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  1. MKIV GTI
    So I have been doing my fair share of searching and reading, and I am just not finding something specifically oriented to my issue. I have had my mkiv for about 6-7 years now. Quick and short, 3 years ago was getting blue smoke, so instead of replacing the k03, went with k04 from ecstuning...
  2. MKIV GTI
    as far as cosmetics go, ill wait for now. First I want a great running, smooth '03 GTI. I bought many things that you guys all mentioned are pretty good for that car. However, i do not know the order in which to do the maintenance. Help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!! the car may...
  3. MKIV GTI
    01 GTI 1.8t 106k Oil pressure sensor was going off randomly but not frequently (prob 2x in a couple weeks). I had a CEL light on for a suck open thermostat.. so i went ahead and got the oil pressure sensor with the thermostat and did them both last night. Now with the new part in the car will...
  4. MKVI GTI
    3000 miles ago I tried finding the 0w-40 in the purple for my mkv, couldn't find it. Today as I went out to buy my oil I see that they finally have it on the shelf, question is does anyone have any info on Royal Purple and our MKV'S? Do you use it? And how does it compare to others? Thanks in...
  5. MKV GTI
    Hey guys, I haven't been on here in a while but i got a problem. My 06 GTI is constantly eating oil, and i was looking into buying an oil pressure and temp gauge to monitor it. I'm APR stage 2 with a bunch of supporting mods, and i already have a boost gauge. My problem is how to read oil...
  6. MKIV GTI
    I'm new to gti's as a just got my 2005 1.8t and i'm about to change the oil for the first time. I went to the store meaning to buy 5w-30 or 5w-40 and got distracted by the sale price of the oil i just bought.... it's pennzoil full synthetic 10w-30. Is this oil ok for the 1.8t living in san...
  7. MKIV GTI
    This is quite a long story to start, but here it goes. I have always taken my car to Jiffy Lube to get my oil changes. My last oil change they come to me at the end of the service and tell me, "Your oil drain plug is stripped" meaning they stripped it. They put a bigger drain plug in and said...
  8. MKV GTI
    Hey guys, So I know this has been discussed a million times before: our cars burn oil. No big surprise there right? Well I have noticed that my car has been burning a particularly large amount of oil since my last change. I have put two quarts in in the past 3000 miles, I am pretty sure it...
  9. MKIV GTI
    [Background info that may not be necessary] So about a month ago I took my 2002 1.8t gti to my local dealership to get my free coilpack and sunroof drain change. They changed my sunroof drain thing, but said my valve cover gasket was leaking and they wanted to repair that before they changed my...
  10. MKV GTI
    OK I really need some help guys. I checked my oil today and i was low. So I went and bought 2 quarts of Castrol Edge 5w40 Full synth. I take the oil cap off and there is this gunk or wtf it is all over it... Its a light grey color and its about the consistency of a melting milk shake. The car is...
  11. MKV GTI
    i took my mkv to a local wal mart (i know bad choice but my dad said he would pay if i took it there) to get my oil changed and they told me they couldn't do it because my oil pan may be stripped and they said it is a common problem with vw's because of the all aluminum oil pan combined with the...
  12. MKVI GTI
    So i bought my 06' GTI from some guy in Chicago and he says that you have to put a quart of oil in every 1,000 miles. Is that normal? Should i check something to see why it is burning so much oil? Any suggestions? :o
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