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  1. LouCyffer

    Wheels

    Nope. Prets are not diamond cut. Which was a major factor in me choosing them. Easier to repair minor marks than the nightmare of diamond cut wheels. I’m happier to take my chances with buckles than have to refurbish a diamond cut Cadiz for kerbing or VW White Worm. I had that joy with a Mk5 GTI.
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    Turbo gone at 24k miles. feeling gutted

    VW just quoted me around £1900 parts & labour. I’ve just had a replacement under warranty for the common turbo actuator rod rattle. They've left me with a coolant leak but that’s another story ongoing...
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    Metro Vac Master Blaster Revolution 30m

    No experience of the MetroVac, but I use a Ryobi garden vac leaf blower. It’s a lot cheaper, and as a bonus is useful around the garden. It is pretty loud; I use ear defenders to ensure I’m not deafening myself
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    Metro Vac Master Blaster Revolution 30m

    No experience of the MetroVac, but I use a Ryobi garden vac leaf blower. It’s a lot cheaper, and as a bonus is useful around the garden. It is pretty loud; I use ear defenders to ensure I’m not deafening myself
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    Why VWROC and pot plants are good for your health.......

    Hmm, am I the only one who saw the ‘pot plant’ and was disappointed to discover it was a potted plant? Did wonder how @camelsac2002 drove a crane while smoking that!
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    I just can't believe it!

    Dave, it might be more cost effective to consider a refurbishment. Lots of threads on here about good refurbishers. Lepsons seems to top the polls. It’s going to be cheaper than a new hoop. But it I feel your pain. That sinking feeling when you hear that crunch...😔
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    Buckled prets dilemma

    Hmm, I’d now be inclined to write to them & state that you require 4 new alloys/refurbishment at your choice of site, and they settle the bill or that you will take action through the Small Claims track of the County Courts to recover your costs. They cannot insist any insurance liability on your part of any sort, particularly if, as you have said, they have admitted liability. I get the feeling that they (or their insurer) are simply trying to take the p**s. I was once hit hit by a stray football from a county F.C. ground, while driving past. The ball stove in the front wing of my Impreza. After speaking to the club representative, I contacted their public liability insurer, to be told “as this happened on the road, we suggest you claim on your motor insurance”. A threat of court action from me soon had my bill settled. Insurers will always try to weasel out, often by dodging their obvious liability. They rely on the gullible.
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    Winter wheels

    Earlier generation Golf wheels will fit. I have a slightly tatty set of 18” Monza alloys from my Mk5 GTI that did sterling service as winter wheels. I’m tempted to get them powder coated (currently a lovely mix of diamond coat and white worm) and run them on the R. I wasn’t sure how they would look but this thread gives me confidence.
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    Buckled Pretoria alloys

    And oddly there was no vibration at 70mph and three of the four had buckles; this was the worst. I sent the video to the dealer service manager, who told me to book it in at a refurbisher of my choice & they would pay, or he would arrange it all for me. He was as shocked as you, particularly as his workshop had fitted (Toledo TL1000 budget) tyres to these wheels a week ago so they should have seen that wicked shimmy on the balancer. It was only my insistence on Michelin that took me elsewhere to get new rubber & it was picked up by the tyre fitters.
  10. LouCyffer

    Buckled Pretoria alloys

    Link fixed 🤭
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    Buckled Pretoria alloys

    This is how one of mine looked just after I took delivery (used)
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    Dead Golf R

    Ah, that’s a shame. However the law still can help; if you can demonstrate that the fault was present at the time of sale, the vendor is still liable for upto 12 months from the sale date. In the first 6 months, the onus is on the seller to prove that it wasn’t present, from 6 to 12 months, the buyer must prove that it was. Just a thought if you have potential reports of oil starvation from your engineers. Definitely worth an email to Honest John.
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    Dead Golf R

    If you bought it within six months of the failure, you’re on a stronger footing from a consumer law standpoint
  14. LouCyffer

    Squeaky front shocks

    Absolutely. Mine was 2 & a half years old, and it was fixed under warranty. So definitely try the dealer & don’t let them fob you off with “they all do that, sir”. Perhaps mention that you’ve heard that there is a fix for noisy suspension as well. Pays to show you’ve done a little homework. If you have a good service dept at your dealer you should be fine
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    Squeaky rear window mk 7.5 R Estate

    You might try lubricating the seals with krytox
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