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  1. Pumatron

    Golf R gremlins

    Read this topic with interest, so did some Googling and apparently the development team for the Golf Mk8 have been taken into questioning. I’ve included a picture of them.
    13 points
  2. 6 points
  3. I answered this on the other thread too! Same answer, but take note of Dopper's comment too! Drive the Deal are used by loads of us on here Congrats on placing an order, hopefully you'll not have a long wait. What many of us have requested was for the dealer not to wash the vehicle, as we would either be taking to a professional detailer for a ceramic coating or doing it ourselves. Dealers are renowned for making an absolute hash of washing it, leaving swirls and scratches all over it. Also, unless you really want the dealer to, tell them you dont want any kind of 'unv
    5 points
  4. Speedy27

    Golf R gremlins

    I've got mine booked in for the 11th Aug to look at the occasional popping sound from the SOS and also the travel assist which seems to say unavailable whenever it's been raining and in turn stops any of the buttons on the left side of the steering wheel from working. Also saw the below on 'VW Golf MK8 Owners UK' from someone who states they work at VW and currently doing some of these updates.... People just to let you know ocu recall update just released . Get in contact with your dealers . For online functions not always working . 👍
    5 points
  5. Booth11

    Golf 8R reviews

    The 8R “will feel like a bin lorry”. 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 I think this should be in the forum After Dark Joke thread as it’s hilarious. I only take my 8R on a Thursday at 7am as that’s my bin collection day…😉
    5 points
  6. I foresee the need to confirm you don't have a polo door fitted to your golf if built in August.. I can see the headline now "Summer schoolboy temp hired in Wolfsburg accidentally fits 8,500 Golf Rs with incorrect doors resulting in mass recall"
    4 points
  7. NRW

    Puff smoke after racing

    And here’s me sitting thinking the OP just needed to get his digital Speedo re-set to MPH from the existing KPH when he takes his car in to be looked at, checked over. 😂
    4 points
  8. I don't think that's a fair comment (or true) Anyone racing on the road, especially at those sort of speeds isn't going to get anything other than criticism I'm afraid and rightly so.
    4 points
  9. Have just moved to stage 4 albeit a couple of weeks after my confirmed build date should have been (January order). Is it just possible I might see it in September? Can only hope that the August holiday tea boy/girl who assembles the car accidentally installs a HUD as I wish I'd specked it now.
    4 points
  10. andrewparker

    Golf 8R reviews

    His anti-R stance smacks of someone who is desperately trying to justify their purchase decision. Maybe the CS is a better drivers car, but it’s far from the best drivers car where hot hatches are concerned. He’s constantly fuelling this R vs CS debate, but it just comes across as someone fighting buyers remorse to me.
    4 points
  11. Rudders

    Golf Mk8 videos

    I genuinely hope his next shit is a hedgehog. Nothing against the bloke but he is an absolute helmet
    4 points
  12. From my experience the 'auto brake' only ever works when its not needed
    3 points
  13. Booth11

    Puff smoke after racing

    I don’t think that’s fair or true comment either, although as soon as I first read this thread’s opening post this morning I knew exactly how the thread was going to go. 😁 And probably the OP should have realised that too. I don’t think anyone is telling anyone off but rather just drawing attention to the fact that it’s not the smartest move, and some things are best not posted up on public forums.
    3 points
  14. Booth11

    Bec’s Lapiz 8R

    Went off in the car to a work site meeting this morning, taking teen daughter with me as it’s school hols and she’s bored already! Parked up on street and she decided to wait in the car whilst I went off to the meeting. Got back to car afterwards and just about to drive off and she says, “oh btw, some young guy videoed the car”. This is the second time this has happened recently, thinking of charging people!
    3 points
  15. Martin2

    Wheel brushes.

    I had the same issue with my BMW when it was on the smaller winter wheels (19") as it had the M Sport brakes fitted. The only decent solution was to move the car forward after cleaning all the wheels to get the bits I'd missed before a final rinse. It was made a bit easier by having the display key and remote parking, which meant I could start the car and move it forward/backwards without getting in it. Great feature and not just for wheel cleaning!
    3 points
  16. Some interesting articles in a local paper in Wolfsburg; From 6th July: 13th July: 14th July: Not sure I fancy my car being built in August by a load of temps It's been translated from German by my browser - might explain some of the odd translations.
    3 points
  17. I believe they do. I found something that flashed a green arrow on the dash, and made a most unattractive fake noise so haven't used it since.
    3 points
  18. Go off on a round the world trip (well if only anyone actually could) and it might be ready when you get back!
    3 points
  19. Personally I'd do it later, that way there is no potential problem with wheel weights, and you can clean off any tyre mounting lubricant the fitters may splash around. Also you can ensure your lug bolts (or nuts) aren't loose or over tight from not enough or too many ugga-duggas on the air impact wrench
    3 points
  20. 3 points
  21. Real life picture of cars at Emden 🤣😂🤪
    3 points
  22. Not a dicky bird.. I now know from everyone else's updates what mine should be if the dealer wanted to share.. I'll not learn anything from chasing them.. I might just send them what I know, just to rub it in..
    3 points
  23. Regent Garage Criccieth Wales, Peter Evans Business Manager 🤡🤣
    3 points
  24. Following on from the ehaust going on, I wasn't happy with the state of the tailpipes on there. IMG_20210718_121151 by Jason Oldland, on Flickr With a fair bit of elbow grease, a drill, 3M fast cut and cotton buffing balls they came up a treat. There is some pitting on them but nothing I can do about that. IMG_20210719_092323 by Jason Oldland, on Flickr Thought I better give the whole thing a clean after that, car was letting the tailpipes down IMG_20210719_091948 by Jason Oldland, on Flickr IMG_20210719_092226 by Jason Oldland, on Flickr
    3 points
  25. Have you looked into BCS systems? Their quality is fantastic, sound great and prices good. I run their DP with Res delete combo which I think is awesome value and more than enough sound. I’ve driven a 7R with full milltek non resonated and it was was too much. I think full exhaust you need a resonated system. Nigel is on here from BCS and gives forum discount. I’m in Australia and even other side of world Nigel was easy to deal with and fast delivery so being in UK well worth speaking to him.
    3 points
  26. Wrex

