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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions Today, 03:38 PM
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Posted By zrickety
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Forum: Cars for Sale Yesterday, 10:07 AM
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Views: 382
Posted By zrickety
Has this been driven in the salt?

Has this been driven in the salt?
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-14-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 909
Posted By zrickety
I'm on my third battery, 2010 car. Typically...

I'm on my third battery, 2010 car. Typically lasts 3 years on this car and my previous MK5. It's not the slow cranks that get me, I start getting weird fault codes for the ABS, etc. Last one did...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-13-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By zrickety
You should be excited. My K04 has held up well...

You should be excited. My K04 has held up well 142k miles...sounds like a great car.
Forum: Exterior / Interior Care (washing, detailing, exterior repairs) 11-13-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,226
Posted By zrickety
Yes, I was referring to just the part. It's not...

Yes, I was referring to just the part. It's not a hard job, just fiddly and took me a couple hours.
Forum: Exterior / Interior Care (washing, detailing, exterior repairs) 11-12-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,226
Posted By zrickety
Not necessarily the glue, the foam comes apart...

Not necessarily the glue, the foam comes apart and lets go. You can DIY for about $70 in materials, scraping the old stuff off the headliner board and 3M spray glue the new material on. $350 for a...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-10-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By zrickety
You will probably notice them creaking if you...

You will probably notice them creaking if you don't change them with everything else.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 11-10-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By zrickety
FWIW, my 2010 is nearly 143k. I don't think you...

FWIW, my 2010 is nearly 143k. I don't think you should be too worried. The starter is pretty easy on these I think, you may want to to shop around if that is really the issue. I occasionally have...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 11-10-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 940
Posted By zrickety
Damn dude...time to find a new family mechanic. ...

Damn dude...time to find a new family mechanic. Lesson here, always get a quote. You got screwed royally. And the fuel filter is a 10 min job tops.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-06-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,467
Posted By zrickety
I see what you're saying, but I just think it's...

I see what you're saying, but I just think it's impossible to keep it nice as a daily driver. The nice older cars are garage queens, no doubt.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-05-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By zrickety
Put your son in the GTI obviously. I took mine...

Put your son in the GTI obviously. I took mine to VIR, don't think you necessarily need BBK. I have Tyrol brake stiffening, ECS slotted/drilled rotors and fresh fluid, car was very capable on...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-05-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,467
Posted By zrickety
If it was a Porsche, I could understand. You...

If it was a Porsche, I could understand. You have a mass produced car that's basically 5 years old now. I have a bit of the OCD myself, but I gave up on my GTI looking perfect a long time ago. ...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-05-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,143
Posted By zrickety
I drive exclusively in manual mode...you say the...

I drive exclusively in manual mode...you say the car was up to date, but do you know that they did the fluid at 40k? The level could be low. Your mileage I would go ahead and do a full change, try...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-04-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,467
Posted By zrickety
I think the water hose is your best bet, blast...

I think the water hose is your best bet, blast him.
Forum: Cars for Sale 11-03-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By zrickety
Nice car, GLWS

Nice car, GLWS
Forum: General Car News and Discussions 11-02-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 874
Posted By zrickety
I can count on one hand the number of real car...

I can count on one hand the number of real car guys I've met at Autozone over the years.
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-02-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By zrickety
Haven't had this happen yet, but thanks for the...

Haven't had this happen yet, but thanks for the tip on where to get the resistor.
Forum: Cars for Sale 10-31-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By zrickety
Nice car. GLWS!

Nice car. GLWS!
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-31-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 904
Posted By zrickety
I don't think those inner covers are sold...

I don't think those inner covers are sold separately. The rep ones will come off pretty easy if they even fit.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-31-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By zrickety
Stock height you'll probably be ok.

Stock height you'll probably be ok.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-30-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 958
Posted By zrickety
I wouldn't sweat the warranty, at 60k most of us...

I wouldn't sweat the warranty, at 60k most of us are on our own. Have you tried a different oil? My car used to consume the Castrol, but I switched to Mobil 1 and it hasn't been an issue. I would...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-26-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By zrickety
I've had 2 of these cars over 100k on original...

I've had 2 of these cars over 100k on original pumps...the first one was a bad thermostat, didn't even leak but I replaced the whole pump myself with no issue. 2nd car has 142k and still the...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-26-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,031
Posted By zrickety
Well just an update to the thread...car is near...

Well just an update to the thread...car is near 142k and the headliner is falling down. I've debated buying another car but decided to keep this as long as it's running. Mechanically I have no...
Forum: Private Classifieds - Buy, Sell and Trade 10-25-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By zrickety
Also sent you pm.

Also sent you pm.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-25-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,516
Posted By zrickety
I feel the same way. I bought mine used but from...

I feel the same way. I bought mine used but from a friend that bought it new. I've been a VW guy 5+ years and my car has 141k. I don't know what I'll replace with it, and I've really looked. ...
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