GOLFMK8
GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
  • Hey all, welcome to GolfMK6, the 6th gen GOLF site which includes the Golf, GTI and other Golf derivations.

    Your moderators here are: GTI2007, bubuski, danielj, Bender, Grambles423, Merkle and SayaGTI

    Administrators are JJ-R32 and Gulfer

    Please feel free to contact the administrators of this forum for site feedback, registration problems or other inquiries by using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any page or forum (http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/sendmessage.php )

    _____________________________________


    The board administration and its moderators at golfmk6.com ask that our members follow a few basic rules in order to ensure a friendly atmosphere. Failure to do so may result in a violation. Violations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may result in warnings or expulsion from the forums. This will be decided upon at the discretion of the board administration and its moderators. Contributing members are encouraged to report any violations and make recommendations regarding our site.

    The Code of Conduct is as follows:

    1. Trolling, flaming, and bashing are not acceptable at golfmk6.com. Trolling includes, but is not limited to posting controversial messages with the intention of baiting other users into an argumentative response. Flaming includes, but is not limited to insulting and hostile interaction between users. Bashing, likewise, is also not permitted. All communications are to remain on a respectful and mature level. Do not retaliate to an inappropriate post with another inappropriate post. Instead use the "Report post to moderator" button, or simply PM your moderators if such an instance should arise.

    2. No tolerance is given for racist and derogatory remarks.

    3. Respect your moderators. The moderators are volunteers and avid Volkswagen fans who graciously donate their time to golfmk6.com. This online community would not be possible without their assistance.

    4. Accessing or attempting to access another members account is prohibited. Purposeful invasion of a forum members privacy is also prohibited.

    5. Members are to have only one username. Creating an additional username after expulsion from the site will result in blocking the user's IP address.

    6. Nudity of any type is not permitted within the forums. This includes the Off-Topic forums. Threads with adult content are to be posted in the "OFF-TOPIC" forum and must contain "NWS" in the thread title as a courtesy to other members. Forums outside of the Off-Topic forums are to maintain a G Rating.

    7. All posts are to be related to the topic of the thread they are discussed within. Post that are off-topic of the original post are subject to being deleted.

    8. Signatures must be of appropriate length. Signature photos and graphics must also be kept minimal in size.

    9. Spamming is not allowed. Advertisements are not allowed without the explicit permission of the administration. Please contact the administrators for more details on becoming a golfmk6.com sponsor.

    10. Illegal use of copyrighted or trademarked material is not permitted. This includes linking and/or discussions related to obtaining illegal distributions.

    11. In addition to the aforementioned rules, questionable or undesirable content deemed inappropriate by the administration or the moderators will be subject to review on a case-by-case basis.

    __________________________________________


    Vendor and Solicitation Threads


    Administrators are JJ-R32 and Gulfer

    Please contact the administrators for more details on becoming a golfmk6.com sponsor or vendor by using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of any page or forum (http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/sendmessage.php )

    Golfmk6.com prohibits the advertising and solicitation of products and/or services from businesses and/or their agents without prior consent from one of the Administrators of this forum. Please PM an Administrator for clarification or permission BEFORE starting a thread or listing a business in your signature. Audits are randomly done and bans and citations will be given to violators of this rule. Each citation is reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the site administrators and moderators.

    Violating vendors of the rules below may receive a forum ban.

    1. Vendor advertisements Threads are to be posted in the Vendor Classifieds forum. Threads announcing promotions and discounts should be placed in the Vendor Classifieds forum. Cross-posting a thread announcing promotions and discounts across multiple forums is considered spamming and is prohibited.
    • New product announcement threads can go in the applicable forum, but sales of the product should go in the vendor forum.
    2. Vendors are allowed to organize Group Buys by initiating a thread in the Vendor Classifieds forum. Cross-posting a Group Buy thread across multiple forums is considered spamming and is prohibited.

    3. Signatures Advertisements are allowed but we ask to keep it of appropriate length. We also ask to add information on your signature line stating the company you work for, etc., so golfmk6 members know you are a vendor.

    4. Golfmk6.com members who choose to rate sellers in classified threads must post with a FIRST-HAND and FACTUAL account of a transaction and/or product. If for any unfortunate reason you must post a negative experience, please***GOLFMK6 MEMBERS PLEASE READ (Technical Forums)***


    The technical threads have become much more argumentative lately. Although this forum is relatively new, members have approached me regarding the direction some threads seem to head. As usual, posts will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

    When a thread involves a discussion regarding a particular product or company that you may not be in support of, you are expected to post responsibly/maturely if you choose to comment in such a thread. Failure to do so and you will be subject to infraction and/or ban.

