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    Thread: BASIC TSI INFO/ACRONYMS/FAQ

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      09-24-2008 12:25 PM #1
      DISCLAIMER: I am NOT an expert on all the information found in this post & thread. It has been put together by various contributors as a central source to answer the most basic of questions for current and prospective TSI VW/Audi owners.

      Right to the point: YES, there are 2 types of motors in the MKV body style VW cars as well as 2008+ Audi models. (confirmed that MKVI models have the same 2.0 TSI motor)

      FSI: found in 2006 and up to 2008 models, available in automatic, 6 SPD manual, and DSG.
      TSI: found in late 2008.5 and up models, available in automatic, 6 SPD manual, and DSG.

      Do I have an FSI or a TSI? POP YOUR HOOD AND READ THE BADGE!!

      Do I have a CBFA or CCTA? Look at you factory airbox; if the airbox has a 2nd hose coming out of the front of the airbox then your car has the CBFA version of the airbox as shown here:



      NOTE: the U.S. Spec TSI is NOT the 1.4L Turbo and Supercharged engine that is found in the UK; rather it is second generation, if you will, of the FSI. A 2L 16V direct injection engine - with an IHI Turbo.
      TSI motor (regardless of CBFA or CCTA):
      Displacement: 121 cu in (1984 cm3)
      Maximum Power: 200 hp (147 kW) at 5100 - 6000 rpm
      Maximum Torque: 206 lb ft (280 Nm) at 1700 - 5000 rpm
      Number of Valves Per Cylinder: 4
      Bore: 3.2 in (82.5 mm) & Stroke: 3.7 in (92.8 mm)
      Compression Ratio: 9.6 : 1
      Firing Order: 1-3-4-2
      Engine Weight: 317 lb (144 kg)
      Engine Management: Bosch MED 17.5
      Fuel Grade: 95/91 RON
      Exhaust Emission Standard: ULEV (CCTA) - SULEV (CBFA)

      Some major differences from the FSI to TSI include:
      -- chain timing vs belt as seen in the FSI
      -- different fuel/engine management system
      -- components in the intake system (as defined above)
      -- oil filter and oil dipstick relocated
      -- improved PCV system (proved to be problematic in the FSI)
      -- compression ratio lowered to 9.6:1
      -- more balanced cam shafts in the center of the block on both sides
      -- down pipe
      -- better emissions (by U.S. standards and regulation)
      -- more 02 sensors on exhaust system

      originally posted by Arin@APR

      There are several hardware differences between the different versions. The main changes between the US versions is simply Emissions. US vs ROW also has emissions changes and some other hardware changes for more "headroom" for the higher output "b" version.
      CCTA = US Hardware - 200 HP
      CBFA = US Hardware, High Emissions - 200 HP
      CCZA = ROW Hardware, 200 HP
      CCZB = ROW Hardware, 210 HP

      US MK5/MK6 2.0 TSI Engine
      CCTA
      CBFA
      CCT and CBF denote the engine's mechanical structure. IE, secondary injection (CBF) vs non secondary injection (CCT). A, the 4th letter, denotes the power output for the calibration, ie both rated in the us for 207ft-lb/200hp.

      ROW MK6 and A3 2.0 TSI Engines
      CCZA - A3
      CCZB - MK6CCZ denotes the european mechanical structure. A denotes the 200HP calibration. B denotes the 210HP calibration.
      originally posted by xgtiride

      ...The fuel system is now run off of a new lobe of its own to reduce wear, which was a problem with some of the earlier 2.0t engines (from the tech's mouth). It is now also run off of the exhaust cam and no longer the intake cam. The tech noted that the injectors must overcome the combustion pressure of the engine to even force fuel directly, causing them to have operation pressures upwards of 1400 psi.....the intake runners have a plate splitting them into two pathways. In the intake manifold exists individual butterfly valve like air flow splitters that direct the airflow into only half of the intake runners while cruising or coasting, thus increasing gas mileage. The airflow is directed into both paths when the engine is under load to increase air flow and power. Other notes: The intake is not part of the engine cover, and the sound pipe can easily be removed...
      originally posted by radgolf

