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

Help Mark and the guys at Awesome GTI
on April 23, 2016, 07:43:48 AM
Guys show your support and share this as much as possible for our friends at Awesome


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Re: Jay's Golf Coupe "racek0r" project.
Last Poster: xjay1337 in Members Rides on Today at 10:44:40 AM
We just want as much air into and exhaust out of as possible

We are sorting upgraded cams
We had some ready to be machined but the costs are such that we've found one someone has already had some reprofiled. We are in the process of precuring these instead.

Re: DSG faults
Last Poster: slix in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:43:31 AM
Hi Doylebros, hope you're well. Ok thanks, worth a shot. However, I think It may be slightly different story to yours - this car hasn't been driven in quite a while. The calipers were stuck when I first went to see it. I will clear the DTCS and go again -  see if the drive improves.

Re: Bottom grill removal on a VW Golf mk5 2008
Last Poster: slix in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:42:05 AM
Yeah as said above. Pretty easy to do once you can get to tabs behind.

Re: Help - Air con
Last Poster: Oldy in New Member Intro's on Today at 10:24:48 AM
Stealthwolf is spot on, it should run all the time.  I had mine replaced recently at a total cost of £370 (including parts, labour and re-gas) so £500 seems high to me.

One word of warning, mine lasted 5 days because a stone killed it off. Have a look at my post in the General Area: "New Air-con Condenser "Killed" by a Stone".  It contains a link showing how mesh can be

Re: powervalve website down?
Last Poster: Powervalve Nige in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:18:35 AM
Our site was hacked last week - which is a real pain...
So we are taking the opportunity to develop a new site  :happy2:
The link to FB keeps everyone updated with new projects etc, whilst anyone wishing to contact me can do so on here or by email.
If any one requires images for the huge range of MK5 systems please get in touch.
PS thanks f

Re: Worrying issue with new GTI
Last Poster: chrism3 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:52:43 AM
The photo hasnt been taken dead on from the back because you can see the right wing mirror but not the left.

Its just wheel alignment anyway, nothing to worry about probably.

Re: Can't access this site using wifi or home Internet...
Last Poster: slix in Random Chat on Today at 09:48:23 AM
A bit of an annoying one really. It's been going on for as long as I can remember now and need to get it sorted.

I cannot access this site through my home Internet, it just says page cannot be displayed or connection refused etc. Yet when I turn wifi off on my phone and access using mobile d

Re: Help me choose my next motor!
Last Poster: Kai96 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:46:07 AM
RS3 8P/8V depending on your budget

Re: Mp3 and phone button
Last Poster: bikergeorge in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Today at 08:36:07 AM
Look at this on eBay  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121545513649

Bought one of these, should do it all I hope

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

Re: NIP for 35 mph in 30 Zone!
Last Poster: stealthwolf in Random Chat on Today at 07:45:09 AM
The APCO threshold is 35 mph. I am within the threshold - ie not over 35,  36 being the apparent trigger, unless I have mis-understood it.
Threshold in this case means the speed at which you're charged. So If you were doing 34mph, you would have been okay. 35mph and above and they

Re: Land Rover Mondials
Last Poster: golfmck1980 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 07:11:16 AM
Looks good but bloody hell they are a heavy wheel

Last Poster: Ninja in Mk5 General Area on Today at 06:36:48 AM
I know your pain mate. Took months for my car to be fixed.

Keep on at them though, their job is to save money do forget, so they'll be doing all they can to mitigate loss and cut costs.

Re: White Headlight Bulbs
Last Poster: maxitrol in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Today at 01:09:23 AM
used the ring xenon extreme bulbs

Mk5 gti engine wanted axx engine code
Last Poster: VwMk5gti in Wanted on Today at 12:40:16 AM
Hi guys

Looking for engine for mk5 golf gti axx engine code

Re: BBS alloys 18"
Last Poster: mrggg in Wanted on Yesterday at 11:34:40 PM
Have you seen these in the for sale section?

Petes a top bloke but couldnt agree on the price :p not far off tho.

Re: Tornado red edition 30 rear bumper
Last Poster: SurreyED30 in Wanted on Yesterday at 11:22:41 PM
Still looking :happy2:

Last Poster: AJP in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:59:56 PM
If it's not changing gear quickly then you won't get the sudden change in back pressure that causes the farts. DSG changes should be fast. Find a specialist who knows what they're doing with DSG. Absence of fault codes doesn't prove absence of faults.

Re: Latest MK5 registered?
Last Poster: Ninja in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:29:57 PM
However I think their price is a tad optimistic. 11.5K for a MK5!!! There's one on AT with around 30,000 miles for less than 7.

Re: R32 rear valance for MK5 GTI bumper and R32 Back Box
Last Poster: Ninja in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:21:12 PM
R32 rear end should have been standard on ED30's

Exhaust trims!!!!
Last Poster: Ninja in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:18:40 PM
Exhaust trims? Do you mean the plastic surround or the tips?


