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Forge engine caps
on May 20, 2018, 04:46:40 PM
Anyone know where I can get these caps in chrome? I saw them a few years back before I got my Edition 30 but I've spent weeks looking for some and can only find ones for the mk7 GTI.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Oil Temp sensor
Last Poster: f00glee in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:16:32 PM
You cannot read oil temperature from the climatronic "secret menu". Some lists report that its possible but so far as I can see its a myth. From this menu, you can only read things that the climate control might care about or may help in diagnosing the HVAC system. Oil temperature, boost pressure etc don't fall into that category.

To check for sure, use VCDS and look at

RCD 500 mp3 discs, strange characters in display
Last Poster: els904 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 10:01:58 AM
Something that has been niggling me for a while.
mp3 discs created using iTunes - using 3 different Apple computers.
Some track names have a couple of spurious characters at the beginning. Always the same two foreign language characters.
There doesn't appear to be any logic as to which tracks are affected.
Any clues anyone?

Re: Shaun's GT TDI
Last Poster: Stupots in Members Rides on Today at 09:02:17 AM
Come on @shaunnorris7 put some pics up :)

Re: 2.0 TFSI engine code differences
Last Poster: Craig Stanley in Mk5 General Area on Today at 07:08:35 AM
How can I find out if my axx has the revision b cam or not. It's a 2005 and reading this concerns me as I'm running stage 2+. Thanks

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Re: Worth Repairing my GTI?
Last Poster: Dave J in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:00:27 PM
Reckon it's had it. Any insurance company will write that off. If you have the means to buy it back & repair, then it could be worth it if you are happy with the CAT rating. Depends if you have the time & space - I certainly didn't on my mkiv, but I should have bought it back if I had space...

Re: Boost/power issue
Last Poster: Chesto18 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:55:18 PM
Boost likely DV valve.

Jerking around 3-4K could be misfire. Does the engine light flicker?

Wanted MK6 GTI Cloth Seats
Last Poster: Golf5 GT in Wanted on Yesterday at 02:46:33 PM
Hiya Guys I’m currently looking for a set of MK6 GTi cloth seats.

Re: Roof bars and bike racks?
Last Poster: akbarirfan in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:25:44 PM
Hi All,

What bike racks are the community using in 2018?

Desperately need one so that I can still use my boot and rear seats!


18x8 Wheels
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Wanted on Yesterday at 01:45:27 PM
Hi, i'm bored of my wheels so am on the hunt for new ones, ideally 18x8 without tyres. I'm open to anything.

Re: New to me GTI
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:24:50 AM
Alright everyone, just bought a 07 GTI BWA engine in Graphite Blue, it's done 87k, got to say enjoying being back in a quick car! But I get a funny feeling that mine has been remapped, not sure  :confused: Everything else looks standard in the engine bay. Boost if stock is usually a peak

Re: Your driving pet peeves...
Last Poster: Dogma in Random Chat on September 17, 2018, 09:47:31 PM
Black cabs. Act like they own the road, belching black soot whilst doing u turns immediately after they pull out in front of you with jaundice yellow headlights. Even worse as a passenger.

I thought they did. 

Re: Double-checking replacement battery before I buy :)
Last Poster: probedb in Mk5 General Area on September 17, 2018, 07:47:39 PM
Cheers, yeah I think it's an OEM branded Varta rather than with Varta branding :)

Re: Suspected Thermostat Issue - Opinions?
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on September 17, 2018, 03:04:29 PM
So TPS had the parts on Saturday, had a whole Sunday free to do the work - and I needed all of it! 8 hours (much of which fighting silly things, like spring clips and seized pipes) later and job done.

First run up to temperature saw much nicer engine & radiator temps, with the thermostat

Re: Dip stick tube replacement?
Last Poster: 6waysforward in Technical Workshop on September 17, 2018, 11:06:40 AM
I did this recently as my tube had a broken mount and the dipstick its self was starting to crack.
Take dipstick out
Undo bolt holding tube to inlet manifold
Pull and twist on the tube to remove
Smear a dab on engine oil on the new tube seal and new dipstick seal
Push new tube on
Do up the bolt holding it to the inlet
Put new dipstick in.

Seat Slider Handle
Last Poster: AntzGti in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on September 17, 2018, 09:38:58 AM

Can anyone confirm if the seat slider handle, the one that you lift to adjust forward & backwards position can be replaced?

The passenger side one looks like a small dog has been gnawing away at it and it looking fugly now.


Re: Rear USB install?
Last Poster: gtipirelli in Mk5 General Area on September 16, 2018, 10:28:06 PM
I have a cigarette lighter type socket in the boot only a few feet away from the rear drivers side passenger seat that we used to use for our daughters phone/tablet charging. A one metre iPhone cable worked quite well. It is closer than the one in the front centre dashboard

Sorry can’t help with the specific question above

Re: BBS centre caps for Monza 2
Last Poster: MIJ_JAGGER in Mk5 General Area on September 16, 2018, 09:57:38 PM
Fresh new VW centre caps look better imo...

