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New997buyer
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Cracking car and introduction to it Thumb

My average MPG also has a '3' and a '2'.........though not in that particular order..... Embarassed

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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sid85 wrote:
Scholester wrote:

Leave the splitter Sid as the Aero look would not be complete without it. Super looking car.


Thanks Scholester. I just hate finding myself in these situations:



lovely car and Welcome , unfortunately to get the stance right we have to suffer a bit with the front lip rubbing its only a small plastic bit of trim and I always now consider them a disposable item and change when they get too knocked about, cost is roughly £180 for a new one . Some guys wrap them in clear wrap to give them some protection and the self healing wrap is supposed to be quite good . Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Sid85 wrote:
Scholester wrote:

Leave the splitter Sid as the Aero look would not be complete without it. Super looking car.


Thanks Scholester. I just hate finding myself in these situations:



lovely car and Welcome , unfortunately to get the stance right we have to suffer a bit with the front lip rubbing its only a small plastic bit of trim and I always now consider them a disposable item and change when they get too knocked about, cost is roughly £180 for a new one . Some guys wrap them in clear wrap to give them some protection and the self healing wrap is supposed to be quite good . Thumb


I just bought a spare aero front splitter, painted and stone chip protection is a bargain at £1500 Surprised

At least I don't need to worry so much. Very Happy
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boba fett wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
Sid85 wrote:
Scholester wrote:

Leave the splitter Sid as the Aero look would not be complete without it. Super looking car.


Thanks Scholester. I just hate finding myself in these situations:



lovely car and Welcome , unfortunately to get the stance right we have to suffer a bit with the front lip rubbing its only a small plastic bit of trim and I always now consider them a disposable item and change when they get too knocked about, cost is roughly £180 for a new one . Some guys wrap them in clear wrap to give them some protection and the self healing wrap is supposed to be quite good . Thumb


I just bought a spare aero front splitter, painted and stone chip protection is a bargain at £1500 Surprised

At least I don't need to worry so much. Very Happy


Your far too canny to have paid that mate unless the chip protection is made of 22 st gold Grin Grin Thumb Thumb
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Boba fett
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Boba fett wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
Sid85 wrote:
Scholester wrote:

Leave the splitter Sid as the Aero look would not be complete without it. Super looking car.


Thanks Scholester. I just hate finding myself in these situations:



lovely car and Welcome , unfortunately to get the stance right we have to suffer a bit with the front lip rubbing its only a small plastic bit of trim and I always now consider them a disposable item and change when they get too knocked about, cost is roughly £180 for a new one . Some guys wrap them in clear wrap to give them some protection and the self healing wrap is supposed to be quite good . Thumb


I just bought a spare aero front splitter, painted and stone chip protection is a bargain at £1500 Surprised

At least I don't need to worry so much. Very Happy


Your far too canny to have paid that mate unless the chip protection is made of 22 st gold Grin Grin Thumb Thumb


Indeed Thumb but it would be costly if you did clout it Thumb

 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah so all the money is in painting and wrapping how do you find the wrap working, is it doing the job protecting the lip Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the forum, I look forward to seeing your car.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I drove my Gen 1 down to London I filled it before setting off thinking that a tank full would get me to my destination. On the way down I took it easy with the C/C on and watched the mpg steadily rise to over 30 mpg.
I also had well over 1/4 tank left over which proved the gauge wasn't lying, I only get slightly better mpg with a diesel Touareg!

As for looking after a Gen 1 the engine is bomb proof but just watch the oil usage, always check using the electronic gauge when it's hot.
Watch tyre wear which will be uneven if the tracking's out, easily rectified but tyres need to be new.
The coolant hoses tend to corrode and not from the outside but from the inside out! Hoses are easy to change but can be cleaned and a new 'O' ring fitted but check the alloy coupling on the flexi hose side as the ring can split and hence leak.
If you have any problems just come on here and ask, you'll get lots of input.

Enjoy the car they are a hoot and addictive as hell Smile
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