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  1. I can confirm. My octavia is set to fleece.
  2. My Octavia has AGM from factory so will have a look later.
  3. No sure it makes much if any difference. As long as its not set to EFB then the voltage charge will be correct.
  4. Mine is set to Binary AGM. Seems to be what most people set theirs to and Varta is correct as manufacturer.
  5. I know that feeling. Unrest at work with a takeover, dog passed away last month and want to move to devon but been denied permanent working from home so having to look for a new job now. And to top it off, now struggling to sleep. Ill quite happily sleep on sofa in front of tv but as soon as I get into bed my mind hits overdrive. Can't even go out in R as its SORN'd but tempted to tax it, although roads are appalling around here now with roadworks and morons. Might have a film night in my cinema room instead with a good action movie.
  6. I've heard this myth before and can confirm its false. Always used to drive at 80mph+ but since managed motorways and getting paid for most of my long trips I just sit on cruise at 65-75 and no discernable difference in fly casualties. To remove i have a ceramic coating base to start with and then spray with Gyeon Bug and grime and jet wash off. This removes 90% of the mess pre contact washing.
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    Battery Charger

    @gregozedobe Why not use AGM Recond option? I've read conflicting reports on this but can't see any evidence on why it can't or shouldn't be used.
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    I got mine back within a week! I got free tickets to Goodwood FOS last year out of it anyway through them!
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    I had one on order for the 1st edition but I cancelled at start of year. I just don't think they're worth the money and I think ev's need to come down substantially before they're worth it.
  10. I stand corrected! No like halfords to offer warranty above and beyond manufacturer's!
  11. You can change them to be permanently or switched in fuse box. I think boot is perm live anyway. Agm batteries won't have a 5 year warranty. 4 will be your max and bosch are 3.
  12. £300 for a battery? Did you not shop around? I hope youve replaced with an agm as the efb batteries which are standard since 2015/16 are absolute crap. I've changed mine last year and my dads last week for a Bosch AGM and they're so much better. Solar charging should work as a trickle. Plenty on amazon such as this: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KHXH8XL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_-ychFbPRPH4JG
  13. There is but its discontinued and expensive. You can make your own. I bought this https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079VJ43R5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FLZfFbDVJF6V4 Then followed this guide for the pin out loops: DIY: Helix Dongle https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?t=9107681 Works perfectly, just twisted pairs together and sealed with heat shrink.
  14. I guess the only issues will be when people don't bother to change oil every 40k. Mates father in law just bought a galaxy with around 90k on clock and it was having issues going into certain gears. My mate changed gearbox oil and its now fine. We wonder if it has ever been done? Similar with haldex units.
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