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Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-14-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Tony48
My take is this: your engine will be completely...

My take is this: your engine will be completely fine whether you go stage 1, 2, or even K04+. You should be prepared to replace the clutch eventually though. At your mileage, and with the...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-14-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Tony48
Thanks for the info. This is good news for those...

Thanks for the info. This is good news for those of us thinking about breaking into the OEM HID's.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-13-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Tony48
Best of luck. Fingers crossed you don't have...

Best of luck. Fingers crossed you don't have significant damage. I'm glad I replaced my timing system before it let go.
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-12-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,418
Posted By Tony48
Much appreciated sir. I've benefited from a lot...

Much appreciated sir. I've benefited from a lot of your advice and wisdom posted on this forum.

In other news, I had the opportunity to ride in a coworker's brand new A4 today at lunch. No...
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 09-12-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,890
Posted By Tony48
I know, I know. Waiting until I have $2k to burn.

I know, I know. Waiting until I have $2k to burn.
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 09-12-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,890
Posted By Tony48
^Agreed 2011 GTI w/120k miles, purchased in...

^Agreed

2011 GTI w/120k miles, purchased in 2015 w/54k miles. Contemplating going k04 since all supporting mods are done. Plan on driving the wheels off the car. Next car will be a second "fun"...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-12-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Tony48
Best advice I can give you is to run a...

Best advice I can give you is to run a compression test to check for bent valves. Spec is:

New Engines 11-14 bar. 161-205.8psi
Max wear limit is 7 bar. 102psi
Max differences is 3 bar....
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-11-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Tony48
Hhm, could be VVT related but could also be an...

Hhm, could be VVT related but could also be an issue with the camshaft timing chain/tensioner slipping. Big issue that's gotten a lot of attention recently including a class action lawsuit that's...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-11-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Tony48
The circled piece is the N205 valve, OEM part # ...

The circled piece is the N205 valve, OEM part # 06H109257A. It is actuated by the solenoid, so yes, it is directly behind the solenoid. It threads into the cam bridge which...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-11-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Tony48
The VVT solenoid, referred to as the "camshaft...

The VVT solenoid, referred to as the "camshaft adjustment magnet" or similar, is located on the passenger side (of US cars) of the engine and is held on by 3 torx bolts. It is item #5 in the...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-11-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Tony48
A few notes for changing spark plugs: ...

A few notes for changing spark plugs:


The DIY Spark Plug Change Guide by Grambles (https://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28303) has all the info you need.
Use NGK PFR7S8EG. It's the...
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 09-06-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,890
Posted By Tony48
Makes sense. It's only use now is to make sure...

Makes sense. It's only use now is to make sure everyone can see you in your sweet mall crawler.

Have you noticed I don't like Jeeps :iono:
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-06-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Tony48
Direct OEM replacement for ...

Direct OEM replacement for VW part # 1K0412331B. Reputable brand like Lemforder or Febi is best for your situation. Same goes for strut bearings (MUST REPLACE, and they are...
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 09-06-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,890
Posted By Tony48
I heard it's for people that don't like A/C but...

I heard it's for people that don't like A/C but do like their interior getting soaked by rain.
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 09-06-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,890
Posted By Tony48
No idea but better than people who I see with a...

No idea but better than people who I see with a foot on the dash. Or jeep bros with doors off and left foot out of the car. I couldn't do that even if I wanted to #6speedmasterrace
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-06-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Tony48
I don't have any recommendations on aftermarket...

I don't have any recommendations on aftermarket struts but here is what you should replace during a spring/strut change:


Strut Top Mounts, front
Strut Bearings, front
Strut Top Mounts, rear...
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 09-06-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By Tony48
It's a The Fast and the Furious reference, not...

It's a The Fast and the Furious reference, not actual advice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoKKD8z1E9c
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 09-04-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,890
Posted By Tony48
We turning this into the motorcycle chat, or...

We turning this into the motorcycle chat, or what? Here's mine, nothing special but it's a fun bike and easy to work on (Suzuki SV650).
...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-04-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Tony48
One universal tip for spark plug replacement is...

One universal tip for spark plug replacement is to get the recess clean before you pull the plugs. This keeps any dirt from falling into the cylinders when you pull the plugs. I usually pull the...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT / PA 09-04-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Tony48
Copy and paste from one of my posts in the...

Copy and paste from one of my posts in the Official Timing Chain Tensioner Thread:

You can measure the camshaft phase position at idle (block 093) using vagcom or OBD2. This number shows how...
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 09-04-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,890
Posted By Tony48
Ooh what kind of bike are you getting?

Ooh what kind of bike are you getting?
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 08-29-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 72,483
Posted By Tony48
The seller likely doesn't have the exhaust in...

The seller likely doesn't have the exhaust in stock but they want to keep their ebay listing active. They jack up the price so no one will purchase and will lower the price when they have more in...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 08-28-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,774
Posted By Tony48
Once you know how to do it and have a tool that...

Once you know how to do it and have a tool that works correctly it's very easy. Check out this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRBl4QapQWw

Here's a link to the service manual procedure...
Forum: Member Car Journals 08-24-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,418
Posted By Tony48
To be honest I didn't mess with the spacer setup...

To be honest I didn't mess with the spacer setup too much since I wasn't due for emissions while I had the old downpipe on the car. The only setup I used was the Vibrant J spacer with the small...
Forum: Member Car Journals 08-24-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,418
Posted By Tony48
Yup CBFA is a real bear. I never managed to get...

Yup CBFA is a real bear. I never managed to get readiness set with my previous catted downpipe. I fully expect to pop a CEL at some point but the fact that I can even set readiness is already an...
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