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Help Mark and the guys at Awesome GTI
on April 23, 2016, 07:43:48 AM
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Re: New Member Midlands :)
Last Poster: Bozz in New Member Intro's on Today at 03:03:18 PM
Nice looking motor mate & welcome to the site

Re: This looks interesting - Red MFD clocks to colour bespoke screen and menu
Last Poster: MateyGuv in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:45:37 PM
Not sure who can do it but I've seen a GTI Pirelli with a mk3 Scirocco colour cluster fitted and a PolarFIS Advanced.

Re: Is it worth it?? Milltek Centre
Last Poster: AJP in Performance Modifications on Today at 02:11:11 PM
Looks like you passed with ease.

I'll be honest, I'm quite happy with my performance, I just wanted a little more noise currently (not much) and was hoping just adding a non-res centre pipe was the answer as a Miltek one is sub £150.
By going the sports-cat or de-cat route (which is i

Re: Ebay screwing me over?
Last Poster: ali6n2 in Random Chat on Today at 02:10:26 PM
Hi mate

Ive had this before. Not sure about the other bits but I claimed the money back from Royalmail. Just give them the item number/listing and they will refund the sale price.

Re: GTI Edition 30 - Tornado Red - DSG
Last Poster: AJP in Members Rides on Today at 01:58:08 PM
The clips are about 40 quid each from what I've seen by the way!!!

Any links, i cant find them anywhere!? :sad1:

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Re: How to respectfully park next to another GTI owner...
Last Poster: nkp in Spotted on Today at 01:44:16 PM
That is how it should be but @monte beat me to my first point. So onto my second - did you move that trolley that had been dumped? Another rear quarter ding waiting to happen if the wind gets up.  :smiley:

Another one of my hates that people do rather than putting trolleys back....... :thinking:<

Last Poster: PhilNUK in Performance Modifications on Today at 01:13:38 PM
cheers for the replies

Ordered the GFB D+ and a cam follower.... unfortunately I missed the ebay links so have paid the postage. Car is booked in for service on Saturday though so as long as they arrive before then, which they will as I just got a text from DPD saying they will be delivered tomorrow, then all is good!

Re: Audi S5 4.2 V8
Last Poster: J400uk in Other VAG on Today at 12:38:35 PM
I sold it in the end last month, great car but couldn't really justify the running costs alongside the GTD. Would definitely recommend though

I'm now looking at getting a used BMW 640d next year to replace both, S5 performance with sensible mpg hopefully!

Re: Openbox V8S
Last Poster: akbarirfan in Random Chat on Today at 12:30:43 PM
I used to have one, currently using a Zgemma H2S with a ViX image.

Re: MK5 GTI Car Mats
Last Poster: Juliand in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:51:13 AM
It's personal preference, but I think that velour/ fabric mats are much better than rubber - depends on what you bring in on yer boots, I suppose. I paid something like that at TPS a few months back for the fabric ones with red logo and red edge stitching. They are OEM VW and look/fit very good

Re: Help please , another what's it worth
Last Poster: Juliand in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:45:36 AM
Why do you say second owner since 2007? How many before 2007? Not having a go, just be careful in how it's described, as it can look as though you're trying to hide something.....

With that spec / mileage etc, I would have thought demand would be high, as there aren't that many like that.

VW eBay Android Tablet Stereo
Last Poster: nkp in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Today at 11:43:55 AM
Has anyone any experience of these?

I've seen reviews for some of the other android 4.2.2 units on here and this one looks like an xtrons one based on what i can tell. Seems to be made/rebadged by a company cal

Re: New Car: 2010 S3 Sprint Blue - Build Thread
Last Poster: jayha11 in Members Rides on Today at 10:46:23 AM
Stunning!! That blue is just stunning!!

I noticed your golf was a 5 door and the Audi is 3. How do you find it practical wise??

I can't really go back to a 3 door for a few years yet :ashamed: :ashamed:

My little ones just make having a 3 door a total pain!!

Re: Change of ride height, unintentional...
Last Poster: flashp in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:40:22 AM
This post maybe more appropriate on another forum........weightwatchers  :laugh:


Poldark Returns :(
Last Poster: Bozz in Random Chat on Today at 10:34:35 AM
So poldark returns to our screens at the weekend,,, I've already been told by my wife if I want to watch anything else Sunday evening I best record it,,,, Cos nothing can get in the way of her Mr Poldark, Aidan Turner you've got a lot to answer for lol. PS I do like the locations but that's it

Re: Car turned on with dashboard airbag sensor unplugged
Last Poster: lukemk5gti in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:34:05 AM
Most scan tools only pick up engine OBD2 codes, nothing manufacturer specific or for any other systems such as ABS, airbags etc.

Find someone with a VW specific tool such as VCDS and ask them to clear the code. Will take about a minute to do


Or t

Re: iPhone 6s White
Last Poster: Eccie in Wanted on Today at 10:30:42 AM
I've got a black one that is in vcg. Depends on the prices of the new ones whether I'll be selling.

Thanks Rich but it'll just have to be white (I'm told :slap::wink:

Re: Aircon delete
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:27:54 AM
I used to think the same way, but this year AC has been a godsend, even if it is a little lacking in the MK5 (I.e. takes ages, imo, to get the cabin temp down).

