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Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-22-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By ReadTheBook
I’d wipe down the glass with 91% iso and clean...

I’d wipe down the glass with 91% iso and clean the piss out of it with a magic eraser. Then clean with Stoners or 3D HDGlass.

Alternatively you could get some glass polish on a DA machine and see...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-21-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15,436
Views: 2,808,621
Posted By ReadTheBook
Yeah for sure. I used to have a modi/magni...

Yeah for sure.

I used to have a modi/magni combo. It was fine for a tiny compact setup. I have something only a bit bigger now, but it's one unit instead of two and powers my BeyerDynamics better...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-20-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By ReadTheBook
I've smoothed the scrapes on my steering wheel...

I've smoothed the scrapes on my steering wheel out significantly by cleaning and then repeatedly conditioning with Lexol conditioner. They aren't gone, you'll never be rid of them, but you can get...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-20-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,247
Posted By ReadTheBook
Sure thing, make the dealer fix it if itís under...

Sure thing, make the dealer fix it if itís under warranty.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-20-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,247
Posted By ReadTheBook
Nice! Good tip. I may want to use that elsewhere.

Nice! Good tip. I may want to use that elsewhere.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-19-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By ReadTheBook
I agree. I'm just saying it's an option. It's not...

I agree. I'm just saying it's an option. It's not one I currently use but many do.



Customer pay. So you're spending some on shipping, but depending where you are, that could be cheaper than...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-19-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15,436
Views: 2,808,621
Posted By ReadTheBook
Yeah I rode the Conti DWs I had for for 4-5k too...

Yeah I rode the Conti DWs I had for for 4-5k too long. They were at the bars when I changed, 2-3/32 left depending on the tires, but had felt, and sounded like shit for quite some time. I also had...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-19-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15,436
Views: 2,808,621
Posted By ReadTheBook
New rubber. Conti ExtremeContact Sport. Holy shit...

New rubber. Conti ExtremeContact Sport. Holy shit what an improvement in every way over my completely shot Conti DW, even when those were new they didn't feel nearly as composed, quiet, and smooth as...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-19-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15,436
Views: 2,808,621
Posted By ReadTheBook
Alternatively, you can remove the panel (it just...

Alternatively, you can remove the panel (it just pops out), disconnect the cable, take off the faceplate part and cover the LEDs from behind.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-19-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By ReadTheBook
The Mobil deal is a good one and I've used it...

The Mobil deal is a good one and I've used it many times.

For those that don't know, FCPEuro's deal is also awesome. Buy a change kit from them, then on your NEXT change, buy another change kit...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-18-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,247
Posted By ReadTheBook
More than a year later and I'm still buzz free....

More than a year later and I'm still buzz free. I'd say this is a perfect fix.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-18-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By ReadTheBook
Could be a number of things outside of fuel...

Could be a number of things outside of fuel lines, too.

A-pillar buzz can sound like it's coming from all over the fucking place, as I learned, and fixed (see link in my sig). I thought it was in...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-18-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,466
Posted By ReadTheBook
You do realize that Waze is both crowdsourced...

You do realize that Waze is both crowdsourced data and owned by Google who has much less strict policies on how users are identified and their data is utilized, right?

Apple's stuff is heavily...
Forum: Engine and Exhaust 09-17-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By ReadTheBook
FS: JB1+Data Cable - $275 shipped

Have a used JB1 with data cable. Works fine. Currently set to Map6 with George's recommended settings for DSG on 91. I drove it about 12k miles.

Decided to back off on the tune for now, I don't...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-16-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By ReadTheBook
Bumping this with a new video. Do you guys...

Bumping this with a new video.

Do you guys think this is the SAI? Seems awful loud to me and I think has gotten a bit more pronounced as well vs my first video. FWIW, and I know they're different...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-16-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By ReadTheBook
Part of me really wants to do this, but a friend...

Part of me really wants to do this, but a friend who's my age and shares same tastes as I, told me it was too loud for his day to day.

Everything I read is always about how "awesome" it sounds....
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-16-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By ReadTheBook
Did you ever figure this out? My wife's Golf does...

Did you ever figure this out? My wife's Golf does a loud vacuum/flutter sort of sound I think couldn't be from the secondary air system, dealer said they couldn't hear it. Happens pretty regularly...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-15-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By ReadTheBook
Don't know jack about DCC. Sorry.

Don't know jack about DCC. Sorry.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-14-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By ReadTheBook
Thanks. I had VWR with the B8 and it was lower. I...

Thanks. I had VWR with the B8 and it was lower. I had that setup for about 6 moths or so, maybe. I ended up really not liking it. @Hammersticks has been a great suspension resource and friend to me...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-13-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By ReadTheBook
But where is the fun in that! ;P OP - Check...

But where is the fun in that! ;P

OP - Check the forum section for suspension mods. There is plenty of great info and pics.

IMO, if you want ~1" drop, go for the H&R OE Sport springs and pair...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-13-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,176
Posted By ReadTheBook
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071938L48/ref=o...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071938L48/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Have these H7's in my wife's Golf. Definitely whiter and brighter without any blue light. They have been in...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-13-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By ReadTheBook
How'd you dial in your auto headlight sensor?

For those that are using one of the auto-headlight sensors in their car, how did you strike a good balance? I can't seem to get it at all and the thing is just constantly turning on/off during my...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-12-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By ReadTheBook
Nonsense the way they run their business based on...

Nonsense the way they run their business based on my personal experiences with them. You'd think with the extra scrutiny the Jalopnik article brought last week they wouldn't be pulling funny stuff...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-11-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By ReadTheBook
So you're saying you buy a new kit, spend $15 to...

So you're saying you buy a new kit, spend $15 to ship back the old oil, and they refund you the cost of the kit?

I can't see why they would ever offer that on fluids of any kind... but indeed they...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-11-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By ReadTheBook
What? Can you elaborate on this?

What? Can you elaborate on this?
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