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      10-25-2018 08:03 PM #1
      Looking for a mechanic who is reputable or recommended in the S. Florida area... I believe I've had bad luck and spent way too much money on this clunker CC... final straw right now for this car and I really don't want to get rid of it if it's a mechanic issue rather than the car having constant issues. I'm about to leave it in a lake/canal... Help my wife and I out, please.

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      10-30-2018 04:00 PM #2
      Not in SFL, but CFL rather. What seems to be the issue? I know the 2.0 TSi CC fairly well.

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      10-30-2018 06:58 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by sdezego View Post
      Not in SFL, but CFL rather. What seems to be the issue? I know the 2.0 TSi CC fairly well.
      We've gone through some hardships with this car. I'm sure it's partially due to my wife's mechanic of choice... I've been scouring looking for a VW friendly mechanic because well, not many people want to work on these cars and if they do they usually make matters worse.
      Pardon if it gets long... the first issue was back in 2016 (roughly) when the car just stalled with about 30K miles... turns out it was some sort of sensor with the gas delivery... (I'm really not sure because it happened to my wife and she handled it with her ****ty mechanic). Afterwards, the ignition coils started acting up, one by one... misfiring in individual cylinders at different times. Her mechanic wanted to swap them out one by one as the problem arised... I informed him, back in my day (old KA24DE Altima 97) when one goes back you take them all out, ignition wiring and spark plugs if there is damage or leaks for a more balance performance. He assured me that's a thing of the past... I later got tire of the BS went online got me a set of the red top r8 coil pack and NGK plugs cleaned up the oil leak after the manifold and water pump were changed... after that never again we went to that mechanic I told her he's rippin' us off.

      Now, the head is experiencing another oil leak, we thought it might be the fill cap, changed it, still leaking so it's most likely the head/cam gear gaskets... which the oil is leaking on the belt. Along with that her dash is lit up like a christmas tree... which is the rear right ABS speed sensor... so now to find out if it's the wheel bearing, sensor or the wiring. The guys at a local goodyear (friend of mine) told me it's the rear right one but hasn't isolated which it would be, best bet to buy them online and just bring it to him. Lastly, the fuel pressure is high, so a previous mechanic (not the ****ty one from the beginning of our epic story) pointed out that it's the EVAP Purge valve but wasn't sure if it was together or seperate from the vapor canister. So, check engine/airbag/brakes/TCS/ABS/steering wheel and probably something else is lit up... TPMS is faulty too... comes and goes.. error reading then it comes back..

      I'm actually trying to keep the car because my wife loves it, just want to find her a solid mechanic that can handle his way around the CC with easy and not get raped in the processes..

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      10-31-2018 04:43 PM #4
      Oh wow. yea, you definitely need to get someone that knows these cars and has VCDS to diagnose.

      our 2009CC has definitely had issues along the way. I do all the work, so I have went with it. 180k now on it, but had to replace Auto Trans just recently.

      I am not sure about the 2013, but there were quite a few TSBs on the 2009, that VW will pay for to replace.

      - PCV breather on top of valve cover
      - Injectors
      - Fuel Pump Control Module
      - Intake Manifold


      We went through the same die issue way back. I thought it was the FP sensor, because that was one of the codes, but it turned out it was the Fuel Pump Module under the rear pass seat. ...many years before VW realized these would go bad.

      Oil leaks will def cause CEL to go off on these cars. The upper Cam cover is a common place and is replaceable w/o too much pain.

      How many miles now? Misfires can also happen with the head (intake as well as injectors) get Carbon and gook build up. This is due to the design of this engine (Direct Injection). I have done this 3 times already in it's life.

      TPMS sensors do go bad (Battery) but must replace the whole sensor. Will need VCDS to figure out which wheel. Also VCDS to find out which ABS sensor, but if you have a bad wheel bearing, this is certainly a cause.

      Sorry, but don't know anyone down there...

      Definitely check with VW to see if your car has received all TSB repairs for your year.

