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Swerve

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  1. Hi all, I had a coolant leak which vw have sorted under warranty with no problems, they changed the water pump and thermo housing I think is a common thing on our engines. After I picked the car back up approx 6 weeks ago I had a look and the coolant was way above the max line just above half way on the coolant reservoir, I have checked again today and it’s now sitting just above the max line. Is it normal for it to drop for a while with any air locks working their way out ? Or should I ring vw back up ? cheers
  2. Thanx Booth, I Got them from this place on E Bay I contacted them to change to the R logo which they did no problems. It’s good tough vinyl the detailer said 👍 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185417842814?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=e8em6SzdTe-&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=2YLN5HJGS8G&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  3. Thanx Booth 👍 ideally I wanted the Lockwood sill protectors but very happy how these look.
  4. Got my car back today after being at detailers for a week, it’s been 2 stage polished then kamikaze 2 layer ceramic coating also windows and alloys coated engine bay cleaned and full interior clean as well. Had some new custom made mats from Autostyle fitted super happy with how they came out finally new sill protectors.
  5. Any thoughts on what I have said above anyone as i am picking car up Monday and don’t want to drive off if they are trying to pull a fast one as I never thought vw would accept oil around bottom of engine as acceptable? cheers
  6. So it went in today they have said the water pump and thermostat housing need replacing as they are leaking this is going to be done under warranty. As for the oil they say misting of oil where located is acceptable and if I had not raised it they would not have told me on the health check after service. Does this sound correct to you guys ?
  7. Ok mate thanx for that I will try and have a look oil was changed 6 months ago. Let’s hope vw check the things you have said. Checked it mate it’s all black no yellow insert.
  8. It’s only by one bolt drivers side corner at the rear mate and it it is above as well rest of the sump is absolutely bone dry no oil at all, wish I had took a bloody picture now 🙈 I have the oil changed every 6 months regardless of milage once at vw and interval a vw tech I know does it. He said he noticed it but cleaned it off as he thought it was just over spill. I’m just worried if a tech at vw who maybe not so experienced will just take easy way and say it’s sump without proper investigation first. I appreciate all the advice your giving me mate 👍
  9. Thanx for that mate much appreciated, I have managed to get it up on a ramp and looking at your picture it seems to be on the right hand side weeping through a corner bolt attaching sump but mechanic couldn’t really tell looking up if it was coming down from higher ? Being fair to him he knows I’m a right control freak and said he hasn’t really worked on golf R engines except basic servicing so best to let vw find source. I’ve just noticed drips on my drive but can only have been from past week as I normally check.
  10. Not seeing it in the ground, plastic drain plug would that not be dead centre at bottom of sump? Or if you can advise I will have a look. Cheers 👍 Your right mate shit does happen and being honest I should get a grip of myself but gets me so work up lol fingers crossed but I’ve read so many horror stories about vw techs messing crap up I’m dreading it.
  11. I service and look after my cars religiously but know people that never service their cars and never have a problem! How is karma doing this to me 😢 The reason for my rant found an oil leak round by the looks of it from the sump area car only done 38 thousand miles and I treat it like a queen. I really do give up and I’m dreading what vw say when it goes in on Friday for them to look at. Only reason taking to them as it’s under warranty I’m already bracing myself for them to try and wriggle out of doing anything without charging me 😢
  12. As Keano has said mate probably helps mine that they are 8.5J and ET44 but I’m really happy with the look of it now 👍
  13. No mate not been lowered, most people who have seen it say it doesn’t need lowering so I’m going to leave it for a while to make my mind up. I think being a black car helps though.
  14. Racingline 360 put on with pilot sport 5 tyres
  15. So got wheels put on with some pilot sport 5. I’m still not decided wether to lower yet 🙈 I still have 1 year vw warranty left and knowing my luck anything goes wrong they will say it’s not stock.
  16. That’s what I though mate being honest 👍
  17. Wow that’s a great price 👍 wish they were closer to me
  18. Oh man I’ve been quoted over £400 just to put springs on
  19. Ahh balls yeah forgot about that lol
  20. Very nice mate 👍 That looks spot on as well mate cheers 👍 Mine is same as yours mate what is the ride like on the springs ? No grounding at all ? By looks of it I will get it lowered as well can’t believe how much garages want to charge though just to change springs 🙈 or maybe I’m being tight lol
  21. Lol mate Tiguan that’s tickled me, looks like a very sexy Tiguan to me 😍
  22. Hello all im putting some new racingline 360 alloys on my estate tomorrow I was also going to get some Eibach springs to lower it but they only lower by 10-15 mil which really would not make much difference and I don’t want it on the floor which other springs do. so my question what are your opinions on this ? Any one running larger alloys with different off set and width and still on standard set up ? the alloys I’m getting are 8.5 J with 44 offset. cheers
  23. Thanx for that interesting why is that mate ? I’ve not ordered yet so interested in your reason 👍
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