Hey guys I might be getting a(n) 07 GLi but my brother (he drives a 10 GTi) he is telling that I should wait an get an 09 which it comes with the TSi.... He is saying that the FSi sucks.... Can you guys help me out?
depends what you want.
FSI has more after market tuning but has a couple quirks that need to be watched.
TSI has less over all potential but is simpler day to day.
TSI= timing chain
research the pros and cons of chain v belt
and when all the TSI kids get pissed following this, keep in mind that VW switched backed to the FSI for all its new performance models
Pay now or pay later, either way, you pay.
If you are in any way mechanically apt, the FSI can be a fantastic engine, you just need to stay on top of it with some preventative maintenance. If you are looking for an engine that you can leave be and not worry much about, try to find a TSI. It's true that the FSI has more potential; they don't even put the K03 turbo on the TSI, but the TSI has updates to problem areas (most notably the cam follower).
I love my FSI and I'd rather have it than the TSI. GL.
WTF... I cut it twice and it's still too short...
For further clarification, the main difference between the two is the fuel injection.
FSI stands for Fuel Stratified Injection
TSI stands for Turbo Stratified Injection
I can't find the specifics but the angle of the injection was changed for the better on the TSI engine. This also improved the fuel management. Emissions improved, PCV was improved, internals were improved, compression lowered a bit, and some other little things.
As stated, if you are mechanically inclined, the common FSI issues aren't a huge deal and are preventable. Also, FSI motors have one engine code: BPY. When buying parts that makes this makes things easy. TSI has two codes in the US; CCTA and CBFA. The CBFA is a higher emissions version with a breather on the air filter box.
Regardless, they are both good motors as long as you take care of them. The old saying of "garbage in, garbage out" applies. Treat your TSI like crap and you will have just as many problems as an FSI that is treated like crap.
I have had my GLI (FSI) since 2009 with 3,000 miles on it and have only had the intake manifold flapper motor go bad (seems like all BPYs had that issue and even some TSIs) and that is it. Minor oil consumption during the Winter, especially if I push the car hard during the colder months, but I have had no complaints.
the TSI is VW's answer to all the common problems of the FSI. These things include cam follower, PCV fix, chain driven cams (i think), and revision D diverter valve. do some research on all of these. nearly every FSI driver has had a problem with at least one
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once more aftermarket fueling solutions present themselves the tsi will be stronger than the fsi. they already make more power with the same hardware w/o an aftermarket hpfp.
but that will never happen so my post is useless.
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