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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 06-01-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 1,639,606
Posted By PhthaloType
They'll likely last well past 100k, maybe even...

They'll likely last well past 100k, maybe even the whole life of the car. I see no reason to change them unless they start wearing out. When they do, you'll have plenty of warning before they get too...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-20-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,641
Posted By PhthaloType
"Additionally, Volkswagen has agreed to extend ...

"Additionally, Volkswagen has agreed to extend warranties on the timing chains in affected vehicles to cover the timing chains for 10,000 miles or for 10 years."


I'm guessing they meant...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-06-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,358
Posted By PhthaloType
It looks like the changeover point was 9/11,...

It looks like the changeover point was 9/11, based on this list I compiled:

https://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2574466#post2574466
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 04-27-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By PhthaloType
Question: Are you parking on an incline at all?...

Question: Are you parking on an incline at all? Specifically, nose pointing downhill? I always used to back into my driveway (nose downhill). Sometimes I'd get the chain rattle on startup, so I...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-27-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,312
Posted By PhthaloType
Gas in Texas is more than $2. Average regular is...

Gas in Texas is more than $2. Average regular is $2.59 right now. Source doesn't say how much for premium, but I can tell you it's close to $3.

https://www.gasbuddy.com/USA/TX
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-27-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,183
Posted By PhthaloType
GTI is my DD. Wife's DD is a 2013 Nissan Altima....

GTI is my DD. Wife's DD is a 2013 Nissan Altima. We do change it up sometimes, and it's usually the choice for longer trips since it's more comfortable and better on gas.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-24-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,312
Posted By PhthaloType
This question is like poking a hornets' nest, but...

This question is like poking a hornets' nest, but I'll just throw in my objective two cents. This is speaking for a stock motor:

-Filling up with 87 every now and then won't hurt anything....
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-20-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,140
Posted By PhthaloType
Yep, even if the brake holds solid at first, it...

Yep, even if the brake holds solid at first, it might slip over time, especially overnight when it gets colder. When I had my Jetta, I just used the brake on my inclined driveway, not in gear. One...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-11-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,140
Posted By PhthaloType
"Shift manual transmission into 1st gear (on...

"Shift manual transmission into 1st gear (on level ground or if pointed uphill) or reverse (if pointed downhill)" -Owner's Manual
Forum: Golf MKVI photos, spyshots, videos, media 04-07-2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9,171
Views: 3,117,150
Posted By PhthaloType
I'd recommend just patching them yourself. It's...

I'd recommend just patching them yourself. It's actually not as difficult as you might think. It was my first refinishing project, but I just looked up some tutorials online, and took care of it with...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-01-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 43,454
Views: 4,821,644
Posted By PhthaloType
Gave her a long overdue wash (well, yesterday)....

Gave her a long overdue wash (well, yesterday). The pollen's been nuts here lately, every car has a lime-green haze on it.

Fell in love with the "magic eraser" product. It was able to finally get...
Forum: Golf MKVI photos, spyshots, videos, media 03-24-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By PhthaloType
Nice! What kind of wheels are those? Not standard...

Nice! What kind of wheels are those? Not standard Mk6 stuff...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-12-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,639
Views: 467,437
Posted By PhthaloType
I went though this entire thread and compiled...

I went though this entire thread and compiled every report of members' tensioner versions. Missing build dates are simply due to members not including that data. Every model year '10-11 is old-style...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-11-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By PhthaloType
Rear knocking sound (It's not the subframe)

I have a persistent knocking sound that comes from the rear of the car. It mostly happens at low speeds, and it doesn't really matter if it's bumpy or not, or if turning or going straight. Some days...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-11-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By PhthaloType
If you have wheel locks, keep in mind those take...

If you have wheel locks, keep in mind those take a different style cap. The ones linked to above won't work with them.
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-04-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 57,472
Posted By PhthaloType
This means now you can get rid of the awful OEM...

This means now you can get rid of the awful OEM engine cover/air filter combo! Let's see a valve cover! ;)
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-04-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 1,639,606
Posted By PhthaloType
Ahhhhhh... makes sense. I guess I'm not used to...

Ahhhhhh... makes sense. I guess I'm not used to having a car with short enough ride height and suspension travel to where that's possible!
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-02-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 1,639,606
Posted By PhthaloType
I got my rear subframe deadset kit in the mail,...

I got my rear subframe deadset kit in the mail, so soon I'll be raising the whole rear. I have one good floor jack and two jack stands. Basically my question is how the "lift points" work. There are...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 02-27-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By PhthaloType
MY13, 7/12 build date (motor and vehicle), new...

MY13, 7/12 build date (motor and vehicle), new revision tensioner.

From what I gathered while researching the topic before buying a GTI, there was no "hard" cutoff date where they changed the...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 02-03-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By PhthaloType
https://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Golf_VI--2.0T...

https://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Golf_VI--2.0T/Exterior/Emblem/Rear/Inlay/

There's always these, for a cheap and simple option.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 01-16-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,011
Posted By PhthaloType
A friend of mine loves my car and is thinking...

A friend of mine loves my car and is thinking about getting a GTI himself. I told him to shoot for a Mk 7 since they don't have as many issues. The 6 is still my favorite generation, but I won't...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 01-15-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By PhthaloType
Also, the OEM pressure plate has been revised...

Also, the OEM pressure plate has been revised since the original one in your 2012. Some folks (myself included) have had the old one suddenly fail, so now's your chance to replace it with a better...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 01-13-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By PhthaloType
For me, it was a '94 Jeep Cherokee with a failing...

For me, it was a '94 Jeep Cherokee with a failing water pump that taught me that the heater core is just an auxiliary radiator. Except this was in a Texas summer when it was already 100
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 01-05-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 43,454
Views: 4,821,644
Posted By PhthaloType
Installed the deAutoKey footwell LEDs. ...

Installed the deAutoKey footwell LEDs.

https://i.imgur.com/ZC3jS52.jpg?1
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 01-05-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By PhthaloType
I recently got mine from O'Reilly. You should be...

I recently got mine from O'Reilly. You should be able to get it from a regular, local auto parts store.
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