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    1. Member SoCalMK6GTI's Avatar
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      04-28-2012 12:12 AM #576
      Quote Originally Posted by Outie5000 View Post
      Fresh from the factory, they come with the brake cable overtightened, to allow it to stretch with use over the first few months of ownership.

      It's normal for it to be real easy to keep it from going anywhere, but it's still a good idea to pull it up somewhat to hold it in place and give that cable the stretch it is intended to experience, otherwise you might end up with rear pads that drag and you'll go through a set every 10k.
      So I should be pulling harder? Rears are dragging.

    2. 04-28-2012 12:29 AM #577
      Quote Originally Posted by resilientsoma View Post
      What shocks should I get with my Neuspeed sport springs to achieve a nice and not so bumpy ride and have the same dropped ride height?


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      what shocks does NS pair them with in the kit? Use those.
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

    3. 04-28-2012 12:30 AM #578
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      So I should be pulling harder? Rears are dragging.
      Generally speaking, it's better to give it a nice firm tug to really put tension on the cable and hold the car. If you're on level ground, no worries, but if you're on a hill, it's smart. And as the cable stretches, you'll need to go higher and higher with the pull to keep it at a firm clamping force until it stretches to it's limit.
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

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      04-28-2012 12:36 AM #579
      Quote Originally Posted by Outie5000 View Post
      Generally speaking, it's better to give it a nice firm tug to really put tension on the cable and hold the car. If you're on level ground, no worries, but if you're on a hill, it's smart. And as the cable stretches, you'll need to go higher and higher with the pull to keep it at a firm clamping force until it stretches to it's limit.
      Thanks!

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      04-29-2012 10:31 PM #581
      what's a good way to plant the power to the ground and not slip all the time? and yes I have new tires.
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    7. 05-01-2012 12:21 PM #582
      Quote Originally Posted by resilientsoma View Post
      what's a good way to plant the power to the ground and not slip all the time? and yes I have new tires.
      I believe people have had good luck with the dogbone inserts and transmission mounts.

      It's really just a matter of having the proper amount of flex in your drivetrain (that includes suspension) to deal with it.


      But if you're slipping around in the middle of gears (other than 1-2 and not on wet pavement) then you should probably learn how to drive properly within the powerband.
      The throttle is not an on off switch.
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

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      05-02-2012 12:25 PM #583
      Anyone know where to pick up a lug cap removal tool.

      Not sure if you can use the factory one that comes with the car to get these off..



      Thanks!

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      05-02-2012 12:26 PM #584
      Not sure what the factory one looks like on the new GTI's but it should work.

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      05-02-2012 12:32 PM #585
      To those people with mk6 golf/gti with the RNS-315 satnav and steering wheel control buttons, do your steering wheel radio control buttons work when the car is off to change station/track on the stereo? I ask because mine do not, which isn't that big a deal unless they're supposed to.

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      05-02-2012 12:40 PM #586
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      Not sure what the factory one looks like on the new GTI's but it should work.
      The factory dust caps have the hole in the middle and the tool that comes with the GTI is the little coat hanger thing that you put inside and pull off. Since the above caps don't have a hole for the coat hanger, was wondering if there was a tweeter like tool to grab the cap? I didn't see anything on ECS.

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      05-02-2012 12:47 PM #587
      I know the new Audi's have these tweezer type things. Check under there.

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      05-02-2012 02:11 PM #588
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      I know the new Audi's have these tweezer type things. Check under there.
      FWIW, Found the tool and more importantly the part #..

      8D0012244A

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      05-02-2012 02:14 PM #589
      Quote Originally Posted by oviewankenobi View Post
      FWIW, Found the tool and more importantly the part #..

      8D0012244A

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      05-02-2012 02:23 PM #590
      Quote Originally Posted by wasim12 View Post
      Why is that about 30 seconds after a cold start the rpm drops a little on the GTI, as if the engine has settled?

      And does this apply to TDIs/Golfs too?
      If I had to guess I would say that is the run time of your secondary air injection system and there may be a larger electrical load on the system while that pump is running. Once it shuts off, the car like you said, "settles down".

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      05-02-2012 02:31 PM #591
      I always wait for the RPM's to drop after a cold start. Necessary?

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      05-02-2012 02:32 PM #592
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      I always wait for the RPM's to drop after a cold start. Necessary?
      Yes that is the motor building oil pressure.

      However, when it is 90F I wait only a few seconds and then drive softly till it is up to temp.
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      05-02-2012 02:43 PM #593
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Yes that is the motor building oil pressure.

      However, when it is 90F I wait only a few seconds and then drive softly till it is up to temp.
      I wait either way.

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      05-02-2012 02:45 PM #594
      Quote Originally Posted by Der_Igel View Post
      To those people with mk6 golf/gti with the RNS-315 satnav and steering wheel control buttons, do your steering wheel radio control buttons work when the car is off to change station/track on the stereo? I ask because mine do not, which isn't that big a deal unless they're supposed to.
      I've got RCD-510 with the MFSW and nothing works on the steering wheel when the car is off.
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      05-02-2012 03:22 PM #595
      Quote Originally Posted by sfpegasus View Post
      I've got RCD-510 with the MFSW and nothing works on the steering wheel when the car is off.
      Thanks! You've put my mind at ease.

    21. 05-07-2012 06:58 PM #596
      what does your car sound like when you shut it off.. mine seems like a crappy clank clank clank.. anyone else hear this sound

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      05-07-2012 07:06 PM #597
      Quote Originally Posted by CWmk6gti View Post
      what does your car sound like when you shut it off.. mine seems like a crappy clank clank clank.. anyone else hear this sound
      I always think it's about to transform and dance.

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    23. 05-07-2012 09:20 PM #598
      no but it does sound like chit when i turn it off

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      05-08-2012 06:01 AM #599
      Quote Originally Posted by CWmk6gti View Post
      what does your car sound like when you shut it off.. mine seems like a crappy clank clank clank.. anyone else hear this sound
      Metallic? You might be hearing the heat shields cooling of.

    25. 05-08-2012 11:51 AM #600
      Quote Originally Posted by CWmk6gti View Post
      what does your car sound like when you shut it off.. mine seems like a crappy clank clank clank.. anyone else hear this sound
      That is the sound of hot metal cooling off.
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

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