2.0t FSI Engine Common Problems to Look out for on VW and Audi's
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The VW and Audi 2.0T FSI engine is found in so many models (listed below). If youre not sure if your vehicle has the FSI or TSI engine take a look at the picture above. If your engine does not look like this one you likely have a TSI engine, and you can find TSI common problems HERE. Listed below are some common issues with the FSI engine that you might consider looking out for. This will help ensure that you have all the knowledge you need to maintain and repair your 2.0T FSI engine. As well as avoid any pitfalls that could end us causing major engine damage to your VW or Audi 2.0T.
VW and Audi Models with the 2.0T FSI engine
VW MK5 GTI 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5
VW MK5 Jetta 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5
VW B6 Passat 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5
VW EOS 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5
VW MK6 Golf R 2.0T FSI 2012-2013
Audi 8P A3 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5
Audi MK2 TT 2.0T FSI 2006-2007-2008.5
Audi MK2 TTS 2.0T FSI 2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015
The 2.0T FSI has gone through some revisions when it comes to ignition coils. When you are working through a misfire issue its important to install high quality spark plugs and get the newest revision of igniction coils in your car. Take a look at the article HERE for more info about diagnosing VW and Audi FSI Misfires
The Cam Followers on the 2.0T FSI engine have been known to have wear issues. For this reason many FSI owners are diligent about checking and replacing their cam follower as part of their maintenance schedule. Doing this can prevent future damage to internal parts on the 2.0T FSI engine. Take a look HERE for more info about checking and replacing the 2.0T FSI cam follower and camshaft
The DV or Diverter valve is a common weak point and should be the first thing you look at if you have having boost related issues on your FSI engine. Take a look HERE for more details about the problems around the FSI DV
The FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump is mechanically driven off the camshaft. This HPFP may fail due to internal issues or wear damage if the cam follower is not checked. Take a look HERE for more details about the FSI HPFP
Almost all direct injection engines have this particular issue which is something that anyone with this engine should be aware of. Carbon build up on the intake valves of your FSI can cause cold start misfires, among many other things. Take a look HERE to find out more details on FSI Carbon Build Up
The Intake manifold runner can cause sporadic faults codes as well as other issues on the FSI engine. Take a look HERE to find out more details on the FSI IMRC problems
Does your check gas cap light come on the dash of your VW or Audi with the FSI engine? Take a look HERE to find out more about the N80 Valve and why it is likely to be the cause
The FSI uses a timing belt, but on the cylinder head a chain is used to drive the camshafts. Take a look HERE to find out more info about problems with the FSI Cam Chain Adjuster and Tensioner
The FSI engine can have issues related to the PCV valve. Take a look HERE for common symptoms of a bad FSI PCV valve
The fuel pump control module is mounted under the rear seat of your car. This is just above the electrical in tank low pressure fuel pump. This part can overheat causing issues with the vehicle cutting out.
The Coolant Temperature sensor on the 2.0t FSI engine can cause check engine lights and potential coolant gauge issues. Take a look at the article below to find out more
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