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  1. Few months into my second R. Big fan of the 7.5 but this is superior in every way apart from a bonnet strut 😀 Luckily racingline fixed that
    11 points
  2. Picking our R20 up today…
    8 points
  3. Paid my tax today .... £520 😆 And here's how my pride and joy is treated in work, they know how much i love it !
    5 points
  4. Not too keen on the dealers valeters - luckily mine are on stand by for next week 😄 Anyway, looks nice so far… Will get some more when I’m home at some point.
    5 points
  5. So, I've had my Mk8 Golf R for almost 3 months. And I've already spruced up the R with some Maxton Design styling kits (eg spoiler cap, front splitter etc.). Really didn't want anything too shouty or OTT, so I'm pleased with the subtle exterior changes. I thought the car looked great with the Performance Pack, but the bespoke Maxton Design kits, for me, just enhances the visuals a bit further.
    4 points
  6. Not posted anything for a while,but gave the R a bath today and had to grab a pic. Used Labocosmetica 3PH system on it as it was full of water spots,dried using Gyeon quick detailer as a drying aid.Wheels sprayed with Bilt Hamber auto wheel and jet washed off.Tyres dressed using Gyeon tyre express. Dont know what happened when I took the pic but managed cut the front end off.
    4 points
  7. egg

    Golf R gremlins

    Yeah I like the beetle. This is my favourite version 😁
    4 points
  8. A few pics of mine. looks generally the same as any other Lapiz R 😄 The carbon is quite nice - possibly looks a tad plasticky but I think better than the raw carbon in my M2 Still thinking Porsche Satin platinum for the wheels, but will wait a while. Rather like the blue badge (also blue R on the key fob) One thing I’ve noticed - the lack of ‘emotion’ start. Possibly not a bad thing as I found it a tad embarrassing in my Exige, but is there a way to make it work? (For research purposes obvs…. 🫢 )
    4 points
  9. My nephew brought his new car over as he wanted me to teach how to detail. So cleaning it up at my wife’s industrial unit and halfway through cleaning these 2 Romanians appeared and asked if I was looking for any cleaning work [emoji23] I politely declined Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  10. fastgolf

    Mark's new Golf

    My Mk7 meets the Mk8.
    3 points
  11. Booth11

    8R Quick Question thread

    Discount code for ALA GAP - MSE25.
    2 points
  12. My advice would be to go straight to Rick at Unicorn in Stockport as they are just down the road from you. It may end up being be a little bit more expensive but you will get a true custom tune and the most power and torque and still run less boost than revo and apr. Do not rely on published quoted hp gains - they are ficticious! Why did you fit the front ARB. It's common practice to fit the uprated rear ARB as it helps remove some of the understeer.
    2 points
  13. Looks great! Blue badge looks good. If you think that carbon is plasticky think what the fake carbon we have in our lowly non 20th anniversary 8Rs is like. 😭 😂 The emotion start ( which you can do on a normal 8R) is somewhat unemotional ime!
    2 points
  14. It’s going back a few years but with my mk7R Direct Line never ever quibbled when I told then I was using my preferred body shop (VW Approved, but not on DL’s list) nor did they increase my excess.
    2 points
  15. Looks good. Carbon looks similar to standard car dash. Emotion start is press starter button, keep it held and once dash prompts to press brake press brake (whilst still holding start button) press brake and it will start with blip to 2.5k
    2 points
  16. I contacted Emerald Struts in regards to similar product and they are developing them for the MK8 https://emeraldstruts.com/collections/volkswagen
    2 points
  17. @Timmymeads - as @Ignition1 has said, the shiny metal face of the Cadiz alloys is diamond cut and not painted, and to remove the damage usually requires the wheel to be refurbished; stripped back to bare metal and new alloy welded into the damaged area if required powder coat primer applied, baked, then the entire wheel painted black and baked again to cure the paint the face re-cut on a diamond cutting lathe to expose the machined surface the face of the wheel given a coat of protective lacquer. The cost of a top quality refurb at today’s prices by a reputable wheel refurb company would probably be in the region of £100 - £120 plus VAT. There may be an additional charge to remove and refit the tyre and balance the wheel. If the damage is very minor, IMHO it’s probably not worth spending £100 plus for a full refurb. I’d be inclined to just get some clear lacquer and apply it to any damage / unprotected alloy to prevent the onset of white worm corrosion.
    2 points
  18. Just adding some data about the gauze filter on the end of the Haldex pump for my 2017 Golf R wagon. 14,186km - quite dirty 19,546km - cleanish 31, 265km - very clean This car is mostly driven reasonably gently, with some full throttle away from lights, merging onto a highway or through a roundabout. This driving style has remained fairly constant from new. My current theory is that there was initially a fair bit of wear of the Haldex clutch material as it all beds in, then not much wear after that. I intend to change the Haldex fluid and clean the filter at about 50,000km or 2025, whichever comes sooner.
    2 points
  19. 8YARWY

