Recent content by king1138

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    What did you do to your MK6 today?

    Safelite should repair that for free under warranty.
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    Mk6 gti Oil pressure, engine off HELP

    That sounds like normal operation to me. With the key on, all the sensors are active even with the engine off. Since the oil pressure sensor isn't seeing the expected fault, it puts up the error message.
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    Alternator? Brand New? or Re-manufactured?

    I run an automotive shop, and we only use OEM remanufactured or new alternators. Any aftermarket remans have too high of a failure rate.
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    Hatch Will Not Open

    I went with FCP Euro when mine went out, that way I can get it warrantied if it ever fails again. If I recall, it was only a little more expensive than the Amazon part anyway.
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    What did you do to your MK6 today?

    Busy day yesterday, oil change, fuel filter, spark plugs, APR coils, coil connectors, and full detail. Fuel filter was marked 2011, so an original, yikes.
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    P0134 help

    Directly after the turbo.
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    P0134 help

    Bank 1 sensor 1 is the far upstream, so the one before the cat. Chances are the sensor has actually failed, it's a fairly common issue.
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    Off Topic Random Chat v5.8 - Memes and Gifs Welcomed

    Yep! It'll never pass, but they are trying to ban the sale of electric cars in Wyoming.
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    No longer a parking garage queen

    The coldest mine has been used in was -26 degree ambient with -51 wind chill. 5W40 worked fine!
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    Vanity Plate Translations

    My state's a little odd with plates, we have our county number at the start of the plate, then only five letters/numbers to work with after that. I saw one that said "2 WTWFL", which took me about a minute to realize actually says twat waffle. I'm still laughing about it...
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    No longer a parking garage queen

    Good on you! I drive my GTI year round, I even drove it yesterday and today with nearly a foot of snow and below zero temperatures! As long as you are gentle with the clutch, these cars do really well in the gunk.
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    Just got the car and the heating stopped working

    How's your coolant level? If you have a coolant leak, it can create an air pocket that will cause intermittent loss of heating. Coolant leaks from the water pumps and radiators are common on this platform. Some MK6 vehicles still have factory extended warranties to cover water pump leaks, so if...
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    Horn not working, I can hear a "click" relay like sound when I press the horn

    The anti-theft system uses a separate horn than the main system. Check the connections to the horn itself, you can also install a test light across the horn connector and hit the horn button to see if the light illuminates. If it does, you need a horn. If it doesn't you need to repair wiring.
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    When to replace timing chain tensioner

    Nope, originally sold in Colorado, so not a PZEV state. I have heard horror stories of some VW dealers trying to get out of performing warranty work, so that's probably what happened to you.
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    What did you do to your MK6 today?

    Nope! All outside, cold AF. If it hadn't also snowed a few inches, I would have been loving the boost.