      ...PZEV and SULEV are basically the same emissions rating, but PZEVs have a 15year/150000mi warranty and zero evaporative emissions.
      http://localdc.com/pzev.htm
      More useful Links in regards to the TSI Motor:
      Official TSI SPEC SHEET from VW(courtesy of Arin Ahnell @ APR)
      Recall/Warranty/TSB Info from VW(courtesy of Arin Ahnell @ APR)
      There is still carbon buildup in the intake manifold, even though it's not as bad compared to the FSI. Here is a DIY carbon cleaning with removal of the intake manifold.
      A few of the TSI owners have reported failing water pumps
      A few of the TSI owners have reported of failing HPFPs

      With every passing day, there are more and more modifications being introduced for the TSI. Revo, APR, GIAC, and Unitronic all have software/flash capability for these motors. Other basic mods:

      DIY Guide for installing a K04 on a TSI

      Boost tapping points: There are plenty of boost tap kits to make stuff work for our cars that worked on FSI (boost gauges, Forge DV's). Some of the more popular ones are made by BSH, AWE, and 42DD.

      Intakes: have been released by companies such as APR (Carbonio Stage 1/Stage2), AWE (CCB intake), NA Motorsports (VF Engineering), BSH (Stage1/2), Neuspeed (p-flo), and even ABD racing.


      Downpipes: FSI applications can be modified to fit TSI cars depending on what engine code you are (CBFA vs CCTA). The mating flanges are slightly different (will require modification) as there is an extra 02 sensor in the stock CBFA setup. (consult your preferred dealer as to what software would clear a downpipe CEL). TSI specific Downpipes are available from various companies, too. Catbacks systems remain universal from FSI to TSI.

      Suspension: overall components remain the same. Maybe a few aesthetic parts here and there like an extra rubber mount or bushing. 2008.5+ GTI's also appear to have a lower suspension from the factory compared to 2006-2007 models, but only by a little. Front and Rear sway bars are the same.

      Intercoolers: (All of the available FSI intercoolers will properly mount up to the TSI engine)
      BSH, APR, Eurojet, and Audi S3 (yes, it's compatible with some self fabrication). Discharge or turbo outlet pipes are available by AWE, Neuspeed, BSH,

      Catch Cans:
      BSH Vent to Atmosphere Race can
      BSH Recirculation Catch Can
      42D Design
      Forge (the Forge Catchcan is more of a PCV upgrade than just a catch can; it reroutes all of the PCV gases through one line)

      Popular abbreviations and acronyms associated with VW/AUDI:
      TSI (Turbo-Stratified Injection)
      FSI (Fuel-Stratified-Injection)
      CCTA
      PZEV
      CBFA
      SULEV

      I will update this as more information becomes available....everyone feel free to post more info to be included...i will add it to the original post and give you credit if you wish, just delete your post after i acknowledge it so this thread doesn't become 234324 pages long.
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      Here is my somewhat of an attempt to post some relevant information:

      Official 2.0 TSI Motor Guide FROM VW
      (Thanks for hosting the file Arin!)
      Official Specs:
      Broken link - http://www.arinahnell.com/other/vw/tech/20tsi.pdf
      New Link (file is legit) http://www.2shared.com/complete/TTTn...803_20tsi.html

      2009 Carefree Maintenance Program Information:
      http://www.vw.com/myvw/carefree/en/us/
      URL Link to PDF Explanation: http://www.vw.com/downloads/zi...e.zip

      THE MKV GOLF R HAS THE FSI MOTOR
      The engine cover from Golf R does in fact say "TSI" but it is using the same motor out of the ED30 MKV, which has slightly stronger rods and a k04 turbo.
      Again:
      THE MKV GOLF R HAS THE FSI MOTOR

      Link to TSI related TSB:
      (Thanks again Arin!)
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4333364

      EASY WAY TO TELL IF YOUR CAR IS CCTA OR CBFA
      Pop open your hood and inspect your factory airbox. If the airbox has a 2nd hose coming out of the front of the airbox then your car has the CBFA version of the airbox.
      The CBFA version also has a 3rd sensor (a 2nd o2 sensor) on the DP that is used for emissions purposes.


