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Re: Best Tyre Shine???
Last Poster: Saintsteve in Detailing on Today at 04:26:21 PM
Done and Dusted.Dress to Impress. :happy2: Really good stuff that will also will do Plastic external trims aswell as internal plastics and of Tyres walls.

Meguires is rubbish, messy and an oil splatter mess after a drive.
Used to use it all the time till I've used other products.
For a wet more natural look then Zaino Z16 is another good product.

Re: Retro fitting usb charger
Last Poster: Chris_R in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 04:22:55 PM
Put one of these inline with a switched live:

That will take it down to 5V USB spec, otherwise you are chucking 12v straight down it which is why nothing is happening when you plug a phone in.

Re: GazP's White 5 door DSG Golf GTI
Last Poster: AJP in Members Rides on Today at 04:06:27 PM
Cheers AJP, I'll give the dealer a try who's just done my DSG service and see how I get on (hayselden Barnsley).

If the oem exhaust is solid I'll just buff the tips up and keep it on, thinking about doing the precat for a bit of free power with minimum side effects.

Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 3rd track day at Estoril
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on Today at 02:28:30 PM
Just read your build thread start to finish, stunning car mate, so much attention to detail & amazing mods list! Keep up the good work :)

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Thanks! It's almost perfect for my wishes. Getting loads of fun with it! :smiley:

Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 6 Years
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on Today at 02:20:02 PM
Ohh, not a nice sight to see... :surprised: Hope it wasn't too deep.

Re: New member
Last Poster: Tfsi_Mike in New Member Intro's on Today at 01:51:47 PM
Welcome along!

Re: Recommended Android heat unit
Last Poster: noopets in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:27:26 PM
@Chris_R Do you have the dab antenna installed on yours aswell?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: neilw in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:57:27 AM
I picked up my ED30 yesterday.

First thing that was bugging me which I've sorted this morning was to clean up the exhaust tips. I had to use a combo of Gunk De-greaser, Dremel, 600 Grit W&D , 0000 Wire wool and Autosol

Then I polished out some hazing in the headlamps. Not perfect but only took 1 1/2 hours

Re: Wings rusting
Last Poster: spesh in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:53:27 AM
I've got some minor bubbling on the rear arch and am going to take it down on my next day off in the week.  Not sure I'll get far as there a bit of a scratch on the arch around where the bubbling is.  Its not through the paint but I expect them to use that as a get out of jail card, we shall see.

Re: Speed warning sound
Last Poster: Tfsi_Mike in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:36:04 AM

Yes, instead of raising the limit you can click so it displays no speed to be set.

Re: Forge Turbo Muffler Delete Pipe (EA113 KO4 Engine)
Last Poster: Dan_FR in Performance Modifications on Today at 09:08:02 AM
Buy the chinese boost pipe kit from ebay for around £120. Comes with a silencer delete pipe, charge and throttle pipes. Much better value. The part on its own will make no real difference

Re: Back to black polish
Last Poster: Chris_R in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Today at 08:06:04 AM
Gtechniq C4 without a doubt. Treated the mass of black plastic trim my Mini had and saved me from buying all new plastics. Prep properly by cleaning the dirt well and then strip with IPA before applying the c4. You can then forget about having to do it again. 

Steering Wheel Wear
Last Poster: Lyons in Mk7 General Area on Today at 07:19:26 AM
Just noticed last night that the bottom right corner on our R's steering wheel is very worn. The car only has 22k miles too.

Anyone else noticed something something similar or is this just an isolated incident?

Re: Which stereo?
Last Poster: Eddcunningham in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:03:42 AM
These RCD330's with CarPlay could be the answer I've been searching for!  :notworthy:

I've always wanted CarPlay in my golf. As an avid user of Spotify, I've always wanted a way to safely change songs etc, without having to manhandle my phone, but the options always seemed a bit limited. The aftermarket units from the likes of Pioneer and Alpine, whilst looking very nice

Martin's Tornado Red DSG Edition 30
Last Poster: Martin_jk in Members Rides on Yesterday at 11:54:01 PM
So Friday I took advantage of my boss not being in at work & did my DSG gearbox service, it was last done on 40k & the car is now on 71k so a bit early but makes me happier knowing it's been done for the remap.

Genuine VW DSG oil used al

Re: Bilstein B8/B12 or an alternative?
Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:21:54 PM

Re: PP Pack worth it if modding?
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Mk7 General Area on Yesterday at 07:58:15 PM
Since I like to do track days or when the I have the right road conditions to drive hard, I'd get the GTI PP without a doubt. For just normal driving I wouldn't even get a GTI, a GTD would make more sense if driven enough. :smiley:

Re: New here!
Last Poster: Admk5fsi in New Member Intro's on Yesterday at 07:45:29 PM
Do you think I should up my budget to find a clean example with good history ? My mk4 1.8t had 77 k miles on it however I know if looked after properly the1.8t engine can do the miles is this the same with the tsfi engine?

