Jump to content


Senior Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Rich_D last won the day on July 26 2016

Rich_D had the most liked content!

About Rich_D

  • Rank
    R Legend & all round God
  • Birthday December 17

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Lancashire, UK
  • Interests
    Cars, beer, women, video games & mountain biking... not necessarily in that order...

Personal Information

  • Name

Recent Profile Visitors

1,902 profile views
  1. I know, but when I restart the engine it's because I want to move 👍
  2. Her car lives outside and was parked overnight in the rain with the charger hooked up, so no chance it dried out and was miraculously fine again once the battery had been conditioned. I have rescanned again with VCDS and it's not showing now, so must have been voltage related, I found other posts whilst Googling referncing the ABS sensor fault and low battery voltage, shame yours was not so simple. £133 isn't too bad for a new AGM battery either and Varta are decent 👍
  3. Strangely her car was also showing that the rear right ABS sensor was bad, it's all fine again now the battery is charged, did you fully clear all the codes with VCDS once you had a new battery?
  4. This happened with the wife's mk7 TDi estate last week, loads of warning messages on the dash & pinging & binging away, so I scanned with VCDS and it showed loads of faults, but was acting oddly, some modules not reading, etc, I checked the battery voltage and it was 12.1v which is low and I know some cars freak out with low voltage. She does lots of short journies, using stop/start, lights & heaters on, etc, so high load and not much driving to charge. It also turns out that she was sat in the car with the kids with the ingition on and engine off, so basically flattened the battery and triggered the warnings, women! I charged it overnight with my CTEK and used the reconditioning mode to juice it up properly, it's been perfect ever since. Will monitor to see if the battery is on it's way out, how much was the new AGM out if interest?
  5. My 2016 R needs ACC active to auto restart, I just tap the throttle pedal lightly first and then set off as it's smoother
  6. Used them in the past, they were very good with my claim when my BMW 330d was rear ended, I'd happily use them again
  7. Another vote for a Disklok, small size fits perfectly
  8. I'd wait for the iOS compatible OBDeleven and get the pro version, as that allows long coding, which puts it ahead of Carista, the app like changes are similiar, but with ODBeleven you need credits and Carista you need a subscription, long coding is free though. Having said that, for the money Carista is good and the OBD adapter works with both iOS & Android and supports a number of other apps, whereas the OBDeleven one is app specific.
  9. Carista seems to pull up allsorts of weird spurious codes for some reason, clear them, drive the car and re-scan.
  10. Just brings the car to a controlled stop, doesn't lock the back wheels, pointless doing it.
  11. This will be my 3rd winter, the R copes admirably in snow even with summer tyres, provided you have a decent amount of tread depth and there's not silly amounts of snow. You can get nicely sideways as well...
  12. I have never had my DAB switch to another station in 3 years, if the signal is weak, it just drops and goes quiet for a few seconds until the signal is back, there are a couple of dead spots on my way to / from work. This is a Feb 16 / 65 plate R with MIB2, might be different with earlier / later headunits.
  13. Although I've since upgraded to S2T B1's which are lovely, but cost a lot more. For the money though, the Pinalloy ones are good.
  • Create New...