    Rear caliper change

    Pretty straightforward Engage Lining change with VCDS first, caliper motor will wind back the threaded rod from behind the piston cover. It’s then a case of remove the pads/ clamp the line off and unbolt the line from the caliper body, then disconnect the multiplug from the motor. Regards the piston, don’t wind it back in, it only needs pushing in straight with a tool like in the pictures below. These are from my rebuild of a previous RS3 8V caliper that had a sticking piston. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  20. To me, it looks like natural selection at work….
    2 points
  21. It’s up to the individual but generally such decontamination products (those for removing embedded contaminants) are used less frequently than say a normal non ferrous action wheel/rim cleaner (such as ValetPro Bilberry). I use iron remover on my wheels about 4 times a year and twice a year max on the rest of the body work, the latter usually when I do a full detail including full decontamination (iron remover, tar remover and claying). Do some further research and decide what’s best for you. 🙂
    2 points
  22. As I understand it, iron removers (of the type that turn purple on contact with iron particles and are labelled PH neutral) contain acid (e.g. Thioglycolic acid) that only forms an acidic reaction when it comes into contact with an iron particle, and the chemical reaction results in the colour change, but the product itself is PH Neutral and where no iron particle is encountered it remains PH Neutral and can be labelled as such. So both things are correct in a way. Even so, they should still only be used on an infrequent basis, a couple few times a year or so.
    2 points
  23. The R has been such fun over the last few days in the Lake District. Every journey has been a thrill. The Akra sings beautifully going over the various passes. 💥😄 What a joy to drive. Love this car. And not a dash error in sight all week 😳😆 Posted up pics in my thread, but here’s a selection for this members’ gallery thread (sorry for double posting.)
    2 points
  24. mpv

    Mk 8 R pops and bangs

    Yep, in S or manual mode, at around 40-60k accelerating and then backing off quickly and holding it in gear. That’ll do it for sure!
    1 point
  25. It handles beautifully they did some magic on it
    1 point
  26. Got a marketing email from VW this morning, see attached. Bit annoying touting the 20R to a poor sod, along with loads more on here, who has been waiting for over a year a for the standard R. Unsurprisingly it's from a do not reply address.
    1 point
  27. Hi @AHG I reported this to my dealer the last time my car was with them. They advised that they checked the gearbox/fault codes and couldn't find any issue, so sorry can't really help. I must admit that since having the car back (approx. 2 weeks) I haven't noticed it again. Mine was a definite "clunk" when the gearbox was in sports after some relatively hard driving as I slowed to almost complete stop and it selected 1st gear.
    1 point
  28. I've had this on my display for a couple of weeks now and I'm amazed at how dynamic the distribution is, assuming the graphic is reasonably accurate. In the wet today, other than when cruising, it was always splitting the torque between the front and rear and as I was cornering it moved to one side significantly albeit only transiently. There is lots going on that is not immediately obvious to the driver other than the immense grip Fabulous upgrade from the mk7
    1 point
  29. AHG