Thank you for the heads up about the rusty wings I'm going to have a read through the forum to gain some more general knowledge on mk5 gtis before I

Re: Bert's GT Sport TSI 140 - Stage 1 Revo :)
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on Yesterday at 07:41:12 PM
Puncture? :surprised:

Mine are severely beaten by 3 track days of 80 minutes/each. Need to replace them with new rubber soon. Can't fault them for road tyres.

Re: Central locking issue..
Last Poster: leemk5 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 05:42:25 PM
Just looked couldn't see any broken wires.. maybe just the lock module failed

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BREAKING 05 mk5 golf Gti DSG with Revo Stage 2+ 270bhp remap & HUGE spec
Location: Leicester
Postage: £0.00
Delivery or Collection

NOW BREAKING my 2005 mk5 golf Gti DSG with Revo Stage 2+ 270bhp remap and HUGE spec. It has recently been written off (cat c) after a minor shunt which damaged the front and rear of the vehicle.
It is highly spec'd and has many modifications.
Where possible all parts are genuine VW.

Colour is Metallic GREY
Next MOT due 05/10/2017 (NO ADVISORIES),
Full service history
126k miles


RNS510 Sat Nav also plays DVDs through navigation screen whilst on move
iPod Media Dock (MP3 player via Media Interface in Centre Arm Rest)
Auto-dim Rear view mirror
Full Dual Zone Climate Air conditioning
Electric heated LEATHER seats and interior in mint condition
Fiscon Bluetooth handsfree on Nav and MFSW
Mk6 Golf climate on navigation including Rare Air Quality Sensor (AQS)
VW black warning light switch
Mk6 tipped switch gear (window switches and knobs) and OSIR DSG paddles to match original Mk5 interior trim
NEW SOUTH air vent turbo gauge.
genuine VW reverse camera (integrated into flip up boot handle)
POLAR FIS+ gives engine sensor information in the highline clocks.


Rare LED quad light clusters (genuine VW) with twin fog, twin reverse lights, quad circular lights
Rear Parking Sensors (VW Optical on Navigation Screen), VW Reversing View Camera,
genuine R32 rear bumper and skirt (damaged)
electric heated and auto dip on reverse wing mirror.
Suspension: Koni FSD struts, standard springs


Koni FSD
Cruise Control
ITG Intake
Neuspeed ARB front and rear
braided brake lines
AutoTech HPFP
Forge DV
Miltek full silenced stainless exhaust (manifold, centre section and rear box R32, twin centre exit; no additional exhaust noise from this setup
Neuspeed HF down pipe & Neuspeed HF turbo outlet pipe
Neuspeed real carbon fibre engine cover (£400 alone).

General: Electric windows, Height adjustable driver's seat, Front Seats include electric lumbar support, Folding rear seats, Child seat points (Isofix system), Sports seats, Spare wheel (Space-saver), Power steering, Multi-Function Steering wheel rake adjustment, Steering wheel reach adjustment, Traction control, Central locking, Alarm, Immobiliser, Driver's airbags, Side airbags, Passenger airbags. 5 seats.


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Carbon Dipped 5 door grab handles
Location: Malmesbury
Postage: £10.00
Delivery or Collection

very good condition for the a 5 door rear doors
Carbon dipped drivers side grab handle
Single Image
    Location: malmesbury
    Postage: £10.00
    Delivery or Collection

    very good condition
    gfb+ dv
    Location: LL18 6HA
    Postage: £4.00
    Delivery or Collection

    GFB+-purchased from Amd essex in june,ran for 3 months only and less than a 1000 miles so in near perfect condition,removed when fitted turbo kit rrp still £95+

    Paypal gift or im at r-tech saturday 18th febuary for pick up
    PM or email-wosim9@aol.com or text-07730 394486
    RS4 fuel pressure valve
    Single Image
      Location: L18 6HA
      Postage: £2.00

      RS4 valve from Aks tuning,ran for approx 3,500 miles and perfect working order prior to removal
      Revo Sps swith and cable
      Single Image
        Location: LL18 6HA
        Postage: £4.00
        Delivery or Collection

        really good condition,boxed with cable for custom tuning and the benefit of anti theft from it
        ill wipe the settings to 0 before sale from the free revo software online
        Custom Catch can
        Location: LL18 6HA
        Postage: £8.00
        Delivery or Collection

        Forge XL catch can with window,baffled inside
        42DD pcv plate and uprated silicone hoses
        custom made/fitted at Aks tuning in vgc
        suprising how much crud this thing picks up,was emptying every few months full of mayonaise slime
        ill include a forge boost cap/tap
        Nortech de-cat and downpipe
        Location: LL18 6HA
        Postage: £15.00
        Delivery or Collection

        purchased direct and fitted by Nortech last year so has roughly 3,000 miles on it,3.5" for mk6 golf R 4wd
        Pair of Cobra TRS driftworks harnessess
        Location: LL18 6HA
        Postage: £10.00
        Delivery or Collection

