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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.
Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Christiank in Mk5 General Area on Today at 06:54:32 PM
Manged to finaly get the wirering done for the active TMPS

Also retrofitted heated windshield washer jets, black mk6 golf headliner and pillar trims.

Mk6 gti manuel gear knob
Last Poster: Ant b in Wanted on Today at 06:26:44 PM
After a mk5 gti gear stick and gaiter

Re: Insurance and mods?
Last Poster: Andy in Random Chat on Today at 05:57:13 PM
if it didnt come from factory like that then its a mod your insurance company should known about

Re: Headlight Plug Snapped
Last Poster: lennshow66 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 05:15:04 PM

Search function is all it takes

Thanks already found that page.

Managed to get it sorted using a set of picks I bought for 3 quid. Thanks for everyone's help

Brake Pad Warning Light
Last Poster: lennshow66 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 05:13:38 PM
Hi all,

Just replaced all my brakes but now the warning light is on the dash.

The previous owner of the car or some garage looks like they have cut the connector to the brake pad warning sensor off.

What options do I have here?


Re: Convert lhd to rhd?
Last Poster: m1keh in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:34:36 PM
If you are going to do it buying a rear end crash written off donor car would probably be the best way to go. Would mean you had all the parts sat ready to go...

Or just live with it being a LHD in the UK...

Re: Broken coil spring
Last Poster: Bracey in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:20:30 PM
That makes sense, thanks for that. I’ll go into my local dealer tomorrow and see what the damage is!! If it’s to expensive then I’ll look at second hand. Is the suspension in the GTI and the Edition 30 exactly the same?

Re: Your driving pet peeves...
Last Poster: m1keh in Random Chat on Today at 04:12:32 PM
1. People that treat the lanes on the motorway as 60-70-80
2. People who can't maintain a consistent speed so you end up overtaking them over and over again as the speed up past you, drop in then slow down

Point 2 is especially annoying when you are on cruise cont

Re: How to change your inline thermostats.
Last Poster: Octoparrot in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 04:07:44 PM
So I went to change mine today thinking it'd be a nice easy job. It was, there isn't one! Which is a bit of a bugger as it means I'm going to have to delve into the depths and change the main thermostat.  :doh: if anyone needs a genuine inline thermostat drop me a pm £20 posted. By the way mines an 06 manual BWA.

Re: VWR Intake disappointing
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Performance Modifications on Today at 03:58:13 PM
Thank you @Pudding for explaining how you corrected the issues with the VWR intake. Mine fits a bit better, not sure why. I do think that the engine mounts need to be reinforced so the engine doesn't rock as much. My canister pops out if I don't fit the pipe in a certain position. :\

Re: PO299 turbo underboost code, Loss of power. Possible cam chain issue.
Last Poster: m1keh in Technical Workshop on Today at 03:47:27 PM
DV or PCV sound likely. Also check your boost pipe connections onto the intercooler.

Re: RacingLine TFSI intake kit for K03/K04
Last Poster: Bodyboarder81 in Product Reviews on Today at 03:46:28 PM
Good right up and mods done 👍 Shame  you had to make them though !

I have the revo setup ..... and find it er loud !

Could I ( in your opinion) put a closed filter section on the revo setup instead of the open cone ? Think bmc do one ?

Re: Thinking about selling my Pirelli
Last Poster: TheBALDpuma in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:26:18 PM
Just to try an steer this thread back on track.

My ED30 is approaching 75k miles also but i do less than 7k miles a year so not overly concerned. OP - you mention you feel guilty about putting miles on the car - dont be. They are designed to be driven and enjoyed, not to be garage queens

Re: Boost rpm
Last Poster: m1keh in Performance Modifications on Today at 03:14:55 PM
Have you checked the basics? PCV and the recirc valve? Those failiing will make it slower to build boost.

Re: Forum servers busted?
Last Poster: Andy in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:47:37 AM
Gettings this aswell last night. Also all of my posts need to be checked by Moderators. Not sure if that's a problem with the servers or in the Forum rules. Cannot see anything on the site about it though.

your posts need approving first

Re: Mk5 Gti Cam chain tensioner question
Last Poster: andyiseddy02 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 05:45:02 AM
Crazy expensive or crazy cheap??

Looks cheap to me, four hours labour?, VAT, oil and filter. 

Inline 'stat, internet parts and garage comment.
Last Poster: andyiseddy02 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 05:25:08 AM
Although I have a Passat it has the BWA engine so I pick up lots of knowledge here, plus my son has a nice 3-door steel grey MK5 GTi.

Garage comment. Last year I had mine in at a local specialist to have the main thermostat changed, I wish they had advised that this engine has two of them and changed them both when they were in there.

