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Volkswagen Engine Rattle Not Just a Noise But a Serious Problem

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There is an issue plaguing Volkswagen 2.0 engines (with and without turbo) from years 2008-2013 which can happen at any mileage and at any time. The sound is a rattle that is heard just after the engine is started. The technical background on this issue is that the timing chain tension has lost its ability to keep the tension and the slack causes the rattle in the engine. Thus, the timing chain may jump, causing the engine not to start.

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Audi and VW Radiators Overheating

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The radiator is a critical part of any water-cooled engine. It serves as the heat exchanger between the engine and the environment. It works by cooling the water that has been heated while circulating in the engine’s water jacket. The cooling fan blows cool air through the radiator airways, thereby cooling the water inside the radiator’s water tubes. Automotive Cooling System If the cooling system fails, overheating of the engine occurs. Overheating is a risky thing because the engine is designed to operate at a preset optimum temperature. If the engine goes beyond this temperature, it can break down. If overheating goes on for too long, there could be more permanent damage which would require major repairs to be undertaken. Such damage includes the burn out of the cylinder head gasket or complete engine seizure. Hosepipe Temperature Owners of Audis and VWs have often noted a problem with their cars …

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Why My Volkswagen Shakes And Vibrates At High Speeds?

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Volkswagen, the German automotive manufacturer brand of status. So popular among many car owners, there is a need for professional mechanics that can cater to various types of problems Volkswagen may experience. From the Jetta to the Beetle Convertible, it is of vital importance that you seek an experienced and professional European auto mechanic such as those at Desert Oasis European Auto Service and Repair. Among the many common auto issues drivers struggle with, feeling vibrations when driving at high speeds is a universal problem that most VW owners will encounter at some point. This could be caused by a number of reasons which is why it’s highly recommended to get a diagnostic test with a professional mechanic. Despite the list of possible causes to the vibrating, there are a few common reasons which your automobile mechanic may likely find as the cause. You notice when driving at 65 mph …

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Should I Use a European Repair Shop Instead of The Dealership for my Volkswagen and Audi?

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If you are a Volkswagen or Audi car owner, it is of the utmost importance that you have your vehicle serviced and repaired by a highly-trained technician. While the cheap cost of a shade-tree mechanic may sound tempting, the risk of getting shoddy workmanship is usually not worth it in the long run. The only legitimate options are to either take the vehicle to the dealership or to a local independent auto repair shop. Here are some important facts to help you to decide the best route to take. Parts… 1) Most Audi and Volkswagen dealerships have the benefit of having genuine OEM parts in stock. However, the prices for these car parts are usually very expensive. On the other hand, an independent European repair shop is able to obtain the necessary OEM parts for a far less expensive price. Many dealerships charge the customer a premium price for the …

5 Most common problems Volkswagen owners have.

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Certain makes of cars tend to suffer from specific issues and failures aside from general wear and tear. Being aware of these issues may help you keep an eye on the trouble spots for your car. 1.Check Engine Light… This is a fairly recent problem that happens at low mileage for 2013 Jetta hybrid models. The culprit is potentially a wrong sensor or a software problem. Check engine lights on later model cars can be anywhere from innocuous to serious, but it is always better to have it checked out by a repair shop. 2. Oil Sludge… In early 2000 model Passats, a troubling problem with engine failure from oil sludge has built up. The problems start up between 70,000 and 90,000 miles. Other than an inherent problem with the car, oil sludge can typically be prevented by following all manufacturer guidelines on oil changes and the type of oil …

Importance of Taking Your Volkswagen to an Experienced Repair Shop

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The increasing price of new vehicles, as well as ever-rising fuel costs, have made consumers look for economical cars and attempt to keep them running as long as possible. Many choose to purchase a Volkswagen because of their reputation for sturdy construction and excellent fuel economy. Keeping your VW running in top-notch condition requires good driving and regular maintenance, specifically at an experienced shop such as Desert Oasis European Auto Service & Repair. Who We Are For more than 20 years, Desert Oasis has been providing service to the Las Vegas area. In addition to being a family-owned business that offers excellent customer service, Desert Oasis also offers factory trained, ASE-certified technicians, low prices, shuttle service and fast service. Our shop specializes in servicing Volkswagens, along with other European vehicles like Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Land Rover. When you own a Volkswagen and want it to last, then what …

How to determine if your Volkswagen vehicle brake rotors need to be replaced?

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When on the road, there’s not much more frightening than the idea of pressing down on the brake pedal – and getting no response! Therefore it’s of utmost importance to keep the brakes on your Volkswagen working properly and in good condition. Desert Oasis European Auto Repair and Service mechanics are experts in under-the-hood work. There are a few different ways to check whether it’s time to bring your vehicle in to have your brake and rotors checked… The clearest indicator that it’s time to have your brake rotors inspected is the brake warning light on your dashboard. Not something you want to ignore! When this indicator comes on, it means that sensors within the brake pads are showing wear on the rotors. If you drive cautiously and brake gradually, you may have up to 3,000 miles left on the pads and rotors. However, even cautious drivers sometimes need to …

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New Volkswagen to Debut in Early March

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Volkswagen! From unfortunate origins as a Third Reich innovation to hippy wagon in a matter of a generation, these flower-wagons are nothing if not iconic. Few brands are as quirky and indelible. And now there’s a new bug coming in early March of 2013! Check it out. Called the Golf R Cabriolet, apparently it’s good on ice (per the image in the article linked above). Hey, you could make a VW martini! Extra dry. Like our sense of humor. Contact Desert Oasis Auto Repair for all the help you need.