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  1. Finally some positive news!! Had this from lease company today.
    7 points
  2. Well it’s been a nightmare since my last post. Each week there’s been another problem and further delays. Decided after 9 weeks enough was enough so looked elsewhere and finally picked up this beauty. Not white, no sunroof but very shiny and dynaudio which is well worth it
    5 points
  3. Thought I should give an update on this... ...it arrived last Friday! Absolutely worth the wait (ordered mid-April 2021) Already broken it in with a 600 mile round trip from NI to Croft for the BTCC. Averaged 61mpg and I wasn't exactly hanging about... Very happy with the car, the taptic buttons are great, lane assist not as big an issue as I had worried, all in all if you're thinking of pulling the plug just hold on a little longer; it is definitely worth it - and mine is a diesel!
    4 points
  4. I’m I totton mate …. As it happened my friend Chris who is fitting all my parts for me has a little place on Ampress lane industrial estate in lymington .. just going to pick the car up now !!
    4 points
  5. TweedsideR

    Cupra Born

    OK, it's an odd (dumb?) name for the UK market, but there it is. I had an e-mail from VW telling me that I only had 9 months left on my agreement and due to long lead times I should start ordering my next car soon. Soooo - Golf Mk8 R? Well I used to live in the Scottish Borders and the R was fun on those roads, but I've now moved the English Midlands and the roads here are dull, boring, filled with traffic and too many idiots so that wasn't really an option. And the price of petrol? Forget it. Which brings me to Electric. The up front price is steep but the ongoing costs are good, e
    4 points
  6. Msportman

    Big brake help !!

    Got the old girl out today. May take her to Combe and show a clean pair of heals to the MK1/2 EScorts 😆
    4 points
  7. Anyone see the white Evo and blue Cossie?
    3 points
  8. Good turn out today, nice to meet everyone. Shame the weather was a little off. The 700bhp sleeper blew my mind, what a machine! On a side note, If you ever want to swap your seats Dave, hit me up Sent from my S22 using Tapatalk
    3 points
  9. gazza5

    Germany holibobs

    Thought I would post a few pictures and a write up about our brief ho;iday in Germany, covered just over 1,500 miles in the R, which is now sitting bug splattered, ready for a wash this weekend hopefully (has had two days of showers on it so far). Day 1 - Filled car up night before as we knew france and belgium fuel prices are on parity with us, although with the falling pound worked out a couple of pence cheaper filling in uk. Eurotunnel pic (eurotunnel was heaving, they had combined some trains together and with the queue etc, we were on a hour later train than planne
    3 points
  10. Mine has turned up at dealers 2x day ago around a week after I got a “it’s left the factory” email and a confirmed week 22 build. No idea if it’s a MY22 or 23 but I guess 22. Will see when I pick it up.
    3 points
  11. Carbon fibre goodness...
    3 points
  12. Booth11

    Engine cover recall

    Thanks @AHG I await *the* phone call from the dealership………😄
    3 points
  13. @Msportman many thanks for organising and great to see you on track. Great to catch up with everyone and see the R collection again. Here’s a picture from the early, sunny morning But the diehards stayed well into the afternoon.
    2 points
  14. 2 points
  15. Yeah good turn out and a few other Rs not with us too. Sorry didn't get much time to chat as took an age to get on the track unfortunately! Thanks for the passenger ride Ian Thanks for bringing your immaculate car Damian, looks superb and took me about half an hour just to read the list of mods! Bobby, join the queue for the seats! 🤣
    2 points
  16. Those Adelaide wheels are amazing on a white car
    2 points
  17. Will be at same meeting place as last time in the morning If anyone wants to tag along (Morrisons) 07.45
    2 points
  18. Just fitting my kit yesterday / today . 375mm 6pot fronts 350mm rear conversion
    2 points
  19. Fronts are all on … rears to fit tomorrow
    2 points
  20. TweedsideR

