Welcome

Welcome to the most comprehensive MK5 GTI forum on the internet. We have a fantastic "How to" DIY section, VCDS register and some of the most knowledgable mechanics/tuners in the business to help you with your pride and joy.

Founded in October 2008 we pride ourselves on continuing to be one of the very few car forums that is run entirely free from direct forum sponsorship and vastly supported by member donations.

If you are new to the forum please Register and say hello. and visit New Member Intro's and say hello.

Forum News

*** NEW FORUM PLEA - JANUARY 2017 ***
on January 07, 2017, 02:35:36 PM



:pomppomp: For anyone who wishes to donate just click on the link below  :pomppomp:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LGHF5VDSC6AQL





Dear Faithful Members,

It's time again for us to ask for your help, Our forum funds have run out again and we need your support to top up the kitty to keep the site running, and to maintain it's independence (from sponsors etc).

So please dig deep and drop some funds to the cause via the link above  :happy2:

Thanks,







Re: NQSBBK - Rear Caliper Swapout Mod
Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:40:59 AM
You use the OEM GTI carriers.

You need to swap over all of the OEM handbrake hardware over too.

Most of the rest is reused.


Re: WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
Last Poster: willni in Members Rides on Today at 10:38:29 AM
Looks good! Which catback is this? Sports? Prestige? I assume it is a non-valved version?

How’s cruising sound compared to OEM? Been toying of the idea of a catback recently as I’m happy with the performance of my precat delete, but might like a bit more sound. Mainly worried about the dr


Re: Vibrations over 80mph
Last Poster: Bodyboarder81 in Technical Workshop on Today at 09:44:51 AM
Yes .... have done just that and it wasn't as bad , which does indicate wheel balancing issues, I'll be getting them redone asap and hope this  solves it .


Looking for MK5 GT TDI Seats
Last Poster: TeamKHK in Wanted on Today at 09:32:48 AM
Hi all,

I'm looking for a complete set of front & rear cloth seats for my 07 plate 5DR MK5 GT TDI (non electric & non heated), I believe mine originally came with these out of the factory (factory sport / GT cloth?) but at some point in it's life before I took ownership of the car these were swapped out in favour of the full leather version of the seats which is what it


Re: Warning lights on dash
Last Poster: Ria73 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 07:36:13 AM
Thanks very much guys will get this checked 👍🏻


Re: My Black 3 Door Manual ED30 No2297
Last Poster: Cosmos in Members Rides on Today at 07:32:21 AM
Looks ace  :smiley:


Re: Scouting for a MK 5, things to look out for!
Last Poster: Dude2016 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 06:29:26 AM
Hey dude that gti looks good. Just to bear in mind  well your are on a search for s gti don't rule out the mk5 gti edition 30/mk5 gti  perelli. But depends on£££


Re: Golf mk5 gti wont start
Last Poster: Shanedixon in Technical Workshop on Today at 06:26:54 AM
Yer i boughy an engine last night for £1100 on ebay with turbo etc and mechanics going to fit it for £150 once it arrives might service it before the engine goes in


Re: part number
Last Poster: Andy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:28:06 PM
 :grin:
this is true


Looking for an Edition 30
Last Poster: jamie in Wanted on Yesterday at 10:08:57 PM
Hi all, looking for another Mk5 Golf Gti or Edition 30.

Must be manual, silver, grey or red, under 100k miles, 5 door.  A standard car is preferred.

Location: Suffolk, East Anglia.

Anyone out there selling one? Thanks. :happy2:


Re: My 2007 Laser Blue GTI
Last Poster: Eves in Members Rides on Yesterday at 09:55:05 PM
Love the car mate but that front grille is maga faded thought mine was bad

Its not quite as bad as it looks in the pics. Any decent products out there to bring it back to life ?


Re: airbag loom to airbag connection
Last Poster: shoaybmakda in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 09:08:42 PM
Had a look and it did have an 8 in there for multi function with Tiptronic and push to talk installed.

Put the code in and now I get the following which suggests to me the stalk may be buggered:

http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/16952/P0568/001384



Re: 118k Suspension refresh - Advice please
Last Poster: Molesy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:02:49 PM
Quite honestly, they are all worthwhile and it would be advantageous to do the bushes / bjs at same time to minimise labour and alignment costs.

