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Offline Russ3872

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Finally back in an R ;0)
« on: March 26, 2018, 09:02:01 pm »
 Hi Guys, really buzzing this week. Finally getting back in an R after trading my mk 4 R32 9 months ago for a v8 touareg ( nice truck but v v thirsty ). Pick up a 2011 rising blue R with only 45k on the clock on Thursday. Would love to know the main maintenance tips to keep it mint and running sweet  >:D
loving the R life

Offline ERRRNO

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Re: Finally back in an R ;0)
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 11:32:46 pm »
I'd say the usual things like cam follower, dsg service, engine service and so forth are about to come up so may aswell get pro active!
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Offline Russ3872

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Re: Finally back in an R ;0)
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 05:38:05 pm »
cheers for that ERRRNO  ;)
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Offline Naekyr

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Re: Finally back in an R ;0)
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 08:41:53 am »
As above - look at the service manual, there will be a bunch of items listed for replacement given the cars age - by now it should have already had it's first major service, if the previous owner did not yet do them - get on that stat, the service includes the above items and a few more things like spark plugs etc, just check the service schedule

Additionally some things may not be in there - very important is that cam follower, get that replaced, its a cheap part so you may as well replace it instead of checking it

Offline Russ3872

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Re: Finally back in an R ;0)
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 10:30:18 pm »
Cheers for the info guys, have any of you had a carbon clean yet ? will it need doing and can you DIY it or can you recommend anyone in Christchurch that can do it
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Offline ERRRNO

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Re: Finally back in an R ;0)
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 10:20:17 am »
Yeah mate I've done a few give me a txt if you want yours done. 0210730499. You should be considering doing it at your kms. I'll be relocating to chch in the near future aswell.
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Offline Russ3872

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Re: Finally back in an R ;0)
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 05:29:01 pm »
awesome errrno, will be in touch soon
loving the R life