Switched to 205/60r16 winter tires, it's like a budget lift, no rubbing, and a plush ride! They're goodyear wintercommand, not the "ultra" version, they look pretty beefcake, but probably won't know about snow performance till I head west in march.
Yeah. Their such a pita with the new, thicker orings. I still gotta mount my fmic ..fixed my intercooler hoses on both sides with new o-rings.... truly PITA to install hoses back on. now I am very SORE all over..... LOL I used SIL-Glyde and lubed them on o-rings and intercooler pipes on the lips, it helped a lot.
front brake rotors and pads replaced due to warped/vibration braking.
DSG service coming up this weekend as she is approaching 160k miles.
LOL yep. Im all sore all over because I put nearly my whole body weight of 210 lbs to pull it to close into the intercooler.Yeah. Their such a pita with the new, thicker orings. I still gotta mount my fmic ..
You would be correct. I switched to a Malone tune after I did the DPF delete as Kerma does not have a commercial tune available. I found the difference in performance between the two minimal, with the exception of mpg (certainly because of the deleted hardware). I mostly did it because my dieselgate warranty was up and the car was regenning every few days.I, too, would just delete everything, but I already have the Kerma tune, and my impression was that they are not ones to support the deletion of emissions related devices.
Any tips on how to release the hose retaining clips?LOL yep. Im all sore all over because I put nearly my whole body weight of 210 lbs to pull it to close into the intercooler.
SIL-Glyde helped a lot. A member posted about that years ago and I found it and tried it and yep it works. Drove 200 miles yesterday she drives a lot better and much less NVH of engine idle and exhaust smells better like an old school bus. Fuel economy is back to normal.
Glad you are ok. That swerve probably saved both your lives, or at least serious injuries. Crossing the centre line sucks, it’s not always the result of inattention, don’t be too hard on the other guy.Well it wasn't today but the weekend before last a car crossed the line and ended my 2014 GSW. I cranked it as hard as I could for the ditch breaking my hand for the effort but it saved my life!
It was a rental car with proper winter tires.Glad you are ok. That swerve probably saved both your lives, or at least serious injuries. Crossing the centre line sucks, it’s not always the result of inattention, don’t be too hard on the other guy.
Although it looks very likely he/she was running M+S tires, not proper winters.
wow you went hardcore on your JSW. she earns the treatment.Yesterday:
Washed - Iron Decon -Rinse - Clayed - Washed - Sealed w/ Turtle wax ceramic (new product I decided to try out instead of my usual Japanese wax, we'll see how it holds up. Very slick upon initial feel.)
Also ceramic coated the wheels, roof bars, headlights, door trim.
All in all about 7 hours with some breaks but well worth it, she's lookin' good now!
Oh - also did a fuel filter change.
Yep I admit I enjoy working on MK6 JSW's and Jetta Mk6 Sedan more than the 2015 B7 Passat and my old MK4 ALH wagon.My son bought this JSW in January, but it's been sitting, freshly detailed and ceramic coated, in the IDParts warehouse while he drove his MKIV through the winter. But today we did an oil and all filters change so he could take it home.
We've done countless fluid and filter services together on his and my MKIVs, but this was a first time on a MK6. Pretty easy.