Quote, originally posted by firstname.lastname@example.org » But, my dealer has done a good job to insist the engine needs to be replaced.
Funny how the dealer would want to "insist" on YOUR aftermarket warranty company 1) "HONOR" THE WARRANTY, and 2) replace the engine.
It's in their best interests to have somebody else pay them to do the work with their own parts. They get the best of both worlds if they can also supply a crate motor!!!
Nothing against the dealer at all...just stating that they should be on your side in dealing with your aftermarket warranty company - as it benefits them greatly!
Honestly, not that it is worth it (to you) at this point but in a perfect world you could still try and get VW to cover this under warranty as it's a known problem.
But the best thing (for you) is exactly what you did...
Make sure the replacement motor you get is built after the last known failure (I forget the date of mfr but '08s are not an issue) OR you'll be back at square one.