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  1. Mange

    Golf mk 8.5 news

    Yes my New Mk85R !, Same as my Mk8 ;)...Just love the White and can´t change that
    4 points
  2. Upgrade from k2 to a k4 power control, using my 5% tool station club discount,some brushes and a meguiars lance off prime day ,also a medium brush not pictured on discount from halfords
    3 points
  3. Booth11

    Window stickers

    😄 I have asked the question of the vwroc site owners about the possibility of getting new window stickers. Unknown as yet but I will feedback here if there is any news.
    2 points
  4. Rear Mk7 lights have to be coded to be on all the time - Scandinavian rear lights If they are on after the Mk7.5 light have been fitted (which have to be coded to work) they will almost certainly have been 'played with' As such you will need a 'local' VCDS expert to scan the car to find out exactly what has been done. Basically you need a local version of @dv52 to look at your car!
    2 points
  5. Mange

    Golf mk 8.5 news

    Thanks No the 5k Euro for Akra is crazy I Spend that money on some fun...
    2 points
  6. Car back today with new tailgate fitted, excellent work by body shop they even applied wax protection inside the tailgate as an extra precaution I'll clean around the drain next wash
    2 points
  7. MJC1216

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Ouch ... as a man i feel for him😂 After losing our Shih Tzu last December we decided that we will be getting another...we have taken our time as we have a lot of changes coming up in our lives over the next few years but after owning dogs most of our lives we miss having one. We have been lucky in that an elderly neighbour lets us walk her dog 2 or 3 times a week since we lost ours. It will be coming in Jan/Feb as we had already booked a Christmas holiday so pictures next year.
    2 points
  8. Black with Lapiz to tie in with all of the other high gloss bits on the car all the way!
    2 points
  9. Sorry for the delay responding to this. That sounds about right. The only flagged them “yellow”, which means you don’t have to do them right now, your are just being warned they’ll need to be done soon. I *BELIEVE* our front pads are 14mm new. From the chart above, wear limit (must be replaced) is 3mm. 11mm of total wear. You have 3mm left until you hit 3mm minimum, so 3mm/11mm = 30%. Despite what is written above, do not reuse your rotors. Look at the allowable wear on them from the chart. 3mm wear limit (34mm new). If you put new pads in without new rotors, you will immediately be past the wear limit and it is pretty much guaranteed you’ll have warped/funky rotors very quickly and now you are paying to do the job again to replace the rotors.
    1 point
  10. jetjockey 2005

    Just to say hello,

    I have been absent since I sold my Mk 7 R' in 2021, well I am back again with a 2024 T-Roc R'. I know how helpful everyone has been in the past, glad to be back.
    1 point
  11. https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/karcher-wd3-wet-dry-vacuum-546775330?type=shopping&msclkid=88ab75305a0c144101e11391002fdcf3&amp
    1 point
  12. Karcher vacuums have a blow function, you move hose to the back
    1 point
  13. Not something I’ve done but I recall this mod being done by @golf7.5r so he might be able to give some advice possibly. See this post in thread below. https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/39820-engine-bay-heat-management/?do=findComment&comment=595605
    1 point
  14. Aside from the MetroVac Vac n Blo, I don’t think combined vacuums and airy blowers are very common, so you might need 2 separate machines.
    1 point
  15. Martin2

    Sold!

    My wife is loving the move to electric as well. It’s good to drive, fun in a number of ways and in every day driving, it feels quick. As you’d expect when the 30-50 / 40-60 times are broadly the same as the in gear times in a 911 GTS. It’s very cheap to run as we’ve got 20,000 free supercharger miles, in fact it’s making a profit as the majority of miles are business miles! I’ve bought the last 4 cars with cash, but wouldn’t do that with an EV, way too high a risk
    1 point
  16. Starkcode

    New user to the site

    Moved up from a Golf Gtd 184 2014 ive had 9 years , retired now so old enough to have one....will put some pics up later thanks for the Message.
    1 point
  17. Drive the Deal are quoting £7,500 off the new S3 (I believe this is based on those taking out PCP)
    1 point
  18. Hertsman

    Sold!

    I was only about a grand off on the price as was thinking VW Approved who probably would be asking £23500, which is where would be looking to buy from first, but if anyone is looking to buy one now, having inside knowledge to how well kept the car was would make buying from an independent less of a concern.
    1 point
  19. Msportman

    Sold!

