough during a cold startup. The engine indicator flashed and stayed on. Noticeable drop in power and gas mileage. Took my car to a VW mechanic and he said it's carbon build up. I had to clean the intake manifold. The technician said this usually happens at around 60K miles but my car only has 44K miles. I'm always filling up with 91 octane gas and Castrol full synthetic oil as recommended. Now, I just notice a small crack on the side plastic cover on the driver's chair (above the control buttons). As of today, 5/17/2017, I had to replace the turbo diverter valve and the oil separator on the PCV. And now it's possible that my turbo is going bad because it makes this loud high pitched whistle noise during acceleration.
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