N/A units have this problem, so if you get a supercharged model you don't have to worry about this. But they require premium gas, and insurance is higher, especially for kids. There is no replacement yet for the intake, except for a custom aftermarket one that has been pushed around. I know some of the vendors here are working on a new metal intake. They have some nice ones though, with free-er flowing pipes etc. GM has not recalled this problem, even though the engine is on many many vehicles and is still produced, it must be caught quick or it creates an strong acidic solution with oil and eats at rods, and also seizes the engine.
'06 Vee Dub GTI 2 door Tornado Red
- 2.0 Turbocharged, Intercooled, Direct Injected, 6 Speed DSG, Underbody Aero, 17" Classix
- Moonroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps, Interlagos Plaid Sport Seats, 6 Disc In-dash, iPod integration, GTI Monster Mats (winter)
'93 Bonneville SE Purple Pearl H4U package - picked up June 23, 2003, Traded-in June 28, 2007...