Thats rediculous. I read about the CTHE engine a while ago with a long list of upgrades inc breather pipes, oil cooler, forged pistons, thicker rings, oil seperator. I assumed, probably shouldnt have that vw wouldnt release a new engine unless which is vastly different from the original unless all the problems were resolved. I will have a look on briskoda. I was tempted to buy the new pistons since they would be cheaper than the alteratives, glad I didnt now. Had a test drive in the 180ps hiundai veloster yesterday, lovely interior and a nice drive................the european one comes at 220bhp, was tempted to jack it all in.