Hi Scotty! I bought a brand new Volkswagen Polo MK V 1.2 TSI last year and since the first day the…

MarkDriver_IT

Hi Scotty! I bought a brand new Volkswagen Polo MK V 1.2 TSI last year and since the first day the car still has noisy brakes. The engine also burns half kilogram of motor oil every 12000 kilometers. There is also one last thing: when the car is turned off and I push it, feels like there are some points in wich the brakes drag on the rotors. Is there anything I could do? Thank you very much, I love your videos!

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MarkDriver_IT
MarkDriver_IT

Thank you all very much!

hienz1
hienz1

so it's a petrol motor. It burns gasoline, not diesel. Yeah that don't sound right. If the motor was a diesel motor, then burning oil (small amounts) is normal for that type of motor. In fact, diesel motors use "Exhaust Oil". But for a gas - petrol motor? No gasoline motor I know of should be burning oil. Seems to me they're hiding something, or just don't wanna do the right thing and repair it. Wondering if there's a class action lawsuit against them.

When your car is cold, during warm-up, it's normal to see some smoke coming out. AFTER the motor has warmed up to normal operating temperature is when you wanna check for smoke. If no smoke - jump for joy.

hienz1
hienz1

white smoke = water in the combustion chamber, injector faulty, timing incorrect. BUT, there's good news. Did it only happen during warm-up? when the car was still cold?

MarkDriver_IT
MarkDriver_IT

Thanks a lot to everyone! The fact is that now that the weather is hot, there is NO smoke, when it was colder there used to be white smoke and some water drops coming out from the exhaust during the warm up. (It's a turbocharged petrol engine). My dealer told me that IS NORMAL that my engine burns up to 1kg of motor oil every 8000km. In fact, when I bought the car, they gave me 1kg of motor oil because of this. Sounds pretty strange to me.

hienz1
hienz1

Yeah, it's still under warranty, so don't try to repair it yourself - could void the warranty. Take it back, let the dealer "deal" with it. As for me, I'd say those brakes need to be rebuilt, new pads, new rotors. Go with ceramic pads - they produce far less brake dust. As for that motor - no NEW motor should burn anything other than GAS. If you suspect it's burning oil, start it up, go look at the exhaust. Do you have smoke coming out? If so - what color is the smoke? Check out this video on how to diagnose engine problems based on what color the exhaust smoke is:

https://youtu.be/65LZXwt_A1I

alexmarjanovic98
alexmarjanovic98

Probably a Toyota

MarkDriver_IT
MarkDriver_IT

Thank you so much Skotty, I will take it back.
P.s. Which car brand would you recommend?

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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Take it bacck in, it's under warranty. But really, their quality has gone downhill the last decade, I would never advise anyone to buy one