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  1. No, that's it. I did my coding with ignition on which resulted in a dash full of errors but a mile drive, switch off and switch on will clear them. Should be able to complete coding with ignition off anyway.
  2. The Sebang EFM batteries are utter rubbish. Get yourself an AGM battery. I have changed to an Bosch 096 AGM and its worlds of difference. Stop start works instantly instead of after around a 30 mile drive. If you don't drive the car too much it might be worth investing in a CTEK Charger. I have this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/CTEK-MXS-5-0-Reconditions-Motorcycle/dp/B00FC42HAA/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=ctek+charger&qid=1574157979&sr=8-5. Usually pop up on offer - I managed to get mine on a Black Friday a couple of years ago for £45. https://www.tayna.co.uk/ are usually cheapest for the AGM batteries unless you can get staff discount at Euro Car Parts. Code for Battery - Code as a VA0, Binary-AGM and 70ah. Serial number can be anything - just up the number by 1.
  3. I have mib1 disco pro in my octavia and the helix is outstanding. Not sure which version helix I have.
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    Golf R, used or new?

    NRW was right - its an extra £320 on top is what he meant. Don't forget, if you buy used, it will need a DSG service at 40k
  5. I got mine from Euro Car Parts - 444778008 Code Winter35 brings it down to £217.74. Carpart4less has it for £188.09 with code Fall15 https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/bosch/s5a08/ £140.95 delivered I got it cheap as I get staff discount there EFB should last 10 days. Even with my dodgy battery I didn't have that issue.
  6. Reservoir. Car has only done 7k, sits in a dry garage and doesn't go out in the rain unless it starts raining when I'm out.
  7. Haha, no offence taken. I just sometimes love how people assume on the internet all the time, not you but others, such as questioning my mechanics ability over a VW garage full of YTS teens
  8. Ex VW Master tech who my family have known for years. I think I will trust him over the profit machine dealers thanks. Plus the tester I have confirms this.
  9. Love mine too. I have 3 cars so when £69 suddenly becomes £207 it becomes somewhat less appealing. I mean, £8 buys you this https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOBETAK-Diagnostic-Detection-Indicator-Calibrated/dp/B07PZCDRFS/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=brake+fluid+tester&qid=1573629809&sr=8-5 and I would much rather rely on science than a mythical them frame put in by manufacturers to maximise profit. All 3 state 0%. I slept soundly last night thanks
  10. Yes it does, which is why testers were invented, to measure the boiling point. 3 years is just an average that vw recommend. Chances are it will last much longer.
  11. I think the fact that VW haven't advised you correctly should tell you where to go, with the indy! Dsg - 40k, no age limit Haldex - 3 years Brake fluid - 3 years then every 2 (I've skipped this on mine as only on 7k and my mech said itll be fine) Pollen filter - I changed this myself yearly Air filter - something like 40k but would change every 10k for what they cost Plugs - 60k on R Ps.....BRAKE not BREAK.
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    Cheapskate owners

    I have original wipers on my 2016 Golf. Car is garaged and usually only comes out in good weather. Wipers are fine. Just because something is "old" doesn't mean maintenance isn't completed.
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    Hire car

    Baffling. Why on earth didn't the insurance company either repair the car or settle the claim so she could buy a new car? Then pursue the legals after, surely this is standard practice? I know many people who have outstanding claims months and years after getting car repaired or write off costs sent to them.
  14. Great track but it will chew your brakes. Went through a full set of brand new discs and pads on my mates s2000 when we went, but it was an awesome day. I had to follow him home because he was braking using the gears! It was fun underestimating my speed into the second to last bend before the big straight and spinning off onto grass for what seemed like an eternity (those s2000's are somewhat tail happy!).....I then got black flagged for it so had to pit 🙈
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