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What did you do to your MK6 today?

smanierre

Autocross Newbie
More of a "what I will be doing to my mk6" post. A sneak peek at some of the parts that came in over time, hopefully in a week or two i'll be starting to work on her.

 

kevbass52

Ready to race!
Slapped a diesel geek short shifter and a brake master cylinder brace on my mk6 r and just wanted to say 2nd best $300 investment I’ve done minus a stage 1 tune. So buttery smooth on shifting now. Installed a XB unibrace few weeks back and am somewhat impartial due to having to drill into the frame….but no plans on selling the car ever so pulled the gun on it finally.

Also got the dealer, when they installed a new long block, to swap engine & trans mount to 034 street density mount and swap dogbone to APR pendulum mount. (Technically didn’t do it so I’ll give em the credit lol). I’d say very tolerable amount of NVH and loving it

Saving up for coilovers next!
 

uglybastard

Autocross Champion
Slapped a diesel geek short shifter and a brake master cylinder brace on my mk6 r and just wanted to say 2nd best $300 investment I’ve done minus a stage 1 tune. So buttery smooth on shifting now. Installed a XB unibrace few weeks back and am somewhat impartial due to having to drill into the frame….but no plans on selling the car ever so pulled the gun on it finally.

Also got the dealer, when they installed a new long block, to swap engine & trans mount to 034 street density mount and swap dogbone to APR pendulum mount. (Technically didn’t do it so I’ll give em the credit lol). I’d say very tolerable amount of NVH and loving it

Saving up for coilovers next!
Yeah the NVH settles out after a while but mine was pretty noticeable. I have BFI mounts, but after about 500 miles it was def less.

What coilovers you thinking? How much drop, how stiff?
 

kevbass52

Ready to race!
Yeah the NVH settles out after a while but mine was pretty noticeable. I have BFI mounts, but after about 500 miles it was def less.

What coilovers you thinking? How much drop, how stiff?
Btw your nutserts and tool worked lovely! Thanks again!

Ahhh yeah was thinking of BFI mounts also. Wanted to test out the lower end mounts before going to something stiffer. Already notice less movement inside my engine bay when shifting up with some purpose lol.

For coilovers am only looking to drop it 1/2-1”. Not trynna slam her into the ground as I already bottom out the stock suspension at times. Am think either Bilstein or Öhlin for the sake of ease of adjustments.
 

ACHILLES R32

Drag Racing Champion
First wash after ceramic coating . I apologize got the boring photos , but man does it look good😁.
Last pic is Forza horizon 5 I think the shine is close 🤣
 

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uglybastard

Autocross Champion
Btw your nutserts and tool worked lovely! Thanks again!

Ahhh yeah was thinking of BFI mounts also. Wanted to test out the lower end mounts before going to something stiffer. Already notice less movement inside my engine bay when shifting up with some purpose lol.

For coilovers am only looking to drop it 1/2-1”. Not trynna slam her into the ground as I already bottom out the stock suspension at times. Am think either Bilstein or Öhlin for the sake of ease of adjustments.
Glad to hear that they worked out for you.
 

MrFancypants

Autocross Champion
Alright guys, finally finished the fuel injector repair. Going to go twist the key now, good vibes appreciated.
 

JNF1283

New member
Btw your nutserts and tool worked lovely! Thanks again!

Ahhh yeah was thinking of BFI mounts also. Wanted to test out the lower end mounts before going to something stiffer. Already notice less movement inside my engine bay when shifting up with some purpose lol.

For coilovers am only looking to drop it 1/2-1”. Not trynna slam her into the ground as I already bottom out the stock suspension at times. Am think either Bilstein or Öhlin for the sake of ease of adjustments.
I've had the BFI stage 1 engine/trans mounts for over a year now and I've been very happy with them. I had terrible wheel hop, even when I was still running at factory power levels, and I never get wheel hop now. The tires will spin a lot, especially if I dump it with launch control, but the front end never hops. Running a CTS K04-X turbo kit with full bolt-ons now and the mounts still feel quite adequate.
 

MrFancypants

Autocross Champion
It runs. First try.

Took about a minute to smooth out, I'm guessing the HPFP needed to build up to full pressure. Gonna change the plugs and the oil and it should be good to go.
 

MrFancypants

Autocross Champion
Fresh oil and plugs and the weird, definitely not the direct injection ticking noises are gone.

Gave her the beans and feels as smooth and strong as ever, all codes are cleared and none of have returned.

At first I thought one of the injectors hadn't sealed because after I fired it up I could smell fuel. Turned out that I hadn't tightened the oil filter enough and there was so much fuel in the oil that the very small oil leak made my garage smell like gasoline.
 

MrFancypants

Autocross Champion
Spot the bad spark plug...

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Left is the oil that came out of the engine, right is an unopened bottle. Sorry the picture is blurry, but look at the difference in amount of fluid. The container on the left has noticeably more in it.
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tdream1

Drag Racing Champion
Had Blizzak WS90 snow shoes mounted on my Neuspeed RSe10 wheels as my Denvers with Blizzak WS80s wouldn't clear my APR BBK. Not a bad looking Winter set up.
 

Thumper

Autocross Champion
The past few years around here, they have transitioned from regular salt to a brine. I don’t know if that is any better or not… a quick search says it’s probably worse. Awesome.

The MagChloride stuff? It's a plus minus, it actually is better for ice removal as it coats the surface minimizing patches of ice forming where the salt isn't or got thrown off the surface. And it doesn't cause massive paint damage from the cars in front of you flinging hunks of salt at you and chipping the paint and salting the metal at the same time. But it also coats and covers your car and undercarriage better letting the crap sit there. Using a coating or wax is a must and wash the car regularly including a good undercarriage spray and you can mitigate the issues.
 
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