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  1. 17 points
    camelsac2002

    Update!

    Well, things have moved on. My various blood levels (haemoglobin, white cells, neutrophils and platelets) are pretty much at my pre cancer levels. I generally feel better in myself as well. I had some graft versus host disease a couple of weeks ago but that’s fine now. The consultants and nurses are still slightly mystified by a) my attitude towards my treatment (“It’s just a bit of pain so nothing to worry about” after my refusal of gas and air for my tenth bone marrow biopsy and seventh lumbar puncture [emoji23]) and how quickly I’ve breezed through my treatment. I still have to be careful of the Covid as my immune system isn’t 100% but the upshot is that my consultant has given me the all clear for a limited return to work - which I did yesterday! Have to say, I was quite excited to be back to some form of normality and cranking up the crane again! (Such a kid aren’t I??[emoji23]) and given that it’s been 14 months since I’ve worked, it soon came back to me - setting up, operating etc - just like riding a bike. I did a job yesterday afternoon - put four chimneys up on some new houses. It was bloody hot so factor 50 was in order as UV sunlight can trigger the GVHD and it was fairly hard going as I’m out of condition and I was pooped last night. But I’ll get it back eventually so I’ll just be doing one or two days a week initially. Pleased? You bet I am!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. 6 points
    Veloce

    What did you do to your R today?

    Not done anything to the R today but did order some goodies, hopefully arriving Monday. A set of 19" gloss gunmetal Pretoria replicas from CM Wheels, Liam was very helpful answering all of my questions and got the discount👍. Plus a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 235 35/19 from Blackcircles, they had a discount too👍
  3. 5 points
    blakey

    my new toy, 6R

    A lot of fun
  4. 5 points
    Yes Thomas - this new generation is just bollocks. -Slower than previous generation (0-60 etc) -Tacky fog lights that look like they came straight from halfords. -Huge honeycomb section lower grill which shows too much ugly stuff (like intercooler, oem piping etc) -Capacitive touch control steering wheel - which is just bollocks. -Laggy infotainment, bad UI, ugly -and the usual Mk8 ugly front end, broken touch controls, cost cutting stick bonnet strut, no glovebox lining etc Don't expect the R to be any better. Nice seats tho...
  5. 5 points
    Veloce

    Shooting Flames

    Must be getting on a bit as I have no desire to have shooting flames..........I'll leave all that kind of thing to the yoofs! Same about 'pops and bangs maps', I just don't get it. Newly leased beemers and mercs sounding like they're competing on the Welsh forest stage of the world rally championship, call me old, I don't care!
  6. 5 points
    blower

    Hole in Golf R gearbox

    Worse case you take the bastards to court - or should i say go through the procedure of filing in the small claims court and watch them back out and replace the gearbox for free.... You have them on 2 grounds - one you were unable to get the car looked at during lockdown as they were closed (claim it hasn't felt right for a while and you wanted to have it looked at, but they were not open) Secondly, regardless of warranty - know your SAD FART rights: Satisfactory Quality As Described Fit for purpose And last a Reasonable length of Time The 'Reasonable length of time' part is where your gearbox failure would fall under. On high value purchases, such as a car, the critical parts are expected to last a reasonable length of time, and as past court cases have set precedent - a reasonable length of time for a car is 6 years....and with your low mileage this is even more the case. Consumer Rights Act 2015 (replaces sales of goods act, but offers even more consumer protection) is the relevent law your claim would fall under. Making a claim in the small claims court is relatively easy, and not as scary as you think - for starters they can't claim their costs against you if you lose....legal costs are simply not claimable in the small claims court, as well its for 'small' claims. I have in the past started proceedings against VW when they told me to go piss off when i tried to make a claim after my mechatronics failed on my crappy DQ200 gearbox......they folded straight away on the LBA, repaired my gearbox for free and were very apologetic. So don't settle for these assholes giving you the brush off - threaten, and then act on your threat - a well worded LBA (letter before action), followed by a claim if necessary and they will just roll over as they know they will probably lose if it went to court and in addition they don't want any more bad publicity than they already have.
  7. 4 points
    Matt7R

