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Posting pictures in for sale ads
on November 03, 2017, 07:50:48 AM
How can I post pictures in for sale ads?

Neither links from photobucket or Flickr work.
Mk5 gti noisey
Last Poster: Ant b in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 06:29:45 PM
Feel like I made a massive mistake with this car,I’ve had nothing but problems,
It’s incredably noisey inside not so much when going 50 odd but terrible higher up,
It sounds like it’s revving to high like at 80 it’s at just over 3k carnt see why it has 160 on the speedo as it would be screeming.
I have got a oversize ram air on it that I hate as it’s stupid loud,my 1


Re: Stop engine
Last Poster: Ant b in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 06:18:56 PM
Weird it hasent done it since?ive orderd a pick up pipe anyway


Re: Exploded
Last Poster: Stupots in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 06:17:42 PM
For caliper https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271597296618

Good quality and perfect fit. Not a hard job if you've got the tools.

P.S. No warning? They normally make a noise for months before they do this.


massive rev kicks down
Last Poster: GTICZ in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 06:04:15 PM
Hi guys,
  im dealing with this problem:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EnGCBlq2B8&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EnGCBlq2B8&amp;feature=youtu.be</a>

I had bad DV, so i change it, then was everything like before for one week, then my Coolant Distribution Pipe cracked, so coolant water went out and finally, my battery was death while 2hours ( i forgot turn off parking lights ). Af


Best Source for Keyfob?
Last Poster: DFish in Mk5 General Area on Today at 05:54:04 PM
OK where's the best place for a new keyfob?

Thanks
Fish


Re: Quite induction
Last Poster: Bodyboarder81 in Performance Modifications on Today at 05:38:37 PM
@Pudding

The surging you talk about .... pretty sure I get this with mine , I’ve heard it mentioned before . Something to do with too much boost for the engine to cope with at lower rpm ‘s ? Does the upgraded pump sort this then ?

Glad your happy with the map /money spent , always


Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Molesy in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:37:37 PM
Snip

Looks good Pudding, might look into this myself. Like the boot mat as well - where did you find that?


Re: Thinking of Selling gti for r32
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:14:45 PM
Would love to try an R32 but surely fuel consumption is way too high for Day to day driving? I guess those that buy them aren’t bothered about that sort of thing!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Not really.  My R32 averaged 26mpg.  My Stage 2+ Ed30 averages


Re: Decat vs sport cat
Last Poster: Pudding in Performance Modifications on Today at 04:12:08 PM
I use the APR cast downpipe with a GESI sports cat ($500 on it's own if sold separately!) and as Dan says, the cat is a pile of cack.  If hot enough, it just about scrapes through the MOT at the pass limit of 0.1%.   The pair of stock cats show 0.01% for reference.

Still, my local friendly dealer are happy to let it through and have done for 2 tests now.  Lenient test st


Re: Yellow Sidelights in Xenon Headlights?
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:28:12 PM
Hi i am looking to do this with my car,
i have been told that i need to get a code for it so the garage can load it to the car.

Is this true?

If so has anyone got it?
You just need someone to code them in on vcds vagcom by ticking a check box and also turnin


Re: Edition30 #0151
Last Poster: teo_parvu in Members Rides on Today at 02:07:51 PM
 :happy2: Good luck with it.  :driver:


New stereo advice.
Last Poster: GTI DAZ in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Today at 08:28:13 AM
Morning all just got a golf GTI with the standard CD / radio system.

looking for an OEM style with bluetooth for calls, DAB as FM is terrible, Aux or USB for spotify. can anyone recommend a unit? also what coding will be needed? its a '06 so think it has the canbus module


Re: VibraTechnics 'Fast Road' Engine Mounts (manual) - 2 x sides and 1 x dogbone
Last Poster: Dan_FR in Product Reviews on Today at 07:44:07 AM
They will probably delete your comment and block you from posting on their page


Re: PCV Part numbers and the Eurojet PCV Fix
Last Poster: pandaman in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:46:57 PM
Cool, cheers pudding! Luckily there's a dealer just down the road from me! :happy2:


Re: Walnut Blasting at R-Tech
Last Poster: Shoduchi in R-Tech Zone on Yesterday at 08:56:05 PM
http://www.sptuning.co.uk/m.walnutblasting.html

Is it these guys who do it?! Or actually R-Tech themselves

It's R-Tech themselves. They've expanded to do mechanical jobs as well.


Re: RTech - Disappointed that my enquiry was not answered
Last Poster: Shoduchi in R-Tech Zone on Yesterday at 08:54:54 PM
Mr Gower regularly frequents the TFSI Tuning group on Facebook, so it might be worth joining up and getting his attention that way, if emails and phone calls don't work.

Ben Garland is also on TFSI Tuning Facebook page. I think he deals with bookings. :smiley:


Re: 1st wash in months!!!
Last Poster: Kalpsn2000 in Detailing on Yesterday at 05:04:16 PM
The perfect gti. Loving this  :happy2: :happy2:  Thanks for the tips on spacers mate. Sits perfectly

Thanks mate! No worries :happy2:



Re: What size spacers for Monza 2's ??
Last Poster: Kalpsn2000 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:02:42 PM
@Kalpsn2000 Nice one mate. 12mm does look pretty good. Any issues with rubbing towards the rear ? What make seems to be best too ? H & R ?

