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  1. The first attempt didn’t actually work, so I was a bit concerned. Thankfully second time did otherwise there would have been tears [emoji1787] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. You both have earned yourself a beverage if we ever cross paths!! Many thanks!! Off to the Lake District next weekend and it would have sucked without the screen working. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. So music works and buttons are responsive, but there is no picture on the screen. Any suggestions? Was working fine. Driving to the shops, stopped the car, popped out for 5min and when I came back and started the car, nothing. [emoji2369] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’m with Admiral and so far so good, easy to update things online. And apparently I get a discount as my home insurance is with them as well. Although, I’ve not needed to make a claim… Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Correct. You need to buy the whole calliper in order to get new brake plates [emoji2962] Had this confirmed by VW, and a VW specialist. Luckily, a kind member or two from here had a spare set laying around so I was able to get some second hand. Not very helpful of VW though. I did consider looking to see if the S3 equivalent would fit, but didn’t get around to it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. If you have a replacement car in mind, why not try and find that car at a dealer and see what offer/deal they can put together for you? Not sure what kind of number you’re are hoping to achieve, but £30K+ is obviously lot of money for a private buyer to spend. Especially when most these days seem to be looking for PCP/Finance deals from dealers, that also come with warranties and other incentives a main dealer can offer. Try Motorway. I was going to sell the R recently for an M so tried Motorway. A guide price of £28.5k was suggested and I received an offer over £29k. In the end the M di
  7. And again. https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/en/owners-and-drivers/servicing/spring-sale.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. This was my understanding (5w30). I called another dealership and asked them if this was ok (didn’t part on great terms with the dealership who did the service), and they said they would have used the correct oil for my car. I’m half tempted to get it drained and get 5w30 back in. I’m no oil expert so don’t know if there is a problem using 5w40, it’s more that everywhere I look, 5w30 seems to be the correct grade to use [emoji2369] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Apologies if this has been covered many many times before, I’ve searched but not found an answer. I have a 2019 GPF which was previously serviced by VW with 5w30. Most recently, February, the R received its second service but this time (different dealership) VW used 5w40. I thought, unless tuned, 5w30 was the way forward with GPF cars? Anyone else using Castrol Edge 5w40 (VW 505 00 / 505 01)? Can’t see any other options so assume this is ok. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. AVOID - VW Motorline/Marshall Coulsdon Didn’t complete the Haldex filter clean as promised during multiple conversations. Only informed me they hadn’t completed the filter clean when being presented with the bill. Scratches appeared on the drivers door, both rear arches and the roof, plus an oil slick on the roof after a panoramic roof clean/service. Conversations did not get off to a good start. Scratches could have been there before I arrived, the filter is not a serviceable item, etc. Followed by, “the car is put on ramps and no one could have caused the marks”. I’ll add
  11. Follow up on this. For anyone who has the panoramic roof clean/service, I would suggest checking your roof as soon as possible after you have the car back. Apparently, VW Coulsdon think that the panoramic roof clean/service also includes scratching the roof and leaving oil residue across most of the roof. I didn’t think to check the roof on pick up, but it was noticed a few days later when the R was being cleaned. I’ll be adding VW Coulsdon to the avoid list. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Is it the same if you put the steering in Race mode/with things stiffened up? If you have DCC, how about if you switch through the various comfort levels? Could you perhaps let someone else drive it to get another opinion, or maybe find another R to test drive at a local dealer? Steering feel can be quite a personal thing depending on what you’re used to. I used to have an S2000 and before I collected the car, the dealer put on some fresh hedge finders. I didn’t know they were doing this, it was becasue the tyres were below X mm so they were required to replace them. With the hedge finde
  13. After I spotted the marks, I actually did end up speaking with the service manager. He was ok ish, but at first said they’ve done what was required for the Haldex service. I explained I understand that, but I had explicitly asked twice (and I mentioned it that morning, so 3 times in total) that I wanted the filter cleaned and I was told it would be, which means if I want the job done “properly” I would need to pay for it again elsewhere. This was followed by “it’s not needed” and that I can show him plenty of photos from other owners that show otherwise, etc. Basically we went a
  14. Well, despite twice being told on the phone that yes the filter would be cleaned and that photos could be provided, and on the morning of the service me requesting the filter to be cleaned and photos taken (notes were made on the job sheet)……. The filter was not cleaned. I wouldn’t have minded so much if they had told me first thing that it wouldn’t be done, but to tell me when the bill was due irked me. If they would have informed me the filter wouldn’t be cleaned first thing, I would have said not to do it and I’ll get it down elsewhere. Service manager is supposed to be looking into if t
  15. As it seems no one has a spare alloy wheel I can borrow, it looks like I will need to use the space saver to get back from the garage who will be sending my Pretoria off for repair. So the question is, does it make a difference if the space saver goes on the front or rear of the car? Had a quick Google and couldn't see an answer and want to ensure there are no adverse affects from it being on the rear. Obviously I would be driving slow, so in theory the Haldex wouldn't be engaged and therefore nothing bad happening.
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