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Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 08-03-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By thatspsychotic
I've been getting this code intermittently as...

I've been getting this code intermittently as well, and my manifold was already replaced once under warranty. It sounds like one of the common failure modes is just the flap position sensor. My...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-01-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By thatspsychotic
Materials choice makes another difference beyond...

Materials choice makes another difference beyond just galvanic corrosion.

I agree that the primary purpose of the subframe collars is to fill the voids to provide a tighter coupling between the...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-01-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By thatspsychotic
I went with the Tyrol kit this year partly...

I went with the Tyrol kit this year partly because they were the original developers of the solution, partly because of the materials choice, and partly because they made it the easiest to include...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-31-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 117,226
Posted By thatspsychotic
Have you logged timing correction? Maybe pulling...

Have you logged timing correction? Maybe pulling a tiny bit of timing?
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-30-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,924
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Posted By thatspsychotic
Nothing preventing you from doing that in the...

Nothing preventing you from doing that in the interim. Once you get the second revision back, flash it and see how it goes. Word has it they are pretty jammed up on revisions.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-30-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,400
Posted By thatspsychotic
Very much this. Pushing that much boost out of a...

Very much this. Pushing that much boost out of a K04 is also going to look like quite a lot of backpressure trying to force that much exhaust through the K04 turbine. All these effects start to...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-30-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,400
Posted By thatspsychotic
Without water/meth, you're going to be...

Without water/meth, you're going to be knock-limited especially if you are going to really try to push the turbo, and above E30ish ethanol blend you will be fuel limited.

I don't know that I've...
Forum: Mk6 vs...... 07-14-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,602
Posted By thatspsychotic
At speeds like that, don't undersell the aero...

At speeds like that, don't undersell the aero side of things. I think I recall the Mk7 having a good bit lower Cd than Mk6, something like 10% better aero. Above 80 mph this is a very significant...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-14-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By thatspsychotic
How many miles on the car? Thoughts are MAP...

How many miles on the car?

Thoughts are MAP sensor(s) went bad, N75 valve itself shat the bed, ECU itself (unlikely if not tuned/never been opened), bad wiring/connection to said items, one or...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-13-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By thatspsychotic
They don't make their email address easy to...

They don't make their email address easy to find... anyone have it?
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-11-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By thatspsychotic
The P2015 code popped up for me recently like the...

The P2015 code popped up for me recently like the day after going Stage 2. It was also a hidden code before that at times, but it is now triggering the CEL.

The problem with this code is that it...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-10-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By thatspsychotic
Another data point here, I recently did the BFI...

Another data point here, I recently did the BFI Stage 1 Complete mount kit, and it is outstandingly good. There are more vibrations at idle and in reverse but it's pretty tame and doesn't bother me...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-10-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By thatspsychotic
To echo the others I think it's totally a product...

To echo the others I think it's totally a product positioning decision. Can't have a lowly GTI competing with a Golf R or an Audi S3 for an appreciably lower price point.

That still holds true...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-09-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,658
Posted By thatspsychotic
Definitely. This upgrade was probably second...

Definitely. This upgrade was probably second only to initially going Stage 1 in terms of the transformative effect on my car.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-07-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By thatspsychotic
Stock height, passenger side inner CV boot failed...

Stock height, passenger side inner CV boot failed twice.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-07-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,658
Posted By thatspsychotic
Another data point here. Took the plunge and...

Another data point here. Took the plunge and installed the BFI stage 1 mount kit today. The biggest takeaway for me is that I should have done this over 60,000 miles ago.

Everything about the...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-05-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By thatspsychotic
Ah trip to Mexico I see :)

Ah trip to Mexico I see :)
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-03-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By thatspsychotic
Have you replaced your PCV? Honestly some of...

Have you replaced your PCV? Honestly some of that sounds like a failed PCV valve. My car felt very similar to how you describe when my rear main seal failed due to failed PCV.

My theory on that...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-29-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 344,083
Posted By thatspsychotic
Did you check/replace your PCV (N80)? Failed PCV...

Did you check/replace your PCV (N80)? Failed PCV could cause boost oscillations, but honestly it is probably the tune.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-27-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By thatspsychotic
Ya $600 labor is very good. My bill for RMS,...

Ya $600 labor is very good. My bill for RMS, PCV, DMF, and labor was a shade under $2k at an indie shop. DMF alone is over $500.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-26-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 117,226
Posted By thatspsychotic
The 93 octane tune may give higher peak torque a...

The 93 octane tune may give higher peak torque a little later in the RPM band, which makes it "feel laggier." Or, if they used a little more boost in the 93 octane tune, it should feel like it takes...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-25-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 344,083
Posted By thatspsychotic
Also PCV valve (N80 I think) going bad can cause...

Also PCV valve (N80 I think) going bad can cause some driveability weirdness like that too.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-25-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 344,083
Posted By thatspsychotic
I'm for sure with you on the PID tuning issue,...

I'm for sure with you on the PID tuning issue, but (engineer here) I think it's due to too much derivative gain (and to a lesser extent integral gain) specifically... they're basically trying too...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-22-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 117,226
Posted By thatspsychotic
Notice any butt dyno difference between runner...

Notice any butt dyno difference between runner flaps or no runner flaps?
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-21-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By thatspsychotic
Like BudgetPhoenix said, wastegate actuator...

Like BudgetPhoenix said, wastegate actuator failures on these turbos aren't unheard of, which I had forgotten about. HumbleMechanic did a good video on the turbo failures related to the wastegate...
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