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Re: R5GTT'S Staying K03 as I've changed my mind
Last Poster: r5gtt in Members Rides on Today at 04:14:28 PM
Wow! Never seen the front panel removed to do that job
Wouldn't it have been easier and more beneficial to remove the inlet manifold and have done the valves therefore achieving 3 jobs
I removed it to replace the broken front panel dude
Re: Going Stage 2+
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:50:34 PM
Well having looked at this post after so long I've decided I'm going welly and will cut out the frontal accommodate the welly although it looks a mother of a job. Shame I can't see exaclty what's been chopped as the front panel looks like it'll need a chop shop job to get pipes on
Re: Sticky revs DSG
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:39:25 PM
Paradox, mine is clunky until warm so I know where you're coming from - but surely r5 would have noticed this a long time ago if this was the issue. To me it sounds like it is a recent issue.
OEM+ If you experienced the same issues and managed to resolve it, then that sounds promising
Re: Which stereo?
Last Poster: GTi-Tecnix in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:17:48 PM
Ahh I see. That is why my old battery had died completely when I had installed one of these stereos I bought from China for my MK5 GTI
. It was a mystery especially when it was draining my new Bosch battery that I had replaced with the old one! My mechanic has now fitted the live from the stereo direct into the fuse box- to fix this issue of significant power los
Re: Pete's GTI, TD Pro Race 1.2's and Forge Intake 21/01/17
Last Poster: peter_booker2003 in Members Rides on Today at 03:15:36 PM
As promised, here are some photos. Have given the car a once over this morning as it was filthy. Loving the wheels and the induction kit. Feels like I've made It mine now.
Brakes have been bled this morning so thats another service job ticked off the list. Im heading over to a mates garage in the morning to see how much he's going to charge
Re: R8 Red top Coilpacks for TFSI
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:48:38 PM
Something to do with the factory not putting the markings on at the factory?
I don't believe that. There seems to be millions of these coils floating around from various US suppliers.
Re: Random loss of power??
Last Poster: Adamt5386 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:09:54 PM
Any oil dripping from the intercooler and turbo discharge pipe connections?
Same happened to me recently (Stg 1 Ed30). I'd put my foot down and it just felt like I'd lost loads of boost. No faults or poor running, just slow. Sure enough, loads of oil on the undertray directly under the
Re: Fault code P2096
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:48:11 PM
Have you binned off both cats?
The post cat lambda check can be disabled when you get it mapped.
It doesn't normally cause any running issues so I'm surprised yours is hesitating, but it's best to get it mapped asap to account for the reduction in back pressure.
Re: Water leak killed gateway
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:38:50 PM
Your old Gateway is dated 2016? How old is the car? Sounds like someone has been in there and replaced it recently. And if they did so via the panel under the wiper mechanism, that is where I would start your search for the water leak. The gateway sits right under that panel, and the connector faces upwards, so water can get into it super easy. There are fuses and relays unde
Re: More on tyres
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:32:05 PM
Should be since they are at different levels. But the PS3 weren't that great. The good ones were the PS2 and now the PS4.
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