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GTI AVY Engine - Plain Alloy or Red Rocker why?

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My 03 GTI had a plain silver rocker until I needed a new one and it came through in red, even lists it as red on ETKA. I know the Polo GTI came with an all red version. Mind you, I wouldn't say mine is painted all that well, looks like there was a panic in the warehouse at the last minute, someone nipped down to Halfrauds for some red spray and gave it a quick dusting!

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why would you need a rocker ?

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This was some time ago! Took it in for a 40k service, when the tech removed the plugs, had oil in 2 & 3 up to the top of the plugs. Elsa said to use a new rocker cover, it was under warranty at the time, so I had it all done. Thanks VW! Better still, I managed to get the old rocker cover and sold it on! Win Win!

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Cam cover surely ??‍♂️

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Cam cover, rocker cover, same thing!

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definitely this:

25 minutes ago, lupogtiboy said:

Cam cover, rocker cover, same thing!

 

So is it just pot luck if you get Red or raw alloy?

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i have a spare silver one!

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I had 2 plug bores full of oil when I did mine. Can the seals be sorted, or is a new cover the only fix? Seems a bit extreme? I suppose you could use sealant, but I wouldn't be too keen on doing that.

 

Edited by Chris-M

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It only really needed resealing, but as VW were paying I thought it rude not to have it all done....

ETKA does say it should be red on a GTI though

 

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i wouldn't want to let vw monkeys strip my whole rocker out to put into another one.

less disturbance the better.

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I work for a main dealer so I know which techs I can and cant trust. The guy who did mine was a good tech and I've never had any issues since it was done. Was on about 39/40k when it was done, now on 168k and still going so NOT all VW Techs are monkeys

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agreed, not all. :)

  • Haha 1

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