MK2 Leon BBS Supercopa 18" wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres 225/40/18
Location: Nottingham
Collection Only

These wheels were purchased 1 year ago direct from Seat

Tyres purchased at the beginning of the year so still have 6-7mm as you can see in the picture.
Receipts available for both wheels and tyres

These are virtually unmarked and you can see how well they have cleaned up from a 30 minute clean. 1 tiny road rash mark on one of the wheels where it looks like a stone has flicked up. Less than the size of a pea. Again pictured. It's not a kerb mark. I've been round the wheels and this is the only mark that I can see; they are unmarked everywhere else. 

Price reduced to £600 for a quick Sale. 

Collection from Nottingham preferable.

Contact on here or via email: martz2003@hotmail.com

Can provide more pics on request.
breaking golf gti
Location: enfielld
Postage: £1.00
Delivery Only

2005 golf gti breaking for parts

engine starts but is leaking oil out the cam chain case

i have removed and stored loads of parts


r32 genuine rear bumper in blue £300
r32 blue genuine side skirts £130

too many parts please ask for prices

enfield en35jg
Genuine BBS CK (18x8 ET44, 5x112) in Audi Titanium Grey
Location: Northants
Postage: £0.00
Delivery or Collection

4x Genuine BBS CK wheels in the rarer 18x8 fitment in Audi Titanium Grey gloss finish.
Listing for the WHEELS + CENTER CAPS ONLY.

Front two wheels are in good but used condition will need a refurb' to be cosmetically perfect again, with some rim lip kerbing' and a stone chip or two.

The rear two wheels are in good but used condition, with the odd nick or stone chip from usual wear and tear through the warm/cold seasons at motorway speeds etc... With a good deep wheel decontaminate clean (E.G. ironX) they will come up nicely. Please use pictures as a reference.

The wheels were professionally painted in this colour from brand new, when silver. No buckling, misshaping or welding.

Wheels are;
- 18" and 8J wide
- ET 44
- 10.7kg approx per wheel (dry weight)
- 5 x 112 PCD bolt Volkswagen fitment/standard 57.1 centre bore
- Finished in Audi black edition Titanium grey gloss, paint code L8AU - (You cannot buy brand new Grey BBS CK in 18x8J)
- Genuine black BBS black/white/silver centre caps included

Based in Northants. Will courier to UK only for no extra cost above agreed price. Collection is welcome.

Mk5 golf edition 30 2008 stage 1 remap DSG low mileage   **big spec**
Location: Tamworth
Collection Only

The time as come to sell my ED30,  I've owned the car for just over 3 years and it's been faultless and always well looked after and wanted for nothing.

50400 miles
MOT till may 2017

Xenon headlights
High line
Cruise control
Heated washers
Heated mirrors
Fold in mirrors
Puddle lights
Heated seats (standard)
iPod connection in arm rest
auto light/wipers
Climate control
Flat tyre indicator
Low Washer fluid level
ITG Maxogen air filter (still got standard in storage)
AMD stage 1 remap (last rolling road 13/4/2014 @282bhp (since had the maxogen fitted)
Chrome rings over climate duals
Chrome window and mirror buttons
Miltek non-res centre section
Miltek rear silencer
Miltek 80mm gti tips

1) VW 8836m 9/3/09 service
2) VW  17312 31/3/10 service
3) VW 22754 24/2/11 service
4) VW 28878 22/2/12 service
5) AMD 30889 10/11/12 cambelt changed
6) VW 31872 5/4/13 service and brake fluid change
7)  38808 23/3/14 service
Cam follower, DV valve, fuel filter, NGK iridium bkr7eix spark plugs fitted
8 40456 DSG oil replaced
9) 23/5/15 45624 serviced
10) 49717 16/6/16 serviced (rear Brembo pads also fitted)

Castrol edge 5w30 as always been used since I've owned the car

It as 3 eagle f1's and one Bridgestone ponzena tyres fitted all with good tread I'll get the depth off them over next few days

The car had a new mechratronics in July 2012 under warranty I have the invoice to show for that, I have all sorts of paper work to go with the car and all my receipts with work I have carried out and stamped with our work company stamp

The car hasn't got a dent on it, Bonnet and splitter having stone chips and there is a slight mark on the splitter shown in the picture above and also a slight mark around the dsg surround.

I'm sure iv forgotten a few things so any more information or pictures please ask, excellent buy for someone and I'm sure 1st to see won't be disappointed

Danny 07962371474
57 Plate Candy White Mk5 Golf GTI Edition 30 - No 1407
Location: Milton Keynes
Collection Only

Sadly the time has come for me to depart with my beloved Edition 30 Golf Gti. This has been by far the best and most enjoyable car I’ve ever owned, but with a company car having recently become available to me I feel now is the right time to say goodbye.

The car is a 3 door finished in Candy White – Edition 30’s are difficult to come by in this colour and this is a definite head turner!

