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  1. Genuinely think this forum and the guys on here was the root cause of that email. Fight the power 😂
    6 points
  2. Another switcheroo, I found the APR insert to add vibration and noise between 800-1,200 rpm it was more noticeable on a cold start . I doubt you would notice it at all with a res delete or aftermarket exhaust but it was enough for me to look at something else. Only fitted yesterday but this moulded polyurethane part by Powerflex fills the voids in the factory bushing and being non metallic doesn’t transmit any vibrations or noise through the chassis. Very pleased with it .....
    3 points
  3. It's all about Risk and Reward to the scum stealing cars. the majority are focused on Risk and will not put themselves overly at risk of being caught and things visual deterrents will tend to put them off. if they do get keys and you have Ghost, that Risk focus will kick in and they will leave. now those focused purely on Reward don't give a shit about the risk, these will steal your car during the day, force the keys off you, carjack, use machete etc. obviously the above are opposite sides of a complex thought process line with it running
    3 points
  4. I live 10 minutes from Stansted. I've got a large drive behind secure gates. Maybe I'll cut you a deal [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
    2 points
  5. We did it! Glad to see that everything is now undoubtedly on track for the 1st March.
    2 points
  6. Oi, steady on Blower, I'm 70 and waiting for my first R !!!!!!!!
    2 points
  7. Anyway those that cars are at dealers and want a 1st March pick up should now be able to do so. Many thanks to the people who pestered the other authorities (you know who you are) as I believe this pushed VW into the announcement yesterday. I would now advise those that want their cars at the beginning of March to contact your dealers referring them to the email above if for some reason they have not seen it!
    2 points
  8. Its puts them off even coming in for the keys in the first place. They’ll always have a look in through the car windows first. If they see that its another obstacle to overcome so they’ll move onto an easier target. If you haven’t seen any of the programmes on tv about car security, or the youtube documentaries on it, all the thieves they interview all say the best deterrent is a steering lock. By the time they realize its got some sort of security system like the ghost on the vehicle, they’ve already been in and caused great distress to you and your family. Or a lot of damag
    2 points
  9. I have to put my hand up, I'm one of the culprits.
    2 points
  10. Folks, here's the answer.
    2 points
  11. Forget claims management they are just blame shifters. Your contact is with the insurer. Don’t forget that shit obeys the laws of gravity , start at the top with the chief executive and I usually find that it’s delegated to somebody within the management structure to sort out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  12. blower

