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  1. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Official DIY TTRS Clutch Kit

    I got a '15 TDI, but for now it's stock (on power) and I have no slippage @75k miles. At the same time I don't even launch my GTI (I don't do drag strips, just HPDE), so the TDI just gets driven normally on the street. There's some tune in its future, so maybe I'll have to revisit the TDI...
  2. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Official DIY TTRS Clutch Kit

    I'm a firm believer in not doing the whole clutch job a second time and dealing with break-in again, so if I see a hotspot on a flywheel, it comes out.
  3. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Remote Start MK7 GTI, OBD Eleven folks chime in

    Dunno if it's a "german" thing, since on my old BMW 540 it was exactly a wire short of 2 pins, I think it was the same on Mk6 Golfs ;)
  4. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Clutchless ignition update: solved (maybe)

    I was sure it's common knowledge among 3-pedal drivers not to ride the clutch or hold it down at stops, unless you like the added wear on TOBs, PPs and clutch cables/hydraulics. I'm also looking forward to Ridebjj's DYI and would like to thank him for figuring this out and potentially saving...
  5. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Remote Start MK7 GTI, OBD Eleven folks chime in

    Unfortunately it's not just a wire to short 2 pins, VW made it as complicated as humanly possible.. Here's a post about it, you can read more in the same thread: https://golfmk7.com/forums/index.php?threads/so-long-baby-another-15-bricked.363548/post-7296365
  6. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Official DIY TTRS Clutch Kit

    You might be right, but from my own personal experience, when I upgraded my clutch to the TTRS, at 40k total miles on car, 20k of stage 2 and at least 15-20k miles of slippage, the OEM clutch disk I removed looked pretty much just like the new one I replaced it with. No discernible wear on it at...
  7. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Remote Start MK7 GTI, OBD Eleven folks chime in

    Is remote start an option on any MQBs w/ 3pedals from the factory? AFAIK any attempts at a clutch switch bypass mod have been futile.
  8. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Need advice from anyone who has installed a boost gauge on a EA288

    Is there a way to tap boost into the intake manifold AFTER the intercooler? I'd like to read the actual manifold pressure, not the hot air coming out of the turbo. On the GTI with the blind hole in the plastic manifold, tapping boost is a 5min affair. I can imagine with the aluminum manifold...
  9. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Dog Bone on a diesel?

    Be aware the dogbone mount (the 2 pucks) will require subframe removal and subsequent subframe alignment, and inserting the pucks in the subframe was a major pain. Took me and a buddy about 3 hours to get them in right, even with a hydraulic press. I don't think there's a way to do it without a...
  10. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Dog Bone on a diesel?

    No increase in NVH over stock. At all. Dunno what voodoo material they make the mounts from, but it's strong as hard poly with vibration dampening characteristics of soft rubber. I've heard they stopped making Mk7 mounts from lack of demand, which is a shame. For me, the Superpro mounts are...
  11. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Dog Bone on a diesel?

    I'm not really sure about the specific role of that bolt, since it's not bearing any load, and most aftermarket mounts don't have it. Here is where mine sits, definitely not centered:
  12. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Dog Bone on a diesel?

    Looking at the pics the engine seems slightly turned clockwise or just pushed to the left (green circle). The chassis hole (blue arrow) is definitely not visible on my car, so if the mount is supposd to cover it, that would validate that theory. I think the best place to see the...
  13. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Dog Bone on a diesel?

    I didn't bother with a new bolt, just loctite'd the old one. That bolt is seriously oversized for what it's supposed to do, the only way to break it would be maybe launching head-on into a wall at 100mph so the engine ends up in the trunk :) I replaced the bolt on the GTI when I put the BFI...
  14. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Dog Bone on a diesel?

    Sorry I didn't get the car up two weekends ago (I went snowboarding in Canada ?), but I did it today and here are the pics: Engine mount: Close-up1: Close-up2: Eng. mount from below1: Eng. mount from below 2: Insert: Gearbox side (not much to see here..): In the first 5...
  15. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Dog Bone on a diesel?

    I think you should be able to tell if the engine is misaligned just by looking at it from below, you could also use a prybar while you're there to move it around a bit and look/listen for any clunks to figure out what's touching it, but if you want to align it on stands you gotta make sure the...
  16. WhyNotZoidberg?

    How to retro-fit the 312mm front brakes to a Mk7 Golf

    I have (almost) the same car, 2015 TDI Sportwagen 6MT w/ GTE calipers. I also put on Stoptech slotted rotors & EBC Red pads, dust shields left in place. I got almost 2000 miles on them now (installed right before the new year), most of them highway miles with cruise-control at 89 :) through...
  17. WhyNotZoidberg?

    How to retro-fit the 312mm front brakes to a Mk7 Golf

    Thanks Dave!! The 312mm/57mm piston improvement in stopping power & brake feel is quite dramatic, especially in a heavier TDI wagon! GTE calipers on my TDI:
  18. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Dog Bone on a diesel?

    I had a 2010 Mk6 TDI /6MT that I put a BFI GTI dogbone insert in a couple months after I bought it new, it added a bit of vibrations, and within a week they were mostly gone. For the next 70k miles I drove it until VW bought it back,there was nothing more than the feeling of a clickety diesel...
  19. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Dog Bone on a diesel?

    Just to let you know, I put a Powerflex diesel insert in my winter car ('15 TDI Sportwagen), and there's no increase in NVH whatsoever. No one riding in my car can notice it, even after I tell them about it. There was a barely perceptible vibration for maybe 2-3 days/200miles right after I...
  20. WhyNotZoidberg?

    Eurozone 8” MIB2 screen upgrade

    I'm interested, but it would be a reeeaally long drive from Chicago.. :)
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