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    Thread: What did you do to your MKVI today?

    1. Member anonymous911's Avatar
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      10-06-2012 02:58 PM #5551
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6GTI View Post
      Car has about 43K on it right now. Also has extended warranty. Zimmy's thread kinda scares me though.


      Yea, I have 42,700 miles as of right now.. I am very concerned about it. I am thinking that I may have the old style tensioner on the right. On the left is the new revised. http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showpo...4&postcount=77

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      10-06-2012 04:29 PM #5552
      Dropped the car off at the dealer to have the dribbling windshield fixed and to look into the burning smell. Turns out the latter was a grocery bag that got under my car.
      2012 Candy White GTI w/Autobahn and DSG

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      10-06-2012 05:20 PM #5553
      Bought one
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      10-06-2012 05:25 PM #5554
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6GTI View Post
      Would an S3 intercooler be sufficient or find something a little bit larger?


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      S3 is sufficient but most likely you'll want more power, and then you'll want the APR IC. It's only $999 when on sale, whereas the S3 is $299 shipped. I'd rather put in an IC once and spend the money once then do it all twice. If you're looking at Stage III then you obviously have a slightly obese wallet, I'd just get an APR IC and call it a day. It's best to just get all the little stuff out of the way before deciding on a K04 or a BT setup.


      Bud has the S3 IC's for $299 shipped to your doorstep in case anyone was curious




      Also, how exactly do TSB's work? If VW puts one out then isn't your dealership obligated to apply that TSB to your car? Or do problems/issues have to arise first? If you can just have the TSB applied, then get the TSB number from Zimmy and have your dealer do the timing chain tensioner TSB and you're good to go.
      (again, not sure how that works though)

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      10-06-2012 05:28 PM #5555
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      S3 is sufficient but most likely you'll want more power, and then you'll want the APR IC. It's only $999 when on sale, whereas the S3 is $299 shipped. I'd rather put in an IC once and spend the money once then do it all twice. If you're looking at Stage III then you obviously have a slightly obese wallet, I'd just get an APR IC and call it a day. It's best to just get all the little stuff out of the way before deciding on a K04 or a BT setup.


      Bud has the S3 IC's for $299 shipped to your doorstep in case anyone was curious




      Also, how exactly do TSB's work? If VW puts one out then isn't your dealership obligated to apply that TSB to your car? Or do problems/issues have to arise first? If you can just have the TSB applied, then get the TSB number from Zimmy and have your dealer do the timing chain tensioner TSB and you're good to go.
      (again, not sure how that works though)
      If you plan to stick with the K04 though, will you notice any difference between the APR and S3 IC? It gets to maybe 100ºF here in NY/NJ during the summer months.

      I totally agree with you, do it once, do it right, but if the APR is overkill for the K04 application, I have no problem saving the $700.

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      10-06-2012 05:29 PM #5556
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Bought one
      You got the TDI? What made you trade in?

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      10-06-2012 05:42 PM #5557
      Quote Originally Posted by prospal View Post
      You got the TDI? What made you trade in?
      Yep, got the tdi. Gas was killing me in the gti so, I decided I need something better
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      10-06-2012 05:46 PM #5558
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Yep, got the tdi. Gas was killing me in the gti so, I decided I need something better
      bagging the TDI too?

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      10-06-2012 05:51 PM #5559
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      bagging the TDI too?
      Eventually I will, but for now just taillights
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      10-06-2012 06:23 PM #5560
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Yep, got the tdi. Gas was killing me in the gti so, I decided I need something better
      How far is your commute to work?


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      10-06-2012 06:33 PM #5561
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      S3 is sufficient but most likely you'll want more power, and then you'll want the APR IC. It's only $999 when on sale, whereas the S3 is $299 shipped. I'd rather put in an IC once and spend the money once then do it all twice. If you're looking at Stage III then you obviously have a slightly obese wallet, I'd just get an APR IC and call it a day. It's best to just get all the little stuff out of the way before deciding on a K04 or a BT setup.

      Bud has the S3 IC's for $299 shipped to your doorstep in case anyone was curious
      Quote Originally Posted by prospal View Post
      If you plan to stick with the K04 though, will you notice any difference between the APR and S3 IC? It gets to maybe 100ºF here in NY/NJ during the summer months.

      I totally agree with you, do it once, do it right, but if the APR is overkill for the K04 application, I have no problem saving the $700.
      Thanks guys.

      S3 intercooler is probably more than sufficient for the K04 and how I drive. (I don't track the car and it doesn't get crazy hot here in MI)

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      10-06-2012 07:13 PM #5562
      Quote Originally Posted by choey View Post
      How far is your commute to work?


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      Not far 13 miles each way, but I do day trips and burn to much gas. Needed something better
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      10-06-2012 07:17 PM #5563
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Not far 13 miles each way, but I do day trips and burn to much gas. Needed something better
      Damn I do 45 each way and a lot of weekend trips I average about 30. When I had my mkv tdi I was only getting like 35-38 mpg all highway


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      10-06-2012 07:42 PM #5564
      Quote Originally Posted by choey View Post
      Damn I do 45 each way and a lot of weekend trips I average about 30. When I had my mkv tdi I was only getting like 35-38 mpg all highway


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      Really, well I can't keep spending over $4 a gallon for premium
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      10-06-2012 08:22 PM #5565
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Really, well I can't keep spending over $4 a gallon for premium
      diesel isn't much cheaper LOL

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      10-06-2012 08:28 PM #5566
      Quote Originally Posted by prospal View Post
      diesel isn't much cheaper LOL
      Yea, but I can go twice as far with it
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      10-06-2012 09:16 PM #5567
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Really, well I can't keep spending over $4 a gallon for premium
      $4.79/gallon here for regular. Insane. It was $4.17/gallon on Monday. Wtf!

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      10-06-2012 09:28 PM #5568
      Removed GTi grill, Fab'ed own GTD grill. looks good for a $4 job. Not too confident on how it will hold up against water though. Only time can will tell.

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      10-06-2012 09:57 PM #5569
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      $4.79/gallon here for regular. Insane. It was $4.17/gallon on Monday. Wtf!
      thats crazy, its killing me
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      10-06-2012 10:03 PM #5570
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      thats crazy, its killing me
      So did you trade it in? Or you have both ATM and selling the GTI private?
      OEM+ l ORT

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      10-06-2012 10:29 PM #5571
      gti will be traded in when I take the parts off of it
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      10-06-2012 10:34 PM #5572
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Really, well I can't keep spending over $4 a gallon for premium
      Yeah I feel you it sucks but up here diesel is either around the same or more expensive. You do get more bang for your buck with it. I know I don't miss the lack of power from the tdi but its def a fun car


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      10-06-2012 10:43 PM #5573
      Met up with bunch of locals up in Helen, GA. Then cruised up to Tail of the Dragon, hellbender and a ton of random back country roads. First time driving the car like that since I bagged it. Couldn't be happier with how it handled.

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      10-06-2012 10:52 PM #5574
      Quote Originally Posted by dubb34r View Post
      Met up with bunch of locals up in Helen, GA. Then cruised up to Tail of the Dragon, hellbender and a ton of random back country roads. First time driving the car like that since I bagged it. Couldn't be happier with how it handled.


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      10-06-2012 11:03 PM #5575
      got my 2012 GTI chipped yesterday with the APR tune on sale. If I mearly liked my car before, I'm in love with it now

      It's like a different car. Stage 1 baby!

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