Buying a Scirocco 2.0 TSI for remap

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Buying a Scirocco 2.0 TSI for remap

Postby paul123 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:22 pm

Hi
I am looking to buy a Scirocco 2.0 TSI and have a stage 1 remap. I have a budget of up to 10k but would consider more if needed. Is it worth buying an older one with a low mileage or a newer model with a higher mileage ? I will only be using it at weekends so will only probably do 3k per year maximum.
Any advice much appreciated.
Thanks Paul.
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Re: Buying a Scirocco 2.0 TSI for remap

Postby Cuprabob » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:04 pm

...as long as you buy one which has the updated timing chain tensioner fitted.
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Re: Buying a Scirocco 2.0 TSI for remap

Postby Andy b » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:56 am

Also budget for an uprated clutch

The clutch in my 65000 mile 2012 2.0 tsi didn’t cope with the stage 1 map and slipped when giving it the beans

I went for the helix organic clutch and also replaced the dmf at the same time, can’t remember the total cost right now, but will update if I remember
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Re: Buying a Scirocco 2.0 TSI for remap

Postby RoccoTom » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:40 pm

Is there any particular reason for wanting a remap? Why not just buy an R instead and save yourself the hassle (and potentially increased insurance premium)?
If you do go ahead and do a remap, I think it's advisable to go for DSG transmission rather than manual.

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Re: Buying a Scirocco 2.0 TSI for remap

Postby paul123 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:29 am

Thanks for your replies all. Much appreciated !! An R is outside my budget if I'm honest and car crime is pretty bad round here at the moment. I want to keep this car for at least 5 years so want to make the right choice. Was going to have the updated chain belt tensioner replaced if not done so already. I have noticed some cars advertised have had it replaced but I suppose there is no way of knowing for sure if it is the uprated one fitted.
Is the DSG gearbox reliable ? I've read its really expensive to replace of it goes wrong so might consider what Andy has done and replace it.
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Re: Buying a Scirocco 2.0 TSI for remap

Postby Paradox1 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:46 am

paul123 wrote:Thanks for your replies all. Much appreciated !! An R is outside my budget if I'm honest and car crime is pretty bad round here at the moment. I want to keep this car for at least 5 years so want to make the right choice. Was going to have the updated chain belt tensioner replaced if not done so already. I have noticed some cars advertised have had it replaced but I suppose there is no way of knowing for sure if it is the uprated one fitted.
Is the DSG gearbox reliable ? I've read its really expensive to replace of it goes wrong so might consider what Andy has done and replace it.
Thanks again.


Keep the TSI, there isnt much difference between it and an R. All can be upgraded to the same power etc.
Definitely worth upgrading the tensioner though. Search on here and you will find the correct part number of the revised part.

DSG is usually reliable as long as the services has been carried out. They car support more power that the typical 6 speed manual clutch
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