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  1. 11 points

    Cabin Temperature Adjustment

    First world problems...
  2. 10 points

    People in a rush

    The R brings the worst out of people - other people not R owners. I had a Merc C63 owner feel the need to show me how big his todger was (actually pulled along side of me and started revving his engine) today. Youngish lad with gold everywhere nodding to boom boom music. The kind you just want to beat with a baseball bat (or is that just me). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 8 points
    Ordinarily I’d be looking to change around 3 years (the only car I’ve ever kept longer was my beloved second mk5 GTI) but now I’ve hit the 3 year point (Sept gone) with my R, I find no inclination whatsoever to change. In part, because there’s simply nothing else out there that comes close to delivering as competently in all aspects that the R does as my daily driver, but mostly because it’s just a great car that still excites, and for me the fact I have not the slightest itch to change it, is testament to just what a car it is. It’s well and truly got under my skin!
  4. 8 points

    My new watch

    Finally got my new watch today Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 8 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    I finally got around to fitting my BBK and boy does it stop! 👌
  6. 8 points

    What are your plans for 2019?

    I've just bought another dilapidated former working farm which needs an A-Z redevelopment, once the plans are passed we aim to get underway in the spring, the only mains service to the place is an electricity supply so a challenge lies ahead. My Brother-in Law and I along with his team do the graft and my Mrs has a real flare for choosing kitchens, bathrooms and the finishing touches. We completed our house in 2014.
  7. 7 points

    Merry Christmas.

    I've enjoyed the forum since I joined in earlier in the year, the R is without doubt the best all round car I've owned, some have been faster, some 'flashier' and some three times more expensive but non better. I've learned a lot from the more technical among you, the detailers and the sponsors. It's a very good forum. On a less happy note, the Mother-in-law is here again for Christmas, last year we played Christmas cluedo, she murdered the turkey in the kitchen with the oven. After dinner she always wants to watch a black and white film, I tell her the same every year, "We're in the 21st century ! it's called inter-racial porn now." .......... Merry Christmas
  8. 7 points

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Just bought my R yesterday and I absolutely love it! I had my eye on the lapiz blue for a very long time and it just so happened I got a great spec car
  9. 6 points

    Yes.......another fuel thread!

    How rude!! [emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. 6 points

    What are your plans for 2019?

    Stay alive.
  11. 6 points

    Autowatch Ghost Bypass

    Hi Guys, Thank you for all your kind comments in relation to my customer service and after-sales support, it’s appreciated. Anyone looking for an installer, feel free to ask me and I’ll help you locate a reputable one if I can. It would be best to do it via private message or email with your vehicle make, model, year and your postcode area. I personally cover south of Newcastle down to chesterfield and Hull to Warrington so can help anyone in that area, no problem. I do have some good contacts around London and the midlands also so I’ll do my best for those of you around there. I’m also happy to meet halfway to accommodate others. In relation to the anti hijack feature covered in the video on the bmw, this wont work on your vag group cars. It’s specific to some vehicles and only works on a handful. Example, the M car in the video it obviously works on however another car the same model and year it isn’t forced to work on. It’s purely a vehicle by vehicle basis and can only be confirmed by the engineer at the point of installation. The only way to get anti hijack on your vag cars is by using the Autowatch Shadow. The shadow is a second device which works in conjunction with the ghost, they talk to each other using the vehicles CAN network. There is no direct link between the two so they are therefore untraceable. When armed or hijack is activated by the opening of the drivers door on a manual vehicle, the car will stall as soon as the wheels begin to move and on automatics it will stall as soon as a drive gear is engaged. The Shadow has a number of uses which include the following but not limited to: * Can sound an internal siren or vehicle horn if the ghost pin is not entered within 15 seconds of the ignition going on. * Could also send alert via compatible tracking system * Will immobilise the vehicle if the Ghost is ever unlawfully removed * Can be used to give the anti hijack feature as seen in the bmw video on vag cars * Can sound a siren or vehicle horn if too many failed attempts are made at entering the pin * Allows for gearbox lock on vag cars where currently we can only do engine lock. The shadow is a separate device and therefore requires quite intricate installation. It can be added onto any existing ghost system or installed at the same time. There is a little more testing to do before we’re happy to release it but so far bladed key vehicles work well however the keyless PTS (push to start) vehicles need a bit more development. After speaking with Autowatch (Brad Boxhall as mentioned earlier) I’ve agreed to do some trials on my own vehicle over the festive period so hopefully this will be ready for you guys early next year. Price wise I believe the shadow will be about £299.00 but I’ll confirm this once I know more. There’s also a couple of other things coming from the Ghost towards the end of January but I’m unable to say at the moment but trust me, you’ll like it!! I hope the above has helped clarify some of your points and concerns. As I said if I can help find an installer for you or even just give you information on the Ghost or shadow and answer your questions then I will but please be aware I am closed from 19th December through to January 4th for some family time and it may take a while for a reply. Email is probably best - [email protected] Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 5 points

