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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: Both fans spinning .... and aircon problem
Last Poster: andyiseddy02 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:17:06 AM
We still use them.

I think it was just a problem of a new receptionist operating her mouth before putting her brain in gear.

They are based in Irlam , Manchester.

Re: Anybody used Volksmaster in Oldham?
Last Poster: andyiseddy02 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:07:45 AM
We only used them once and they right royally f@@@@d up. Their attitude was terrible.


That was a few years ago and they do seem to be a more professional set up these days.

Although we live in Chadderton I will carry on using Awesome.

Re: Rear spring replacement
Last Poster: andyiseddy02 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:46:48 AM
Following a service the advisories were,rear springs snapped, rear toe bushes in poor condition. (Passat,  but same set up).

I did wishbones, bushes new nuts and bolts.I got new bolts before I started.
I got the two toe adjustment nuts and bolts and the outer nuts and bolts for mounting to the hub. It was about £30 for four nuts and bolts :surprised:. Admittedly the

Re: High brake light
Last Poster: 99hagued in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:52:30 AM
And also hid kits fitted to halogen headlights is now a fail

Re: Advice needed: Few questions on remaps, spacers, intakes and clutches...
Last Poster: colesey in Performance Modifications on Today at 06:44:26 AM
Morning Jacob. I would recommend making the trip to Rtec to get the intake / injector carbon clean and remap - get everything nicely overhauled for much the same overall cost as Revo / APR remaps. His stage 1 should comfortably give you around 300 bhp/lbft, possibly a little more, without killing your clutch. Panel filter is fine.

Suggest you save the money from the exha

Re: Power loss
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:27:30 AM
I hate the diaphragm DV's...would use a piston type if wasn't already using a nearly indestructible Porsche type DV on vacuum for ten years now without issue.

Re: Tackled my headlights today
Last Poster: akispap in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Today at 01:30:53 AM
Mine came out really nice actually! Glad the DA did some good work! I have pictures in my thread if anyone wants to see!

Diagnostic Scanners
Last Poster: BradCobbs in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 10:24:34 PM
Looking to buy another diagnostic scanner/software for all makes and models. Anyone on here got any experience with any?
Looking at the AUTEL MaxiCheck pro currently. Looks okay for £100 or so.

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Chesto18 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:23:46 PM
Fitted an RCD 330 plus.

Cool bit of kit! Well impressed. Hoping I don’t see any battery drain on my 08 plate.

Do you have a link to the one you got please? Any import duty?

Hello - newbie wanting a nice Mk5 GTI
Last Poster: Tin Robot in New Member Intro's on Yesterday at 09:55:54 PM

Currently looking for a nice 5 door GTI (pref in grey) and in sorted condition so thought I would join. Just let one slip through my fingers due to family tragedy so want to cover all bases this time!

Re: APR DSG remap
Last Poster: Eighteen88 in APR Zone on Yesterday at 08:32:04 PM
Booked in for the 13th next month  :jumpmove:

Re: Luke's GTI Build Thread - Update 24/04/2017 Pickup Pipe & Full Service
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on Yesterday at 07:31:05 PM
Wow! That's a very economical trip! :surprised:

Good upgrades! Congrats on the mileage mark! :drinking:

Re: Luke's Detailing Guide
Last Poster: lukemk5gti in Detailing on Yesterday at 02:09:44 PM
Update 22nd June 2018

So it's been a while since I've updated my thread.

Mainly because Photobucket tried to monetize it's service so without photos the threads weren't as interesting!

So over the last year or so I've been maintaining the GTI with the weekly wash, monthly wax and half yearly Summer/Winter detail usually including my go to of

Re: Gti Pioneer Head unit
Last Poster: neilw in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:44:48 AM
Do you have any kind of harness adapter installed? I think the standard on/off signal comes from the Canbus, which may be confusing it.

What facia adapter have you used? as I'm probably going to replace mine at some point.

Gti R32 clocks
Last Poster: SpudGTI in Member Recommendations and Useful Links on Yesterday at 07:15:57 AM
Open to offers chaps forum members only please tho for offers ;) 273306752470

Check my other items if you fancy a motorbike as a toy to haha :D

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Re: Matt's graphite blue 5dr K04 GTi DSG
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on Yesterday at 12:52:30 AM
Should be the injector, if not then a piston ring... R-Tech can test your injectors and do a cylinder compression test too, if the injectors are fine.

Re: White "Lion" Cupra - DSG converted track car
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on Yesterday at 12:49:41 AM
Great machine you have there! Love the pictures! :drinking:

Re: Akispap's black GTI build thread
Last Poster: akispap in Members Rides on Yesterday at 12:16:42 AM
I finally installed the new xenon level sensors front and back as mine were both broken.
The front on was really easy took about 20 minutes in total.

