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  1. Hi all, Dont know what to do or where to turn here. My car was in a crash about 4-6months ago. Was fixed under insurance under a approved repair centre. (passanger side wing got hit meaning, new bumper, new wing, new wheel, new wheel hub, new light etc) Now my car is in getting a new clutch and i get a voicemail saying big problems with doing the clutch job. I ring them back and he explains that it looks like someones done a job on my car, i explained about the crash and he understands now. The problem is that they have over tightened 4 of the 5 bolts going into the gear box, and snapped the 5th. Also something to do with a flange and theres hardly any grease left. He explains the car is dangerous to drive so he wont let me drive it away without being fixed. He said hes going to see what he can do to fix it and get back to me Hes rang vw for parts and the uk and germant dont stock these parts. Where do i stand? Do i ring the repair center or the insurance i was with and see what i can claim back? Also my finance company have said when i bought the car if i have any problems at all to ring them and they will help, should i try them? I dont really want the car to go back to the repair center as they didnt even notice the headlight washers wernt working. Any help or advice here would be great. Thanks Roby
  2. My Insurance has told me to go though hers so i have rang them and they offered me £260 to fix the scratchs and that on my own. Took it to get a estimate and they come back with £752 to fix it. So i think ill pass on the £260 as i will also need a courtesy car to get to work and back. Her insurance has already said they would pay for the courtesy car and that i can take it where i want if i didnt want to use there repair people. So lets see what they come back with once they see the quote.
  3. So ive been to the police station and got my incident ref as they didnt ring me, Ive also had the car to a arnold clark accident repair centre, they have lifted the car and had a look. They said there is no damage and the only thing they can see is cosmetic damage to the bumper in 3 places. They wouldnt give me a price how much to fix and said if i wanted a quote then my insurance would have to send me there and not go on my own. I want it fixed as i know its there now and what if the paints starts to flake off next year. Ive also informed my insurance of this so will see what comes back.
  4. I couldnt remember what they said it would be, and that was the first thing that came to mind, and said they would ring me with the ref number. this is my first crash or anything like this. Do i tell my insurance? how do i go ahead and get the car checked?(does it have to go to VW, didnt buy it from VW) also who pays for it? I dont know anyone who has been hit before just when they have hit someone else. so they had to tell there insurance and am 27 and only driving for 3 years so dont want my insurance to go up as its massive as it is To me the inner bits have been pushed in
  5. So last night i was at traffic lights, car in front of me and 2 more cars behinde me, along comes a silver peugeot. I heard the first bang and thought what was that, next thing i knew, i was hit and moved about a foot. I didnt hit the car in front luckly. The peugeot forced 2 parked cars waiting for the lights to change into me. I think ive been luckly. I cant see any damage or scratchs to my car. but the peugeot is a right off i would say. No one was hurt When speaking to the police i was asking do i have to tell my insurance if theres no damage etc. and if there is damage or get the car checked how to do i claim. They told me that all i needed was the crime number and when at the garage give them that and they will charge the peugeot. Am in 2minds if i should get it checked or not. I dont have time as i work nights and doing 7 nights for the next 2 weeks. The only thing i can see if the rear bottom reflectors may have been pushed in but not sure so could someone post a picture of theres please?
  6. My 64plate R has started to make a intermittent scraping sound from the front left. It has had new pads and discs (all round) around 500-700 miles ago. I cant tell if its a pad scraping or a wheel bearing. It sounds like the pad is scrapping along the disc. Sometimes its there sometimes its not. I can just tap the brake ever so lightly and the sound goes away. Then it might come back 10mins later or 20mins later. doesnt matter about speed. it pops up from 5mph to 60mph. Sometimes it quite and sometimes its loud. I dont get any brake squeal when braking. Ive bent the sheild back a little incase it was scrapping agasint the disc. There is no groves on the discs to say something is scrapping the disc. Ive stripped the fronts down and cleaned them and appiled copper grease but its still the same. Any ideas? maybe change the pads to different ones? If it was still in warranty i would have put it in but it ran out 2-3months ago
  7. I dont have heated seats which i belive is the winter pack, but could be wrong. whats included in the winter pacl for a 64 plate
  8. Mine is a 64 plate and i got the warning when mine was low. As far as am aware i dont have the winter pack, just a base spec R.
  9. So changing the pads didnt go to plan and took a day longer than planned. Went to take the wheel off and found out the garage that put my new tyres (and bought the car from) a few months ago stripped my locking key. So it was useless and unable to get any of the wheels off i took it back to them and told them. They didnt put a fight up as it was in their system that i bought the car from them and they did the tyres. They took it there and then to try and get all 4 off without the locking key. I tried the normal nuts as well but couldnt even get them to move so they well over tightened everything. The service manger wasnt in store today so didnt see him but got told he was going to be ringing me tomorrow. The Service advisor said they might pay for a new set of locking nuts but the manager has to say yes to it. Got them to take me home and they delivered the car to my home a few hours later. To my shock they had washed it 😒 They didnt ask or tell me they were going to wash it. A black car now has micro scratches all over. I shall bring this up with the service manger tomorrow if he rings me or ill be ringing him. Am wondering where i stand on this, As they took the car and got the locking nuts off for free without asking so is that them admitting they where at fault? Also them leaving micro scratches by washing the car without asking me if i wanted it washed or not, can i get them to polish them out?
