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Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-09-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By ReadTheBook
That is very surprising considering Mann is one...

That is very surprising considering Mann is one of the best air filter makers out there. My experience has been the polar opposite on numerous cars using Mann filters. They always seem to be as good...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-08-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By ReadTheBook
Good time to pick up a fluid extractor too if...

Good time to pick up a fluid extractor too if anyone needs one of those.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 08-08-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By ReadTheBook
MK7 GTI OEM DSG Fluid kit

Pentosin FFL-2 is the factory fill according to Pentosin's fact sheet.
The kit is part # 8038207kit

"Pentosin FFL-2 is the only approved first fill and service fill transmission fluid for the...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-08-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By ReadTheBook
This was my suspicion as well, Pentosin or VAICO...

This was my suspicion as well, Pentosin or VAICO TF DSG made in Germany, which ECS also sells.

Why did you choose Liqui-Moly? Just curious. I also have my reservations about using a Myele filter...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-08-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By ReadTheBook
Anyone Using Non-VW Branded DSG fluid?

In the eBay coupon thread I posted that DSG kits could be had for just under $65 shipped, they are third party fluid though (Febi) with a Meyle filter. I wanted to move that discussion here to a...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-08-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By ReadTheBook
Sure, and I think most people do. I'm going to...

Sure, and I think most people do. I'm going to start another thread about this so we don't hijack the eBay deals thread.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-08-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By ReadTheBook
DSG Service kits can be had for under $65 shipped...

DSG Service kits can be had for under $65 shipped if you're cool with Febi-Bilstein DSG fluid and Meyle DSG filter.

I haven't seen anyone report using these but I'm sure people are. Any reason not...
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 08-07-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,998
Posted By ReadTheBook
Glad it was helpful to you. The 3m VHB tape that...

Glad it was helpful to you. The 3m VHB tape that came with my A119 has held strong in CA heat w/o issue.
Forum: Exterior / Interior Care (washing, detailing, exterior repairs) 08-07-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By ReadTheBook
I had amazing results with Lexol Cleaner and...

I had amazing results with Lexol Cleaner and Conditioner in our '90 Cabby, different leather obviously, but I just wanted to say that the product really does a pretty great job despite some youtube...
Forum: Golf Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 08-07-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,355
Posted By ReadTheBook
My wife's 1.8 Auto has 39k on it. No real issues,...

My wife's 1.8 Auto has 39k on it. No real issues, but the take off from a standstill is always a little sudden/jerky and the shifts from 1-2 can be the same.

I will probably do trans drain and...
Forum: Golf Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 08-07-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By ReadTheBook
Thanks everyone for confirming my feeling....

Thanks everyone for confirming my feeling. Ordered plugs and will give it a shot. May even toss the coils from my GTI on her car and get myself the RS3 coils. My coils have 20k less miles on them,...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-07-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By ReadTheBook
This x1000. I went through it too.

This x1000. I went through it too.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-07-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By ReadTheBook
With APR, if they scanned the car, they'd see it...

With APR, if they scanned the car, they'd see it had been tuned.

Perhaps its one of these quiet "known issues" that pop up here and there and the directive is to simply replace regardless because...
Forum: Golf Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 08-06-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By ReadTheBook
Plugs was my first instinct but didnít know if...

Plugs was my first instinct but didnít know if there was a known thing with stumble. Thought Iíd read something about it here or there.

We are in CA so itís 91 for us, and we do run it.

I...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-04-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,647
Posted By ReadTheBook
So your info says you're in the Seattle area....

So your info says you're in the Seattle area. There are 7-10 VW dealerships in the Seattle metro by my quick searching and count. If you car is under warranty, and I presume it is given your join...
Forum: Golf Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 08-03-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By ReadTheBook
'15 Golf SE Engine Stumble

Wife's '15 SE has pretty noticeable engine stumble at idle.
No issues on acceleration. No codes/CELs. No tune, no mods.
Nearly 39k on the car, purchased Nov 2014.
Has predominantly run Costco or...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-02-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,392
Posted By ReadTheBook
You'd never know these numbers were true living...

You'd never know these numbers were true living in the Bay Area. There's more than a dozen, and probably closer to twenty or so e-golf/Golf/GTI/R cars in my lot. My office building isn't that big...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 08-02-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By ReadTheBook
Walmart is almost never listed, but I've done...

Walmart is almost never listed, but I've done this rebate 4 times and never had an issue using a receipt from there.

Last time I did Pep Boys because they had it selling for the same price as...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 07-31-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,143
Posted By ReadTheBook
So I tried this. It worked well for a time, but...

So I tried this. It worked well for a time, but in changes of weather I found I needed two in the colder temps and that's just here in the Bay Area.

As an aside, the ECS kit, I found, was a janky...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 07-30-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By ReadTheBook
This is the likely correct answer. I have...

This is the likely correct answer.

I have had this issue on two different MK7s both times with both rear windows it was the regulators that were replaced. I have a thread on it here someplace.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 07-19-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By ReadTheBook
Why would you buy a key that doesn’t have GTI on...

Why would you buy a key that doesn’t have GTI on it, making it not a GTI key?
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-19-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,982
Posted By ReadTheBook
I noticed similar when I switched from factory...

I noticed similar when I switched from factory fill to LM (not molygen).

I switched again to M1 Euro just to see how it is in this motor. Iíve run it for many years in other cars with no ill...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 07-19-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,421
Posted By ReadTheBook
I’ve been using this one for a while. Pretty good...

I’ve been using this one for a while. Pretty good results. I always mix with distilled water to prevent any deposits/algae in the tank. I had algae hit a BMW I once owned and I never want that again....
Forum: DIY Guides and Discussions 07-19-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,998
Posted By ReadTheBook
Yeah some people have tried from what Iíve seen...

Yeah some people have tried from what Iíve seen in random threats that I have come across but the consensus is that power up there is not steady enough and thereís not many wires were areas to tap...
Forum: Cosmetic Mods (interior & exterior modifications) 07-16-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By ReadTheBook
RGM silguard.

RGM silguard.
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