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  1. I adjusted it to “angry spouse” level, which is when your spouse leaves the car angry and slams the door, it records. I think that represent the right threshold 🙂
    4 points
  2. aldfort

    RIP Golf

    Welcome to the world of endless coffee's and expensive charging. EV fine if you can home charge and only do short trips. Else petrol the only real option. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
    4 points
  3. I can remember my mum trundling us about in an Austin A40 Somerset when we were children and my friends laughing at us in such an old and unusual car in the early 70's. We later acquired a MG Magnet ZA that my grandfather bought new and shipped back from Singapore after WW2. Ive kept hold of my MK2 16v my son keeps badgering me for. It sits alongside my 3 door Oryx R nicely on trips out.
    4 points
  4. Hi all We have now put in new approval measures for new registrations that should put an end to spam attacks. Thank you for your patience and tolerance in the last couple of days.
    3 points
  5. Chronicbint

    RIP Golf

    So, giving it some beans over the weekend and managed to roll into a field..... Jokes, its fine, but into our last six months of ownership and have ordered something else. 😜 Its an EV! 😊
    2 points
  6. 🤣 All sorted, set sensitivity (Dash cam.) lower and all is good
    2 points
  7. Maybe. 😅 My ideal would be have my current 8R for another year and then move into an 8.5R (ordering it to follow that timeline) Much will depend on price of said 8.5R and importantly optional extra costs (as I don’t want less than the options I have now) an one thing is for certain it ain’t gonna be cheap, and more so if agency model is applied, although it seems to be for EVs but also fleet sales - the latter could be a nail in the broker deals coffin. Still, if it’s likely to be my last hurrah in a petrol car, maybe I’ll suck it up. Woman maths will be applied! 😁
    2 points
  8. If you live in the US you can get the water pump issue fixed at any time out of warranty for free! Due the the culture of not taking any crap over there and the sheer number of people they get much better consumer protection. When diesel gate was exposed over in the US, affected owners were able to take their cars back to a dealers they bought them from for a full refund. The cars could be in any condition as well.
    2 points
  9. The only area the has PPF from the factory is the rear lower sill edge as circled in pic below.
    2 points
  10. Look good. Always nice to see a little stash of microfibres in the door pocket for those traffic light dash and screen dusting moments. 😀
    2 points
  11. Yep, that happens, you can adjust the sensitivity threshold. Either that or deus ex machina 🙂
    2 points
  12. Dogman12

    Golf mk 8.5 news

    UPDATE: GTI & GTE will be available in German configurator from mid-April.
    2 points
  13. This was the reason I didn't buy the VW 2 year service plan this year. The prices did not add up for me even with the 25% sale off when I was looking them I worked out that if you bought the 1 x minor and 1 x major service that included filters plugs etc separately it worked out cheaper than buying the 2 year service plan that included these parts. I already use a decent VW Indie for my haldex and brake fluid changes as they clean the haldex filter (unlike VW) and they are happy to use the performance brake fluid I supply which again VW refuse to do. Going forward I'll likely be using them for my servicing as well as they are definitely cheaper that VW and also likely more competent. I also have the VW extended warranty for peace of mind.
    2 points
  14. More reason to make such folk wait, and think about their behaviour
    2 points
  15. Further to my earlier post re: new member reviews - we have blocked all registrations from two regions of the world where these attacks were coming from. Of course, that doesn't stop them using a VPN or proxy, but hopefully it'll give some respite.
    2 points
  16. Jace

    My flat cap is pending

    Finally got the MG home this weekend 😊 Gave it a wash & quick detailer wipe down before putting it away in the garage until the weather dries out & warms up again.
    2 points
  17. MikeBuzz

    Front bumper stolen….

    All fixed, good as new now
    2 points
  18. Scudgie

    I have a hole !!!!