Yeah I know... I'm surprised how expensive a proper wheel alignment is tbh


Re: DSG - Jerking in 1st and Reverse - Garage Recommendation
Last Poster: Lewo in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 08:23:35 PM
The other place recommended on here for DSG repairs is a place in Bristol, not exactly on the doorstep but that and the Nottingham one have had high praise.
Think I've saved the link so will have a look.

Here you go.
http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,107090.0.html


Mk5 r32 rear lower bumper wanted
Last Poster: jake-w07 in Wanted on Yesterday at 07:51:38 PM
Ideally after genuine in candy white would be great but dont mind having ot sprayed. No cracks or bits missing


R32 rear diffuser only -wanted
Last Poster: kam in Wanted on Yesterday at 06:22:45 PM
I'm looking for a genuine r32 rear diffuser to have hydro dipped if anyone has anything contact me directly 07772490088 thanks


Re: VIS Motorsport HPFP
Last Poster: just_coolnuh in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:10:29 PM
If you are DIYing feel free to drop me a pm, add me on whatsapp and ill help if you get stuck or have questions etc.

Cheers mate, dont think i will be as im now buying a complete unit but thanks for the offer though!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Shoutbox

Genuine 18" Monza Alloys - Freshly Refurbed
£300.00
Location: Solihull, UK
Collection Only

These are off my MK5 Golf GTI.

They were refurbed days before I bought the car and more or less went straight into storage a few hundred miles later as I got some new wheels.

They are a metallic anthracite grey and have no damage as seen in the photos.

Tyres are budget and near the end of their life so would recommend replacing. They can be and were driven on but I would replace.

Thanks :)
MK5 Golf GTI 3 Door DSG One Off UK Colour High Spec 2005 55
£5450.00
Location: Solihull
Collection Only

A unique opportunity to own this very special 3 door DSG GTI. It truly is a one off specification and has been cared for meticulously throughout its life. Comes with a full Volkswagen Service history, and accompanying paperwork. Only ever run on Shell V Power.
Finished in stunning Deep Violet Pearl this GTI comes with all factory fitted options as listed:
Xenon Headlights
18-inch Monzas
DSG Gearbox
Deep Violet Pearl Metallic Paint, (LC4U)
Vienna anthracite heated leather with electric Lumbar control
Multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift
Electric tilt/slide sunroof
Rear R32 Lights
RCD + VW sound pack (precursor to Dynaudio)
Amplifier fitted under passenger seat + 8 speakers
Cruise control
Climate control
Winter pack
Lighting pack
Comfort pack including heated seats
Auto dim rear-view mirror
Folding heated door mirrors
Coming home / leaving home function
Under seat storage bins

I purchased the car in October last year as my MK7 Golf R was going back, and I hadn't sorted a replacement. The car was purchased from the first owner, who had ordered and collected the car form the Autostadt Main dealer in Wolfsburg Germany. He had a business in Germany and managed to convince them to order a UK specification car in a colour only available in Europe. On collection he asked for the R32 lights to be fitted which was duly done there and then for him. He then used the car daily which involved many trips to Germany (hence the current mileage of around 144k), until he then ordered a new MK7 Golf R and the GTI was garaged as initially he didn't want to sell. Fortunately due to a change in circumstance the car came onto the market and I snapped it up as soon as I saw it. The car was a credit to its former owner and was mechanically spot on, as it had a full Volkswagen Service history, and had been maintained regardless of cost. Cambelt was last changed @ 121k in October 2013.

Being an enthusiast there were some things I wanted to do once I took ownership, so the following work was carried out:
Full GTechnic detail
A visit to AKS for a health check
New Genuine Fuel Filter
New Alternator Pulley
DSG reset
2 x new Continental Sport Contact 5 tyres
New Rear wiper arm, and wipers all round
New high level rear brake light
New genuine 'GTI' carpet set
Suspension refresh including:
Both front lower ball joints
Rear Toe Arm Bushes
Rear Drop Links
Front Lower Dog Bone/Engine Mount

The car then went into VW for an MOT where it was discovered two of the OE springs were cracked. So I had a set of Eibach Pro-Kit Springs fitted by VW, and a full alignment.

