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Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 10-29-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,734
Posted By LightningRhod
I usually run with the NCRC when I got to Laguna...

I usually run with the NCRC when I got to Laguna Seca. It's about $190 for the day:

https://www.ncracing.org/

I used to run at Sonoma raceway all the time when I lived closer to that area. Ran...
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 09-12-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 6,709
Posted By LightningRhod
Despite having 188k miles on my car, I only drive...

Despite having 188k miles on my car, I only drive it 3 miles a day now (round trip to train station).

I still look forward to smashing the gas pedal everybody for that short stint though :)
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 08-22-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 44,083
Views: 4,953,452
Posted By LightningRhod
Is this the one from ECS? I wanted to get the...

Is this the one from ECS? I wanted to get the OSIR one, but not a lot of places stock it any more. It's also much more expensive :/
Forum: Member Car Journals 07-27-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
Really quick update. Sorry that I've been...

Really quick update. Sorry that I've been neglecting this thread.

So my quest to 200k has slowed significantly. I was on track to hit 200k next year, but I got a new job in the city (San...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-01-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,568
Posted By LightningRhod
Yep, my only vehicle and running strong at 183k...

Yep, my only vehicle and running strong at 183k miles :)
Forum: CANADA 04-18-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By LightningRhod
Sorry to hear this happened to you. Maybe a case...

Sorry to hear this happened to you. Maybe a case of bad luck?

FWIW, I've had my DG springs on for 7yrs/150k miles, and I've tracked the car numerous times. No problems on my end. Hopefully it...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-07-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,956
Posted By LightningRhod
I'm at 179k miles. Am I the closest one to you on...

I'm at 179k miles. Am I the closest one to you on the forums? My end goal was 200k, but you blew waaay past me!!

My repair/major maintenance history in a nut shell:

- 2 failed intake manifolds...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-18-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,863
Posted By LightningRhod
Just thought I'd chime in since I've had to deal...

Just thought I'd chime in since I've had to deal with this recently.

My PCV valve failed at 176k (orginal/old revision), which I believe led to the rear main seal failing with it. Had I known...
Forum: Member Car Journals 12-04-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
Yes they are :thumbsup:. They also have some...

Yes they are :thumbsup:. They also have some awesome track-spec'd vehicles there too. Love walking through that garage lol.
Forum: Exterior / Interior Care (washing, detailing, exterior repairs) 12-04-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,605
Posted By LightningRhod
I think I paid $600 or so last year when I got...

I think I paid $600 or so last year when I got mine replaced. So the price you listed doesn't seem high for OEM glass and labor.
Forum: Member Car Journals 12-04-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
I usually take my car to Trackspec Autosport in...

I usually take my car to Trackspec Autosport in Fremont. Good honest shop, and the lead technician/owner owns (and tracks) a MKVI Golf R. They were booked 2 weeks out this time, so I had to take my...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-29-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
Yeah, not catastrophic failures or anything. But...

Yeah, not catastrophic failures or anything. But all the work together is $$$$$$ unfortunately.
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-29-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
So the shop just contacted me with their...

So the shop just contacted me with their analysis.

2 things related to the intake leak:
- Rear main gasket was blown. Needs to be replaced.
- New PCV valve part was faulty. Luckily their...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-27-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
Thanks! :thumbsup: Hopefully it's...

Thanks! :thumbsup:


Hopefully it's something minor. I'm only a year away from hitting 200k! Haha.

I'll give another update on Wednesday after I find out what the diagnosis is.
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-27-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
Nah, no codes for the HPFP. I suspect that the...

Nah, no codes for the HPFP. I suspect that the root of the error is air related given the codes I'm getting. PCV was updated and I didn't find any leaks in my air intake, so maybe the leak is coming...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-27-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
Cleaned the MAF just now and started the car...

Cleaned the MAF just now and started the car again to test. Didn't fix the issue. However, I am now getting misfires on cylinders 2 and 4.

P300 - Multiple misfires
P302 - Misfire on cylinder 2...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-27-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
Quick update. I don't have time to further debug...

Quick update. I don't have time to further debug the issue, so I'm taking it into the shop on Wednesday:

P2187 - Bank 1; System too Lean at Idle
P2279 - Leak in Air Intake System

In trying to...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-20-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
It's probably also worth changing out my spark...

It's probably also worth changing out my spark plugs. It seems the last time I changed them out was at 83k miles :/
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-19-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
So yesterday I got a CEL while I was driving. The...

So yesterday I got a CEL while I was driving. The car ran normally with normal power delivery. I figured it's probably due for another carbon cleaning, until I did an OBD scan and error code P2187...
Forum: Engine and Exhaust 11-09-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,567
Posted By LightningRhod
I'd pick this up from you, but I'm the wrong...

I'd pick this up from you, but I'm the wrong coast :(. GLWS.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-16-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By LightningRhod
I believe the KO3 is an IHI turbo. Mine has been...

I believe the KO3 is an IHI turbo. Mine has been going strong for 173k miles, no failures :thumbsup:
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-10-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
Nice! I see your car is for sale in SF. GLWS!...

Nice! I see your car is for sale in SF. GLWS! :thumbsup:



I run with the NCRC, and a track day with them runs for $189. If it's your first time tracking (ever), you'll have to do driving school...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-06-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
I'll definitely let you know! :thumbsup: ...

I'll definitely let you know! :thumbsup:



In general, don't skimp on maintenance with this thing. If you want the car to last a long time, you'll need to know your car better than the average...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-05-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,309
Posted By LightningRhod
Just thought I'd do a quick update here, sitting...

Just thought I'd do a quick update here, sitting at 173k miles

- Got my timing chain tensioner replaced recently as preventative maintenance a few months ago. Heard some rattling on start up back...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 08-29-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 486,902
Posted By LightningRhod
Nice! I got mine done a few months ago at around...

Nice! I got mine done a few months ago at around 167k miles (heard rattling on start up back in December 2016). How many miles you at now?
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