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  1. hostman

    OBD carlock

    What did they take?
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    OBD carlock

    I see your point, I have gap insurance for the car. I've heard stories from various ppl of cars being nicked from homes and violence being used to take it. This doesn't put me off trying to make my house as safe as possible. I'm one of those who sees my house as my castle, if you attempt to enter I will attempt to smash your head in with my hammer that I keep at the side of my bed. We had an attempted break in last year, thankfully unsuccessful. Two men clad in black at 2am trying to get in. Your mindset changes when you experience this. There are things we can do to make our house less likely to be a target. Bollards in front of the car is something I've investigated. We have a "smart" house alarm to message my phone when triggered, turn on lights etc several CCTV cameras, access via both sides of house is hard to climb over (tall gates, anti climb paint) and internal doors downstairs have additional door bolts I lock every night, slowing someones progress upstairs if they do get in via one of the external points. For me it is about being woken up before someone is either in the house or driving off with my car. From a security stand point it is really difficult to automate, external PIR sensors are triggered all the time by wind / trees / cats / foxes.
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    What was your first car?

    1st car, Daewoo Lanos 3 door 2nd car, Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec 3rd car, Skoda Fabia vRS Petrol Estate 1.4L superchargerd/turbocharged 4th car Skoda Octavia vRS Diesel 5th car VW Golf R Estate, also my first brand new car
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    OBD carlock

    Hey, Anyone got an OBD car lock or similar? Came across these: https://www.carlock.co/ Lots of keyless thefts round my way, I keep main and spare car in a pouch from amazon that is supposed to dampen the signal, but anything else I can do to make it harder for the local mafia to nick my car the better!
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    Why did you buy a Golf R?

    Spot on ...
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    Why did you buy a Golf R?

    - Fast car - Boot space (I have the estate and 2 kids!) - 4WD - DSG - Had two DSG Skoda's previously, Fabia vRS (the 1.4l supercharged/turbocharged version) and Octavia vRS (diesel) and loved it - Value for money, when compared against other hot estates the R is / was unbeatable - Love the look of it - It is underrated to a certain degree, not quite full Q car, but almost, can take contenders by surprise if you know what I mean
  7. 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.
  11. hostman

    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?
  12. hostman

    Is this normal - DSG bog down...

    Does the traction dash light flash up at same time?
  13. hostman

    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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