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What did you do to your mk7 today?

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
Feel like you're going to adopt that R33
 

Anthony3o55

Autocross Champion
Location
South FL
Got the MK7 back today after being at the shop for a day. 100k mile service gets new timing chain, serpentine belt and BFI stage 1 engine mount. Transmission mount isn’t going in til I do the clutch. First impressions regarding the engine mount. Interesting. I like it. Vibration is definitely there. Car feels and sounds more like a race car in way bc of the vibration. Engine feels super stable. Won’t be able to go WOT til I replace the clutch since it’s currently slipping. Glad I did this mod.
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mrmatto

Autocross Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2024 GTI DSG
Have been focused on reducing resonance from road noise lately. Scored a huge improvement by adding sound deadening to the rear wheel wells under the interior carpet and trim. A bit of a PITA to pull back for access, but worth it. There's a whole lot of non-dampened metal in the rear quarters that likes to ring and resonate.

Sound deadening on the hatch floor and under the rear seats is much easier, and helps a bit, but it doesn't directly target some of the most annoying (IMO) tones. The wheel wells are where the big improvements happen.
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
Scooty Puff Jr
Wrapped up the downpipe install, I need better tire. 235/40/18 Advan Apex v601 incoming, because I don't know that I need/want RT660s. Holy shit though. It fuckin SCOOTS. It's funny, because with all the sound control in place the car is pretty unassuming. I did get a CEL on the way to work this morning, so I'll have to see what all that's about.

Rethinking if I really need more power. We'll see how I feel about it after a season or two.
 

mrmatto

Autocross Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2024 GTI DSG
Noticed today I have to have my steering wheel slightly turned to the left to go straight and the car wants to pull to the right a bit, so something funky has happened with my alignment. Nothing seems loose or clunky. Eh I'm sure it'll sort itself out on the track tomorrow 👀
 
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CaptainRatty

Autocross Champion
Location
Winston-Salem, NC
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
Did an oil change and a DSG fluid change at 22k miles. I know, way early, but I’ve basically halved all of the fluid intervals for 7 years now and it’s served me well.

Also poured new and used DSG on my garage floor for science. The used fluid is slightly more amber than the new fluid.
 

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GTI Jake

Autocross Champion
Location
Charlotte, NC
Damn I only have 112k more miles on mine 😒💀😂
Did an oil change and a DSG fluid change at 22k miles. I know, way early, but I’ve basically halved all of the fluid intervals for 7 years now and it’s served me well.

Also poured new and used DSG on my garage floor for science. The used fluid is slightly more amber than the new fluid.

Here’s to hoping it lasts at least 700,000 miles more (fingers crossed, knocks on wood).

DSG fluid looks good, but that’s definitely cheap insurance to make sure it stays healthy.

That & mountain runs (for the health of the car of course). I’ll be staying up in Old Fort a few nights this coming week so if you wanna get the car nice and hot to leak check the DSG let me know haha
 

EpicTech

Autocross Champion
Location
Houston
Car(s)
MK7 GTI 6sp w/PP
Paid another F*&K ton of money to the shop. Should be back on the road soon, although they did not give me an ETA. I know the ACT Xtreme clutch is in stock, so I think I'm just waiting for their euro specialist to be free again. It's immediately going on jack stands when I get home in order to raise coilovers to fit meatier rubber, and swap new oil pan and some other stuff I can do myself that opted to do on my own to save labor charges. Kinda nervous about the clutch driveability in traffic, but I guess it is what it is. Will also be pulling front bumper to fix it cosmetically, and do some other here and there stuff. Brake pad swap too if I can ever find my previous order of Hawk pads that fit the Macans. I bought 2015 Subie STI fitment pads because that is what I used last time, these pads don't fit though, easily way too big.
 
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