How's it going fellas.
I figured I'd take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Pat and I am a proud new owner of a 2011 GTI. This is my second VW and my first GTI and I love this car. It has got the Autobahn package and pretty much everything I was looking for in a GTI. I used to have a MKIII Jetta Wolfsburg so I've been around vortex before.
I had a couple of questions for you guys. Car was bought second hand and I have had it for a few months but It has not gone as smoothly as I would have wished. I had some trouble at the dealership I bought it from and most recently, my headlight has gone out. I have Bi-Xenons and I was wondering how common is this? Car is still under warranty and I am wondering if the headlight bulb will be covered, I hear they are pricey. If they are not, anyone know of someplace I can get them cheap?
Also, while messing around with the headlight today, I noticed the engine has a bit of a unique noise then i started to wonder if it isa knock of sorts. It sounds like a little tin rattle. Is this typical noise for these engines to idle at? I apologize in advance if these are dumb questions but I tend to paranoy myself.
Also, this is my first forced induction car. Any care tips or tricks you guys might have would be greatly appreciated!
Heres the new lady:
hopefully in the not so distant future it will include a set of coils and some new shoes plus a turbo back
and the old: