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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
If you have a way to lift the car evenly in the air, the DSG service isn't too bad to do yourself.
For the DSG (and by extension VAQ) service, what kind of 'level' are we talking? I know this is pretty pedantic but are we talking four jackstands under the pinch welds and on relatively level ground, or can it just be all four wheels up on ramps of the same height (since the rear of the car is a little higher than the front)?
 

StorableComa

Autocross Champion
Location
SoCal, USA
Car(s)
17 GSW S FWD
For the DSG (and by extension VAQ) service, what kind of 'level' are we talking? I know this is pretty pedantic but are we talking four jackstands under the pinch welds and on relatively level ground, or can it just be all four wheels up on ramps of the same height (since the rear of the car is a little higher than the front)?
4 jack stands at the same height or 4 ramps of same height so long as the transmission is level. Part of the dsg fill is to drain the excess out the snorkel to ensure the correct level. If the transmission isn't level, more likely your fill level will be off.
 

Supercrumpet

Ready to race!
Location
Georgia/South Carolina
Car(s)
'19 Alltrack SE 6MT
Swapped over to Bilstein B16s on my Alltrack a couple weekends ago and set ride heights pretty high since I wasn't sure how much to expect them to settle. A few hundred miles and a weekend trip later, they're all settled, and yesterday evening a friend and I tried lowering the rear. Top lock nut came loose alright with the pair of provided wrenches, but when adjusting the bottom nut that sits on top of the spring, it's near impossible to move, and when it does spin, it spins the whole spring adjustment assembly with it. Any better suggestions than clamping the threads with something else or just removing the whole thing? Weird that I didn't have this issue with the cheap coilovers I was on before.
 

berserker6

Drag Racing Champion
Location
South Jersey
Car(s)
2018 Golf R
I've been reading up on my PVC. If I remove the oil fill cap while the car is running, is there such a thing as too much vacuum? It mentioned placing a sticky note over the opening. If I did that it would get sucked in immediately
 

JTM88

Autocross Champion
Location
Broken Arrow, OK
Car(s)
2016 GTI
EQT Stage 1 tune with a downpipe -- will it throw codes/awful idea? I'm gonna hold out for a stage 2 tune til the wallet recovers, but would prefer to do the hardware work before it gets unpleasant to work in the garage.
If the cat is moved from the factory location you will throw a code with stg 1 or stg 2. You can use a J bend O2 spacer to get rid of the code.

I ran a CTS catted DP with my stage one tune and a spacer for about a year before going stage 2.
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
If the cat is moved from the factory location you will throw a code with stg 1 or stg 2. You can use a J bend O2 spacer to get rid of the code.

I ran a CTS catted DP with my stage one tune and a spacer for about a year before going stage 2.
Thanks for the heads up -- it's a Baun Performance GESI/EPA catted downpipe, so I believe I'll have compliance. If necessary a spacer isn't a big deal, just trying to make sure I don't have an overboost condition or anything of that nature.
 

JTM88

Autocross Champion
Location
Broken Arrow, OK
Car(s)
2016 GTI
Thanks for the heads up -- it's a Baun Performance GESI/EPA catted downpipe, so I believe I'll have compliance. If necessary a spacer isn't a big deal, just trying to make sure I don't have an overboost condition or anything of that nature.

If it's Baun then your good to go as. No spacer necessary.
 

kyLman

Go Kart Champion
Location
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Car(s)
2015 Golf
Looking at some 18x8.5's ET43for my stock 2015 golf. Everything I read says it shouldnt rub, can someone with experience confirm this?
 

messrock

Autocross Champion
Location
Boston
Car(s)
18 GTI DSG
Stoc
Looking at some 18x8.5's ET43for my stock 2015 golf. Everything I read says it shouldnt rub, can someone with experience confirm this?
Stock height? Shouldn’t rub. I’m on H&R springs with 18x8.5 et45. You’ll poke another 2mm.
 

khail19

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Reno NV
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Will the poke look stupid?

He just meant your wheels will be 2mm farther out than his. You won't be poking out past the fenders.

My wheels are 18x9 ET 45 and they are pretty much flush.
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toothofwar

Autocross Champion
Location
KY
Car(s)
2018 Golf R
So I'm in need of some damptronic struts for my 18 R. Not going to be lowering it any time soon. What's the go to struts for the front? I want to keep the damptronics so no delete kits.
 
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