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  1. hostman

    Need some new boots

    Gone for Michelin Pilot Sport 4 from blackcircles, £394 inc fitting for 4. Worth having alignment done same time?
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    Need some new boots

    18" wheels
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    Need some new boots

    Hey, I need some new front tyres, still have the original Potenzas from new currently. They have been fine for me to be honest over the last 2 years, but what other tyres do ppl recommend? I see the Michelin PS4 tyre seems to be quite popular? Although I really do dislike having mismatched tyres, even if the fronts match.
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    MK7 dsg recall

    Useful, thanks, no recalls for my car currently.
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    MK7 dsg recall

    I have a 66 reg R, I've not had anything through about this yet. I am taking it in for a service this weekend, maybe they will do something then?
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    Is this normal - DSG bog down...

    Does the traction dash light flash up at same time?
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    Mileage

    Just under 22k miles, 66 plate, had the car from new since December 2016.
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    Coolant alert on 66 reg

    They gave it a top up at the garage, I'll keep an eye on it, booked in for a service shortly also, I will mention it again to them then.
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    Coolant alert on 66 reg

    Hi, just been out out in the car, coolant alert has popped up. Parked up and the level is well below minimum. What should I check for before topping up? Any particular type of coolant I should use? Its due in for a 2nd service later this month. Mileage just over 20k.
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    12v battery low warning

    Yes I did that, read through the car manual first and it shows the connection to use.
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    12v battery low warning

    After around 5 hours the charge cycle has finished, so clearly it needed a good top up. I didn't check the voltage before charging, during charging it was over 14v, afterwards it was over 13v - So seems good for now. I'll measure voltage again after a week and see how it is.
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    12v battery low warning

    Charger arrived this morning, had it plugged in for a few hours, still on the charge cycle, likely to be something that takes 1-2 days to complete a full cycle.
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    12v battery low warning

    I've ordered one of these to keep it topped up: https://www.ctek.com/products/vehicle/ct5-start-stop
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    12v battery low warning

    Hi, Nearly 2 yr old golf r, 66 reg, had it from new, done 21k miles. 2-3 weeks ago I received a 12v battery low warning on dash. At the time I was sat in a car park waiting for the wife to come out of a shop, radio on, phone plugged in to charger for about 30 minutes. I unplugged phone and started the car no problem. I put it down to my phone being plugged in and forgot about it. Had the same today, although this time the radio was on, no phone plugged in, waiting in car (for wife again, recurring theme this!) for about 20 minutes. Dash alert said turn off infotainment, I tried to start the car, not enough juice to get it going. Waited a few minutes, tried again and thankfully it started. I promptly switched off engine stop/start to avoid any embarrassment whilst driving home! I had two hours of motorway driving on Saturday, I would have thought it would have been well and truly fully charged after that (with phone plugged in and radio on however...). I have been driving less miles over the last 12 months, I used to drive in to the office every week day, 15 miles on the motorway each way, this is now once a week. To be honest I do tend to drive around in eco mode (yes in a golf r lol), so it does coast a bit, I assume when it is coasting it isn't charging the battery. Weekends generally involve some longer driving, but there will be a fair few short drives nearly every day. Car is due in for a service later this month - Is this kind of thing expected, or is my battery duff? With it getting colder and all, I'm keen to fix whatever may be wrong.
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    Carwow discount .

    I got 20% off list though carwow for a new Golf R Estate order in October. Golf R Estate DSG Special metallic - Lapiz blue 18 inch standard rims Discover DVD navigation pro with 8.0'' colour touch screen, European map data, 64GB hard drive + voice control Vienna leather - Black + heated front sports seats with lumbar support Rear view camera Keyless entry Climate comfort windscreen Car-Net App-Connect (included with the nav pro I believe) Dynamic chassis control Dynaudio sound pack Advance telephone connection £32,776 in total is what I paid. Car is sat on my drive now, very nice it is too!
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