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Re: Tackled my headlights today
Last Poster: Lewo in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Yesterday at 11:29:53 PM
Top job chap  :happy2:
What sealant did you use?


Re: What is the definition of a mid life crisis car?
Last Poster: FJ1000 in Random Chat on Yesterday at 11:11:07 PM
Bought the TT








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Re: Modern Classics magazine ED30 for feature
Last Poster: 19TW80 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:00:05 PM
I'm with @Rawhide - I'm either in SW London or West Sussex, and would happily loan my Ed30 if this opportunity ever came up in the area. All MCM then need to do is give #1562 a blast from Lavant to Petersfield on the B2141 leading on to the B2146 - absolutely belting. 


Re: VW 2 year brake flush
Last Poster: horsemeat in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:55:47 PM
For that money I think I'll be taking it to the dealer next time! Worth it to save the leg workout alone tbh


Re: Wheel alignment question
Last Poster: Tfsi_Mike in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 10:41:29 PM
Ground control top mounts fit kw and bilstein coilovers too, for plenty of adjustment


Re: Replacement Spare Key
Last Poster: 4ndy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:39:05 PM
As a price comparison there's a fella in a portakabin near me who does the Bentley fobs for £130 complete  Takes him 20 minutes   £300 is bloody robbery


Re: Bonelorry's Lemon Yellow Daily...
Last Poster: AJP in Members Rides on Yesterday at 10:37:00 PM
Yes!!! I've finally found a FLAW in a Bonelorry project!!!!

(Undoubtedly because the rest of the car is utterly flawless and therefore imperfections are easier to spot)....

The sills. Probably only noticeable because of the camera angle, but they could do with looking at - in the context of perfection of course.

I'd slop some Hammerite on them perso


Re: Door lock
Last Poster: 4ndy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:36:26 PM
Ive just fitted an ebay lock module £20ish  Easy job if you take your time get help as said if you can. Make sure the door skin screws go back in correct location :happy2: Have heard these locks fail pretty quickly Just have to wait and see. Prices vary greatly have look at this one for the rear right  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171406776699?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=S


Re: slow going: the roughly OEM+ project
Last Poster: dronners in Members Rides on Yesterday at 09:51:17 PM
Car is looking good. Where did you get your back bumper from?
bought it off a very nice chap off of here  :happy2:


Re: Vish's Grey GTI Journal - New Wheels :)
Last Poster: Vish8895 in Members Rides on Yesterday at 09:50:12 PM
Looks better with them new alloys

Thanks! The fronts looks bang on but I think the rear would benefit from some 10-15mm hubcentric spacers   :jumpmove:


Re: How to retro fit cruise control. Comprehensive guide
Last Poster: MikeBee in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 09:48:26 PM
Good write up! I did this today. Took me pretty much 2 hours start to finish. Your guide helped a lot.

A few links that also helped me:
    • this helped loads when removing the steering control module. Note that you don't need to take the housing apart as ab


Re: Glaze and wax
Last Poster: AJP in Detailing on Yesterday at 09:40:10 PM
So what's the difference between a sealant and a wax then? I always saw wax as a sealant - protecting the finish you attain with a polish?

Autoglym SRP followed by Autoglym HD Wax always gives me good results (T


Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: MikeBee in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:36:21 PM
Retrofitted cruise control and MFSW buttons today. Not tested them as I had a bit of a scene clearing the steering wheel angle sensor fault but I got there in the end!


Re: Hi new member
Last Poster: Andy in New Member Intro's on Yesterday at 09:16:11 PM
Welcome tothe forum


Dark Coloured Pirelli Edition - Apperely Bridge
Last Poster: TheBALDpuma in Spotted on Yesterday at 08:18:10 PM
As per the title, spotted today.  First Pirelli I've seen other than mine!


Re: Reflex Silver Golf GT Sport .:R-Line 1.9 TDI - 115k miles maintenance done
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on Yesterday at 07:55:16 PM
Was forgetting to mention that a friend sourced me a cheap used BT module compatible with iPhones, a 7P6035730F. He also made me the loom to connect to the radio and fitted all in place. I already had a microphone fitted and a foam holder from the Ed. 30 factory fitted BT module, so it was a really cheap mod to do as a surprise to my wife who was initially against it. Now that she


Re: Mk6R H&R lowering springs coming up for sale
Last Poster: rich83 in MK6 General Area on Yesterday at 07:48:31 PM
There is a for sale section.....  :doh:


Re: Is 103K a lot of miles?
Last Poster: StuF in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:46:01 PM
Wow - thats fantastic, 302k and still going strong!
Two £1500 dsg controllers though! Ouch  :congrats:


Re: H&R Springs
Last Poster: AJP in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:32:47 PM
Probably AKS Tuning.