    I still can't get over how stingy VW are for not supplying the warning triangle as standard. Then I read that Audi charge you £25 for a tool kit and jack for the Vorsprung S3.....I cant decide which is worst.
    2 points
  19. I’ve just taken out a year VW Extended Warranty for mine which starts 17/3 when factory warranty runs out: All Component Cover Current mileage 22k miles, Doing under 10k miles a year £100 excess = £312 Same but with no excess was circa £377 Higher excess (£200 I think) was sub £300.
    1 point
  20. Thanks, i always keep the microfibres as marks/dust annoy me. I was in the process of hoovering the car, when i took this picture. Managed to get some genuine VW rubber mats which have gone in as i have taken the carpet ones out for a deep clean. They will go back in when the weather improves.
    1 point
  21. From my experience, a lot of buyers prefer a good Indy service history over a stealers stamp. Tend to do a better job, and not working on a set time for each job. And let’s be honest, with your Indy, you usually know who’s going to be working on your car, whereas in the main dealer, you could just as likely have a trainee doing your basic service [emoji2368] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
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  23. I'd stick with the dyno proven accessories. Couple of UK companies seem to have a handle on it. Try talking to Regal or RacingLine
    1 point
  24. Yes, it’s definitely a learning process as you get older . So much tech compared to my old Z4. But I am enjoying it, and some of the tech is proving useful, even if It takes a while to work out how it all works. The Z was no slouch, but this thing is another level. I’ll likely never get close to doing it justice, but it does make me grin. It does seem to attract a fair bit of attention, with youngsters trying to goad you into racing them off the lights. On the odd occasion I decide to play, there’s not much that comes close to it. I only discovered it had been stage 1 mapped when my local specialist was sorting out a small issue. His words not mine, “it’s been done very well , including the Dsg box, and it’s very smooth, and something along the lines of not using too much boost, which I must admit, I didn’t understand [emoji23] But he is a Revo specialist and although he couldn’t be sure, who had done it ,he says it’s been done very well. There is a Ram air induction kit on it, which does sound good, along with a res delete. As long as it remains reliable I’ll be happy, and I will continue to feed it with premium fuel and yearly service it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  25. I think it may be my Dash cam sensing the G force change and snapshot recording ?
    1 point
  26. There’s a whole haunted house in the Mk8 Golf! 😄
    1 point
  27. You’re correct, it was. I just re read the title, it was epc [emoji1], typing error. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  28. anglingnut

    Foot rest

    Changed the foot rest to a one that is more in keeping with the other pedals
    1 point
  29. Chronicbint

    RIP Golf

    Its a lease on wifes company scheme (we only have one car). 🙂 Will end up costing a chunk more monthly than the Golf, though it may save a little on fuel costs. Had to find something that was quicker than brothers I4 M50 😂 and also vaguely interesting/slightly hot hatchy, this is the first EV I have seen that sort of fits that criteria. That isn't a 100k+
    1 point
  30. Autotrader i find is the best but if you want a specific car i.e BMW it can be better to use the offical site of the vehicle you are looking to buy. At the moment i am looking for a BMW and it's site is better than Autotrader as it gives more filters and narrows down the number of vehicles you are looking for.(i.e you can search for Comfort/Tech packs etc) However my partner was looking for a Mazda/Toyota and Autotrader was better.
    1 point
  31. anglingnut

    Bonnet gas strut

    I mean mine is oriented down not actually 45% end on it
    1 point
  32. Yeah I think there’s probably a lot of mapped ones out there. It’s funny because both me and vw didn’t think it was mapped judging by how it drove. My local vw are looking for a car for me so I’ll ask them to do the same😂 I said I’ll be being my code reader this time and they said we don’t blame you 😂
    1 point
  33. The r does sound shit at times , then I drove my R32 last week after jump starting it as parked up for 2 months, it made me miss that noise , I’m never getting rid of it the linear power and noise is unreal , still the r is a totally different type of beast , they both have their place in my life
    1 point
  34. Aid7072

    Tiguan R has no rev limiter?

    Absolutely spot on,both the Rs I had last year sounded c**p at best.
    1 point
  35. Booth11

    Dumb noob questions

    It depends. If you’re now looking at a mk7/7.5 having been well and truly put off the mk8 (I love mine!) by the fear of gremlins and high road tax (the latter applicable on 8Rs whose retail price exceeded a set amount), then the presence of hateful Lane Assist depends on the spec and age of the car. In the mk8 Lane Assist is standard (can be disabled each journey or set to off with obdeleven (I’ve done latter and no warnings come up on dash), however I think LA was only standard on the later 7.5s having been an option on earlier ones (with Dynamic Light Assist I think) and on the mk7, but either way can be turned off in car or disabled in some way. The mk8R may have its issues (evidenced by many many pages of gremlins) but what a car it is to drive! The Magna 4WD torque vectoring system definitely moved the game of from it’s predecessor and as @aldfortsays, it is dynamically brilliant drive. I have one of the earliest 8Rs (2021) and despite a few gremlins in the 3 years I’ve had it, it now has a revised steering wheel and the current latest software version, and has been stable for a good while and it’s an epic car. But a good well cared for 7.5R is a great choice!
    1 point
  36. aldfort