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: MIJ_JAGGER in Mk5 General Area on September 16, 2018, 09:56:21 PM
Those looks incredible, are they R32 lights?... Putting that on the list
Skyline mod with quad indicators

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Re: Revo help
Last Poster: colesey in Revo Zone on September 16, 2018, 09:42:47 PM
Suggest just the HPFP upgrade then and not the downpipe also otherwise you will be slipping the clutch with the combined extra torque. This way is cheaper and doesn’t give any issues with MOT.

Re: Mk5 stage 1 remap recommendations in Surrey/ South East
Last Poster: Gonzo in FAQ's on September 16, 2018, 08:38:18 PM
I've heard lots of good things about rtech but it is a fair distance from me. I would prefer something more local. I have looked at AMD, my local Revo dealer and JF automotive. I hadn't considered Blue fin, but will take a look now. If anyone has had any dealings with AMD and JF Automotive I'd be interested to hear any feedback. Thanks


VW Golf GTI 5 door.  2006 (56).  Shadow blue. 93,000 miles.
Location: Colchester, Essex
Collection Only

Seven years ago, I searched for months to find a GTI this good.

Factory fitted upgrades:
DSG auto gearbox with paddle change, electric sunroof, heated leather seats, multi-function steering wheel, highline dash computer, 18” VW Monza alloy wheels, beautiful shadow blue metallic paint.

Standard features:
Electric one-touch windows all round, dual zone automatic climate control air conditioning, radio/CD with six speakers, automatic lights and wipers, tyre pressure monitoring system, full remote one-touch closure, alarm/immobiliser.

First registered Dec 2006.  4 previous owners.  Current (non-smoker) owner since 2011.  Always garaged.   

Service History:
MOT until March 2019 (no advisories).
Serviced in February 2018.
Cambelt, water pump and DSG service completed 2017.
Aircon compressor and pressure switch replaced, regassed and working perfectly.
Run exclusively on Shell V Power fuel and fastidiously maintained by VW specialists. 
I have a very comprehensive file, including HPI and receipts from when I bought it. 

Bodywork is in excellent condition with no corrosion, even on the infamous front wing!
There is a scratch on the tailgate (see photo) and the inevitable minor stone chips.
Goodyear Eagle F1 assymmetric 3 tyres are in good condition, including the unused space saver spare.  Tread is min 4mm front, 6mm rear.
The 18" Monza wheels were originally diamond cut but were powder coated in 2012 to prevent “white worm” corrosion.  These would benefit from another treatment as they’ve started to bubble around the valves (I’m being picky!)

It might sound like a cliché but this car really drives like new.  The car has never been modified.    The DSG gearbox is smooth and fault-free.  The engine is quiet and clean-running.  It comes with two keys.  It’s all set for many more problem-free miles.  I’m based in Essex but regularly visit Kent & Surrey. I'm only selling because my teenagers inherited their legs from a giraffe.
Golf V VI Badge Emblem Rear View Camera
Location: Leeds
Postage: £0.00
Delivery Only

Used. Removed from G6.
Part number 5K0 827 469 AQ /5K0827469AQ
Blue plug, so works without module..
Premium bluetooth kit with audio streaming
Single Image
    Location: Leeds
    Postage: £5.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Selling premium bluetooth kit with audio streaming.
    Supports all phones
    Works with RNS/RCD510,315 etc. units
    Supports MK6 MFSW and/or white/colour instrument cluster.

    Kit consist of module 5k0..730D, inline loom and mic. Plug and play, doesn't need to cut or solder any wires.

    VW RNS315 Satnav headunit with DAB & BT
    Location: Leeds
    Postage: £15.00
    Delivery or Collection

    In good used condition. Has the code. Has built DAB radio and bluetooth. West EU V9 maps loaded on HDD.
    240 collected from Leeds or 255 delivered. If paying via PayPal + fees or a gift. Cheers
    MK5 Golf GTI DSG, Black 5 Door
    Location: Walthamstow, London
    Collection Only

    VW Golf GTI


    5 Door


    6 speed Auto DSG Gearbox

    Leather heated seats

    18" monza alloys with Goodyear F1 E3 tyres 1 continental

    Xenon Headlights with custom DRL strip and sweeping indicators, LED dipped and LED full beam bulbs

    Rear R32 Lights with skyline mod

    S3 Big Brake upgrade with brembo pads and discs

    Pre cat delete with Milltek non resonated catback exhaust

    RTECH stage 1 remap 258BHP

    Ramair air intake with modified engine cover

    Multifunction steering wheel with F1 paddle shifts

    Retrimmed faux leather steering wheel cover

    LED Door warning lights

    Highline Trip Computer

    Factory Rear Parking Sensors

    Reverse Mirror Dip

    6 cd changer Radio system

    Interior LED upgrade package

    Tinted windows

    112k mileage - solid engine!

    HPI Clear

    10 months MOT

    Full service History

    DSG Gearbox services at 94K

    GFB DV+ diverter valve

    Work recently done, Timing belt, cam follower change, pcv valve change, oil pickup pipe changed, full service including NGK spark plugs, Powerflex Engine mount insert.

    Previous owner had rear springs, air Condition pump and front wings sprayed and replaced under warranty

    Car drives really smooth, through all gears, no noisy engine noises or creaks. Private plate coming off today
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