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Re: Pilot Sport Xls
Last Poster: Dan_FR in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:19:34 PM
I don't think they even do a 'non-XL' in the PS4, do they?

Re: Disc and pad change - not as easy as I thought!
Last Poster: Dan_FR in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:17:48 PM
New brakes do need bedding in before they bite properly, which means pressing the pedal harder than usual for the same braking effort. Unless the pedal is nearing the floor I would get the new pads bedded in and see how it is from there. Unless you've opened a bleed nipple or allowed the piston to 'pop out' you won't have introduced air into the system

When was the fluid

Re: Delaney's MK5 GTI Project
Last Poster: DelaneyGTI in Members Rides on Today at 02:03:18 PM
Little bit of attention to detail on the interior today.

Fitted a pair of paddle extensions to the tiptronic shifters.

Then, to continue the carbon look throughout, I removed and wrapped the silver trim in glossy carbon fibre wrap.

Re: Josh’s Pirelli edition
Last Poster: Bodyboarder81 in Members Rides on Today at 02:02:14 PM
Probably better off ( for the sake of the difference anyway ) sticking with my setup , along with some 2 piece discs ( either CS discs or mtech ones ) and some decent pads then .... :thinking:

Re: White "Lion" Cupra - DSG converted track car
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on Today at 12:00:21 PM
Thanks man! Can't wait to get to drive it again, first race is on 31.03 and I have a lot to do and test. I feel that I can't use the DSG in S, it shifts over 7100 rpm which is too much for my poor K04 on higher gears.  Maybe MRC can solve that.

Yeap, that's just software. :

Re: GOLF MK5 TDI - BlueEdition // New Interior !!
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on Today at 10:52:18 AM
I like the refresh on the interior. I agree with Tiago so I'd keep the ashtray black. :wink:

Pilot Sport Xls
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:18:17 AM
Are there markings on the sidewall to show they are XL version?

Re: RCD330 with apple car play
Last Poster: Timmsy21 in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Today at 09:11:54 AM
Coming from a 16 plate Polo GTI (brand new lease) I was used to having the touch screen style headunit so going to the standard Golf one was a bit backwards so had to jump on this!

Fitted my Noname RCD330 today. Works like a charm! Genuine Apple cable and no issues with CarPlay. It’s a bit limited on apps but maps and Spotify are the main ones I use anyways.
Much be

Re: Boost Freaking out and high fuel pressure target is just 110 bar
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 04:10:41 AM
Maybe the GIAC map is just smoother.  Smooth is always faster than aggressive wheel spinning spikes.....but it just doesn't feel it on the butt dyno.

I agree...I never was comfortable with boost holding at 25+ psi throughout the rev range with that DM open-loop tune...obviou

Re: Edition 30 front lip spoiler
Last Poster: Orama_19 in Wanted on Today at 02:11:11 AM

I'm looking for a Front Lip Spoiler Edition 30 with the code .: 1K0 805 903 J

If someone has one to sell, send me a PM.

Re: Wanted: Sports cat to fit Milltek downpipe and cat back
Last Poster: mart. in Wanted on Yesterday at 11:48:08 PM
Mk6 the same as the mk5 exhaust. I thought they were different but then I may be making that up. How much are you after for it? I do have a Milltek cat for it but I need to cut existing decat to weld it in and I would prefer not to if I can find one at the right price.

Re: Headunit upgrade
Last Poster: Bodyboarder81 in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Yesterday at 10:20:31 PM
Kenwood dnx516dab here ..... worth every penny . So easy to use , made for the car and has all the features you could ever need  :happy2:

Re: Dynavin N6 thoughts!
Last Poster: Gherber3 in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Yesterday at 09:13:26 PM
I'v had a Dynavin N6-VW for 3 years and it has no failed with the white screen issue. Really disappointed as i paid £410 as it was supposed to be a superior unit. Think I'll go for a cheaper unit next time.

Re: Broken window
Last Poster: slix in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:41:56 PM
Have you had a look to see if they are snapped?

I had this on my mk4 (maybe the same) and the glass just needed clamping again with the clip.

Re: P000A code
Last Poster: Graham1990 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:12:57 PM
OK cool.  I think if you're going to the trouble of removing the chain cover to inspect the oil rings, you may as well do the chain and tensioner as well.   But if you want to do more diagnosis first, you can use VCDS to test the VVT adjuster and also check the cam phasing and VVT adjustment ranges

Re: Labour costs to replace oil pick up pipe ?
Last Poster: Raj2212 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:33:50 PM
Thanks @neilw I've just had new oil and filters put in very recent so I think I'll wait  a couple months until I'm due another oil change. I should've really had that checked at the time.
Much appreciated though for the link and prices.  :happy2:

Hopefully the pipe isn't damaged. And tha

Re: Puncture pains
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:44:36 PM
That's probably a good idea the way the roads are these days!

Re: Under tray
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:07:41 PM
Some things from the dealer are pretty reasonable.   Second hand unter trays will likely be cracked or damaged in some way, otherwise they would still be fitted to cars.