    What a lovely example. Can't believe how it looks. 56k is nothing on these cars when looked after. Still think they are such a good buy for the £ and I'm just waiting for 8.5 R to appear. Still quite fancy a nice spec R20 or latest RS3 as they've slid a bit inn value. Wife has iX1 full electric ⚡️! She loves it. It does a job smoothly is quick and to be fair is cheap to run and finance but I'd never buy one as a keeper. The way most EV's are so I'll keep my toys for me😃
    1 point
  20. Super excited to join another great enthusiast community. Managed to find a relatively low mileage (70k), 1 owner, 16 R with Nav + DCC in Lapiz Blue and 6MT. Never been tuned, just some cosmetic mods. Wonderful car! I want to start by getting it to stage 1, I imagine that I have to upgrade the clutch first before going intake + stage 1? I'm not slipping and it feels okay to me, but I don't know if I should just keep some money aside for it or jump ahead and do it. I would say that the shifts feel more slushy/soft than most MT cars I've driven, not much notchiness in it. That seemed to be a complaint that I read on a lot of different forums though. Any way to upgrade that? Stop + bushings or something? I saw the "holy shift" kit on ShopDap and considered that too!
    1 point
  21. So the TTS calipers have been on for quite some time now and they are still going strong. I changed the Tarox Strada pads after about a year as they started to disintegrate ( I received a full refund) and went back to Audi OE pads for a while before buying a set of Brembo Extra pads. The Brembo pads are really quite good from cold to hot but are really dusty. The Brembos have lasted well though, they've been on the car for 3 x years (I only do 4k a year of mostly spirited driving). During that time I've also done 3 x Nurburgring trips and the the pads still stop the car well enough to put in 8.45 minute laps.
    1 point
  22. dv52

    switch off rear DRL's mk7

    hmm........ OK, for obvious reasons based in the main on the fact that I live on an isolated island which is located slightly North of Antarctica, I was not aware of VW's marketing practices on an island in the Northern Hemisphere - but thanks for the information! Please understand that the BCM on this car has in excess of 1,200 adaptation channels and it has 665 x "Leuchte" channels to control the 35 x external lamps. Plus, each of the separate lamps ("led dot lights") in the tail lights has 19 x channels that can be programmed in multiple ways. So, as @TheBlondeFella advises, this problem won't be solved without the provision of specific data from the car. Since you using VCDS, please make a BCM admap (i.e. an adaptation channel map) and post-up a copy as an attachment, so we can see how the module is currently coded. Don
    1 point
  23. MJC1216

    Golf mk 8.5 news

    It's nothing to do with software issues...why do these companies not tell the true reason. EV sales are flat or even crashing...no way will 2030 be the end of New ICE cars. https://www.carscoops.com/2024/07/ev-sales-crash-16-4-in-germany-but-thats-nothing-compared-to-teslas-losses-in-first-half/
    1 point
  24. Well, I knew this day was coming !!! my pressure washer has expired, its a little Karcher k2 and after 8 years fantastic service the pump has let go one piston. it's an ideal size for me a does the jobs I require of it that's why I've opted for another K2 unit, all my lances and tools will fit it and it fits in the shed
    1 point
  25. Agree. I think there could also be legal and insurance implications; removing the catalytic converter technically means it’s illegal to use the car on public roads - at least in the UK. an insurance company may also void the insurance cover in the event of a claim if it considers removal of the cat renders the vehicle unroadworthy. Pretty much all car insurance policies will include a roadworthiness condition in the small print that requires the policyholder to maintain their vehicle in a roadworthy condition.
    1 point
  26. I don't get why people even think about a decat for a road car. Just doesn't make sense having to refit one a every year for the MOT. Why not just fit a sports cat?
    1 point
  27. Thanks Bec, that's really reassuring (I also forgot the standard disclaimer about being dirty 😁). I wouldn't just tell them to replace as I've got someone else for that and I was going to ask him to take a look anyway. Guess a lot of people would trust what they're being told and hand over the cash
    1 point
  28. Use a micrometer or vernier caliper and measure it yourself. if they are still well within tolerance find a new dealer (not a stealer). Not sure if there is enough room to measure the front with the wheel still on. Beware the thickness requirements for micrometers that seem to be 0-25mm there are a few sets and 25-50mm versions.
    1 point
  29. I’d say they’re not dissimilar to mine at the last service. These are mine now at 25,880. Excuse the filth, car needs a wash.
    1 point
  30. Replacement specs for our cars:
    1 point
  31. At my car’s 3rd year service in March (at 22,300) miles the pads and discs got the green light. I wonder what level of disc corrosion they note.. I would ask them for the measurements too.
    1 point
  32. It's funny how most stealers always adopt a totally different approach between private and company owned vehicles. When I used company vehicles, and the dealer had to justify all repairs to the lease company, it was only ever the pads that got changed! Even on a 90k ford, I only had 2 sets of pads during the 3 years of ownership. Corrosion on discs is always the old kop out at most stealers. I always ask them to show me the disc measurements, which obviously if they're still within tollerance, they are very reluctant to do! There seems to be a misconception that every time the pads need replacing , the discs are changed at the same time. Looking at the prices above you can understand why they 'like' to change discs and pads at the same time 😡
    1 point
  33. I get the impression that the OP wants pops and bangs rather than being content with DSG farts. 🤨
    1 point
  34. Booth11