    Cupra Born

    It certainly looks good - and it looks and feels very similar to the Golf inside as the materials are better quality than the ID.3. Although SWMBO loves driving the R she has (sensibly) decreed that our current car is our last R. We have now moved very close to most of our relatives and since retirement we don't need to commute so almost all of our journeys are sub-50-miles round trip. This means an electric car makes a lot of sense for us (and my wife hasn't noticed that I've specced the e-boost version. "That's just so we can get the nicer wheels! Cough, cough). We have several relative
    2 points
  21. It hasn't been released at the moment, when it does drop we'll for sure pop up a post on here.
    2 points
  22. 😄 Unfortunately (or fortunately) the rest of my Vader detailing outfit is out of shot. Not very practical though as that cloak is a constant trip hazard especially with snow foam on the ground, and that helmet gets so hot at this time of year that the heavy breathing is deafening. The soundtrack that plays in the background is good though. 😂
    2 points
  23. Candidates I’d look at first would be anti roll bar link or lower control arm ball joint. If you think it’s on one side, then go to the front wheel and grab the top then yank back and forth to recreate the noise. Both are cheap and easy to fix, although you should do the pair. If it’s car park ramps I reckon it’ll be ARB link. I take it that it doesn’t require full lock to provoke the noise and it doesn’t happen on flat ground when pulling away or slowing down with engine braking etc?
    2 points
  24. SRW

    Churning

    Sounds like my neighbour's German Shepard panting.......
    2 points
  25. Emergency evening snow foam and pressure wash after a seagull decided to see if it could hit every panel with its mega poop, whilst I was parked up at work. It almost succeeded, just the hatch survived unscathed. No time to bucket wash tonight so gave it a quick post jet wash spin round the block to blow the water off as drying a partially washed car with towels is a big no-no for me and I couldn’t be bothered to use the blower (used DI water so no water spotting). The upside is that it also washed off 8 weeks off dust and Saharan sand as I’ve not had time to wash it since early May 😮. St
    2 points
  26. Haven’t posted for a while but just picked this up thought would share replacement key cover with blue R (Should of come this way)
    2 points
  27. Well I gave up on waiting. Got myself a 2018 CLA 45 with pretty much every option ticked and I'm loving it so far. Maybe not as high-tech as the MK8 but performance and noise wise it's pretty impressive. I'll probably keep my MK8 R on order for now but the last update I had I was told the first half of 2023... If I do cancel, I'll be sure to post something on here first before Gateway2Lease advertise it as a cancellation.
    2 points
  28. Gave the car a run 😂 Saturday morning miles This morning before work (and unfortunately back home now) Car misses aral 102 Ron already! Which price wise we spent 1.87 a litre on. Thanks Germany for reducing the fuel tax for a few months! 😂
    2 points
  29. NRW

    Hellooo

    Nice. Hello & Welcome. Can tell it’s new to you from the pic. You’ve Not yet adjusted to the R turning circle😂😂
    2 points
  30. Correction then, I will come along next time. Actually i went to the last RS national day at Donnington in Aug 21.
    2 points
  31. Arryjmc

    Big brake help !!

    Hi @silent_rep, please see below pics as requested.
    2 points
  32. I wouldn’t buy a welded Pretoria purely because you can’t be sure of the quality of the welding workmanship. Different if you have it repaired yourself and can be sure and confident in the repair. Like @Stobsie, I hit a few gut wrenching pot holes in the five and half years I had oem Prets, and I had only one go slightly out of round but it was rectified by Lepsons whilst they were refurbing a bit of kerb damage anyway, which is good going compared to some reports you hear that they are made of butter. To be fair I know of members on here that have had a number of Prets buckle but
    2 points
  33. Depends how the repair was done. Many people think they can prep and weld, vey few actually can, I would need to see who did the weld, and the before and after (pre paint) pictures. But a properly repaired wheel is no different to many other parts of the car that are welded or glued / bonded together. But a weld by a "lad up the road" nahhh not for me.
    2 points
  34. AHG

    Engine cover recall

    Apparently the startup nation is first to receive the similar looking yet slightly altered engine covers The only thing changed was the holes where the ball-head studs come in it was soft rubber in the previous one and now they’ve put rigid inserts (makes an audible click when installed) Here is the old cover: You can see the stud holes are made of the same soft rubber as the rest of it Here is the new cover (looks the same, to the untrained eye): you can see there a
    2 points
  35. gregozedobe