Do the pipes come into the car at the same place on both left and right hand drive?  Just thinking there might be an OEM blanking option from LHD/RHD differences, or lesser models with no AC?

Climate s

Re: 4WD R30T Mk2......Version 2
Last Poster: nkp in Other VAG on Today at 10:07:02 AM
Wow what a build. Any recent pictures of this?


RNS315 Sat Nav with built in bluetooth and DAB
Location: Leeds
Postage: £15.00
Delivery or Collection

Used, in good condition, has the code. Has built in bluetooth, so doesn't require any additional bluetooth module to connect phone, supports DAB aswell. Comes with GPS antenna and loom with mic for bluetooth.

Genuine BBS Speedline 19" 2pc alloys with tyres
Location: Preston
Collection Only

Et48,CB 57.1,8.5x19,tyres 235-35-19
2xNankang with at least 5mm tread all round
Few curb marks nothing too bad,could do with a polish
I plastidipped the centres to match my car but can easily peel off,I done one to show condition
They are polished faces with black barrels
Only selling as putting car back to standard and got a Golf R instead
Pm me
Cheers paul
Fk High sport coilovers
Location: cradley heath
Collection Only

brand new fk high sport coilover kit with skf topmounts which are new also £150 for them together will not split
this kit will only fit the 50mm not 55mm

other bits for sale
number plate wiring loom and one light £10
boot mechanism £10
arm rest duct £5

Golf mk5 GTi front bumper - Black
Location: Leicester, East Midlands
Collection Only

For sale a Golf Mk5 GTi front bumper in metallic diamond black (paint code LC9Z).

It is in very good condition & has recently been repainted by the previous owner, so no major dents or scratches, can literally go straight onto your car (all fixings and lugs are intact).

Only reason for sale is that I purchased it by mistake as a replacement for my Edition 30, and then realised the Edition 30 bumper is subtly different to the GTi.

Comes complete as pictured, with inserts and built in GTi  lower splitter.

Collection only due to size, although could meet half way for a small fee.
2007 Candy White MK5 Golf GTI 5 door DSG ED30 Replica
Location: Leicester
Collection Only


Have decided to move to a mk6 GTI or maybe a 7R so have decided to take the plunge and put my golf up for sale.

Have enjoyed owning and driving this car for the past two years. Still drives strong and pulls well.

As you can see from the pictures, the car has had a few upgrades. Performance wise is completely standard but I've made 'OEM' changes where I've felt made the car look better. List of changes and options below:

Genuine Edition 30 pescara alloys with continental tyres all round (No kerbing)
Genuine Edition 30 rear valance
Colour coded side skirts
Replica front splitter
Smoothed US spec front grill
Genuine xenon headlights with washers
Genuine Edition 30 rear lights
Heated electric folding mirrors
Electric sunroof
Genuine VW Polo stubby arial
Mk6 golf rear bootlid handle
Front Fog lights
Rear parking sensors

Drivers electric front seat
Cruise control
RNS510 head unit with latest maps installed with video in motion
MDI dock in the armrest with iPod connector
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Multi function steering wheel
Genuine GTI embossed floor mats
Passenger seat handle with GTI plate
Cherry red hazard switch
Tartan cloth interior
Highline cluster
Front footwell lights
Auto lights
Front and rear armrest

The car has full Volkswagen service history and I am the second owner on the car. Prior to me it was an elderly gentleman who used the car on the motorway to commute between Leicester and Cornwall for his business. As it stands it has done 123k miles (which may creep up as its my daily drive) the previous owner did all his work with Parkway Leicester VW and I continued the service history with them. It has has had the cam belt and water pump and DSG oil changed in my ownership and has also had a major service and more recently a minor service carried out by them.

I have also changed the PCV valve, Diverter valve (rev D) cam follower and one of the injectors changed while I've had it. Please see service history listed below:

21/1/2008 - internal service 21,000 miles
17/11/2008 - oil change service including dust and poll on filter 33,000 miles
Date and mileage not included - DSG Oil change with spark and air filter
17/09/2010 - oil change service 62,000 miles
30/11/2011 - oil change service with long life oil uses 75,000 miles
14/02/2013 - major service 85,000 miles
07/03/2014 - air con and oil change service 101,000 miles
19/12/2014 - DSG oil changed 111,000 miles
24/2/2015 - major service including oil change service with spark plugs and filters 113,000 miles
02/09/2015 - cam belt and water pump changed 118,000 miles
20/02/2016 - minor service and oil change

The car has also has had the rear boot lid and front arches and sills replaced by VW under their 12 year paintwork warranty.

MOT runs out in May 2017 - has just been done and passed with no issues.

Also to note, the car is a 2007 registered but does come with an AXX engine.

Negative points are that the car with the miles does have a couple of stone chips which I have had touched in with the VW Touch up pen. The passenger side mirror does have a crack in it from when it was knocked over but cosmetic and can be fixed. The centre console around the DSG gear selector has some scratches which again is purely cosmetic. Tyres will probably need changing soon if you want to be picky and the windscreen also has a crack along the bottom however this appears to be filled in and has not failed the MOT. It's never caused me a problem so I've never felt the need to replace it.

My build thread will have more details on my journey the car and more pictures available on there if required. Car is HPI clear and has no finance or anything outstanding on it and has always been run on Shell V power in my ownership.


I'm sure I must have missed something so if there's anymore questions feel free to ask.