I’ve owned this car since December 2011, purchased from Dove House Motor Company with approximately 36k miles on the clock. I’ve always taken pride in my cars and this has been no exception receiving a full professional exterior detail and correction in 2014 and has only ever been washed and detailed otherwise by myself!

The car is advertised at £10,800 inclusive of all OEM Parts listed at the end of the advert and the Limited Edition 19” BBS RX-R Alloy wheels. Sensible Offers will be considered and I wish to reserve the right to sell these alloys separately pending negotiation on sale price - Please no PX or silly offers.

Test drives will only be available on proof of valid fully comprehensive insurance and ID. The car is located in Milton Keynes and further photographs will aim to be provided in the coming days once the Pescara Alloys have been re-fitted. If you have any questions or would like additional, specific photos of the car, please feel free to contact me.

07912490730 - feel free to text or call. If i dont answer immediately leave a message and I'll endeavour to call back.

The car will be advertised elsewhere in the coming days. Thanks for looking!

Basic Specification
Three door in Candy White – Owned since December 2011
2.0l TFSI Engine
6 Speed Manual Transmission
81,880 miles (increase will be marginal being a second car)
Full Service History
Serviced and MOT’d in October 2016
Cam follower, cam belt and water pump replaced at key service intervals
Two Keys, VW Books and Supporting Receipts and Paperwork
Private Plate will not be included

Engine & Performance
Forge Twintake Induction Kit
Full Milltek Non-Resonated R32 Style Exhaust with Sports Cat
Forge Diverter Valve
Audi R8 Ignition Coils
Uprated Stainless Steel Short Shifter and linkage
Stage 2 Revo Remap (Estimated 311-325 bhp)
-   Stage 1 Remap with Forge DV performed by Vagtech in Milton Keynes
-   Stage 2 Remap performed by AKS Tuning in Bedford.
Superpro Engine Mount
Neuspeed Carbon Fibre Engine Cover (Stock Engine Cover and air filter will be provided)
Black Washer and fluid bottle caps

Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
H&R Monotube height adjustable ‘low’ coilovers
Full front end Superpro Poly Bushes
Superpro Anti-Lift Kit
Uprated Porsche Brembo Calipers (“Not Quite So Big Brake Kit”) with recently replaced brake discs and pads.
5mm spacers all round with front end hub extenders
Original 18” BBS Pescaras will be supplied with locking wheel bolts and new Wolfsburg Centre Caps (two new tyres, two part worn, no damage to alloys and have recently been resealed)
19” BBS RX-R Alloy wheels in Gold will be supplied with the car if sold for asking price – I wish to reserve the right to sell these separately pending any sale negotiations. (4 x part worn tyres, 1x alloy with very light marking)

Exterior & Lighting
R32 Rear end Conversion with Dual Milltek exhaust
LED Bulbs fitted all round (exception of rear indicator bulbs)
Hella Xenon-Look Headlamps
'Open’ fog light surrounds
6000K HID Kit installation for dipped beams
Carbon wrapped grille with white ‘lipstick’ and magnetic plate modification (Spare Stock Grille will be provided with Red ‘Lipstick’)
Mk6 3D Boot Badge with White Vinyl inserts

VW Edition 30 Plaque Stating Build Number 1407
Flat bottom steering wheel with red stitching
Heated half leather and GTI tartan ‘Interlagos’ seats with electric lumbar adjustment
Climate Control with auto lights and wipers
Mid-line dash display
Air Conditioned Glove Box
Convenience pack (Includes coming home lights)
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Heated wing mirrors
‘GTI’ Seat Handle inserts
Cherry Red Hazard Light Replacement
Retrofitted leather armrest with usb/ipod connection (Iphone 5 lead is currently included but lightning cable will need to be purchased if required)
Retrofitted RCD 300 touch screen head unit with 6 CD Changer, SD Card input and ipod media play – This is a DAB Head Unit but aerial has not been fitted (Stock headunit will be provided)
Interior LED’s have been fitted all round with the exception of vanity bulbs above sun visor
Sunstrip and Interior window tints
Genuine VW carpet mats

Additional Info
A number of OEM Parts can be supplied with the sale of the car if required. A list of these are below (inclusive of those previously mentioned).
-   4x 19” BBS RX-R Alloy Wheels in Gold with part worn tyres (pending sale negotiation)
-   Second Set of Alloys will be provided in Richbrook Wheel Covers (pending sale negotiation)
-   OEM VW Engine Cover with Air Box
-   OEM Front Brake Calipers
-   OEM Front Grille with License plate plinth and red ‘lipstick’
-   OEM Ignition Coils
-   OEM Washer and Fluid Bottle Caps (blue)
-   Stock Cat-Back Exhaust System Only
-   Spare Edition 30 Badge
-   OEM Door Mirror Covers in red (Intention was to wrap or paint these)
-   OEM Cup Holder (Replaces Arm Rest Installed)
-   Original VW Head Unit