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Forum: Golf R Discussions 07-09-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,921
Posted By elwood
There were geese standing in the middle of the...

There were geese standing in the middle of the westbound Ohio Turnpike as I was driving home yesterday. They just stood there while cars swerved to miss them. I had never seen anything like that...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 06-20-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By elwood
The waste gate actuator rod can rattle (my car...

The waste gate actuator rod can rattle (my car has done so since new, the dealer says it is normal) as you accelerate. It sounds like marbles in a can to me. My MK6 GTI did it also, so I'm kind of...
Forum: MK7 vs...... 05-18-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,520
Posted By elwood
The day I picked up my STI (Limited Edition, no...

The day I picked up my STI (Limited Edition, no wing), while I was driving it home from the dealer, a guy in a GTI pulled up next to me on the Edens and revved it while looking at me. My son was with...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 05-18-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By elwood
If you are circumsizing, should you be using a...

If you are circumsizing, should you be using a boy name?

:D
Forum: Golf R Discussions 04-28-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By elwood
My water pump has arrived! I got a call today (on...

My water pump has arrived! I got a call today (on a Saturday!) that it is in. I was away from my phone, will call MOnday to schedule replacement. They've already offered a loaner to me, which I will...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 04-27-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By elwood
The dealer topped it to the full line in the...

The dealer topped it to the full line in the reservoir when it was in last. It has only gone down to the mid point between full and low in all of this time, but the dealer confirmed the pump is...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 04-27-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By elwood
This is an ongoing problem, so much so that water...

This is an ongoing problem, so much so that water pumps are on national backorder. Mine was diagnosed on March 23rd, still waiting for the water pump. The first ETA was April 20th, still waiting. At...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 04-11-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,432
Posted By elwood
Mine was built November 2015.

Mine was built November 2015.
Forum: Golf R Discussions 04-11-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,432
Posted By elwood
Mine is the water pump. Car was diagnosed on...

Mine is the water pump. Car was diagnosed on March 23rd, projected ETA of the new pump is April 20th. Fingers crossed. 2016 R, 42000 miles.
Forum: Golf R Discussions 03-30-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,730
Posted By elwood
I finally received an update on the ETA for my...

I finally received an update on the ETA for my water pump. They now expect it APRIL 20th! Good thing for me that the leak is a small one, but I will watch it carefully and drop my car off for a...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 03-25-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,730
Posted By elwood
Based on the number of water pump failures I read...

Based on the number of water pump failures I read about on MK 6 GTI's, I'm choosing number2. Mine was one of the few that did not fail.
Forum: Golf R Discussions 03-23-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,730
Posted By elwood
Over the last couple of months, I have smelled...

Over the last couple of months, I have smelled coolant on numerous occasions, but the level was staying pretty steady. In the last 2 weeks, the level went down almost 1/2". I took it in and the water...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 03-19-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,936
Posted By elwood
Mine is not for sale, but I know of a nice one in...

Mine is not for sale, but I know of a nice one in suburban Chicago with overdrive and wire wheels, Carmine red with tan interior, asking price is $18,000. If you have an interest, pm me and I will...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 03-19-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,936
Posted By elwood
FYI, the more you drive them, the more reliable...

FYI, the more you drive them, the more reliable they are, except for the Lucas alternators. When I road trip in the 6, I always carry a spare. When the next one dies, I'm switching to a Bosch.

:)
Forum: Golf R Discussions 03-18-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,936
Posted By elwood
Small world indeed. My daughter and her family...

Small world indeed. My daughter and her family live in Northbrook, and I live in Highland Park.

I never had a sport bike, but I have owned this since 1974.
Forum: Golf R Discussions 03-16-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,936
Posted By elwood
Al, In fact I do have a friend named Jake,...

Al,

In fact I do have a friend named Jake, and he used to live in Joliet. I live in a north suburb of Chicago, about 50 miles from Joliet.

:)
Forum: Golf R Discussions 03-13-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,936
Posted By elwood
I have had my R for just over 2 years (March 9th)...

I have had my R for just over 2 years (March 9th) and just over 40,000 miles. It is my daily driver, and I marvel at how many things it does well while being so much fun to drive. My STI may have...
Forum: Golf R Discussions 02-22-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,707
Posted By elwood
I went from a 2007 STI Limited to a MK6 GTI, and...

I went from a 2007 STI Limited to a MK6 GTI, and now a Mark7 R. If you daily drive your car as I do (almost 40,000 miles in just under 2 years on the R, 86000+ on the GTI), you would never go back to...
Forum: Great Lakes 02-13-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By elwood
I have had excellent buying and service...

I have had excellent buying and service experiences at Muller VW in Highland Park, IL. with both my MK 6 GTI and now my MK 7 R. Note that my car is not tuned.
Forum: Golf R Discussions 01-12-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,730
Posted By elwood
Just curious, do you smell coolant when the level...

Just curious, do you smell coolant when the level is down? I'm just starting to smell coolant, but the level hasn't changed appreciably. 2016 with about 38,000 miles. Thanks.
Forum: Golf R Discussions 01-07-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By elwood
I have been running 245/40x18 on 8.5" wide...

I have been running 245/40x18 on 8.5" wide Neuspeed wheels successfully on my R. I just took them off because it was time to put on my winter setup. I had done some research on here, and others had...
Forum: Great Lakes 12-19-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By elwood
FWIW, I have had many good experiences at Muller...

FWIW, I have had many good experiences at Muller VW in Highland Park, both with my Mark VI GTI and my Mark VII R. Nothing bad yet. I haven't had anything major done, but if it is something that could...
Forum: Great Lakes 12-03-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 186,973
Posted By elwood
I hope that the owner of the black MK VII R that...

I hope that the owner of the black MK VII R that was towed by the City of Chicago for violating the winter parking ban isn't someone on here. I saw the car being picked up on yesterday morning's news.
Forum: Golf R Discussions 11-14-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,939
Posted By elwood
FWIW, I'm an old guy (got a Medicare card to...

FWIW, I'm an old guy (got a Medicare card to prove it) and I have 35000 miles on my 16 R base, most of which were acquired driving in and around the pothole loaded streets of the Chicago area. I...
Forum: Great Lakes 11-04-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 186,973
Posted By elwood
Ha Ha. A name out of the past.

Ha Ha.

A name out of the past.
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