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stu-evans last won the day on May 21 2018

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  1. Saw this morning (Wed) - passed each other a couple of times (me not in my R).... If you're on here, I wondered if your exhaust is modified or not.... Looked standard, but sounded great as you passed me - obviously never passed myself, so wonder if that's what it sounds like as standard to other road users... If so, quite tasty!
  2. I actually think we’ve got pretty outdated expectations of batteries here in the UK due to our mostly moderate climate and historical low demands on the battery. Power demands on batteries have increased - and that’s starting to show up as us experiencing similar lifespans to those that more extreme climates have always had to endure. I lived in the Middle East for a few years, had brand new cars, and it was generally expected that batteries were replaced annually, or maybe every couple of years if you were lucky, as part of the service regime. Battery warranties were only 12 months from factory on new cars.
  3. Had mine checked at the same time as in for a service (had to drop it the day before) - they found nothing wrong with it and didn’t charge extra for this test - and that was at an Inchcape...
  4. As long as you've got one and it fits then that's the main thing, unless you're going for 'matching numbers' concourse standard! For reference if anyone else is searching in the future - part number on mine from VW is 000.093.055.S Mine is a hatch (2015) rather than wagon, but I can't imagine they're different - mounting looks the same....
  5. I've got a genuine vw one in mine and it fits with the case as intended! I got my dealer to search it up on the factory database and they were able to pick up the part number (i assume looking at the Euro spec where is fitted).... I'll have a look at the part number tomorrow and post back here...
  6. Shouldn't damage the battery connecting it like that (they may have damaged it by over-discharging it though) - but connecting direct to battery negative will mean that the car will be reporting an inaccurate State Of Charge through the central electronics. Main dealers can perform a reset/recalibrate the system..... I'm sure it's possible yourself with VCDS as well, but I don't know how I'm afraid.
  7. I'd actually much rather the mk7, and chose one very deliberately, as prefer the dials, the non-gloss middle screen, the side skirts, and the entire look of the front end!
  8. If you’re making money out of the YouTube videos concerned...then you’ll need the insurance to cover you for business use as well...
  9. I’ve had a TT on 4 axle stands in the garage for in excess of a year working on it - it’s perfectly stable! I think I’m on the highest setting and can slide under to work on it quite comfortably on a crawler...
  10. Yeah, I guess you never know, but Michelin’s accuracy figures put it as one of the better ones on the market and it won one of these ‘best buy’ tests from Autocar or similar that I read before I bought it. I’ve got a separate digital pressure tester, and that reads the same pressure as the inflator gauge - so they’re either both pretty accurate or both wrong to the same degree!!! [emoji23]
  11. I’ve got this one https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=255241&productId=974117&storeId=10001 It’s great - set the pressure and let it do its thing! Accuracy is good and even copes with our big Q7 tyres at 46 PSI easily.
  12. Another vote for ctek- they do a dedicated one now called ‘ CT5 stop start’ for cars with AGM/EFB batteries as are fitted to our cars ... I’ve got that and leave it plugged in the whole time. As above - just make sure you connect the negative lead to the earth post on the bulkhead not directly to the battery otherwise you’ll mess up the onboard battery management readings...
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    Tyreshopper is another one - includes fitting at local National Autocentres. Also worth checking if your local dealer (if you use them) price matches...I just had Audi price match cheapest internet price on a full set for our other car....
  14. I’ve got this one https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-ctj3000gb-3-tonne-garage-trolley-jack/ A great jack as not only takes extra load (3t) but is nice and wide & heavy so no topple whatsoever. Well used on our Q7 & TT... Never jacked the 7R yet so can’t help on jacking points afraid...
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