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Cosmetic & bodywork matters / Antenna fin gasket
« Last post by Flooting on Today at 07:33 »

The rubber seal around the base of the antenna (2011 GTI) needs replacing. Does the roof inner lining need to be removed for this?
The garage / Ignition coil
« Last post by Flooting on Today at 07:30 »

Ignition coils for the 2011 GTI, do they really cost £180 for a pack of four?
New forum members / Re: A confession from Abu Dhabi
« Last post by Flooting on Today at 07:27 »
I'll need to know what they're telling me is actually correct.
"We changed the flux modulator" is only just a bit more unlikely than "you need new glow plugs" to me at the moment.

The Golf is not as popular there as it is elsewhere and my service options are very limited. I don't want to get ripped off.
Golf mk7 / Re: GTi or R
« Last post by mcmaddy on 13 August 2018, 21:24 »
Did you not have an option to just extend your current lease?
Golf mk7 / Re: Anyone wanting to disable keyless opening
« Last post by mcmaddy on 13 August 2018, 21:22 »
What's the coding to disable the doors? Sorry being totally lazy  :whistle:
Golf mk7 / Re: GTi or R
« Last post by Ikura on 13 August 2018, 19:40 »
Thanks for all the feedback, suggestions and info.

We went to put an order in for the Golf R and have been quoted 'at least 30 weeks delivery' so that takes us well into next year. As out GTD has to go back in early November we have no way of sorting out the car we want in time.

The only option was to agree to a 24 month lease on another GTD for cheap money. It isn't something we wanted to do but there are few other options. We looked at the cars that are available from stock and have to admit we are not keen on buying a bog standard spec car so we have decided to run with the GTD and will put an order in for the Golf R when things settle down next year.

It could work out to be the best option with the Golf Mk.8 due next year and we can run both cars for the remainder of the new GTD's lease.

Again, thanks for all the help and having test driven a couple more GTi's and R's we really grew to like the R very much, although we would undoubtedly be happy with a GTi.

All we hope now is that there will actually be a Golf R Mk.8.
Detailing / Re: Car dryer
« Last post by MKgti on 13 August 2018, 18:30 »
Nice Jim,  I didn't realise they had hot air as well.

I use a dewalt blower bit like Wilde's Makita.
I have it for my job so very useful for doing car.
Golf mk7 / Re: Brescia alloy damage
« Last post by MKgti on 13 August 2018, 18:24 »
Feel the pain. Just having 3 of mine refurbed, fortunately took out insurance for wheels which is the only thing I did from the dealers.
Cost me £250 for the ins and allowed to make I think 4 claims a year for 3 years.(12 in total)
These 3 wheels are being done by my preferred specialist  at £85+vat each, so I'm already in pocket!

Golf mk7 / Re: Anyone wanting to disable keyless opening
« Last post by Mark V GTD on 13 August 2018, 18:13 »
Much better way for keyless to work. My Audi A4 works exactly like this - fob clicks to open and close but so long as key is inside the car the engine start button works.
Golf mk7 / Re: A wee update
« Last post by rwleigh on 13 August 2018, 18:04 »
I give the nod to any other GTI drivers I see - it's about a 50% hit rate on the return nod. Not bad!

I might have to give that a try then, used to always do it when I rode a motorbike. Just GTI's or R's too?
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