  10. I have just bought some new pads from europarts which have a 35% discount going so only costed me £52 for brembo pads and some copper grease. I was going to ask about the sensor as i looked at them and only one had a sensor on, was going to take them back but thought i would ask here and Veneeringman already answered. Ill be fitting them tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
  11. how can you tell if its the front or rears? would it not be best to replace front and rears at the same time? I know my money is tight atm, but get paid in 2 weeks so if they will last till then, then ill just do front and rears at the same time
  12. i dont know if the pads have been changed before as i bought the car in jan used. so ill have to find out how thick they are
  13. My Brake pad warning light just came on, How long till they are useless? They look like they still have around 5-8mm left I dont get paid for 2 more weeks and a bit short on funds, to book it in to get them replaced. Am guessing i can still drive but taking it easy to work and back, its not even a 5mile drive there and back. If the worst comes then i guess ill be walking to work. Also will it be worth changing the discs at the same time?
  14. i have a black 64 plate that i drive along the a69 sometimes it ends with TNF
  15. In 1 week i will be traveling to Felixstowe from Newcastle. I am trying to work out if ill need to stop on the way for fuel and if needs be, where abouts. Ive never done motoway driving in the R, so just looking at what type of range i should roughly get. Its a family trip but will just be me in the car with some luggage as there will be 2 baby sits in parents car. Is it more fuel efficient to use the cruise control or the limiter or just down to my foot?
  16. i forgot to add, mine is just over 2 years old with 29k on it
  17. This has happened twice now, driving along, and get the notice pop up check oil level. Pull over when i can, turn engine off and pull dip stick. All is fine so carry on my way. Let car sit over night then check oil level before starting, All if fine again. Turn engine on and the check oil notice has gone. A few days later it happens again, The oil is due a oil change in 900 miles. Anyone else had this happen?
  18. I just had a white RS3 up my ass on a single carriage way, he was flashing me. He was that close to my ass that i could only tell he was flashing by the sides as i couldnt see his lights. Anyhow, When a stright bit came and i was able to over take the lorry. He followed me so i down shifted and i was gone. every other over take i did he tried to keep up. Nop, Never kept up. A dual carriage way came up so i slowed down for him and he kept back. Even when i slowed to 60 he didnt even try to over take. Then a jaguar xj came out of no where on my way home. I was having non of it. kepted up with him but unable to overtake due to single carriage way and it being dark. When they pick up speed they go. Just when they hit a hill they slow down. Hit it in eco and was easily keeping up with him.
  19. So i woke up this morrning with my mirrors down (not folded in) Everytime i lock her, i always check the mirrors are folded to show its locked. But this morrning i looked out to see them down and my heart sinked. Thinking it was was unlocked. i rushed down and all doors were locked still. No noticed on the screen or anything. No one said anything about a alarm going off. This cant be normal. any idea why they might have been down?
  20. Mine doesnt have Sat Nav, But its going to VW on the 27th so they can have a look at why its saying ''telephone is unavailable'' when i try to play music though my phone and even when i try to go into the bluetooth settings.
  21. This is helen, Its named after the girl that took me for a test drive in her (the car). She wants one and threw all the test drive rules out the door and told me to floor it. she was telling me that on a test drive they arnt aloud to go over 50mph. lets just say i was hitting double that on a slip road.
  22. The port behinde the gear stick is a mdi cable. i didnt know what it is called so will have to get one for a usb port,(Thanks Navybalders) It came with one for a iphone. i hate iphones so dont have one. I got the car from arnold clark as it worked out cheaper and got 2 years extra warrenty on the car on top of the 1year left on the car, plus 2 years servicing and 2 years mot thrown in. And at VW they wernt including anything like that. and was twice the price for the same car. Also bluetooth doesnt seem to want to connect most the time. Or it might just me, but when its connect its fine. Its just getting it to connect as when i click bluetooth it comes up with telephone not available.
  23. Hi everyone, As the title says, i have just bought a 2014 Golf R with 19k on, Its Black. Its a huge differnce from my old car. Which was a ford fiesta zetec s 09. This is my second car and i hope to have it for the full length of the pcp deal which is 4 years, I have intotal drove 50 miles in it and its changed the way i drive. Just tap the pedal and your gone. Ive had a few audis and BMWs already trying to race me. Not yet, lets just get used to the car first, although it is in race mode most the time. i have a few questions Is there any way to find out what specs are on the car? like extras and that? Also, Do all R's come with an alarm? There is also a iphone connection thing but no usb ports, Is there a way to change the iphone connection to a USB port as i charge my phone in the car. Thanks, ill get photos tomorrow of it as its a bit dark now
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