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Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-18-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By LightningRhod
Just thought I'd chime in since I've had to deal...

Just thought I'd chime in since I've had to deal with this recently.

My PCV valve failed at 176k (orginal/old revision), which I believe led to the rear main seal failing with it. Had I known...
Forum: Member Car Journals 12-04-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
Yes they are :thumbsup:. They also have some...

Yes they are :thumbsup:. They also have some awesome track-spec'd vehicles there too. Love walking through that garage lol.
Forum: Exterior / Interior Care (washing, detailing, exterior repairs) 12-04-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By LightningRhod
I think I paid $600 or so last year when I got...

I think I paid $600 or so last year when I got mine replaced. So the price you listed doesn't seem high for OEM glass and labor.
Forum: Member Car Journals 12-04-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
I usually take my car to Trackspec Autosport in...

I usually take my car to Trackspec Autosport in Fremont. Good honest shop, and the lead technician/owner owns (and tracks) a MKVI Golf R. They were booked 2 weeks out this time, so I had to take my...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-29-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
Yeah, not catastrophic failures or anything. But...

Yeah, not catastrophic failures or anything. But all the work together is $$$$$$ unfortunately.
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-29-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
So the shop just contacted me with their...

So the shop just contacted me with their analysis.

2 things related to the intake leak:
- Rear main gasket was blown. Needs to be replaced.
- New PCV valve part was faulty. Luckily their...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-27-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
Thanks! :thumbsup: Hopefully it's...

Thanks! :thumbsup:


Hopefully it's something minor. I'm only a year away from hitting 200k! Haha.

I'll give another update on Wednesday after I find out what the diagnosis is.
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-27-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
Nah, no codes for the HPFP. I suspect that the...

Nah, no codes for the HPFP. I suspect that the root of the error is air related given the codes I'm getting. PCV was updated and I didn't find any leaks in my air intake, so maybe the leak is coming...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-27-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
Cleaned the MAF just now and started the car...

Cleaned the MAF just now and started the car again to test. Didn't fix the issue. However, I am now getting misfires on cylinders 2 and 4.

P300 - Multiple misfires
P302 - Misfire on cylinder 2...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-27-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
Quick update. I don't have time to further debug...

Quick update. I don't have time to further debug the issue, so I'm taking it into the shop on Wednesday:

P2187 - Bank 1; System too Lean at Idle
P2279 - Leak in Air Intake System

In trying to...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-20-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
It's probably also worth changing out my spark...

It's probably also worth changing out my spark plugs. It seems the last time I changed them out was at 83k miles :/
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-19-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
So yesterday I got a CEL while I was driving. The...

So yesterday I got a CEL while I was driving. The car ran normally with normal power delivery. I figured it's probably due for another carbon cleaning, until I did an OBD scan and error code P2187...
Forum: Engine and Exhaust 11-09-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,469
Posted By LightningRhod
I'd pick this up from you, but I'm the wrong...

I'd pick this up from you, but I'm the wrong coast :(. GLWS.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-16-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By LightningRhod
I believe the KO3 is an IHI turbo. Mine has been...

I believe the KO3 is an IHI turbo. Mine has been going strong for 173k miles, no failures :thumbsup:
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-10-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
Nice! I see your car is for sale in SF. GLWS!...

Nice! I see your car is for sale in SF. GLWS! :thumbsup:



I run with the NCRC, and a track day with them runs for $189. If it's your first time tracking (ever), you'll have to do driving school...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-06-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
I'll definitely let you know! :thumbsup: ...

I'll definitely let you know! :thumbsup:



In general, don't skimp on maintenance with this thing. If you want the car to last a long time, you'll need to know your car better than the average...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-05-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,316
Posted By LightningRhod
Just thought I'd do a quick update here, sitting...

Just thought I'd do a quick update here, sitting at 173k miles

- Got my timing chain tensioner replaced recently as preventative maintenance a few months ago. Heard some rattling on start up back...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 08-29-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 411,013
Posted By LightningRhod
Nice! I got mine done a few months ago at around...

Nice! I got mine done a few months ago at around 167k miles (heard rattling on start up back in December 2016). How many miles you at now?
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 08-10-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,707
Posted By LightningRhod
Prepping the car with more suspension/chassis...

Prepping the car with more suspension/chassis bits, then I'll be back at Laguna Seca later this year. Glad to see that there are other people out here that (still) track their rides.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-05-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,773
Posted By LightningRhod
Nice to see somebody past 200k while I work my...

Nice to see somebody past 200k while I work my way towards that goal :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-29-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,773
Posted By LightningRhod
Just thought I'd chime in here, since I'm keeping...

Just thought I'd chime in here, since I'm keeping the car for the long haul...

Currently at 168k. The major repairs/maintenance that I've done so far are:

- Intake manifold replaced twice (code...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-23-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By LightningRhod
PM'd regarding the LCA's.

PM'd regarding the LCA's.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-22-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,828
Posted By LightningRhod
I started getting misfires and CELs at around...

I started getting misfires and CELs at around 112k, so that's when I did it. Some people have had to get it done sooner though, depending on your driving habits.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 06-14-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By LightningRhod
Did you notice any additional harshness a result...

Did you notice any additional harshness a result of installing the SuperPro LCA's? I was thinking about picking them up for the occasional track day.
Forum: Cars for Sale 04-26-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By LightningRhod
Sad to see you go, but GLWS. What car you...

Sad to see you go, but GLWS.

What car you moving on to?
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