Koni Sports (Yellow) Damper Update

Per Tire Rack’s experience, the Koni Yellows feel like they have broken in some. My set has almost a month and a half of daily driven time now. Koni states that there is no break-in period but it certainly feels like the dampers have gotten smoother in their operation. After a month and a half of driving on them, they are absolutely great. Smooth body control and excellent ride quality.

I have now settled on 1/2 turn of adjustment on both front and rear dampers. They are just about perfectly dialed in for the type of roads that I see in L.A. I’ll save the discussion about rebound adjustment for an upcoming post.

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2.0T FSI Air Filter – Mann Filter OE Equivalent

Mann Filter - Part Number C41 110

I’ve done a few maintenance items the last few days. The fuel filter was one and now the air filter. Mann Filters has an OEM equivalent filter for the 2.0T FSI motor with the part number C41 110. I purchased it from Amazon. Mann most likely makes the original filter but the aftermarket Mann filter has a very slightly different look from the OEM filter. The foam is slightly lighter in color and softer but thicker in overall dimension. The filter material looks the same. It fits perfectly fine in the airbox. Anyway, it was around 15 dollars from Amazon, about 5 dollars cheaper than my local dealership.

Mann Air Filter - C41 110 - Edge Detail

Mann Filter - C41 110

Fuel Filter – Latest Revision – 1K0201051K

6.6 Bar Fuel Filter - Part Number 1K0 201 051 K

There is a new revision for the fuel filter with a 6.6 bar pressure regulator versus the older 6.4 bar regulator. Since I was due for one, I purchased one from TheVWPartsStore.com for about 35 shipped. The filter looks no different from the older version except for the 6.6 bar marking. The part number is 1K0 201 051 K.

6.6 Bar Marking - 1K0 201 051 K

The factory interval is around 40,000 miles I believe. The one I changed out had about 20,000 miles on it. When I first changed out my fuel filter, I noticed that a lot of the gas that spilled out was a muddy brown color. This time there was none of that.

Here’s a link to the fuel filter DIY. Excellent instructions. As always, when working with fuel, be careful. Work in an area with good airflow and no sources of ignition.