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Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-11-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By zrickety
The dealer may deny you because of the tune. ...

The dealer may deny you because of the tune. Just a coincidence it popped a code, it's a very common issue.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-11-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By zrickety
Those o-rings go on the radiator hose...

Those o-rings go on the radiator hose connections, your original ones are probably not leaking but I would hold on to them just in case.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-11-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By zrickety
It actually disassembles pretty easily. If it's...

It actually disassembles pretty easily. If it's the same shape, you can mix and match the parts, or paint it which is what I did....
Forum: CANADA 07-08-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By zrickety
I've seen them about half your price range still...

I've seen them about half your price range still looking decent. I have a 2010 with about 150k and no complaints. Manifold was done under warranty and I replaced a weeping radiator that never...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-08-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By zrickety
I do more frequent changes, no flush, takes about...

I do more frequent changes, no flush, takes about 4 liters. I do half Motul and half oem.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-16-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By zrickety
Isn't the AC condenser in the front? Have you...

Isn't the AC condenser in the front? Have you looked for bent fins, is it plugged with bugs or debris?
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 06-16-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By zrickety
Was your car hit in the past? Are you sure it's...

Was your car hit in the past? Are you sure it's not an aftermarket bumper? The oem ones fit really well.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-16-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By zrickety
The car will detune itself if you run a lower...

The car will detune itself if you run a lower octane...I've dealt with this on K04 when my wife put cheap gas in. I've found 91 across most of the country, you'll see 93 if you're lucky. I wouldn't...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 06-13-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,716
Posted By zrickety
OCD is a helluva disease. I bought my car with...

OCD is a helluva disease. I bought my car with more scratches and dents than that. Gotta learn to let it go. For about $40 you could sand that edge and get some matching spray paint. It will look...
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 06-12-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By zrickety
My 2010 has the sensors...your 2011 probably does...

My 2010 has the sensors...your 2011 probably does not. As others said it's done using the ABS system, it can tell when a tire is low. Any wheels will work. The easy way to know is you will have a...
Forum: Cars for Sale 06-09-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By zrickety
2 dr are the best...good price for k04 car, glws.

2 dr are the best...good price for k04 car, glws.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-09-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,623
Posted By zrickety
The 5w40 is fine. Tuned doesn't really make a...

The 5w40 is fine. Tuned doesn't really make a difference. However, these cars do generate a lot of heat. I am probably the outlier here, but I run synthetic 10w30 or 10w40. It's better for hot...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-09-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By zrickety
I wouldn't worry. I've had 2 GTI with the old...

I wouldn't worry. I've had 2 GTI with the old tensioner, both over 150k now, with no issue. I think people have trouble with extended oil changes/low oil, that can make the tensioner worse. I do...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-05-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 56,220
Posted By zrickety
In the first post...Part No 1K0 907 379 AD, AE,...

In the first post...Part No 1K0 907 379 AD, AE, AM, BC, confirmed working.
The AD pump may be from 09 if I recall, may want to avoid that one as they had ABS issues. I would check ebay.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-03-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 56,220
Posted By zrickety
I have not heard of a solution for the BG pump...

I have not heard of a solution for the BG pump yet. If you have $100 and some tools, you could buy a different unit and swap it out.
Forum: Interior Parts 05-30-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By zrickety
Wish you were closer, I would probably pick these...

Wish you were closer, I would probably pick these up. GLWS!
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-30-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,931
Posted By zrickety
Congrats, everybody loves a VR6. The DSG is...

Congrats, everybody loves a VR6. The DSG is really a great transmission, manual guys are just jealous. I was exclusively a stick shift guy, but the DSG in manual mode with paddle shifters made a...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-23-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By zrickety
You're fine. No problem until it gets below the...

You're fine. No problem until it gets below the tread, you've got plenty of life left on those. Those are superficial scratches at best.
Forum: Member Car Journals 05-19-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244
Posted By zrickety
Cool car...best color, 2 door, manual, nice mods....

Cool car...best color, 2 door, manual, nice mods. Keep it up!
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 05-19-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,472
Posted By zrickety
My stage 1 car slipped the clutch under certain...

My stage 1 car slipped the clutch under certain conditions, you just let off the gas a bit or downshift a gear. I made it last over 100k with no other issues. Don't expect the dealer to pay for a...
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 05-15-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By zrickety
+1 for ATE fluid...I ran hard and braking from...

+1 for ATE fluid...I ran hard and braking from ~150mph at VIR was no problem.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-15-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,868
Posted By zrickety
I can only say great things about K04...my car...

I can only say great things about K04...my car has been super fast and very reliable for 150,000 miles. That said, I'm also looking at the mk7 R and S4. I would keep my GTI though, trade in value...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 05-12-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By zrickety
I don't know about that CBFA sensor, but the rest...

I don't know about that CBFA sensor, but the rest of the install is pretty straightforward. Unplug the fans, and the hoses have quick connect clips. There is an a/c line that will be in your way,...
Forum: Member Car Journals 05-10-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,138
Posted By zrickety
Awesome build man! I love the 2 door and the...

Awesome build man! I love the 2 door and the fact you take to the track. Keep up the good work.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-09-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By zrickety
Sounds like you got a good deal on the car. ...

Sounds like you got a good deal on the car. Assuming it's fixed properly, you should be able to drive it for many more years. You'll be hard pressed to find a better car for the money.
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