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Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-22-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,065
Posted By GHM73
Curious to hear what you don't "think" versus...

Curious to hear what you don't "think" versus what I "know."
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-22-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,065
Posted By GHM73
FYI, since my car got the "software update" about...

FYI, since my car got the "software update" about a month ago, I have seen a significant loss of fuel economy. I used to average very close to 29 (up to 32 hwy) and am now averaging 25-26.

I...
Forum: Cars for Sale 09-30-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By GHM73
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-25-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 466,687
Posted By GHM73
FYI, my extended warranty worked out to $250 a...

FYI, my extended warranty worked out to $250 a year over 4 years. How much do you spend to maintain your car every year yourself? I'm guessing I didn't over-pay. Almost all of the other work I've had...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-22-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 466,687
Posted By GHM73
No, no I didn't. All of my service up to...

No, no I didn't.

All of my service up to 60k was FREE (extended warranty/service plan). So I did not "over-pay" at the dealership for anything, because it has been 110% worth every penny. They...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-13-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 466,687
Posted By GHM73
VW is covering 75% of the cost to replace my...

VW is covering 75% of the cost to replace my engine, so very good on them! I'll get a replacement, zero miles engine (either brand new or rebuilt to new spec).

My car is at 84k, so obviously 24k...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-03-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 466,687
Posted By GHM73
Not me. My oil has never been low a single day...

Not me. My oil has never been low a single day since I've owned the car.

This is 100% a failure on the part of VW. Step up, VoA. Make this a recall (after you buy me a new engine, of course).
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-02-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 466,687
Posted By GHM73
Just heard back. Catastrophic engine failure....

Just heard back. Catastrophic engine failure. piston/valve contact. Awaiting word as to whether or not they will cover it.

Fingers, toes, everything crossed.

Question for anyone who has had an...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-02-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 466,687
Posted By GHM73
I guess that qualifies as preventative...

I guess that qualifies as preventative maintenance.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 466,687
Posted By GHM73
Well, chain started rattling yesterday. Today,...

Well, chain started rattling yesterday. Today, went to leave work... click click click click click click click click ... dead.

Will see tomorrow what the dealer says. At 84,400 now.

Battery...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-05-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 466,687
Posted By GHM73
http://redlinespeedworx.com/2-0t-tsi-timing-chain-...

http://redlinespeedworx.com/2-0t-tsi-timing-chain-failure/
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-05-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By GHM73
If you upped to a 5yr/60k, the "powertrain"...

If you upped to a 5yr/60k, the "powertrain" warranty is 100k miles. At least mine is.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 06-04-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,202
Posted By GHM73
Check with your dealer. I just had both done...

Check with your dealer. I just had both done FREE. VW extended warranty coverage on the manifold and injectors.

Mine were leaking and the car ran like crap. I also had them put on the R8 coil...
Forum: In Car Entertainment, Electronics, Navigation, Phone (Audio / Video / Electronics / Etc..) 04-29-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By GHM73
OK, sooo... I'm a turd. Checked MFD again...

OK, sooo... I'm a turd.

Checked MFD again and AFS was un-checked. All good now.

Derp.

Thanks guys.
Forum: In Car Entertainment, Electronics, Navigation, Phone (Audio / Video / Electronics / Etc..) 04-26-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By GHM73
There is no option for it in my MFD. There was no...

There is no option for it in my MFD. There was no way to accidentally turn it off.

Bad sensor?
Forum: In Car Entertainment, Electronics, Navigation, Phone (Audio / Video / Electronics / Etc..) 04-23-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By GHM73
It's been like this for months. I've never...

It's been like this for months. I've never selected anything about the lighting in MFD. It has always just worked.
Forum: In Car Entertainment, Electronics, Navigation, Phone (Audio / Video / Electronics / Etc..) 04-23-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By GHM73
AFS leveling but NOT turning?

OK I haven't found an answer to this anywhere. The leveling function on my AFS headlights (xenon) seems to be working, but the "light turn with the steering" function is not.

When I start the...
Forum: Golf MKVI photos, spyshots, videos, media 10-14-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,401
Posted By GHM73
that looks great man. I think you've helped me...

that looks great man. I think you've helped me decide to get a hitch for mine :)
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 10-14-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 97,606
Posted By GHM73
2006 Cannondale F600 and about 9 mid '80s bmx...

2006 Cannondale F600 and about 9 mid '80s bmx bikes :)

I need a good rack as well but have not decided on hitch vs roof. Anyone have good pics of their hitch? I want to see if/how it interferes...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 10-14-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,545
Views: 261,349
Posted By GHM73
2012 GTI with just under 50k on it, in the shop...

2012 GTI with just under 50k on it, in the shop today for coolant leak. Probably water pump, but I haven't heard yet. Never heard any sound to indicate a problem, but that doesn't mean it's not...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 06-17-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,790
Posted By GHM73
That linkage looks awesome. Seems an easy fix...

That linkage looks awesome. Seems an easy fix too. I'll have to get that. My manifold is being replaced under warranty. brand new manifold + billet linkage should = fixed forever.

thanks
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 06-17-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,790
Posted By GHM73
2012 6MT (bought in August 2011). Manifold is...

2012 6MT (bought in August 2011). Manifold is getting replaced now (at 42,500) after CEL and occasional rough idle.

Zero other issues with the car, it's been perfect otherwise.

WTF is with...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT / PA 06-17-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By GHM73
Thank you NJ potholes

Aaaaand I've got two bent Detroits. Anyone local selling any clean 18" Detroits?

In all fairness, I hit that pothole HARD (accidentally of course) but I thought the Detriots were stronger than...
Forum: In Car Entertainment, Electronics, Navigation, Phone (Audio / Video / Electronics / Etc..) 11-12-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,756
Posted By GHM73
More validation to the issue... ...

More validation to the issue...

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-57547454-48/volkswagen-versus-iphone-5/

For me, everything seems to be working fine with the Apple supplied 30pin to...
Forum: In Car Entertainment, Electronics, Navigation, Phone (Audio / Video / Electronics / Etc..) 10-12-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,884
Posted By GHM73
To be clear, I did say that if you're looking for...

To be clear, I did say that if you're looking for huge bass, high SPL, the kenwood I installed is not for you. Overall, it does make the stock stereo sound a whole lot better by adding some good...
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