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Just bought a 2016 NB with 238 miles on it. Yes you read it right!
One previous owner who was a car collector, got the dealer to sell this and 2 Mustangs to make space for new toys.
HG, Fuel Tank and Engine/Powertrain Computer Module changed by Ford Dealer prior to sale. Wanted one for decades and finally went for it when a good one came up.
Being delivered this week will update with pics when it arrives.
 

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Congratulations and welcome!!

I was down there at Disneyworld last year with the family. We will be heading back again as we had so much fun.
 

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Hi There,
Just bought a 2016 NB with 238 miles on it. Yes you read it right!
One previous owner who was a car collector, got the dealer to sell this and 2 Mustangs to make space for new toys.
HG, Fuel Tank and Engine/Powertrain Computer Module changed by Ford Dealer prior to sale. Wanted one for decades and finally went for it when a good one came up.
Being delivered this week will update with pics when it arrives.
Welcome, I am also a new RS owner!

Interesting history on that car. I am guessing the fuel tank needed to be changed from sitting around a lot and having rotted fuel in it? I hope it's everything you've dreamed of, certainly is for me.
 

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OK my car arrived a day earlier than quoted. First impressions the NB looked awesome in the sunlight!
Sitting in it was a revelation and felt like a rally car set up.
I have to say first impressions of driving it, a little disappointed with the power albeit I was driving in Normal Mode and not thrashing it as it has only 250 miles on it.
My other car is a 2012 GTI which I do thrash every time I drive it.
Also there was no "popping exhaust" on the revs down which was a bit disappointing after all the video's I saw. Does this only happen in Sport Mode? As I said I only drove it a few miles.
One thing I was amazed at is the handling, I took a roundabout at a silly speed and it just gripped the road unbelievably. So a beautiful car now in my garage. Do I sell the 2012 GTI and drive this daily or keep the GTI and use this only on sunny weekends.......jury is out!!!
 

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I think with this new forum layout we can't edit old posts past a certain time frame.

Anyways here is a working link of the post I mentioned in my last post on this thread

Meetup information for Central FL
Thanks for the Info its appreciated.
Will make it down to some of the events you mention.
Can you recommend a Ford Dealer in Central FL that knows RS's?
 

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Thanks for the Info its appreciated.
Will make it down to some of the events you mention.
Can you recommend a Ford Dealer in Central FL that knows RS's?
Sure:

Top pick would be Mullinax Ford in Apopka. There is a tech there who you should insist on, his name is Obed. He's helped out my friends Jaime and Kyle who both have RSes.

Second pick would be Kissleback Ford right there in Kissimmee, I鈥檒l defer to @Twizzty for names though
 

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Thanks for the info....my Ford Dealer was Mullnax Kissimmee guess I will have to go to Apopka for its first service after running it in!
My RS does not pop at all between gear shifts and on throttle lift even in Sport or Track mode?
What can be wrong here its pretty disappointing after seeing all the videos....not one pop or burble....could this be the exhaust valve not opening?
 

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Thanks for the info....my Ford Dealer was Mullnax Kissimmee guess I will have to go to Apopka for its first service after running it in!
My RS does not pop at all between gear shifts and on throttle lift even in Sport or Track mode?
What can be wrong here its pretty disappointing after seeing all the videos....not one pop or burble....could this be the exhaust valve not opening?
Hmm, no the pops can even happen if valves are closed. But the way the exhaust valve works, it will never be closed when you are driving and trying to get it to pop.

Try cruising in 2nd at 3 - 3.5K RPM, then give it more than 50% throttle for a second or two and let go of the gas. It should pop.

Another way to see if pops are working is just to rev it.
 

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Tried all those things.....nothing its almost too sensible to drive with no pops at all.
Feel I'm missing out on the RS experience with this car.
Did both those suggestions it just revs down normally.
Would feel a bit stupid going to A Ford Service Dealer saying it won't "Pop" like its supposed to!!
 

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It should be doing it pretty consistently when letting off the throttle under boost, more pronounced in sport or track mode. You also shouldn't be disappointed by the power if you're used to a GTI, it should feel way faster (I daily a tuned GLI so I feel like I should know). Maybe the exhaust valve isn't opening for some reason, might be something to ask the dealer about.

