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Re: Super pro adjustable ball joints
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:12:50 PM
SP BJ will actually make that situation worse as they are slightly wider/bigger

I've had that experience and no safe griding of the SuperPro ball joints was enough to solve it. Even the S3/Passat ball joints rub when fitting new discs. I use discs with 350 mm for MB ML450 and

Re: Front wing rust warranty success!!
Last Poster: H18Golf in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:49:37 PM
@larrylamb I've just had my wings looked at and to be honest, unless you can get someone to measure the paint depth on the wings prior to you buying the car then there is a risk they have already been worked on and VW wont do anything for you under warranty.  My car looks mint apart from the wings bubblin

Re: Cam chain tools
Last Poster: dazza in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:37:43 PM
I currently have @dazza tool which I can send out if needs be.
Thats fine will need a deposit for the tool though.

So I was wondering if all of the GTI foglights have 9006/HB4 ?
Last Poster: Christiank in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:32:08 PM
Since I really want to use some Philips Ultinon LED in my fog lights I was wondering if all the GTI fog lights is 9006 socket?

My old TDI foglight had H11 sockets.

It's not possible to get the philips bulbs in the HB4/9006 socket :confused:

Re: 118k Suspension refresh - Advice please
Last Poster: Molesy in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:24:25 PM
Getting excited now, tomorrows the day :jumping: :laugh: :drool:

Molesy  :happy2:

Re: Brakes - Query
Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:14:59 PM
I had one set of 345mm and one set of 340mm... never had any judder issue with either.

Re: wifi booster
Last Poster: FJ1000 in Random Chat on Today at 01:11:54 PM
Tp link. Power line adapters with wifi. Just need setting up so the wifi ssid and password is the same as your current router.

TP-Link 600 Mbps 2-Port Powerline Adapter, Range Extender, Broadband/Wi-Fi Extender, Wi-Fi Booster/Hotspot, No Configuration Required, Wi-Fi Clone, UK Plug (TL-WP

Re: Buying a Golf MK5 GT 2L TDI
Last Poster: Stupots in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:41:52 AM
No difference on a DSG for this part. :)

Wanted - MK5 GTI Side Skirts Textured Black - 5 Door Model
Last Poster: schmidt_vr6 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:40:33 AM

Anyone breaking a MK5 GTI 5 Door. Require Textured Black X2 Side Skirts. Also does anyone know if they 3 door skirts will fit?


Re: Cam follower
Last Poster: Manny_ED30 in Wanted on Today at 09:40:37 AM
TPS bro

Re: Milltek cat back/full syatem
Last Poster: lukemk5gti in Wanted on Today at 08:00:51 AM
@mkmg76 still got yours?

Re: Will this be able to be fitted to mk5 gti
Last Poster: 4ndy in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Today at 06:39:36 AM
depends on the thread size underneath. The roof hole is 15mm  :thinking:

Re: RCD330 with apple car play
Last Poster: The Red Warrior in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Today at 01:56:44 AM
Just had another look at the Russian site that shows how to add the USB cable. You can also see the microphone wires and they appear to even be attached to a plug making attaching the old microphone even easier.

Hello from Portugal
Last Poster: Luiscpss in New Member Intro's on Today at 01:17:32 AM

My name is Luis and I'm from Porto (Portugal).

I own an Mk5 GTI, engine code AXX with some mods on it since 2013.

- VWR Cold Air Intake
- Milltek Cat-Back 3"
- KW Street Confort

Just made some changes on prevention, on the usual:
- CAM Follower
- New Ignition Coils

Hope to learn more aroun

getting my mk5 back to full health
Last Poster: ballcrusher in Members Rides on Today at 01:02:21 AM
hi everyone been a member for a while and this my first post.
so my 2006 mk5 gti thats been left sitting for 9months deteriorating parked in the corner at home so yes not the best thing to do but now i have time to get it back to full health.so new plugs as it wouldn't start and the once over and a good clean lol just got a set of bbs reps 19s very cheep plus a set of apex spr

Re: low fuel economy + Low temp. PCV done. Top temp sensor done. ?Lower sensor/stat
Last Poster: r5gtt in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 12:48:04 AM
Should have bought the oem thermostat as copies are shi** sorry but true.

I paid £38.99 brand new genuine from a scoda dealer off eBay no messing around as it's a beech to replace so wanted it right first time.


Re: Up to 06 heated seats wiring
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:39:14 AM
I was thinking of Raz wiring it into another earth pin too. But didn't want to sound silly if he's already tried that  :doh:

Re: MK7 clubsport steering wheel in MK5?
Last Poster: spicypixel in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Yesterday at 11:58:46 PM
Yeah the plan is to just rock a GTI wheel until I can get the GT name replaced, it feels very wrong to have a petrol car wheel in a car so proudly killing nature.

Re: Aliexpress Switches
Last Poster: spicypixel in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Yesterday at 10:25:47 PM
Installed the window and fuel and auto headlights switch from aliexpress, all looks fine to me, not rubbing/wearing on the chrome so far and wasn't too expensive.


Bosch pads front / rear with wear sensor (mk5 gti, new)
Location: Corby
Postage: £0.00
Delivery or Collection

Clearing out my garage & come across these. Brand new.

Front pads have wear sensors
Rears have the bolts you get with them.

£50 delivered.
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
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