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Offline JBOOG

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Going to Stage 1
« on: October 29, 2019, 11:51:26 AM »
Hi, have just joined the mk5 club with a 2005 gti 111000 miles.  Could someone suggest any maintenance checks I should have done before going to rtech for stage 1.

Also are there any suggested modifications that are recommended before tune. I see exhaust and induction kit are suggested elsewhere. Neither seem to make a massive difference? And am confused about the different types of both. 
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Re: Going to Stage 1
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 05:53:27 PM »
Probably best to just try the Stage 1 tune first and see if you like it.  That's enough for a lot of people.  You can do exhausts and intakes afterwards but they yield relatively little extra gains compared to what the tune gives.

As for pre-map maintenance, cam follower, fresh oil, scan and fix any fault codes, replace DV and PCV etc, check boost pipes aren't leaking etc.  The usual stuff.


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Re: Going to Stage 1
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2019, 09:38:44 PM »
Defo can follower check. If it deteriorates can be a pricey fix. Not too expensive a job

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Re: Going to Stage 1
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2019, 09:41:10 PM »
I'd also advise taking your car to a German car specialist rather than VW garage.
I got great advice plus at least one of mechanics will probably have owned a GTI at some point