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    Thread: think i just got screwed on a jetta. what do you guys think???

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      03-15-2012 02:05 PM #1
      bought an 03 jetta 1.8t gls with 115k with a new motor in it with like 90k or suttin on it couldnt get a straight answer. well i got it drove it home had to drive it back cause a Y fitting for the coolant hada bad seam and was pissing coolant. got that rigged with a T fitting til friday if i still have the car by then. so after they fixed i drove for maybe half hour to an hour and the CEL comes on. and in 5th gear on the highway at 2500rpm just cruisin it starts feeling like im letting on and off the gas but im not and then when i get to where im going and let it idle the car is cutting out and barely staying on. we look at it cant figure anything out.let my cousin drive it back home cause he has more experience with cars and the car starts dying at stop signs and red lgiht and wont stay on unless you keep rev-ing it. my concerns are that why did they have to change the motor at 115k and wonder if they clear the codes and inspected it b4 i come drive it long enough for it to come back on... i mean i dont get it the motor and everything look almost new and its just dying for no reason. very frustrated. what do you guys think??

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      03-15-2012 04:25 PM #2
      eh they said vacume hose came off the motor and that it should be fine going to get it now.

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      03-16-2012 08:48 AM #3
      CEL is still on... but the car still pulls great...

    4. 03-16-2012 10:24 AM #4
      Go to Autozone/Advanced Auto or whatever and scan the car for error codes. Google search said error codes or use the search function here and see what they are for. It could for 1000 different things and without any error codes we'll be guessing forever.

      Also, you said you couldn't get a straight answer about the mileage on the motor...why would you even buy this thing? Did you get a Carfax to see what else might pop up, or do a private party inspection to see if the new engine was even installed correctly?

      This doesnt sound like you got "screwed". It sounds like you did zero research on a car that you obviously knew had alot of work done for no apparent reason.

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      03-21-2012 12:03 PM #5
      You did it wrong
      its too late now to wonder if you got screwed

    6. 03-21-2012 01:32 PM #6
      You didn't get screwed on the Jetta, as said above. You put this on yourself. If I can't get a straight answer on why the engine [trans, etc] needed to be replaced with anything under 150k miles, then i'm certainly not going to buy it. Anyway, your best bet really is to get it scanned. I was going to mention vac hoses might need to be changed for the stalling but I saw your 2nd post.
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    7. 03-22-2012 07:51 PM #7
      This thread was his only 3 posts; I doubt he'll come back. One less person giving MK4's a bad name

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      03-23-2012 08:31 PM #8
      nah been busy trying to find a job to fund my build. but its all good now. car is going good. been driving it for a week now. runs good no knocks or sounds at all. **** is so quiet. i dont like it. i forgot it was on afew times. so could carfax the motor they put in it??? and it had a warranty from where they got it if suttin major happens to it. its just got mostly cosmetic stuff that id like to see buttoned up.

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      03-23-2012 08:36 PM #9
      idk i didnt really have a say my mom bought it for me. tried to get her to look afew a4's s4's and other jettas but no.

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      03-23-2012 08:40 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 860redrabbit View Post
      This thread was his only 3 posts; I doubt he'll come back. One less person giving MK4's a bad name
      and screw you man. who are you?? the car is fine. i was just frustrated cause it was ****ing up the first day i got it. so chill out, holy crap haha king of jettas right here i guess...

    11. 03-25-2012 01:55 PM #11
      Pleaz lern 2 tipe
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    12. 03-26-2012 06:34 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by MK4Shadow View Post
      and screw you man. who are you?? the car is fine. i was just frustrated cause it was ****ing up the first day i got it. so chill out, holy crap haha king of jettas right here i guess...
      My point stands, you'll fit right with the rest of the Mk4 crowd. No wonder I avoid that place like the plague. Do yourself a favor go buy some BBS CH's - slam it on the ****tiest coil overs you can find and put in a plaid headliner. Then YOU'LL be the king.

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      03-28-2012 04:31 AM #13
      haha first off the plaid headliner looks retarded, would never do that. second i think ill stick with my longbeachs. and third what kinda coilovers would you prefer...

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      03-28-2012 04:32 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Chiropractor JW View Post
      Pleaz lern 2 tipe
      haha really. stfu. dont talk

    15. 03-28-2012 05:28 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by MK4Shadow View Post
      haha really. stfu. dont talk
      Ha ha! No seriously I have a MKIV and love it haven't built it. It's an oddly quick 2point Slow for some reason but it gets good mileage and always starts. Maintain it and you'll be happy....oh and try and avoid the ricer crossover crap that just annoys me when they get tired of getting beat by a 1.8t so they buy one and gay it up like their Honda was. Good luck with your Jetta!

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      04-04-2012 09:22 PM #16
      I lol'd

    17. 04-04-2012 11:03 PM #17
      Holy run on sentence
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      04-06-2012 07:23 AM #18
      see, what we have here is an example of hooked on phonics NOT working

    19. 04-22-2012 02:37 PM #19
      I looked, and now regret it. But should I still tell my friends?
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