Re: Gear needed for removing wheels
Last Poster: Panthera in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:36:13 PM
Cheers, I already have some axle stands. Would I need a low level jack for a un-lowered car or is there enough clearance for a standard jack?
What torque setting for the wheel nuts so I can work out which wrench I need?

I have a Halfords trolley jack and their

Re: Water pump replacement West London
Last Poster: Rado16v in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 12:47:12 PM
Find a Seat dealer who will do it for £469 under their fixed price maintenance. They do water pump on its own for £230. Or get a VW dealer to price match Seat.


New coilovers
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    Location: Southampton
    Collection Only

    As New , covered 300 miles . Still on the car , so anybody wanting to see how they handle /ride can do so before they come off if they so disire . These are vogtland coilovers which I purchased just a few weeks ago . A few on the forum run these and came highly recommend. Apparently they are just rebranded kw v1’s minus the stainless body. For a cheap set of coilovers I’ve been very impressed . Paid just shy of £500 , so I nice saving .

    Eibach sportline springs
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      Location: Southampton
      Collection Only

      Eibach sportline springs , very good condition . Been on the car for approximately 15-20k , no issues at all .
      2012 VW Golf R 5-door DSG
      Location: Sherborne
      Collection Only

      For sale is my 2012 Golf R 5 door DSG in Rising Blue, currently at stage 2+ tuning. 3 former keepers from new, MOT until 16th June 2018, 58,000 miles with a comprehensive service history and 2 original keys.

      The car has a lot of features ticked, including Dynaudio sound pack and the VW Kenwood DNX525DAB upgrade, wing back front seats which have been custom trimmed professionally, colour multifunction display and multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift extensions, dual zone climate control, parking sensors and the dynamic chassis control (DCC) feature.

      Some negative points to note are that the seats are heated and the car came with heated seats but currently the wiring for the seats doesn’t match the car so they do not work. Also, the satellite navigation on the Kenwood stereo doesn’t work as I never fitted a GPS antenna.

      The exterior features include Xenon headlights with cornering functions, OZ Ultraleggera alloy wheels and has been lowered 20mm too. The front-end needs some respray work as there’s lacquer missing on the front bumper (think someone reversed into me and it’s flaked off), stone chips and car park marks.

      The car is fully stage 2+ tuned and I have most of the parts for upgrading to a TTE420 turbo, including an RS3 LPFP, injectors with modified loom and a HPA Motorsport inlet manifold. These aren’t included in the price but a deal can be made if you’re interested. Essentially it just needs the turbo, AKS Tuning FPR and a good mapping session and it’ll be much improved on performance. If the car doesn’t sell then that’s where I’m going with it anyway, hence I’m not returning the car to standard for selling. She is due a fair bit of service work in 2,000 miles which include the cam belt and water pump (parts included), full service (oil, filter, spark plugs and DSG) as well as the rear differential oil. I did the DSG at 30,000 miles which is earlier than required but I knew it was going to run increased power so took no chances. About £200 in parts required to have the car fully services and worry free, will possibly do all the jobs over the coming weekends which will cause the sale price to increase.

      Modification included are:

      Engine & Transmission:

      RamAir K04 oversized air intake (currently heat wrapped)
      Loba Motorsport HPFP
      Audi R8 red coilpacks with NGK iridium spark plugs
      Forge diverter valve
      Forge oil catch can
      Audi RS4 fuel return valve
      APR intercooler
      BSH intercooler-to-TB pipe upgrade
      Milltek turbo-back system with sports cat
      AmD Tuning custom ECU map
      AmD Tuning custom DSG map

      Suspension & Exterior:

      OZ Racing 18” x 8J ET35 Ultraleggera wheels
      Avon ZV-7 tyres all round
      Porsche Cayenne 6-piston Brembo calipers with EBC Yellowstuff pads
      350mm EBC Ultimax brake discs
      HEL brake lines (front and rear)
      H&R 20mm lowering springs
      034Motorsport top mounts
      H&R rear anti roll bar
      SuperPro lower engine mount insert
      Gen4 Haldex controller upgrade (3 modes – Eco, Normal and Race)

      I would consider part exchanging the car with something else with DSG so message me to discuss. I’ve tried to put as much info on here as possible but I can’t remember everything, so have a look through my build thread to see everything that’s been done.

      For test drives, I will need proof of valid insurance covering you to drive the car, no insurance no keys in the hand (sorry, but it’s my pride and joy, no risks taken).
      VW Racing intake
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        Location: Belfast
        Postage: £15.00
        Delivery or Collection

        just over a year old
        off a mk6 gti
        excellent condition

        will post to UK
        also open to reasonable offers
        RNS510, LED version C
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          Location: Slough
          Postage: £0.00
          Delivery or Collection

          Version 680 C, with LED screen and star button
          Great condition - all working.
          Video in motion Unlocked
          Updated to work with old CAN gateways so not to cause battery drain.
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