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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old October 9th, 2014, 16:28   #17176
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Installed a set of GLI seats into my Golf. Pretty easy, connectors matched. Found out the rear seatback with the seat belt strap was bent. When the seatback is in the car, the middle of the seatback is four inches forward. I'm guessing the donor car was in a rear end accident and the seatback is bent because of that. Looking on Ebay and Craigslist for a replacement.

Otherwise, great seats, much better than the stock cloth OEM ones.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 21:09   #17177
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Removed Muffler and added a very long resonator. Nice sound at low RPM no drone at high RPM its music to my ear for now.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 00:50   #17178
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Finally fixed my 'exhaust leak noise under load' by replacing the exhaust gaskets. MUCH better! It sounded almost exactly like it does when an injector leaks but it was not leaving the tell-tale soot around the injectors.

It looked like I had one of the exhaust gasket on up side down when I installed the 17/22 a couple years and 30k miles ago and it finally let me know. How I missed that the first time around I'll never know.
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Old October 11th, 2014, 15:17   #17179
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Sold it. No more highway miles with the new commute so I sold the 2012 Jetta and got a 2015 GTI. I'll still come by to read the stories when filling up at a "gasoline" station and such though. Now I have to remember to not pull up to the diesel/combo pump for you guys!
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Old October 11th, 2014, 15:48   #17180
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Installed Street Racer Coilovers two finger spaces above tires. Will allow it to settle ans allign next weekend.
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Old October 12th, 2014, 07:45   #17181
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Sold it. No more highway miles with the new commute so I sold the 2012 Jetta and got a 2015 GTI. I'll still come by to read the stories when filling up at a "gasoline" station and such though. Now I have to remember to not pull up to the diesel/combo pump for you guys!
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Old October 13th, 2014, 11:49   #17182
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Installed Street Racer Coilovers two finger spaces above tires. Will allow it to settle ans allign next weekend.
Now I need a Belly Pan any recommendations?
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Old October 13th, 2014, 12:09   #17183
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Panzer from DieselGeek

http://www.dieselgeek.com/MK6_Jetta_...ate_s/1844.htm

http://www.dieselgeek.com/MK6_Jetta_...ate_s/1845.htm
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Old October 13th, 2014, 16:05   #17184
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Refurbished the wiper linkage on the 4-dr last Saturday. One of the pivots was really hard to turn - that wiper motor must put out some serious torque.

Disassembled and re-greased after a clean up of the corrosion. I will find out in a couple of months if the grease is too thick for sub-zero temperatures.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 20:56   #17185
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In the past few (ok - LOTS of) days:
Pulled the head after diagnosing damaged lifters
Got replacement head from Franko6 that had sand in it, plus dinged up camshaft (more on that later), so then waited on an exchange for that.
Re-installed the head.
Pulled out the 5sp.
In went the 6sp. from Frans (more on that later, too)
Pressed new TT bushings into the LCAs
Then the GT1749VC from Xman (guess what - that didn't exactly go without a hitch either; let's just say my vendor experiences on this project haven't exactly been stellar)

(Now, just waiting on Malone tune....oh, pretty please...)

And then just tonight, diagnosed the driver airbag light that came on after I'd installed the FIS/MFA wiper stalk (bent a pin on the clock spring connector when putting everything back together).

Just took it for a spin around the block...nothing fell off or exploded, so I'm feeling pretty good about it (for now at least).

Now it's just the niggly stuff: Euro wipers; wiring up the multifunction steering wheel controls to control aftermarket head unit (speaking of which, anyone heard anything on when Pioneer is releasing its CarPlay firmware update???); getting the FIS cluster installed/IMMO matched; and probably 11 other things I'm forgetting.

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Old October 14th, 2014, 21:21   #17186
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Nice one, any chance we could meet up some time, currently up island for work till next week, would love to check out the butt dyno on that turbo!?
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Old October 14th, 2014, 22:01   #17187
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Pioneer has released the firmware for carplay already. it was released the beginning of the month. the forums for that is avic411.com

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Old October 15th, 2014, 00:32   #17188
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Nice one, any chance we could meet up some time, currently up island for work till next week, would love to check out the butt dyno on that turbo!?
Always game for a meet up with a fellow TDI geek. ; unfortunately, I'm away so often over the next three weeks, that I honestly just don't have the time. I'll be in Victoria mid-November if you want to meet up there.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 00:34   #17189
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Pioneer has released the firmware for carplay already. it was released the beginning of the month. the forums for that is avic411.com
You know - as I was typing that, I thought: Maybe I should do a quick search to see if the update was released. But then I got distracted by [who the hell knows what - internet has killed my attention span] and neglected to do so.
Downloading the update now....
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Old October 15th, 2014, 08:26   #17190
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You know - as I was typing that, But then I got distracted by [who the hell knows what - internet has killed my attention span]
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