    I want to make a good wage from home

    But every time I try and see how to make an amazing $1200-$2500 a week, some quick fire moderator has removed the offending post already! How's a brother supposed to make a living?! [emoji2959] --------------------------------------------- Come on, get up. Let me see your bruises. ---------------------------------------------
  8. 4 points
    PhilipGolfR

    Proud new R owner

    Just recently purchased my first Golf R after much time spent scrolling online, reading articles and forums and test driving numerous variants. Delighted with my choice. It's an Atlantic Blue DSG 7.5 with about as many options ticked as I have ever seen on an R. First impressions have been just as expected. Love this car. Can do so much so well and most importantly put a smile on my face every time I hit that race button. Anyway, looking forward to joining in conversation here and hopefully getting to meets if there are any in Ireland to see more of these great cars and talk all things R!
  9. 4 points
  10. 4 points
    Carter

    RS3 Ceramic Coated

    Decided to bite the bullet and get the rs3 ceramic coated, the swirl marks in the paint were doing my head in when the sun was on it.Really really pleased with the results! definitely getting the R done soon
  11. 4 points
    Bob

    How does the speed limiter work?

    I walked away because I was on the verge of telling him he was clearly on the wrong forum and to actually piss off. Months away from the forum following illness and I immediately encounter this guy who clearly failed the attitude test. Bob
  12. 4 points
    Never too [emoji776] for humour [emoji1787] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  13. 4 points
    Penguin

    New VWR R600 Intake Offer - eBay

    No affiliation etc, just noticed a good deal on eBay for a new R600 intake (expires on 14th Aug) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Racingline-Intake-System-Golf-7-R600-Enclosed-Airbox-intake-System-Foam/392847795363 Then use code 'PACKUP15' and you can get it delivered for £304.98. Usually £358 and the last used one to be sold on eBay went for £330. Hopefully someone can make use of this.
  14. 4 points
    SpursMadDave

    What did you do to your R today?

    Another small exterior mod to the front, thanks Jared 👍
  15. 4 points
    Leeroyp1

    Lee's DBP MK7

    Finally managed to find a Golf after 2 months of searching for the spec I wanted. The car has: DSG Prets 3 Dr Leather Dynaudio Nav DCC The paintwork was really heavily swirled so my first job was to tackle that and I'm pleased with the results. It does need further work but its much improved.
  16. 4 points
    Booth11

    Update!

    You’re one of us Camel. We look after our own. Even if you bugger off and buy an M2 Comp, you’ll still be one of us. 😆
  17. 4 points
    I’ve decided the next couple of stages is to set the steering column, drivers seat and brake pedal position. I did a mock up today, the column is sitting a bit low even at its highest adjustment and the seat (which is thrown in for now) is a bit high. heres how they look anyway.
  18. 4 points
    With the last of the welding done (for now anyway) in the engine bay. My brother popped up to sort a few things out on his car. With his help things progressed quite quickly we decided to fit; engine and gearbox front subframe steering rack wishbones dsg shifter im really chuffed to be honest, even the lower engine mount lined up perfectly
  19. 4 points
    slider09

    What did you do to your R today?

    Sorry for the delay, been a busy weekend. I’ll detail the haldex services in chronological order. Service 0 - this was before I was aware of the pump filter becoming blocked so was done on the cars 3rd birthday at VW, oil change only. Service 1 - carried out Oct 2017 (3 months after the above VW service after becoming aware of the filter). Mileage was a shade over 18k miles. Service 2 - was carried out January 2019, 27640 miles (around 9500 miles after the previous clean). Service 3 - was carried out August 2020, 34841 miles (around 7200 miles after the previous clean). Bit unfair to compare the blockage of the filter due to the lower mileage between services, however the filter was reasonably clean compared to previous. Even when draining, the fluid looked clean. I’ve been running the ‘increased traction’ mod for around 10 months now, mainly to see if this affected the amount of debris caught by the filter. Personally I’m of the opinion that cars driven harder have cleaner pumps (as the pump is working more - which is why I made this mod). I don’t drive the car like a teenager wearing a ‘man bag’; too old for that. Never done a track day, it’s just my daily for shops, work etc. One of the YouTubers I follow (American guy) races his car (Autocross) and on his haldex service his filter was spotless (which kind of backs up my theory). The photo below is kind of misleading as the filter looks dirtier than it actually was. Took me a couple of hours in total, mainly due to struggling to jack up the front of the car after draining the haldex; plus I like to let the haldex drain until totally empty). Didn’t replace the two pump bolts but did replace the two o-rings. Next time I do this I won’t do it on one of the hottest days of the year!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 4 points
    JerseyR

