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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
I don't see his reply.
 

Ghost GTI

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG
I’ll say this. Cold start in the 2020 gli with the 5w40 is rough as fucking fuck after 24fx update was installed. It was fine before it. But after, nope.

cold start on the 2020 stage 1 GTI with the 0w20 after 24fx is as smooth as silk.
Can you elaborate on the roughness? I remember on my 2018, cold start had some of the heartbeat/stumbles but it was fairly quick. On the 19 now (no 24fx), with the 0w20, it's fairly smooth but takes a long ass time. And it doesn't even matter sometimes if I drove for a bit. I could park the car, come back to it an hour or two later, and it'll be a long start too before the RPMs drop.
 

Keehs360

Autocross Champion
Location
Denver
Car(s)
Mk7.5
Can you elaborate on the roughness? I remember on my 2018, cold start had some of the heartbeat/stumbles but it was fairly quick. On the 19 now (no 24fx), with the 0w20, it's fairly smooth but takes a long ass time. And it doesn't even matter sometimes if I drove for a bit. I could park the car, come back to it an hour or two later, and it'll be a long start too before the RPMs drop.
It is as if it wants to stall. The day I had 24fx flashed the dealer went through a checklist with me. Asking me if I’m tuned, what oil is in the car etc. the gli is stock but I did tell them the 5w40 was in there. Service writer told me it was gonna idle like shit on cold start. So I wasn’t exactly surprised.

dealership I go to is also an apr dealer. They make sure folks who aren’t apr tuned understand they will lose their tune if they reflash an ecu update.

they’ll also lend u their battery tender so u can flash via access port too

they also do apr plus warranty stuff too

but yeah. No surprise about my cold start. In aug the gli will be due for another oil change. I’ll make sure it’s the 0w20 this time
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL

Ghost GTI

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG
It is as if it wants to stall. The day I had 24fx flashed the dealer went through a checklist with me. Asking me if I’m tuned, what oil is in the car etc. the gli is stock but I did tell them the 5w40 was in there. Service writer told me it was gonna idle like shit on cold start. So I wasn’t exactly surprised.

dealership I go to is also an apr dealer. They make sure folks who aren’t apr tuned understand they will lose their tune if they reflash an ecu update.

they’ll also lend u their battery tender so u can flash via access port too

they also do apr plus warranty stuff too

but yeah. No surprise about my cold start. In aug the gli will be due for another oil change. I’ll make sure it’s the 0w20 this time
I wish my dealership was like that... Mine was just "Tuned? Warranty voided, everything". He asked me what my tuner was, I said EQT. He says never heard of it, must not be good... All he knew was APR.

What would you do in my case? Not flash 24FX and switch to 5w40 then? Cause right now no point in me flashing 24fx until the Cobb files (and EQT are updated with it).
 

Keehs360

Autocross Champion
Location
Denver
Car(s)
Mk7.5
I wish my dealership was like that... Mine was just "Tuned? Warranty voided, everything". He asked me what my tuner was, I said EQT. He says never heard of it, must not be good... All he knew was APR.

What would you do in my case? Not flash 24FX and switch to 5w40 then? Cause right now no point in me flashing 24fx until the Cobb files (and EQT are updated with it).
Man in your case I’d avoid 24fx if you wanna keep using the 5w40
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
My only privilege is driving like 3-5k miles a year. I’m able to toss the filter after every 5k miles and it doesn’t financially hurt me. Someone like Jim could afford it, but he’d have to do it like every 3-4 weeks. That adds up. That’s money he could’ve spent on mayo
I've got better things to spend it on instead of mayo. Beer comes to mind. 🍻
 

Ghost GTI

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG
They don't and "Ed" won't pay for any repairs that VW denies because you used the wrong oil.
I'm tuned already, VW won't pay for shit anyway. This is why I am even looking into it. If warranty is likely voided, might as well say fuck it and protect myself by going 5w40. But I am still investigating.
 

cb1111

Newbie
Location
Virginia, USA
I'm tuned already, VW won't pay for shit anyway. This is why I am even looking into it. If warranty is likely voided, might as well say fuck it and protect myself by going 5w40. But I am still investigating.
except, of course, you are assuming that 5w40 "protects" better than what the manufacturer requires.

Let's see, who to believe? A bunch of guys on the internet who "think" that their seat of the pants testing shows that 5w40 is better based on a conspiracy theory that VW changed the oil for grins and giggles - or the manufacturer that actually tests this stuff and modifies soft and hardware which mandates that 508 oil.
 
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