    Re tunning 14 Reg R

    55k miles is nothing to these type of engines. Nowadays it's not the engine that fails its the ancillaries and barring the turbo, tuning puts very little extra wear, if anything, on them. With it being a 2014, all i would do is have the turbo balanced or upgraded - that's the weakest component when tuning an R, especially on a 2014.
    2 points
  13. If you have a photograph of mileage that is higher than your collection mileage or what it is now, then that is job for trading standards and the police. if you can prove mileage has been tampered then it's a criminal offence.
    2 points
  14. I know not everyone is the same but if someone has taken my car I don't want it back Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
    2 points
  15. Engineering Explained...explains why i cancelled my order : Ironically it's entitled 'Why new cars use both'
    2 points
  16. Sad story 😔. Not the first time a dealer/repair centre has ignored the 'do not wash' instuction.... Did you get your car repaired at a bodyshop that was approved by your insurance company? If so, then it is definately their responsibility. This would include damage inflicted by the bodyshop in the process of doing the repair, and that would include the "cleaning". The 'clocking' (if you can prove it) is slightly different. I would concentrate on getting your car corrected first..
    2 points
  17. In line with thread title, in addition to the financial penalty coming this guy's way I think he should be made to make a short public film of himself explaining to his kids why doing what he did makes him a sizeable tosser. Definitely keen to know the outcome of this. Very good luck and keep us informed if you don't mind.
    2 points
  18. Might have a dabble with one of those after my 1st service which is imminent!
    1 point
  19. Yeah good point that would delete all the trip data etc and explain that Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
    1 point
  20. I guess the trip mileage will reset if the battery was disconnected, which is normal when doing body repair. Wouldn't change your actual mileage though.
    1 point
  21. I went with a Pandora Mini BT as opposed to AWG ... it gives me a blue light, an alarm and ADR fob. No ADR fob and the car shuts down after 1 minute being driven. I felt that was better given the thefts in Birmingham. Just my view FWIW.
    1 point
  22. Yep, defo works for the Golf. As you probably know, Audi have a system called Keyless Go, where you have a nice shiny Start button, but the car is not keyless entry. You use a regular remote control key to lock/unlock the car. Keyless entry on Audi's is called Advanced Key (they would have to be different!), and comes complete with start button, of course. As a result, a thief cannot tell by peering into an Audi whether its keyless entry or not. May be the same for the Golf when the Mk8 comes around. I have an image in my head of a couple of muppets standing next to a
    1 point
  23. Insurers record all calls. Demand they review records (they should also have a log of when you called) and ask for a copy. This will prove you had concerns prior to the damage. Then call and mail your insurer back and go as high as possible (company directors emails of large insurers are often findable via their website) and demand they take ownership of the problem. if no joy ask that they refer you to the ombardsman and log an official complaint. Ignore the accident management company, these are just parasites. Your contract is with the registered insurer
    1 point
  24. It's a good question. If it's all about visual deterrents, then you would put a bold sticker on the driver's window. I assume that AWG provide one? It might deter a few, so why wouldn't you? But, as someone commented above, it won't deter all. Maybe they will think "this guy has just put a sticker on his window and probably doesn't have the AWG fitted anyway". I agree that the steering wheel lock is a bit different because they can see for sure that there is a big obstacle to overcome, so its bound to be more effective than just a "warning". Unless you live in a very high risk area
    1 point
  25. VW17GLF

    Changing sound system.

    I've got a full Audison set up. I love it now I've learnt how to use the AMP set up on the laptop myself. Bass is definitely the highlight! 100x better than the standard set up.
    1 point
  26. As others have said, bodywork/paint can be corrected, I'm sure you'll be able to get them to pay for a full detail, especially if you post it on social media. It's absolutely gutting no doubt. That said, I'd be a lot more concerned with the clocking - not only because it's illegal but if they've also disconnected your dashcam then who knows what they've been up to? What is the mileage discrepancy if you don't mind me asking? I'm pretty sure the ECU will have some form of digital footprint if it's been clocked.
    1 point
  27. I have ghost and a disklok... Best of both. However if someone breaks in with weapons ill happily hand over the keys and the code. I knew Mike Samberg that was killed for his S3 and irs just not worth it Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
    1 point
  28. Stobsie

    Re tunning 14 Reg R

    @MCC has a 14 plate R and went stage2 around that mileage its now on 90k and still going strong. Oh and that’s on the alleged 702n chocolate turbo. 🙃
    1 point
  29. Email just arrived for customer support regarding registration date 👍 Thank you for your recent enquiry to Volkswagen UK, regarding the order update. Please accept my apologies for the delay in my response.Following our recent telephone conversation, I can confirm that the SMMT code for your vehicle is not available therefore the vehicle will be registered by 22 February 2019.If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us on the number below. Thank you for contacting Volkswagen UK.Kind regards
    1 point
  30. That's why I checked with you a couple of weeks ago, thanks for the info [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
    1 point
  31. Good advice for all with retrofitted headunits - ALWAYS remove/unplug your glovebox unit to avoid them from de-activating it. Unfortunately its how it goes with dealers
    1 point
  32. Yeah dealer update will wipe any 'extras' on your mib unit, I remove mine when it goes in just in case they decide to update something without asking me, only take a couple of minutes for peace of mind. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
    1 point
  33. All sorted. 👍 I took the vehicle into the stealers for a service a few weeks back, and at the time asked them to have a look if they could fix the Range error. They did. I assume they updated the software on my original CAN but was hard to get any technical info from the barrage of salesmen you are allowed to talk to. At the same time they managed to wipe the Maps, Apple CarPlay and the voice control. Today I went back to see Alex who reinstated all these functions for me. Top guy who wanted no money for an hours work to fix what VW had broken! Thanks 🙏
    1 point
  34. Interesting that this Thread already extends to 444 pages of Posts and not many 'got it' pictures of happy customers at Delivery!!
    1 point
  35. Literally 2 minute job...
    1 point
  36. golfR_jay

    Changing sound system.

