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  2. @c5656: G060751A2 grease is intended for lubricating the sunroof tracks. I guess it would be OK for the door catch mechanism, but I reckon that a dry-lub (like silicon-spray) is better because it doesn't attract and hold air-borne detritus - which is probably more of a dirt-problem for folk entering/leaving the car than for the latch! I'm not sure about using any lubricant on the bonnet/boot struts because of unknown long-term effects on the strut mechanism (possible degradation of the strut- seals) If you think about how these struts spend their lives - almost ALL the time, they are in the closed position. So, the part of the strut arm that slides ain't really exposed to "gunk"!! My suggestion - maybe just a quick wipe with a dry cloth is all that's needed on the struts (if needed at all) - again, IMO Don
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  4. Hey all, Got a 7.5 golf r 2019 and putting some wind deflectors on it. Ordered team heko ones and fitted them, problem is the left folding mirror catches when I lock the car. Im going to be sending these back, can anyone recommend any brands in the UK that wont catch on power folding mirrors? Or to save me sending these back is there a way to adjust how far the mirror folds? Its catching by a few mm. Thanks
  5. Ok thanx all, I can’t live with it if there is a problem my ocd would destroy me πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ I will have to book it back in with Vw as it is still under the extended warranty. Am I correct they can put a dye in that can show up a leak ? I might ask them to do this. thanx
  6. Guys, there is no question... White is the best colour by a mile!!! The contrast between the black plastic and blue brake discs and bits is unreal. I honestly didn't even mull it over....
  7. I am ashamed to say that I β€œenjoy” both lower speeds and lower mpg. Since I do 90% urban driving, and traffic is terrible, I get 20-22 most of the time, and below that if I’m a bit more throttle-happy πŸ™‚ What is fun is seeing the range (re fuel left) go up when I do get on a highway for a long haul πŸ™‚ it’s like I’m producing fuel from the air
  8. In some areas it is readily available, but in many places it is uncommon that stores hold PS4s in 18 and you have to special order them (and sometimes wait months). Still, the only one who knows is @Hertsman, so, bro …
  9. I would class every 6 months a s a small but regular leak. Keep a close eye on the coolant levels in case the leak suddenly gets worse. My 2017 R hasn't needed any coolant in the 7 years I've owned it. My 2008 Skoda Octavia (= VW Mk5 GTI) has never needed any coolant in the 16 years I've owned it.
  10. Yeah. In a sealed system it should be zero, excluding purging and / or air locks.... But as the saying goes, if it aint broke, don't fix it... I.e. if I was using 500ml a year I'd probably put up with it. But it is not normal. And could catch you out. Very likely list is almost always the thermostat module maybe the rad is punctured is another.....
  11. No you."can" get MPS 4S in 18". https://www.camskill.co.uk/m61b0s134p201566/Michelin_Tyres_Car_Michelin_Pilot_Sport_4S_PS4S_225_40_R18_(92Y)_XL_TL_Fuel_Eff_%3A_D_Wet_Grip%3A_A_NoiseClass%3A_B_Noise%3A_72dB Good price too!
  12. πŸ˜‚ Shame? On the contrary, I revel in the temporary novelty of a long term average mpg of low 30s until it returns to its usual lowly 23/24mpg (which will come all too soon). 😜 Doing near 3 figures speeds on our motorways is sadly the stuff of dreams and the realms of 3 points and a fine. In defeat I embrace trundling along with the ACC at the speed limit and marvel at the multi-capabilities of such a car, and wave at the Toyota Hybrid as it passes by me. 😁
  13. Would you class over 6 months as regular? Or would you mean every few weeks ?
  14. I have some VW lubricating paste (G060751A2) left over from another job. Would it be suitable for use on the door catch mechanism and bonnet/boot lid struts? thanks
  15. I was worried when i picked my Golf up 2 years ago...it used a small amount of coolant and i thought it was the thermostat/water pump problem but 2 years later it has used less than a litre of coolant over those 2 years.
  16. These cars have a sealed coolant system, so if you are regularly losing coolant (best checked with a completely cold engine) then your coolant IS going somewhere. Just because you can't see where doesn't mean it isn't going somewhere.
  17. As a Golf R owner you should be ashamed of those figures...average speed should be nearer 3 figures and average fuel consumption should be low 20's...with those figures you should be driving a Toyota Hybrid.πŸ˜‚
  18. Return journey - much less traffic, consistent average mpg.
  19. Trip to the dealer then. The DSG should feel pretty seamless when used in sport mode.
  20. Completely normal. When I had my 7 R it always went down from max to min over maybe 5-6 months. no leak.
  21. Hi all, I always make sure my coolant is level between the min and max lines, it always seems to drop to the min line after about 6 months then I refill again takes about a cup of coolant. Is topping it up normal or does this show it has a slight leak ? it has been pressure tested no fault found by Vw. cheers
  22. Hi all, Car is booked in for a stage 2 in a couple weeks from now. Currently got the Scorpion decat downpipe going in. My car is pre opf, so i am wondering if i should leave the resonator in. Anyone had any experience with decat and res delete and got any clips. want to know what its like in eco mainly as i want to be able to tone it down when i want to. thanks
  23. https://www.instagram.com/p/C8RVG_oqtlW/?igsh=MXU4cGVpM290cmZxOQ==
  24. Hi, I've been looking at fitting leds to the cupholder in my mk7.5 golf r, but I can only find diys that look a bit tacky. I was wondering if there's anyone that could adapt the mk7.5 cupholder to be 3d printed to fit the audi a3 8v led rings? That way it'd look factory fit with genuine parts for the light. Many thanks
  25. Hi all, New owner to a Golf R MK7, can say i am very impressed, i have had previous cars (Megane RS, Mazda 3MPS) but nothing like the Golf. Apparently has had a remap but will sort this out on a dyno ASAP, but apart from that completely standard (as far as i am aware) Based in Northamptonshire (Kettering) Next steps are air intake, and res delete (have one lined up with another Golf R owner who wants standard so will swap over) Thanks all
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  27. Well the wagons been back to the Motherland, went like stink on the Autobahns and was great on the track, far more capable than the driver!!!
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