Internet parts. (Months l

Re: Fuel pump issue
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:42:19 AM
Right, the controller is a PWModulator...so, feed power from it varies in order to maintain fuel's low pressure within its line. The car's battery will supply 300 to 1000 amps(range for most car batteries)...so way more amps than what the pump normally receives when it was directly connected to the battery. I have a Torqbyte PM3 between my controller and lpfp and it takes the signa

Re: P0441 EVAP Emission Control Sys: Incorrect Flow
Last Poster: JTI in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:19:38 PM
Might look at replacing the valve first. Is the correct part no. for the N80 valve 06E-906-517-A? Thanks.

Gt tdi body shell
Last Poster: S88SUV in Wanted on Yesterday at 08:11:16 PM
Wanted tdi 3door body shell with v5. North east but will travel


2006 Reflex Silver Golf GTI
Location: Nottinghamshire
Collection Only

Hi, for sale is my 2006 Reflex Silver Volkswagen Golf GTI, it really is a clean example and mechanically perfect, there are a couple of age related marks due to being 12 years old but really is a nice example and well kept for.

90,400 Miles
Reflex Silver 3 Doors
Full Service History
Cambelt & Waterpump changed January 2016, 71,000 @ Volkswagen Rotherham
Inline & Main thermostat changed April 2017 84,000
Cam Chain and tensioner changed August 2017 86,000
MOT April 30th 2018, last MOT no advisories
Last Serviced February 2018
New front wings painted and blended February 2017 @ Vertu Volkswagen Mansfield
2 keys
2 Previous owners
18" Alloys

Miltek turbo back stainless steel exhaust and sports cat
Evolutions Motorsport intake kit and heat shield
Cam follower & PCV valve changed February 2017 82,437
NGK Iridium IX BKR7EIX Spark plugs
Audi R8 Oil Cap
Black screen wash and coolant caps

Auto headlights
Auto wipers
Auto lock and unlock
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Cruise control
RCD 300
Dual climate control
GTI Mats
MK6 switches
MK6 rear VW emblem
New interior grab handles
Arm rest
Euro cup holder
Cherry hazard switch
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Rear seat armrest
GTI seat inserts
LED interior and registration lights
Boot pop mod

Due to getting a new job, this is the only reason I am selling this car, owned by a real enthusiast, the car is mechanically perfect shown by the last MOT showing no advisories. @Tfsi_Mike can also vouch for this car being a really nice example and needs to be seen.

Any questions feel free to ask,


07530 246946
R32 Rear bumper mk5 bargain!!
Location: Amersham
Postage: £55.00
Delivery or Collection

i have for sale a Genuine R32 rear bumper this is in excellent condition no damage never repaired original R32 blue. It comes as seen in the pictures complete with reflectors and lower diffuser which comes with the usual marks however this bumper does not come with the rear parking sensors this is due to the fact the previous owner reused them along with the towing eyes cover on his US spec r32 bumper.
The bumper could go on as it is has one scratch as shown in the picture which is on the lower section right hand corner and minor scratches on the top section where the tailgate comes down. Please examine the pictures and make sure you are totally happy with this item as i have had issues before and it ends up being hasstle for both me and the buyer i would be more than happy for you to collect this bumper that way there are no issues, postage is also not an issue im happy to pack it securely but will not guarantee it wont get damaged posted several before never an issue,any other questions please contact me for more pictures etc.
Rare Candy White Golf GTI Edition 30
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Postage: £0.00
Delivery Only

Rare Candy White Golf GTI Edition 30 DSG for sale

2 Previous Owners

- Fully loaded with the usual factory spec along with added extras such as: Sunroof, Xenon's, Heated seats, powerfolding mirrors and so on.

123,2xx on the clock

Additions to the car:

- Pioneer AVH-Z5000DAB head unit
-MK7 Clubsport GTI seatbelts
-Retrimmed doorcards & Armrest
-SRS Tec Rear Spoiler
-R8 coilpacks
- Ground Zero Subwoofer

Full extensive VWSH with cambelt and water pump done in the last 20k miles by VW. A folder full of service receipts ££££'s spent on servicing throughout it's life. Do not be put off by the miles, it's been well looked after and it's only ever seen VW for it's servicing.

Mechatronics unit was replaced by previous owner at 90k miles.

Nothing is worse travelling to go see a car to NOT find it exactly how it's described so here are it's bad bits.

- Wheels could do with a refurb if you are an overly fussy person.

- Ever so small rip on the drivers seat bolster.

Overall it's in really good condition, odd age related mark but it's been well looked after and you will have known this if you come across the car over the last few months from what I've done to it.

Stage one machine polish just carried out today by the guys at PWX Detailing in Birmingham.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Cash sale only, unless you are offering me a ridiculous deal on a PX that I would be mad to turn down.


