Go Back  AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community > Automotive Discussion > Car Talk
Reload this Page >

civicdrivr's Golf R & Previous Cars Thread **New Car (page 123)**

Notices

civicdrivr's Golf R & Previous Cars Thread **New Car (page 123)**

 
Old 03-12-2019, 11:58 AM
  #5241  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,278
Received 4,796 Likes on 2,930 Posts
Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
Couldn't you use nail polish remover and permanently delete the on/off symbol?
It's backlit, so the paint on the knob is around it the power icon, if that makes sense.
civicdrivr is online now  
Old 03-12-2019, 12:07 PM
  #5242  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
I wonder if you're allowed to lemon law based on that knob?
rockstar143 is online now  
Old 03-12-2019, 02:26 PM
  #5243  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
It's backlit, so the paint on the knob is around it the power icon, if that makes sense.
Shiett.. I'd just order the other knob and make it a real delete.. forever in your mind you'll know behind that piece of tape.. is a canted backlit symbol of oppression.
Majofo is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by Majofo:
civicdrivr (03-13-2019), TylerT (03-12-2019)
Old 03-12-2019, 06:46 PM
  #5244  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
Hitler's last design before he was stopped.
rockstar143 is online now  
The following 2 users liked this post by rockstar143:
civicdrivr (03-13-2019), Costco (03-13-2019)
Old 03-13-2019, 11:09 AM
  #5245  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,278
Received 4,796 Likes on 2,930 Posts
Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
Shiett.. I'd just order the other knob and make it a real delete.. forever in your mind you'll know behind that piece of tape.. is a canted backlit symbol of oppression.
I legitimately thought about that, but this option was cheaper.
civicdrivr is online now  
Old 03-13-2019, 02:54 PM
  #5246  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
You never opt for the cheapest solution though in any other regard.
You always do things right.
rockstar143 is online now  
Old 03-13-2019, 02:56 PM
  #5247  
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 27,628
Received 2,247 Likes on 1,339 Posts
Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
You never opt for the cheapest solution though in any other regard.
You always do things right.
You're saying to opt for the final solution?
Costco is offline  
The following users liked this post:
CLtotheTL32 (03-14-2019)
Old 03-13-2019, 02:58 PM
  #5248  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
I'm saying I've never seen Morgan do something because it was the cheapest option.
rockstar143 is online now  
Old 03-13-2019, 03:09 PM
  #5249  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,278
Received 4,796 Likes on 2,930 Posts
Correction - cheapest and fastest option

I'm all about $$$ vs time these days. Besides, I don't even know if you can order the knobs
civicdrivr is online now  
Old 03-13-2019, 03:55 PM
  #5250  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
J's ass is the cheapest and fastest option
Majofo is offline  
Old 03-13-2019, 03:55 PM
  #5251  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
J has all the knobs


























































in his mouf
Majofo is offline  
Old 03-13-2019, 04:09 PM
  #5252  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,278
Received 4,796 Likes on 2,930 Posts
Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
J's ass is the cheapest and fastest option
That's why I'm a repeat customer!
civicdrivr is online now  
Old 03-13-2019, 05:05 PM
  #5253  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
if you build it,
they will come!
rockstar143 is online now  
Old 03-13-2019, 10:13 PM
  #5254  
Your Friendly Canadian
 
Aman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Age: 26
Posts: 16,766
Received 1,040 Likes on 800 Posts
By "they", he means himself... multiple times.
Aman is offline  
Old 03-14-2019, 06:10 AM
  #5255  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
if you don't take care of yourself, who will?
rockstar143 is online now  
Old 03-14-2019, 06:10 AM
  #5256  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
A man?
rockstar143 is online now  
Old 03-14-2019, 06:10 AM
  #5257  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
rockstar143 is online now  
Old 03-14-2019, 07:03 AM
  #5258  
Moderator
iTrader: (3)
 
CLtotheTL32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charlotte
Age: 30
Posts: 35,842
Received 8,614 Likes on 5,767 Posts
Everything is for sale at the right price
CLtotheTL32 is offline  
Old 03-14-2019, 07:08 AM
  #5259  
Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
justnspace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 81,214
Received 14,176 Likes on 10,524 Posts
yeah, if you dont like the power button, sale the car to me.
justnspace is offline  
Old 03-14-2019, 07:19 AM
  #5260  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
Ain't that the truth, CLtotheTL32
rockstar143 is online now  
Old 03-14-2019, 09:31 AM
  #5261  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
if you build it,
they will come!
I bet they do

Majofo is offline  
Old 03-14-2019, 10:05 AM
  #5262  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
more like Field of Cream!
am I right?
rockstar143 is online now  
Old 03-14-2019, 10:22 AM
  #5263  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,278
Received 4,796 Likes on 2,930 Posts
J has nice teeth.


