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  1. On this motor the oil level needs to be checked when the motor is at full operating temperature, i.e hot. This is stated in the manual. However I expect there will be those that say this is wrong, along with much of the other advice in the manual, running in advice for example, which is also wrong in the owners manual.
  2. That’s the one in front of the gear stick. The one behind the gear stick slides open on mine.
  3. I always try to park next to vehicles that have reversed into the space (that is, they will drive straight out). I have had someone drag their bumper along the side of my car when reversing out of the space next to me, whilst turning at the same time.
  4. I’ve seen 2.34 bar. You need to subtract 1 bar though as the gauge includes atmospheric pressure. I think the stated max standards boost is 1.2 bar (which should then read 2.2 bar on the gauge) so there may be a small error in the reading.
  5. It's the DSG gearbox. Mine does it. It's louder on some than others, seems to be more common on the newer 7 speed wet clutch variants and more reported on Tiguans for some reason. It's not really there when the DSG is cold but present when warmed up (on mine anyway). The dealer will either not acknowledge it at all or say it is a characteristic. Probably the selector forks rattling a bit but who knows. It's definitely not in the load path so not the gears themselves.
  6. For that price, you’d think they would offer an external soundaktor that would pump V8 noise into the exhaust. Folk complain about the internal soundaktor yet want an exhaust system that makes the car sound like something it isn’t.
  7. I have thought about it Greg. Maybe I will go with it when my warranty ends. I’m not really interested in an engine remap, as I do high miles and reliability is important to me. However a DSG tune might help. Cheers.
  8. Maybe I’m just old but I don’t see the point in making more noise which will just annoy people. That’s one of the reasons I chose this car, it doesn’t scream “look at me” like an Impreza or some other teenager’s dream. I like it the way it is.
  9. I find D mode makes me cringe with mechanical sympathy for the engine and dmf. It gets into 6th gear before I reach the end of my cul de sac just before going back down through the gears as I come to a stop. Lots of unnecessary gear changes. The shift points are such that in a 30 limit you are likely to be spending long periods labouring in 6th doing 1150 rpm and in a 40 limit you are likely to be labouring the engine in 7th doing 1150 rpm. It’s always 2 gears higher than I consider comfortable so I frequently change to manual but then I need to be mindful of the hard shift between 2 and 3 that only occurs in manual. Either they fix these issues or I will go back to manual which probably excludes the mk8 as an option.
  10. What a waste of money that akra is. It’s just an exhaust. Our hard earned money could be spent on better tyres, lighter wheels or a remap, or maybe even all three for that.
  11. Thanks! I’ve only ever seen it referred to as DSG up to now on VWs.
  12. Mine is the same. It has done this in manual since day one. The dealer drove it for 40 miles and said they couldn’t replicate it so I gave up. I can get it to happen at least once on every journey. I’ve learnt to lift off the throttle when changing 2 to 3 to stop it banging in. I forget sometimes though.
  13. The advice from the folk that designed it is in the owners manual (page 128 in mine “running in the engine “). I followed this and according to some on here it should by now be an oil burning pup developing less power than those providing this advice intended. The opposite is the reality and it hasn’t used any oil at all in the 5k miles since the last service. I agree with the above comments about D mode. I ran mine in mostly in manual so I could vary the engine speed quite a bit and avoid the engine labouring, DMF knackering 1100rpm that is D mode. I am still reluctant to use D out of mechanical sympathy.
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