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What did you do to your mk7 today?

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Disrespectful mother fuckers.

I never park anywhere that people can park on both sides of the car. It's also best to park on the passenger side of cars if you must park next to them. A car is always going to have a driver but not always passengers.

Unfortunately even this strategy isn't fool proof. Some douche still managed to put a quarter sized dent on the hatch and scuff my bumper in the rear.

No matter the time I never park close to a store, my condo, or the doors where I work. Lazy people who won't walk are are same people who dent car panels.

My wife gives me shit about parking at the back of lots. Meanwhile, her car is covered in door dings and mine isn't.
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
Put in some new new RS7 plugs. These are the old ones after 20k miles.

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Also swapped out wheels and tires for AutoX on Saturday.

Had 2 screws in my one of the tires from my daily set for the last 2 months and decided to remove them. Should've just left them in as tire was not losing any air and now it went flat.
 

DSC808

Go Kart Champion
Location
HI State
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE MT
New BFI shift knob to replace the Boomba. I like that it's a little higher. Also put in new Brisk ER12S (0.024) spark plugs. Old plugs (Denso IHK24) had about 20K on them and went from 0.025 to 0.03+ gap. Probably could have just regapped but I had the new plugs anyway.
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VL3X

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Delaware
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE
Installed new rotors and iSweep IS2000 pads, gave it a wash.

How do you like the IS2000s? I'll need to replace my PP pads soon and considering them.

Which rotors did you go with?
 

branman1

Go Kart Champion
Location
DE
Car(s)
2019 GTI
Not a great birthday gift from my car today. Noticed a little puff of blue smoke after idling for a bit. Almost made it to 16k miles haha.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Yes. Leaning toward valve seals being the culprit but would like to verify this by pulling the turbo at some point.
The reason I ask is if you only see smoke after idling for an extra amount of time it could be the turbo bearings instead. When my turbo bearings were going bad I only noticed smoke after idling for a longer time and it was oil in the turbo that pools when idling.
 

Daks

Autocross Champion
Location
Toronto
Car(s)
GTI PP
Which turbo was this Jim?
 

branman1

Go Kart Champion
Location
DE
Car(s)
2019 GTI
The reason I ask is if you only see smoke after idling for an extra amount of time it could be the turbo bearings instead. When my turbo bearings were going bad I only noticed smoke after idling for a longer time and it was oil in the turbo that pools when idling.
Hmmm interesting. Did it smoke on its own or only after revving? Like after the extended idling I mean.
 

branman1

Go Kart Champion
Location
DE
Car(s)
2019 GTI
I’d also like to add that I recently swapped downpipes and did not notice any oil residue that looked damp. I’d assume there would be some residue but maybe not. That’s kinda why I was leaning toward the valve seals being the culprit. I would love if it was the turbo haha. Not looking forward to doing valve seals on this car.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
Hmmm interesting. Did it smoke on its own or only after revving? Like after the extended idling I mean.
Only saw it after taking off after long idling. But it would continue for 7-8 seconds until the oil was going through the turbo faster. If you're only seeing a puff I doubt that's it but I would be surprised that it's your valve seals with only 15 k miles. At least you're under warranty right?
 
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