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Old 04-05-2018, 09:38 AM   #1
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80k mi service - big ticket items

I have a 2012 GTI with around 84k, so I guess it's past due. I'm trying to figure out what I should expect to spend. I know I need:
DSG flush and fluid: $350

Will I need brakes and rotors?
Spark plugs?
Coil packs?
Shocks?
Fuel filter?

It also vibrates at idle. Motor mounts?

This is starting to look like a $2k service? How much of this will I actually need?
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:48 AM   #2
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If you don't have any service history I'd do whats highest priority, DSG flush. I'd look at your brakes to see if you actually need them, same with shocks. If they're not leaking or hella bouncy, leave em. As for plugs, I'd do em but if your coil packs aren't giving you an issue I'd leave em alone. Fuel filter isn't really necessary but it's advised to change it every 20K.
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Old 04-05-2018, 03:39 PM   #3
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Fuel filter isn't really necessary but it's advised to change it every 20K.
Fuel filter is every 40k.
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Old 04-06-2018, 02:45 PM   #4
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Plugs, fuel filter & DSG service. If it has been over two years since the last brake fluid flush add that to the list. Is it time for an oil change? If so add that to your list. Your brakes may or not be OK, inspect them.
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:31 PM   #5
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Fuel filter is every 40k.
Thanks, idk why I always think its 20K
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:07 AM   #6
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I've got almost double your mileage...never spent anywhere near 2k on service. You can do the DSG service cheaper, shop around. My brakes and rotors looked fine past 100k. Spark plugs are a good idea, I run Denso double platinum at $4-5 each. Coils I would wait, shocks I would wait. Fuel filter is easy and cheap. A dogbone mount like HPA or 034 would go a long way with vibration and reduce wheel hop.
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:07 PM   #7
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You are definitely due (well overdue for DSG service and plugs) if they have never been done. Now some other things that would be smart to do would be to replace the coils, PCV valve (these are known to take out the rear main seal when they fail), check to see which timing chain tensioner the vehicle has, and possibly a carbon cleaning. I’d be more inclined to get those items straightened out before looking into mounts and shocks/struts. Hard to say whether you need brakes but I’m still all original on mine after 84k as well with plenty of life.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:50 PM   #8
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Why do yíall ask about this stuff? Itís laid out in plain Engrish in our owners manual? Server space wasted.


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Old 04-09-2018, 09:59 PM   #9
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Brakes are easy, look inside the wheel at the pads and see how close they are to the metal backing. Some cars have wear sensors too. Iím over 100K miles and have only done rear pads and rotors. Look for crappy looking discs too, could mean uneven wear, or debris caught in between the pad and rotor. Of course, you canít tell squat about the backsides like this.

Mounts (all inclusive) donít really need done unless they fail, or unless you want ďtight as newĒ back at 84k. Iím considering anti-walk kits from SuperPro or Whiteline (I like their elastomer better) as Iím staring to get vagueness over the road now. Remember, anything higher in density (higher durometer ratings) will make noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) worse, typically. Increasing NVH decrease reliability. We humans donít do so good with increased shaking either.

I have a TDI so I canít comment on coils, but thatís likely in the manual. Once again, replace when they fail; and youíll know when they fail lol. If youíre tuned, maybe look at upgrades.

Otherwise, all these other fine folk have brought up good points!


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