    I recently did an upgrade on my speaker setup, i found the standard speakers pretty pants. So i decided to go for the Audison G7: https://www.carsound.co.uk/audison-prima-apspg7-vw-golf-mk7-sound-upgrade-system Comes with a sub, door speakers and an amp. I have used Audison speakers before and their dsp's are among the best on the market. So i was so glad that they offered an upgrade plug in and play solution. Install was relatively easy and it is on par with any of the upgrades ive heard before. The bass is the highlight. Completely sound tuned for the golf mk7 so thats perfect. Or y
    1 point
  37. Hard one. If they are coming in with a machete surely you’ll just tell them the ghost code rather than have them force it out of you?
    1 point
  38. That’s very worrying. I dropped my car off for a DSG oil change at VW today, I took a video of the inside and outside of the car, including all the wheels, it’s sad I feel compelled to do this, but it doesn’t take long and posts like yours, make a compelling case. Hope you can rectify some of the shite they’ve caused.
    1 point
  39. Well i was lucky enough to drive a B9 RS4 yesterday , wow, if the budget allows it would be a great step up from the R but keeping all the practicality, a lot more money though tbh but very impressive bit of kit.
    1 point
  40. I feel for you. A neighbour scraped my front bumper but paid for the damage. Whilst waiting for the car to go in someone scraped the back bumper. I paid out of my own pocket to get the rear bumper repaired at the same time as the front. Ten days after getting the car back someone hit the rear bumper again, once on the back corner and then on the side when straightening up too soon. The car can stay like it is now, unless I catch someone hitting the car again and can make them pay. It's cheaper to pay the penalty when it goes back after the lease is up. I did have plans to buy the car but not i
    1 point
  41. Had mine serviced today at VRS Northampton and was surprised by the amount of crud on the filter - have only done 7.6K miles (Seven Thousand Six Hundred miles) and never launched the car, have been to Bedford twice but never abused the car. Seems to show the build up comes in the first few K and that the filter should initially be cleaned well under 10K miles and perhaps every 10K thereafter.
    1 point
  42. Bolt

    MRC Stage 1

    No pressure then😬 I’ll have another go when I get the chance. See my thread is next to the turbo failure one, not that I’m paranoid or anything!
    1 point
  43. As much as I tempted by a bargain I am trying to be patient, speaking with some more leasing companies today and they reckon VW should be opening up orders next week, so will see what kind of prices I can get one for. Looking at the Mercedes AMG A35 Premium which is my second choice.
    1 point
  44. Yep, just today we looked at the possible impact of getting equipment and reagents in on time after Brexit. We're busy trying to cure cancer....we've lost funding already on long term projects and now worried we won't get materials in on time and within budget.
    1 point
  45. Dollyman

    Handover

    Sorry!! Mine has been at the dealer for two weeks so God knows.
    1 point
  46. Totally agree with you. It was bloody obvious going in at that angle that it would be too tight. If no alternative space, I’d have got the passengers out first then parked.
    1 point
  47. Watching that made me very angry !! Absolute idiot and what a crappy example to set to a young person. This country is getting worse !!!
    1 point
  48. I hope you get this sorted, it will be a pain in reality, but very satisfying to actually catch these A-holes and make them deal with the consequences of there stupidity
    1 point
  49. NP46

    Digital or analogue dash

    So do the classic blue needles on the mk7 😁
    1 point
  50. I don't need a car that farts, I'm pretty good at it myself.
    1 point
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