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Old 08-10-2017, 08:35 PM   #7477
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I just now discovered that I have LED rear license plate lights. These aren't stock, are they?

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Old 08-12-2017, 10:11 AM   #7478
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I just now discovered that I have LED rear license plate lights. These aren't stock, are they?

they may be an upgrade item on late models....
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:13 AM   #7479
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Was changing oil the other day and we having some lighting issues in my friend's garage. made me wish i had a light under the hood.

came across this thread on vortex: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...kit-DIY-Review

Wondering if you guys think this would also work with the GTI. also not seeing much of this kinda thing on here unless im looking in the wrong place - anyone know if this has been tried on our cars?
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:35 AM   #7480
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My GTI is a 2013 with a build date of 2-13 & has no LED plate lights. I added them.

I see no reason you couldn't do that under hood light setup on a MK6 GTI.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:54 PM   #7481
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Was changing oil the other day and we having some lighting issues in my friend's garage. made me wish i had a light under the hood.

came across this thread on vortex: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...kit-DIY-Review

Wondering if you guys think this would also work with the GTI. also not seeing much of this kinda thing on here unless im looking in the wrong place - anyone know if this has been tried on our cars?


That looks pretty intense, I'd probably have a headache after working under there for 15 minutes
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:12 PM   #7482
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That looks pretty intense, I'd probably have a headache after working under there for 15 minutes
Yeah, I think it'd be better with a manual switch. The light would come in handy now and then, but I don't need to get blasted every time I open the hood

Datsun Z cars had a little light within the engine bay, except that one was totally useless.

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Old 08-12-2017, 02:58 PM   #7483
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Intake Manifold took a crap on me for the third time. Contacted VW of America for a possible lemon but back. VW opened a case and is evaluating all the circumstances. What are some possible outcomes and chances of getting into a new VW? Has anyone here gone through this?


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Old 08-12-2017, 05:34 PM   #7484
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Intake Manifold took a crap on me for the third time. Contacted VW of America for a possible lemon but back. VW opened a case and is evaluating all the circumstances. What are some possible outcomes and chances of getting into a new VW? Has anyone here gone through this?


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this should probably be own thread.... not a stupid question.

dont be shocked when they just say no.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:25 PM   #7485
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Yeah, I think it'd be better with a manual switch. The light would come in handy now and then, but I don't need to get blasted every time I open the hood

Datsun Z cars had a little light within the engine bay, except that one was totally useless.

That was a great light. I had three of those on the old rally car. Two under the hood & one back in the hatch. Pretty decent lights before the advent of LED lights. Much better solutions out there today.

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Old 08-14-2017, 12:27 AM   #7486
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which side would a water pump leak have drippings pool up at?
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:29 AM   #7487
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Okay so don't know if there's a boost leak or if I'm just used to the GTI now. Had a TDI beforehand
I know I should check logs, or a boost gauge. Don't have either of those unfortunately, I guess the best bet is to pull the panels off and just make sure the intercooler hoses are still on??

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Old 08-14-2017, 10:05 AM   #7488
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if your inter-cooler pipes were off it would be a drastic difference like night and day.
(that being said a small leak could only show up later and not be that noticeable when driving around town until you got on it.

You should really buy a boost gauge an entire kit runs like ~$120.
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:44 AM   #7489
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I just now discovered that I have LED rear license plate lights. These aren't stock, are they?
I could go look @ my car but I'm lazy so I don't specifically remember what LED licesnse plate housings look like.


My mk6 MY2013 came with LEDs stock - a lot of them did. BTW buy Porsche LED license plate lights if you do need them - same part number and cheaper but still OEM. I paid around $50 for a set for my mk5.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:27 PM   #7490
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if your inter-cooler pipes were off it would be a drastic difference like night and day.
(that being said a small leak could only show up later and not be that noticeable when driving around town until you got on it.

You should really buy a boost gauge an entire kit runs like ~$120.


Gotcha, anywhere that's notorious for small boost leaks to look?? And I know I want a gauge, I was trying to save for a used p3 because the multi gauge seems pretty handy.


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