My 2.0 TSI

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My 2.0 TSI

Postby Inkey$ » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:33 am

Picked her up yesterday. Come from a background of older BMWs (M cars, E30 and most recently a 2.8 Z3), but none ULEZ compliant unfortunately so I needed something fun to plug the gap. Scirocco seemed to tick the boxes. It’s a manual, 2.0 GT TSI in shadow blue, leather, panoramic roof and on 97k miles.

Got home with it yesterday and turns out the battery was shot, so replaced with a Varta - so far so good. Owned a mk4 Golf before and know how weird the electrics can be on VWs, so keeping everything crossed I’ve had my initial bad luck :)

Anyway, here she is. Might upgrade the nav unit so I have Android connection (recommendations for plug and play?), and may find something a little fruitier to replace the stock back box. Not really interested in remapping or lowering. It’s an occasional car for me to blat back to Suffolk from London in or the occasional family day out when I don’t want to use the family whip.

Looking forward to using the forum as I’ve been on many before for previous cars and it’s usually the place to go for all questions.

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I drive a: GT 2.0 TSI
In: Shadow Blue
With a: Manual box

Re: My 2.0 TSI

Postby Chinny » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:41 pm

Welcome!
I've got a Pioneer SPH-DA250DAB head unit which works quite well and look decent in the dash.
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2010 Deep Black 2.0 GT TDI Manual

    Stance+Ultra Coil overs
    Pioneer head unit with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
    Aftermarket 19" black & chrome wheels
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Location: Hampshire
I drive a: GT 2.0 TDI 140/150
In: Deep Black
With a: Manual box
Options: Stance+ Ultra Coilovers
Pioneer Head unit with AppleCarPlay/AndroidAuto

Re: My 2.0 TSI

Postby Inkey$ » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:01 pm

Thanks Chinny!
And that headunit looks exactly what I’m after. Was it plug and play? And if DAB, is the aerial hooked up somewhere?
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Posts: 34
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I drive a: GT 2.0 TSI
In: Shadow Blue
With a: Manual box

Re: My 2.0 TSI

Postby Inkey$ » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:41 pm

Quick update - mainly to say thanks for all the advice so far with various questions I’ve thrown at the forum. I was in two minds on keeping the car after a few weeks of electrical gremlins, 2.0 TSI scare stories, relatively high mileage and a recent flurry of EPC lights.

The car is getting a new ABS control unit from VW in the next few weeks after taking it on for the recall work, then it’s a full service including brake fluid before heading off to my local(ish) specialist for a new timing chain and tensioners. Maybe even do the waterpump at the same time. Also have a freshly delivered RCD330 Plus prepped for install.

Hopefully then I’ll worry less about the car going pop and start enjoying it instead.
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Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:42 pm
I drive a: GT 2.0 TSI
In: Shadow Blue
With a: Manual box


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