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HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by Chelseafan1: 10:26am On Aug 19, 2018
I have owned this car for 6 years and it has really served me well over the years but the engine is weak, started emitting smoke, so sometimes in March, I had it ringed, I'm still not comfortable with the job done.

I'm ready to change the car to Tokumbo grade again. I have actually started and I've spent more than 400k on the car from March till now already.

It looks very good already but u want it scanned and get a new Toks engine that would make me enjoy the car till I can afford a new one.

I'm bringing it to Lagos, I don't wanna be scammed or given bad products, who can help me out, I was advised not to go to Ladipo or Itire on my own, I need a VW specialist who can handle my car and bring it back to life.

Here are pictures of the car I took last week.

Hoping to hearing from a good Samaritan.

Thanks.

Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by HeavenlyBang(m): 10:28am On Aug 19, 2018
CC: Our regional chairman on Golf matters, Dancok. grin grin grin

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Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by uboma(m): 10:35am On Aug 19, 2018
You are the first I have come to know who has been driving his VW Mark IV for 6 years. This is a long time.


The stories surrounding this Mark IV is that it is problematic (mostly electrical issues) and should be avoided.


I commend your maintenance culture.


But tell me, what are the usual problems you have encountered with your Mark IV during these 6 years?


Will you recommend this model to someone?


***modified***


sorry for derailing your thread.

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Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by AutoElectNG: 10:53am On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:
I have owned this car for 6 years and it has really served me well over the years but the engine is weak, started emitting smoke, so sometimes in March, I had it ringed, I'm still not comfortable with the job done.

I'm ready to change the car to Tokumbo grade again. I have actually started and I've spent more than 400k on the car from March till now already.

It looks very good already but u want it scanned and get a new Toks engine that would make me enjoy the car till I can afford a new one.

I'm bringing it to Lagos, I don't wanna be scammed or given bad products, who can help me out, I was advised not to go to Ladipo or Itire on my own, I need a VW specialist who can handle my car and bring it back to life.

Here are pictures of the car I took last week.

Hoping to hearing from a good Samaritan.

Thanks.

https://www.nairaland.com/4501821/milex-carquest-2nd-largest-usa/23

Radautoworks may be the solution you seek,

they will not replace the engine,

they will rebuild the engine,

which makes it as good as new,

instead of an unknown engine with unverifiable pedigree and nothing to hang unto except the words of the engine seller ( words that they can readily go against, and have been known to go against)

and instead of a warranty that rarely lasts as long as 30 days

you would get a much longer warranty and peace of mind from an as good as new engine given that you will be holding onto this car for some time

I give this advice because of your financial outlay so far which goes against the use and dump philosophy would never allow you spend so much on a car when you could fling it and add some more money to get another - the predominant thought pattern in the Nigerian automotive space

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Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by obekediamondfuto(m): 10:57am On Aug 19, 2018
cc radautoworks
client is coming to lag

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Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by Chelseafan1: 11:42am On Aug 19, 2018
uboma:
You are the first I have come to know who has been driving his VW Mark IV for 6 years. This is a long time.


The stories surrounding this Mark IV is that it is problematic (mostly electrical issues) and should be avoided.


I commend your maintenance culture.


But tell me, what are the usual problems you have encountered with your Mark IV during these 6 years?


Will you recommend this model to someone?


***modified***


sorry for derailing your thread.

I love the car, when I even got it, I didn't know how to drive then, I learnt driving with it and mastered it soon enough.

Noo problem whatsoever, no electrical issues, it's very reliable too, but recently, it jerks, I think it now consumes more fuel, using AC with it makes it very weak to ascend hills most times, it would run well for some minutes and drag for few seconds then try to run well again.

