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Offline rubberduck

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #260 on: 06 April 2021, 11:16 »
The fuel filler cap has 95 in big bold lettering from what I've seen online, so I presume 95 RON is recommended. Once I take delivery of mine, it'll be on regular unleaded, a 3-year lease car that won't see any appreciable daily performance increase isn't going to be treated to special petrol from me.

I can understand a real high-performance car benefiting from it though, like a Porsche or the Audi RS lineup, but a GTI? I doubt it'd be noticeable or worth it to be honest.

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #261 on: 06 April 2021, 11:44 »
Yes it definitely does have "95 RON" on the fuel filler cap - I checked mine earlier.

And like you, I'm not about to feed it expensive petrol - one of the reasons I swayed away from the clubby tbh.

The shock of petrol mpg is bad enough, without making the fuel needlessly expensive on top!
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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #262 on: 11 April 2021, 14:16 »
Today I braved the hailstones to give the car its weekly bath.

Today was the day I found its first stonechip  :cry:







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Offline king monkey

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #263 on: 11 April 2021, 15:04 »
The first stone chip is always annoying! Looking good there Andy though.
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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #264 on: 11 April 2021, 16:20 »
I have had good results from Chipex. Love your wheels! :smiley:
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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #265 on: 11 April 2021, 16:23 »
Thanks Michele  :smiley:
Not as pretty as the mk7’s maybe, but damn is that chassis good!




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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #266 on: 11 April 2021, 17:19 »
The Golf dna is so clear in those photos. MK8 CS is the only one of the three I haven’t driven. Soon to be rectified!
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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #267 on: 11 April 2021, 18:41 »
The Golf dna is so clear in those photos. MK8 CS is the only one of the three I haven’t driven. Soon to be rectified!

Its the C pillar that is the key Golf design feature. They haven't messed with that since day 1 AFAIK.
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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #268 on: 11 April 2021, 18:59 »
I was fortunate enough to drive a new R yesterday, bit of a speed machine but as mad as it sounds I enjoy my standard better, I don't know if it's with it being front wheel drive but I find it more fun behind the GTI

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Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Reply #269 on: 11 April 2021, 19:24 »
Not my Mk8 (since I don’t own one), but I found out that you can have maps on both screens today without pro nav!
2019 7.5 Golf R. Lapiz, prets, 90% tints, black mirror caps, TCR rear lip spoiler