    Haldex servicing issue - Help!

    Update time for anyone who's interested... After a bit of toing and froing with the garage, they finally agreed to have the car back into the workshop to clean the haldex filter and perform the system learn thingie. they accepted my argument that it should have been done at the time. apparently the filter was already clean (after 26k urban miles at 40mph or less???) but they said it's all working properly. having run the car for a few days with no wheel spin at all, i reinstalled unicorn stage 1 and took the car for a brief blast this morning. HOLY F**K is the car fast now. even without using launch control, it leaps off the line, slamming me back into the seat like never before. absolutely no wheel spin. just wooosh and away! i bloody love it and i couldn't recommend unicorn self tune any more highly! shame i live on an island with a maximum 40mph limit (with 15 mph green lanes) and my trip to Germany (and the Nurburgring) was cancelled last month. cheers Ben
  21. 4 points
    VW meeting room in the secret lair within the hidden recesses of the Schwarzwald. https://newsabc.net/bugging-scandal-at-vw-secret-meetings-leaked-at-volkswagen-2/ VW chairman “How do we make them (the public) buy the new ID cars, when we all know they look shit? utter silence around the board room.....feathers drop, tumbleweed rolls.... a soft cough and a hesitant hand is raised... Very Junior Product Manager.... “erm Sir, what if we make the MK8 Golf look like a turd, we already have that shitwank the TRoc. If we make the MK8 equally a shitwankturd then many will want the ID” VW Chairman... thinks, mulls it over, slams the table... “Right meine herren, we have a way forward, the MK8 is now codenamed the Scheiße Auto and like we did with the TRoc, we polish them more”
  22. 4 points
    Gavras

    Shooting Flames

    Ditto. i used to get plenty flames from previous cars when tuning carbs lol. Also flames and cars do not equal mechanical sympathy and therefore longevity of parts. not a problem for Hollywood or fuckwit Youtubers, however bit of a pain if it’s your family car / commute to work car.
  23. 4 points
    AndyMD

    Hole in Golf R gearbox

    Wait to see what they came back with., but in the meantime, get knowledge from trading standards, contact BBC Watchdog by phone and speak to someone, ask if others gave had crap service from the dealer, the more cases the better, if watchdog aren't interested, then local TV news. Please tell me you have to use your car to help key workers? 😁 Or look after you shielding family? If things don't go well, then let the Internet trolls out.... Go straight to the top. Alex Smith is your man. Hound him on all VW social media, email him, Facebook him, tweet him and always use #vwuk #vw #theresaholeinmyvwgearbox @ukvolkswagon and @vwukhelp are the tweets to use. Here he is on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-smith-949255174?originalSubdomain=uk One thing execs don't like is being dragged through and mud thats being flung at the company. The more people who share your story via social media the more people will jump on board. I will with the shocked face emoji I had a similar thing happen years ago with a vauxhall insignia. The cambelt failed 8 months after they had changed it and tried to say it wasn't there fault. Social Media worked a treat. Good luck and keep us up to date
  24. 3 points
  25. 3 points
    Dr Mike Oxgreen