I just feel the engine is old already, maybe a good Toks will make me a happy man again.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by Chelseafan1: 12:10pm On Aug 19, 2018
AutoElectNG:


https://www.nairaland.com/4501821/milex-carquest-2nd-largest-usa/23

Radautoworks may be the solution you seek,

they will not replace the engine,

they will rebuild the engine,

which makes it as good as new,

instead of an unknown engine with unverifiable pedigree and nothing to hang unto except the words of the engine seller ( words that they can readily go against, and have been known to go against)

and instead of a warranty that rarely lasts as long as 30 days

you would get a much longer warranty and peace of mind from an as good as new engine given that you will be holding onto this car for some time

I give this advice because of your financial outlay so far which goes against the use and dump philosophy would never allow you spend so much on a car when you could fling it and add some more money to get another - the predominant thought pattern in the Nigerian automotive space

Thank you so much.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by nurey(m): 12:42pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


I love the car, when I even got it, I didn't know how to drive then, I learnt driving with it and mastered it soon enough.

Noo problem whatsoever, no electrical issues, it's very reliable too, but recently, it jerks, I think it now consumes more fuel, using AC with it makes it very weak to ascend hills most times, it would run well for some minutes and drag for few seconds then try to run well again.

I just feel the engine is old already, maybe a good Toks will make me a happy man again.

I discussed with a friend yesterday who uses golf3, u will get engine at itire. he bought his 110k engine and gear with out fixing. yours should be a bit higher

says sleeving a vw engine is a waste of time, he bought a bigger engine variant 1.8L reason he also changed gear. your 1.4L engine may be scarce I know only Skoda has that engine too.

good luck and Godspeed
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by Chelseafan1: 1:59pm On Aug 19, 2018
nurey:


I discussed with a friend yesterday who uses golf3, u will get engine at itire. he bought his 110k engine and gear with out fixing. yours should be a bit higher

says sleeving a vw engine is a waste of time, he bought a bigger engine variant 1.8L reason he also changed gear. your 1.4L engine may be scarce I know only Skoda has that engine too.

good luck and Godspeed

Thank you for the response my man. My gear is still very okay, I don't plan changing it, I want a bigger engine too. 1.8l or 2.0 so that using AC won't be a problem.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by nurey(m): 2:10pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


Thank you for the response my man. My gear is still very okay, I don't plan changing it, I want a bigger engine too. 1.8l or 2.0 so that using AC won't be a problem.

you know that car has various engine, your gear may not be appropriate for the higher engine picked. though I am not too sure
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by dancok(m): 2:12pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:
I have owned this car for 6 years and it has really served me well over the years but the engine is weak, started emitting smoke, so sometimes in March, I had it ringed, I'm still not comfortable with the job done.

I'm ready to change the car to Tokumbo grade again. I have actually started and I've spent more than 400k on the car from March till now already.

It looks very good already but u want it scanned and get a new Toks engine that would make me enjoy the car till I can afford a new one.

I'm bringing it to Lagos, I don't wanna be scammed or given bad products, who can help me out, I was advised not to go to Ladipo or Itire on my own, I need a VW specialist who can handle my car and bring it back to life.

Here are pictures of the car I took last week.

Hoping to hearing from a good Samaritan.

Thanks.
bro come to Akure let me hand you over to Volkswagen specialist, crusader of the Golfs. Mine too needs engine now, but not now no money.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by HeavenlyBang(m): 2:24pm On Aug 19, 2018
dancok:
bro come to Akure let me hand you over to Volkswagen specialist, crusader of the Golfs. Mine too needs engine now, but not now no money.

I thought you got a new engine a few months ago?
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by dancok(m): 2:41pm On Aug 19, 2018
HeavenlyBang:


I thought you got a new engine a few months ago?
No, no money yet, it still moving smoky and am using it like that.

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Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by dancok(m): 2:43pm On Aug 19, 2018
Op if u get money for new car gan no buy am, repair ur Golf and still be using it, Volkswagen golf is smooth car to ride o.

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Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by HeavenlyBang(m): 2:52pm On Aug 19, 2018
dancok:
No, no money yet, it still moving smoky and am using it like that.

Aight, bro.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by uboma(m): 3:18pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


Thank you for the response my man. My gear is still very okay, I don't plan changing it, I want a bigger engine too. 1.8l or 2.0 so that using AC won't be a problem.



Why not maintain the same 1.4L engine that came with your Mark IV.


If you must replace the engine with another one with a different specification, I hope that you have a competent hand to install it for you.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by weyreypey: 4:11pm On Aug 19, 2018
dancok:
No, no money yet, it still moving smoky and am using it like that.
I will be in Akure soon. I'll love to meet that famous VW MK4.

