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  2. I'd be grateful to hear people's opinions on how well a job the climate windscreen does of keeping heat out of the cabin on warm / hot days. There's plenty of posts over the interweb on the job it does of defrosting an icy screen but not very much on keeping the cabin cooler! I'm looking at speccing leather seats on my next R but I'm not a huge fan of how uncomfortably hot they can get in the summer. Does the climate windscreen actually work (as claimed) to keep the cabin cooler? Grateful for any nuggets of advice anyone can offer!
  3. My VW app and gdpr

    Is this for the "My VW" (Just shows service history etc) app or the "VW Connect" app? (One that connects to the dongle, logs trips etc) I use the VW connect app all the time, but have found the "My VW" app not worth the bother. Took many back-and-forth chats and emails jut to get my first service to show up in there. 2nd one didnt show, and I CBA to chase them again to have it show up. Not sure what else the My VW app can do?
  4. 7.5R

    Nice one! Pics?
  5. BCS Resonator Delete

    Hi George The minimum quantity for a group buy would be 10 - the price lowers to £250.75 inc VAT + Shipping. best regards Nige
  6. North Wales Drive

    Did a simular trip in mid Wales last year with some Macan buddy’s started in llandridnod wells and drove out through some fantastic scenery and back to a nice evening meal together. a great time had by all and a little fun where safely able. 😃
  7. MK7R Clutch Upgrades - Calling all manual owners!

    Yes, squeaks, whines, rattles & chattering is all part of the fun of owning a sintered clutch. Unfortunately it is "normal".
  8. £1800 to replace steering rack!!!!!

    Also another thing to note, if your mechanic is good and accurate, they should be able to put the steering knuckle exactly how they disconnected it, It's a spleened connection, and if it's one teeth out your steering wheel will be lop sided even though the car is tracking straight. If this happens you'll have to remove and disconnect the battery, remove the airbag and re-align the steering wheel at the steering side.... Take note that VAG systems don't like to be disconnected from a 12v supply, cause a spike in power has put my steering back into red icon mode!!! If this happens you need to bring the car back to a specialist to get the turning curve re downloaded !!! I hope this is somewhat useful for someone. Derek. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. North Wales Drive

    Hi totally agree I’m originally from Bangor nr snowdon so I know a few of the very nice scenic and great driving roads I’ve had few big smiles on me face driving on these roads Im gonna have to go I’d like to go in my current car that would be memorable On them lovely flowing twisty roads
  10. North Wales Drive

    I have been going up to Anglesey since the early 1980's in various cars, it's always been a great hoot. their are some great roads in and around Snowdonia heading up to Anglesey and down the west coast or the Marches. will likely do central Wales next time round. far prefer these types of meets to full organised events or those in say a Peterborough carpark and just driving around town. decent meal, decent chats and lovely roads, what more is there
  11. WHITE R BEEN STOLEN midlands

    Horrible situation to read just glad you and family are ok.
  12. Must have spec

    Agree with pretty much all that with some provisos (at the end of post lol) for me buying a car, any car it's a mix of fitting in with needs of what it's required for, it's driveability then it's looks. i tend to sort options that way as well, it's also why options are such a personal and often emotional choice. with the R being such a good drivers car, I really only felt the need to add DCC for the driving part and the black Pret's with other black Pret's for the looks, the pano roof was a driving, Comfort thing and adds to the overall looks. sound system for me was pointless as I never have music overly loud, I am utterly tone deaf, I have the dog in the back a lot which means the sub would be a pain. due to some initial mix up, the dealer fitted for free (and warranty) 95% rear tints, I really like them, they look good and great for summer with dog in the back. due to the car needing to match a lifestyle thing, dog walking, mtb, shooting etc, the Hearse was a rather obvious choice. as a polar opposite to @Dan_7R in that I am not overly bothered about the exhaust note, main thing no drone and the 7.5 Hearse is not Vader for a 4pot. Also I would never buy a 3 door small car again, great when I was single 18-22 age type of thing but utterly pointless these days - it's that options being very personal thing, then add in choice of colour, it's a minefield of ruffling people feathers lol. good luck with your personal trip down the options aisle, consider yourself lucky the Golf does not have that many as the basic spec is pretty good.
  13. Mk7.5 Estate Exhaust

    mk 7 (pre-facelift) estate had one pipe exit from the backbox per side that then split to the double exit like a y-piece - I believe one of these was a "dummy" for show only and never passed gas through it. This could well be wrong, but from various searches on here as to how to remove and paint the tail pipe trims this is my understanding of things. 7.5 facelift estate has 2 exit pipes per side from the backbox, each leading to a chrome tailpipe trim, and none of these is valved. All 4 operate all the time - the soot build up on mine will confirm this! As always I could be wrong with some of this, so feel free to correct away!
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  15. North Wales Drive