    Golf R gremlins

    Yeah, when I looked close a bit of heat protective mat was not installed right. Apparently it might be rectify-able or they might have to do a refit. Weather has been too poor to have a good look since they did it. Also remember we take cake to the dealer when we visit!
    1 point
  37. Hi Don, thanks for explaining., totally makes sense, I also carry a digital gauge for this very reason. The first time it kept happening I couldn't work out what was going on, it was only when I put a decent pressure gauge on the offending wheel immediately on pulling over that I realised how hot the wheel was and that the reading was 2psi more than the other 3 wheels and after leaving it to cool down the pressure returned to normal so I assumed that was the reason for it activating. Once I changed the caliper it stopped until 7/8 months later the other side did exactly the same, but by then I was wise to this game and replaced said caliper and not had any issues since. So if I understand correctly, it isn't the pressure it monitors its the speed, then the sticking caliper slowed the wheel down enough to set the tpms off?
    1 point
  38. Sounds like oil level or adaptations need to be reset. Could also be mechatronic unit causing issues ....I'd go to a specialist to get it read and checked rather than guessing.
    1 point
  39. After my mtec c hooks have warped After only a few ks I'm going for brembos 345mm, and stock vented as I have thought that they will give better braking performance as a lot more material for pads to grab to, fitting tomorrow will post review
    1 point
  40. Swerve

    New carpet

    Looks like I have escaped having to have a new carpet happy days, a warning for anyone spilt milk is horrendous to get out of your car so be mindful next trip you take to Mac Donald’s or line me trying to be healthy with a protein milkshake lol. i tried wet vac, white vinegar, baking soda and some other products to no avail, in the end it was seat out at detailers carpet lifted with him doing 3 hours of steam clean, wet vac and chemical products he had and ozone treatment overnight. Even then the next day day there was still a very slight whiff and I used this stuff https://airvidox.com/ finally seems to have done the trick leaves a slight chlorine smell that’s goes after a bit, make sure you follow the directions to the letter when using it.if you have a bad smell this stuff is the dogs danglys and I highly recommend it 👍 my car now has a 10ft no milk allowed barrier around it 🤦‍♂️
    1 point
  41. We have three different PLANS: BASIC, PRO, and ULTIMATE.  If you buy the device only you will get the BASIC plan, this plan gives you access to basic functions (performing a full scan, checking live data, clearing fault codes, etc.) you do not get access to the advanced functions like coding, adaptations, basic settings and other. This plan is unlimited and never expires, you can use the device with this plan and you do not need additional subscriptions. Also, you are able to perform One-Click Apps for credits with this plan.  If you have the device and want to get access to more advanced functions like coding, adaptations, basic settings, etc. you can upgrade to a yearly PRO plan, this plan is valid for 12 months and you will need to extend it after 12 months. Of course, if you decide to not extend the plan you will be left with the BASIC plan and BASIC functionality. One-Click Apps are also performed with credits, no credits are included in the packs and they are purchased separately. (PRO pack is the same, but when purchasing the PRO PACK you get the device and the plan with it)  Lastly, there is the ULTIMATE plan, with the ULTIMATE plan you get all the functionality that you would get with the PRO plan, plus the ability to check RAW data and you get access to One-Click Apps builder where you can create your own One-Click Apps, this plan is also limited to 12 months and later you need to extend it. Also, with the ULTIMATE you get access to One-Click Apps without credits, this means you do not need to buy additional credits to perform One-Click Apps on VAG group vehicles.  You can find more about our plans and all the available functions HERE: https://obdeleven.com/en/content/24-subscription This is the latest official information provided by OBDeleven. Sorry if this is the wrong thread @Booth11 so please move to where is best.
    1 point
  42. Booth11

    I have a hole !!!!

    We all have a hole. 😄 Some of didn’t like the hole so bought warning triangle which is what the hole is there. I bought oem (above) but can get them aftermarket. Have a look here… https://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/38731-what-have-you-bought-for-your-8r/?do=findComment&comment=592887
    1 point
  43. What a k--b! Another Saturday night Asda car park twonk!
    1 point
  44. Booth11

    New carpet

    Haha, good point. 🤣 I thought you might have at least got a good slurp of it before it all went horribly wrong. 😂 Detailers can work wonders so let’s hope that this is the case and you can avoid paying out £££ for a bit of carpet. 🤞
    1 point
  45. I can confirm that removing the rubber mat from the phone charging bay allows my phone (with a silicon case) to charge correctly 📱👍
    1 point
  46. Hi just got mine tidied up
    1 point
  47. fastgolf

    Rear spoiler comparison

    I always loved the Clubsport spoiler, after much research in 2017 decided to go ahead and get one. Expensive as the tailgate needs to be changed but think it’s worth it. The main spoiler part took about 6 months to get however, as it was forever on back order.
    1 point
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