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Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by Chelseafan1: 4:25pm On Aug 19, 2018
uboma:




Why not maintain the same 1.4L engine that came with your Mark IV.


If you must replace the engine with another one with a different specification, I hope that you have a competent hand to install it for you.

Usage of AC is a must for me and whenever I engage the AC, It's too much load on the engine, the car will start vibrating seriously or the engine goes off completely
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by Chelseafan1: 4:26pm On Aug 19, 2018
dancok:
bro come to Akure let me hand you over to Volkswagen specialist, crusader of the Golfs. Mine too needs engine now, but not now no money.

How much is a complete engine in Akure?
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by Chelseafan1: 4:28pm On Aug 19, 2018
dancok:
Op if u get money for new car gan no buy am, repair ur Golf and still be using it, Volkswagen golf is smooth car to ride o.

Honestly, I'm in love with the Golf, as I wash am finish again today, I just dey admire am for where I Park am, looks very clean like Toks.

Na just make I change the engine.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by uboma(m): 4:33pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


Usage of AC is a must for me and whenever I engage the AC, It's too much load on the engine, the car will start vibrating seriously or the engine goes off completely



Is the AC system factory fitted or was it constructed?
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by weyreypey: 4:35pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


Usage of AC is a must for me and whenever I engage the AC, It's too much load on the engine, the car will start vibrating seriously or the engine goes off completely
That is caused by your idle air control valve most likely not your engine
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by Chelseafan1: 4:44pm On Aug 19, 2018
weyreypey:

That is caused by your idle air control valve most likely not your engine

Whatever this means grin grin

What do I know, can a scan detect it please?
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by Chelseafan1: 4:46pm On Aug 19, 2018
uboma:




Is the AC system factory fitted or was it constructed?

Yeah, factory fitted but the compressor that came with the car got spoilt at some point, so I replaced it which also got knocked last week, I also replaced Drier, replaced Evaporator then.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by captainking(m): 5:21pm On Aug 19, 2018
HeavenlyBang:
CC: Our regional chairman on Golf matters, Dancok. grin grin grin
infact Eh.. Anytime I see golf car.. Dancock comes to mind.. Are you not sure he is dancock? Lol..

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Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by uboma(m): 5:24pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


Yeah, factory fitted but the compressor that came with the car got spoilt at some point, so I replaced it which also got knocked last week, I also replaced Drier, replaced Evaporator then.



Prior to replacing the initial compressor, was the AC working optimally without the vibration?
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by weyreypey: 5:46pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


Whatever this means grin grin

What do I know, can a scan detect it please?
You're on the right track with radautoworks. Stick with her
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by dancok(m): 6:03pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


How much is a complete engine in Akure?
they said 85k here, while the skeleton is 70k, u can also search for sosidauto on Nairaland, he is base in lagos and he has sent me parts before.


NB, pls be wise people do change o.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by dancok(m): 6:13pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


Honestly, I'm in love with the Golf, as I wash am finish again today, I just dey admire am for where I Park am, looks very clean like Toks.

Na just make I change the engine.
yeah me too, i want to change my engine to 2.0, it came with 1.6,they have two strong engine which is 2.0 and 1.6,don't go for 1.8 engine, though i may be wrong sha.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by Chelseafan1: 6:14pm On Aug 19, 2018
dancok:
they said 85k here, while the skeleton is 70k, u can also search for sosidauto on Nairaland, he is base in lagos and he has sent me parts before.


NB, pls be wise people do change o.

85k isn't bad for a complete engine.

Na to correct Original one be my biggest headache now.
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by dancok(m): 6:17pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


85k isn't bad for a complete engine.

Na to correct Original one be my biggest headache now.
u mean collect right?
Re: HELP!!! Golf 4 Engine Needed. by radautoworks: 6:20pm On Aug 19, 2018
Chelseafan1:


Usage of AC is a must for me and whenever I engage the AC, It's too much load on the engine, the car will start vibrating seriously or the engine goes off completely

The manufacturer didn't put an ac in a car that couldn't handle it. Something else is wrong. The AC was made to go in that car as-is.

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