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About swissi

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  • Birthday February 11

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    photography, pathology, professionalism, passion, performance, pistons, pinotage and errrrr pistachios

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    Alain

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  1. swissi

    Impressive crash

    crikey. look after yourself matey
  2. swissi

    Fuel consumption

    in the first 8k miles i've got anything between 17 and 47 long term average is 34.9 given the 306bhp and my very mixed driving i can't complain
  3. swissi

    R in storage until May

    Maybe Lisa will be driving a lorry over the winter months
  4. swissi

    Mouse in engine bay

    damn, and i thought the squeak coming from the dashboard was from the soundaktor
  5. swissi

    R-placement - M2 / M4?

    There's a guy who lives nearby who has a 2017 M2. He goes to work at 6:30 am. His car sounds like a jet engine when he starts it. It seems to rev high for quite a while. I assume until it warms up. His neighbours must love him.
  6. swissi

    Anyone have teenagers?

    If he's struggling to get work I'd suggest he should do a voluntary job for a while such as working in a charity shop. It would get him used to interacting with other people, turning up for work on time and his confidence might grow a little. Then go for a paid but unskilled job such as working in MacDonalds. Gain experiences, build up to better jobs. It's always easier applying for jobs if you are already doing one. Takes the pressure off.
  7. swissi

    Black R400 ... Golf

    Overtook a blacked out 3dr R400 reg Black Golf R driving sedately behind a beamer around lunchtime heading west on the M54 today. Sweet looking motor!
  8. swissi

    Flattening front passenger seat

    dammit, thanks for that. disappointing that vw cost cut at the expense of usabiity
  9. swissi

    Flattening front passenger seat

    Would appreciate some advice if possible
  10. swissi

    What did you do to your R today?

    you'll need to look. i think some simply tap off and some are spot welded on every time i wash the car i quickly clean the exhaust tips with autosol it's quick and easy. keep on top of it and it's really no problem
  11. I've managed to pack quite a few large items into my mk7.5 R's boot with the back seats down. ๐Ÿ‘ I now need to fit some longer narrower boxes so looked at flattening the front passenger seat only to find it doesn't have the same flatten forward lever as found on the rear seats. According to my owner's manual it should have the lever. ๐Ÿ‘Ž Is this another example of VW saving cost like the missing battery cover and missing tray under the seat? I guess I could remove the headrest and use the rotating knob on the side of the seat to slowly drop the seat backwards. Am I missing a trick? ๐Ÿคจ
  12. swissi

    Cross climate + tyres

    I've not found the Potenzas that desperately bad for day to day driving. I'd say the xclimates were on a par in the dry and a bit grippier in the wet. Haven't done ice/snow yet. They should come in to their own in winter.
  13. swissi

    Cross climate + tyres

    Iโ€™ve just put a set of Michelin xclimate pluses on my R. No worse performance than the stock potenzas. Bring on the snow!
  14. swissi

    Accident

    yikes! at least it wasn't worse https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/17/cars-pile-up-on-m40-in-third-horror-crash-in-three-days-8049217/
  15. swissi

    What do you dislike about your R?

    maybe you have big hands
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