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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: 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: Removing front & rear ARB DIY?
Last Poster: Mk5. EWC in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:03:16 PM
Thanks! Dropping the subframe for the fronts seems like a ball ache way of doing it. Probably that or spend an hour trying to wiggle it out

Re: Smell of petrol in my oil :(
Last Poster: gixerben in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 09:01:33 PM
mines only done 60k and it smells of fuel, cam follower changed and the car has been well maintained by myself and previous owners, I think it just the character of the engine..

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: Will changing timing belt reset my remap
Last Poster: neilw in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 06:02:44 PM
No, should be fine.

You could do the belts without disconnecting the battery. Just be really careful not to accidentally try and start it! Its good practice to disconnect it.

Re: Do you use dealerships for getting stuff done?
Last Poster: PatchySan in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:40:28 PM
I use my local VW independent specialists normally (about 30-40 minute drive), I'm generally not fussed about the official VW stamps as long the work is being done properly and is within interval. They also order from TPS if genuine parts are required for repairs (i.e. Cambelt + Waterpump) but give you a OE equivalent option for other jobs to keep costs down and provide VAT invoice

Re: Electrical Gremlin
Last Poster: berg in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:22:05 PM
yes its come up as a G44 mechanical fault -  right rear ABS speed sensor.

ordered from from VW today - £80 odd quid  :confused:

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?

How long does the Rev G DV last?
Last Poster: Molesy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 01:30:16 PM
Hey Guys,

My cars due a service in the next month and it got me thinking if I should get my DV checked. So how long/often do people recommend changing the DV? I've been on Rev G for a couple of years (about 2.5 maybe a little more) and approx 25000 miles and running Stage 1 for almost that entire mileage. At one stage I was thinking about fitting a GFB DV+ but since then

Re: Help. Unable to do a wheel alignment due to seized bolt
Last Poster: Raj2212 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 01:15:42 PM

All this drama for a little camber. Wanted the top wheel to be the same as the bottom wheel but can’t be done. Is there any other way around this ?

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Re: Disabling ESP not ABS, monitoring DSG temps
Last Poster: bricksnmortar in MK6 General Area on Yesterday at 01:04:19 PM
So in theory its just as 'simple' as using an ODB gauge pulling a value from a location ID, I'll write to them now, thanks.
Have you ever disabled the ESP on any of your Golfs?

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: alexmccabe in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:32:44 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 in the rain is an option!

Re: AWD / Quattrro Conversion
Last Poster: scopes in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 10:04:50 AM
You make it look easy big man...  :happy2:  Great write up!  :evilgrin:

Re: Mk7.5 heated seats in a Mk5?
Last Poster: ady-uk in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:52:36 AM
Ahh... you need another three posts.....  :driver:

Condition is mint, and I mean like new.
Have stored the past 8 months in a dry garage second floor area.

Problem is I wouldn't split, the under tray draws fetch £100 alone.
then with the full rear seats, front heated 'R' seats & all leather door cards.... guessing around £700ish

I need to

Re: Which stereo?
Last Poster: Bearings in Mk5 General Area on August 15, 2018, 11:52:08 AM
Up and down don't work because they're reliant on being able to access the Radio menu on your MFD, which doesn't work with the RCD330, as far as I can tell none of the mk5/6 compatible MFDs will show you information, not a clue what the vento/polo must use then on the cars they actually come with

Re: AC Issue - Cold air on right side, ambient on left.
Last Poster: spicypixel in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on August 15, 2018, 11:00:42 AM
So as an update, it seems I've taken a huge stone through the front grill and smashed the condenser to the point I'd be damned surprised if it isn't leaking, the left/right issue is just a lack of r134a seemingly, it was down to 180g of the 525g capacity...

So I'm having to take the front off and swap it out tonight and getting it regassed, damn.

Turns out the

CDL or BWA head needed
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on August 15, 2018, 10:06:20 AM
my cousin has lost compression in cylinder 3 and pretty sure its dropped a valve, hes looking at many options right now. but hes asked me to put the feelers out.

does anyone have or know of anyone whos got a CDL or BWA head (with all the gubbins inside, valves etc) for sale please?


Re: Advice needed
Last Poster: harveym3 in Mk5 General Area on August 15, 2018, 09:46:40 AM
Hi mate might be the rear gearbox/engine mount has seen better days .

Re: Akispap's black GTI build thread
Last Poster: Raj2212 in Members Rides on August 15, 2018, 08:48:18 AM
Looking good. Nice build thread mate

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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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