Personally I am keeping my GLI. I've owned it since new and have kept it well maintained, I know it's entire history. At the same time it's getting on in mileage and age so it can be my daily/winter car so I can keep the RS nice.
 

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It should be doing it pretty consistently when letting off the throttle under boost, more pronounced in sport or track mode. You also shouldn't be disappointed by the power if you're used to a GTI, it should feel way faster (I daily a tuned GLI so I feel like I should know). Maybe the exhaust valve isn't opening for some reason, might be something to ask the dealer about.

Personally I am keeping my GLI. I've owned it since new and have kept it well maintained, I know it's entire history. At the same time it's getting on in mileage and age so it can be my daily/winter car so I can keep the RS nice.
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Thanks for the insight. I didn't take it into work yesterday as it was pissing with rain.
Ive owned my 3 door 2012 GTI since new and now has 145K on it. Its in the shop for a low rev misfire the first real problem Ive ever had with it. Before I bought the RS the VW dealer would only offer $4K for it in trade in on a new Cornflower Blue GTI but I always wanted an RS first. I.m thinking the same. Keep the GTI for a workhorse and have the RS for sunny weekends not the work run.
As I'm running it in I'm not near the red line but have been taking it up to around 5K on the revs sometimes.
Not one pop Ive tried it in normal and Sport will give it a go on Track mode tomorrow and see what happens.
 

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Thanks for the insight. I didn't take it into work yesterday as it was pissing with rain.
Ive owned my 3 door 2012 GTI since new and now has 145K on it. Its in the shop for a low rev misfire the first real problem Ive ever had with it. Before I bought the RS the VW dealer would only offer $4K for it in trade in on a new Cornflower Blue GTI but I always wanted an RS first. I.m thinking the same. Keep the GTI for a workhorse and have the RS for sunny weekends not the work run.
As I'm running it in I'm not near the red line but have been taking it up to around 5K on the revs sometimes.
Not one pop Ive tried it in normal and Sport will give it a go on Track mode tomorrow and see what happens.
Hmm that's weird. See if you can record a video in sport mode revving it a couple times quickly to 4.5k - 5k rpm for us. Have not seen this issue before. You might have to bring it into the dealer to see if they can diagnose the issue.
 

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Its in the shop for a low rev misfire the first real problem Ive ever had with it.
My GLI has 175k (km) on it. It was doing that misfire years ago and it was the intake manifold runners, but pretty sure they solved that problem with newer intake revision. At your mileage though it probably needs a top end engine clean if it's never been done. They carbon up really bad because of the direct injection design, and for some reason that can cause misfire issues.

I am going to do the upper timing chain tensioner on mine soon, since that's a common failure on 2.0 TSI and when it goes it pretty much grenades the entire engine. I have parts and all the tools just waiting for some time and will power to spend a couple days on it.

I wonder if you can have someone stand outside the car as you flip between normal and sport mode and listen for the exhaust valve opening and closing, it's on the drivers side exhaust tip, and from what I understand it makes an audible noise when it actuates (I've never noticed though).
 

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My GLI has 175k (km) on it. It was doing that misfire years ago and it was the intake manifold runners, but pretty sure they solved that problem with newer intake revision. At your mileage though it probably needs a top end engine clean if it's never been done. They carbon up really bad because of the direct injection design, and for some reason that can cause misfire issues.

I am going to do the upper timing chain tensioner on mine soon, since that's a common failure on 2.0 TSI and when it goes it pretty much grenades the entire engine. I have parts and all the tools just waiting for some time and will power to spend a couple days on it.

I wonder if you can have someone stand outside the car as you flip between normal and sport mode and listen for the exhaust valve opening and closing, it's on the drivers side exhaust tip, and from what I understand it makes an audible noise when it actuates (I've never noticed though).
Hi There,
My GTI was running rough about 30K miles ago and went in for the inlet manifold recall. While they had it off they offered the top end clean at a price which I took. It ran much better and was great until a few months ago started small hesitance at low revs now a full blown misfire!
Anyway my son is home for a few days later in the week and I will try all the suggestions here and video it.
Thanks again all.
 

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Welcome, I am also a new RS owner!

Interesting history on that car. I am guessing the fuel tank needed to be changed from sitting around a lot and having rotted fuel in it? I hope it's everything you've dreamed of, certainly is for me.
From my understanding the fuel tank was a recall !
 
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