    Pets and Petrolheads!

    Patch the stray is officially moving in! As he now pretty much lives with us, decided it was time to give him the chop. Poor boy was lolling happily around the house yesterday and so I seized the opportunity to whisk him down to our vet’s (who had had a heads up). A few hours later he was back minus his gonads, but with the addition of a microchip, vaccinations and a pedicure. Thankfully he’s free from FIV, FeLV cat flu and has a clean bill of health. Now insured too. He’s currently resting in his own recuperation room before being allowed out tomorrow. He’s such a chill boy and is taking it all in his stride and is being so affectionate.
    1 point
  35. stg2 on 53,000 miles & it maybe uses 250ml every 10,000 miles
    1 point
  36. Crick

    Stolen - Jaguar F Pace

    Not mine but on my route to the train station. Sign is fitted to a tree in the front garden next to the pavement and I see many people stop to read it. Actually remember the car as its a good colour and eye catching with the black wheels. Sadly it seems too eye catching ☹️ Apologies if this is in the wrong section but figured somewhere is better than nowhere
    1 point
  37. I had that one today too.
    1 point
  38. Martin2

    Sold!

    It’s available to buy now and looking even better after a machine polish! https://www.autohaven-motors.co.uk/used-cars/volkswagen-golf-2-0-tsi-r-dsg-4motion-euro-6-ss-5dr-high-wycombe-202407171861755
    1 point
  39. Hi, yea battery causes all sorts of issues and 10v isn't enough for it.
    1 point
  40. Martin2

    Sold!

    It’s gone, collected on Sunday afternoon. We got ‘chipped’ a bit on the price but to be fair to the buyer it needed a service in 5 days which we told Motorway about but wasn’t on the listing and he had put in a pretty high bid. It will be interesting to see what it goes up for. Decent guy and money in the bank straight away. Hopefully it will go to someone who appreciates it as much as we did.
    1 point
  41. dv52

    switch off rear DRL's mk7

    @sal1m: Hi. hmm........ "a 2015 mk7 GTD with the facelift mk7.5 rear lights" almost certainly means that this car is non-OEM - which is not good when remotely trying to understand how the tail-lights are coded!! Regardless of the retrofitted equipment - how was this car factory built (meaning did this car have incandescent, or LED tail-lights when it left the dealer showroom)? The answer to this question determines how any wires are in the cable-loom from the 09 module and the tail-light connectors. This also determines if a cross wiring harness was used to drive the mk7.5 rear-lights - which ultimately tells us whether wholesale changes were made to module coding!! The final additional piece of information needed is what flavor diagnostic cable do you use? Don
    1 point
  42. Brett228

    Pure White R

    New wheel day today. My drivers side pretoria had two cracks in and both fronts were buckled (not unusable). So I decided to get these Team Dynamic Pro Race LT alloys. I wanted to change from 19's to 18's for a while now so it seemed like the perfect time.
    1 point
  43. dopper99

