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Of course you are right - I didn't bother to write them down when I went and had a look the other day - thought I could memorise 4 numbers for about 3 minutes before committing them to TSN. Anyway your placard is the same as mine.

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...thought I could memorise 4 numbers for about 3 minutes before committing them to TSN.

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....If you suffer from Short Term Memory Loss please press Option 9.............

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Very cute...

I always thought that as a musician I was good at remembering numbers. Patterns and sounds that kind of thing but it all turned to custard when I went to check the tyre placard.

It was press 8 for short term memory loss wasn't it?

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Just out of interest can anyone recommend a good accurate tyre pressure gauge?

I've noticed the ones on air pumps are hit and miss!

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This one..

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Cheap as chips, fits in your pocket, and always comes out top in the Autoexpress tests every year.

Si.

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Quick conversion; KPAs to PSI

210 = 30.5 psi

230 = 34.5 psi

250 = 36.25 psi

300 = 43.5 psi

Its the same pressue for 16" or 17" rims.

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I use an accu-gage dial gauge. They’re the old fashioned circular ones. I know they are not as accurate as the digital ones but I just love the retro brass necks and they have an escape valve/ reset button, where you can release air while constantly checking whether you’re getting closer to your target. They just feel good in your hand. Mine runs from 0-100 psi but you can also get ones running up to 60 which will give a more precise reading as the scale runs wider. Unfortunately like most things being starting to be made in china (accu-gage claim they’re still being made from parts of chinese and us origin), the “feel” is disappearing from the products. The bezel on one I got recently decidedly looks cheap. the dials are still of pretty good quality though.

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For those more attuned to the imperial system, I created a small table in word. Convert from metric to imperial for your rim type, print it out, laminate using cellophane (front and back), cut and paste somewhere you’ll reference. I pasted it in my fuel flap.

574049-tyrepressuretable.zip

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Following simkna's post I took a trip to the nearest Halfords 17 miles away with the intention of buying the tyre pressure guage he had linked to....But....I came out having spent more money on this little gem:

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As you can see, the digital readout lights up and so does the nozzle. Extra bike nozzle is supplied too. Does PSI/BAR/KPA and has nice neoprene bag with magnetic catch. It's heavy and alloy and rubber....Oooooooooh!! Kinda goes with the GTI....I can't help it! I'm a retired designer!

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£19.99....Sorry, forgot to say. Not cheap but they don't come much better. Made by Michelin.

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Filthy weather recently....You should see the rest of the car at the moment.

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you're absolutely right, oz. its the rear part which seems to get dirty the fastest. maybe the cleaning routine is - clean rear and rims every week, the rest of the car every 3 weeks.

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I reckon there must be a vacuum back there. At least I'm used to having to clean the rims weeklyas you say, so I won't be too much effort to give the rest of her the once over at the same time.

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Defo the back of my car too! It's called 'swirl' and is due to aerodynamics or air turbulence. It's even called "dirty air" in some circles. Fast driving in the wet is what promotes it....I don't mean unsafe fast. How often you need to use the rear wiper is a big indication. Automatic wiper management is a dream!

The GTI feels very stable in the wet and coped with several quite deep surprise pools yesterday 169144-ok.gif .

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Just not driving in the wet though. Out this past weekend in the country and had to drive on unsealed roads for a couple of miles. Very dry, fine dust covered the entire back of the car.

Well at least it was dust until I used the rear washer to see out the back and then it just turned long dirty streaks as the photo shows.

She's clean again...but its now pouring with rain. This will mean only one thing - a another dirty bum.

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Nice coast road views....I live on the South West coast of England and appreciate such things having spent 25 years in Central London. Should we have a competition to see who's got the dirtiest bum (only on the GTI!!!!)? Only joking!

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can I just say OzGTI - you lucky b1tch - for having roads and views like that!

Don't think I'll be getting out of my car when it's parked on the side of Coldharbour Lane to take photos!

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Red,

I had noticed you were in Devon. I won't suggest the coasts are similar but thought you might appreciate the shot. This particular road runs for around 250km along the south coast of Australia (Victoria) - next stop heading south - looking out to sea is the Antartic, about 4,000km away. Most of the 250km are pretty tightly cut into the cliffside. The roads aren't as tight or twisty as say the north coast of Devon or Cornwell - I know this side of Devon a little better than the south - family originally come from Bude and Boscastle but they are pretty good fun - except for the tourists who want to look about rather than drive!! Great GTI territory otherwise.

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