The rear was real PITA as the bolts were rusted and rounded.. after trying about two hours with no luck, I took it to a local garage and

Re: Gti MAF connector wires
Last Poster: DeWet in Mk5 General Area on June 21, 2018, 10:49:47 PM
Have you got VCDS or OBD11?  Do you get a reading on the MAF channel?   If your MAF is the same 06F906461A part number as European/US MAFs, then the wiring should be the same.  My 2007 UK model is the same as ROH ECHTs.
VCDS. Im swapping my BLX cylinderhead with obe from a BWA in July w

Re: Raj's United Grey GTi 2.0 DSG - Build Thread
Last Poster: Raj2212 in Members Rides on June 21, 2018, 07:28:49 PM
Cheers guys, appreciate the comments. Will posts photos once it’s out the bodyshop hopefully tomorrow  :happy2:


As New Kenwood dnx516dabs - £500
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    Location: Southampton
    Collection Only

    As New Kenwood dnx516dabs

    Not a mark on it , 6 months old . Bought new for £950 ... think you can get them now for £920

    So still a very good saving !

    Does absolutely everything and is designed exactly for the mk5 , comes with all leads and I’ve bought a new dab Ariel as well

    Reduced £500!!
    Engine / gearbox mounts
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      Location: Southampton
      Collection Only

      Covered 40k miles , very good order with no splits / leaks ect . Off a 2009 gti
      Edition 30 DSG
      Location: London
      Collection Only

      2007 57 reg Edition 30 DSG Deep Pearl Black
      85500 miles
      Full VW service history

       VW service history as follows:8/4/08 – 5924mls – Oil change (VW St. Albans)25/4/09 – 10096mls – Oil change and Interval Service (VW St. Albans)19/4/10  - 17561mls – Service (VW St. Albans)31/5/11 – 23587mls – Major Service and Brake Fluid change (VW St. Albans)16/3/12 – 29533mls Cambelt and Waterpump replaced (VW Watford)18/7/12 – 33789 mls - Major service and Brake fluid change (VW Warners, Herts)15/2/13 – 41224mls – DSG Gearbox Service (VW Loughton)15/4/13 – 43391mls – Major Service (VW Loughton)5/9/13 – 47641mls – Steering rack and loom replaced under warranty (VW Loughton)17/3/14 – 52915mls – Minor Service and Brake Fluid Service 7/5/15 – 64966mls – Cambelt, Waterpump replaced (VW Loughton)10/2/15 – 62496mls – Minor Service (VW Loughton)16/12/15 – 72412mls – Major Service (VW Loughton) 80000 independent service oil change and NGK spark plugs
      85000 independent oil change

      Winter Pack
      Heated Seats
      Power fold mirrors with Paddle lights
      Multi-function steering wheel
      Highline display
      Android XTRON unit with CANBUS so it shows you litres till empty, washer level, and other car information
      Usual ED30 extras incl. half leather, gti mats.
      Alloys been refurbed 2mths ago

      I listed this before on a quick sale, but removed due to going away, I am still abroad but car is still for sale. Listed at £7500 or very near offer. I am not in a rush. I'll be listing on autotrader soon, if anyone has access to the ED30 owners group facebook please send the link over.
      Mk7 - Mk5 heater Control Conversion
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        Location: Northern Ireland
        Postage: £10.00
        Delivery or Collection

        For sale is my custom Mk7 - Mk5 heater Control Conversion of which there's only about 3 I know of made. Selling as I'm too fussy and don't want to spend anymore on the project of making them, what you get is a 2015 Passat CC Heater Control w/ Heated Seats (£100+) shows the individual climacontrol on RNS 315 like the mk6 dials do on the rcd/rns510, The mk5 golf /2015-on Scirocco Radio heater facia (£60) and modified radio cage/skeleton.

        £150 is a fair price for something which for me was a straight plug and play, recommendations from me are either to get the facia professionally painted or to wrap it.
        2007 MK5 Golf GTI Edition 50 3dr manual black 1 owner 116k miles
        Location: Warrington
        Collection Only

        Edition 35 is now bought and my daily driver, so the Edition 30 must now go .....


        Mk5 Golf GTI edition 30 3dr manual
        of the 2300 (approx) cars in the uk this is plaque number: 1369
        116,500 miles
        1 owner (me) owned from new supplied by Manchester VW
        Black magic metallic paint (LC9Z)
        Numbered plaque 1369 is fitted and present in the car
        2 keys will be supplied


        Usual ed30 spec (which is awesome) with the following additional options :

        Metallic paint black £310
        Xenons £638 ( a must have, and change the way the mk5 looks)
        Multi function steering wheel inc High line (the large central display) £314
        Parking sensors £268
        Rcd500 inc soundpack £591
        Winterpack (heated washer jets,  low level indicator) £191
        Central Armrest £?
        Cruise control (retrofitted)

