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Damian Mac Donagh

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  1. I took this bit of sound advice 5yrs ago. Get on M60 from A560, Travis Brow and Exit 1. 4 min (1.2 mi) Take M6, M6 Toll, M42 and M40 to A422 in Oxfordshire. Take exit 11 from M40. 2 hr 7 min (130 mi) Continue on A422. Take Ermont Way and Thorpe Way to Thorpe Mead in Banbury. 5 min (1.5 mi) Arrive at; MRC Tuning Ltd, Unit C, Spital Farm Thorpe Way, Thorpe Mead, Banbury OX16 4RZ Spend a few notes and get it resolved properly once and for all. Regards Damian Mac Donagh
  2. Wow. Fair play to you both Len and Trekkkie, that is some going I thought I was doing well but you guys have blown me out the water. 👍 Regards Damian Mac Donagh
  3. Struck me reading the comments on a speeding issue earlier that a lot of people seem to have been on speed awareness courses, carrying points etc. Not seen a thread that I can recall of, just got me wondering, how many actually have a clean licence, cars are getting quicker probably getting rarer. I'll start, I'm 23years totally clean, no motoring offences, no speeding etc. actually quite proud of that. Just be interesting to see are there many others? Regards Damian Mac Donagh
  4. Conversation at the Dinner Table will be 💣 this evening. 36 in a 30 is a decent way over the limit so the speeding offence is not in question, one of you is at fault and you pretty much think it was her? Just close it off before it gains traction, say it was you and take the consequences even if it was her (it's the Wife) and move on. Regards Damian Mac Donagh
  5. Surprising how many put poor fuel into tuned cars generally even without current issues. Feel for those daily's from people that actually do care as caught between a rock and a hard place. Cue the Employee/Employer arguments that are now gonna kick off this week. Thankfully switched to the stuff out of the drums a while back for the R just to avoid the pump lottery. Regards Damian Mac Donagh
  6. You should get 15-20miles out of a 0mile range fairly easily. Regards Damian Mac Donagh
  7. No nothing like that unfortunately just Joe Public for the day in a watching capacity. If your running I'll come over and say hello in the queue. Regards Damian Mac Donagh
  8. Nothing major Mark was just carrying out the final modification which didn't quite go to plan. The Exhaust had been holding the car back for ages so had a custom Inconel/Titanium full exhaust system including downpipe made up but I didn't like the final appearance as it wasn't in-line with the stealth brief so had them take it all off but in doing so they took everything off including the downpipe so I can't actually start it, well it wouldn't be advisable so it's been tucked away in storage lacking the motivation to go again. Put me down for it, I'll make a phone call
  9. Will be there so will stop over and say hello but don't think the Golf R will be ready unless I pull my finger out and get it sorted out but GTI Festival is a good event. Regards Damian Mac Donagh
  10. Will be up there Saturday. VW Action has historically been the best event at Santa Pod in recent years but with Covid-19 and everything I've only booked the Saturday at present, normally it's a nailed on full weekend clear the diary type of meet. Problem this year will be all the usual German Drag's won't be over and if you like racing they are what make's the event so it will be interesting. Sounds like Bug Jam is the event you want though, must be thousands of transporters that turn up for that of all shapes and sizes, they literally have to open over flow
  11. Intention is not to put you or anyone off the process, not at all. Just to ensure you carry out the full due diligence/research process prior to buying any Stage 3 car. It's to easy to get blinded by fluff when you see something nice and forget the important factors. They are good fun don't get me wrong but it's just not like buying a VW Polo from your local Volkswagen with a 12month Warranty that's all. Regards Damian Mac Donagh
  12. Stage 3 for sale should = Alarm bells. I've never personally understood why someone would spend so much time and money on a car and then sell it, may have been bought at that level who knows, I know people get bored and fancy a change etc. but more often than not their might be other issues at play. Presentation is key and things like the dirty carpets, I mean come on. Put some effort into the advert to stand out. ACC light etc. is also important but it's a Stage 3 car and the biggest priority that should be considered is how the thing runs. 1no
  13. I don't think the two go hand in hand and buggeration will almost certainly ensue. If it's a recommendation for a built engine I couldn't speak highly enough of Will and his team over at VRS Northampton who stripped my original build and rebuilt it after years of issues going through consumables like turbos. It has been faultless for a few thousand miles since and runs a solid amount of power through it. MRC Tuning do the mapping side then circa 30miles away. Builds on 7/7.5R's are a funny thing and a lot go wrong or quickly get sold thereafter which says i
  14. Santa Pod is a good experience if you've never tried that sort of thing before and well worth a go for first timers. Not sure if you still have to book online at the minute but check the website out that will tell you either way. Depends on the specification of your car for the speed, if it's totally stock and DSG you won't have to worry as it will get to 108mph top's and that will be going some. Nearer 105-106mph is the norm running circa high 12's. It's a slippery slope after that though as you'll leave wanting to come back to go faster. Good l
  15. I've got my ticket and still planning on coming so will swing by and say hello if your parked up. Just daily run around with me though as R is out of action currently shock horror with no down pipe or exhaust on it otherwise would stuck it on with you parked up. Regards Damian Mac Donagh
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