BUILD RedBeard’s 2018 GTI

RedBeard

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Washed up the car and installed the badge skins items I ordered, still need to install the front grill chrome delete one.

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RedBeard

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Have been waiting for this day for AWHILE. Car has been leaking coolant since like 4k miles, took it in at 9k and they couldn’t find a leak. Hopeful that it’s leaked enough now for them to fix it. 90% sure it’s the water pump/thermostat housing.

Called to setup an appointment and the earliest they can get me in is Sept 15th?? Seems crazy they would be that backlogged.

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RedBeard

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Did an oil change and cleaned my air filter and now getting a P2279 Intake Air System Leak.

Double checked the oil filter housing and fill cap are tight, and all the lines to the air box look good/tight. I’m wondering if since the filter is clean now that it’s flowing more air and it just needs a few drives to adapt?
 

RedBeard

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I cleared the code and it came back after a 5 min drive. Just pulled the oil cap, wiped it clean and ensured it was tight, cleared the code again and will see if it comes back when I go out for lunch.

Looking at the oil cap on FCP it appears it’s on revision C and my cap is revision A.

If it stays around I’ll pull the IE intake off and return to stock and then bring the issue up when I take the car in on the 15th for the coolant leak.
 
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