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      05-10-2012 08:15 PM #1
      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!

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      hopefully in the not so distant future it will include a set of coils and some new shoes plus a turbo back

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      05-10-2012 10:06 PM #2
      fells drive ladies....
      bi xenons should be covered. check with manual. he's in the glove compartment

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      05-10-2012 10:08 PM #3
      helloder Pat.

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      05-10-2012 10:09 PM #4
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      helloder Pat.
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      05-10-2012 10:10 PM #5
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      helloder Alexander.

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      05-10-2012 10:15 PM #6
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      05-10-2012 10:31 PM #7
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      05-10-2012 10:34 PM #8
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      05-11-2012 01:38 AM #9


      These engines tick at idle
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      05-11-2012 06:59 AM #10
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      05-11-2012 12:54 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by shankys_14 View Post


      These engines tick at idle
      I figured that may be the case, but it sounds an awful lot like a valve tap so im gonna just have it checked by the dealership

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      05-11-2012 02:24 PM #12
      Direct inject sounds like a valve tapping trust me.

      Get it checked out though if you life, or just post a video here.
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      05-11-2012 05:41 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Direct inject sounds like a valve tapping trust me.

      Get it checked out though if you life, or just post a video here.
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