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Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 02-16-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,499
Posted By AspektZA
VW specifies the make up of the oil, after it...

VW specifies the make up of the oil, after it passes the ACEA threshold.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2mc8syoJzM


The Liqui Moly rep mentions the VW502 recipe makeup at some point in...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 02-16-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,499
Posted By AspektZA
Oh, my dear sweet summer child. "Fully...

Oh, my dear sweet summer child.


"Fully Synthetic" is marketing BS, and there are very, very, very few oils that are 100% synthetic.
In Europe, Full Synthetic is indeed so - but in North...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 02-13-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,499
Posted By AspektZA
Technically, the 0w-40 is a better oil than the...

Technically, the 0w-40 is a better oil than the 5w-40 since it meets MB229.5 which is a far more stringent spec than VW502.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-09-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By AspektZA
Nice! Make sure you use the correct...

Nice!


Make sure you use the correct fluid:
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/dot-4-lv-brake-fluid-1-liter-1224116


You need about 2/3rds of this to flush the brakes.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-07-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By AspektZA
IDK what you're even saying now. ...

IDK what you're even saying now.


https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0004/2899/8703/products/FP26009_2_1400x.jpg?v=1521395626
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-07-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By AspektZA
It is a charcoal filter with an additional...

It is a charcoal filter with an additional polyphenol allergen layer.


They are 80% the same thing, I assure you.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-06-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By AspektZA
A smart water bottle with 1/4" vinyl tubing.

A smart water bottle with 1/4" vinyl tubing.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-05-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By AspektZA
Digital gauges are all pretty much the same...

Digital gauges are all pretty much the same accuracy wise.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-03-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By AspektZA
I have one of these:...

I have one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Hazet-9041-1-Tyre-Pressure-Gauge/dp/B001C9Z440/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549220603&sr=8-1&keywords=hazet+tire

Similarly, I have a hazet digital gauge I...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-30-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By AspektZA
The Mann Frecious plus is literally the OE...

The Mann Frecious plus is literally the OE charcoal filter, with an additional layer to prevent mold growth and it will defeat 100% of allergens.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 01-30-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By AspektZA
https://www.crossfilters.com/products/fp-26-009-ma...

https://www.crossfilters.com/products/fp-26-009-mann-allergen-cabin-filter?variant=7259977515055


This is the best one, everything else is a compromise.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-27-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By AspektZA
Lost the BMW approval and shears down to 20-30wt...

Lost the BMW approval and shears down to 20-30wt under high heat.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-25-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,022
Posted By AspektZA
Chester Jeffries. Anything else is...

Chester Jeffries.


Anything else is simple, dreadful.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-18-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,820
Posted By AspektZA
Uh, they do? SASOL has a huge plant in...

Uh, they do?

SASOL has a huge plant in Hamburg I believe.


BMW's SA plant was its first outside Germany, built to supply the RHD African and Asian markets.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-17-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,820
Posted By AspektZA
My erstwhile 2007 Rabbit had: 75% parts...

My erstwhile 2007 Rabbit had:

75% parts content specified as Germany

Mexican engine, Japanese transmission.

My 2015 GTi is better made than that car, IMO.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-16-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By AspektZA
BMW rolls 0w-20/30 now as well, it's an easy way...

BMW rolls 0w-20/30 now as well, it's an easy way to get an engine lubricated more quickly and up to operating temperature sooner - thus reducing emissions.

I don't necessarily see a problem unless...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-16-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,820
Posted By AspektZA
Having visited the BMW factory in Munich, the...

Having visited the BMW factory in Munich, the volume is so high that they've automated as much as possible to cut process times.


Contrast this with the Rosslyn, ZA plant, which has more human...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-16-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,820
Posted By AspektZA
Internal controls for QC and inspectors, along...

Internal controls for QC and inspectors, along with those same standards applied to their suppliers.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-15-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,820
Posted By AspektZA
Last I heard, it was a demand from the IG Metall...

Last I heard, it was a demand from the IG Metall workers union that demanded the high-volume Golf be built in Wolfsburg again.

Country of assembly has zero impact on quality control.

BMW's...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-12-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By AspektZA
What's the use case here? If you need...

What's the use case here?


If you need more than one wipe, just set them to auto?
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-12-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By AspektZA
Bosch 8160

Bosch 8160
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-06-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By AspektZA
1Z used to make a glass polish that was excellent...

1Z used to make a glass polish that was excellent for clearing waxy deposits, hard water spots, and bug gut etching.


https://www.autogeek.net/dia-glasswork-restorer.html


I've found this...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 01-05-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,697
Posted By AspektZA
I would consider shorting your oil changes to 5k....

I would consider shorting your oil changes to 5k.


I've read UOAs of APR tunes that indicate it elevates fuel dilution.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-04-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By AspektZA
Probably 5-10% of that surface area then.

Probably 5-10% of that surface area then.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 01-04-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,927
Posted By AspektZA
I can go a whole 10k interval without adding oil,...

I can go a whole 10k interval without adding oil, or the car using any amount the warrants topping off.
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