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by AussieJohn
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen T-Cross chat
Topic: Oil service message before 12 months ownership
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Oil service message before 12 months ownership

In some markets there is a service check at 1000 miles or 1500kms. It is only a check for loose components or customer concerns. It is not mandatory and perhaps that was the reason for the advice. In Australia, because I live close to the dealer, they saw me on the street and invited me over for the...
by AussieJohn
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Windshield fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Windshield fluid

My old time recipe for screen wash is a two litre bottle of water with a dash of methylated spirits and just two drops-no more-of washing up liquid. Cheap as, and works a treat.Cheers-John
by AussieJohn
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen T-Cross chat
Topic: Sat nav update
Replies: 26
Views: 5127

Re: Sat nav update

My VW Dealer in Australia have advised that the update is free as long as it is performed with a service. If not A$150. Sounds fair to me especially as I have prepaid a service plan.-Cheers-John
by AussieJohn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen T-Cross chat
Topic: Disable start-stop.
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Re: Disable start-stop.

Hi DaveDelfc, I'm with you, why would you want to disable it, surely when anyone purchases a car they have done their research on the vehicle and are aware of its features. It's there and if you don't want it cutting in just press the off button at start up. -Cheers-John
by AussieJohn
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen T-Cross chat
Topic: Disable start-stop.
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Re: Disable start-stop.

Hi IWRA, Yes mine is an automatic vehicle, but I can't see the difference in disabling the feature at start up whether the vehicle is manual or auto. I have tried to drive with the feature ON so that I can understand the complaints and it has worked perfectly. My issue with leaving it engaged in an ...
by AussieJohn
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen T-Cross chat
Topic: Reverse gear selection
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Reverse gear selection

All the manual gearbox vehicles I have driven in my life have had one thing in common; none of them had a gear indicator on a screen. In fact none of them had an infotainment screen. Drivers in control of their vehicle know what gear that they have conciously selected. Can we have some serious discu...
by AussieJohn
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Members Gallery
Topic: White R-Line
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: White R-Line

Good look Robby. From your previous posts, you put a lot of effort in keeping your car in great condition.
by AussieJohn
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen T-Cross chat
Topic: Disable start-stop.
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Re: Disable start-stop.

Discussion of this issue is getting nowhere; if you disable the stop start, I imagine that in some way you are potentially voiding warranty. Tampering with the system may well lead to knock on problems in the electrical system including the battery. We all knew when you purchase a modern vehicle tha...
by AussieJohn
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Cruise control failing in heavy rain - common?
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Cruise control failing in heavy rain - common?

The manual advises not to use the Adaptive Cruise Control in heavy rain.
by AussieJohn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen T-Cross chat
Topic: West Australian Plates
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: West Australian Plates

Hi Dapple, I Queensland and other states you can order personalised plates in slimmer and wider styles. I have a rear slimline plate mounted on that foam material. If you want to remove it, I think that you can saw it off with nylon fishing line worked in behind it and gradually cut through it. Resi...