        Bought for myself with 4 brand new snap hooks for track etc but decided not to bother as i need access to the rear seats(sometimes)
        Edition 30 Reflex Silver 07 plate 67k
        Location: Cornwall
        Collection Only

        Hi everyone, been a member on here for a while since I started looking for my ed30 a few years ago. Used the forum a lot when the car was new to me and found it very helpful, but sadly for me, it is now up for sale, after recently having our first child the 3 door Golf is usable but awkward and I can't help think that's too nice to endure the daily knocks and bumps you would expect a family car to take.
        Here are some details, all standard stuff for the ed30 as I'm sure most of you will already know :-)  Build number 2162 VW + specialist service history Factory xenon headlights with headlight washer pack, iPod connection, Factory sat nav Polo short aerial,Auto wipers, Auto lights with courtesy function, Genuine VW GTI mat set, Heated half leather GTI tartan seats with electric lumbar support, Genuine Pescara 18" alloys with veredestein ultrac Sessanta tyres and German style aluminium number plates (not in photos) car is in great condition, with the only modifications being eibach springs (originals included in sale) and a few professionally painted parts in gloss black, these include - wheels, mirror covers,and VW badges, it gives the car a different but subtle look. The car does have a small scuff on the lower front passenger side of the bumper and the alloys could really do with a refurb to make it immaculate.
        Just got 12 months MOT, and it's declared as sorn because I'm am now a Volvo owner lol.

        If your genuinely interested get in contact as the price is obviously not set in stone, and I'm fully aware that it's really only worth what someone wants to pay within reason.
        £10,750, BCS 3" TBE, 200 cell Cat, Porsche Brakes, Bilstein Coilovers, Wavetrac
        Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
        Collection Only

        2007 Volkswagen MK5 Golf GTI Edition 30
        3DR Manual, 74,000 miles

        Comprehensive service history from Volkswagen main dealers then serviced independently using VW specialists consisting of AKS Tuning and Turner Race Developments.

        2 x keys, Original GTI service handbook fully stamped and a box file full of receipts.
        MOT 13/12/17

        Cam belt kit and water pump changed by TRD 05/05/15 at 61,660 miles which also included, auxiliary belt, cam follower, brake fluid and all other fluids oils and filters. Serviced thereafter by TRD in Stroud.
        NGK BKR7EIX Iridium Spark plugs and cam follower replaced annually along with the regular service items.
        Factory fitted optional extras:
        Cruise control
         Auto / coming home lights, auto wipers, dimming rear view mirror
        Highline Display
        FD2 DVD satnav
        Ipod docking station

        Performance modification:
        Audi S3 Alloy front mount intercooler and boost pipes.
        Evoms Cold air intake
        APR High pressure fuel pump
        RS4 FPRV (Fuel pressure relief valve)
        BCS / PowerValve 3 inch downpipe with 200 cell 6 inch diameter sports cat.
        BCS / PowerValve 3 inch sports cat back exhaust system with welded black ceramic tips.
        APR stage 2+ Version 3.4 (25/03/16)
        R8 Coilpacks

        Bilstein B14 PSS9 Coilovers – with Audi  TTS / RS3 top mounts.
        The coilovers were fitted alongside new rear upper camber arms, camber adjusters, anti-roll bar drop links, top mount bearings, track rod ends and every associated nut and bolt replaced.
        Fast road four-wheel laser alignment.
        Superpro Anti-lift console bushes.
        Superpro poly bushed front arms.
         Vibratechnic lower engine mount (complete mount pressed into subframe not insert)
        Superpro Poly bushed dogbone / gearbox mount.
        Revo engine and gearbox mounts
        Wavetrac LSD and Helix uprated clutch, retaining a brand new dual mass fly wheel (fitted by Alex at AKS Tuning)
        AKS gear-shift selector bushes.
        Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres all round.
        Porsche 986 4 pot Brembo front calipers, Vagbremtecnic fitting kit (Google NQSBBK)
        Caddy 2k rear brake calipers (Google NQSBBK rear mod)
        All calipers were grit blasted and painted with new seals.
        Hel Braided brake lines front and rear.

        The car is cosmetically standard and unmodified; being a limited edition I did not want to detract from the originality or have the attention of a modified car. All standard parts included in sale.
        Bodywork, paint, wheels, interior in excellent condition. This is a weekend car and not my daily driver.
        Please ring for any more detail or to arrange viewing. I really would like to see this car go to another enthusiast.

        Thanks, Mike ZERO-7792562375

        May consider px with Lotus Elise S2