Friday, 24 November 2017

VW Golf 1.6 16V Routine Service Items

After selling my 2001 VW Golf 1.9 TDI PD 130 and moving to another brand I couldn't resist the temptation of getting another Mk4 Golf that was being sold very cheaply due to a few minor faults. This time I've got a 2002 1.6 16V Golf SE with only 116,000 miles. The car had a broken electric window mechanism and stuck door lock and generally hadn't been advertised very well as many good features weren't mentioned along with fairly poor photos.

With a full service and a bit of TLC I think it will tidy up nicely and do as a good run around car for a few months and should turn a nice profit when I come to sell.

First jobs will be removing the door card to replace the electric window, replacing the very worn gear stick gaiter and replacing all filters - oil filter, air filter and cabin filter.

The car has full service history, 4 virtually new tyres and is in very good condition but only cost me £200. It's obviously not as economical as a PD TDI but should do the job until next year.

First step for the service is to remove the engine cover which is different on the 1.6 16V engine to the TDI PD engines that I'm more used to.

Once the engine cover is removed it gives access to change the oil and oil filter

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