Better not use them
civicdrivr is online now  
Old 03-14-2019, 11:39 AM
  #5264  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,673
Received 15,080 Likes on 11,228 Posts
I'm not savage, bro.
Plus, I want a second date. I know better.
rockstar143 is online now  
Old 03-20-2019, 01:12 AM
  #5265  
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 27,628
Received 2,247 Likes on 1,339 Posts
Been getting an itch for a new car recently (won't happen anytime soon)

I actually never minded how slow my BRZ was, in spite of coming from a big pushrod V8. E85 tune helped. What I'm missing is something more comfortable and practical. Really like the CTR - dynamically it's everything I want but there's too many interior and exterior quirks that aren't easy to change.

The shifter and clutch look like a lot of work, kinda spoiled by the cheap and easy clutch spring delete and great stock shifter on the twins (I put in a TRD quick shifter anyway). It's concerning that people say the stock clutch on the Mk7 R can slip even stock and not abused. Would hate to change the clutch on an AWD. I drive in traffic way too much, don't like the DSG for that.

Regardless, this looks like the complete package for me as a daily. I just need to hold off on a test drive lest I do something I regret.
Costco is offline  
Old 03-20-2019, 08:07 AM
  #5266  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
Pussy
Majofo is offline  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:09 AM
  #5267  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,278
Received 4,796 Likes on 2,930 Posts
You can always go the GTI route to save money on the initial purchase price (brand new are typically marked down, and used even more so). The clutch is still crappy, but you get a bit more headroom since it's the same clutch in the R IIRC. The clutch isn't too terrible to replace. The GTI is certainly much easier (unless you have the performance pack, then it's very similar to the R). But with the R, you can unbolt the bevel box from the trans housing and drop the trans without removing the subframe. It's a tight fit though. Most DIYers do it in about 12-14hrs over the course of a weekend. The shop I brought it to did it in less than 6hrs, but he typically does 2-3 clutch jobs a week.

Speaking of transmissions - I swapped the factory trans fluid out for Motul Gear 300 last night. In the process, I found out that VW has two different transmission housings - one with a fill plug and one without. Guess which one I have

Thankfully, there is a bolt that can be removed at the top of the transmission to add fluid, but you have to pay attention to how much you are adding so you don't overfill. VW is really pushing this lifetime fluid BS... The new fluid definitely smoothed out shifting once it's up to temp. I think gear lash at low speeds (which was amplified by the single mass flywheel) is lessened as well.
civicdrivr is online now  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:14 AM
  #5268  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts


Is there a dipstick?
Majofo is offline  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:30 AM
  #5269  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,278
Received 4,796 Likes on 2,930 Posts
Nope! The fill hole would typically be located between the black cap and the brass/brown sensor on the front of the housing, like this:



Instead, mine looks like this:



Filling through the shifter detent spring bolt hole actually seemed a bit easier, since you have more space to maneuver a flexible funnel. But, as I said, you just have to be mindful of how much fluid you are adding. These take 2.3l, and I drove the car pretty spiritedly before, so the old fluid was warm and thin and came out relatively easily. I wouldn't do this procedure with cold fluid.
civicdrivr is online now  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:32 AM
  #5270  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
Can you swap the housing, that's total bullshit mang.
Majofo is offline  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:33 AM
  #5271  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
That's some Kurt shit
FFS ​​​​kurtatx
Majofo is offline  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:34 AM
  #5272  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,278
Received 4,796 Likes on 2,930 Posts
I'm sure you can, but I'm not too worried about it. I'd rather put that money into a new turbo.
civicdrivr is online now  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:47 AM
  #5273  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
Nah, I meant pulling a buster and checking out everyone's R on the street
See what housings they're running
Race wars and what not
Majofo is offline  
The following users liked this post:
civicdrivr (03-20-2019)
Old 03-20-2019, 09:51 AM
  #5274  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
I guess you could probably tap and bung it with low-risk to it cracking
But probably want the housing off to make sure no metal bits get pushed in.
I'm sure your method is totally fine. Just total BS of VW to do this shit.
Majofo is offline  
Old 03-20-2019, 10:36 AM
  #5275  
Ex-OEM King
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 5,976
Received 1,757 Likes on 1,201 Posts
Originally Posted by Costco View Post
Been getting an itch for a new car recently (won't happen anytime soon)

I actually never minded how slow my BRZ was, in spite of coming from a big pushrod V8. E85 tune helped. What I'm missing is something more comfortable and practical. Really like the CTR - dynamically it's everything I want but there's too many interior and exterior quirks that aren't easy to change.

The shifter and clutch look like a lot of work, kinda spoiled by the cheap and easy clutch spring delete and great stock shifter on the twins (I put in a TRD quick shifter anyway). It's concerning that people say the stock clutch on the Mk7 R can slip even stock and not abused. Would hate to change the clutch on an AWD. I drive in traffic way too much, don't like the DSG for that.

Regardless, this looks like the complete package for me as a daily. I just need to hold off on a test drive lest I do something I regret.
Wut? Modern DSG isn't at all like SMG transmissions of old. The DSG in traffic is excellent and not at all jerky or lurchy like the old SMGs. If anything, the manual is more harsh than the DSG is. You just set the ACC to 60mph and let the car creep along by itself while you tool around on your phone and listen to music.