      Different revisions of the TSI motor:

      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      There are several hardware differences between the different versions. The main changes between the US versions is simply Emissions. US vs ROW also has emissions changes and some other hardware changes for more "headroom" for the higher output "b" version. CCTA = US Hardware - 200 HP
      CBFA = US Hardware, High Emissions - 200 HP
      CCZA = ROW Hardware, 200 HP
      CCZB = ROW Hardware, 210 HP

      The MKV and MKVI Share the SAME TSI motor:

      Quote, originally posted by John Y »
      That's not a rumor, the engine in the 2010 GTI in the US is the same TSI motor that has been under the hood of US GTIs since mid-2008 model year.












      Quote, originally posted by Arin@APR »

      Correct
      US MK5/MK6 2.0 TSI Engine
      CCTA
      CBFA
      CCT and CBF denote the engine's mechanical structure. IE, secondary injection (CBF) vs non secondary injection (CCT). A, the 4th letter, denotes the power output for the calibration, ie both rated in the us for 207ft-lb/200hp.
      ROW MK6 and A3 2.0 TSI Engines
      CCZA - A3
      CCZB - MK6CCZ denotes the european mechanical structure. A denotes the 200HP calibration. B denotes the 210HP calibration.








      Q: How strong are the rods in the TSI motor?
      A: For the FSI motor the industry standard for how strong the rods are considered to be 350 ft/lbs of torque. Nobody has yet puplicly reported bending any rods in the TSI motor, but the TSI rods are in fact stronger.

      Im not saying the rods can or cannot withstand any amount of power, just meerly sharing pix of the rods with the community (Thanks to Arin@APR):







      Nobody has reported any bent rods yet as the TSI motor has only been around for about 3 years now and Turbo upgrades are just now picking up steam. Only time will tell the strength of the new rods



      Link to discussion over the strength of the stock TSI Fueling as well as showing pictures comparing the FSI rods to the TSI rods:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...njector-limits


      Injectors for the TSI:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...mystery-solved.



      Potential TSI Issues:
      A few of the TSI cars are reporting failing Water Pumps (2010 GTIs and Audis from the sound of it):
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4832770
      There have also been a few reports of failing HPFPs:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4231403

      Some TSI cars (primarily MKVIs) are experiencing issues with the Timing Chain Tensioner, here is a DIY guide in order how to replace it (credit goes to Eric AKA "erball" and "eurocars":
      http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1096198


      Oil Change in a TSI Motor:
      Quote, originally posted by VeeRrrSick »

      The good news is that you don't need to touch these covers on a TSI for an oil change. I did my first one at the first 1,000 mile mark just to train myself (and to see if there was any metallic content).
      The drain plug is accessible (points toward the rear), and the process is very painless.
      1. Put the warm car up on ramps or jack stands
      2. Remove the drain plug (19mm socket)
      3. Remove the oil cap to speed draining
      4. Once the flow slows significantly, loosen your oil filter slowly until you hear the flow increase again. Let it sit partly unscrewed and drain. (There's a breech pin that'll open if you haven't read about that--it's great.)
      5. When the flow slows down significantly, unscrew the filter the remainder of the way by hand and pick the filter straight up. There shouldn't be any mess.
      6. Lube and install the new filter.
      7. Replace drain plug (no new crush washer is necessary from what I've read... the washer's permanent on the drain plug).
      8. Fill 'er up. 5 qts. Start with 4.5, run it to get oil into the filter, and check. Add as needed.Enjoy the relatively painless process! I had a blast... and plan to do changes between dealer maintenance just for the peace of mind... and the relaxation.
      Modified by VeeRrrSick at 6:18 AM 5-21-2009












      If you want to mount up a DP that is made for the FSI/ TSI CCTA engine you will have to modify the flange to fit for the CBFA (cut out the 2 parts of the flange that are colored with the charpie):



      MORE Info on the difference between the FSI & TSI (CCTA and CBFA) from 42D Design:
      Taken from the 42D Design webpage:

      Yes. Our downpipe has been designed to fit both FSI and TSI motors. The downpipe flange has been machined to fit both turbochargers. Some TSI motors (CBFA) have 3 oxygen sensors instead of 2. To accommodate this configuration an extra oxygen sensor bung has been added.