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      11-01-2018 08:19 AM #5
      This weekend I will be taking the car to a local VW dealer so I can get some recalls done. I'm sure they're going to try to sell me another CC as they've tried before. I gotta go ahead and get the head and cam cover gaskets done already to salvage the oil and belt. I looked up the TSB's on the year of the car and it's pretty much the same set. So, we will see come this weekend. The car is creeping up on 70K now but the misfiring occured closer to 30K~40K which since then this has not happened. I believe it was the fuel pump module was the first thing that went that stalled her car.

      I was just looking to see if anyone knew someone reputable that handles and are skilled with these sorts of cars. To remove worry, I want my wife safe and not naggin' me 24/7 because he car is giving her a headache... and me a migraine lol. ty sir, I do appreciate your insight.

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      11-07-2018 01:29 PM #6
      Just an update and probably the last time I will update this thread. I did some searching on local mechanics based on yelp reviews and selected two possibilities.

      Volksmasters and Davie Motorsport European Auto Specialist.

      Once I get the bearings/ABS sensors in I will take it to them during the week and most likely "review" them. I will be taking the car first to Volksmasters because their closer.

      Not to slam on any other shops but previously I took my Sentra to Novitech which I'm sure some of you know this shop or know Ivan and David personally. I've always gotten a cold shoulder and a "superiority complex" from VW owners and mechanics alike... (same thing went for Honda's back in the 90's early 00's) I was out of the scene for quite sometime and needed to find a decent shop to put in my BC coilovers (ordered and installed by Novitech). At the time that I did the install which was sometime in 2015, I felt as if I was being looked down on and at this time they were open to all makes/models and not just Euro cars (as they had publicized outside). Pricing was fair, I have no gripe with that just the level of customer service, you know? Once I spoke about my wife's CC he nearly nutted and was a hair away from beggin' me to bring it in... assuring me that they don't only do performance modding but also regular maintenance.

      About 2 years later right before Hurricane Irma popped in, I started getting bad clanking noises over bumps/holes etc... seems one or two coilovers were beginning to get loose. I took it to Slammered, Inc. up in Davie and what I saw was shocking... they rebuilt my BC Coilovers and showed me what was the cause... the top of both front coilovers... once of the stud were cut off leaving only two to hold onto the strut mount to the chassis. The added stress eventually loosen the other two. Now, one could say the new shop could of done it to secure my loyalty to them lol who knows... but someone hacked off the hardest to get to stud when installing it onto the Sentra. Slammered, Inc. did treat me well and let me know what services I have available to me when I do decide to come back.

      I don't want to go through the same BS or worse with my wife's car.. my car is fine because it me, which is why I was asking you all because it's for me assuring myself (and her) my wife and children's safety.

      Most likely once my wife decides to ditch the car, I will probably keep it and sell the B16 Sentra since I will be investing time and money in it from here one out. My car has taken a hiatus because I can't undergo two project cars. I know this is more than what you all need/want to read but just thought I give ya a bit of insight on the matter. Over at the CC forums I will be continuing the rant (or happiness who knows?)

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      11-13-2018 10:06 AM #7
      Here is my yelp/google review for Volksmasters (Miami, FL : Hialeah Gardens, FL)

      "I've been looking for a family mechanic who knew his way around my wife's VW CC... I've had many bumps on the road when it came to this car and was close to selling it. This car is my wife's favorite car and I felt it was a shame to just sell it and get something else.

      I set out on a mission to find a mechanic and we all know this profession along with honesty is rare to find. Souring the web looking for something local I ended up finding Volksmasters. I am quite pleased with how I was attended and felt as we were friends, shootin' the sh** talking cars. Hank made me feel welcomed and overflowing with experience/knowledge with these cars. I myself own a Nissan and I'm tempted in getting a GTI or Golf R solely because this man can remedy the common issues these TSI motors usually face.

      His level of honesty leave you reassured that you're going to walk out with a well performing car and pricing was great. The time it took to get the issue remedied was fast too, I got here almost at 8:30AM and was out by 11AM (hence waiting for the part(s)) yet, I was in good company with Hank. Usually the dealer takes minimum 3hrs to do anything on your car which turns into a day event and quite possibly being scammed into getting a new car. Overall, I wish I could add more stars but five will do. Thanks for everything Hank and I will be seeing you on Dec for that Carbon cleaning and Liqui Moly oil change."

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      11-14-2018 11:54 AM #8
      Glad it worked out for you.

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