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Everything posted by Dollyman

  1. Does your car have 7UF Navigation device: Navigation system - Standard in it's build record? If so it was fitted from new, It may be listed in the sticker that's in the door pillar / boot but looks similar to the picture.
  2. My 2 Triumph classics are from the early 70's and ran on 100 octane fuel, must have 98/99 today or they fart and burp and generally drive like a pig on standard unleaded; I fear for their future. Call me a cynical old git if you like but I believe the zero VED on electric cars is just a short term sweetener, I can see VED on these being phased in as numbers grow.
  3. Beware cooling fans in seats. My son had a Reccaro wheelchair seat with heat / cool. One day he shouted out that there was smoke coming up from around his legs, one of the fans had burnt out.
  4. Nearly £1K more than new S3. I believe you can deduct OTR costs when calculating £40K threshold for increased VED.
  5. The only fuel injection system I’m familiar with is the prehistoric one on my TR6. Fuel is pumped at 106psi to a metering unit which mechanically feeds it to the 6 injectors. Any surplus fuel is then returned to the tank by a separate pipe. I think the early Bosch systems were similar. Perhaps the Mk 8 has better metering that doesn’t introduce surplus fuel thereby negating the need for a return system. My guess but it could be a load of codswallop !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Is there no heated front windscreen option on the Mk8 R? Can't see it in the Irish specs or UK Gti.
  7. Any scrappies near you?
  8. Where are they sending them for repair? There are good and bad wheel places so make sure you are happy with their choice of repairer.
  9. This may be of no use whatsoever but a while back in my Sharan I had odd electrical things that didn't work, nothing logical to link them together. Messed about with fusebox to no avail so took it into main dealer as was under warranty. Turns out there are multiple wires from the battery to the fuse box and one wire had become detached hence sundry things not working. Quick crimp and job done.
  10. That’s very good. One possible candidate to replace the R but not for a while yet Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. As Raiden said. Don't forget that shit obeys the laws of gravity. Start at the top and it then falls to some poor sod underneath to sort it out. A few weeks ago I had a banding problem on a Samsung QLED TV, John Lewis repair guy turned up, saw the problem and took it away. Rang me a few days later to say they can't recreate the fault so bringing it back. Wrote to their top boss and 6 days later new TV delivered.
  12. What sort of numbers on the 135?
  13. Have you seen the prices now ? Still a great roadcar but when I took my brother our in the R he said the Golf was more usable as the power delivery was linear not " hang on a sec while the turbo comes on song"
  14. Beat me to it Paul, this is my brother's Integrale Evo.
  15. Can't quite work out VW's priorities, they have updated the Swedish site a few days ago but not UK. Sweden has circa 10 Million population, UK has circa 68 Million, surely we buy more cars than they do? Perhaps waiting for Brexit agreement or not.
  16. Mr. Plod would be having a word in your shell like ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Thanks Mange Are DCC and Matrix lights standard over there? Of course UK Spec could and most probably different again Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Not that I have idle time on my hands! VW Sweden have the R on their website, basic price just shy of £42K. My Swedish is non existent so I didn't spend too long on there. Come on VWUK get your finger out.
  19. On GTI IQ Matrix lights are standard and one UK preview said DCC was standard on the new R. My German is non existent so I'll have to wait for the UK site to catch up, whenever that will be.
  20. Dodgy hands Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Thanks Martin Not too bad then, hope the Matrix lights will be standard as per GTI Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. And also what is included in the standard spec, I saw in one write up that DCC was standard which will help keeping the extra costs down, essential with my dodgy back. If the old spec is carried forward then hopefully keyless and camera will be standard which will help me. Decrepit old crock. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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