Re: Back in the game - Cupra black
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Random Chat on Yesterday at 05:30:38 PM
Good to see you back with a good base car to mod to great power. :drinking:

Shoutbox

Sold
Modified Engine Cover
£75.00
Location: Cork City, Ireland
Postage: £0.00
Delivery or Collection

Modified engine cover to fit with an aftermarket intake. I had this fitted with a Forge twintake and more recently with a Revo intake. In excellent condition, no cracks or broken mounting points, has 4 new rubber bungs also.

Cut in such a way that all four mounting points are intact and holds solid.

Price includes delivery from Ireland
Forge Boost Gauge Fitting Kit
£30.00
Location: Cork City, Ireland
Postage: £0.00
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New condition, used for approx 25km, i fitted the manifold tap part of the kit only and ran it for 3 days before going back to my catch can set up. Hoses, nozzles, ties etc all brand new never used.

Price includes delivery from Ireland

http://www.forgemotorsport.co.uk/Boost_Gauge_Fitting_Kit_for_VW_and_Audi_20_Litre_FSiT--product--915.html

Sold
Skoda Bluetooth phone kit 729b
£125.00
Location: Cork City, Ireland
Postage: £0.00
Delivery or Collection

In excellent working condition, worked flawlessly for the last 3 years or so in my car.

Perfect unit for anyone who's wants a unit that will work with any phone seamlessly with mfsw, red dot fis and RNS510. To my knowledge it's the only OEM unit that does.

More info here http://www.carsystems.pl/vw-bluetooth-1z0035729b-upgrade-kit,id1738.html

Just need to solder 4 wires onto your headunit loom, very easy and straight forward to do, i've labelled the wires for ease of installation. Happy to help via PM with any install questions if needed. Only thing you will need to pick up is the carpet piece that covers the unit under the seat, part number 1Z0 971 813 62U, only about a fiver from the dealer and two torx screws and fixings to hold the cradle in place.

There's an excellent how to here also, which is what i used when doing mine http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,44094.0.html

Price includes postage from Ireland
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MDI harness
£20.00
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    Location: Cork City, Ireland
    Postage: £0.00
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    Used item, in perfect working condition

    Price includes postage from Ireland
    7p6 Bluetooth harness
    £20.00
    Single Image
      Location: Cork City, Ireland
      Postage: £0.00
      Delivery or Collection

      Brand new, not been fitted, no microphone

      Price includes postage from Ireland
      edition 30, black, 07, 3dr, 97k  £7000
      £6800.00
      Location: prestatyn, north wales
      Collection Only

      Firstly, I must apologise for the condition of the pictures , it is damp and dismal in North Wales today, will update when we have a better day

      selling my 07 edition 30 , black, 3dr. 6 sp manual with 97000 miles  ( will rise as still used daily ), 12 months mot, had a fsh till my ownership ( I own a garage so service myself, the car wants for nothing , oil/filter changed every 2 mths), only ever runn on high octane fuel
      plague number :0629
      all the usual ed30 refinements plus some juicy bits listed below
      re-mapped to approx 330bhp, full miltek stainless exhaust system inc de-cat, not too loud unless provoked, lowered 30mm, walk kit,
      whiteline adjustable front /rear arbs,  19" bbs ch ( genuine) recently re-furbed in anthracite ( really set car off) fitted with nearly new 225/35x19 nankang ns20, revo induction kit, forge dv, coolant hoses and quick shifter, grooved discs allround fitted with greenstuff pads

      since taking ownership I have updated the headunit to a rcd510(bought off forum) (original inc in sale), re instated the rear wiper plus fitted an ashtray cover, only bad point is usual bolster wear plus slight tear in fabric

      having only owned the car since summer 2016, I can't explain why but I miss my previous car (mk4 r32),  I know modded car's aren't to everyone's taste but they could be reversed back to oem, selling the parts to re-coup some of the buying price, just a thought

      thanks for looking, if anyone would like better pictures, i'll get my daughter to send from her iphone

      cheers
       
      Highline 30bit Central electronics control module (CECM)
      £30.00
      Single Image
        Location: Leeds
        Postage: £0.00
        Delivery or Collection

        Highline, 30 bit, supports OEM bixenons, fog lights, has cornering fogs light function aswell. 60 delivered, if paying by PayPal + fees or a gift.
        KW Coilovers V1
        £760.00
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          Location: Manchester
          Postage: £0.00
          Delivery or Collection

          For sale

          As above KW coilovers available, minimal use while on the car in good condition. V1 stainless steel bodies good for many years.

          Superb quality and the ride is great, i believe these could possibly fit many cars on similar platform Golf,Leon,Scirocco, A3. Around 950 1k new.

          Manchester for pick up or your welcome to arrange courier.
          07eight1five94590five
          £760
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