    Hello everybody

    Hello Ladies, Gentlemen and others. Allow me to introduce myself - I'm Ian, and I'm a long-time VW GTI owner and addict, having gone through about seven Mark 1's, a Mark 2 16v, a Mark 7, and a couple of Sciroccos in my time. The gap between the Mark 2 and Mark 7 can be explained by having company cars for several years, and the fact that the Marks 3 and 4 were, frankly, a bit lardy and hopeless. I'm happily semi-retired, living in Hampshire, and a lifelong car enthusiast - apart from the various GTI's I have had a few DOHC VTEC Hondas, and looked after a friend's Formula Vee for about twelve years. Most of my early GTI's were modified to a greater or lesser extent, and I got to know the great, and sadly late, Brian Ricketts very well - what Brian didn't know about GTI's wasn't worth knowing, he's sadly missed. I wonder what he could have made of an R? These days, I was content to run my GTI, but it wasn't too hard to give it up in favour of the R. I notice that there are some refugees from the GTI Forum here (hi, Rebecca!) and I look forward to learning more about what is probably VW's best ever version of the Golf.
  26. 3 points
    Antracite / Gunmetal is a sweet colour too rather than pure black. Sometimes with black, the definition and shapes can start to be lost.
  27. 3 points
    Batch

    Show us your stance

    Added 034 Motorsport camber+ top mounts to the car, which as well as dialling in some very BTCC-esque camber on the front has also lowered by another 10mm! I think I’m going to have to take the back down to match, for aesthetics as well as handling...
  28. 3 points
    Shug

    How does the speed limiter work?

    He was the one that started all the excitement. As posted earlier, all replies were trying to understand his issue / help etc., and he got the hump and started using CAPITALS (shouting?) and throwing toys. I actually thought we were all pretty polite and had noticed it wasn’t an R but still trying to help. Anyway. ETTO, onwards and upwards etc.
  29. 3 points
    starmagsi

    MK7.5 R ESTATE “CLUBSPORT”

    Stunning couple of wagons right there. Great colours and just the right 'contrasting bits', well done gents.
  30. 3 points
    Leespo

    Air intake Stage 1

    Ok, so got bored of the circles and just placed an order for the unicorn self tune device. hopefully the instructions are easy and I can following them, I've seen issues with software download link not being found anywhere in the box and assuming Rick's or another email is on there to get the map files sent over, but will see when it arrives regards. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  31. 3 points
    Meh, standard practice to report the spam and more importantly, those that say they are using 95 RON in their R's. What's wrong with people?!?!
  32. 3 points
    Benje

    Air intake Stage 1

    Had my last golf mapped at r-tech . They are a decent company , but far to busy and don’t have a big enough team to cope with there high demand in bookings . This is where in my opinion they let themselves down . With my mk7 I decided to go with Rick at unicorn , but only cause I had heard how good Ricks maps were and wanted to experience it for myself . First I had stage 1 Ecu and tcu , and it was bang on . Fast progressive power , which was night and day over standard . If you can push that little bit extra for a tcu tune I would , but it’s not the be all and end all . Rick can customise the torque so that you don’t run into any problems with clutch slip . The map was so good over a two year period that decided on going stage 2+\3 with Rick again , and I haven’t regretted my decision . Below is my Graph for when car was stage 1.
  33. 3 points
    NRW

    How does the speed limiter work?

    Often My Lovely wife is my Speed limiter😂
  34. 3 points
    SpursMadDave

    How does the speed limiter work?

    Good job you didn't buy an R! Maybe try vwrlinetsi150oc I think they all bumble around with the speed limiter on over there 👍 🤣🤣🤣
  35. 3 points
    Hewittjamie1

    How does the speed limiter work?

