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Old 05-02-2015, 09:25 AM #1
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Pootie sprung bolt. Yes/no?
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:16 AM #2
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No. Causes excessive wear on the valve o-rings.

if you feel like something different, run pooty's bolt without the spring. Very marginal difference between it and stock but at least no wear.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:39 PM #3
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I say avoid the products period. Stock is your best bet. Well fit orings will perform far better than any sprung bolt kit. Th Pooty bolt has no increase in performance over stock as they are both flat faced.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:11 AM #4
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I agree...some will swear by a pooty bolt, I'm glad it works out great for them...the stock bolt is excellent though so why would you want to mess with that? The only benefit i see is fsdo issues...but a properly lubed drivetrain won't have any anyways. Plus if you install one you should either remove your drivetrain after play or your detents, as the spring pushes your bolt forward with no pressure and it will rest on your detents causing eventual premature failure. Not a big deal, but you can avoid that even by sticking with stock.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:29 PM #5
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No. Causes excessive wear on the valve o-rings.

if you feel like something different, run pooty's bolt without the spring. Very marginal difference between it and stock but at least no wear.

How can any bolt cause the orings on the outside of a valve to get more wear?
If the spring is binding then it can shift the valve sure. But that means the valve is not modded or it's the wrong spring..
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:44 PM #6
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How can any bolt cause the orings on the outside of a valve to get more wear?
If the spring is binding then it can shift the valve sure. But that means the valve is not modded or it's the wrong spring..
More than likely the spring, as I haven't noticed any problems with just the bolt. At the end of the day, the GTi operates perfectly fine as a balanced spool without almost any FSDO problems that other balanced spools that use a spring to give forward bias has.
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:13 PM #7
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I have found 1 downside if you had your stock bolt modded; I am starting to get cracks on the rear of the bolt where the spring sits; its not causing any sealing issues thus far, but if the cracks grow I will need to replace the bolt. That being said it took 3+ seasons of lots of heavy use for this to happen.

YMMV.

I do like having the spring option, its really nice up here in the Northeast when its less than 55 degrees outside.
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:33 PM #8
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I was running a pooty bolt, springless when I got my GTI. Came that way from the person who I traded with. I had more issues with it than not. As simple as it is to adjust the GTI with the dwell, I'd prefer setting the board at all stock and letting it be, unless major issues present themselves.

Replaced the pooty bolt with a stock GTI bolt about a month ago, running it with no spring. Haven't had any issues yet, and all the things that I was experiencing with the pooty bolt have magically stopped happening. Some people swear by them, some people don't. All just a matter of personal preference.
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Some people swear by them, I just swear at them.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:48 AM #10
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Thanks everyone. I think I'll leave it stock.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:14 PM #11
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The people that wear by these products are just doing so because they shelled out money for them and don't want to feel as though they wasted their money...which they did.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:26 PM #12
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The people that wear by these products are just doing so because they shelled out money for them and don't want to feel as though they wasted their money...which they did.
Nice thread necro. But no, I tend to be honest with any and all upgrades. I feel that pooty's flatface handled paint slightly better in my GTi (sans spring), and would be interesting to experiment with the spring w/ viton valve o-rings to see if the wear problem could be overcome.

Although it cracking a bolt seems a bit excessive. Maybe one of those things you buy if your in the deep of winter and want an option to help overcome FSDO if it rears its head.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:30 PM #13
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It's only necro if it's over a month

I'm playing catchup in the forums. I just saw no need for anything other than factory as I've literally broken like a dozen balls in the 3 years I've owned my GT, and I'm blaming the paint for those not the gun. Broken in o-rings eliminate FSDO and I play in pretty cold weather. But hey, if the bolt works for some people who am I to judge...that's just my opinion though.
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