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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

blaqsheep

Autocross Newbie
Location
Canada
Car(s)
IS38 GTI
Starting to get cyl 2 misfires. Going to swap coil pack and plug, check gap as well to see if the issue follows. Are injectors an issue with this few km (MY2018 with 67,000 km/41,600 miles) or is it likely carbon build up?
 

GenX Retread

Go Kart Champion
Location
Canada
Car(s)
2021 GTI Autobahn
Starting to get cyl 2 misfires. Going to swap coil pack and plug, check gap as well to see if the issue follows. Are injectors an issue with this few km (MY2018 with 67,000 km/41,600 miles) or is it likely carbon build up?

I don't know if it's still a thing with these cars, but on my '95 VR6 I had to replace the plug wires every 30K Km, because they were some kind of 'carbon conductor' rather than actual wire, and it wore out over time???

The only other times I've had to replace plug wires at all was in conjunction with a high-energy ignition upgrade (think carbureted bikes and cars).

On a modern car chasing misfires, I'd only throw coils at it if I were getting a code specific to 'unable to fire/control coil on cylinder X'.

Probably plugs. You may be able to re-gap them and squeeze some more life out of them. I did that on my truck once before putting new ones in. You need to be gentler with them if they're platinum/iridium than if they were old copper types.
 

PRRGG1

Go Kart Champion
Location
USA
Out of curiosity, is the turbo in my MK-7.5 always providing some level of boost, or does it take a rest when I'm rolling easy at speed with a light throttle on level ground? Thanks.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Out of curiosity, is the turbo in my MK-7.5 always providing some level of boost, or does it take a rest when I'm rolling easy at speed with a light throttle on level ground? Thanks.
The turbo is literally always spinning, even at a stop. Kinda like the engine itself. The wastegate releases unwanted boost in situations like light/partial throttle.
 

Pinche.adam

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
92025
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.
Surprised they cpo'd a 6-7 year old car with 50,000miles
 

imthanick_a

Autocross Champion
Location
Ohio
Stupid question: how do you know if youre getting misfires without logging or checking codes
 

wasbaggedonce

Drag Racing Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Why is my car squeaking when I turn the steering wheel? No it's not cause the tires are rubbing the fender liner cause I'm bagged. It's happening at all heights.
 

Agray

Go Kart Champion
Location
Washington
My GTI got towed today, a short distance about 1/4 a mile away. It’s a DSG and I was backed in to the space with the parking brake on. The only way to get me out of the space was to pull me forward and I’m unsure if the tow driver drove the 1/4 mile to the lot with me hooked to the front or back.

What possible damage do I need to look for?
 

krs

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Idaho
Car(s)
MKVIIS R
My GTI got towed today, a short distance about 1/4 a mile away. It’s a DSG and I was backed in to the space with the parking brake on. The only way to get me out of the space was to pull me forward and I’m unsure if the tow driver drove the 1/4 mile to the lot with me hooked to the front or back.

What possible damage do I need to look for?

Probably used something like this setup.

 

shovelhd

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Western MA
Why is my car squeaking when I turn the steering wheel? No it's not cause the tires are rubbing the fender liner cause I'm bagged. It's happening at all heights.

Where is the noise coming from? If it's from the front of the car and sounds a bit like a mouse cheeping, it might be the harmonic balancer seal.
 
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