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Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes Today, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By Tony48
Thanks for the link. Good read and saved for...

Thanks for the link. Good read and saved for future use. Diagrams from that document of pertinence to the conversation here:


https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1916/45442493052_376cded952_z.jpg...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By Tony48
Electronic sensors are part of the front pads,...

Electronic sensors are part of the front pads, well a single pad actually. If you want to retain that function you must buy pads that have the electronic pigtail hanging out of one pad. It is not...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-19-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By Tony48
Just a quick FYI...Dropping the control arms is...

Just a quick FYI...Dropping the control arms is easy if you have a manual trans. Apparently if you are DSG it's a huge PITA to remove the front control arm bolt on the trans side. The DSG trans...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-16-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By Tony48
Source for Ball Seat Lug NUTS?

Anyone know of a source for ball seat lug nuts (not bolts) that are not the standard silver/zinc plated color?

I have a stud conversion and wheels that require ball seat lugs in OEM thread...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-12-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,468
Posted By Tony48
I will try not to disappoint :rolleyes:

I will try not to disappoint :rolleyes:
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-12-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,468
Posted By Tony48
Another small update. Did rear brake pads &...

Another small update. Did rear brake pads & rotors last night. Nothing special, just direct replacement parts. I'm at 120k miles and the rear brakes had never been changed :yikes:. Needless to say...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-11-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Tony48
Yes, it fits. There's no difference.

Yes, it fits. There's no difference.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-09-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By Tony48
No updated part for the cam bridge. Have the...

No updated part for the cam bridge. Have the shop check the screen to see if it's blown out. If it has been blown out they should see if they can find the pieces lodged in the oil passages and...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-09-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By Tony48
The camshaft chain is the one that causes the...

The camshaft chain is the one that causes the catastrophic issues (bent valves/engine destruction) and is thus the one that is most frequently talked about. My personal recommendation is to also...
Forum: Great Lakes 10-03-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Tony48
If you were in MD I'd be able to give you a hand...

If you were in MD I'd be able to give you a hand :thumbsup: Good luck and check the link in my signature for some clutch install tips/pictures.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-03-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By Tony48
A bad PCV valve (among other things) can cause...

A bad PCV valve (among other things) can cause the crankcase to pressurize and blow the RMS out. If the RMS is replaced but the PCV isn't....guess what happens? RMS blows out again.

Apparently...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-02-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Tony48
$300 for pump / housing...

$300 for pump / housing (https://www.uspmotorsports.com/06H-121-026-DD-USP-Cast-Aluminium-Water-Pump.html)
$360 for full install kit...
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-26-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,468
Posted By Tony48
Haha thanks again for getting them shipped to me...

Haha thanks again for getting them shipped to me so quick! Good seller here people.
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-26-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,468
Posted By Tony48
Haven't posted in awhile because I've only done a...

Haven't posted in awhile because I've only done a few small things to the car:

-OEM Jack Point Adapters. These will make it a lot easier to get the car on the 2 post lift and I won't have to use...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-25-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Tony48
I've owned my MK6 GTI for 3.5ish years and plan...

I've owned my MK6 GTI for 3.5ish years and plan on keeping it until it dies a fiery death. My dad liked my car so much he bought a MK7. So I have a bit of experience with both platforms.

I love...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-24-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 480,766
Posted By Tony48
Heh, I'm the one that made post #5 and #9 on that...

Heh, I'm the one that made post #5 and #9 on that thread. Since that post I tackled the timing job and did a pretty thorough write up on it with lots of links, pictures, etc. Link to the post is in...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-21-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 195,940
Posted By Tony48
Gotcha. I see how that could cause the noise. ...

Gotcha. I see how that could cause the noise. Mine is installed correctly so I guess I have another source of noise.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-21-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 195,940
Posted By Tony48
So did you completely omit the H-shaped piece? ...

So did you completely omit the H-shaped piece? Not sure how else you could disassemble that incorrectly :confused:
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-20-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 195,940
Posted By Tony48
I can't tell you if it's wastegate rattle but I...

I can't tell you if it's wastegate rattle but I also have a similar noise with my ECS downpipe. It's particularly noticeable on cold starts. Makes me think it's something to do with the downpipe.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-14-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By Tony48
My take is this: your engine will be completely...

My take is this: your engine will be completely fine whether you go stage 1, 2, or even K04+. You should be prepared to replace the clutch eventually though. At your mileage, and with the...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-14-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By Tony48
Thanks for the info. This is good news for those...

Thanks for the info. This is good news for those of us thinking about breaking into the OEM HID's.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-13-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Tony48
Best of luck. Fingers crossed you don't have...

Best of luck. Fingers crossed you don't have significant damage. I'm glad I replaced my timing system before it let go.
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-12-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,468
Posted By Tony48
Much appreciated sir. I've benefited from a lot...

Much appreciated sir. I've benefited from a lot of your advice and wisdom posted on this forum.

In other news, I had the opportunity to ride in a coworker's brand new A4 today at lunch. No...
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 09-12-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,046
Posted By Tony48
I know, I know. Waiting until I have $2k to burn.

I know, I know. Waiting until I have $2k to burn.
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 09-12-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,046
Posted By Tony48
^Agreed 2011 GTI w/120k miles, purchased in...

^Agreed

2011 GTI w/120k miles, purchased in 2015 w/54k miles. Contemplating going k04 since all supporting mods are done. Plan on driving the wheels off the car. Next car will be a second "fun"...
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