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Mal1

Ready to race!
Location
Australia
Not in one day .
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After having these for 9 months and being in lock down for 245 + days , my son and I finally fitted the Verkline trailing , Trackslag / GESI cat and replaced front/rear swaybars and all bushes with superpro .Also got a set of the Verkline uniball rear trailing arm bushes to go in .
Hopefully in the next month I'll be swapping out the Littco L500 for a Turbo Technics V5 .
Cheers
Mal
 

wasbaggedonce

Drag Racing Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
My car is still in the shop. It was originally estimated to be completed on 9/24. Then there was a delay with the door so it changed to 10/5. Now tomorrow will mark twenty-one business days (twenty-nine days) since I dropped it off.

Side note, my inspection and emissions are now overdue as they expired in September. Since I was expecting the car back on 9/24 I figured I'd have time to get it done.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
My car is still in the shop. It was originally estimated to be completed on 9/24. Then there was a delay with the door so it changed to 10/5. Now tomorrow will mark twenty-one business days (twenty-nine days) since I dropped it off.

Side note, my inspection and emissions are now overdue as they expired in September. Since I was expecting the car back on 9/24 I figured I'd have time to get it done.

took 67 days for me with my pano leak
 

Kdubya

Ready to race!
Location
Florida
Car(s)
2017 GTI
Switched out new factory plugs and switched over to APR coils today:
 

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wasbaggedonce

Drag Racing Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
took 67 days for me with my pano leak

I think part of the issue is that the body shop I have gone to for any work in the past is now under new management and they're taking on more work than they can handle. The guy just said this morning they have three guys and eighty-eight cars in the queue. He also said they're taking in approximately twenty new cars per week.

I'm not much of a body repair expert, but I don't see how three guys can complete twenty cars per week..
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
Saw 278° on the MFD .

Was at COTA having a blast. Passed a corvette and he wasn't happy trying to catch up, so I was pushing hard. Then I noticed oil temp and had to back off. Funny thing is I saw him back way off too around the same time. Wonder if he was having cooling issues as will. Had to short shift after that for half a lap. Then when I was good, I would just shift at 5800-6k instead of 6800 for the rest of my sessions.

Other than that, car did great. 130 mph on the back straight and no brake fade. Rs4 Tires held up great.

Actually started in novice group fast. I lapped them, so instructor said to go to fastest group. Only 1 car I couldn't keep up with and it wasn't the GT3. it was an SLS.

So he advised to move into intermediate group for afternoon. Started in slow and passed all of them, then told to go in fast group. That's when the overheating happened. At this level, I felt slow tbh. Civic type r passed me like nothing. Wrx I just couldn't keep up with. Of course then you have the M4, GT3 with good drivers that are light years faster.

Soooo. I thought the 1.8 wouldn't have the cooling issues like the GTI, but I guess I was wrong. Time for an auxiliary cooler. Of course I have time since next track day is in December, so it'll be cool...hopefully
 

Nineeightyone

Drag Racing Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
2019 GTI | 2004 JSW
Saw 278° on the MFD .

Was at COTA having a blast. Passed a corvette and he wasn't happy trying to catch up, so I was pushing hard. Then I noticed oil temp and had to back off. Funny thing is I saw him back way off too around the same time. Wonder if he was having cooling issues as will. Had to short shift after that for half a lap. Then when I was good, I would just shift at 5800-6k instead of 6800 for the rest of my sessions.

Other than that, car did great. 130 mph on the back straight and no brake fade. Rs4 Tires held up great.

Actually started in novice group fast. I lapped them, so instructor said to go to fastest group. Only 1 car I couldn't keep up with and it wasn't the GT3. it was an SLS.

So he advised to move into intermediate group for afternoon. Started in slow and passed all of them, then told to go in fast group. That's when the overheating happened. At this level, I felt slow tbh. Civic type r passed me like nothing. Wrx I just couldn't keep up with. Of course then you have the M4, GT3 with good drivers that are light years faster.

Soooo. I thought the 1.8 wouldn't have the cooling issues like the GTI, but I guess I was wrong. Time for an auxiliary cooler. Of course I have time since next track day is in December, so it'll be cool...hopefully
Sounds like you did well -- an oil cooler has been on my radar for a while, but I'm inclined towards a far less aggressive build. I think it's going to wind up being a matter of what kind of temps I see. Typically 230° is about the upper end of what I see as it's currently set up, I have a twintercooler clone so I'm unsure if an oil cooler will fit in the intended location. Is there an ideal operating temperature range for oil on these cars? I'm aware of the rule of thumb to avoid high boost/heavy throttle application below 180°, but I'm not sure what to expect as far as an upper ceiling.
 

GenX Retread

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Canada
Car(s)
2021 GTI Autobahn
I washed and gassed it today.

But really what I did, using some ruthless culling and Grandmaster level Tetris, is get her to fit in my single garage, along with 1 huge touring motorcycle, 1 small cruiser motorcycle, 1 fridge, 1 mechanic's toolbox, 2 generators, 2 bicycles, a shop vac, and sundry other tools, ladders, fluids, shovels, other long-handled implements, boxes, bags, camping gear, motorcycle parts, tires, etc.

I even have enough room to open the driver's door all the way.

It snowed today in Calgary, if anyone is keeping score.

WIN.
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
Sounds like you did well -- an oil cooler has been on my radar for a while, but I'm inclined towards a far less aggressive build. I think it's going to wind up being a matter of what kind of temps I see. Typically 230° is about the upper end of what I see as it's currently set up, I have a twintercooler clone so I'm unsure if an oil cooler will fit in the intended location. Is there an ideal operating temperature range for oil on these cars? I'm aware of the rule of thumb to avoid high boost/heavy throttle application below 180°, but I'm not sure what to expect as far as an upper ceiling.

Really don't know, but from what I've read, 270's on track is pretty normal.

When I started shifting earlier and putting it in 3rd in corners 13 & 14, was around 265. It seemed like having it in 2nd on those 2 corners made the biggest difference in temps. Also made me a lot slower, but would rather have a working car at the end of the day.

Haven't read enough to see how much an oil cooler helps, but I know there's a few threads about it
 
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