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Forge engine caps
on May 20, 2018, 04:46:40 PM
Anyone know where I can get these caps in chrome? I saw them a few years back before I got my Edition 30 but I've spent weeks looking for some and can only find ones for the mk7 GTI.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: How long did your first clutch last?
Last Poster: Pudding in Technical Workshop on Today at 04:09:47 PM
biting point being high can stay that way for ages.
depends on lots of factors and how you ride/slip/abuse the clutch as well as type of mapping
Ive seen them go from 30k miles onwards....
my old edition 30 went to 116k before it was replaced (remapped , track days etc, started slippin

Re: Smell of petrol in my oil :(
Last Poster: Pudding in Technical Workshop on Today at 04:06:38 PM
Yeah it shouldn't be smelling strongly of petrol already, so probably best to change the pump and definitely the follower.  

Didn't know ECP did the high pressure pumps.  So long as it's a proper Hitachi one, it should be fine.

Re: Dip stick tube replacement?
Last Poster: Pudding in Technical Workshop on Today at 03:59:53 PM
That sounds like an awful lot of work for no gain!

Re: A/c issues
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:56:13 PM
The engine cutting out isn't a good sign.  Seems like a lot of load on it, from perhaps a seized up a/c pump?  Was the replacement a genuine pump or a no name refurbed job?

Re: Mk7.5 heated seats in a Mk5?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:53:22 PM
Pretty good price for all that if it's Mentos chewy mint condition.

Re: Fuel Filter Changing
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:46:45 PM
AFAIK, there isn't a service schedule for the filter on petrol models.  Same with the gearbox oil (manual) and (I think) the coolant.  'Sealed for life'.  Yeah, sealed for the duration of the warranty more like.

I replace mine annually.   As said already, fuel is pretty dirty.

This is why enthusiast owned cars are the best cars to buy, because they ignore VW a

Re: Removing front & rear ARB DIY?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:40:05 PM
Double that, cubed.

Anything involving the subframe on stands is a ball ache.  I am still traumatised by the Tyrol deadset.

Re: How long does the Rev G DV last?
Last Poster: mo in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:39:24 PM
Mines still on its original rev G, cars on about 85K now

Re: Help. Unable to do a wheel alignment due to seized bolt
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:30:00 PM
Didn't know SuperPro did such a thing.  Good to know. 

Re: My little MK5 2.0TDI R-line build thread
Last Poster: Christiank in Members Rides on Today at 03:20:47 PM
Finally had the time to swap out my front brakes after trying every possible solution with Vagbremtechnic to make the NQSBBK work with alloy hubs - sadly no good result.

Had to swap back to steel hubs. Picked up a set of steel hubs, had them blasted and powder coated to match my rear subframe.

Re: Disabling ESP not ABS, monitoring DSG temps
Last Poster: bricksnmortar in MK6 General Area on Today at 01:45:09 PM
FYI this from Polar, sounds promising...
"We are working for add DSG temperatures in the next firmware updates, so very soon will be ready.
I can not confirm you exact date, cos is a hard development but will be in the next weeks."

Re: Will changing timing belt reset my remap
Last Poster: Pudding in Technical Workshop on Today at 08:56:53 AM
It's only the Revo map that defaults to a reduced performance mode if the battery is pulled.  You need an SPS switch to re-enable the Stage 1 map, or a trip to a Revo dealer.

If you don't have a Revo map, pulling the battery won't affect anything.

As above, the battery doesn't need disconnecting to change the belt, but a lot of garages do it regardless as a pr

Re: What to replace when subframe is off etc...
Last Poster: Pudding in Technical Workshop on Today at 08:42:36 AM
You'll be needing a full set of subframe bolts as well as the engine mount bolts.  Everything that supports the drivetrain and chassis components uses stretch bolts.

I wouldn't bother with the front wishbone bushes personally, but the rear ones (ALK) is well worth doing.

Tyrolsport deadset is well worth doing.

Also a good time to check for split CV

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:37:18 AM
So, last night my clutch violently sh*t itself, rocked the engine so hard it popped the bonnet and sheared the oil-filler neck. Fun times. It's at the garage for quote, but I won't have it for at least a week because most people there are on holiday. Luckily, I only live 20km from work, so cycling

Re: Electrical Gremlin
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:24:16 AM
Didn't know you could get the reluctor ring separately.  I thought it was part of the whole bearing/hub assembly at £140ish.   Either way, it's a hub off, brake carrier off job requiring a hefty 3/4" breaker bar and big ol' triple square bit. 

Re: Do you use dealerships for getting stuff done?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:08:04 AM
It depends how good the dealer is and what relationship you have with them.

