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How are the EQT OTS / base Accessport tunes?

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Could be your problem right there. Ed recommends one step colder. FWIW, I’m on new Ruthenium’s which are a stock heat range with no issues.
No need to run a colder plug withaan OTS stage 1 tune. Some guys are running stock heat range with over 400 HP without any problems.
 

Ghost GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG
How many miles do you have on the plugs? Are you sure the gas you're purchasing is okay? What does Ed have to say about the knock retard?
Car has 2k miles. Shell 93, switching to another location to test it out. Haven't reached out to Ed yet. I'm being proactive now and I'll start monitoring as I try different things.
 

Doge

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
NorCal
Car(s)
2016 GTI
What are you gapped at? I guess I'll try to swap the plugs.
+1 on Ruthenium. I changed mine about a week ago and they were gapped ~0.028" out of the box so I just put those in without adjusting the gap. Haven't seen any misfires and not seeing much knock.
 

anotero

Autocross Champion
Location
Hither and thither
Car(s)
Mk7 GTI
I think their FAQ on their page suggests step colder on Stage 2 and above. I thought Stage 1 says no modifications needed.

I have some rutheniums I purchased a while back for my '16 GTI that I never installed, just never replaced plugs before. First car I'm doing work on and learning as I go, but replacing plugs is the most daunting project I'd tackle so I'm hesitant. Scared of fucking it up.
Easy process. Heat up the engine. Put on work gloves. Pull on the ignition coils nice and steady. They will pop out. The rest is easy. Get a magnetic torque wrench extension for pulling out the plugs.

This is the first car I've worked on as well. I've changed my plugs twice and my wife's Beetle's plugs once.
 

TheMechanicDude

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Fl
Car(s)
17 GTI Sport
I'll be switching gas today to see if anything changes, but on a long trip, I saw some -4.22 across 2 cylinders, other two at -3.7. Getting a little concerned now given the car has only 2k mile, no other modifications aside from the EQT Stage 1 (and TCU) and a drop in filter.
Was this knock on cruise or WOT? motor will show knock on regular driving...especially on the Cobb AP....totally normal. Speaking from exp...it can be nerve racking and a deep hole to fall into constantly keeping an eye on the AP. You'll be fine IMO
 

Ghost GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG
Easy process. Heat up the engine. Put on work gloves. Pull on the ignition coils nice and steady. They will pop out. The rest is easy. Get a magnetic torque wrench extension for pulling out the plugs.

This is the first car I've worked on as well. I've changed my plugs twice and my wife's Beetle's plugs once.
I'll give it a try then, thanks!

Was this knock on cruise or WOT? motor will show knock on regular driving...especially on the Cobb AP....totally normal. Speaking from exp...it can be nerve racking and a deep hole to fall into constantly keeping an eye on the AP. You'll be fine IMO
Knock I see on cruise is like at most -1.88 on random cylinders, on very rare scenarios like cruising and then putting feet down on throttle in like 6/7th gear (before it drops gears). The -4.22s and -3.7 I see were all on WOT. Shift to Sport, gears drop from 6th to 4th, then as I'm WOT, I see those numbers around 4th gear.
 

Ghost GTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG
Definitely try another brand of gas first. You don’t need colder plugs.
Thanks Diggs, that's the first thing I will be doing. I had been using Shell 93 V Nitro for the past few years but I recently moved and I have a theory that the closest Shell station near me doesn't cycle through their 93 much (poorer area). I went to busier Shell in a richer part of town and fill the tank with that (hoping that their 93 is cycled more often as more people using it). Normal drive back home showed zero knock (didn't have a chance to WOT pull so I'll keep monitoring).
 

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Location
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uberdot

Drag Racing Champion
Location
🔮 🐀
Car(s)
2017 S 6MT
To answer the OPs question which has probably been answered over 100x I just want to chime in that the OTS stg2 93 tune seems too good to be true. Not in a bad way. In a real GOOD way. What the fuck MK7 black magic is this Ed guy doing? This car has always been pretty lackluster off the line, especially compared to my VR6. I get it, it’s a turbo car. Now I’m smoking cars whose only saving grace is being quick off the line. With little effort. It feels like a NA car in 1st then that turbo kicks in hard at 2nd and buh bye. I can’t wait to get a custom tune from these guys and blow a hole in the 4th dimension. Good job EQT.
 
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