    Golf R gremlins

    What a beautiful ! Just like my ‘73 same color and all just I didn’t have headrests or the white reverse part in the tail lights (don’t have pics since that was the early nineties 🙂
    1 point
  30. Not got experience with the RL spring and damper combination, but did previously have the springs on my R Estate and couldn’t wait to get rid - bouncy, fidgety and bottomed out really easily - now got Bilstein B16 which are a night and day improvement.
    1 point
  31. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    Tap triple lines/hamburger icon top right on any page. Go into Account, then Account Settings and Signature is available in there.
    1 point
  32. Maybe they will have fixed the software by the time mine arrives…sigh.🥱 Your R20 looks good I hope it’s a simple fix to get it sorted.
    1 point
  33. There’s a thread for everything. 😄
    1 point
  34. Nurdle

    Golf R gremlins

    That’s the little blighter. Front assist not available, along with the yellow triangle that the manual says is ‘priority 2 warning’.
    1 point
  35. I will indeed. (didn’t know there was one…. 😄)
    1 point
  36. thanks for the info, i also have a oct 21 order but cant get much info right now.
    1 point
  37. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    Was it this? https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/42241-clunking-noise-from-gearbox-in-s-mode-when-stopping/
    1 point
  38. Thank you, porsche design carbon seats
    1 point
  39. Booth11

    Golf R gremlins

    This happened on mine too very recently. The ambient cabin lighting changed to orange ambient lighting on ignition on, and at ignition off. I then subsequently noticed (on a night time journey) that no ambient lighting was on at all whilst the car was in use, just the orange lighting at unlocking/ locking. I went into Lighting menu and saw that the ambient lighting was set to OFF. Not something I had done as I always have it activated and have it set to blue. The only thing I can think that it might be related to is of a notification I had a few days back saying that something in Dynamic Lighting had been activated. So check in the lighting settings to see if it’s been switched off.
    1 point
  40. start with this maybe. Trawl thru other recent vids and look on the Tyrereviews website for what you’re after. May be laboursome.
    1 point
  41. I had PS3 on GTI6 PS4 on S3 (and my nieces Ibiza FR) and now have PS5 on my 8R (couldn't get PS4S anywhere around here) Personally I am a fan of the PS series and Michelin in general had Primacy in a Mk4 Golf in the past and plan on'em for my spouse's Tiguan (soon) Also driven GTI8 with Goodyear SuperSport F1 (the one that came on it from the dealer) and those are some good tyres, no doubt. (not the ones you mentioned) I'd go with PS5 or GY SS F1 great comfort and traction
    1 point
  42. SEAN G

    MK8 R seat covers

    See above that I posted a while back Worth asking did they manage to get seat covers sorted
    1 point
  43. Booth11

    Hosepipe ban car washing?

    No. 😁 But I swore and ranted liberally as I drove past him with my other half wearing that look of “here she goes” on his face. 😆 I shouldn’t be surprised as I’m pretty sure they practically built a new house without planning consent and well beyond what’s allowed as permitted development. Even the then head of planning at the council I work at questioned it after driving past that house one day. Let’s see what they do next! And I couldn’t get permission for a car port at the front of my house! Grrrr. 😂 Phew! You’ve evaded detection……for now! Mwah ha ha! I’m at least going to surreptitiously rinse mine with a hose now.
    1 point
  44. Oh, I didn't realize that. I thought it was ok to use with my monthly wash Is that twice-a-year only for the paint or for the wheels as well ? P.S. Mine also says pH-neutral
    1 point
  45. Worth checking each brand, but the two that I have tried are PH neutral, and the instructions actually advise they are safe on paintwork too.
    1 point
  46. Well what a great way to start the day. After 17 painful months the wait is finally over 😃. When I went to bed last night I felt almost as excited as I did one Christmas Eve many years ago while patiently waiting for Santa to deliver my blue Raleigh Grifter 😅
    1 point
  47. Hi ive got the wheels fitted with no rub. 235 tyres fitted no silly stretch fitted on Michelins .. https://ibb.co/8BYtqcB https://ibb.co/Zgr0y46 https://ibb.co/0tBHt5w https://ibb.co/Dbb7Hwd https://ibb.co/9pVH6q6 https://ibb.co/YT7W9Zm
    1 point
  48. I think the Estoril's suit the DBP very well😎
    1 point
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