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Author Topic: Check yours now Head Gasket  (Read 5541 times)

Offline plumbc007

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Check yours now Head Gasket
« on: November 13, 2013, 12:27:08 AM »
just to say what a heap of junk galaxy tdi s are. the head gasket is a 100% fail rate on all of them at some time very soon unless you have changed the coolant all the time from new. alloy heads are weak ford fricked with them again and made them weaker than a sharan head due to injectors being re positioned. so don't bother with fancy consoles or vag tacho crap save your money for a head gasket testing kit for £50.00... should never have sold my 2.3 mk1 bullet proof, but did cause of fuel and my mk2 tdi and got a 2.5 disco  even more fuel lol

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Check yours now Head Gasket
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 01:12:06 AM »
Just to clarify here all the MK1 & 2 1.9TDI's are VW engines exactly the same in the Sharan and Alhambra
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Offline Mirez

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Re: Check yours now Head Gasket
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 08:32:04 AM »
just to say what a heap of junk galaxy tdi s are. the head gasket is a 100% fail rate on all of them at some time very soon unless you have changed the coolant all the time from new. alloy heads are weak ford fricked with them again and made them weaker than a sharan head due to injectors being re positioned. so don't bother with fancy consoles or vag tacho crap save your money for a head gasket testing kit for £50.00... should never have sold my 2.3 mk1 bullet proof, but did cause of fuel and my mk2 tdi and got a 2.5 disco  even more fuel lol

I can appreciate frustration sets in but lets stick to fact amd truth please. Nearly all modern engines have an alloy head as its lighter, the heads are virtually identical on all the PD engines in the Sharan, Alhambra, Golf and Passat - Ford havn't changed anything on the engine, its a VW plant. There is NO proven head gasket issue on the PD engines across any of these models, the PD is widely regarded as a buletproof engine so if yours has failed its much more likely to be the result of past poor maintenance or someone driving it with a failed waterpump. Saying that 100% will fail when is just scaremongoring, the reality is closer to 5% - inline with the global figure for all manufacturers.
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Offline Alhambra King

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Re: Check yours now Head Gasket
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 08:37:29 AM »
Gotta agree with them boys, mines spot on with 418K clocked and only had the coolent changed once after I nailed a badger at 50! :P
Sounds like you got a dud. Who you buy it from / when?

Offline Grant2012

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Re: Check yours now Head Gasket
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 08:42:32 AM »
Just popped 200k with her running sweet. discos got a lot more problems then galaxyies m8ty
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Offline plumbc007

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Re: Check yours now Head Gasket
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 05:31:05 PM »
it came from an Irish man hmm says it all really,,, lol and I wont say anything about drop links having to be done every 1 to 2 years or elec problems... but YES I still do like them though its a real love hate relationship with em

Offline Joey P

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Re: Check yours now Head Gasket
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 08:58:31 PM »
Probably just dislikes you.

Offline Joey P

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Re: Check yours now Head Gasket
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2013, 02:47:24 PM »
it came from an Irish man hmm says it all really,,, lol and

You are clearly not not intelligent enough to work out that such a ignorant and pathetic bias concept, could only (logically) remotely suggest all about you! lol

I can appreciate frustration sets in but lets stick to fact amd truth please. Nearly all modern engines have an alloy head as its lighter, the heads are virtually identical on all the PD engines in the Sharan, Alhambra, Golf and Passat - Ford havn't changed anything on the engine, its a VW plant. There is NO proven head gasket issue on the PD engines across any of these models, the PD is widely regarded as a buletproof engine so if yours has failed its much more likely to be the result of past poor maintenance or someone driving it with a failed waterpump. Saying that 100% will fail when is just scaremongoring, the reality is closer to 5% - inline with the global figure for all manufacturers.

Realistic situation. All sorts of car have such problems if poorly maintained.

Writing as someone with limited mechanical knowledge, the amount of people referencing shoddy even dangerous main dealer service work. Scarey to know that just because a car has full service history does not mean it is either safe or sound.
I knew this as I have seen new Mercs costing 80k having persistant mechanical problems, but it is a good thing to be reminded of the reality of moving and mechanical parts and humans.

 

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