    Dash light fault

    VWUK exc office are trying find out when an update might be available. Just waiting to hear back from them next week.
    3 points
  27. “Highly sought after manual” [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  28. phope

    8R Quick Question thread

    Like @JaseW said, avoid dealer add ons for GAP and paint protection packages - the profit margin in them is disproportionately large and the sales person will be incentivised via commission to sell the benefits to you VW are offering a 2 service package for £269 up front cost that isn't tied to one particular dealer and is valid at any dealer nationwide - it seems reasonable value and I'd personally take it. GAP insurance in general can be a very good idea, regardless of whether you are paying with your own savings, a bank loan or other finance arrangements. Do your own
    2 points
  29. Hi, Finally got my hands on a friends Dragy. Took it to a quiet industrial estate and made sure it was safe to do a launch. Conditions: Temp reading in car as 21.5 Degrees (although 66f on draggy) Fuel - Full tank Full weight car (additional 50kg of work equipment in the boot). Tyres PS4S 19" The DSG Tune was launching from 5k which seems very high. Will get that adjusted as it seems to hang before jumping to 2nd gear. Also noticed a high pitched whistle at the high rev range. Either a boost leak or my aftermarket Divert
    2 points
  30. Booth11

    Mobile phone holder

    None. The charging cubby is where mine lives.
    2 points
  31. Penguin

    Wheel brushes.

    Clean one half of the wheel and move the car slightly? 🤷‍♂️
    2 points
  32. No offence to anybody in this thread, i'm sure there's some very knowledgable people. I must say though, hearing so many conflicting things is bound to leave you disheartened, you will get your car. From my communication and what i've read, things are likely to improve in the 2nd half of the year. VW want more than anybody to get cars moving, it's their business and they do lose money the longer lead times go. If you ordered a month ago, you will have your car by october/november. If you're happy to wait till then, i'd just ignore the rest of what you read. It's a fantastic ca
    2 points
  33. As one chapter ends another one starts! I'll never forget the drive where we lost one of your side skirts somewhere down the Military Canal and of course the Ring trip where I had the displeasure of meeting a real life Ewok. Fun times.
    2 points
  34. I don’t think 80 days is long enough.
    2 points
  35. I don’t disagree that the 7R was a particular high point in VW performance Golfs. But the 8R has some notable improvements and I’m not just talking how fast it goes. Anyway, that aside, I think you’ll find one of the reasons you’re not seeing many 8Rs around as yet is the issues with shortage of components (semiconductors etc) and subsequently massively delayed builds which is significantly impacting supply of the cars, thus less on the roads as yet. It’s worth remembering that the glut of 7Rs in the early days was in part down to the crazy cheap lease deals before the loophole closed, as m
    2 points
  36. At least by the time they build and deliver them, the software might work.
    2 points
  37. Also realised I posted in the wrong thread, sorry thought it was the orders thread. 🙄
    2 points
  38. Martin2

    Rs3 The new daddy ??

    I agree, it does look a bit aftermarket. One less thing for Archie to mess around with / mess up when he gets his.
    2 points
  39. Great job on the tailpipes! It lifts the whole car when the pipes are clean and shiny. Whole car looks fantastic.
    2 points
  40. Badger

    Delphi pads any good?

    Just to update you helpful informative peeps; two weeks in and brakes are as near to what it was like before replacement as my little brain can recall. I’m sure these create less dust, too, but no scientific basis other than wheels are less dusty 😬 Thanks again, and happy Friday
    2 points
  41. AHG

    Golf 8R reviews

    He just wants to make money from talking on YouTube, and talking smack pays better than talking praise. IMHO
    2 points
  42. Blackpug

    We Connect

    Mine was off from 15th July. Done a bit of googling today and found a post from VW. Went into the user settings page and found this...Worked for me.
    2 points
  43. Audi can take as many deposits as they want but unless they have stockpiled every part/component for fully spec'd cars then they wont be delivering them in a hurry. The letter that VW dealers clearly have will now sort out which ones give a toss and inform their customers and which ones don't.
    2 points
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    2 points
  45. Nath_27

    8R Quick Question thread

    I can vouch for the standard system is actually decent the standard bass is quite boomy and I haven't fully cranked up either on the settings! I've come from a previous Bmw with the HK sound system and I'm not offended by the MK8 standard system. I'm sure the HK will be better all round though.
    2 points
  46. Nath_27

    Dash light fault

    Yep I've mentioned this on other thread that I get the double pop noise from centre speaker and a couple occasion had the Error SOS message. I've noticed the double popping whenever I drive through a area with No/Very low telephone signal near where I live, not noticed it happening in any other areas. @MK1GTI @AndyT970 @Dannybear83 @jason1972 Be interested to know if any of you guys have noticed the double popping noise driving through No / Low signal areas?
    2 points
  47. Booth11

    Bec’s Lapiz 8R

    Gas strut is on! What a joy not to have to heave that heavy bonnet up! Followed the helpful advice in this thread.
    2 points
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