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  1. Nyulak

    Stock battery leaking acid?

    My local shop noticed my stock battery leaked after about four years of life. I had them replace it without any impact. They specialize in VAG products, so they might have done something else, but I doubt a battery swap would ever impact a flash tune.
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    OHIO Chat Thread

    Yes. Norwalk Drag Strip Ford Performance Nationals is this upcoming weekend.
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    Rear Suspension Noise

    Thanks for answering, xXDavidCXx. I cheated and had them installed, and I don’t know what they did.
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    'Tuned' ECU not ready even after several drive cycles: Do I have to flash back to stock tune to 'ready' the ECU ?

    I am APR Stage 2 with their catted DP (no spacer) and I passed E-Check in January. I don’t know if all of my ready codes were set, but it might be worthwhile to get your testing done and see if it passes with the tune.
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    Golf TSI good traveling car?

    Wasn’t blaming VW for anything. Somebody made a post after my initial post that stated they would rather drive a TSI than a lowered and tuned GTI. I thought it was a reference to my GTI being tuned and lowered and I just wanted to add that my TSI was also tuned and lowered. Oddly, that post...
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    Golf TSI good traveling car?

    My TSI was also tuned and lowered. Last trip I made had an aftermarket clutch and was a bitch to constantly shift in the Chicago stop and go traffic due to the stronger pressure plate.
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    Golf TSI good traveling car?

    I made several round trips from Cleveland to Milwaukee when I had my TSI. Way better to drive than whatever garbage compact rental I would have had to use. Haven’t taken that long of a trip with my GTI, but I wouldn’t hesitate to drive it if I had the opportunity.
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    Apple Carplay USB not connecting

    If I plug in my phone before starting the car, this happens to me fairly often. I find that starting the car and letting the system boot and run for about five seconds before plugging in the phone helps. Otherwise, I unplug the phone and connect it again.
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    Rear Suspension Noise

    Well, it took a while to get everything done, but the sound was coming from the OEM end links. Replaced them with a set of Whiteline adjustable end links and I now have a suspension that doesn’t knock.
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    Rear Suspension Noise

    I see some folks have had issues with a knocking sound from the rear that could be attributed to the OEM dampers and possibly some other cause. I just developed this knocking sound yesterday, but I had my shocks swapped to B8s last November along with new OEM shock mounts and a Whiteline sway...
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    Bi-Xenon Passenger LED "U" light out

    Had the same issue with my car, but I had the entire unit replaced under warranty.
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    FS: Black Stoptech BBK 328 mm for TSI

    SOLD: Black Stoptech ST40 BBK 328 mm for TSI Looking to sell my Stoptech BBK. I got the 328 mm kit to clear the 17-inch wheels on my TSI. They have about 12000 miles on them. I had them removed when I traded for a GTI Sport this past April and have been too lazy to post until now. :D They...
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    Lost Third Gear in 5MT

    Bad news today, folks. While commuting to work, my third gear started to make a gravelly noise while in gear. When I started to merge into the highway using third, a heard a loud crunch and felt a jerk in the car. Poof, no more third gear. I was able to continue in fifth, but ultimately...
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    1.8T APR Stage II with APR Downpipe Dyno Results

    As luck would have it, a local speed shop installed a dyno recently and I went to one of their Wednesday dyno events. My car has an APR Stage II with Downpipe tune. I also have an Injen CAI (never caused any heat related issues) and the Golf R intercooler. The red line is a fourth gear pull...
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    House of Dub 5GTX and Dieselgeek Sigma 5 short Shifter

    Running APR Stage 2 with downpipe I noticed some clutch slip last winter. A couple of weeks ago I noticed slip on the highway on a 5-4 downshift. Time for a new clutch, so I got the HoD 5GTX clutch kit and had them install it last Saturday. I also figured it would be an ideal time to have...
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    StopTech 328 mm BBK

    Well, decided that a TSI at GTI power levels should have similar brakes, so I ordered a StopTech ST40 kit. I don't want to run wheels larger than 17", so the 328 mm kit fit the bill nicely. I decided to tackle the job myself and immediately got off to a poor start with the lug bolts nearly...
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    Caliper Install Issue (Wrong sub; Mods please move)

    Decided to try installing my Stopteck BBK myself, but have an issue. How do I remove the flexible brake line from the hard line? I can remove the inboard connector, then I get stuck with pulling the soft line out of the bracket. There is a clip, but I can't get it out. Is there a trick to...
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    Problem Removing Rear End Links

    Attempted to install my rear sway bar yesterday, but slipped with the triple-square when loosening top end link nut and cracked the triple-square lip. Now my tool will constantly slip. Is there a method to remove the end link other than using a triple-square and wrench? I was considering...
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    USP Motorsports Automatic Hatch Pop Kit Installed

    Good News: Relatively simple install and the hatch pops open with a long hold of the fob. Bad News: Hatch is quite difficult to close with both struts installed. I originally tested with one strut installed. The hatch popped and required more force to close, so I wondered why run two, then I...