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What did you do to your mk7 today?

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
I installed a Dr. Heater in my garage so I could work in there in the colder months. Thing is a godsend.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
It's not that bad. I learned everything I know from youtube and did it on jackstands in my garage with a friend to help wrench.

When a buddy approached me about changing his clutch in my garage on jackstands, it was the first job I veto'd. We're both the same, just learning from YouTube and colleting tools, but that job looked to be above what we could tackle. I think he ended up paying $600 to a local place for it to be done.

Luckily, installing a DSG tune is nowhere near as complicated as installing a new clutch :ROFLMAO:
 

sterkrazzy

Autocross Champion
Location
United States
Car(s)
2018 R
When a buddy approached me about changing his clutch in my garage on jackstands, it was the first job I veto'd. We're both the same, just learning from YouTube and colleting tools, but that job looked to be above what we could tackle. I think he ended up paying $600 to a local place for it to be done.

Luckily, installing a DSG tune is nowhere near as complicated as installing a new clutch :ROFLMAO:
When I had my vr6 I found a write up on vortex on how to change camshafts, so what did I do? I ordered camshafts and drove it to my friends house so we could work on it. Neither of us had done anything like that. The most involved thing I had done by this point was coilovers, and even that took way longer than it should have. It was 15 hours of misery and I couldn't have been more thankful that the car started on the first attempt. It was 5am by the time we had everything put back together and I couldn't believe we did it right. I don't know what I would have done if the timing was off...I used to be up for anything. Now I barely do my own oil changes.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
When I had my vr6 I found a write up on vortex on how to change camshafts, so what did I do? I ordered camshafts and drove it to my friends house so we could work on it. Neither of us had done anything like that. The most involved thing I had done by this point was coilovers, and even that took way longer than it should have. It was 15 hours of misery and I couldn't have been more thankful that the car started on the first attempt. It was 5am by the time we had everything put back together and I couldn't believe we did it right. I don't know what I would have done if the timing was off...I used to be up for anything. Now I barely do my own oil changes.

Nope, would never.

I'm usually pretty good with anything that doesn't involve opening up the engine or transmission. Watched some IC install videos, and was planning on that before I just went FMIC bi-cooler. Watched the turbo swapped videos, and did the Vortex. Suspension, fuel pumps, etc... And for the most part, I enjoy it. I like being in the garage working on my car. Every project has that period of frustration where something throws a wrench in your plans, but overall I don't mind it. And working on my MK7 is a hell of a lot easier than working on my buddies MK6 :ROFLMAO:
 

KyACRASH

Autocross Newbie
Location
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI 6MT, 04 R32
When a buddy approached me about changing his clutch in my garage on jackstands, it was the first job I veto'd. We're both the same, just learning from YouTube and colleting tools, but that job looked to be above what we could tackle. I think he ended up paying $600 to a local place for it to be done.

Luckily, installing a DSG tune is nowhere near as complicated as installing a new clutch :ROFLMAO:
$600 isn't bad actually. Doing it myself was rewarding and fun, but took a full 8-10 hours of my time. I can understand paying the money just for the peace of mind that nothing will go wrong.

When I had my vr6 I found a write up on vortex on how to change camshafts, so what did I do? I ordered camshafts and drove it to my friends house so we could work on it. Neither of us had done anything like that. The most involved thing I had done by this point was coilovers, and even that took way longer than it should have. It was 15 hours of misery and I couldn't have been more thankful that the car started on the first attempt. It was 5am by the time we had everything put back together and I couldn't believe we did it right. I don't know what I would have done if the timing was off...I used to be up for anything. Now I barely do my own oil changes.
I'm currently debating if I can do timing chains on my R32 by myself or not. The clutch in the GTI was easier than I expected, but the VR6 is another story....
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
When I had my vr6 I found a write up on vortex on how to change camshafts, so what did I do? I ordered camshafts and drove it to my friends house so we could work on it. Neither of us had done anything like that. The most involved thing I had done by this point was coilovers, and even that took way longer than it should have. It was 15 hours of misery and I couldn't have been more thankful that the car started on the first attempt. It was 5am by the time we had everything put back together and I couldn't believe we did it right. I don't know what I would have done if the timing was off...I used to be up for anything. Now I barely do my own oil changes.

I had to change out the water pump and aux water pump on my Corrado VR6. What a pain in the ass.
 
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Gray_Panther

Drag Racing Champion
Location
NY
Car(s)
GTi
Geez, i wonder how long my suspension refresh will take. It’s my first time tackling it and I just spent 40 minutes installing h&r oe sport spring into my bilstein strut. Now need to do the other.
 

GenX Retread

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Canada
Car(s)
2021 GTI Autobahn
I don't think you have much to worry about. As long as the advertising here is a full-screen, browser-redirect, overbearing mess, we aren't going to be seeing much organic growth. Your average person does not have adblocker on their phone.
What's worse is that the adblocker I use on my computer is the same one I use on my phone, but somehow it does NOTHING on the phone. Ads everywhere.

My dad was a master body mechanic, race driver, hot rod builder, customizer and general genius around cars. He owned a shop, which is where I did a lot of my growing up. I'm a carpenter by trade, but honestly a competent mechanic. I've been inside engines, transmissions, transfer cases, shocks, brakes, blah blah.

I fucking HATE turning wrenches on cars, and on bikes almost as much. HATE it. The majority of my mechanic's tools were accumulated at a time when I couldn't afford to pay someone else to work on my old rusty pieces of shit. With the exception of a hoist (and a welder, because welding is sorcery), I'm fully equipped to do any mod, maintenance or repair on my car. Am I going to?

Fuck no. I'd help somebody else on their car though, because I'm that kind of stupid.

I am going to bob my little Suzuki chopper this winter, but I'll be damned if I'm going to enjoy it.
 
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Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
What's worse is that the adblocker I use on my computer is the same one I use on my phone, but somehow it does NOTHING on the phone. Ads everywhere.

AdGuard works great on non-rooted Android devices.
 

shovelhd

Autocross Champion
Location
Western MA
I installed a Dr. Heater in my garage so I could work in there in the colder months. Thing is a godsend.

I have a similar thing, except it's portable. 220V 4500 watt, dedicated circuit to a proper receptacle. In my two stall insulated garage, it takes about 20 minutes to get a 20 degree rise. After 45 minutes, it's t-shirt time.
 

Nineeightyone

Drag Racing Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
19 GTI 04 JSW 10 MZ3
Just ordered an Accessport w/ stage 1 tune from EQT. Super stoked.

Not looking forward to ripping out the JB4 when it comes, though.
I drank the koolaid, and have absolutely zero regrets. I've got slip on the OTS 91 tune, so SB Stage 3 daily kit is going in this winter. You won't be disappointed, the tune is so smooth and makes so much power. I'm sure it helps that you can resell your JB4 as well.
 

draftgli

Go Kart Champion
Location
Rochester, NY
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
I drank the koolaid, and have absolutely zero regrets. I've got slip on the OTS 91 tune, so SB Stage 3 daily kit is going in this winter. You won't be disappointed, the tune is so smooth and makes so much power. I'm sure it helps that you can resell your JB4 as well.

Thanks man, this really helps me swallow the damage to the wallet at Christmas time. 🤣
 
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