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    Default Argh! I want my old car back

    This cdti is really testing my patience now.

    A week after getting it I noticed it was needing a new inlet manifold. No problem it was fixed under the 1 month warrenty

    Then when fitting my springs I noticed that one of the tie rods has plaay and needs replacing

    Then there was the slight problem fitting my timing belt which resulted in a new camshaft

    And the latest one.....I went to change the oil today as I had 5 litres of oil sitting in the garage and its about k since the last service. I manages to get the oil filter undone (what a stupid place to put it) and I proceeded to undo the sump plug.......rock solid

    Rather annoyed at how tight it had been put on at last service I jumped straight on the phone to the garage to complain.....it's going in tomorrow to have the sump plug removed.... FOR FREE!

    Good to see that customer service isn't completely dead but i'm still rather miffed at this car Thank god it looks nice

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    Well John m8 you knew what was coming before you bought the motor. Just enjoy the car
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    As above but you don't have the same power on your old dti

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    Cant understand why they tighten the plug like that its not as if is holding the engine together or the oil pressure is going to blow it out

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    Result if it's getting sorted Had a similar issue with my sump plug until i used a breaker bar with the torx bit and it came off nicely

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    Only 10 bhp of a difference mate, the dti had more torque too

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    Quote Originally Posted by John IS3 View Post
    Only 10 bhp of a difference mate, the dti had more torque too
    DTI has alot of it lower down the rev range but the CDTI has more of it higher up. Alot of CDTI 150's standard push 155bhp - on average.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signumboy View Post
    Cant understand why they tighten the plug like that its not as if is holding the engine together or the oil pressure is going to blow it out
    Exactly what I said mate. I never had this problem on the dti over the 4 services I did to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrDerv View Post
    Result if it's getting sorted Had a similar issue with my sump plug until i used a breaker bar with the torx bit and it came off nicely
    The cdti has a 13mm hex on it and even with an impact socket on a breaker bar it wouldn't budge. And I wasn't forcing it

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    Ah well, if the garage breaks it, they fix it

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    You can hardly complain about it needing a new camshaft and you not being able to undo the sump plug :/

    Tie Road can be replaced in 15 minutes with the correct tool

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