Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About vagnum

  • Rank
    Certified R Fan

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. vagnum


    Well it almost like the how long is a bit of string, some time when carrying out the service the gas received can be the same as the amount re entered into the system other things to consider is mileage driven ie running time of the pump. It’s hard when dealing with everything VW as we all know especially servicing, take timing belts servicing and Elsa say millage dependent I guess set by Germany VW uk on the other hand say 4 years before 2010 5 years after [emoji1744]‍[emoji3603] Elsa doesn’t say when to do an ac service but VW uk every 2 years. So what happens to the 2010 PD engine lol. The other problem is customer satisfaction if the dealer said Vw recommendation is every 2 years the dealer is ripping people off of we don’t say every 2 years the dealer hasn’t giving you the right information when it stops working. Agreed independent centres can offer a great service maybe more 1 2 1. customers love it when I go out and speak with them and I 100% recommend Indy’s I know and have worked with in the past most of them come from a dealer at some point. Sound like you may of had a ex mcd’s employee on you visit regarding your keys, and don’t like the major/minor servicing VW uk offer because in my eyes serviceable items are time dependent and I’ve mentioned this many at but dealers have to do what they are told from VW uk. I always say book your car in for a lube/minor service gets you a stamp on your book you have a free VHC which covers the inspection and wait for the report advising you on what’s due from the tech in them wonderful videos we all have to do [emoji30]lol. The dealer also offer very competitive rates on serving now even when I worked for myself doing mobile repairs I found it had to complete and they also offer price matching with a max distance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. vagnum


    Yes, 16 long, long years now!!! [emoji20] lol. With an air conditioning service it’s more than just refilling the gas like what your local halford’s can do by topping it up the system also contains oil for lubrication and moisture in the system also needs to removed to lower the boiling point. With lower gas pressure the ac will still work, just not as efficient as if it was keep the the manufacturer spec mean it’ll take slightly longer to get cold which in turn puts a little more stain on the engines efficiency. With the newer ac system I see some people mentioning switching the ac on a few times a year, actually even when the ac is switched off it still is operating in that back ground around 2-5%. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. vagnum


    Nice to see all the professional air conditioning engineers on here sharing there knowledge about air conditioning system and why they don’t need servicing.
  4. vagnum


    If that’s what you want to think Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. vagnum


    Inspection with oil service inc pollen filter and air conditioning service is more than likely due being 2 years old. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. A good few garages round the uk use quantum remaps I’ve used their maps for a while and have always seen good results but if you want to get a bit more of an aggressive and a little more power maybe 10-20hp remap I’d say APR, MRC etc but you’ll pay a lot more but for good reason. It’s always worth asking the remapper where they are getting their file from so you have an idea how reputable the map is and they are not just sourcing some dodgy £30 map file then charging you £400 for the privilege Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. vagnum

    Lowering Springs Without Spacers

    Has anyone fitted the VW lowering springs for their accessory range I think they are about £150, I know the eibach would be the better choice and by the looks of things cheaper too but if you are still in the VW warranty period you still have full warranty cover if supplied and fitted but VW, just wondering what they look like fitted and how they performed ?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. vagnum

    Increased Power = Higher Insurance?

    Maybe the stage 1 got done before you brought the car and you had know idea [emoji1744]‍[emoji3603] it had been remapped.... what’s a remap anyway I’m not technically minded officer didn’t even know that sort of thing could be done lol, I just make drive car [emoji1781] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Few places VGS-Croydon/Bromley Vagtek-Surbiton Surrytuning-carshalton Chris does more tuning stuff and is a dealer for a few companies like racingline etc. All can be found on google and are all specialist Or maybe Coulsdon VW, if you ask the right people at the dealer [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Looks like it lol The Golf 7 already have these fitted but it’s inside the heater box and to gain access to it you need to drop the glove box lid and it lives next to the fuse box. This one looks like it lives outside the car so you’d be doubling up the filter system would kinda restrict air coming into the car, I personally would just have the standard 1 replaced to carbon?? Type filter bit more expensive but worth it as it’s the air you breath I said the car or replace the standard 1 each year rather than every 2 years Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. vagnum

    VW say oil service not required?

    Chances are that at PDI the car was set to fixed servicing then sold to a lease company who only have flexible servicing done (up to 2 years or 18000 miles) all cars for the factory come with long life oil so will be fine to which ever come first. It wouldn’t be VW declining the service it’ll be your lease company. I would pop into your dealer and ask them to check what servicing the dash is set to fixed/flexible they can do this using ODIS. If it’s set to fixed they can then charge it to flexible so the light goes out and should come on again when your flexible service is due, while your there you could ask for the free visual health check just to give your car a once over and free wash and vac [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. vagnum

    Standard Golf R exhaust

    PM sent Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. vagnum

    Standard Golf R exhaust

    Thanks but a bit far other wise I would of had it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. vagnum

    Standard Golf R exhaust

    Near Croydon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. vagnum

    Replacement Diff Still Noisy!

    About taking it back to the dealer yes..but would rotate the wheels first before taking it back and retesting it.... the wheel bearing comment [emoji848] maybe not [emoji23] in experience I’ve never had a wheel bearing stop making noise over a certain speed!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk