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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 12-07-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By PhthaloType
For the interior, one of the first things I did...

For the interior, one of the first things I did was get a pair of these logos for the seat height levers. A couple of bucks on eBay, and they perfectly fill those spots that look like something was...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 12-06-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By PhthaloType
Welcome! I'm on the same page with my car, I'm...

Welcome! I'm on the same page with my car, I'm not looking to go too crazy since it's my DD and I wanna keep it livable/comfortable.

Just a head's up, everyone's gonna say "get a tune!" It's......
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 12-05-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 2,450,938
Posted By PhthaloType
Going to redline will always be faster than...

Going to redline will always be faster than upshifting earlier. Waiting to upshift as late as possible maximizes the fact that the gear you're in gives greater mechanical advantage than the next one...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 12-05-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44,193
Views: 4,986,297
Posted By PhthaloType
I'm pretty sure OEM is just MANN with with a VAG...

I'm pretty sure OEM is just MANN with with a VAG logo on it. I put a MANN in a couple of days ago, and compared it to the OEM filter it was replacing. They looked completely identical except for the...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 12-02-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44,193
Views: 4,986,297
Posted By PhthaloType
Changed the oil. Castrol Edge "European Formula"...

Changed the oil. Castrol Edge "European Formula" (0W-40 that meets VW 502 00).


I had been using Liqui Moly Synthoil Premium, but that actually decreased MPG and smoothness a little bit compared...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-23-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By PhthaloType
That 600hp Jetta that just set a speed record...

That 600hp Jetta that just set a speed record recently used a completely stock 6-speed manual from a GTI.

...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-20-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 44,193
Views: 4,986,297
Posted By PhthaloType
"The People First Warranty"

"The People First Warranty"
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-18-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44,193
Views: 4,986,297
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: 1,778
Views: 491,708
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
Replies: 44,193
Views: 4,986,297
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: 4,785
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: 1,119
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: 302
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
Replies: 44,193
Views: 4,986,297
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: 2,659
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: 2,659
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: 8,503
Views: 2,450,938
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: 44,193
Views: 4,986,297
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: 8,503
Views: 2,450,938
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: 2,432
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: 2,066
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: 24,890
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: 44,193
Views: 4,986,297
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: 9,194
Views: 3,158,806
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: 586,444
Posted By PhthaloType
She's a beauty!

She's a beauty!
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