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Forum: UNITED KINGDOM 11-18-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By SRGTD
Lepsons get really good reviews for alloy refurbs...

Lepsons get really good reviews for alloy refurbs on many forums. Their current price is £65+VAT per wheel (up to 18” size) and that seems to be pretty much the going rate for a good quality ‘back to...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 11-16-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By SRGTD
Oops, dyslexia strikes. Yes, you’re correct; 65...

Oops, dyslexia strikes. Yes, you’re correct; 65 mph, not 56 mph :)
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 11-15-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By SRGTD
Because of the higher profile of running 245/45...

Because of the higher profile of running 245/45 R19 tyres instead of the OEM spec 235/35 R19 tyres, you’d have a speedo reading error. At an indicated speedo reading of 60 mph, you’d actually be...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 11-14-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,334
Posted By SRGTD
I use a Metro Vac Sidekick blaster warm air...

I use a Metro Vac Sidekick blaster warm air blower to get rid of most of the water. Any remaining water I pat dry with these drying towels;
...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 11-14-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By SRGTD
Don’t know what the position is in the US but in...

Don’t know what the position is in the US but in the UK, it’d also be likely to have legal and insurance implications. Cars have to pass an annual roadworthiness (MOT) test. If a car is fitted with...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 11-09-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,208
Posted By SRGTD
I’ve not disabled stop/start but the first thing...

I’ve not disabled stop/start but the first thing I do after I’ve started the engine is switch off stop/start. Hate it!
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 11-09-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By SRGTD
Agree. You can hear and feel if the car engine...

Agree. You can hear and feel if the car engine starts lugging (we call it labouring in the UK) if you’re in too high a gear for the speed you’re travelling at. Change down a gear so the engine revs...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 11-06-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By SRGTD
The TPMS in the Golf is an indirect system that...

The TPMS in the Golf is an indirect system that uses the ABS sensors to track the rotational speed of the wheels. It should detect if a tire has low pressure as the Wheel with the low pressure tyre...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 11-06-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By SRGTD
I’m aware it does. The difference with the mk7.5...

I’m aware it does. The difference with the mk7.5 2018 model is that the black trim, which is the same profile as the black side skirts, extends all the way round to the edge of the rear wheel arch....
Forum: Golf R Discussions 11-06-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By SRGTD
But the gloss black side skirt profile of the...

But the gloss black side skirt profile of the 2018 R now continues and ‘flows’ through to the lower edge of the front and rear bumpers, so removing the gloss black side skirts and fitting the mk7...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 10-29-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By SRGTD
Or gunmetal / anthracite.

Or gunmetal / anthracite.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 10-29-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By SRGTD
If your wheels are diamond cut, don’t use an acid...

If your wheels are diamond cut, don’t use an acid based cleaner, as it will make the lacquered surface go a milky/cloudy white.

I do have some of this in my cleaning supplies;
...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 10-25-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By SRGTD
Neil, agree that displaying accurate car info...

Neil, agree that displaying accurate car info helps members provide more relevant answers/info to queries. However, in this instance this exact same question was posted by a member on vwroc.com forum...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 10-25-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By SRGTD
If your car is a mk7.5 Golf R it can only be a...

If your car is a mk7.5 Golf R it can only be a few months old so it’s under warranty.

If the side skirts are starting to peel so soon, then it’ll be down to a manufacturing defect so they should...
Forum: UNITED KINGDOM 10-23-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By SRGTD
If you didn’t get the cam belt and water pump...

If you didn’t get the cam belt and water pump changed on time and the cam belt failed, it would cost significantly more than VW’s current price of £484 to do this job if you had to pay to repair or...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 10-22-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By SRGTD
I think it is. Turmeric Yellow seems to be...

I think it is. Turmeric Yellow seems to be sensitive to changing light conditions, so looks quite different in dull and bright light. If you Google ‘Turmeric Yellow Golf’ you’ll see from the pictures...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 10-21-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By SRGTD
I wouldn’t paint it. If it gets scuffed after...

I wouldn’t paint it. If it gets scuffed after you’ve painted it so the original trim colour shows through the scuff marks it would look terrible IMO. Presumably, your seat upholstery and carpets(?)...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 10-20-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By SRGTD
In the UK the colour choices for the mk7.5 GTI...

In the UK the colour choices for the mk7.5 GTI And R models in the UK are;

GTI - Pure White, Black Rubin, Tornado Red, White Silver, Atlantic Blue, Tungsten Silver, Indium Grey, Isaac Blue, Deep...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 10-19-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,606
Posted By SRGTD
The Clubsport was the 40th anniversary edition...

The Clubsport was the 40th anniversary edition model of the GTI with a limited production run. Not produced just for the European market though, as they were sold in Australia. It is no longer in...
Forum: UNITED KINGDOM 10-13-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By SRGTD
Here’s one from a UK seller. According to the ad,...

Here’s one from a UK seller. According to the ad, the price is just over half the manufacturers RRP;
...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 10-12-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By SRGTD
You should be fine, and layering a second coat on...

You should be fine, and layering a second coat on should ensure total coverage if you happened to miss any sections when applying the first coat.

I recently use Fusso Coat Dark 12 months Wax...
Forum: UNITED KINGDOM 10-12-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By SRGTD
Link to the Das WeltAuto warranty handbook below;...

Link to the Das WeltAuto warranty handbook below;

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/files/live/sites/vwuk/files/Used/Approved%20used%20warranty.pdf

The warranty is effectively an electrical and...
Forum: UNITED KINGDOM 10-05-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By SRGTD
Wow; 6k! Bridgestones have a reputation for...

Wow; 6k! Bridgestones have a reputation for lasting ‘forever’ as they’re a pretty hard compound. They’re not rated particularly highly my many GTD/GTI owners as the downside of the hard compound is...
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-21-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,102
Posted By SRGTD
But it's unlikely they did this to the show car...

But it's unlikely they did this to the show car at the Geneva Motor Show, which didn't have a top to the battery cover.
Forum: GTI & Golf MK7 General Discussions 09-21-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,102
Posted By SRGTD
Currently also being discussed over on vwroc.com...

Currently also being discussed over on vwroc.com as some owners have the battery cover with the top removed and others have the fully enclosed version with the top. One of the forum members have...
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