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(anonymous) Are you having engine issues with your T5.1 BiTDi (180) Cali?

Are you having engine issues with your T5.1 BiTDi (180) Cali?

  • NO - issues with early (2010-2011MY), lower mileage (<40k miles)

    Votes: 4 9.5%
  • NO - issues with early (2010-2011MY), higher mileage (>40k miles)

    Votes: 5 11.9%
  • NO - issues with later (2012MY onwards), lower mileage (<40k miles)

    Votes: 17 40.5%
  • NO - issues with later (2012MY onwards), higher mileage (>40k miles)

    Votes: 4 9.5%
  • YES - issues with early (2010-2011MY), lower mileage (<40k miles)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • YES - issues with early (2010-2011MY), higher mileage (>40k miles)

    Votes: 7 16.7%
  • YES - issues with later (2012MY onwards), lower mileage (<40k miles)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • YES - issues with later (2012MY onwards), higher mileage (>40k miles)

    Votes: 2 4.8%
  • Don't know!

    Votes: 2 4.8%
  • Don't care!

    Votes: 1 2.4%

  • Total voters
    42
Spartan

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Some owners of the VW T5.1 based vehicles fitted with the 2.0l, bi-turbo, 180bhp (CFCA) engine have reported serious issues with oil consumption/engine wear that have necessitated costly repair, even complete engine replacement.

The purpose of this poll is to try to inform how many vehicles have been/are affected and to see if there is any trend - if there is an issue, could it be related to model year or mileage (for example - unfortunately poll limitations do not allow for more choices)?

N.B. Please do NOT participate in this poll if your vote would relate to the T5.1 single-turbo (140BHP) engined vehicle or any previous/later vehicle models - so no votes from T4, T5 (pre 2010MY, pre-'facelift') or T6 owners please.

Please be honest! Your vote is anonymous - it's possible to view the results of the poll but not to see how individual members have voted. Of course, you are free to follow-up your vote with a comment in this thread that other members can see.

In the poll, you will see reference to 'MY' denoting 'model year'. I believe the 2012MY was actually released around June 2011.

Multiple votes are allowed - this means you can vote for more than one poll response, not that you can vote for the same response many times!
 
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WelshGas

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Some owners of the VW T5.1 based vehicles fitted with the 2.0l, bi-turbo, 180bhp (CFCA) engine have reported serious issues with oil consumption/engine wear that have necessitated costly repair, even complete engine replacement.

The purpose of this poll is to try to inform how many vehicles have been/are affected and to see if there is any trend - if there is an issue, could it be related to model year or mileage (for example - unfortunately poll limitations do not allow for more choices)?

N.B. Please do NOT participate in this poll if your vote would relate to the T5.1 single-turbo (140BHP) engined vehicle or any previous/later vehicle models - so no votes from T4, T5 (pre 2010MY, pre-'facelift') or T6 owners please.

Please be honest! Your vote is anonymous - it's possible to view the results of the poll but not to see how individual members have voted. Of course, you are free to follow-up your vote with a comment in this thread that other members can see.

In the poll, you will see reference to 'MY' denoting 'model year'. I believe the 2012MY was actually released around June 2011.
It would be interesting to ask ADMIN if they could post How many Forum Members are registered with a 180 vehicle. Not completely accurate as many members don't give their vehicle details.
 
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I am not casting a vote as we sold our 2012 180 (back to VW in December.) We had no oil use issues as of 63k when I sold it but I understand that the person who was going to buy it decided against it after having a compression test which show issues on one of the cylinders and following that It appeared to have been taken off sale by the VW dealer
 
Max-Felix

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Sadly I think (despite perhaps being the catalyst that re-kickstarted this 180 good/bad debate in a buying topic) that any poll like this is worse than useless and will tell nothing,..

[edited by me due to Spartan's post below]

especially as multiple votes are allowed. If I had a 180 (potentially up for sale) I might feel like clicking no issue more than once!

;)

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As I said in the other topic the potential sample of owners that might see it is miniscule and biased either way.

Now, if we had a poll thus:

When it comes to QC/ reliability/customer care, are VW:

1) A bunch of *****.

2) Evil personified.

3) Totally ******* useless.

4) Technically inept and seemingly incapable of painting a sheet of aluminium.

5) All of the above.

Then we might get a better response. ;)
 
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Spartan

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I really do think (despite perhaps being the catalyst that re-kickstarted this 180 good/bad debate) that any poll like this is worse than useless and will tell nothing, especially as multiple votes are allowed. If I had a 180 (potentially up for sale) I might feel like clicking no issue more than once! ...
Just to clarify, "multiple votes" allows a participant to vote for more than one poll response (e.g. for people who own/have owned more than one vehicle); it does not allow a participant to vote for the same response multiple times and hence skew the result (as you suggest).

I've now edited the original post to include this information.
 
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cpjb@btinternet.com

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Spartan - I know that you've already started the poll BUT I would be just as interested to see who has a T5 180 with 100k+ miles on the clock, and showing no major oil/engine problems. A single example from someone on this forum would instill some confidence that not every engine is tainted.
 
Spartan

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Spartan - I know that you've already started the poll BUT I would be just as interested to see who has a T5 180 with 100k+ miles on the clock, and showing no major oil/engine problems. A single example from someone on this forum would instill some confidence that not every engine is tainted.
Since the oldest T5.1 could only be about 8 years-old (at the time of writing), I guess that we won't be hearing from many California owners with over 100k miles on this engine for a little while yet ...
 
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As I said... a single response would be great.
 
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