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Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-09-2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By MLue1
Cool UPDATE: Still working on this project/hobby,...

UPDATE: Still working on this project/hobby, however getting terminated from ones job of 22 years has a way of forcing a rethink, delay things a bit and cuts funding for dyno pulls.

Decided to...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-07-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 25,695
Posted By MLue1
Thumbs up ... now for what I did.

My drivers side wheel bearing has been giving signs of failing soon. While driving on a straight section of road, if i turn the steering wheel slightly off center to the right, I can hear a slight...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-07-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 25,695
Posted By MLue1
Thumbs up Great, you got her sorted. I've helped...

Great,
you got her sorted.

I've helped about 5 people with their 2.5 exhaust, from what I've seen leaving the centre muffler in place is the best thing, it leaves enough back pressure to still...
Forum: Local Classifieds - Canada 12-05-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By MLue1
The mid mufflers on the GTIs, A3 and even the...

The mid mufflers on the GTIs, A3 and even the TDIs are starting to fall apart you should be able to get some $$ for it.

Just put it out there and see.
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-27-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By MLue1
I thought i'd add that someone IMed me that...

I thought i'd add that someone IMed me that they've installed NGK BKR7E spark plugs as well, without any issues.
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 11-27-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By MLue1
Lightbulb Identify your VW AC Control Valve

USP Motorsport has come up with a great guide for identifying the Control Valves used in the different types of AC Compressors used in our VWs. Once identified you can purchase the correct Control...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-22-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By MLue1
Besides my Golf and wife's Tiguan, I still wrench...

Besides my Golf and wife's Tiguan, I still wrench on my vintage Porsche 944, BMW E39 540 Sport Wagon and Porsche 996.

Wife's Honda Accord is leased and super reliable, so the Dealer does the deed.
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-22-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By MLue1
Lightbulb I can't speak for the GTI but the 2.5 when driven...

I can't speak for the GTI but the 2.5 when driven through big water has an issue with exceeding 3k RPM but after a few days of drying out things go back to normal.

I would suggest making a list of...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-18-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By MLue1
+1 yup, maybe a pinched wire. Best to remove the...

+1 yup, maybe a pinched wire. Best to remove the front bumper and check the horn, if you put 12volts across each of the horns, it will tell you what's what.

If that doesn't pan out, maybe retrace...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-15-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By MLue1
Lightbulb Cheaper Copper Spark Plugs for our 2.5

IMO Platinum and Iridium plugs aren't used to create more power but rather so manufacturers to can claim longer service intervals, similar situation to extended oil change intervals. The core of the...
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 11-13-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By MLue1
Lightbulb Some More Points...

I had to do the Fan Maintenance again this fall when my thermo fuse blew, I replaced it with a new one, here are a few additional points that I'd like to add.

1). If you replace the Thermo Fuse...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-13-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By MLue1
A few of you are having difficulty with...

A few of you are having difficulty with reinstalling the fan so I hope these instructions are of some help.
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-13-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 25,695
Posted By MLue1
Thumbs up Very nice, but no intercooler??? Pease tell...

Very nice, but no intercooler???

Pease tell us more !!!
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-06-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By MLue1
Post No Problem, :w00t: alway willing to contribute. ...

No Problem, :w00t: alway willing to contribute.

The VW connectors to the fan and resistor are super simple to release :thumbsup: in comparison to other ones on the car.
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-01-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By MLue1
Post UPDATE: Fan running a bit noisy after a few days...

UPDATE: Fan running a bit noisy after a few days the WD40 didn't last long, but at least I'm not popping thermal fuses. I removed the fan last night, now takes me only a couple of minutes. Lubed the...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-16-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By MLue1
Thumbs up ALL Fixed up, I cleaned up the fan bushings and...

ALL Fixed up, I cleaned up the fan bushings and replaced the thermo fuse on the fan control resistor with a 216 one from Sayal Electronics in Markham for $3, saved myself from spending $80 for a new...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-15-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By MLue1
No Heater/AC Fan

The low and mid speed fan speeds of my heater/AC fan quit working today, good thing the hi speed was still working as the windows fogged up with the heavy rain we got.

When I switched to hi speed...
Forum: CANADA 10-14-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By MLue1
Sorry to hear the only nugget I have to add is...

Sorry to hear the only nugget I have to add is whenever your wheel gets damaged, to have them check the wheel bearing as it maybe damaged.

Good luck with the repairs.

PS. When the car is out...
Forum: CANADA 09-30-2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By MLue1
Lightbulb +1 I like the 205/55R16 Gislaved Nord*Frost 5 as...

+1 I like the 205/55R16 Gislaved Nord*Frost 5 as well; Gislaved recently sold the mold to Hankook, and the newest Hankook Winter Tire has the exact thread pattern and great price too. I order a set...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-30-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By MLue1
Lightbulb .... or just buy a regulator and replace it...

.... or just buy a regulator and replace it yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtyP7AyZxwg
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-30-2017, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By MLue1
Lightbulb If you want a quicker Golf 2.5, the first thing...

If you want a quicker Golf 2.5, the first thing is to get rid of those heavy GTI wheels.
Forum: CANADA 09-26-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By MLue1
...more

http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/volkswagen-accused-of-not-cooperating-with-ontario-probe-of-emissions-cheat-devices-court-documents
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-25-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By MLue1
Yup

Yup
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-23-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By MLue1
You need to reset the long and short term fuel...

You need to reset the long and short term fuel trim by reseting the ECU, as the car is still compensating for worn parts.
Forum: CANADA 09-22-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By MLue1
Exclamation Raid on VW Canada

http://nationalpost.com/news/ontario-environment-ministry-raids-volkswagen-canada-as-part-of-emissions-scandal-probe
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