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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
it’s not a 7/7.5 delineation, it’s down to the individual model years that VAG decided to switch over. P sure the ‘19 GTI/R’s are 508, while the 18’s (also 7.5) are 502. My ‘19 7.5 Alltrack w/ 1.8T is still 502. That was a big relief for me knowing I’d be pushing ~300WHP
Correct. The 1.8 is one of the few VW engines that didn't change to 508 in 2019. The 1.4 and 2.0 engines changed over to 508.
 

Keehs360

Autocross Champion
Location
Denver
Car(s)
Mk7.5
Maybe I wrote it wrong, In any case, if you look at the link I posted, you'll see that it says that it is for plastic and trim and they have other stuff for leather that isn't called ICE.

Use that Leatherique stuff and you may change your mind about ICE.
All done. My brother in laws shop is at a constant 68-70f. Since the car is new and barely has 3k miles. The steering wheel cleanup wasn’t severe. Wheel looks new And feels a bit softer too. I wiped fairly quickly. And reapplied several times. I wanted to avoid sheen or shine. Soon as the wheel was done, threw on some new nitrile (spelling?) gloves and went home.

thanks again for the help.
 

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
All done. My brother in laws shop is at a constant 68-70f. Since the car is new and barely has 3k miles. The steering wheel cleanup wasn’t severe. Wheel looks new And feels a bit softer too. I wiped fairly quickly. And reapplied several times. I wanted to avoid sheen or shine. Soon as the wheel was done, threw on some new nitrile (spelling?) gloves and went home.

thanks again for the help.
Yeah, leatherique is great stuff. Do your seats and wheel every half year and the leather will continue to look new and have that slightly matte finish.

Glad it worked.
 

Keehs360

Autocross Champion
Location
Denver
Car(s)
Mk7.5
Yeah, leatherique is great stuff. Do your seats and wheel every half year and the leather will continue to look new and have that slightly matte finish.

Glad it worked.
Will do. I used a small brush on the wheel but after the wiping the microfiber was still (almost) clean. The most soil seems to have come from the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions.

I’ll probably do it yearly. I drive like 5k miles a year LOL
 

Keehs360

Autocross Champion
Location
Denver
Car(s)
Mk7.5
Stupid question

when one goes and installs a front mount intercooler. Does the old one just stay installed? Or do y’all remove it?

it hit me just now LOL
 

snobrdrdan

former GTI owner
Stupid question

when one goes and installs a front mount intercooler. Does the old one just stay installed? Or do y’all remove it?

it hit me just now LOL
It's up to you.
You can be lazy & leave it (and cap the ends), or they sell the intercooler delete plates so you can remove it & keep everything aligned still.
But it being there still just blocks air flow & is dead weight, essentially.
 

Keehs360

Autocross Champion
Location
Denver
Car(s)
Mk7.5
It's up to you.
You can be lazy & leave it (and cap the ends), or they sell the intercooler delete plates so you can remove it & keep everything aligned still.
But it being there still just blocks air flow & is dead weight, essentially.
Makes sense. Thanks.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Stupid question

when one goes and installs a front mount intercooler. Does the old one just stay installed? Or do y’all remove it?

it hit me just now LOL
The question is why would you want to when the highest flowing IC 's are in the stock location.
 

oddspyke

Autocross Champion
Location
Middletown, DE
Car(s)
2016 GTI, 2018 ZL1
I dunno. Just asking what folks with fmic to with the stock one
I think the real best answer is that if you're going to go through the trouble of removing the stock one, you should do a stock location replacement. The best reason to do a front mount is the ease of install, which is mostly predicated on not dropping the crash bar and radiator. So yeah, leave the stock in place.
 

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
Another stupid question - a 2019 GTI Autobahn for ~$26k or a new 2021 Autobahn for ~$34k? The 2019 has under 5k miles. With the longer warranty 6/72, the 2019 has about 4 years and 67k miles warranty left while the 21 will have 4/50 warranty.

IIRC, the only difference is the USB-A port on the 19 vs the USB-C on the 21.

Any thoughts?
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Another stupid question - a 2019 GTI Autobahn for ~$26k or a new 2021 Autobahn for ~$34k? The 2019 has under 5k miles. With the longer warranty 6/72, the 2019 has about 4 years and 67k miles warranty left while the 21 will have 4/50 warranty.

IIRC, the only difference is the USB-A port on the 19 vs the USB-C on the 21.

Any thoughts?
The 19 for the longer warranty unless you're going to mod it.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Another stupid question - a 2019 GTI Autobahn for ~$26k or a new 2021 Autobahn for ~$34k? The 2019 has under 5k miles. With the longer warranty 6/72, the 2019 has about 4 years and 67k miles warranty left while the 21 will have 4/50 warranty.

IIRC, the only difference is the USB-A port on the 19 vs the USB-C on the 21.

Any thoughts?

Do you know the conditions the 2019 was kept in? What month of what year it sold (is it an early build date 19, or a late build date?). The 2019 has more miles on warranty but same time. If you don’t drive enough to push the envelope on that 12.5K miles, the 2021 may be a better choice just to start fresh with something that’s entirely yours, you can seal the paint when it’s new etc etc. I’m glad I went brand new with my Alltrack last April, though that was only 25.5
 

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
Do you know the conditions the 2019 was kept in? What month of what year it sold (is it an early build date 19, or a late build date?). The 2019 has more miles on warranty but same time. If you don’t drive enough to push the envelope on that 12.5K miles, the 2021 may be a better choice just to start fresh with something that’s entirely yours, you can seal the paint when it’s new etc etc. I’m glad I went brand new with my Alltrack last April, though that was only 25.5
That's what I was thinking too. I don't have an in-service date but suspect it was early 2019. The color was a delayed availability of late 2018, so delivery couldn't have been before February of 2019 or so. Then, you always have to ask "why was a car with under 5k miles traded in? I've asked for a CARFAX just for grins - but we know what that is worth.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
That's what I was thinking too. I don't have an in-service date but suspect it was early 2019. The color was a delayed availability of late 2018, so delivery couldn't have been before February of 2019 or so. Then, you always have to ask "why was a car with under 5k miles traded in? I've asked for a CARFAX just for grins - but we know what that is worth.

you never know. Definitely worth seeing.
 
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