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bodieanddoyle

Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Oct 2014

Desert dweller.

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    I would imagine that this is what a Portman/Imbruglia sandwich feels like.

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    You can always rely on Joseph.

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    Never had this before. Had the issue of not being able to get the fucker off when I've removed the all the wheel nuts.

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    'Ave it...

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    Murray's theory was that ALL VAG cars around that time were all built with substantially substandard parts because all monies were being poured into their Veyron project. I'm inclined to agree with him - I've had German cars for years and I've never gone through calipers, waterpumps and fuel pumps in under 80k kms.

    The DSG is a thing of beauty and an engineering masterpiece - generally you can't really fool it. Early ones (mine was 2007, the first versions being in 2005) did have an issue of preparing and selecting 1st gear (and NOT preparing 3rd) when 2nd was all that was required - like if you're exiting a corner or a car park which has required you to lift off. You'll hear a loud clunk and you'll be in first gear when you really should have stayed in second.

    The 2.0t will be significantly lighter in weight, obviously because of the lack of drive to the rear wheels. This pisses some people off, but the difference in fuel economy will be interesting.

    I've had both and as much as I adored the R32, it was a pain to own. 350km out of 50litres isn't good sense to me, even when a full tank here is only seventeen quid...

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    I've just sold my R32. Part of the reason they don't make them anymore is because the engine is a big, heavy lump (not disimilar to you...). There was never a plan to make them all wheel drive, but they had to in order to control the fucker.

    I'll miss it because the power delivery was direct and there was never any lag (unlike my new GTI) and it felt really solidly built.

    For the engine - look at when the injectors were last flushed. If it's done more than 80k then they'll be on their way out. ALso, make doubly sure that the DSG box has been serviced regularly - make sure that the Haldex filters were changed and not just cleaned. Early ones had a very nasty habit of going expensively wrong - I've started to think that Gordon Murray's theory was correct...

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    That's superb.

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    Fucking amazing news (Dave)!

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