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  1. On 5/2/2020 at 6:07 PM, dd100 said:

    It's all openly documented (https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk), you just have a state why you think the funding offered is not fair/realistic.  I've yet to find the outcome of the GTI submission as the process takes a while.

    However, on the Brabus I did a table listing all the cars of similar spec available (not many!) and then plotted a graph - mileage v price.  I then drew a line from the mileage mine had which provided a suggested price.  The Ombudsman service I though was very communicative and fair in their decision (slightly below my suggestion).  Obviously part of the argue with the Brabus (and Lupo GTI) was there really isn't enough changing hands to allow the price guides to list realistic prices.

     

    Quick update: insurance came back and offered 40% more than their initial valuation.  They said this was "based on an internal review following my complaint".  I said I still didn't agree and was pushing on with the ombudsman.  The good news is this has a ratchet effect so value cannot go down on their offer.

    Will let you know the final outcome...

  2. On 4/27/2020 at 7:35 PM, mk2 said:

    Tell us the process... if you are allowed to?

    It's all openly documented (https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk), you just have a state why you think the funding offered is not fair/realistic.  I've yet to find the outcome of the GTI submission as the process takes a while.

    However, on the Brabus I did a table listing all the cars of similar spec available (not many!) and then plotted a graph - mileage v price.  I then drew a line from the mileage mine had which provided a suggested price.  The Ombudsman service I though was very communicative and fair in their decision (slightly below my suggestion).  Obviously part of the argue with the Brabus (and Lupo GTI) was there really isn't enough changing hands to allow the price guides to list realistic prices.

     

  3. 1 hour ago, Sausage said:

    Sorry for you loss. Curious how you are still arguing with insurance about value but are busy scrapping it? 

    They have made a final offer which includes me keeping the car.  I have accepted but this does not prejudice me taking them to the Financial Ombudsman (which I am).  I've had the sam scenario before when my Smart Brabus Roadster Coupe was stolen, Ombudsman ruled in my favour and insurance company paid more money.  

  4. 19 minutes ago, mk2 said:

    How much did you get from the insurance company? They never pay out and we all know how much it costs to get a good gti like yours. When one of my mint mk2s was nicked, even though worth about £10k, they offered me book value £300, even though I'd told them it was worth about £12k when I took out the policy. Oh, and I'd have to pay the excess of £250! In the end I didn't even put in a claim as it'd have ended up costing me more in loss of my NCB.

    Still arguing with them - they don't have a clue!

  5. 30 minutes ago, dirk1978 said:

    How much for the suspension?

    And do you have the little square clip in cover that goes near where a fog light would be for the O/S (passenger) front?

    Drop me a PM with an offer on the suspension - happy to send you a photo if you send me your mobile.  Someone is looking to purchase the whole bumper assembly so can't sell the plastic cover separately (assume you mean the bit in the pic)

     

     

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  6. Hi all, it saddens me to say my much loved GTI ended up on fire a few weeks back.  As a category B I am now breaking the car and open to contact about parts you might need.

    Quick heads up:

    • The fire was in the passenger compartment and hence the (leather!) interior is gone.  
    • The firewall did it's job (in reverse) so the engine bay is fine.
    • Bonnet and front passenger wing received the the firemen's best work so are bent and broken
    • No glass in doors or boot
    • KW suspension (adjustable dampers and shocks) with a circa 40mm drop
    • G60 front callipers 
    • Customer stainless exhaust
    • Bathurst 15" alloys and good tyres

    I'm going to strip the car and list some specific items but happy to take any requests for specifics.  Happy to post items during lockdown within reason!

    Drop me an PM

    Cheers

  7. Hi,  I have a 2002 Lupo GTI

    Firstly apologies for the easy question - my battery light came on today so I naturally assumed alternator so check voltage and no increase on voltmeter so wen ton to try and diagnose.

    Q1 - I cannot see an earth strap to the chassis, can anyone point it out on a photo or parts diagram (sorry!). I also assume there is a gearbox one too

    Q2 - if revved the battery light goes out (but can't see an increase on the voltmeter).  Any ideas on cause?  Bad connect (on earth I can find and hence revs might arc it)?  Alternator diode (not sure what this is but have read some things on the forum).

    Just to throw something in (which makes me think earth) is that yesterday my water temp gauge fluctuated up and down...

    Any help would be a life saver

  8. Just removed the steering wheel to fit new indicator stalk. All fine except horn now beeps randomly when turning wheel.


    Couple of questions:

    1. Does the earth through wire through the centre of the wheel connect to the airbag or inner steering wheel (honestly didn't take notice when taking it off!)
    2. The ribbon came out when I took the wheel off (aarrgghh). Does anyone have a pic/diagram of the small white clip and spring on the rear of the steering wheel. It looks like they only go in one way but not sure it's right!

    Cheers

  9. I have VCDS Lite (registered) and am trying to match the only key I have. The light on the fob lights and I've changed the battery to make sure.

    I have followed the instructions Here but to no avail.

    On thing I have noticed is block 007 (or 003) does not show any info as the guide suggests it should.

    I can now only suggest one of two things is happening: 1) I'm still doing it wrong; 2) my fob is knackered

    Any ideas?

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