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Hi All,

I started a thread before asking if there were any meets in the North East but instead of continuing on that thread I thought it would be better to have a thread in the whole UK region (if mods prefer though please combine the two but leave the thread in the UK section).

Would anybody in the UK be interested in an Eos meet/gathering next Summer?

A nice scenic location (suggestions please) where we could get together to give each other advice and do some DIY (if inclined), admire our cars next to each other, have something to eat (BBQ perhaps) and generally just relax and take it easy.

I cannot confirm yet what Months I’ll be available as that depends on when I go back to sea so this is just to gauge potential interest and if so please also advise when you would prefer a meet to be.

I think it would be something great for us to do so any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Hi there

I used to come down to a car meet at the Father's day car show at Harewood House, near Leeds.

Was a good wee day out as you 'showed' your car and could have a look around all the other cars.
 

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Hi there

I used to come down to a car meet at the Father's day car show at Harewood House, near Leeds.

Was a good wee day out as you 'showed' your car and could have a look around all the other cars.
I remember going to Harewood House years ago on a school trip, they had Wallabies hopping around the grounds lol.

That’s it, a meet for us would be a friendly get together of Eos owners/enthusiasts and not like a typical chavvy boy racer type meet in a Tesco car park doing doughnuts and revving the engines like mad trying to impress other chavs lol
 

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I would love to meet up but I have two concerns. One is putting on lots of extra kilometres, the other is being unsure of how well the Eos floats. Otherwise I'm game! :)
 

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I would love to meet up but I have two concerns. One is putting on lots of extra kilometres, the other is being unsure of how well the Eos floats. Otherwise I'm game! :)
Yeah it’s a real shame that you couldn’t do a short drive to meet up but unfortunately it might be a tad far for yourself lol....I shouldn’t imagine that the Eos would float well going by some of the reports of how badly it leaks but if you do decide to try and see if it does transform into an amphibious car please please please make sure that your seals are well lubricated to prevent any ingress of water.
 

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Lol! Yes, indeed. If ever there were a time to ensure that the seals are done, it would be for exactly such a trip! On a serious note, although I understand that there are Eos lemons out there like with any type of car, is the roof seal leak issue not mostly about a lack of maintenance? From what I've read it's basically a sure thing that they will leak IF one doesn't adhere to a proper roof seal maintenance program. In other words it's not a deficiency of the vehicle as much as it's often a deficiency in how proactive the owner is or isn't with the lubrication. I hope that's not too harsh but that's the impression I get. One exception though is that I believe the seals got better over the years. I believe the 07's and 08's were somewhat "seal-challenged" if not mistaken.
 

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Lol! Yes, indeed. If ever there were a time to ensure that the seals are done, it would be for exactly such a trip! On a serious note, although I understand that there are Eos lemons out there like with any type of car, is the roof seal leak issue not mostly about a lack of maintenance? From what I've read it's basically a sure thing that they will leak IF one doesn't adhere to a proper roof seal maintenance program. In other words it's not a deficiency of the vehicle as much as it's often a deficiency in how proactive the owner is or isn't with the lubrication. I hope that's not too harsh but that's the impression I get. One exception though is that I believe the seals got better over the years. I believe the 07's and 08's were somewhat "seal-challenged" if not mistaken.
I think you’re right in saying that the seals as well as the drains need to be periodically maintained and that prevents any potential leaks.

Mine is an 07 and although I’ve only had it for a couple of Months the seals seem to be leak free and there aren’t any drips inside although I have lubricated them a couple of times to lessen the creaks. I do believe that VW introduced upgraded seals after the first couple of years but even though I’d still keep up regular maintenance on them as they will all dry out eventually.
 

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Right. Totally agree. No matter which year of Eos one has, there's no getting away from regular seal lubrication. I've only had mine since late August and I've been really diligent about lubricating them. I couldn't believe how the creaks all pretty much disappeared after I did it the first time. Clearly the car was in need of such a treatment. The seller said "oh, that's just how it sounds when you go over bumps". Nice guy and I don't doubt that that's what he thought. He didn't know (nor did I until I treated them), that that isn't necessarily something one has to put up with! On really dry days I might notice the odd tiny sound but it's rare, either because it doesn't happen much now and/or because I have my stereo blasting! My bigger concern should be the state of my eardrums. :)

I'm glad you're not having any seal issues. Even if the newer models had better seals, I can't imagine they'd be THAT different. I still think that it probably comes down mostly to how they have been/are being cared for. I hope to have this car for years to come so it's encouraging to speak with people who have 07's and 08's that are operating just fine.
 

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To be honest I think my seals were really dried out as I still get creaks even after a couple of lubrications but they seem to be disappearing after each time I do it so a couple more and I should be creak free.

