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Golf67 last won the day on March 31 2018

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  1. Golf67

    Rusty discs

    Look on the bright side. They will now match the hubs (if the car is more than a few months old).
  2. I changed from own to the Bosch ones when my windscreen was replaced. Haven’t noticed any difference; both were/are perfectly fine at clearing water from the screen, at legal speeds anyway.
  3. Golf67

    WLTP R Torque

    Losing 10ps is around 3% so roughly the same as adding 45Kg to the 310ps car in terms of power to weight. That’s about the difference between going from an empty tank to a full one. Or going from a 3 door to a 5 door with pano. Who cares?
  4. Golf67

    Standard equipment on 2019 300 R

    “Steel space saver spare wheel for Dynaudio only” so you don’t even get a spare wheel now unless you spec Dynaudio? If true that goes well beyond penny pinching.
  5. Golf67

    Obdeleven works with 2018 7.5

    Yes no problem
  6. Golf67

    19 inch wheels turning circle?

    There must be a difference in the rack set up or stops with 19" wheels as mine (from factory with 19" prets) has less than 2 turns lock to lock (around 1.9 I would say), whereas the car with 18" standard wheels has 2.1 turns lock to lock. When I first got it, I thought there was a fault as the steering wheel wouldn't complete a full 360 degree turn in either direction, as my previous car with 18" wheels would.
  7. Golf67


    How do you know it has hit the limiter, is there an audible alarm or a warning lamp on the dash? I would ease off the throttle at around 6500 to let it change up.
  8. Golf67

    Why did you buy a Manual?

    The commute I have to endure would result in RSI or even arthritis in my left ankle if I was still on manual, as it is 2 to 3 hours of gridlock each day. If it wasn't for this, I would definitely still have manual. DSG has foibles.
  9. Golf67

    What do you dislike about your R?

    I would like power in BHP vs KW. Any ideas? Surely you can multiply the displayed value by 1.34 for bhp in your head whilst you are driving along? Seriously, I agree. A display in bhp or ps would be more user friendly. Have you ever seen the full 228KW displayed on it? I wonder whether the boost gauge reading is actually a real time pressure measurement via a transducer, or just a demanded value from the ecu map.
  10. Golf67

    Message re phone

    I always know it’s locked when I look back at it from a distance as the mirrors are folded in. Useful feature.
  11. Golf67

    7.5 DSG Initial pull away

    Yes the mapping is strange. In manual it wants >2000rpm before accepting 2nd whereas in D it wants to labour along at 1150rpm in the higher gears. I frequently find this mechanically uncomfortable especially in 7th at 40mph and shift it back into manual and down a couple of gears.
  12. Golf67

    How old are we all?

    It might explain why we both went for the same cars😀
  13. Golf67

    How old are we all?

    I am also a Gemini 65. A 60ps polo might slow it down but I can watch paint dry to do that.
  14. Golf67

    How old are we all?

    53☹️ the older you get the faster time goes by, so you need a faster car to keep up. Possibly.
  15. Golf67

    October 2018 Nav Update

    The complete Europe file is the one I need, at least that’s the one that came with my car so that’s the one I am trying to update. I’ll have to wait until that one gets updated I suppose.