    In regards to the ban: The initial ban might be for two weeks, followed by a chance to come back to the forums with a better attitude. If you choose not to change the intent of your post, then you will be permanently banned.
    Simple as that.

    Take care and enjoy the forum.

Intake Manifold replacement & Carbon Cleaning

colslaw87

New member
I went to the dealership for the 24AX ECM Software recall. This was mandatory in order to register my GTI in California this year.

After the Software update, the check engine light came on. Confirmed it was fault code P2015 Intake Manifold. I scheduled service a week later at the same dealership for the Intake Manifold replacement. I was ensured that this was covered under an extended warranty for just that part.

I asked the service manager if they could text me a photo of the Intake Ports before installing the replacement Intake Manifold. Since my GTI has 72k miles, I've had a hunch for a while now that carbon build-up could be the source of my rough cold starts and jerky throttle response. Since the Intake Manifold was being removed anyway, perfect time to see how bad the carbon build-up was. It wasn't TERRIBLE, but I figured I'd get it cleaned now opposed to installing a new Intake Manifold over the dirt.

The dealership quoted me $300 for the Carbon Cleaning. And provided a free loaner car for that night and the following day. I was told Carbon Cleaning should have cost $700, but I have a hunch that since the service & labor were already covered under the warranty repair, I only paid for the media blasting material. :thumbsup: I wouldn't say wait until warranty work to have a repair made, but I certainly lucked out this time.

Aside from that, the engine feels new again! What a world of difference! :happyanim:

 

hbrown0509

New member
Definitely lucked out! My question is, why would they install a new manifold if the intake valves looked like that without recommending a cleaning? Good thing you were on top of it though and beat them to it. I'm considering getting my done sometime around 40k miles. I do a lot of shorter trips since I don't live far from work so I'm sure my carbon build up is happening much quicker than others.
 

walker

New member
I'm in the same boat as the OP. I was coming up on my 80,000 service when I got a CEL. Same code, P2015 Intake Manifold. I did some googling and learned about the pre-2012 warranty extension for that part. At the dealer I asked about getting the carbon cleaning done while they had the Intake Manifold off, and they quoted me $300 also. So I'm getting that all done right now, hoping the car runs like new when I get it back.

For the record I've got a MY2012 GTI with a build date of 10/26/2011. The service manager printed me out a copy of the vehicle data, says the intake manifold, fuel injectors, and injection pump have the extended coverage to 120K.
 

Syze00

New member
What type of gas where you putting into it? I've never put anything but premium from either Mobil/Exxon, Shell, or Chevron. I just had to get my intake manifold replaced and a new seal put on around the timing chain housing since it was starting to seep oil. The dealer gave me a little VW bottle of gas treatment, and I did run Techron fuel treatment a few hundred miles ago. It just seems odd that my GTI has under 50k and the intake manifold already had to be replaced. I'm wondering if I should give it a full seafoam treatment after this VW fuel treatment runs through
 

twovalvekid

New member
Have this code as well. Just did carbon cleaning at 99.3k on the clock. Have P2015 code. Sounds like it's still under the extended warranty?
 

Blakcard

Active member
Seafoam. Does nothing. For our cars. Nuff threads out there regarding. You'd be wasting time effort and money. It's either chem soak and picks or media blast..

Seriously
 

Pre95

New member
Seafoam. Does nothing. For our cars. Nuff threads out there regarding. You'd be wasting time effort and money. It's either chem soak and picks or media blast..

Seriously
This ^^ Where the deposits build up on the valves are not in an area that seafoam will actually clean. Most reputable VW shops are using bead blasting techniques now which has sped up the cleaning process exponentially.
 

reedsposer22

New member
I'm in the same boat as the OP. I was coming up on my 80,000 service when I got a CEL. Same code, P2015 Intake Manifold. I did some googling and learned about the pre-2012 warranty extension for that part. At the dealer I asked about getting the carbon cleaning done while they had the Intake Manifold off, and they quoted me $300 also. So I'm getting that all done right now, hoping the car runs like new when I get it back.

For the record I've got a MY2012 GTI with a build date of 10/26/2011. The service manager printed me out a copy of the vehicle data, says the intake manifold, fuel injectors, and injection pump have the extended coverage to 120K.



Hi, how do you know if you qualify for the recall. I have a 2012 MK6 with that intake code too. Thanks
 
Top