      FSI and early TSI motors are equipped with two oxygen sensors. The first sensor is located before the first catalytic converter directly after the downpipe flange. The second is located after the second catalytic converter.

      CFBA and later TSI motors are equipped with three oxygen sensors. The first sensor is located on the turbo. The second is located before the second catalytic converter. The third is located after the second catalytic converter.

      If installing on a FSI or early TSI motor, plug the second oxygen sensor bung on our downpipe.

      If installing on a CFBA or later TSI motor, plug the first hole on our downpipe.
      The extra bung can be used for a wideband gauge and sensor at any time.



      Intake Manifold Removal/Cleaning valves:
      Here is a DIY link on how to remove the TSI Intake Manifold:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...5#post72399725


      Noisepipe Delete:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...semaker-Delete


      DIY Guide for installing a K04 on a TSI:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...TSI&p=69635363


      I am in no way going to update this thread with every single mod that is out on the market but I will pop in here (hopefully) from time to time and post up some available parts:


      ECU Flash:
      APR
      REVO
      GIAC
      Unitronic
      Neuspeed
      Eurodyne Maestro
      United Motorsports
      EuroCustoms


      BT Kits:
      APR


      K04 kit:
      APR
      AWE
      CTS


      Downpipe:
      AWE (CCTA AND CBFA)
      42D - Modular (CCTA AND CBFA)
      A&L (CCTA AND CBFA)
      USP (CCTA AND CBFA)
      Eurojet/Unitronic/Revo (CCTA AND CBFA)
      APR (CCTA AND CBFA)
      Ultimate Racing (CCTA and CBFA)
      EuroCustoms (CCTA and CBFA)
      Ultimate Racing (CCTA and CBFA)
      SPM (CCTA and CBFA)

      Catback exhaust:
      ALL of the available MKV FSI catback exhausts will properly mount up to the MKV TSI engine.
      The MKV FSI catback will obviously NOT mount up to the MKVI TSI

      Catch Cans:
      BSH Vent to Atmosphere Race can
      BSH Recirculation Catch Can
      BFI
      42D Design
      Forge
      034

      There are three companies that sell replacement Valvecover breather plates that replace the stock PCV as well as incorporating Catch Cans, Forge, 034, and IE.

      Here you can see some pictures of the Forge PCV Breather plate/Africa Plate.
      It reroutes all of the PCV gases through one line:

      Using this blockoff plate:



      Intercooler:
      All of the available FSI intercoolers will properly mount up to the TSI engine
      BSH
      APR
      Eurojet
      SPM

      The Audi s3 IC and MKVI goRf ICs will both fit the TSI
      S3 IC tested:

      Quote, originally posted by ryan mills »
      ...The stock hoses work just fine too. You just have to cut the metal ends off, and clamp them down with 2 3/4" hose clamps. I might be imagining things, but my butt dyno notices a pretty large improvement in my 30-110mph runs.
      The price list is:
      9- 6mmX1.0X16mm bolts (HomeDepot) $3.30
      2-#36 2 3/4" ideal hose clamps (home Depot, plumbing section) $2.00
      About 6 beers (kroger) $8S3 intercooler (worldimpex.com) $320 +$18 shipping




      S3 install thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...61165
      AWE now sells a quality set of hoses so you don't have to cut your stock hoses

      The FSI Intakes will NOT fit the TSI without modification.
      Intakes taht fit:
      BSH
      Carbonio
      P-flo
      Neuspeed
      VF

      Motor Mounts:
      NOTE: The passenger side mount has a slightly different design for the upper brackets in which you bolt your Windshield Washer fluid neck & Noisepipe to. The BSH Mounts have a NEW bracket to fix this, so double check before you order
      VF
      BSH (TSI revision)
      SPM
      VWR
      BFI