    Lego GT3

    My missus bought me the Lego GT3 for my birthday recently. I can highly recommend it for a rainy day, or even a sunny day 😊 I’m about half way through the drive train, the detail is incredible.
  13. 5 points
    Definitely cross purposes I’d think. You’d be sat there an awful long time burning a lot of fuel! As said, just start engine and pull away without working the engine hard until the oil is up to temp. The water gets up to temp quite quickly in modern cars but the oil takes a few minutes more. A bit like a human body, you’d not jump straight out of bed and sprint 100 yards without warning muscles up for a while. Unless a lion wandered into your bedroom maybe, but that’s probaly not an everyday occurrence! With Diesels it’s always best practice to not run the fuel too low as it’ll eventually draw water from condensation into the fuel filter requiring it to be drained. More of an issue on older cars with metal tanks than modern plastic ones. I can even remember tales of algae growing in the tanks of under used Diesel cars many years ago, causing untold damage to the fuel system and causing engines to randomly cut out when the fuel filter clogs. Diesels can take forever to warm up on cold mornings. Golf R’s however don’t take ages to warm up. The biggest enemy of petrol cars needing high RON rated fuel like the R is leaving old fuel in the tank for ages at the fuel can quite quickly lose its potency due to chemical degredation causing the octane rating to drop. I’m not sure if it’s as prevalent in very modern fuels but it used to cause issues on cars with more basic fuelling systems years ago. Again, using a garage with a fast turnover of fuel will minimise the risk of the fuel losing potency before you buy it and also minimise the risk of contaminants from underground fuel tanks.
  14. 5 points

    What do you dislike about your R?

    I generally refuel at about the quarter of a tank point unless circumstances prevent me from doing so, but I do tend to plan fill ups to avoid getting too low. ^^This. Don’t let it idle at stationary to get engine temp up, just start the car and drive off, but once moving, keep revs relatively low until the oil temp reaches around 90°, then you can increase revs and give it some punch. I usually have oil gauge up on the DIS. Far more beneficial to me than having mpg display up. 😀
  15. 5 points
    No I don’t think it’s too good as a daily performance car. Not for me anyway, I want a very good daily performance car. And the R is that. I most definitely don’t want a wallowy barge, not ready for that yet! 😱 And doubt I ever will be, lol. Does it lack some drama, some noise and uniqueness, that you’d want in a weekend car? Yes it does, but is that what you want in a daily? If you can have both then that’s the way to go. If not, then the right mods to bring it to where you want it to be. But the R is so good at what it does, it’s very easy to miss the point of it and under appreciate it’s true worth and maybe that’s something that might only be fully appreciated having moved onto something else that doesn’t quite hit the spot across the board. As a special weekend exotic, it’s not the right car, but as a daily driver, it’s good. Not too good, just damn good.
  16. 5 points

    Why did you buy a Manual?

    Heel/toe, passenger screaming “hard left over crest” and “30 degree right, flat”, as you hurtle around the South Circular.. 😂
  17. 5 points

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Washed it and took some obligatory underground car park pics! I almost felt guilty that there were no Corsa present and I didn’t have a copy of MaxPower magazine on my passenger seat! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. 5 points

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Badly needed a wash after 3 weeks hammering along B roads to work and back , not beeding too well tho think I’ve polished the coating off 🤣 .....
  19. 5 points
    Oh go on then, since you asked[emoji16][emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 5 points

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    Probably the last good clean of the year
  21. 5 points

    What detailing have you done today?

    Took advantage of the dry warm weather to give the wagon a clean and a fresh coat of wax.
  22. 5 points

    Golf R engine Forged or not

    Forged? Nope, it's entirely real.
  23. 5 points

    How old are we all?

    Says Phil, parting his hair with his tounge to impress the ladies... 🙄
  24. 5 points

    What did you do to your R today?

    Treated it to a new set of wheels to help accommodate the AP brakes I still haven’t fitted 🤦‍♂️
  25. 5 points
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