    Pedal Box

    What a pedal box does it essentially this: ....making the throttle more responsive. Based on my experience it almost makes the car drive "diesel-like" in power delivery with that low-down torque feeling. It does not actually give you any power at all and at full throttle will behave identical to a car without a box fitted. But day to day normal driving, it is more satisfying to drive (well it was on my 7.5R 🙂 )
    1 point
  44. I took the car round the block to make sure everything felt OK and that there weren’t any nasty noises or leaks. All was good and the pedal travel which was one of my initial concerns, also felt OK. I spoke to TAROX about the bedding in procedure of their Strada pads and they said to just bed them in in the same way as the OE set up and to cover around 200 miles of gentle driving before user the brakes in anger. I was planning on meeting up with a couple of other members at the Castle Coombe event that Msportman was organising a few weeks later and figured that between the time and the journey there the brakes would have had plenty of time to bed in. As the brakes were still relatively new and I’d never undertaken the R on a track before, I decided to do just one reasonably relaxed session. The brakes felt good and had no issues repeatedly slowing me down from around 110mph on the fasted part of the circuit. Stupidly though, I forgot to turn the traction control to the sport setting for the first two laps which resulted in additional heat at the rear discs. Although I did another 8 or so laps afterwards the with traction control in sport I think by then the damage had been done and by the time I had finished the session the rear Mtec discs had discoloured blue with heat. Two months later they still look a little blue so think they may be cooked. I’m really annoyed with myself for buying cheap Mtec discs but equally annoyed with them for selling discs that couldn’t even stand up the heat produced by a few reasonably gentle laps of Castle Coombe. As I’ve always found VAG brakes to be little over-servoed and a little ‘grabby’, after the track session I decided to do a little bit of tinkering with OBD11 to the brake settings. I changed the hydraulic brake assistance (03) from normal to off and think that the pedal feel is now just about perfect. The pedal feel is now really linear, the harder you press the better they feel and any pedal grab has now gone. Overall I’m really happy with the way the brakes look and perform and still think that its probably one of the most cost effective way of upgrading brakes on an R. My only disappointment is the rear Mtec discs and if I were to do this again would probably go a different route. Further info on the TTS calliper upgrade can be found at; https://www.shopdap.com/blog/post/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-tts-front-brake-upgrade-for-mk7s.html
    1 point
  45. The rears also finish off the look of the brakes that I was hoping for.
    1 point
  46. That was it … time to fit everything. Thanks to the help from Stobsie, fitting went pretty much to plan. Everything bolted into place and fitted perfectly and even taking our time both fronts and rears were completed in a day. The hardest part was probably positioning the trolley jacks so I could get the axle stands on the pinch welds and trying to knock to old discs off the car. I am going to definitely recommend the brake bleeding kit recommended by ShopDap though that I bought on ebay. This thing is amazing, it made bleeding the brakes so easy and it was only £35! If you plan on bleeding your brakes buy one of these it you want to make your life easy. We bled the brakes into the HEL braided lines using ATE TYP 200 brake fluid. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3L-Car-Brake-Bleeder-Bleeding-Fluid-Kit-Auto-Replacement-Tool-Set-E20-Adapter/293435727170?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Although the pad choice for these callipers isn’t as large as for some of the other calliper conversions available, Tarox advertise pads in their Strada range, which I figured would fit my needs perfectly. In theory I should have stopped my brake upgrade there and just fitted them but I decided that I wanted new discs to compliment the new callipers. My heart really, really wanted the two piece discs from ECS Tuning (https://www.awesomegti.com/shop-by-brand/ecs-tuning/ecs-tuning-340x30mm-front-cross-drilled-slotted-2-piece-brake-discs/) but at £660 they were way out of my price range. The option I could justify regarding new discs buying was the OE Club Sport discs. They’re still a two-piece disc and at 9.8Kg they are approximately 0.9Kg lighter than the OE R disc. When you combine this with the weight loss of the callipers that’s an un-sprung weight saving of 3.9Kg per side which is quite a significant saving especially considering the overall limited cost. (The TTS 8S 4pot callipers weight 5.6kg with pads where the Stock mk7 R callipers weight 8.6kg with pads). I wasn’t happy with the silver bells that came with the CS discs so I decided to spray them matt black for a real two-piece look. I should have definitely stopped here; after all I wanted to undertake this upgrade on a budget but decided that I wanted some rear discs to match the drilled look of the CS discs. I only found two manufacturers that had a similar drilled hole pattern as the CS discs, Mtec and Nitrac. As the Mtec ones were over half the price of the Nitrac discs (despite my reservations about this manufacturer) I stupidly bought a set. (They’re heat damaged & blue already) I also bought a set of Strada pads to match the front and also painted the bells black to match the look of the front. The end results look pretty good to me though and I was more than happy.
    1 point
  47. This is mine fitted hope this may help Pat Sent from my LG-H870 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  48. Lew

    GFB DV+ Versus GFB DVX.

    Forgot I started this thread. I can confirm the adjustable DVX valve does fit, albeit a bit tight, with an aftermarket large bore intake hose. I was running mine with a forge hose and it just about fit.
    1 point
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