I have built up a 20+ year relationship with mine and the parts guys look after me  :smiley: 

I enjoy doing the work myself, I like the challenge, but for cambelts, service stamps and parts, it goes to the dealer.  And some days I just can’t be arsed to crawl around under the car graz

Re: Low mileage DSG Edition 30 WANTED
Last Poster: mgt in Wanted on Yesterday at 11:20:02 PM
I never did track anything suitable down - back on the hunt :)

Re: 0-60 times
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:28:19 PM
TFSI, FSI, and TSI really mean nothing and the same. FSI="fuel stratified injection”, TSI =“turbo stratified injection", and TFSI="turbo fuel stratified injection". They/ours are either belt or chain driven off the crank to the exhaust cam with a belt for the early years and a chain for the last 1.5 years of the MK5. The AXX is belt drive and is commonly referred to as the TFSI or

Re: Vag com near Brighton
Last Poster: harveym3 in Wanted on Yesterday at 02:38:44 PM

Re: Best Tyre Shine???
Last Poster: Rossimac in Detailing on Yesterday at 01:59:25 PM
What degreaser do you lot use?


2007 Golf Gti For Sale
Location: swainby
Collection Only

2007 Golf GTI 4 doors
Black, DSG, 122k FSH (including DSG and cam follower)
MOT Jan 2019
Very clean Cloth Tartan interior
Original BBS VZ wheels with 4 matching Dunlop tyres with 5/ 6mm tread (approx)
Powervalve Exhaust (catback) sounds excellent!
Lowered on H & R springs
R32 rear lights (Bought new from VW)
Paintwork in overall good condition with age related marks.
Interior very good condition with only the drivers bolster showing signs of wear. Usual for this type of seat unfortunately
Huge folder of receipts for work and parts.
Only selling due to purchase of T5.

Located in Swainby, North Yorkshire
R32 Rear lights and bare tailgate.
Location: AMERSHAM
Postage: £22.00
Delivery Only

Genuine set of r32 lights removed from a late 2008 vehicle the light are in very good condition with minor wear and tear scratches /marks please not these are used items and not brand new happy to post these are buyers cost price £145 plus postage £22 also have a genuine vw tailgate in metallic black bare tailgate but does come with all wirring and glass small marks on the spoiler and close to the badge most of which will polish out no rust great tailgate ideal replacement £85 can wrap this for courier at buyers cost will be about £40 or arrange your own  for immediate rrespone to this add call/text me on 07772480088 thanks
RNS510 SATNAV, LED Version R, Excellent Condition
Location: London and Nottingham
Collection Only

Bought this brand new last year, still in excellent condition. Version R, high firmware and latest maps. LED screen. Plays DVDs on the go. Comes with the original VW code card. No GPS antenna as my car had one already in built in roof but can be bought less than a tenner off ebay
Collection only from Walthamstow, London or Nottingham as im there once every month.
VW RNS510 LED Satnav headunit for sale
Location: Leeds
Postage: £15.00
Delivery or Collection

Version F, with LED screen.
Front is in good condition and unit is in full working order. All seals/clips intact. Comes with the code.
Unit is updated:
V15 West EU maps,
UK Speed cameras,
VIM activated.

300 collected or 315 delivered. If paying via PayPal + fees or a gift. Precoded Can Gateway is available for extra cost to avoid battery drain issue on <07 cars.
GTi Dsg For Parts Full Car
Location: Wicklow Ireland
Postage: £10.00
Delivery or Collection

As title folks,

Blew the bottom end on this so parts are up for grabs, I'll get pics with my username tomorrow when I'm back in the yard.

Factory Spec:

Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Rain Sensing wipers
Factory Fitted Aero wipers
Electric mirrors
Electric windows all round
Winter pack (consists of Heated front seats, Headlight washers and heated mirrors)
Coming home / Leaving home lights
Blue tinted factory glass
Projector Style Fogs
Full Cream Leather Interior, heated front seats
Dual Climate Control
Standard GTi headlights
DSG Gear Box
Metallic Steel Grey

Black Vinyl roof
Colour coded front, side & rear plastics
Mirrors sprayed gloss black with genuine carbon covers
Smoked In Pro side repeaters
2 sets of mats, black & cream
Centre console bottle opener
18” OZ ABT 2 Piece Splits
(Multi Function Steering Wheel with Paddles Retro-fitted)
DSG Paddle Extensions
Rev C Diverter Valve (2 months old)
De-badged Front Grill
Standard VW Grill

Prices are:
Oz alloys 1250
Gti brakes 200
Front bumper 250
Fogs 100
Rear bumper 150
Side skirts 150
Bonnet 100
Wings 70
Doors 100
Gti headlights 250
Tail lights (standard red) 100
Bootlid 100
Exhaust 200
Leather 600
Gti suspension 150
Dsg gearbox 800
Turbo 350
Injectors 200
Coil packs 80
Auto dim mirror 150
Gti ecu 150
Gti clocks 100
Drives 50
Wishbones 40
Gti engine cover 50
Tfsi head 300t
Badgless grille 100

These are the parts I'm keeping:
Valeo led's
R32 brakes
Evolution intake
Turbo back Milltek
Power flexed front end
R8 coil packs
Dressing caps
H&R cup kit.
All these parts are gone but standard versions are still available.


Text below for more enquiries, the full car is for parts, thanks.

Parts are located in Wicklow Ireland but I can courier parts.

Ph:00353877641555 whatsapp is prob easiest.
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