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Old 03-29-2012, 03:45 PM   #43
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Definitely. Mix it 50/50 with either distilled or tap water. Doesnt make a difference. Distilled might be better and its only about $1-2 at the grocery store
Thanks. And is there a way to figure out the revision of the DV ahead of time without taking stuff apart (lifting on stands is fine)? My car is a 2012 so maybe they put 'D' in there by now?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:42 PM   #44
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damn I wish I had more experience so I could pull this off myself. good work
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:02 PM   #45
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Meh you could do it. This was my first turbo install as well.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #46
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Thanks. And is there a way to figure out the revision of the DV ahead of time without taking stuff apart (lifting on stands is fine)? My car is a 2012 so maybe they put 'D' in there by now?
Search around my posts you'll find my 2011 has a Rev C piston type diverter the same as the D type. It looks like from 2011 up the cars come with the really robust piston type diverters. Get under the car and check it: its on the turbo (passenger side.)

The ones that failed didn't have a piston, but a thin diaphragm subject to tearing.
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read this diy few times in the last few days. Any specific way to top off the coolant fluid at the end. Wanna make sure I get all the air out of the coolant system.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:26 AM   #48
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read this diy few times in the last few days. Any specific way to top off the coolant fluid at the end. Wanna make sure I get all the air out of the coolant system.
You wont loose much coolant in the end. Normally the air will make its way out of the system and into the expansion tank upon that first initial start-up. I fired up my car the first time, waited a little bit, then my MFD told me to fill up coolant. Simple process.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:44 PM   #49
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ok, thanks for clarifying that. Waiting for the ko4 kit to arrive, and will install it asap.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:17 PM   #50
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this is a pretty intense diy. too many variables that can go wrong imo. i would just pay to have it done. props to you grambles for doing this
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useful link: http://www.goapr.com/support/tsi_k04_installation.pdf
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:36 PM   #52
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Just finished the install. 11 hours total in 2 days, with breaks and a dealer visit to get some g12. I did loose about half of a gallon of coolant, and most of it poured out when I took out the banjo bolt on the coolant return on the turbo (so be ready). Also the nuts on the manifold studs (on the engine block) were 12 mm not 13mm for me. It's also easy to take off the heat shield bolts from the bottom of the car. Just remove the downpipe first.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #53
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will all the dreamers in this thread go look at the new never installed APR KO4 kit for sale? he only wants $2000 shipped.. and its local for me. i need someone to buy it so i can stop looking at it. thats a sick price...

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38374
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buy it plac.
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will all the dreamers in this thread go look at the new never installed APR KO4 kit for sale? he only wants $2000 shipped.. and its local for me. i need someone to buy it so i can stop looking at it. thats a sick price...

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Old 06-01-2012, 10:43 AM   #56
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always wondered this... after you install.. and before you have a K04 flash..

is the K04 on simple stage 1 (or stock) program faster, or do you need the KO4 tune before you start feeling any power increase?
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