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  1. No problems with mine but I have DCC and MPS4S tyres. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. [emoji23][emoji106] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. An APR stage 1 or MRC tune would be my choice. No hardware required (apart from a clutch upgrade for mine) and they know their stuff. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. As the title says. I’ve used GTechnic and found it only so so tbh. Any other suggestions? TIA. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Have you booked? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Lovely little car! My first car was a Mini![emoji3590] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Yeah! No more rust! [emoji106][emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. That’s odd. My standard 16 plate R was showing 305 at the crank. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. They’ve had all sorts in there. I went in there once and there was an Ultima GTR in their yard. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Not a million miles from me! I stopped using dealerships a long time ago. I use a VW specialist - been using him for years - he did mine and my wife’s SEATs. Always had good service from him. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Got everything fitted today - now just the small matter of 500 miles to bed it all in - and yes, my wheels need a clean but unfortunately, numerous hospital visits over the last week has meant I haven’t had the chance![emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Is that at the crank? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I’d fight this through Trading Standards or whatever they’re called now. If you bought the engine in good faith, then you should be in the clear. Also, this is a known fault - my car has never been mapped and I’ve recently had to have the thermostat housing and pump replaced. Did you buy the engine using a credit card? You might have protection via that if you did. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Mine’s just coming up to 38,000 miles and seems to be holding up ok but I don’t give it the beans until the engine oil is warmed up - maybe that gives the gearbox etc a chance to do the same but I have heard some horror stories though! I had mine from brand new so no one else has ever driven it and I’m not one for doing hard starts as in 3500 rpm and dumping the clutch. I think all the horror stories I’ve heard might be down to misuse although the clutch is supposedly a weak spot as it’s supposed to be from the lower powered GTi so I don’t know. VRS in Northampton reckon it won’t stand up to a stage 1 tune so it’s obviously a known thing. Maybe mine’s an odd one out that hasn’t suffered - yet![emoji3] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. You’ll probably find there isn’t much difference between fitting a clutch or a DSG remap. Performance sintered clutch is £920 fitted including vat. So not much difference by the time your engine map is thrown in. I’m just a bit old school and like to work the gearbox myself. There’s nothing like matching gears and revs on a spirited drive and changing gear when YOU want to. I’m not entirely up to speed on the workings of the DSG - sport manual, race mode, auto in whatever mode - just too many variables for me - but I’ve heard that even in manual mode, the gearbox will eventually change by itself. I did a trip to west Wales a couple of years ago and I’ve never had so much fun with my clothes on - plus I got a real sense of achievement from it. But each to their own - buy what suits your lifestyle or needs. I’ll happily stick with my three door manual for the foreseeable future, hence why I’m hoping to go for a remap and clutch. It’s telling that some manufacturers are still offering manual boxes on their performance models - Porsche and Jaguar being two. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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