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ReadTheBook

Autocross Newbie
Location
Bay Area Smoke Hell
Car(s)
2019 AT, 2018 S4
Scored one of those hard to get 8" no-nav MIB II displays (7C0919606) from eBay UK for under $300 USD. My friend in Scotland will be shipping it to me shortly.

Found the GTI 8" trim (5G1819728AFDAR) for $119 shipped on e-acca.

Will be a nice upgrade with the new Carplay updates and my crappy eyesight.

Also picking up a CSS muffler locally from forum member SonicBloom. Good guy who took me for a spin in his car so I could hear what it sounded like. It was also nice to talk mods with him and feel how upgraded engine mounts felt in the car. Thanks for that SonicBloom.

Will update when installed.
 

ReadTheBook

Autocross Newbie
Location
Bay Area Smoke Hell
Car(s)
2019 AT, 2018 S4
Bump for oil fill tube install.


Also got this in and waiting for the trim! tempted to go without the trim for a little while just so I can get it in the car LOL.

 

ReadTheBook

Autocross Newbie
Location
Bay Area Smoke Hell
Car(s)
2019 AT, 2018 S4
Been a year, haven’t done a lot but I realized I never put up anything on the 8” display upgrade. Couple other odds n ends here too.
 

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ReadTheBook

Autocross Newbie
Location
Bay Area Smoke Hell
Car(s)
2019 AT, 2018 S4
What's the part number on your display? There's some really good deal on the "glass" aka non matte displays, but I really like the matte display!

7C0919606 - Won’t be cheap if you can find one and I did pretty well, all things considered.
I ended up ordering this one via a friend in Scotland who scored it off an eBay UK listing I found that woulnd’t ship to the US. The seller was a parts wrecker called “Synetiq”. I paid him ~$400 USD for the whole thing, not including the faux carbon 8” screen trim which I sourced elsewhere, which included some extra for his trouble.
 

ReadTheBook

Autocross Newbie
Location
Bay Area Smoke Hell
Car(s)
2019 AT, 2018 S4
Whatever happened with your rear suspension creak? How’d you solve?

Ah yes, like many others, I turned to dry teflon spray (I used the Blaster product - https://blastercorp.com/product/dry-lube-with-teflon/) on all of the bushings for the front and rear suspension. I’ve been hitting them every 6 months or so and it definitely keeps it quiet. Coupled with my recent discovery of using the Shin-Estu Silicone Grease for the door seals/felts to stop the car from sounding like a creaky old boat, both of our MK7s will be quiet!
 

ReadTheBook

Autocross Newbie
Location
Bay Area Smoke Hell
Car(s)
2019 AT, 2018 S4
Car went in 11/3/2020 for a suspected failed cylinder 3 based on doing a compression test prior to tuning. It also had a leaking cam cover/cam cradle seal.

VW replaced the whole motor after ordering a head and finding no apparent issues with the old head.

Car was returned to me 12/22/2020 but it seems they skipped aligning the car even though they had the whole front end torn apart so I went back 12/23 for them to do alignment. Seems good.

Now, to break in the motor and check for any issues before i tune it.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Car went in 11/3/2020 for a suspected failed cylinder 3 based on doing a compression test prior to tuning. It also had a leaking cam cover/cam cradle seal.

VW replaced the whole motor after ordering a head and finding no apparent issues with the old head.

Car was returned to me 12/22/2020 but it seems they skipped aligning the car even though they had the whole front end torn apart so I went back 12/23 for them to do alignment. Seems good.

Now, to break in the motor and check for any issues before i tune it.

holy crap dude
 
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