I was unhappy with the tapping noise that can become problematic on these cars, so instructed Volkswagen to replace the full Cam Chain kit which included all tensioners, gaskets and the lower oil pickup pipe and a full flush through of the engine. This was all carried out in January and the engine is a quiet as when new. So as you'd expect this particular GTI does really drive and go like new. I have owned many MK5 GTI's and without doubt this goes and handles better than anything I have owned.

So other than the Eibach springs the car has an ITG panel filter, has never been re-mapped and is totally standard. I cannot re-iterate enough how nice this car is to own and drive, and is certainly not your 'usual' MK5 GTI.

So like any car of this age there are a few minus points being totally honest. As pictured the drivers leather seat has a small tear, but the rest of the leather is literally like new. The wheels would benefit from a refurb, but as you will see from the pics still look stunning in the sun. Both wings have been painted by Volkswagen under warranty, and the drivers side actually replaced. Unfortunately the passenger side as pictured has started to bubble again. Obviously still under warranty but I just have not had the time to do this. The usual age related marks here and there, but no panel damage.

The car has an MOT until May next year, with no advisories at all. Viewing is essential and please feel free to ask any questions if I have missed anything out.

Car is located in Solihull for viewing.
Cheers
Nathan

Ultimate Daily - M-sport E90 330d - 6 Speed Manual
£7299.00
Location: Newton Aycliffe
Collection Only


I'm thinking about selling the best daily driver I've ever owned.

Its a 2006 E90 330d  - Rare 6 Speed Manual Gearbox - Full Service History!

- 125k documented miles ( actually low milage for these cars )

- BC Racing coilovers - Camber/castor and damping adjustable

- Brand New Team Dynamic 1.2 Pro Race - 18x9 Square Setup - 20mm rear hub centric spacers

- Brand New Federal RSR Semi Slick's road tyres

- Custom front and rear F series M performance brembo caliper setup from a 2016 car
mated with 335d front discs and 535i rear discs (only e9x in the UK with this conversion)

- E90 M3 - tri stitch steering wheel with piano black inserts ( all buttons fully working )


Has all the best spec and highly desirable spec

- Cruise Control
- Full colour iDrive system ( replaced the iDrive system recently due to a fault )
- Sat Nav
- DAB radio
- Aux play
- Auto Lights
- Auto Wipers
- Auto Dimming Mirrors
- Climate Control
- Full Black Leather
- etc etc

The car has been remapped and had the DPF in the exhaust removed (common issue with the DPF failing on these cars) and is now producing 310bhp and 610nm of torque. Its unbelievably quick for a diesel, the torque is amazing in any gear. It is easy as quick as my E46 M3!

Its extremely comfortable to drive, the suspension is dampening adjustable and on its softest setting its actually softer than the M-sport suspension as standard. It rides extremely well don't be put off by the ride height, its fully functional. It surprises everyone I've had in the car how good it drives considering the way it looks.

There is no scrubbing or rubbing despite the ride height even fully loaded with people and luggage this was an absolute must for me as I wanted to improve the car but not limit its functionality, it also can tackle any speed bump or any road obstacles with ease no underside catching at all, this car has been setup very well. I've spent a lot of time getting the suspension setup to a high standard and I'm now reaping the rewards of this.

It handles like a dream, I've had 4 wheel laser alignment done recently by a specialist that sets up high end supercars so the new tyres will wear evenly and it drives as straight as an arrow.

The brakes are excellent and really provide good feedback. I've read from guys in america its recommended upgrading to the m3 master cylinder with these brakes due to the increased number of pistons per corner but I can't see any need at all, they perform brilliantly.

The pedal feel is excellent, I've had the brake fluid refreshed in the last few month for extra piece of mind. I think the best bit about this car is the brakes, they look fantastic behind the wheels and perform equally as good.

Its truly fantastic to drive leisurely or on a spirited drive equally. This car covers distance better than anything else I've driven. Point to point I can't imagine anything else as capable.

Its excellent on fuel and achieves 40mpg round the town and into the 55's on motorway run. Ive never known a car be such an all rounder and does so many jobs well. I would have this as my only car and be very happy. I'll defiantly regret selling this car, for the money its irreplaceable.

The swirl flaps and all the common 330 issues have been taken care of. Many years of trouble free motoring are ahead of this car.

I've had a number of panels re-painted in the past few months due to stone chips and general wear and tear. Now the car is extreemly tidy with only a very small number of minor imperfections.