Also, you don't need to replace the clutch(es) to handle a lot more power.
SamDoe1 is online now  
The following users liked this post:
00TL-P3.2 (03-20-2019)
Old 03-20-2019, 10:38 AM
  #5276  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Wut? Modern DSG isn't at all like SMG transmissions of old. The DSG in traffic is excellent and not at all jerky or lurchy like the old SMGs. If anything, the manual is more harsh than the DSG is. You just set the ACC to 60mph and let the car creep along by itself while you tool around on your phone and listen to music.

Also, you don't need to replace the clutch(es) to handle a lot more power.
Sam just went on the same list as that fool who posted about "fun" cars
Majofo is offline  
The following users liked this post:
civicdrivr (03-20-2019)
Old 03-20-2019, 11:08 AM
  #5277  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,278
Received 4,796 Likes on 2,930 Posts
Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Wut? Modern DSG isn't at all like SMG transmissions of old. The DSG in traffic is excellent and not at all jerky or lurchy like the old SMGs. If anything, the manual is more harsh than the DSG is. You just set the ACC to 60mph and let the car creep along by itself while you tool around on your phone and listen to music.

Also, you don't need to replace the clutch(es) to handle a lot more power.
Maybe the 7DSG is much better at low speeds compared to the 6DSG, but my GTI was jerky as hell in traffic when I had it in auto mode - which is why it spent most of the time in manual mode. Even then, when the clutches would reengage (regardless of manual or auto mode), it would clunk into gear.

With the R, I can let out the clutch without touching the gas pedal and the car will creep along at 5-6mph without issue. The throttle can be touchy in race mode, so I usually drop it into eco mode to dull throttle on-off a bit when in bumper to bumper traffic - but it's still way smoother than my DSG ever was

Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
Sam just went on the same list as that fool who posted about "fun" cars
civicdrivr is online now  
Old 03-20-2019, 12:29 PM
  #5278  
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 27,628
Received 2,247 Likes on 1,339 Posts
The omission of the fill hole is stupid, especially if some housings have it while some don't.

I even looked into a front LSD, wavetrac is on my hypothetical wishlist

Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Wut? Modern DSG isn't at all like SMG transmissions of old. The DSG in traffic is excellent and not at all jerky or lurchy like the old SMGs. If anything, the manual is more harsh than the DSG is. You just set the ACC to 60mph and let the car creep along by itself while you tool around on your phone and listen to music.

Also, you don't need to replace the clutch(es) to handle a lot more power.
Hmm, I may need to check out the new one. I rode in a Mk6 GTI and didn't like the DSG in traffic. It was awesome doing a hard pull though!

It feels like I would be choosing the DSG not because I want it, but because the manual is more of a hassle.

Majofo
Costco is offline  
Old 03-20-2019, 01:52 PM
  #5279  
Ex-OEM King
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 5,976
Received 1,757 Likes on 1,201 Posts
Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
Sam just went on the same list as that fool who posted about "fun" cars
What part about sitting in traffic with a manual transmission car is "fun"?

I'd much rather be doing something else other than working the clutch for an hour, been there done that, letting the ACC deal with it is far better.

Driving the DSG on a great road with minimal traffic is still enjoyable and it's great to hear it do the DSG fart when changing gears. It's a blast.

Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
Maybe the 7DSG is much better at low speeds compared to the 6DSG, but my GTI was jerky as hell in traffic when I had it in auto mode - which is why it spent most of the time in manual mode. Even then, when the clutches would reengage (regardless of manual or auto mode), it would clunk into gear.

With the R, I can let out the clutch without touching the gas pedal and the car will creep along at 5-6mph without issue. The throttle can be touchy in race mode, so I usually drop it into eco mode to dull throttle on-off a bit when in bumper to bumper traffic - but it's still way smoother than my DSG ever was
Come on up to MN and I'll give you a ride. I certainly have no qualms with the way it engages, it's very smooth and basically feels like a competent manual transmission driver is in control. Maybe I should go test drive a GTI and find out... Did you have a mk7 GTI or a mk6?

Originally Posted by Costco View Post
The omission of the fill hole is stupid, especially if some housings have it while some don't.

I even looked into a front LSD, wavetrac is on my hypothetical wishlist

Hmm, I may need to check out the new one. I rode in a Mk6 GTI and didn't like the DSG in traffic. It was awesome doing a hard pull though!

It feels like I would be choosing the DSG not because I want it, but because the manual is more of a hassle.

Majofo
Yeah, the mk6 is ancient compared to the mk7 and even more so, the mk7.5. Night and day difference on a number of levels. Go test drive one. The GTI still has the 6DSG and the R (2018+) has the 7DSG, you can easily find out the differences. If you want an even better comparison, the 2015-2017 mk7 R has the 6DSG as well.
SamDoe1 is online now  
Old 03-20-2019, 02:03 PM
  #5280  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,093
Received 10,507 Likes on 7,669 Posts
Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
What part about sitting in traffic with a manual transmission car is "fun"?

I'd much rather be doing something else other than working the clutch for an hour, been there done that, letting the ACC deal with it is far better.
If you rather look at IG and find the perfect song to vibe out on than be hyper aggressive and swear at other people, idfwu



Majofo is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: civicdrivr's Golf R & Previous Cars Thread **New Car (page 123)**


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.