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Phil 87

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Tread Depth And Swapping Wheels

20 August 2014 - 12:50 PM

I'm planning on swapping my wheels front to back at some point so the tyres wear down evenly, so I can replace them all at the same time (at 3mm). Am I right in thinking it's perfectly ok to just swap wheels front to back, keeping them on the same side of the car?


I haven't measured the tread depth yet but will do soon. Would the tyres have 8mm of tread when new? If that's the case, as an example say the front tyres are down to 5mm and the rears down to 6mm, that would be a good time to swap as they would both reach 3mm at the same time. Well that's my thinking anyway, what do you guys do about swapping tyres / buying new ones?

Mountune Booked :)

06 August 2014 - 04:17 PM

I just got back from Ford, booked in the ST for MP215  :D


It was £677 including fitting, but I've booked it in for 22nd Aug to allow time for the parts to arrive, apparently Mountune aren't good at delivering parts on time even though they said a week to 10 days. Can't wait, I'll be sure to write a review of some sort, maybe do a video before an after to compare the noise.

Cost To Fix Scuff On Bumper

15 July 2014 - 02:02 PM

I found a scuff on my front bumper the other day, actually 2 small marks which I think are from someone scraping past in a car park :(. The local Ford garage just quoted £100 plus VAT to fix it, does that sound reasonable or are they ripping me off? I can get photos if needed.

Annoying Rattle

03 July 2014 - 10:50 AM

I've noticed a rattle coming from the plastic cover just above the rear view mirror. The car has only just gone over 2000 miles and I've only noticed this rattle for the last 3 weeks or so. Is this something anyone else has a problem with?


I'll try and get a photo of the offending "plastic thing", but I'm pretty sure it's the plastic cover just above the rear view mirror that's causing a rattle whenever the road is bumpy. I've tried stuffing some folded up kitchen paper in the gap behind it which helped a little but I want to fix it properly.


Does the plastic cover just pull off? It feels like it might break when I pull on it so I thought I just ask here before I go and break it. It should be the same as any other MK7.5 with the auto-dimming mirror and rain sensor (the rain sensor is covered by another plastic thing which seems to be connected to the one that's rattling).

Satnav Gets Destinations Wrong

06 June 2014 - 08:02 AM

I've noticed the Sony satnav doesn't seem to be very good with destinations, unless I'm doing something wrong. I can enter a postcode but then it doesn't ask for a house number. Also you can select a point on the map (like the exact location of my office), but then when I saved that as a favourite and chose that as my destination, it tried to take me to the postcode of one of my other favoirites  :wacko:


Am I doing something wrong, or are we limited to just entering postcodes? If so that really sucks considering the price of this Satnav. My 3 year old Tomtom which was only about £120 at the time is miles better.