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Old 07-07-2018, 01:48 AM   #1
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Summer driving AZ or NV

I have a 2016 gti with a jb4. Had it for three years and in the summer I notice our cars become slugs. Starts to pull timing like crazy. Is everyone out here experiencing this?
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:03 AM   #2
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https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40388

Proper intercooler upgrade, enjoy consistency and power like summer doesn’t exist

Not saying mines the only choice, but an intercooler and or W/M is what you’ll need

I shipped one to TX yesterday and I’ll be installing one for a forum member from GA in about 20 mins
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:25 AM   #3
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I looked at the post. What does this kit run?
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:03 AM   #4
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Mine was like that in the summer. Installed an APR intercooler and never had that problem again.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:48 PM   #5
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^ same. APR IC in NV 115F yesterday. IATs stay much closer to ambient when I get on it. But ambient is still like a furnace out here, lol.
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:55 PM   #6
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I'll have to get a intercooler then. I'll search around. Thank you guys
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:35 PM   #7
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What's your feeling on blending some E85? Do you have it down by the river there? I've read in this forum guys having good success dialing in their JB4 with added ethanol to achieve cooler cylinder temps and less timing pull from octane. If that's an option, it might be a less invasive route to go.
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:13 AM   #8
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Best we have is 100 octane. No ethanol that I know of around here. I'd have to drive to Vegas.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:23 AM   #9
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I have a 2016 gti with a jb4. Had it for three years and in the summer I notice our cars become slugs. Starts to pull timing like crazy. Is everyone out here experiencing this?
Add a water/meth system, nothing cools like it. You can lower air temps well below ambient. Can't do that with an air to air intercooler no matter how big it is. Having said that, I do run both an APR intercooler and water/meth 100+ degree days and still have power like I do in Fall or Winter.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:24 AM   #10
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Best we have is 100 octane. No ethanol that I know of around here. I'd have to drive to Vegas.
Much the same for Vegas lately. Arco would carry it regular last year but the well has dried up so to speak. I'd have to drive to North Vegas Murphy's but rather take a slight power loss. On the upside, these VW's surprise me with how well the a/c in this heat.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:34 PM   #11
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The ac does work super well. It got to 117 the other day and that ac came in handy. I'm been researching different intercoolers and clutches because I want to start nodding. I've looked all over the forums to see what other people have gotten. So much information I'm torn. I want to do Jake's fmic. Either dkm pr southbend clutch. Then from there get some power down. The problem is I'm not super car savvy. So some of the technical information I read here I dont really understand.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:24 PM   #12
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The problem is I'm not super car savvy. So some of the technical information I read here I dont really understand.
You are not the only one, donít worry, just ask what you need, 90% of people on the forum are great helpers.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:13 PM   #13
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Im afraid to ask because I usually see the "use the search function and stop being lazy" responses.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:56 AM   #14
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I've had good success running 3 gallons of e85 per tank. Running catless DP and JB4 with 24PSI peak boost in 100+ average temps in AZ. makes the ar smell better too.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:29 PM   #15
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Anyone going to the SCCA autocross this weekend at wildhorse pass?

Edit: event is on this site; http://www.mindthecones.com/
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Anyone going to the SCCA autocross this weekend at wildhorse pass?

Edit: event is on this site; http://www.mindthecones.com/


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Old 09-15-2018, 06:05 PM   #17
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