#AskDAP Show Episode 36 |Answering your VW and Audi Questions

April 28, 2016

The AskDAP show is a show we put together with questions that come to us via Email, Twitter or questions we stumble on that we think might be helpful to the VW and Audi community.  We will be putting out these shows regularly and answering questions in video format.  To keep up with the latest episodes or videos we put out, subscribe to the DAP YouTube Channel.  To ask a question for the show send us an email to info@shopdap.com be sure to put #AskDAP in the subject line.

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Questions answered on Episode 36 of the AskDAP Show


Links to questions answered above

1.What is the expected life of VW brakes and how should I check them?  Also should you replace rotors with pads every time.

2.MK7 GTI has a clunking noise when shifting 1st to 2nd gear, I replaced the dogbone mount but it still there.  Any idea?

3.I have a ticking noise coming from my engine after installing an intake, should I be concerned?

4.New to VW and wanted to make sure I have any common special tools I might need.

5.I have an early revision MK7 GTI turbo and wanted to get it updated under warranty before it expires, is this possible?



Links to Parts Talked about




MK7 GTI Performance Engine Mounts




Triple Square Tool Set for VW and Audi Owners



MK7 GTI Stock Turbo

MK7 GTI Turbo Upgrade to IS38



About the Host (Paul Barrett)

I have been a VW enthusiast and  professional since 2001.  I have worked in most roles in a VW dealers from Dealer Tech to Parts Manager.  With the AskDAP show we hope that by answering that 1 questions it might help others who dont know where these type of questions can be answered.

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on #AskDAP Show Episode 36 |Answering your VW and Audi Questions.
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    Good Day I’m Derick Watts from South Africa,driving a 2007 Vw Passat 2.0fsi Highline,with 101600km,the problem I’m having is my car misfires now an then weather its hot or cold and jerks,I took it to the garage and according to them they replaced all the ignition coils,the problem wasn’t solved,I took it back to the Vw garage and then I was told its a injector Fault,I had the injectors redone by injector specialist who told me to replace only 1 which was faulty,but nothing pops up on d Instruments on the dashboard,some days the car drives smooth then on other days it jerks,Now should I replace all the injectors or is it the coils,I’m running out of hope Please help

    • Paul Barrett

      You will have to see if the misfire on the the same or a new cylinder. If its on the same 1 then you have something else going on. If a new one then you might want to replace them. Also one note you might want to replace the spark plugs. Also be sure that you have quality plugs in the car. I have seen plenty of people use autolite plugs and chase misfire because of them. Stick with Bosch or NGK.

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