The brakes, wheels and tyres have all done less than 1000 miles. The calipers, wheels and tyres are unmarked and as new!

You won't find another e90 like this, its a perfect solution for me as a second car. I don't get bored of driving it daily due to its split personality.

It gets looks everywhere it goes. For value for money I can't think of a better car. What can you buy for this price that will match all its positives!

Tyres are great in both wet and dry, I was worried that putting a performance tyre on this car would maybe ruin it as a daily driver but I could not have been more wrong. There is very little road noise from the tyres and the grip in the dry and the wet is beyond what I was ever expecting. It drives just like a standard car but feels much more solid and planted to the road. I can't stress this enough!

The MOT expires in December but I've no issue putting it in for a fresh 12 month ticket if the price is right, it will fly through a test no issue.

Its got full service history with the last service in the book being 10k ago. Then receipts for filters and fluids thereafter. I've also changed the oil and filter in my short ownership too. You won't need to spend a penny on this car for some time its good to go.

Theres loads of rough and ready poor spec E9x 330d's with automatic box's around for £5-6k - don't be fooled by them, I can't understand why anyone would buy them over this, its false economy. I've seen plenty of poor spec cars with undesirable interiors, no idrive system for the same money as this for sale too!

By all means go look at others before coming to see this, you will realise how good this car is for the age and milage. I'm a BMW enthusiast, having owned 4 330d's previously I like to think I know them very well by now. I also own a number of other BMW's including M cars so you can rest assured I know how to look after these cars.

There's plenty of 335d's knocking about for sale too, horrible auto box and the silly repair bills when stuff breaks every few thousand miles, which it will. If you know your BMW's I'm sure you'll know how bullet proof these 330d's are. The sensible option when buying a powerful 6 cylinder diesel.

I'm in absolutly no rush to sell this car. I know there isn't another as good on sale right now, a good manual 330d is becoming increasing harder to find. They are amazing cars no one sells them! Escpecially in this spec and not forgetting the 4k+ worth of aftermarket parts, this car is an absolute bargain!

I use this car everyday to get to work and back which is only a short drive so the milage won't increase much. The only reason I'm considering selling is I intend to sell a couple of my cars and look at getting an F80 M3 due to my new short commute since changing jobs I really don't need a big mile muncher like this. As much as I love it, its an overkill for my circumstances.

Saying that I don't mind keeping this car till next year if I don't get what I'm looking for, I've turned down so many low ball offers and had a massive amount of interest in the car already. The first person to view this car will buy it.

Any questions please ask, I have lots more photos and can also take more on request. Who ever buys this car will be over the moon with it. I'll regret letting this one go! I'm happy to take anyone out for a long and comprehensive road test to show how sound this car actually is.


Im after £7299 or very nearest offer - reduced on my previous price

07595877154
Located in DL17 postcode - I'll collect anyone from Durham train station for any long distance travellers.

Cheers
Dale.

Genuine grills with rear covers
£55.00
Location: malmesbury
Postage: £6.00
Delivery or Collection

genuine fog grill covers with rear covers used
GTI Mats
£50.00
Location: malmesbury
Collection Only

gti mats front and back are used but nearly brand new
carbon dipped front handles
£80.00
Location: malmesbury
Postage: £6.00
Delivery or Collection

carbon dipped front handles drivers side and passenger used
red stiched handbrake cover
£12.00
Single Image
    Location: malmesbury
    Postage: £4.00
    Delivery or Collection

    red stiched handbrake cover used
    Sold
    Chrome auto headlight switch
    £20.00
    Single Image
      Location: malmesbury
      Postage: £4.00
      Delivery or Collection

      Chrome auto headlight switch used
      GTI foot rest
      £15.00
      Single Image
        Location: malmesbury
        Postage: £4.00
        Delivery or Collection

        GTI foot rest used so would need new sticky tape or screwing into place I used tape
        06F 903 023 FX
        £165.00
        Location: Cork City, Ireland
        Postage: £0.00
        Delivery or Collection

        Brand new genuine alternator, never fitted. Bought this to fix a incessant chirping coming from my engine bay which my mechanic was sure were the alternator bearings, but actually turned out to be the roll bar bushes, so this never got taken out of the box.

        £349.06 from the dealers

        Price includes delivery from Ireland