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  1. Ahhhhhh well that explains that one then ๐Ÿ˜„ I just assumed you recently bought it and have just reached the 5.7k mark ๐Ÿ˜› guess im an asssss hahaha
  2. Hello mate, I've got new plugs, new coil packs, I've scanned for faults and none are showing, I only ever use momentum fuel but have recently gone through 2 tanks of v-power as a suggestion but unfortunately still have intermittent hesitation/misfiring, just gonna watch the vid though, thank you What is VW additive by the way??
  3. Who has 3 oil changes in 5700 miles??? lol madness So... at this "Service" what did they do other than wash your car? Sounds like someone is either on the fiddle or is not adequately trained in their role. Did you request the car to be serviced or did they offer it to you? If you requested the car to be serviced I would : File a complaint with VW and keep a record of it stating that you booked a minor service as per VW's maintenance schedule at so and so branch, who failed to carry out the works but has possibly billed you for it anyway. Contact the dealer that performed the service and make a complaint stating that your request was unfulfilled and that you want to be reimbursed for lack of "service", along with time and fuel wasted. I would then find another garage to perform the service as this one is clearly ignorant and unprofessional.
  4. Hi Growmac, 150 miles is an average I have tested on every single tank I have put in without fail over the course of 4 years, definitely seeing 20% drop in fuel economy of late, I understand there are variables involved but I have specifically done this to help identify if there are any issues. I was looking to book my car in this Saturday for a carbon clean at AMD tuning, but I have read good and bad things about getting this done... AMD reckon it is safe and that no damage can result but... you know what people are like... they just want your money, I may ask for a written and signed guarantee specifically stating that no component can be damaged as a result of this procedure but have the sneaky suspicion they will decline ๐Ÿ˜› Uggghhh this hesitation/misfiring/drop in fuel economy is really annoying me ๐Ÿ˜ž I bought a brand new "quality brand/vehicle" to avoid having issues like this.. RockR - as far as I am aware, the 2015 R was dual port injection??
  5. I have a sneaky suspicion that the drop in mpg is related to the misfire/hesitation I am sometimes suffering, nothing has changed other than the misfire/hesitation, I just can't seem to identify why its randomly doing it
  6. Wow... that deal is killing me haha, wish I had gone for the 18's due to cost saving but much prefer the 19's ๐Ÿ˜›
  7. Just look for someone who acid dips and bakes the powder coat on, any other method is a waste of money in my opinion
  8. I have a 2015 Golf R with 42k on the clock, I have measured my fuel usage from day one and have averaged around 150 miles per half tank of fuel with mixed driving. My fuel economy has dropped to 130 miles per half tank. Has anyone else suffered loss of MPG? Could this be related to carbon build up and if so, is there any way to clean it and/or restore lost mpg??
  9. I noticed some of you talking about how the new Golf R has changed spec on the 2019 model, with regards in particular to the fuel injection system. I found this review on youtube and they mention some very interesting facts relating to the 2018 model and direct injection. Due to the amount of issues that arise from direct injection and carbon build up, they offer the Americans a 6 year 72000 mile warranty.
  10. Just out of interest, is your car an R because... 110 kW (150 HP) 1.5 l? Just wondering because if you have an R that's not reading correctly
  11. I'm looking to spec a new R and was wondering what people think about the factory upgraded exhaust
  12. Apparently and according to testing, new tyres should ideally be placed at the rear... especially for only front wheel and only rear wheel drive vehicles, for 4wd vehicles, all tyres should be replaced at the same time, but these R's are predominantly going to be FWD therefore the fronts will wear faster. Seeing as you have 4.5mm left on your rears, you should put those on the front and get a new set of the same matching tyres to go on the rear, 4.5mm is safe in these weather conditions, plus we are heading into the summer, so if it was me, I would get my moneys worth out of them for now!!
  13. When you pay for a service (road tax) which supposedly covers maintenance of our road system, and that service falls below expectation or promise, then surely you deserve recompense...
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