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Discussion in 'Scotland' started by ChrisJKM, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    Thanks for the heads up!

    Do you use Waze as that tells you (if it's been seen already) for pot holes etc lol I recently found this when I borrowed a 290 from SEAT...
     
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  2. Legojon

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    I found that on the first Doncaster meet. I remember thinking "eh, what pot ho.." *bang*... "oh".
     
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  3. Peller

    Peller 2018 Cupra 290 without the copper bits

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    I never knew that, definitely be trying it out. Thanks for the handy tip!

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  4. Jimbobcook

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    That's what this forum is about :)

    Any tips or places you would go to on a trip like this?
     
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    Scotland?

    I never knew about the Waze thing... although to be fair around here it just be a constant warning...
     
  6. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Only thing I don't like about Waze (mobile) is it seemed to lose connection if someone calls you (which they only do when your lost, stressed and need to concentrate).
     
  7. Peller

    Peller 2018 Cupra 290 without the copper bits

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    Aviemore is nice place to stop on the way up. It's a nice little town for a break as the drive up the A9 is very tedious due to the 80+ miles of average speed cameras and road upgrades

    If the weather is good Loch Morlich (10 mins away) is a good place to hang out as it has a sandy beach with a café.

    I've not really been further than Ullapool so couldn't give any recommendations but I'm sure there is some sort of guide somewhere.

    For everyone that requires 99 fuel, Inverness is your only hope! There's 3 Tesco's and a Shell. Once further up you can find a few smaller filling stations, some with 97 Super but I've known people to take octane booster with them!
     
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  8. ChrisJKM

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    Yeah theres quite a few fuel stations along the way. For the sake of a few days I put in the highest ron I could but had to resort to 95 quite a few times. A lot of the roads are single track so its not as if your hooning it everywhere anyway. Yeah Aviemore is nice. The mrs Grandparents live there but I'd avoid that road up. I'd prefer to go Fort William past Glasgow. It's a much more scenic route past Ben Nevis.

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    Is it worth taking some jerry cans of vPower or Momentum?
     
  10. ChrisJKM

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    Depends if your fussy on what goes in. The odd tank of 95 wouldn't do any harm in the grand scheme of things. We had my car , a mk2 focus rs and a jag f type and filled up on 95. Theres 98 Ron on the way into ullapool I remember that for certain. I personally am not taking any.

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  12. Legojon

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    Oooo. All the ones I've looked are a bit of a marketing thing. Eg they say will increase by 4 points but really it's 0.4. So this stuff is actually 4 octane not 4 points?

    "According to Gumout test results, their octane booster will give you an additional 8 points or 0.8 octane numbers. In simple terms, that means one bottle of Gumout Octane Booster will increase 93 octane gas to 93.8 AKI."
     

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