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Re: Leroy's 2005 laser blue GTI
Last Poster: Stig_gti in Members Rides on Today at 02:38:58 PM
That looks bang on to me  :congrats:

Re: Super pro adjustable ball joints
Last Poster: Stig_gti in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:36:40 PM
I only got -1.5 as well superpro bjs anymore I think you need tt alloy arms or adjustable top mounts.

Re: Edition 30 - Register
Last Poster: Bryony in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:24:54 PM
1876 - but I have her up for sale as I'm moving to Thailand  :sad1:

Re: newby- seeking advice on pcv
Last Poster: Bryony in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:20:31 PM
:happy2: Thanks everyone. I replaced my PCV today & seems to have done the trick- not bad for a girl who has never worked on a car before! photos on my story on Instagram- bryony125

Cant wait for the ne

Re: Headlight upgrade roundup for late 2017
Last Poster: willni in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:55:53 PM
Have to admit I am leaning on the depo projector reproduction headlights but I'm still having the nagging feeling to just rock high end halogens like the OSRAM night breaker lasers with the dark backed GTI clone depos.

Of any one else with either the GTI depos or projector depos has an

Re: Tailgate automatic opening from fob (boot pop mod)
Last Poster: spicypixel in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:40:13 PM
Also had mine for a good time now.. Mine never had any problem, not even when it's cold outside.

I like it alot! :)
Same list of parts as above or did you get something different?

Re: New car: R32
Last Poster: Andy in Members Rides on Today at 01:26:07 PM
first proper clean since vw fest

Re: upgrade from iPhone 6 to 7, or to 8??
Last Poster: willni in Random Chat on Today at 01:21:34 PM
Depends, I'd avoid contracts tbh as you end up paying double for the phone. If you're buying outright then it's dealer preference, if you get the 8 you'll probably have it longer than the 7 before it feels it age.

Re: Edition 30 rear valance replica
Last Poster: spicypixel in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Today at 12:56:58 PM
I was tempted by http://srs-tec.de/cars/VW/Golf-V/Rear-Valance-ED30-Style-VW-Golf-V::241.html but the spray costs would limit how willing I'd be to spend that much.

Re: Aliexpress Switches
Last Poster: kingraza27 in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Today at 12:54:32 PM
replaced every switch possible on the mk5 when i bought it 2nd hand, as all were faded.
No problem with these switches.

Audi Fat 5 Alloys Onto Mk5 Golf Spigot Rings
Last Poster: 1.8T Chap in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:03:26 AM
Hi, have just picked up a gen set of Audi fat 5 alloys to put on my mk5 golf Gti. The seller said I'd need spigot rings to compensate for the larger bore size of the audi. Can anyone confirm what size I'd need to get and should I be looking for plastic or metal type? Thanks.

Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 5th track day at Estoril
Last Poster: RBS in Members Rides on Today at 09:58:51 AM
You been bussy :happy2:
Keep up the great work! How'z the trackdays?

Rear trailing arm bushes
Last Poster: Mcdubber in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:38:17 AM

I’m new to this forum and new to mk5 ownership.

Yesterday I took my car to have the alignment done but sadly was told they couldn’t do it. The rear trailing arm bushes are perished and the top bolt? is seized. I’ve had a search on here and YouTube to see if there’s any guides for replacing the bushes but never found one. Are they an easy enough diy job or

Re: Canbus Gateway - RNS510
Last Poster: An0NyMOUs in Wanted on Today at 08:47:45 AM
I’ve got a ‘7N0’ version for sale on eBay

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Re: low fuel economy + Low temp. PCV done. Top temp sensor done. ?Lower sensor/stat
Last Poster: r5gtt in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 11:47:46 PM
I had the same but mine only made it to 70 and 90 when sat in traffic so I'd blame the main stat for this!.
Heat should be super hot within minutes of driving and if not then it's definitely the thermostat causing this as I also had higher fuel consumption.

Hope this helps

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: MIJ_JAGGER in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:00:33 PM
RCD510 installed, done away with the MFD2

Re: Any feedback from Colchester Inchcape Volkswagen for servcing?
Last Poster: david25 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:27:54 PM
Thanks Pudding, didn't know you were so close.

I will book with them tomorrow.


