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      30Nm torque, or (as i do) my own i make it just...

      30Nm torque, or (as i do) my own i make it just tight enuff that it wouldnt be a pain to un-do next change.


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    2. i've put almost 100000km in my APR tune and...

      i've put almost 100000km in my APR tune and everythings' great.


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      ok, got it done and it was pretty basic.. tho i...

      ok, got it done and it was pretty basic.. tho i was fortunate to take pix of assembly BEFORE i took things apart.http://img.tapatalk.com/d179e1a9-a3b1-a3e2.jpgstarting here, pretty obvious....
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      no, not a retrofit, just replacing the burnt out...

      no, not a retrofit, just replacing the burnt out xenon bulb in my GTI.


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      is there an MKV HID DIY?

      Just want to be sure of the process so i dont (unwittingly) roast an obscenely-priced bulb. I know to not handle the bulb directly.


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      slightly off topic here but before i attempt...

      slightly off topic here but before i attempt replacing my xenon bulbs (07 GTI) i'm just wondering if there's a DIY somewhere or if it's pretty straightforward?
      (i know to not handle the bulb...
    7. I'm not so sure this is true as mine is a 2007...

      I'm not so sure this is true as mine is a 2007 BPY and it has the updated cam. They (VW) say it's under extended warranty to 192000km so i dont see why the OP wouldn't qualify..?


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    8. there is an extended warranty to 192000km. Just...

      there is an extended warranty to 192000km. Just putting in a new follower wont solve much as you still have shards of the old one floating around in there.. put the old one back in and get back to...
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      Hows the MAF sensor look? perhaps getting oily...

      Hows the MAF sensor look? perhaps getting oily from intake filter?


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      I ran LubroMoly for about 5 or 6 OCIs in my FSI....

      I ran LubroMoly for about 5 or 6 OCIs in my FSI. 5000mi oci, 5w40 Synthoil Premium. Submitted a UOA thats floating around here.. anyway, i really like it and would still be using it if i had a local...
    11. As i'm cruising 80mph, when i accelerate i'm...

      As i'm cruising 80mph, when i accelerate i'm starting to notice more vibrations in gas pedal as well as what sort of feels to be in the dogbone mount area as well. It's a sort of performance robbing...
    12. i swapped mine @75000mi. Didnt have any issues...

      i swapped mine @75000mi. Didnt have any issues but rather cos i was curious about the condition of fluid. I bought it at the dealership. you just mention your model and they'll give you what you...
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      hey i recently changed the fluid in my 07 GTI...

      hey i recently changed the fluid in my 07 GTI @125000km (75000mi). The old (original) fluid was black, smelled bad, and there were some little gold colored filings in it. Having said that- my gearbox...
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      not true. I'm in the pacific northwest and have...

      not true. I'm in the pacific northwest and have never had issues at temps in (your) 20's... or -4*C ish.
      BUT: the 1 startup issue i've had came from eventually realizing how filling up at Shell...
    15. Preferances are irrelevant. Only concerned with...

      Preferances are irrelevant. Only concerned with this statement you've made about how the dealership can detect a tune (when we can "lock" it in stock mode)?


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      Explain...


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      thx for your input. When i can afford it, i'll be...

      thx for your input. When i can afford it, i'll be doing it.


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      OEM Sent from my 1st generation Motorola...

      OEM


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      i don't like this idea at all. The 2.0T FSI...

      i don't like this idea at all.

      The 2.0T FSI needs more than "Wal-Mart maintenance".

      In your manual, it suggests 5W-40 ideally, but allows 5W-30 as well.
      The 502 00 spec is a good thing to...
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      swaybars for MKV GTI

      I'm mulling the idea of how to stiffen up the handling of my car without harshing the ride quality. I have a twisty, rally-esque hwy i drive regularly and "spirited". I don't think i want to lower or...
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