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#1 OFFLINE   Jimmy90


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 09:05 PM



So i bought my 2009 tiguan tsi 4 years ago, I am the second owner of the car, it had 110,000 km when i bought it and now after 4 years it has 150,000 km. 

ever since i bought it the engine sounded wierd and until this day no mechanic was able to diagnose this problem (maybe because we dont have very good mechanics in my country :S,) i have also sent to the dealership and they couldnt figure it out either, the general opinion seems to be that this noise is normal for a tsi engine but i am not convinced thus i am seeking advice here. 


A bit of history over the work been done on the car since i bought it. 

Oil change every 5.000 km 5w-40 liqui moly 

Chain tensioner swaped to the newer version (just a preventive measure) 

New water pump 

New coils


other than that everything is that needs replacing (tyres, brakes, spark plugs,etc) is all regulary maintained. 


during the 4 years of owning the tiguan the noise stayed the same which is demonstrated in the below youtube link


engine noise! 



any feedback would be appreciated, 



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#2 OFFLINE   IggytheTiggy


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 12:07 AM

Welcome to VWs noisy injectors. My TSI sounds more like a diesel than my TDI did.
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Posted 08 April 2021 - 11:59 AM

Sounds normal to me. I can hear the injectors and the purge valve cycling.

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