    mpg

    A good driver driving for economy can get slightly better fuel economy than ACC in hilly country because they can anticipate what is ahead (eg by allowing the car to slow down slightly as they near the top of a rise, but ACC will use a lot more throttle to maintain the set speed all the way to the top, on downhills a driver can get some "free" momentum by allowing the car to exceed the set speed, which will help lower fuel usage on the following uphill grade). On hills my ACC will use quite heavy throttle settings if that is what is needed to maintain the set speed. In flat terr
    2 points
  36. Splitters appear to be more trouble than there worth.🤔
    2 points
  37. All 3 brands listed are big OEM suppliers and will generally be just as good as OEM pads from VW. I’ve had good experiences with Pagid over the years so that’s what I’d choose.
    2 points
  38. Thought you might like something a little different today Little weekend job for me. Full detail on this beast:
    2 points
  39. On the RHS you see a bunch on different view angles like birds eye view and some block modes for parking with obstacles that you can select. TBF I like the bendy guide lines and the birds eye view when in close spaces. But if upgrading the rear camera - may as well install a highline unit in. I actually had the lowline and had it upgraded by In-car Tech in poole. cheers
    2 points
  40. https://www.ezmods.co/product-page/ezm-replacement-front-brake-caliper-decals-x-2-for-vw-golf-mk7-mk7-5-r
    2 points
  41. That would be a good thing, the 13hp more is a gimmick, all R's have that, though not VW officially, I woukd not pay a penny more for the ED20 over a equal equipped R
    1 point
  42. BIGDEK

    VCDS and haldex

    Try the Performance centre in Sunderland (Leechmere Ind est) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk[emoji6]
    1 point
  43. gazza5

    BMW Welt

    There are two parts to the BMW experience in Munich, one is the BMW Museum (see other thread), and then next door is BMW Welt which is pretty much a space for you to sit in various cars (not all and disapointingly couldn't sit in the M3 / M4). Did manage to sit in a few of the electric ones, but these were quite busy with lots of people around them. Few shots: BMW Museum from BMW Welt Shots from inside BMW Welt - apologises late in the day and the sun was shining all over the M3 / M4 bit so theres a bit of glare
    1 point
  44. fastandy

    Churning

    OK. Well then. Staying focussed around the transmission there is an oil pump in the dsg that provides all the hydraulic pressure. You can remove the main plug with the snorkel in to check the level with the engine running. I'm wondering if the pump is going faulty or your dsg is low on oil? When was the dsg fluid and filter last changed? Vaccum pump at the end of the engine where the HP fuel pump is another possibility.
    1 point
  45. fastandy

    Churning

    Mm.m. yeah, it does sound like the German shepherd panting!! It's clearly something rotational and given the relationship to sport vs normal mode maybe to do with the clutch or dm flywheel of the dsg.
    1 point
  46. Unless you want to use a dedicated colour charged wax like DoDo Juice Blue Velvet or Purple Haze (the Pro versions of each are both excellent choices for Lapiz) then any good wax could be considered. I can recommend Gyeon Wax both in terms of finish, protection (around 3 months with regular washing), ease of application and price. Great wax. My favourite high end waxes are Swissvax waxes, particularly- Crystal Rock; Onyx and Best of Show but you’ll need a second mortgage to fund them. 😮 I buy the small 50ml pots but still very pricey (depending on which one) but little goes long way and th
    1 point
  47. dj219957

    Golf R - the return

    Its so good to be back in an R! Just a little update. The car, Golf R 7.5. manual. 5 door. white. 18 plate. 35k miles. 1 owner. All original paint and bog standard. So far ive removed the snow grate and fitted a pipercross panel filter. Ive also put some fresh mats in. Red stuff pads arrived today...damaged, so they are being returned. Got a turbo elbow on order. Plan to change the haldex fluid and clean the gauze at the weekend. Ive also got plans to treat some mild rust on the subframes before it gets bad. Im thinking treat with kurrust and t
    1 point
  48. Ford Capri 2.8 injection this is my hobby car that I have had around 30 years this year so different to drive compare to modern cars great fun sounds great with Janspeed exhausts. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    1 point
  49. Deano

    Haldex Service

    Yeah, the system is made by Haldex (hence the name) which are in turn owned by BorgWarner. I’m not aware of any 3rd party pumps available. https://haldexparts.co.uk/collections/awd-cargo-pumps/products/0cq598549-cargo-pump-5th-gen-for-awd-4x4-quattro-audi-vw-skoda-sea The pumps can burn out if the gauze on the inlet gets clogged up causing the pump to run dry. Unlikely to happen if serviced every 3 years, but not unheard of. I’m not saying don’t service it, but at £115 a service there’s no point in over-servicing it. For example if you serviced it every year as
    1 point
  50. Dan_7R

    Golf 7R Photos - Part 2

    so glad that I chose Lapiz in the end. It even looks awesome when its wet.[emoji1] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
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