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by Kev
Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:21 pm
Forum: General Scirocco Talk
Topic: How to tell if I once had headlight washer jets?
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: How to tell if I once had headlight washer jets?

On that model year, they were only available if they car had the optional Xenon lights. They were very scarce on the first year models due to supply issues.
by Kev
Wed Nov 29, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: General Scirocco Talk
Topic: Constant metallic buzzing only when I'm applying throttle
Replies: 10
Views: 8834

Re: Constant metallic buzzing only when I'm applying throttle

See if you have any dry leaves in the scuttle around the wipers. I used to get a buzzing from them as the speed picked up. Cleared them out and the sound disappeared.
by Kev
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Stuff
Topic: Messages
Replies: 1
Views: 4834

Re: Messages

They stay in the outbox until they are read by the recipient.
That allows you to edit or delete them while they're waiting to be read.
by Kev
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Scirocco Talk
Topic: New to forum - Is there a card for sale section?
Replies: 3
Views: 3822

Re: New to forum - Is there a card for sale section?

I've given you (early) access.
by Kev
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Scirocco Talk
Topic: New to DSG
Replies: 4
Views: 3342

Re: New to DSG

I've been driving DSG since 2009. I've never once put it in N.

You're not really saving anything putting it in to N. In fact if you go in to N and freewheel you're less in control than if you keep it in D.
by Kev
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Scirocco Talk
Topic: Freezing windows.
Replies: 4
Views: 3656

Re: Freezing windows.

Yep it's an age old problem with most frameless doors. I'd also vote for gummi. Don't over do it but just put it around all the seals. I also have (as I still have frameless doors but not a scirocco any more) a little squirty bottle which I put tap-hot water in to and run that round the edge of the ...
by Kev
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Scirocco Talk
Topic: DCC - am I supposed to notice a difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 7941

Re: ACC - am I supposed to notice a difference?

There is definitely a difference. Try going over a speed bump on comfort and sport. Comfort is a bit softer and floaty on a motorway. If you do sport you'll find you jiggle about a lot more.
by Kev
Thu May 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Stuff
Topic: Adding images to the website
Replies: 2
Views: 6253

Re: Adding images to the website

It needs to end in jpg, png or gif.
You need to get the jpg part out of the BBcode share link.

That's a mahoosivve picture for a sig though.
by Kev
Sat May 04, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Winter vs Summer vs All-season Tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 4898

Re: Winter vs Summer vs All-season Tyres

I've been driving for over 35 years and never needed winter tyres. Not far off the same. I really don't get what it is about people buying them. If you know how to drive properly (low revs to get you going instead of spinning the wheels like mad) and don't try and do the same speeds when it's reall...
by Kev
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Scirocco Talk
Topic: Driving Position Ergonomics....
Replies: 6
Views: 4612

Re: Driving Position Ergonomics....

I always felt like I could have done with the steering wheel about 3-5cm closer but I got used to it. I had the seat a little bit more upright that I would have liked, to compensate.
by Kev
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Supermarket fuel?
Replies: 3
Views: 4585

Re: Supermarket fuel?

I used it for 7 years and 60,000 miles. No problems at all.
by Kev
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Reasonable Tyre Life?
Replies: 5
Views: 5124

Re: Reasonable Tyre Life?

The blog I wrote during my 7 years of ownership is still active (see sig link) if you want an idea of wear and tear lifespan and costs (at the time).
by Kev
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Reasonable Tyre Life?
Replies: 5
Views: 5124

Re: Reasonable Tyre Life?

I used to get 15-18k out of the fronts and about 40k on the rear.
by Kev
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Scirocco Talk
Topic: Semi-automatic manual gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 3882

Re: Semi-automatic manual gearbox

Nah not with a manual box.
Are you sure it wasn't just wheelspin?
by Kev
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Detailing and Cleaning
Topic: To Garage or Not To Garage
Replies: 7
Views: 9003

Re: To Garage or Not To Garage

I haven't garaged a car for over 20 years and don't seem to get any rust on them or paint damage. They're much more weather resistant these days. As for parking dings I always park as far away from anyone else as I can and if that's not an option I go for an end bay so I can get well over to one sid...
by Kev
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Scirocco Talk
Topic: Unbelievable quote for map updates
Replies: 1
Views: 2864

Re: Unbelievable quote for map updates

Try getting an Audi. £350! :)
by Kev
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Scirocco R Talk
Topic: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

I've had people in the back of my TTS :)
It's not tooooo bad for them!
The boot is much bigger than it looks. You just have to be careful with stuff that's high as it might hit the window.
by Kev
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Scirocco R Talk
Topic: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Alpine A110?
Cayman?

I have to say my TTS is plenty quick enough but I will admit an M2 is the better car.
by Kev
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Scirocco R Talk
Topic: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Ex-member on here Wigit had one for a couple of years and seemed to like it. He's just chopped it in for a cayman 718S.

Not sure manual is the right choice for that car though.
by Kev
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Scirocco Talk
Topic: Just a few questions
Replies: 1
Views: 2700

Re: Just a few questions

I know the first couple.
1 - It toggles on/off the auto dimming function.
2 - Some say yes, some no. I always thought it was worth using. I tended to use comfort on the motorway, normal everywhere else and sport when on A/B-roads.