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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

Strange Mud

Autocross Champion
Location
Small Town CT
Car(s)
Assorted
^^^something like that (y)


Up or down arrows will bring you through oil temp, range, time, economy, range, etc I know you can add/delete some of these through car setting on the MIB unit.
 

oddspyke

Autocross Champion
Location
Middletown, DE
Car(s)
2016 GTI, 2018 ZL1
^^^something like that (y)


Up or down arrows will bring you through oil temp, range, time, economy, range, etc I know you can add/delete some of these through car setting on the MIB unit.
Very important point here. I thought my car was missing oil temp, range and a few others when I first got the car; had to go turn them all on.
 

mrmattolsen

Go Kart Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG
Stock 2015. New owner. I think I just had my first big heat-related power loss. 90 degrees today, car was already fully warmed up. I was driving ~30mph for several minutes then at a stoplight for a minute. Once I turned onto the next street, I gunned it to wind out 3rd and it was meh -- felt like 3/4 throttle at most. But then after that high speed push, I turned around and did another run and the full power was back.

So -- was this heat soak, and the high speed run force air through the IC to cool it off? Or something more nefarious...

And if it was heat soak, is a FMIC the easiest solution in hot climates?
 

oddspyke

Autocross Champion
Location
Middletown, DE
Car(s)
2016 GTI, 2018 ZL1
Stock 2015. New owner. I think I just had my first big heat-related power loss. 90 degrees today, car was already fully warmed up. I was driving ~30mph for several minutes then at a stoplight for a minute. Once I turned onto the next street, I gunned it to wind out 3rd and it was meh -- felt like 3/4 throttle at most. But then after that high speed push, I turned around and did another run and the full power was back.

So -- was this heat soak, and the high speed run force air through the IC to cool it off? Or something more nefarious...

And if it was heat soak, is a FMIC the easiest solution in hot climates?
Hard to say for sure, but it sounds like it. Yes on the IC. I'm not wading into the FMIC vs stock location debate though; they all help immensely.
 

mrmattolsen

Go Kart Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG
Hard to say for sure, but it sounds like it. Yes on the IC. I'm not wading into the FMIC vs stock location debate though; they all help immensely.
Thanks, that's reassuring. I'm also paranoid about the turbo since it's a 2015 and I know the early versions were known to go bad. But after 53k miles, I think I'm probably safe. Have a CPO warranty anyways. I'll start researching FMIC options since those seem to be the easiest to install.
 

StorableComa

Autocross Champion
Location
Long Beach, USA
Car(s)
17 GSW S
Thanks, that's reassuring. I'm also paranoid about the turbo since it's a 2015 and I know the early versions were known to go bad. But after 53k miles, I think I'm probably safe. Have a CPO warranty anyways. I'll start researching FMIC options since those seem to be the easiest to install.
Make sure you don't have the square radar in the middle of the lower grille, 2015-17s with ACC or collision warning (I forget which radar it is, or maybe it's for both?) can't run an FMIC and have to get a stock location replacement. MK7.5s have the radar relocated so it isn't an issue.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Make sure you don't have the square radar in the middle of the lower grille, 2015-17s with ACC or collision warning (I forget which radar it is, or maybe it's for both?) can't run an FMIC and have to get a stock location replacement. MK7.5s have the radar relocated so it isn't an issue.
I could be mistaken but I'm pretty sure gtijake told me I couldn't use a FMIC in my 18 SE mk7. 5 because of the collision braking camera behind the emblem.
 

StorableComa

Autocross Champion
Location
Long Beach, USA
Car(s)
17 GSW S
I could be mistaken but I'm pretty sure gtijake told me I couldn't use a FMIC in my 18 SE mk7. 5 because of the collision braking camera behind the emblem.
Believe a few 7.5's with Collision braking are currently running an FMIC. Most FMICs only call out the radar in the lower grille as not being able to fit, they mention nothing about radar behind the emblem.
 

mrmattolsen

Go Kart Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG
Make sure you don't have the square radar in the middle of the lower grille, 2015-17s with ACC or collision warning (I forget which radar it is, or maybe it's for both?) can't run an FMIC and have to get a stock location replacement. MK7.5s have the radar relocated so it isn't an issue.
Thanks. I'm good. S model with no bells or whistles.
 

RisingFallens

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Raleigh
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI!
Anything I should be checking on / inspecting before my Dyno runs tomorrow? It’s supposed to be a nice 0% humidity and a high of 82 degrees, so I hope it’s not to hot in the shop 😌
 

GenX Retread

Go Kart Champion
Location
Canada
Car(s)
2021 GTI Autobahn
If I remember right, click the up arrow twice from the fuel economy screen.
Yup, there it is, thanks.

I find navigating the small info screen really clunky. Up/Dn, OK, and the weird left/right circular menu scroll. VW could have done better there.
 
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