    I’m originally from north wales and have some very fond memories of some great driving roads there in some entertaining cars, 3dr Sierra Cosworth, Lotus Sunbeam, gti’s i used to go watch rallies forest and tarmac
  16. WHITE R BEEN STOLEN midlands

    Agree, unfortunately across the board fines and punishments are too soft at times. people driving without insurance, without mot, with no driving licence. shop lifters etc etc resiting arrest, assaulting police, paramedics, firemen doing their jobs need toughened up start at the basic things tighten them up and then those committing crimes such as burglary, muggings etc can start receiving for tough sentences. admittedly I am all for the death sentence for certain crimes, helps reduce overcrowding.....
  17. Fire extinguisher install

    I had a wee look at this but have not got around to getting one yet, I’m away to do spa in October so will need one in car as I’ve been told it’s a requirement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Folks, Has anyone installed a fire extinguisher in the passenger foot-well? If so, which one and how? Failing that, is there anywhere else in the car people tend to keep them? Cheers, Dave
  19. VW Screw up again.......

    I don't think this is just a VW issue , Audi have been delaying shipment of cars as well , some have been waiting at the Despatching Docks for weeks and have not been allocated or booked on to a ship at Audis instructions.
  20. Mk7.5 Estate Exhaust

    IIRC facelift 7.5 estates have a valved system which can use all 4 exhaust tips unlike the pre facelift
  21. Hi Guys, First post so go easy! Hopefully someone can help. I have recently had fitted Sachs performance clutch kit, sintered version & New flywheel. Clutch seems to be as expected, a lot harsher in first gear but now I'm used to it great fun. The issue i am having is on clutch engagement at slow speeds there is a squeak or whine that is mighty annoying. I have spoken to who i purchased it from and they have said this can be normal, am i being told the whole truth? The chap that fitted it and applied stage 1 & 2 APR maps did not think it should be as loud, but is not sure what to do or if there is anything that can be done. I'm not massively fussy but squeaking at the lights is not what i had in mind. Golf R 2015 Muffler Delete Scorpion Sports Cat R600 Intake APR 2 Sachs Clutch Upgrade
  22. MK7R Clutch Upgrades - Calling all manual owners!

    Hi Guys, First post so go easy! Hopefully someone can help. I have recently had fitted Sachs performance clutch kit, sintered version & New flywheel. Clutch seems to be as expected, a lot harsher in first gear but now I'm used to it great fun. The issue i am having is on clutch engagement at slow speeds there is a squeak or whine that is mighty annoying. I have spoken to who i purchased it from and they have said this can be normal, am i being told the whole truth? The chap that fitted it and applied stage 1 & 2 APR maps did not think it should be as loud, but is not sure what to do or if there is anything that can be done. I'm not massively fussy but squeaking at the lights is not what i had in mind. Golf R 2015 Muffler Delete Scorpion Sports Cat R600 Intake APR 2 Sachs Clutch Upgrade
  23. Pets and Petrolheads!

    Hendrix 12 and Comanche 8 months
  24. £1800 to replace steering rack!!!!!

    That's a very wise thing to do, I didn't know third party extended warranty exists lol! Tbh I'd like to think I've got a good idea about cars, and generally if you replace parts like for like you're golden! Knowing where to source the parts for cheap is an art in itself! I think if you're having to involve companies be prepared for down time as there's more people involved. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. £1800 to replace steering rack!!!!!

    That's a very wise thing to do, I didn't know third party extended warranty exists lol! Tbh I'd like to think I've got a good idea about cars, and generally if you replace parts like for like you're golden! Knowing where to source the parts for cheap is an art in itself! I think if you're having to involve companies be prepared for down time as there's more people involved. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. TTRS clutch upgrade????

    The above information relates to an updated clutch for the 6 speed manual box Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. WHITE R BEEN STOLEN midlands

    Anyone who breaks in to someone's property should be in prison for a long time. No exceptions. The law is far too soft and needs to be changed. How do we go about - I'm not sure. Perhaps we all approach our local MP's?
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