Genuine BBS CK011 18" Pick up only Ayrshire
Location: Ayrshire
Collection Only

Set of Genuine BBS CK011 18" x 8" ET 44 5x112 complete with BBS carbon inserts (couple of minor surface scratches on these).  I am selling these as "requiring a refurb".  The tyres are 225/40/18 Pirelli Nero Zero and are legal with approximately 3mm however, they are needing replacing.  Given the tyre life and condition of the wheels, I have priced these accordingly.

All have some kerbing, varying from minor to one having kerbing and a chip about the size of 5p.  There are no big gouges, cracks, buckles or welds in these wheels and from 5m they looked mint before a run in with a kerb.  I ran these on my 2010 S3 but they will fit other VAG cars. Please check fitment before buying.

I'm not willing to post these, pick up only - they fit inside S3 with back seats down/parcel shelf out so will easily fit inside a Golf.  Located in Ayrshire.

I have only given these a quick clean, given they are being sold as requiring a refub.
Standard Steering Wheel (Can be converted to MFSW)
Location: Walthamstow, London
Postage: £10.00
Delivery or Collection

Standard 3 spoke steering wheel, has spots for the buttons behind the blanks so can be converted to a multi function steering wheel
For sale 1500
Location: North wales
Collection Only



Engine management light on the fault is showing inconsistent signal between crank and cam sensors idling lumpy but drives fine. Had 000's spent on her including crank and cam sensor timing belt timing chain 3 tyres with approx 2000 miles or less on them, new rear discs pads calipers, new rear springs. Ram air oversized induction kit (still have original airbox) Red gti matts.
I really dont want to part with the car its my pride and joy but unfortunately I've run out of money to throw at her, the mot is running out on the 17th of october and will not pass another due to the emissions caused by the fault.
Any further questions please drop me a message on here or email Rclewis2412@gmail.com
Many thanks
Skoda Fabia vRS Special Edition ***REDUCED***
Location: Wigan, North West UK
Collection Only

Skoda Fabia vRS Special Edition 2007 Number: 729/1000

126,500miles verified mileage

MOT 19/04/2018

1.9 TDI

6 Speed Manual

2 Keys

Lady Owner

4 Previous Owners

Serviced and maintained by Awesome Gti due in April 2018

Cambelt and waterpump replaced at 101,731 miles (2nd time) in 2015

Very rare Race Blue with red brake calipers

Cruise Control, electric windows, electric mirrors, remote central locking, air conditioning

Factory tinted rear windows

Comes with private plate J4VMO

Car is in very good condition with age related stone chips to the bonnet, it comes with a wrapped black grill other than this the car is standard.  The car has recently had the headlights professionally cleaned. The car has a few minor marks around the car.

The car benefits from a professional Revo remap which was done from the dealership when the car was nearly new, approximately 160+bhp this is not an aggressive map easily returns 55+mpg.  The engine is standard apart from this.  It has had a new intercooler and the lower intercooler pipe replaced at Awesome Gti recently and a new battery installed with receipt a few months ago.  It has had a new clutch master cylinder.  Gearbox is smooth with no issues, engine pulls superbly, clutch is fine.

Excellent condition, original blue piped full leather seats front and back with matching special edition numbers, uprated Pioneer headunit, original will headunit will be sold with the car.

Wheels and tyres
Wheels are original and in very good condition but showing some a little bit of wear in places but do come up nice with no corrosion and little kerbing.  Tyres all have at least 4mm of thread.
The car runs fantastic and has never missed a beat the mileage is average for its age.

Not so good bits
The car has a leaking seal in the rear door which, during a heavy rain storm can let a little bit of weather in, it would require a new door seal. The passenger door unlocking can be a bit temperamental and fail to unlock.

Only reason for sale is my job requires even more mileage and have offered a lease car so the Fabia will just be sat unused.
Grab yourself a bargain on this future classic
Contact Niki 07701055122
Location: Wigan, North West UK
PRICE DROP!x2 Quad Milltek Sport Exhaust with matching sprayed ABT Valance
Location: Manchester, UK
Collection Only


Hi guys,

Unique one here. Sold my 2.0TSFI Mk5 Golf GTI now, so stripped the exhaust and valance for sale.

This is a Milltek exhaust, bought from by AwesomeGTI.com with a matching ABT rear valance which has been sprayed in the same factory colour black as my mk5 Golf GTI.

Pictures were pretty hard to take, especially the one with my forum user name on but hopefully they do it justice. The look and sound is beyond awesome without being over the top!