Located in Birmingham
*Reduced* 2007 "57" Edition 30 - Black - 5 door - DSG
Location: London/Essex
Collection Only

2007 "57" Edition 30 (no. 1231)
MOT Till August 2018 - No advisories
85000 miles
Full VW History till 2016
Completely standard
Oil changed every 6 months, and NGK sparkplugs otherwise no engine mods
MFSW and Highline clocks
Folding mirrors with puddle lights

XTRONS android headunit, still have original if required
Good condition
Family owned since 2012 - Has only been to VW for any work until Jan 2017 - all reciepts and stacks of paperwork and all stamped history in original books
Changed DV few months ago for latest revision - Didnt need it but precautionary
2 Keys
Purchased originally from this forum in 2012

Heated seats - AC working been charged several times over the years by VW -
Quick sale

+ reciepts for all work carried out from VW - some major ones listed below

September 2013 - Steering Rack and loom replaced by VW Loughton under recall
March 2012 - 29533 miles - Cambelt change
August 2015 - 64966 miles - Cambelt water pump change

FK Silverline Coilovers
Location: Kent
Collection Only

Hi all, Sold my edition 30 the other month to move to something a little bit more practical whilst buying our first home. Off the back of that and sorting through storage I've found a few bits I've collected over the years. Give me a shout if you've got questions about anything! All listed for collection in the Kent area (Ashford/Maidstone) although I can make arrangements for the items to be in Whitstable/Herne bay if needed. I'm happy to courier all items but this will need to be organised by the buyer, the smaller items I can post but these charges will also be covered by the buyer. I can provide quotes based on location.

Purchased in 2014 but was not fitted to car until 2015. Was on my edition 30 for 2 years, covering roughly 16,000 miles. All working perfectly just needing a quick wipe over.

RRP £450 from Vemon Motorsport when purchased.

Located in Ashford, willing to travel to maidstone, can also arrange to be in Canterbury, Whitstable or Herne bay.

Buyer to arrange courier - I can wrap items but will not be responsible for damages.
Blueflame Suitcase Delete *Price Reduced - Make me an offer*
Location: Kent
Collection Only

Fitted for a year before being replaced with a turbo back exhaust. Loads of clips of the sound online which does the car a treat if wanting to stick with the stock cat. Diameter of pipe is slightly larger than stock so will need to be fitted with a step down, I have lost this piece.

RRP - £250

Located in Ashford, willing to travel to Maidstone, can also arrange to be in Canterbury, Whitstable or Herne bay.

Buyer to arrange courier - I can wrap items but will not be responsible for damages.
R32 - Front Calipers & Carriers. *Price Reduced - Make me an offer*
Location: Kent
Collection Only

Front two calipers in stock red colour. Pistons moving freely and come with stock lines attached. Removed as I fitted a full set which I had reconditioned before purchase of the car. Removed at 65-70K miles, unsure of when fitted. Also have some pads which will be included in sale. Give me a shout if you have any questions.

Located in Ashford, willing to travel to Maidstone, can also arrange to be in Canterbury, Whitstable or Herne bay.

Buyer to arrange courier - I can wrap items but will not be responsible for damages.

(Pictured with GTI rears, not included in this item, see above)
GTI Calipers Front & Rear *Price Reduced - Make me an offer*
Location: Kent
Collection Only

Same as above, all in working condition, fronts removed before I purchased the car, rears removed at 65-70K miles; unsure of when fronts where removed. Will come with everything I have in storage, I believe there are some used pads but no discs. Rears will need new lines.

Ideal upgrade for any non GTI.

Located in Ashford, willing to travel to Maidstone, can also arrange to be in Canterbury, Whitstable or Herne bay.

Buyer to arrange courier - I can wrap items but will not be responsible for damages.

(Pictured with r32 fronts, not included in this item)
GTI Lower Grills
Single Image
    Location: Kent
    Collection Only

    As title, lower grills for fog light surround, in good condition with no scrapes or cracks.

    Unsure of shipping costs will have to quote on location.
    Various Service Items
    Location: Kent
    Collection Only

    All parts for GTI // Edition 30 and are brand new. I am willing to split but not sure if it will be worth it for the postage.

    Bosch Oil Filter
    Crossland Pollen Filter
    Mahle Fuel Filter
    Golf Boot Badge/Handle
    Location: Kent
    Collection Only

    From an 05 model so logo is flat not raised. Little bit of white worm as can be seen in the images. 
    Front Passenger window regulator (5 door) *Price Reduced - Make me an offer*
    Location: Kent
    Collection Only

    Built unit for straight swap into a 5 door, bought for a 3 door but the pulleys are too short. No motor included.

    Standard non cruise indicator stalk.
    Location: Kent
    Collection Only

    As above, part no can be seen in images. Removed from an 05 golf in 2013.
    3dr Car mats
    Single Image
      Location: Kent
      Collection Only

      Non genuine mats, brand new and never fitted. Bought two pairs to use in winter driving but never got around to using these. Perfect fit for Oval holders.
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