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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions Yesterday, 12:26 AM
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Posted By PhthaloType
"The People First Warranty"

"The People First Warranty"
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-18-2018, 04:33 PM
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Posted By PhthaloType
Disconnected soundaktor. It was so quick and...

Disconnected soundaktor. It was so quick and easy, I wish I had done it a long time ago. I think it sounds much better now. Being between the engine bay and the cabin, it was masking most of the...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-15-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 487,129
Posted By PhthaloType
This video shows how. I was able to check mine...

This video shows how. I was able to check mine without taking off the wheel, since I have a little "mirror on a stick"


https://youtu.be/G65J1aEszyc
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-15-2018, 08:34 PM
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Posted By PhthaloType
I had a '91! A red GT.

I had a '91! A red GT.
Forum: Exterior / Interior Care (washing, detailing, exterior repairs) 11-08-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,650
Posted By PhthaloType
From my experience with previously owned cars,...

From my experience with previously owned cars, once you sand off any protective coating the lens had, your polish job is only gonna hold up for a little while (maybe a couple of months) before the...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-06-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By PhthaloType
If you wanna stick to the "OEM+" route, you'll...

If you wanna stick to the "OEM+" route, you'll probably be better served by Audi parts.
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-27-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By PhthaloType
I've had two 2.5s (MkV Jetta and NMS Passat), and...

I've had two 2.5s (MkV Jetta and NMS Passat), and I always felt the motor had a lot of unrealized potential. I was disappointed VW gave up on it completely. It was also more reliable than anything...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-24-2018, 08:52 PM
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Views: 4,955,767
Posted By PhthaloType
I think I'd push my VW off a cliff for a Z like...

I think I'd push my VW off a cliff for a Z like that.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-24-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,005
Posted By PhthaloType
VW definitely underrated that engine. APR tested...

VW definitely underrated that engine. APR tested the stock Mk6 on 93 octane, and it was 195 at the wheels, 221 at the crank.


https://www.goapr.com/products/ecu_upgrade_20tsi_trans.html
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-23-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,005
Posted By PhthaloType
Very very true, and for some items you probably...

Very very true, and for some items you probably want to exceed it, even. For example, the official oil change interval is 10k, but just about every enthusiast will tell you that's not sufficient for...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-21-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8,397
Views: 2,328,855
Posted By PhthaloType
After some Googling, I think I figured it out. 1-...

After some Googling, I think I figured it out. 1- they're attracted to moisture, and 2- they're attracted to light sources. Washing the car creates the damp environment that brings them around, then...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-21-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44,091
Views: 4,955,767
Posted By PhthaloType
Gave her a very, very overdue wash. Since the...

Gave her a very, very overdue wash. Since the last wash, we in Texas had our annual "butterfly season", followed by constant rain for past several weeks, so it was much needed!

...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-21-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8,397
Views: 2,328,855
Posted By PhthaloType
Anyone ever have their freshly-washed car attract...

Anyone ever have their freshly-washed car attract flies? Washing my candy white today, a bunch of flies started showing up, and only stuck around the finish, no other part of the car, nor anything...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-14-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,096
Posted By PhthaloType
Pressure plate failed at 74k :mad:

Pressure plate failed at 74k :mad:
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-10-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,963
Posted By PhthaloType
I don't blame you! There's really only two things...

I don't blame you! There's really only two things I'm squeamish about when working on cars: suspension and timing components.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-07-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 24,679
Posted By PhthaloType
Total agreement. It's a souped-up version of a...

Total agreement. It's a souped-up version of a cheap car, not the other way around. A mass-market economy hatchback is not shaped for high-speed stability.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-29-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 44,091
Views: 4,955,767
Posted By PhthaloType
Ha... Reminds me of a Celica forum I used to be...

Ha... Reminds me of a Celica forum I used to be on back in the day. Someone was claiming 400 hp from turbocharging a circa-1990 engine that was 130 hp stock. Details weren't adding up, and other...
Forum: Golf MKVI photos, spyshots, videos, media 09-06-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9,191
Views: 3,151,699
Posted By PhthaloType
1- What's that hood liner material? I took out my...

1- What's that hood liner material? I took out my stock one because it was sagging, but I still want something in its place.

2- I want those truck nets! Source?
Forum: Golf MKVI photos, spyshots, videos, media 09-04-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 584,569
Posted By PhthaloType
She's a beauty!

She's a beauty!
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 08-31-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 44,091
Views: 4,955,767
Posted By PhthaloType
https://i.imgur.com/9Mb61rU.png

https://i.imgur.com/9Mb61rU.png
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 08-30-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44,091
Views: 4,955,767
Posted By PhthaloType
Finally finished my lower grille color match...

Finally finished my lower grille color match project! In addition to refinishing the trim piece, I also patched the bottom lip of the bumper. It was all dinged and scraped up when I got it, and the...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-29-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By PhthaloType
In a few days I'm gonna change out original OEM...

In a few days I'm gonna change out original OEM (82k miles) for Mobil 1. Now y'all've got me freaked out that it's gonna be a downgrade.


Oh well, I'll let you know...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-29-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By PhthaloType
Link is no good anymore, but from the description...

Link is no good anymore, but from the description I'd guess it was a CV joint going bad.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 08-27-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44,091
Views: 4,955,767
Posted By PhthaloType
Priming my lower grille insert, preparing to...

Priming my lower grille insert, preparing to body-match it candy white.


https://i.imgur.com/i1ZZVlw.jpg


I'm also trying some patchwork on my main bumper while I've got it off, but I'm a...
Forum: Cosmetic Mods (interior & exterior modifications) 08-26-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By PhthaloType
I filled and repainted mine using Bondo spot...

I filled and repainted mine using Bondo spot putty, touch-up paint, sandpaper, and rubbing and polishing compounds. It wasn't perfect, but the patches were imperceptible unless you were really close...
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