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    Tony's Black GTI

    Yeah I ordered from AliExpress and got the forge branded one. I don't recall replacing it but I think it was straight forward. Just took a good look at what was going on and took it apart.
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    Tony's Black GTI

    Neck is easy. Can all be done from the engine bay. If you want to replace the whole reservoir you will need to pull the front bumper.
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    Tony's Black GTI

    Haha thanks! It was mostly inspired by Cole2999 who took his front seat out for road trip storage space. I whipped the platform up the morning before I left with stuff I had lying around the garage. Turns out some old subframe bolts (I think that's what they were) that I had lying around were...
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    Tony's Black GTI

    Oh, and I almost forgot -- I finally had the time to powder coat my OZ Ultraleggera's! I think they look great and it's awesome to have a full powder coat setup in the garage now. The wheels are up on the shelf in storage for the winter. In the spring I'll buy my first set of summer tires and...
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    Tony's Black GTI

    What's up guys! Been a couple months since I've been on the forum. I quit my job and had a few weeks before starting a new job so I took a solo road trip through the Southern Appalachians. Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Shenandoah...
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    The Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread

    Thanks for the quick response! That's him!
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    The Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread

    Anyone remember the username of the guy who did a big road trip in his gti earlier this year? IIRC he had a whole thread dedicated to it and shared a bunch of pics and info on his route. I'm trying to steal some car setup ideas from him for an upcoming shorter trip...particularly his in-car...
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    What did you do to your MK6 today?

    You will be. The lower control arm bushings are what will make the difference. They got rid of wheel hop for me which was amazing. After installing them try flooring it at low speeds (turn off traction control). The wheel spin will make you giggle.
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    Picture request - Golf GTI with Golf R Grill

    For anyone interested here's an album of pics that shows some of the work that was done to make my lower "bar-style" grille. You have to scroll through some bumper disassembly pics. Essentially I cut the entire grille section out of the GTI grille to leave only the frame. Bought a base golf...
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    Bonnet latch not working

    My lever was getting hard to pull also and it was to the point I was worried about something breaking. I pulled out the cables that run under the front headlight support/front cowl and cleaned/lubed them. They were dirty and gummy. Been years since I did that and it's working fine.
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    Picture request - Golf GTI with Golf R Grill

    Replica R grille without the badge. And I did a custom lower grille to match (deletes the honeycomb). IMG_20170407_083358 by tonyg37, on Flickr IMG_20191129_160911 by Tony G, on Flickr IMG_20200505_190755 by Tony G, on Flickr
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    What did you do to your MK6 today?

    Maybe pull the fuse for the fans while flashing? Don't know if that's a valid option or not but something to look into.
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    2011 GTI with Check engine light needs help (P2015, U102F, U1030, P030x)

    As stated previously, P2015 means you need a new intake manifold. Should be covered by VW dealer for free under the extended warranty. Tell them you want to pay the additional labor to carbon clean the intake valves. Should be 1-2hrs of labor @ dealership labor rates of ~$85-100/hr. I can...
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    Awful grinding. Starter or flywheel.

    Hmm, I wonder why the flywheel teeth got chewed up. Your old starter motor gear looks like only part of the gear was engaging the teeth (outer third of the gear teeth is shiny). Maybe the starter motor is not fully engaging/disengaging? You should make sure that's sorted before installing the...
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