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On 01/07/2019 at 23:34, Alexis Jones said:

Fitted this, great service from VRS

And of course had it delivered to work so misses didn't know 🤣🤣🤣

 

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That OEM spring/jubilee clamp thing is a menace right! Taking mine off the plyers slipped and it somehow shot up almost to 1st floor bedroom height

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I was driving my sister and her boyfriend around town in my Golf R....He was asking me constantly if he could drive it....Eventually I let him after warning him of the power in it being Stage 1.....Started off nice and gentle in comfort and normal mode.....then eventually in race mode using the gearshift lever in manual mode....Almost drove it into a traffic island when he misjudged the power.....:blink:.....I did warn him....:lol:...he was used to driving V'8....First turbo charged hot hatch he ever drove......He Loved it!!!!!...:):smiley::afro:...he said it was different (way) to any other car he had driven....Another person converted the the Golf R fan club...:azn::)

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23 minutes ago, goodbadboy said:

I was driving my sister and her boyfriend around town in my Golf R....He was asking me constantly if he could drive it....Eventually I let him after warning him of the power in it being Stage 1.....Started off nice and gentle in comfort and normal mode.....then eventually in race mode using the gearshift lever in manual mode....Almost drove it into a traffic island when he misjudged the power.....:blink:.....I did warn him....:lol:...he was used to driving V'8....First turbo charged hot hatch he ever drove......He Loved it!!!!!...:):smiley::afro:...he said it was different (way) to any other car he had driven....Another person converted the the Golf R fan club...:azn::)

Well done Paul on creating Another R Fan.  Very generous of you Paul to let sisters boyfriend drive.😀 I haven’t let anybody drive mine yet, other than garage guys, and HaveCar net and Tracker. 

Not that I’m paranoid you understand....

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Coded in Road sign recognition, small thing but nice feature..
 
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I'm guessing you need a front camera for this?

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Mine was picked up this morning by the specialist for a service this. After the guy took it a mate of mine called me in a panic 10 mins later.

He thought someone had nicked my car and was going to call 999. Luckily his wife said why don't you call him and check first

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23 hours ago, NRW said:

Not that I’m paranoid you understand....

I know what you mean Neil...I'm surprised I let him as well...(as I wasn't going to)...but he loved it and I appreciated his honest feedback....Lucky I left the traction control on)....:afro::lol:

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Dropped it off at VW for its second service. No issues but under bonnet insulation flapping a bit, seems to have shrunk and bottom bits don’t reach holes, they agreed to look at that.

 

Got a 1.0 polo as a loaner for the day. 68 plate, wheels kerbed and found 2 dents they didn’t have recorded on check sheet when I checked it.

 

Do not wash stickers in car and on service sheet. Service guy confirmed my car had no marks and wheels were mint. He agreed no swirls on paintwork and grinned when I said I didn’t want it going anywhere near his car scratching washing team, like he’d seen the leathers on the floor between car washes. Hopefully no issues and car ready after lunch. 

 

Edit / Update. All good. Oil & filter changed, pollen filter replaced, aircon service done (personally think this was a waste of time as system working fine, but full regal and clean included in my service plan - would have been £52 + vat if i’d paid)

 

Bonnet insulation being replaced under warranty. They offered to let me keep the polo and do it tomorrow but I need the car, so booked in as a wait job next week. Suggest everyone checks theirs as the service guy said they get a lot shrinking, and it’s showing on the invoice (to VWFS) as £145 incl vat...

 

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Swapped my Remus resonated box for the straight pipe and OMG I wish I had done it sooner

I was worried it would be way too loud and drone like mad but in D mode it is definitely louder but no drone except under load. In sport it is insane! Bloody loud and popping and crackling everytime I tar my foot off the gas

So perfect now, sounds lovely in D mode and proper asbo is sport.

I think the TCU map really helps eliminate drone as D mode doesnt race up the gears

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Did something this morning that seldom happens in my neck of the woods.  Drove part of the way to work with a white 7.5R behind me and a white GTI in front.  Traffic abounded and we all behaved.  Rs rarely turn up during my commute.  I thought I caught a glimpse of this one last week but couldn't get close enough for positive identification.  Today I managed to pass it driving in tandem with the GTI and inserted myself between.  The R diverted after a couple of miles, but the GTI proceeded west along my route before heading north two blocks from where I park.  I'll be watching for the R on future morning runs. 

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Waiting at a junction on the way to work this morning - suddenly this lorry starts honking his horn at me. Look round and it's 3 guys all putting their thumbs up and pointing at the car😂👍 Good to see people appreciating the R!

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