Miscellaneous tests and other stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into other categories.
Also, topics that frequently are raised in discussions.
Stock airbox modification – Flow testing the Mk7 stock airbox with additional holes.
Stock modified airbox vs aftermarket – Comparing flow performance of the stock airbox vs aftermarket with a larger turbo.
Stock DV versus BOV – How well does a BOV perform compared to the stock DV.
IS20 and IS38 Wastegate Adaptation – The steps I went through to calibrate the wastegate actuator.
Grill intake scoop – Several tests to investigate what, if anything, the intake grill scoop does.
Block off plate and underhood temperatures – Comparing the underhood temperature near the oil filter with and without blocking the passenger side duct.
Bicooler outlet temperature with the AC on – Comparing the temperature from the bicooler with a stock location and FMIC with AC operating.
Bicooler blues – Evaluating the performance of a Mk7 bicooler intercooler.
Custom Performance Engineering Mounts – Review of cp-e engine and transmission mounts for the Mk7.
Intercooler test trends – Trends observed using different intercooler configurations on the GTI.
Bicooler spacer mod – fitting the Majesty bicooler hose to the stock IC.
FMIC and SMIC with AC On – Comparing the temperature out of different style intercoolers with the Air Conditioning on.
Turbo Inlet Pipes and Boost – Comparing stock and aftermarket inlet pipe boost onset / turbo spool changes.
Stock vs Aftermarket ICs – Comparison of the performance of the stock GTI IC and an aftermarket stock location IC.
IS38 turbo with IS20 tune – What happens when driving with an IS38 turbo on an IS20 tune?
Cobb IS38 OTS tune – Comparing the Cobb GTI IS38 OTS tune with a customer IS38 tune from EQT.
Intake power gains – Comparing an aftermarket intake to stock to see if acceleration performance changes.
APR vs Modified stock – APR carbon fiber closed intake compared with a modified stock GTI airbox during street pulls.
IAT Sensor Lies – Measurements from the IAT sensor compared with a temperature sensor at the IC outlet.
IAT During Cruising – Measurements from the IAT sensor during cruising show how the sensor inaccurately reports the temperature leaving the intercooler.
FMIC vs SMIC trends – Overall trends of front mounts and stock mount ICs that I have used.
Product Reliability – Discussion of the processes involved with determining a product’s reliability.