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Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 05-07-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 915
Poll: Lawn care
Views: 96,616
Posted By Rayaan
Its certainly true but it wont help the grass...

Its certainly true but it wont help the grass look good in the meantime.

Havent had rain in more than 2 weeks now
Forum: Projects and Restorations 02-07-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,031
Posted By Rayaan
Thanfully, the 122hp just has the standard...

Thanfully, the 122hp just has the standard suspension which is quite comfortable. Im planning on getting a remap to 150hp on the MK5 but its more than adequate as it is.





I would assume its...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 01-07-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,031
Posted By Rayaan
An update to the badge colour coding - I...

An update to the badge colour coding -

I left the clearcoat to harden over 24-36 hours.

As you can see, plenty of orange peel on the clearcoat to begin with:
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 01-07-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,031
Posted By Rayaan
Yep, turbo only on this one. The higher powered...

Yep, turbo only on this one. The higher powered ones are turbo and supercharged - lots of issues with timing chains on those. The 122hp ones are pretty bulletproof I think, hence why they're still...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-06-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,031
Posted By Rayaan
Ive just put the wiring back. Dont know what it...

Ive just put the wiring back. Dont know what it is but for some reason, the wiper and rear washer wont work.

Odd

Ill pull the book out and find the rear wiper fuse but why would the washer not...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-06-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,031
Posted By Rayaan
So a few updates as I've been bored recently. ...

So a few updates as I've been bored recently.

Firstly - the mirror glass I ordered in the last post. Well it kept falling off as the adhesive was no good. Got a full refund and just ordered some...
Forum: The Home and Garden Zone 30-06-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 915
Poll: Lawn care
Views: 96,616
Posted By Rayaan
Grass isn't looking great. The heat has taken its...

Grass isn't looking great. The heat has taken its toll and my garden is in direct sunlight most of the time.

Always comes back during autumn though so I expect no different this year. Taken the...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 30-06-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,504
Posted By Rayaan
I like going to the main dealer. Probably helps...

I like going to the main dealer. Probably helps that the car doesn't go wrong and if it does, issues are sorted extremely quickly under warranty or otherwise

I dont like dealers of the big german...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 27-06-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,445
Posted By Rayaan
I do like that. Its sharp and stylish. Hopefully...

I do like that. Its sharp and stylish. Hopefully the engines are good.

I like the R-design trim level but its a shame they don't offer more choice in terms of interior colours on them
Forum: The Motoring Zone 26-06-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Rayaan
The benefits of 3 cylinders are not proven. I...

The benefits of 3 cylinders are not proven. I dont understand the craze for downsizing. There's only so much you can do.

I seriously doubt a 1.5 3 cylinder is going to be any more efficient than...
Forum: Detailing Chat 26-06-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Rayaan
Probably didnt have it on long enough, or the...

Probably didnt have it on long enough, or the bird poo etching was on there for too long.

Does take a good few minutes before it actually goes, and it will just disappear in an instant rather than...
Forum: Detailing Chat 26-06-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Rayaan
Dont use a heat gun, use a conventional hairdryer...

Dont use a heat gun, use a conventional hairdryer for a start. Much less likely to do any damage.

Ill pass you onto youtube - but it does work despite taking some time. It will pretty much look...
Forum: Detailing Chat 26-06-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Rayaan
Id strongly recommend trying a hairdryer. Paint...

Id strongly recommend trying a hairdryer. Paint needs to get warm but not hot

Works especially well if the stain is up to 2 weeks old.

Ive done it on all bird dropping stains and they just...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 26-06-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By Rayaan
Looks like a KIA or a Hyundai

Looks like a KIA or a Hyundai
Forum: The Motoring Zone 25-06-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By Rayaan
Its supposed to be a competitor to the A3 but...

Its supposed to be a competitor to the A3 but yes, would agree in that its smaller inside than its main rivals. Some people won't care, most of the time it only has 1/2 people in it. I've rarely seen...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 24-06-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By Rayaan
Been in one this week. Was a filthy demo with...

Been in one this week. Was a filthy demo with loads of blemishes on it. Shocked at the quality to be honest. Not Merc quality anyway and certainly feels like its been built to a cost. Our 13 year old...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 23-06-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,910
Posted By Rayaan
Thats the same as saying an A3 is a Golf in...

Thats the same as saying an A3 is a Golf in different clothes.

Its not incorrect, but the markets are certainly different. I wouldn't be looking at an Golf if I was thinking of buying an A3. I'd...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 22-06-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By Rayaan
Yep, technically you should declare all accidents...

Yep, technically you should declare all accidents regardless of damage.

However, if they are all settled privately then they have no way of finding out. Of course, if its through insurance then...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 22-06-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By Rayaan
Flipping nightmare. Doesn't want to pay for it...

Flipping nightmare. Doesn't want to pay for it now so Ill just be going through insurance anyway
Forum: The Motoring Zone 21-06-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By Rayaan
Still using the interior parts from 2007 I see. ...

Still using the interior parts from 2007 I see.

I thought it was being axed anyway?
Forum: The Insurance Zone 20-06-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By Rayaan
Im not going to go ahead until the money is in my...

Im not going to go ahead until the money is in my account. Unfortunately wont get a courtesy car anyway because im using my own bodyshop and not the insurance approved ones even if I went through...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 20-06-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By Rayaan
I agree, and I know our insurance premiums will...

I agree, and I know our insurance premiums will go up. I took that into account but unfortunately, Id rather they go up a bit than be told that they'll reduce my claim in the future if I make one.
...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 20-06-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By Rayaan
I told them Im not claiming, Im filing an...

I told them Im not claiming, Im filing an incident. I'll let you know if I want to claim later on. They said that its OK and I wont lose anything but will still have to report it upon insurance

I...
Forum: The Insurance Zone 20-06-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By Rayaan
Obviously the benefits of going private are...

Obviously the benefits of going private are clear. I dont have to pay excess and neither will he, but it does mean that he has to pay more than his excess.

I've told him that I'll be using my...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 20-06-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Rayaan
I would expect heavy builders boots and hard...

I would expect heavy builders boots and hard heels to wear it quickly but not trainers or formal shoes.

I dont understand how driving style could possibly affect wear of mats unless they mean...
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