      Torque Mount Insert:
      NOTE: the 2008.5 TSI mount is the same as the FSI while the 2009 TSI has a different shaped insert than the FSI
      BSH
      VF
      Neuspeed
      Black Forest Industries (BFI) has torque arm insert (98a durometer) for 2009 TSI cars
      USP
      VWR

      Boost tap:
      NOTE: you CANNOT tap into the vacuum source like the FSI motor you MUST purhchase one of the following pieces to properly tap into a vacuum source for a boost gauge
      BSH
      AWE
      42D Design
      Forge
      APR

      Discharge Pipe:
      Neuspeed
      AWE

      TB Pipe:
      BSH
      Neuspeed
      AWE
      Last edited by ViRtUaLheretic; 09-12-2013 at 12:31 PM.
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      09-26-2008 10:07 AM #4
      Terrific idea Simon. I'll try to gather some info over the next week or so to contribute.

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      09-26-2008 10:59 AM #5
      These might be good links to incorporate:
      http://www.mkv-gti.net/wiki/in..._Page
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2374154


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      09-26-2008 11:01 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by ShippensburgGTi »
      Popular abbreviations and acronyms associated with VW/AUDI:

      TSI (Turbo-Stratified Injection)
      FSI (Fuel-Stratified-Injection)
      CCTA
      PZEV
      SULEV
      CBFA

      I know for a fact that I have the TSI.....but what's the difference between the CCTA & the CBFA versions!?!?

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      09-26-2008 11:51 AM #7
      How do you exactly figure out which one you have though???

      I'm in Michigan...so I don't have a emissions strict one

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      09-26-2008 12:25 PM #8
      PZEV is just a term/label for the "Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle" that they put on the car

      So then you either have the CCTA or the CFBA engine code....we just need to figure out which ones go with what type of engine (non PZEV vs. PZEV), lol

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      09-26-2008 12:44 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by ShippensburgGTi »

      i think you're right...people may have a PZEV vehicle based on what state they bought the car in...maybe PZEV was just an 08 thing...and the 09's are SULEV (revamped PZEV)?

      We'll just never know....there's like NO info on this car (specifically the motor) at all

      Last time I checked the VW site they still had the '08 GTI on there & were still showing the FSI motor in it, LOL

      But yeah....certain states have to have the PZEV cars (like California & some of the northeast states).....so that's why I was wondering if the CCTA/CFBA meant the difference between PZEV & non-PZEV

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      09-26-2008 02:45 PM #10
      Did it say that on the window sticker??


      I'm almost 99.9% positive when I was at the dealer on Tuesday & he pulled my VIN it said CCTA for the motor code (doesn't say anything on the sticker sheet)

      So I think the CBFA is the PZEV version & CCTA is the non-PZEV version

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      11-07-2008 07:16 PM #12
      Alrighty so as Im sure you guys are aware of (those guys that own 2009s that is) the 2009 models come with a "Carefree Maintenance" program. Today I had setup to meet for the Courtesy Vehicle Check, and for some reason I thought that they would change the oil. I guess when I called in and made an appointment I stated that I wanted an oil change or whatever.
      Anyways, once the "Courtesy Vehicle Check" was done I was handed an $80 bill for doing an oil change
      Do yourselves a favor and change your own oil before you do your Courtesy Vehicle Check and just have them inspect all the fluids. I wasn't expecting a bill.
      That's what I get for not looking up something in advance
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      11-08-2008 01:42 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by ViRtUaLheretic »
      Alrighty so as Im sure you guys are aware of (those guys that own 2009s that is) the 2009 models come with a "Carefree Maintenance" program. Today I had setup to meet for the Courtesy Vehicle Check, and for some reason I thought that they would change the oil. I guess when I called in and made an appointment I stated that I wanted an oil change or whatever.
      Anyways, once the "Courtesy Vehicle Check" was done I was handed an $80 bill for doing an oil change
      Do yourselves a favor and change your own oil before you do your Courtesy Vehicle Check and just have them inspect all the fluids. I wasn't expecting a bill.
      That's what I get for not looking up something in advance


      ouch. glad i have an 08

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    14. 11-08-2008 02:16 PM #14
      thats because only the 10k, 20k, and 30k services are free, according to my dealer the 5k oil change isn't needed anymore....anybody confirm this?