    Hi ZYX, There are two methods of speed control, one is the ACC which maintains the speed you set but back off the speed depending on the traffic in front of you at a certain distance. But there is also a speed limiter function which I played with when I first got the car. With that feature you can set a maximum speed and it doesn't matter how hard you press the accelerator it won't go above that set speed. From memory you need to press the button on the steering wheel twice to select the second mode (speed limiter) but it definitely does work 👍.
  36. 3 points
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  38. 3 points
    Fitted some door entry lights and a little sound matt inside the front doors. I've ordered R projector lights to see which I prefer. Sent from my S20 5G using Tapatalk
  39. 3 points
    Leespo

    Air intake Stage 1

    well my final part for now has arrived Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  40. 3 points
    roj1801

    VW Boot Badge Drain Tube

    Part ordered....inside of the boot torn apart and new pipe fitted! Really simple job to do and only took about 15 minutes. You just need to be a bit brave when taking the trim off, it requires a good pull to remove it.
  41. 3 points
    I also remember when the mk7 GTI first came out (and later the 7R), and prior to that, when the mk7 was first revealed (was in a late build mk6 GTI at the time) . There was a fair amount of negativity on forums regarding the styling and move from the rounded contours of the mk6 to the sharp lines and creases of the mk7 (ironically the very thing that makes the mk7 a classic imo). There was more positivity about the MQB chassis and handling improvements. There was comment on cost cutting in the cabin with some of the trim, loss of the lovely wrap over headrests of the mk6 and thinner steering wheel, and thinner panels etc, and many felt the 7GTI wheel choices were meh, but the angled centre console was well received as was the choice of a non diamond cut wheel option on the 7R. Once the mk7 performance models were out in the wild, much of the original negativity over the styling diminished quite quickly as people became accustomed to it. So a mix as I recall but one thing for sure, it was never as roundly condemned as the mk8 has been so far, even though we’ve yet to see it the 8R in the flesh.
  42. 3 points
    Veloce

    What did you do to your R today?

    To be continued......................... Wheels due to be delivered tomorrow.
  43. 3 points
    Booth11

    Autogefühl Review of the mk8 GTI

    Take your coat off and stay 😁 Bit hot for a coat anyway. 😅 Plus repeating that it’s b0llocks is probably well deserved. 😂
  44. 3 points
    But if he is adding 0.2 then it's slower [emoji1787] Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  45. 3 points
    Gavras

    Shooting Flames

    Or crazy trucks 😂
  46. 3 points
    Stop sitting on the fence!!! Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  47. 3 points
    PRP74

    Pretoria Ride

    I managed to get some genuine Prets with PS4s from another forum member, Dan (Degs). Great service from him and it was a pleasure to meet him and his wife today. The Prets are on the car and I did have a quick drive, and it feels the same. I do have DCC and have it on comfort mode which probably helps.
  48. 3 points
    SpursMadDave

    Shooting Flames

    Me either, I get pops and bangs but only in Sport mode so I don't sound like Mika Hakkinen when I pop out for some shopping [emoji1787] I'm guessing the op on in the US? Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  49. 3 points
    MTW26

    MK7.5 R ESTATE “CLUBSPORT”

    😬👍
  50. 3 points
    LouCyffer

    Hole in Golf R gearbox

    Just read this thread with increasing anger & disbelief. Everything @blower has said is on the ball. You’re dealing with a dealer who’s warranty manager can’t be arsed with the hassle of filing a claim on your behalf, despite a major failure of a component. Plus a service manager who thinks he can put the frighteners on a customer for thousands (and how many poor bastards have they got to pay previously?). Tossers who don’t deserve your business. They think they can make a fat profit. I’m sure I’d have been quite specific as to where the service manager could shove his 0% finance, the lizard. A filing in the Small Claims Track of the County Court will have a high chance of success. An internal failure of this degree combined with a period of dealers being closed is just the icing on your claim. Threaten by letter, keep it civil and make sure that everything is in writing, letters to go by recorded. Copy the dealer principal in, consider copying in your local newspaper (always a hoot to see how fast the reaction can be), and don’t back down. A year ago, I was told that the ringing noise on boost on my (then) 4 year old R would cost me £1900 for a new turbo. Twenty minutes after I politely issued a robust rejoinder to the service ‘manager’ (who would struggle to manage a good case of haemorrhoids) I received a call back to say that the job would be fully covered. Stand your ground, but don’t bluff. Be prepared to go to court, because they won’t.
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