Hi there I own a 2003 Volkswagen GTi manual 1.8T. Lately my car has been stuttering when in 3rd gear around 2,500 RPM. Usually the turbo spools at that RPM but instead my car is stuttering, this also happens in 4th gear. I have no idea why this is happening (first time Volkswagen owner). ANY help would be gladly appreciated. Thank you.
The 1.8T engine VT used in this age of car did have an extremely common issue with the coilpacks failing and producing a misfire on the cylinder with the failed pack. As you mention in your comment there is a recall for these where the dealer will replace them with an updated version that (mostly) prevents the problem recurring.
I went to the dealership and they installed the ignition coil pack. Hooray! But now I need the following arts for my car. 1. Secondary air pump. 2. Rear O2 sensor. 3. New spark plugs. Also I was told to flush my coolant and brake fluid. Can anyone tell me where I can buy this parts? Preferably OEM? The dealer says that OEM parts are better because they work best with the car. Please help? Please provide a website or shop.