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      11-09-2008 02:37 AM #15
      Thought I would add to this thread as I recently was able to check out an 09 GTI engine being rebuilt at my local VW dealership... As well as I am a new 09 GTI owner .

      Quick story: This GTI was over-revved to 8900 rpms and some valves and lifters were destroyed. I am assuming the owner accidentally miss shifted.

      The first thing that the tech, who was a VW enthusiast himself, told me was that the entire valve train and head can be removed assembled to access the engine internals. Thus the advantage of this is that if you were to replace piston rings or need to access the engine internals, you can do so with out disturbing the valve train. He noted that he removed the head cover and the cam shafts were just sitting there, as the bearings are built into the case.

      The fuel system is now run off of a new lobe of its own to reduce wear, which was a problem with some of the earlier 2.0t engines(from the tech's mouth). It is now also run off of the exhaust cam and no longer the intake cam. The tech noted that the injectors must overcome the combustion pressure of the engine to even force fuel directly, causing them to have operation pressures upwards of 1400 psi.

      Fuel mileage tech: The intake runners have a plate splitting them into two pathways. In the intake manifold exists individual butterfly valve like air flow splitters that direct the airflow into only half of the intake runners while cruising or coasting, thus increasing gas mileage. The airflow is directed into both paths when the engine is under load to increase air flow and power.

      Other notes: The intake is not part of the engine cover, and the sound pipe can easily be removed.

      If anyone has questions, just ask. I probably know the answer, I just can't think of anything else new about the engine at this moment to post.


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      11-09-2008 02:05 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by KampfGTI »
      thats because only the 10k, 20k, and 30k services are free, according to my dealer the 5k oil change isn't needed anymore....anybody confirm this?

      Correct. However I was still kind of leary putting 10k on a brand new motor without an oil change..... I misunderstood what the free 6k maintenance inspection was comprised of and I ended up spendin some extra cash.

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    17. 11-12-2008 10:32 PM #17
      hmmm they charged you for your 5k oil change on an 09vw, i was just at the dealership yesterday and i asked about the free service on the 09 GLI i bought and he said the oil needs to be changed at the first 5k then 10k after that but didnt say if they would charge me I'll have to check that out. and i talked to a tech and he said they updated and changed the water pathways on the new TSI. thought i would add that little bit of info.

    18. 11-13-2008 02:00 AM #18
      ur salesman probably forgot he was selling an '09, i'd check the fine print in ur manual

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      11-13-2008 09:35 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by 2005.5 GLI »
      hmmm they charged you for your 5k oil change on an 09vw, i was just at the dealership yesterday and i asked about the free service on the 09 GLI i bought and he said the oil needs to be changed at the first 5k then 10k after that but didnt say if they would charge me

      Thats what my dealer first told me when he was selling me the car. However he corrected himself and apologized since when I bought the car it had only been on the lot for 3 days and they were still learning about the 09s

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      11-17-2008 07:39 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by ShippensburgGTi »

      i think you're right...people may have a PZEV vehicle based on what state they bought the car in...maybe PZEV was just an 08 thing...and the 09's are SULEV (revamped PZEV)?


      PZEV and SULEV are basically the same emissions rating, but PZEVs have a 15year/150000mi warranty and zero evaporative emissions.

      http://localdc.com/pzev.htm



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      11-18-2008 08:12 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by ShippensburgGTi »

      wow...what a warranty...but who is that backed by? the government? vw? the dealer?

      VW, and subsequently all VW dealers, are on the hook for this. The PZEV GTI (Tier 2, Bin 2) is even cleaner than the Prius (Tier 2, Bin 3), which makes me wonder why my tailpipes still have soot?

      Tier 2, Bin 10: Least clean…
      Tier 2, Bin 9-6: Getting cleaner…
      Tier 2, Bin 5: Average…
      Tier 2, Bins 4-2: Getting even cleaner…
      Tier 1, Bin 1: Cleanest, equivalent to CARB’s ZEV standard (see below)

      http://www.autobytel.com/conte.../1478


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      12-18-2008 12:16 AM #22
      just bought a 2008 TSI GTI this weekend and I'm trying to figure things out on it...