I opted to use Gummi Pflege on my seals and although it's doing the job as I am leak free maybe it needs applying more often than Krytox.

Yes it is reassuring to know that the older models can still be good as long as they are looked after. The only thing that gives it away really is the vinyl trim below the drivers window on the inside is shrinking and peeling back about 3 inches along it....I tried a fix when I had the door card off but it has came loose again as it has shrunk so will need to get round to that again before it looks really bad.
 

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I read somewhere recently that after doing the lubrication, you should leave the top down for a while so that the seals have a better opportunity to absorb the lube. I wish I'd read that BEFORE I'd done it (I've actually done it twice). Next time I'll leave the top down for a couple of hours to (hopefully) maximize the effectiveness of the lubricant. I've used Gummi Pflege AND I've used Krytox grease in the little syringe. If I had to take a guess based on the thickness (viscosity?) of the two, I'd say that Gummi would need to be applied more frequently. Of course my suspicion isn't based on anything scientific or legitimate in any way - just the old gut!

Still waiting for the piano black trim bezel to arrive. It's coming from your part of the world so it might take a wee while. I just really hope that removal and replacement is as easy as it looks. Of course I'll do several small prying areas around the edge before removing it. I'll be sure to send you pics (if I don't break anything...). Can't believe I'm spending $102 Cdn on a tiny piece of black plastic. Talk about a fat profit margin!
 

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Yeah it is very expensive to buy for what it is but when we are enthusiast and passionate about our cars there's nothing we won't pay on doing it up....on my last car I paid £200 just for a desirable rare steering wheel and a further £60 for matching trim....it was dark oak effect and it look nice lol. I also went so far as to change the seats, cover the arm rest in red and spray the AC controls and tablet surrounings red lol
 

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Wow! That is super cool. Love the red, especially. And yes, you're right about what we'll pay. Sigh... Slaves to our cars.
 

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Wow! That is super cool. Love the red, especially. And yes, you're right about what we'll pay. Sigh... Slaves to our cars.
Yeah the red seats etc really gave the interior a smart look (unfortunately I never got any decent pics to include the tablet/AC surrounds and the arm rest. If I had decided to keep the car my next plan was to reupholster the inlays of the door cards red too and then I would have almost been 100% happy with my project lol.

I really like the Individual interior/trim on my Eos which is quite unfortunate as I am quite bored with nothing to plan on upgrading trim wise lol....all I can think to do extra is change the switches for chrome and piano black trim around the headunit :confused:
 

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Hartlepool is a tad far for me too do a run too lol but I am planing on doing the Chelsea cruise next summer. I did the very first one back in the early seventies first with my 3.2 Ford Mk1 Cortina and then later in my Lotus twin cam powered Mk1 Capri. I do remember a few like minded EOS owners a few years back meeting up and doing a run to the south coast.

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Hartlepool is a tad far for me too do a run too lol but I am planing on doing the Chelsea cruise next summer. I did the very first one back in the early seventies first with my 3.2 Ford Mk1 Cortina and then later in my Lotus twin cam powered Mk1 Capri. I do remember a few like minded EOS owners a few years back meeting up and doing a run to the south coast.

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WOW! was that a bored out V6 Kent engine you had in that Mk 1 Cortina :cool:
 

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Hartlepool is a tad far for me too do a run too lol but I am planing on doing the Chelsea cruise next summer. I did the very first one back in the early seventies first with my 3.2 Ford Mk1 Cortina and then later in my Lotus twin cam powered Mk1 Capri. I do remember a few like minded EOS owners a few years back meeting up and doing a run to the south coast.

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I’m up for doing a bit of touring mate especially in the Summer when I can have the roof down so if I’m not on a ship a South Coast trip sounds good.
 

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It was a bored Essex V6 al lightened polished, 4 barrel Holly bespoke headers, strapped main bearing caps giving out 225 bhp the car was lowered three inches ran on banded 8 inch Rostyle wheels covered by escort bubble arches and Thrush lake pipes down both side. My Ex wife destroyed the photos when we parted company so it' just memories know.

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My partner and I would be up for a meet but I fear having a basic 1.4 would be an invite for mockery, I do have broad shoulders though, and a thick head.

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My partner and I would be up for a meet but I fear having a basic 1.4 would be an invite for mockery, I do have broad shoulders though, and a thick head.

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I had a 1.4 twin pump tsi golf cabriolet and that was no slouch so no need to embarrassed.

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My partner and I would be up for a meet but I fear having a basic 1.4 would be an invite for mockery, I do have broad shoulders though, and a thick head.
No mockery - you bought an Eos, and it's better than any other model on the road, regardless of what it has under the bonnet ;)

I save my mockery for drivers of Audi A4 convertibles - they paid more to get a ragtop version of more-or-less the same car.
 
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