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Forum: Member Car Journals 08-02-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Its been some time since I've given an update...

Its been some time since I've given an update here. I can finally move some long time wants from the "wish" list to the "done" list.

Backing out of a parking spot about 3 years ago, a car turned...
Forum: Exterior / Interior Care (washing, detailing, exterior repairs) 07-03-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By MK6_Martinez
I've never heard of tire rot due to dressings but...

I've never heard of tire rot due to dressings but I can imagine it would happen.

I usually do it for the opposite reason, UV protection is an aspect of many of the coatings.

I think I'm the...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-01-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By MK6_Martinez
So your car still runs and drives just fine,...

So your car still runs and drives just fine, right? this sort of damage is the kind of thing that can indicate an issue with oil pressure/metal shavings elsewhere, but the motor itself still runs...
Forum: Engine and Exhaust 06-29-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By MK6_Martinez
why are you selling? any idea on size+weight of...

why are you selling?
any idea on size+weight of box so I can estimate ship costs?
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-24-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,265
Posted By MK6_Martinez
I have been in my mk6 since 2012 and can...

I have been in my mk6 since 2012 and can absolutely say every tuner is good - GIAC, Revo, Unitronic, APR, COBB - think thats most of the big names.

I had a Uni tune but ultimately ended up...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 06-24-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,685
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Oh boy, I don't get 16mpg but you guys are making...

Oh boy, I don't get 16mpg but you guys are making me paranoid.

My car used to get a bit better MPG but recently dropped to a consistent 23-25mpg average per tank. I figured my mods had negatively...
Forum: Mk6 vs...... 06-24-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 112,589
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Had a bit of a spirited drive back from a meet...

Had a bit of a spirited drive back from a meet the other night with a large group of random cars.

Noticed a WRX and a Genesis getting ready to do a pull and I just barely had enough time to get in...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 06-24-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 45,939
Views: 5,483,451
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Quote: Originally Posted by DASVDUB View Post ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by DASVDUB View Post
15 days and no response? Wtf

Quote:
Originally Posted by franco516 View Post
seems about right. Why i changed tuners...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-24-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By MK6_Martinez
^^ what he said If you installed the COBB...

^^ what he said

If you installed the COBB intake, you do not have the stock MAF.
Meaning, flash to the other OTS Stage 2 map and you should be good to go.

:burnrubber:
Forum: Member Car Journals 06-20-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Ok so the tune is finally done and has been on...

Ok so the tune is finally done and has been on the car for a bit of time so I can review the process & results.

Overall, took about 8 weeks. Bit of rain delays on my part for logs, overall usually...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-14-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,495
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Been watching this thread since it was announced...

Been watching this thread since it was announced and I'm not only disappointing in the IC Design they came up with (although they are right.. not much space to get creative) but also that price point...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-07-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By MK6_Martinez
I have a much different set up, but if it wasn't...

I have a much different set up, but if it wasn't for me focusing on trying to stay out of boost I'd still not have my inspection sticker.

I cleared all codes 6-8 times and tried two different...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 05-03-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By MK6_Martinez
This is an important note I forgot to mention....

This is an important note I forgot to mention. You will almost always need to flash to stage 1 (as I did) or stock & drive around for a few miles to get readiness.

I had to re-flash like 3 times...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 05-02-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By MK6_Martinez
If you google o2 sensor mini cat you will find an...

If you google o2 sensor mini cat you will find an o2 sensor spacer with a built in catalytic converter. This will have your sensor reading as if you had a cat in the first place.

If you have CBFA,...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-19-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,937
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Don't forget that you can part pretty much most...

Don't forget that you can part pretty much most of it out and then still call a wrecker yard.

There are lots of services which will come pick up a piece of junk car and pay you for the scrap...
Forum: Member Car Journals 04-19-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Itching for my tune since I ordered it yesterday,...

Itching for my tune since I ordered it yesterday, being very impatient awaiting my email of more power.

Last night I replaced zip ties for spring clips on my boost gauge hose as the zipties were...
Forum: Member Car Journals 04-18-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Fun stuff since the last update - this one will...

Fun stuff since the last update - this one will be short as there is not much of an update to give but definitely another mile stone.

Went to replace my spark plugs the other day - as I was taking...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 04-14-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By MK6_Martinez
I agree with FocalPoint. Looks like oil and...

I agree with FocalPoint. Looks like oil and carbon to me. When is the last time/have you ever swapped spark plugs? I've never seen that much gunk/residue in that area across 4 GTIs that spanned...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-03-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By MK6_Martinez
I have a set of EBC Yellow stuff pads all around...

I have a set of EBC Yellow stuff pads all around joined by some OE Style Brembo Rotors.

My brother has an mk6 with EBC yellow pads and EBC rotors - also plain OE style (non drilled/slotted)
...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-31-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,055
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Chiming in as well - part of the 100k+ club. 105k...

Chiming in as well - part of the 100k+ club. 105k miles to be exact.

Plenty of failures, all the usual suspects: 5x water pump, 2x intake manifold, 1x hpfp, 1 unusual suspect being an ECM failure....
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 03-30-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Wow, it almost looks like someone added debris to...

Wow, it almost looks like someone added debris to make that worse. Its hard to believe that is normal build up.

One hell of a motor we all fell in love with...
Forum: Member Car Journals 03-30-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Got a few boxes in so I decided to jack the car...

Got a few boxes in so I decided to jack the car up last night after work. Had little motivation but the budwiser kept me company as I worked through a small to-do list.

Cleared my bulb out error...
Forum: Member Car Journals 03-25-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Aside from ordering that Minicat, I've also just...

Aside from ordering that Minicat, I've also just placed an ECS order for my Turbo Outlet Pipe as well as a few small items including oil filter, accessory belt, cabin filter, and a few drain plug...
Forum: Member Car Journals 03-25-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By MK6_Martinez
I've attached the report - seems like my numbers...

I've attached the report - seems like my numbers where mostly in line. I also took another sample this most recent oil change and will likely do so every 10k from here on out. Very good peace of mind...
Forum: Member Car Journals 03-25-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By MK6_Martinez
Bit of a maintenance weekend. Put in some fresh...

Bit of a maintenance weekend. Put in some fresh spark plugs (NGK: BKR7EIX) - my old ones appear to have been gapped way too big (.35). Swapped in some new ones at .28 and the car feels a bit more...
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