      ... back to top!


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      12-18-2008 09:52 PM #23
      Congrats! I've had my TSI for 7k miles and no real problems but two:

      1. When I push unlock on the driver door the thing clicks like 3-5 times sometimes.
      2. My brakes squeak when the car is cold for the first minute. Not fully convinced it's the pads, though, and it's completely gone after that 1st min.

      Not too bad. Is yours a PZEV?


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      01-12-2009 12:32 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by ShippensburgGTi »


      my brakes sqeak the first few times i brake, as well.
      started after winter came along.

      I've noticed that during the winter if it is really cold or if there is any condensation the first few times I break there is some minute brake squeaking. After a few short stops the sound subsides. Should be normal.
      If you get some upgraded brake pads however there could be some additional noise.

      EDIT: x2 for sticky!!
      We should get some of the more major TSI threads sticked to avoid the repetive answers.

      AKA: z0mg whats chip should i get d00d!


      Modified by ViRtUaLheretic at 10:33 AM 1-12-2009

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      01-21-2009 06:09 PM #25
      i noticed the same thing with my new 08 GTI...brakes squeaking on first few stops...figured it was due to the cold/salt all over them.

    26. 02-02-2009 01:52 AM #26
      will FSI ecu be compatible with a TSI? I have a 09 gti w/ TSI

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      02-09-2009 11:53 PM #27
      BUMP FOR STICKY
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    28. 03-04-2009 12:45 AM #28
      wow, good thing you bumped this. this should be stickied as it helped me since I might be getting an 09 GTI

    29. 03-11-2009 06:31 PM #29
      bump for sticky

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      03-13-2009 09:49 AM #30
      no doubt

      sticky this bish


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      03-30-2009 11:58 PM #31
      Seriously this whole PZEV deal is bloody confusing...

      I'm guessing a major difference is that PZEV engines have a different ECU, explaining why APR Stage 1 is compatible (yet).

      Anyone care to elaborate further?


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      03-31-2009 01:34 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by ShippensburgGTi »

      google/wiki PZEV. it's not exclusive to VW - it's pretty much a government standard depending where you live (and if your state government is choosing to abide by it)

      APR software is compatible with both CBFA and CCTA - the incompatibility issues lie in your ECU box code (there's as many as ~8-10?) APR from what i've heard/seen have cracked almost all. i would call APR or talk to (mike/arin) on here and give them your car information.

      they'll prob send you to an APR location if necessary so they can get a better understanding. it's a matter of a simple upload and download on a laptop connected to your car.

      i doubt you would even need to do that, though.

      Yeah I understand what PZEV is (simply a designation for "grading" a cars emissions into a certain class, PZEV, ULEV, LEV, etc)

      We tried to do a trial flash today on my 09, no luck as APR doesn't support my ECU yet, but we did send in the code extract from the ECU to APR to take a look at.

      Arin and Keith have been awesome btw, really awesome customer service they have over there.

      Xing my fingers that they will be able to support my car sometime soon, the current promo that's going on is an awesome deal.


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      03-31-2009 01:43 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by ShippensburgGTi »
      APR software is compatible with both CBFA and CCTA - the incompatibility issues lie in your ECU box code (there's as many as ~8-10?) APR from what i've heard/seen have cracked almost all. i would call APR or talk to (mike/arin) on here and give them your car information.

      I actually went to see if I could get trial stage 1 software and they told me the code for my car wasn't cracked yet

      At least they'll be able to crack another one when I bring the car in again.


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      03-31-2009 11:39 AM #34
      Wow I figured all of the ECU codes would have been logged by now and had a flash ready. Guess I got lucky

      Also glad to see this thread still being of use instead of just my daily bumps to plead for a sticky thread

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      03-31-2009 02:58 PM #35
      ^ Seriously.

      Kudos Shippensburg for maintaining this thread.
      Looks like it's becoming a valuable resource for us TSI guys.


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