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If you guys are calling yourselves geriatric posters with 10k posts since you've joined in 2010, then what am I? Scary question...
I have a 2011 GTI with 31k miles on it. Alright, so like an idiot yesterday, I pegged my tach at 8k RPM after messing up a shift (went 5-2 at maybe 60-65mph). Wheels didn't lock up, no real drama other than some pretty intense engine braking for about a quarter of a second before I slammed the clutch back in and continued driving like a normal person (I blame my new short-shift kit, which is hard to get used to).
The car drove fine the ~15mi home (and the 30mi to work today). Seems to have lost no power, no strange new noises (it sounded like a typewriter with the hood open but I think it did that before, anyways).
Am I likely okay, or should I pull the valve cover this weekend to make sure I didn't blow stuff up?
Outie5000 thanks for the brake answer
Here is a dumb one and honestly probably more paranoia on my part since I owned a i6 for years with zero issues hah. But I read about carbon build up on our engine due to DI, for right now I sit in minor stop and go traffic for a 1/4 of my commute will this produce more carbon build up in my valves? I am literately two weeks away from zero traffic to and from work and trying to just get through these two weeks without causing harm to the engine, love the car and happy with it from day one so I want to keep it running the best I can.
As I stated in the past I come from a world where I drove a 20 year old engine design and only worried about changing the oil ever 5 k, I am more knowledgeable about gears and suspensions when it comes to turbo motors I am left scratching my head so some insight be great!
Basically, cars pull vacuum at idle as they aren't producing boost- the turbo hasn't spooled up. inHG stands for "inches of mercury" and is a way of measuring pressure. Measuring vacuum/positive pressure are two different beasts, but that said, I believe it is more of a traditional thing- your ECU measures negative PSI, rather than inHg.
On a NA car (non-turbo, etc), you'll steadily pull between 15-20inHG at idle. WOT will drop the needle to 0inHG, and then it will again begin to slowly pull more vacuum. Turbo cars will pull vacuum at idle, but it will build PSI as engine speed increases.
Sorry I can't comment on specifics RE: this video, but I hope that helps.
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The way they control this is by not having a throttle plate. In your gas motor, your throttle pedal opens and closes a valve that regulates the air. When you're at idle, that valve is closed, so your engine is not getting much fresh air to operate. In the diesel, there isn't that plate, so it's basically WOT (if we're comparing it to gas motors) which means that everything is at equal pressure until the turbo starts spinning.
What bulb type are the DRL's for a GTI with Halogen headlights?
I am looking for amber bulbs for these.. ...
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My friend, a very nice guy, I'm starting to question on his advice on what I should do to my car. Got a 2012 gti 2 months ago, and starting to think upgrades.. Anyways, if I flash it (stage 1), and then put some konis on it later, will I need to reflash it?
Friend is trying to convince me they do the chip according to the specs of your car, I have no idea. What do you guys say on this?
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It comes with all the perks of the other trim levels + leather seats, KESSY (Keyless Entry Start System), Serron wheels on 2012s, a Dynaudio Premium sound system, and I think that's it...
Am I missing anything guys?