Can very occasionally get rear rubbing issues but only if f


Re: Go Pro Action Camera Alternatives
Last Poster: f00glee in Photography Section on Yesterday at 03:41:39 PM
I have a gopro hero, bought a few years back. Basically a stripped down hero 4 with no screen/wifi. At the time this was only £99 new, but it seems their current equivalent, the session, is somewhat more expensive. I find the lack of screen a non-issue as if you're always snapping it back into a mount which hasn't moved, you always get the same view. Just a few test videos and pop

Shoutbox

GTI Geniune Golf Side Skirts
£80.00
Location: Bradford
Postage: £20.00
Delivery or Collection

Geniune VW Golf GTI side skirts for sale. Have a few scuffs and marks round the sides. 1,2 clips broken but should not affect once on. No clips (thing that attaches to car)  or bolts included. Will deliver within 15 miles. Over will be £20 charge.

Message me for more photos. 07590983613

Raj
2006 VW Golf GTI DSG, FSH, 12 Months MOT, Recent cambelt replacement, New discs & pads all round
£4150.00
Single Image
    Location: Chester
    Collection Only

    Reflex Silver in stunning condition. 105k.
    Full extensive service history including recent new cambelt/waterpump, brakes all round, Revision G divertor valve & Cam Follower
    Last major service at 102k
    Maintained regardless of cost
    New front fitted wings by VW Chester in April under their 12 year anti corrosion warranty
    MOT December 2018
    R32 rear end
    Full leather interior
    Highlines
    Every single thing still works and still drives like a 20k car!

    Service History

    31/10/07 16676 Service
    17/09/08 28996 Service
    28/07/10 39296 Service & Cambelt
    17/09/12 54600 Service
    29/01/14 68218 Service & Gearbox Service
    23/04/15 84313 Service
    09/07/16 94238 Service
    25/03/17 100890 Discs & Pads all round
    09/04/17 101200 Cam follower & Rev G
    12/04/17 101207 Cambelt & Waterpump
    19/04/17 101300 New Front wings
    06/07/17 102312 Service

    100's of pics available, please PM for any more details.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272982802571?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
    MK5 Flat Bottomed MFSW - Manual
    £250.00
    Location: Warwickshire
    Postage: £15.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Very good condition, no airbag included.

    Includes the GT Badge but can easiliy be swapped for GTI..
    Forge Catch can for tfsi
    £150.00
    Single Image
      Location: South ayrshire
      Postage: £10.00
      Delivery Only

      Forge catch can for sale, in full working order, one hose finisher is missing due to the clamp not working but there is a standard clamp there. Finishers are about £5 off eBay.

      This was fitted to my car with a charcoal filter.

      More pics can be supplied if needed via text or email, it's a pain to upload from my phone to this site.

      Cheers
      Richie.
      Vw golf mk5 gti edition 30 stage2+ forsale Tornado red DSG
      £9199.00
      Location: Glasgow
      Collection Only

      Sadly the car has to go up forsale after nearly 3 years of loving it like a child haha.

      I purchased this from ed30sam123 user on here in sept 2015.

      I've spent a fortune on the car as you will see in my thread http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,101264.0.html

      Factory fitted extras
      DSG
      Xenons
      Privacy glass – tinted rear side and rear windows
      Armrest with cup holder cover and rear air vents
      RCD500 6 disc cd changer with 10 speakers
      Lux Pack – Electric folding mirrors with puddle lights and mirror dip on reverse
      Ipod preparation in armrest
      Cruise control
      Highline dash
      MFSW – steering wheel buttons
      RNS510 sat nav
      Bluetooth with voice dialling.
      Genuine Mk6 reverse camera integrated into rear badge
      Audi S3 jacking points
      Brushed aluminium ash tray cover
      Puddle lights in door cards
      Golf Mk6 Blue motion Engine Undertray

      Other mods
      Carbon dipped centre dash
      Carbon effect wing mirror covers (kept the red ones aswell)
      White LED interior lights
      Custom built heat shields
      Team heko wind deflectors
      Polar FIS
      Full Polybush Kit
      H&R 28/24 ARB kit
      cold air induction kit
      oz ultraleggera 18inch alloys
      S3 brake calipers front 345mm discs
      Eibach 25mm springs
      peron intercooler
      rs4 fuel pressure valve
      DV+ Diverter valve
      Full miltek turboback sportscat
      Autotech HPFP
      Stage 2+ remap from rtech 363bhp 394ftlb

      Full service history
      Fully stamped
      2 keys
      86,119 milleage
      Oil changes every 6 months
      Cam follower recently changed
      Fuel pick up pipe recently changed
      Had the car painted and both front wings changed and painted
      All receipts for all work has been kepted
      New brake discs and pads fitted to rear at last service and front pads.
      Last april fuel filter changed.
      Mechatronics was replaced for brandnew one on 27/02/16 had no problems since and its nice and smooth
      Dsg fluid and filter changed recently
      Front fans also got changed last april and new condenser
      Water pump and timing belt changed on 27/02/16

      27/02/16 at slaters in nottingham mileage 76150
      22/08/16 at automek performance mileage 78899
      19/07/17 at automek performance mileage 83766

      The last service on 19/07/17 had oil pick up pipe done, dsg fluid and filter,oil and filter change,spark plugs,front pads,rear discs and pads,pcv valve. most things that have been changed have just been for peace of mind.

      The car really has had no expense spared on it and is running great no rattles or weird noises, it will be sad to see it go. would love it to go to another forum member to keep an eye on it haha
      The folder of the receipts go on and on, I'm pretty sure another forum member before ed30sam123 had it also had it aswell so it has been in good hands before me,

      Bad points... Tyres are legal but will need new tyres shortly, also need tracking done but i'm fussy, although was recently painted it does have a few stone chips on the front but what car doesn't but they aren't bad and you can only see them when polishing/waxing/washing up close.

      Any info needed just ask.

      £9199 No PX and no silly offers.

      Thanks