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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
what I think is an interesting stupid question: there is that patent floating around from VW and the italian tune-up. What exactly is the point of the patent? It's not like a new way to make intermittent wipers or anything they can say no one else can do this.

curious
Where did you see that?
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG

chillax

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Wi
Car(s)
18 GTI SE plaid
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index.php?threads/italian-tune-up.351431/

I'm not convinced it does anything (but I believe it does) however it is simple/cheap enough that I do one every few months. I admit to driving in commute speed most of the time which makes me think I it's a good idea for me as I only tend to push car 1x week.
Thanks for the link, I didn't realize there is somewhat of a method to it. I only have a 3 mile drive to work and live about the same distance from most places I go in town. Every 2 weeks or so I drive hard up and down a nearby country road but will probably try this next time.
 

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
The origin of the Italian tune up really harkens back to the days of multiple carburetors. Rather than spending hours trying to get them back into sync, the first step often was to blow out the carbon.

Part of that was to rev the engine and dribble water into the carburetors.
 

R Golf

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Lenox, MA
Power pulley kit - says it has hp gain, is that from the weight loss or is it a different pulley size?

In reality I'd like to see an improvement in ac than up.


https://www.urotuning.com/products/...-mk7-gti-2-0t-62-10-94?variant=13065622716471
"hp gain, is that from the weight loss or is it a different pulley size?"..... It's from lying. Total draw on an alternator/ac unit looks to be around 8-10 hp total at full load, so their "5-7 horsepower gain" seems to be total BS.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG

mikecard1346

New member
Location
MA
Car(s)
2019 VW GTI Autobahn
I have a 2019 gti autobahn I got back in March. It has 5,700mi on it and I got a CEL one night on a cold start. Code was P13EA. Wondering if anyone can share insights as to what it could be just for my own knowledge. Under warranty so it's going in to the dealer this week, curious if anyone else has had this happen at such low mileage.
 

StorableComa

Go Kart Champion
Location
Long Beach, USA
Car(s)
17 GSW S
I have a 2019 gti autobahn I got back in March. It has 5,700mi on it and I got a CEL one night on a cold start. Code was P13EA. Wondering if anyone can share insights as to what it could be just for my own knowledge. Under warranty so it's going in to the dealer this week, curious if anyone else has had this happen at such low mileage.
Looks like an off idle code:
Difference between commanded
spark timing vs. actual value >
40%

Haven't seen the code myself, curious to see what you find. Some quick googling looks like possible poor fuel quality?
https://www.reddit.com/r/VWMK7/comments/i9urhh
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
I have a 2019 gti autobahn I got back in March. It has 5,700mi on it and I got a CEL one night on a cold start. Code was P13EA. Wondering if anyone can share insights as to what it could be just for my own knowledge. Under warranty so it's going in to the dealer this week, curious if anyone else has had this happen at such low mileage.
If you only got it one time I wouldn't be concerned.

https://www.autocodes.com/p13ea.html
 
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