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BurgerGuy

Go Kart Champion
Location
Charlotte
Car(s)
'07 K04 GTI
Exhaust needs to be tested first. If it's good, then I'll be picking up O2 sensors. I only get misfires on cold starts because of the RFD.

Have been thinking about the RFD being a contributor to my issue. Since flaps aren't there to control the amount of air entering the chamber or create the "tumbling" effect I'm wondering if that could potentially be causing my trims to go lean.
 
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ROH ECHT

K04 PLAY
Location
PDX OR
Car(s)
2007 MKV GTI
Maybe it is...I haven't yet seen people with RFD posting this. But it could just mean they aren't making themselves aware. I wonder if the RF lever is sealed where it went into the manifold...but you've tested for inlet leaks, correct? Have you thought of a thread asking for LTFT values posted from folks with RFD? There are a great number of them with RFD in the UK...you could ask there as well; https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=3.0
 

ROH ECHT

K04 PLAY
Location
PDX OR
Car(s)
2007 MKV GTI
It's probable it is the O2s. If nothing physical(air and fuel related) is found, it has to be sensor reports...O2 or MAF.
 

BurgerGuy

Go Kart Champion
Location
Charlotte
Car(s)
'07 K04 GTI
New O2 sensors in along with a Fluidamper. Engine runs very smooth even with upgraded engine mounts. New sensors provided some performance improvement as well, but LTFT partial still sitting at +16.4 after resetting trims. My only guess is that there may be a vacuum leak elsewhere or the value is skewed for some other reason and I should forget all this and enjoy the car. It runs very well now.
 

ROH ECHT

K04 PLAY
Location
PDX OR
Car(s)
2007 MKV GTI
I, myself, would still be planning on testing both the air inlet and exhaust pre-MAF for leaks. Very thoroughly that is.

What intake do you have? Is it on this list? This is on a MK6 Golf R forum. They asked people to post their trims and added the range here when ten or so posted trims.
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BurgerGuy

Go Kart Champion
Location
Charlotte
Car(s)
'07 K04 GTI
Am using Unitronic's intake which they say is required hardware for their tune. The car definitely runs better with it compared to the BSH intake I had previously.
 

BurgerGuy

Go Kart Champion
Location
Charlotte
Car(s)
'07 K04 GTI
Well I got the car smoke tested again. Inlet and exhaust side. They found one leak in the DV dump tube which they fixed by tightening a clamp. Can feel the difference, but the numbers haven't changed. This tells me it's...
  • The tune
  • Something inside the engine (piston rings?) or...
  • MAF scaling even though I'm using their intake
Either way, the car runs great. Fuel economy could maybe be better, but that probably has more to do with my foot than anything else and it's probably pushing ~300whp so I'm not going to worry about it anymore.
 

ROH ECHT

K04 PLAY
Location
PDX OR
Car(s)
2007 MKV GTI
I would guess it is the intake at this point and hope to try other intakes....if I had close by friends who could help me with that. But, you know, it could be internal wear or temp sensors reporting a bit off. The only thing to do to check if it is the intake is restore the OE air-box, if it itself is tightly sealed, and run it a bit for comparison.
 
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Chumeta

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Vitoria-España
Hi, try removing the engine oil filler cap and make sure it doesn't smell like gasoline. For me it may be leakage from the high pump seals. You should also check if the oil level rises, although sometimes if it is a small leak it is hidden with the consumption of it. Try a different high pump (friend, scrap ...) to make sure before buying new. Do you have any modifications to the plunger or the pump itself? The seals usually give those symptoms, as well as rare lambda measurements
 

BurgerGuy

Go Kart Champion
Location
Charlotte
Car(s)
'07 K04 GTI
I switched the pump out a couple months ago for a brand new APR HPFP so I would be surprised if it's that. I bought it new and did not do the rebuild myself.
 
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