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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
this just happened and as a result I haven't driven the car more than a few miles.i have started the car to move it and the light continues to stay on. 4 days now
If you can't clear the CEL you can get an auto parts store to clear it for free.
 

Supercrumpet

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Georgia/South Carolina
Car(s)
'19 Alltrack SE 6MT
Seriously considering getting coils for my Alltrack in the near future, around 10K miles (currently at ~8300 but I'm racking up the miles pretty quickly). I've done some reading and seen that the general consensus is to replace the front strut mounts at the same time, and the 034Motorsport replacements seem to be generally recommended (even though quite a few of their other products aren't recommended due to quality issues?).

Regardless, my main questions are:
Should I replace front upper strut mounts at 10K? I feel like the answer will be "probably, since I'll be in there anyways," based on what I've read so far.
Should I replace bearings, also considering my mileage? If so, which ones are recommended?
What about rear upper shock mounts? I know there are aftermarket alternatives out there but I rarely see that it's recommended to replace them, at least relative to the fronts. Do they just see less wear?
I don't need to worry about bushings this early, right?

Thanks.
Bump on this. If I'm better off making a thread in the suspension subforum, I'll do that.
 

StorableComa

Go Kart Champion
Location
Long Beach, USA
Car(s)
17 GSW S
When programming the helix with the dongle, you select the file and press in the button. Can't seem to find any specifics on how to tell if the flash was taken. Is it normal for the "." to show for a few moments and then it to flash PF (or FP) and then the programming number chosen repeatedly?
 

Ezekiel81923

Ready to race!
Location
Royersford, PA
Car(s)
2019 Volkswagen GTI
Any have the part #'s for the 3 bolts for the dogbone / pendulum mount handy?

Or better yet, identical bolts that are not TTY?

Trying to get everything together so I can get to work this weekend.
 

imthanick_a

Autocross Newbie
Location
Ohio
Any have the part #'s for the 3 bolts for the dogbone / pendulum mount handy?

Or better yet, identical bolts that are not TTY?

Trying to get everything together so I can get to work this weekend.
There isn't an identical bolt that is not TTY. Unless you can confirm the proper torque values needed and ensure that the clamping force of the bolt is right at all times. The bolt is cheap, just use the proper one for peace of mind
 
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Ezekiel81923

Ready to race!
Location
Royersford, PA
Car(s)
2019 Volkswagen GTI
There isn't an identical bolt that is not TTY. Thats why they use TTY fasteners. The bolt is cheap, just use the proper one for peace of mind
I found the two OEM forward bolts but the long rear bolt is not listed in the parts catalog I'm looking at for some reason. It's on the diagram but not on the parts list. Just need the # for that one.
 

Agray

Ready to race!
Location
Washington
Any suggestions as to what I should ask for when getting an alignment with coilovers? Should I just ask for a "factory spec" alignment or would I benefit from something more specific? I daily the car and have no plans to track it.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Any suggestions as to what I should ask for when getting an alignment with coilovers? Should I just ask for a "factory spec" alignment or would I benefit from something more specific? I daily the car and have no plans to track it.
If you want the best treadwear stay with the stock alignment specs.
 

EpicTech

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Houston

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
VWs ex boss Martin Winterkorn and four others were charged with " organized commercial fraud" (similar to US RICO charges). On another note, Klaus Zellmer, who is currently the head of Porsche USA, will be going to Germany to take over as "Head of Distribution" (essentially Sales) for VW.

Given his recent experience in the US, I wonder if that will affect the future lineup in the US.
What about his recent experience could affect the lineup in the US?
 
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