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  1. I CBA with all this flow rate nonsense and just follow Booth’s advice of 1.5 - 2” in the bottom then topped up with cold water. Still find it doesn’t dwell as long as I’d like, seems to have run off after a couple of minutes - however I do have a ceramic coating on and I only snow foam after an initial jet wash to remove the loose dirt. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I’ve been working at home for the last 6 years, so this last 5-6 months hasn’t been any different to normal. I have sometimes gone into my local office but the majority of the last 6 years have been at home. My wife has also been working at home since lockdown and has recently been told there aren’t any plans to return to the office until the new year. Thankfully we have 2 dedicated offices in our house (my normal office plus a bedroom turned into an office for my wife), have been known not to bump into each other for the whole day. I much prefer being at home, I have quite a technical job which traditionally at previous employers has been in a separate quiet office to others. Current employer goes with the growing trend of open plan layouts, meaning techies can be sat close to customer services guys - can get very noisy. Only downside I find is separating work from home life. I can often ‘log on’ for 10 mins around 9pm just to send an email and still be working 3-4 hours later (when busy). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Let me guess, Facebook? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Given Audi use the same oil in their RS3’s as VW use for Golf R’s - I’m sure it it can cope with a stage 1 tune. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Could you link to the criticisms of Castrol Edge? First I’ve heard of this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yep you are 100% correct. That will teach me to post a useless comment without reading what the thread was about. ! Apologies [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Those are just Cadiz with painted or wrapped inners. Not to my taste, prefer the look of the OEM Cadiz. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Clubsport discs are not coated, they’re aluminium (the bell housing) I fitted MTEC discs 12 months ago and have no sign of corrosion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Go with what VW recommend instead of what mainly “Facebook” says. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I have been meaning to do some logs using OBDeleven, switching between the ‘standard’ and ‘increased traction’ settings and comparing the results. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I don’t unplug it, more than enough room to remove the pump and spin around to access the filter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Third ‘proper’ haldex service carried out yesterday. I’ll detail the haldex services in chronological order. Service 0 - this was before I was aware of the pump filter becoming blocked so was done on the cars 3rd birthday at VW, oil change only. Service 1 - carried out Oct 2017 (3 months after the above VW service after becoming aware of the filter). Mileage was a shade over 18k miles. Service 2 - was carried out January 2019, 27640 miles (around 9500 miles after the previous clean). Service 3 - was carried out August 2020, 34841 miles (around 7200 miles after the previous clean). Bit unfair to compare the blockage of the filter due to the lower mileage between services, however the filter was reasonably clean compared to previous. Even when draining, the fluid looked clean. I’ve been running the ‘increased traction’ mod for around 10 months now, mainly to see if this affected the amount of debris caught by the filter. Personally I’m of the opinion that cars driven harder have cleaner pumps (as the pump is working more - which is why I made this mod). I don’t drive the car like a teenager wearing a ‘man bag’; too old for that. Never done a track day, it’s just my daily for shops, work etc. One of the YouTubers I follow (American guy) races his car (Autocross) and on his haldex service his filter was spotless (which kind of backs up my theory). The photo below is kind of misleading as the filter looks dirtier than it actually was. Took me a couple of hours in total, mainly due to struggling to jack up the front of the car after draining the haldex; plus I like to let the haldex drain until totally empty). Didn’t replace the two pump bolts but did replace the two o-rings. Next time I do this I won’t do it on one of the hottest days of the year!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Sorry for the delay, been a busy weekend. I’ll detail the haldex services in chronological order. Service 0 - this was before I was aware of the pump filter becoming blocked so was done on the cars 3rd birthday at VW, oil change only. Service 1 - carried out Oct 2017 (3 months after the above VW service after becoming aware of the filter). Mileage was a shade over 18k miles. Service 2 - was carried out January 2019, 27640 miles (around 9500 miles after the previous clean). Service 3 - was carried out August 2020, 34841 miles (around 7200 miles after the previous clean). Bit unfair to compare the blockage of the filter due to the lower mileage between services, however the filter was reasonably clean compared to previous. Even when draining, the fluid looked clean. I’ve been running the ‘increased traction’ mod for around 10 months now, mainly to see if this affected the amount of debris caught by the filter. Personally I’m of the opinion that cars driven harder have cleaner pumps (as the pump is working more - which is why I made this mod). I don’t drive the car like a teenager wearing a ‘man bag’; too old for that. Never done a track day, it’s just my daily for shops, work etc. One of the YouTubers I follow (American guy) races his car (Autocross) and on his haldex service his filter was spotless (which kind of backs up my theory). The photo below is kind of misleading as the filter looks dirtier than it actually was. Took me a couple of hours in total, mainly due to struggling to jack up the front of the car after draining the haldex; plus I like to let the haldex drain until totally empty). Didn’t replace the two pump bolts but did replace the two o-rings. Next time I do this I won’t do it on one of the hottest days of the year!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I’ll post some photos of previous services with mileages later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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