The oil separator was hissing air and I got a misfire code for every cylinder.
if someone ignores replacing a bad oil separator on this engine, there is a good chance you'll blow the rear main seal.
DO NOT DRIVE your car if this happens! You can buy VW parts cheaper at ECS tuning, AutohausAZ, Deutsche Auto Parts
I own a stick and the dual-mass flywheel went out around 50K. I didn't bother with the warranty as I wanted a bulletproof replacment
in case I decided to mod my car.
The intake manifold secondaries quit opening at high RPM. A new intake is reasonably priced. I also cleaned the intake valves while I was at it which
is another issue the older TSI engines have.
I replaced my ignition coils at 100K, even through I never had a failed coil on my car.
I still like my car and am satisfied with it regardless of the issues I've had. I'm still peeved off about the hit & run accident.
Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual