winrya

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  1. My dealer has ordered me 3 new centre caps for my alloys as they have begun to corrode. They said pop down anytime and they will swap them over. My problem is im paranoid they are going to prise them off with a screwdriver and leave marks on the wheels. Do they have a special tool. Cheers guys
  2. all 4 replaced a week before the warranty ended for tiny signs of corrosion around the wheel edges. 1 was curbed badly by the mrs so a great result now im sitting on brand new wheels at 3 years old. They emailed vw who said replace, stress free
  3. Ed30 front & rear lower skirts

    £201 a side mate, used to be alot cheaper but was a vw pricing error. I've had my skirts colour coded and look perfect, i also have the ed30 rear bumper and colour coded front lip. Best thing I've done to it, looks finished now.
  4. My F1's which i rate above everything else, are also e13
  5. anyone getting this?

    I got a set and they look superb, for the money they are well worth a purchase
  6. Too much oil

    as long as its only 1 or 2 mm over max, it will just burn it off, otherwise get some drained out.
  7. After over 2 years of thinking about it, i finally got the gti colour coded:thumb::thumb::thumb: Its always annoyed me but being black i've always been thinking its not that bad. Anyway, i stumbled across a cheap ed30 rear valance a few weeks back and that was my decision made. I managed to find a bodyshop with a great reputation who have done a stunning job. The guy even said he was so paranoid about it getting marked he wouldnt let anyone drive it into the workshop and always parked his range rover next to it so not to get it dented lol. (all that from me asking him not to wash it) Exactly what i wanted. Took 5 days but has been well worth it. He did the front valance, the side skirts and the rear bumper Lots of pics sorry, let me know what you think. Thanks for looking:thumb:
  8. GTI colour coded with ed30 rear valance

    Just the camera mate- i cant seal/wax it yet so expect the paint to look slightly darker with an lsp on it
  9. GTI colour coded with ed30 rear valance

    I do agree to an extent. This is why I decided to buy the ed30 rear valance which has a bit more shape. My mate has a silver gti colour coded - It still looks a massive improvement on standard
  10. Alfa 156 - Advice please

    If you test drive a twin spark, make sure you get to start it from cold and listen for a 1-4 second diesel noise. If you hear this then the variator has gone. This is a £300-£400 job, the cambelt has to be removed to get to it. Also, cambelts must be changed every 3 years or 36,000 miles. Other than that, as above, listen for suspension noises and check all the electrics and make sure you get one with 17's. The V6 engines are bullet proof, the 2.4 jtd and the 1.9 jtd 16v are brilliant engines. Test drive one
  11. Servicing Rip Off

    Had my 3rd time and distance service in the week. cost of service with longlife oil MOT and enabling auto locking a bargain at £152. Can't moan for a main dealer
  12. Ordered 2nd GTI - Best all rounder

    Good decision i think, congrats. Out of interest what else did you drive and what were your findings??
  13. [ QUOTE ] mine only has 2 months left on the warranty and i have the white worm on my rear near side alloy which they were about to replace 12 months ago until they spotted the only kurbing on my wheels, done by the missus. At this point they said they wouldnt replace it until the corrosion was the same size as the curbing So i've waited until today and they are about equal vw have taken some pics and have emailed the appropriate people. Fingers crossed. I also noticed one spot on the drivers wheel which is so small only i would notice They have taken a photo of that so again fingers crossed. My argument was that although it was small, once it starts you cant stop it spreading. And that will land me out of warranty with a grim rim [/ QUOTE ] Result, dealer has just called, 2 new wheels on the way
  14. Used car selling - juggling buyers

    sell it to whoever gets to you first. As they say, first come first served.
  15. Yep wasn't happy at all. Tried to argue the kerbing was not the cause of the corrosion as it was the other side of the wheel. He said basically, he wouldnt swap it as vw would reject it and charge the dealership He did agree to let me buy a wheel at cost price which is £204 instead of £390 but I dont fancy the chance it will more than likely corrode again
  16. [ QUOTE ] I've had mine nearly 2 years and I'm very happy. There is still no other car I'd rather own (well not in my price range anyway!). I had to have the air conditioning compressor replaced after about 14 months as it stopped cooling. Other than that everything is fine.... but I think I might be starting to get the white worm on my front driver's side Monza II. Damn! [/ QUOTE ] mine only has 2 months left on the warranty and i have the white worm on my rear near side alloy which they were about to replace 12 months ago until they spotted the only kurbing on my wheels, done by the missus. At this point they said they wouldnt replace it until the corrosion was the same size as the curbing So i've waited until today and they are about equal vw have taken some pics and have emailed the appropriate people. Fingers crossed. I also noticed one spot on the drivers wheel which is so small only i would notice They have taken a photo of that so again fingers crossed. My argument was that although it was small, once it starts you cant stop it spreading. And that will land me out of warranty with a grim rim
  17. Popped in my local dealer for a price on my gti's 3rd year time or distance service and was shocked when the printed quote came off at £100.45 with magnatec oil or £122.06 with longlife oil. Well i'm happy, the 3rd year service on my old alfa 147 was £400+
  18. New type of fog lights ????

    [ QUOTE ] Fantastic picture!! What's the car polish you use? [/ QUOTE ] Its a while back so not sure lol. I think it is with dodo lime prime paint cleaner and Pinnacle Sovereign Wax. Unfortunately the detailingworld bug has got me and i'm past saving
  19. New type of fog lights ????

    They were one of the many things that were removed from the first batch of GTI's to make them cheaper. I think they all had them until roughly july 2005, they look far better IMO A pic of mine
  20. Touch wood mine has been bullet proof also. Coming up to 3 years old and 25,000 miles and still feels brand new, stunning. Gonna keep it a couple more years, nothing else is even tempting me. (never kept a car longer then 2yrs so says alot)
  21. A simple question - who makes the best cars today?

    [ QUOTE ] Would agree with a lot of what you say, but definately not aftersales, and in a lot of cases, not deprication either.... [/ QUOTE ] Must just be the dealer we use for the missus mini then. Awesome. An example, bought a cooper 6 weeks ago, great deal. Went in to have some warranty work 2 weeks back, got a call, our tyre man has noticed the rear tyres have less than 3mm on them ( i knew this, all part of the deal) As you've only had it 4 weeks we'd like to put 2 new tyres on it for you for free. I was stunned, £290 worth of tyres later, we drove it home and i'm still wondering why they changed them. Everything they have done so far has exceeded my expectations in every way. Oh and even gave me a nice £20k courtesy car
  22. A simple question - who makes the best cars today?

    I'd go BMW. Looks are not to everyones taste but, dynamically brilliant, great build quality, perhaps the best engines out there, reliable, great aftersales service, depreciation is very low, a model for every need. Only thing i dont like is the run flat tyres
  23. BMW 116i Courtesy car

    I had a 118d 3 door recently for a couple of days and made a similar conclusion. For me the 143bhp diesel was just too slow, i'm not sure the extra power from the 120d would be enough but the 123d (coupe/3 door) might tempt me sooner or later
  24. Which tyre?

    [ QUOTE ] Another vote for F1 Asymmetrics. Very good tyres! [/ QUOTE ] And another vote