        Service history
        19/10/2007   delivery inspection Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        03/07/2008   9577 miles Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        26/03/2009 19605 miles Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        03/11/2009 29883 miles Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        17/06/2010 39485 miles Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        26/04/2011 49166 miles Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        17/02/2012 59202 miles WarringtonVW
        05/11/2013 72158 miles Votex Congleton
        31/10/2014 80088 miles Ashcroft Autocentre Warrington
        24/10/2015 88509 miles Ashcroft Autocentre Warrington
        28/10/2016 99935 miles Ashcroft Autocentre Warrington
        06/09/2017 110,000 miles Ashcroft Autocentre Warrington Cam belt and water pump and fit replacement OE s/h exhaust cat back
        25/10/2017 110,565 miles Ashcroft Autocentre Warrington full inc fuel air cabin and spark plugs

        Car is due a service and mot Nov 2018
        Car has had 2 cam belt inc water pump changes at 40k and 110k miles.
        At least 2 fuel pump cam followers

        I have a folder full of receipts from new including

        Original bill of sale
        lots of documentation (servicing, mot,tyres, parts etc)
        Original mk5 edition 30 vw brochure
        Original vw options and pricelist
        Original vw bottle opener

        The full history of the car and me is listed on my blog
        and as the user
        on the incredible mk5 forum (here)
        just check out my post history

        I'm (was) one of the few original forum members left who haven't moved into another car til now

        I would consider the car OEM+ with the following enhancements :

        REVO Stage 1 remap from Oct 2010 to now (settings reduced to protect clutch)
        SPS Revo obd port unit (TO SET boost timing fuel values) will be supplied with car
        S3 front calipers with 340mm j hook discs  and ferrodo ds2500 front pads replaced end 2016 supplied by vagbremtechnic
        OE  rear discs and pads replaced end 2016
        THS Engine mounts and Lower engine mount 'dogbone' insert
        Whiteline AntiLift Kit (WALK)
        Bilstein b12 suspension kit Nov 2013 71k miles :   inc top mounts. Looks incredible, handles brilliantly and surprisingly not a problem around speedbumps etc
        DEFI Blue racer 52mm boost guage inc OSIR vent pod : http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2073.0.html

        I have been very selective in  the mods, and have often left comprehensives reviews on the forum, go take a look

        The car pulls hard in every gear and for a stg 1 Revo car has run faultessly for over 8 years.

        The good

        This is a genuine from new one owner car with it's entire life recorded/discussed on my blog or on the forum.

        Over 10 yrs I have always commuted from Warrington to Manchester 40 mile round trip so it has always been on the motorway and got fully warm no short journeys.

        We have another car for the family so the passengers seat and rear seats have barely been used.

        Looked after properly mechanically by VW then by a local VW specialist with regular oil changes.
        Always fed on Shell VPower/Optimax 98 only.
         I have just fitted a new pcv and charcoal cannister. The car returns average 32mpg at the moment

        Car has all round matching Michelin pilot sport 4 tyres varying levels of tread but still legal.  (tyres tell a lot about the owners mindset)

        Wheels are in the original finish, look ok  but could do with a refurb.

        Burns very little oil (some TFSI do, some dont, this one doesnt) (top up once a year if reqd).

        I followed a proper enthusiastic run in schedule straight out of the dealership which I feel has contributed to it's longevity.

        The car had been an absolute joy to own and always puts a smile on my face.
        This is without doubt the best looking and driver focused special edition golf (with some tweaks).

        This is a rare opportunity to buy a car where you can be the 2nd owner.

        The bad

        Drivers seat has 2 areas that are damaged ( i used to be a little heavier lol) and need repairing. The heated seats still work fine.
        Passengers door parking damage on upper half
        Rear quarter commuter parking 3 dents
        Petrol cap damage scratch
        Various small dents across the Car
        front splitter has lots of chips.
        Screen chip under 1cm not mot fail as yet.
        Inner boot plastic edge has a small hole (closing boot with large tree trunk broke it!)

        see album link below that shows all damage listed above.

        Clutch can slip (if you give it low rpm high boost in 6th) but with settings turned down ive been driving it this way for years. It will need a new one eventually! A remapped car getting to 116k on the original clutch is virtually unheard of.  Budget 600 (new oe clutch and flywheel) or >1k for Sachs to do it properly if you indeed to go Stage 2+

        Air con no longer functions. It might just need a re-gas (£), pressure switch (£) or its the compressor (£££).

        Engine is noisier than normal (even more than a normal TFSI) when warm, due to a worn cam chain (not the belt), this has been this way for over a year. It hasn't worn enough to effect running yet, but this would be first on my list to resolve (quoted £350 to fix)


        I'm probably being over honest in the points above, but that's just my style, at least you know exactly what you are coming to view.

        Despite what I've mentioned above the car looks and goes great.

        Some pictures taken yesterday, showing the outside, wheels,damage and interior (04/06/18) can be seen in this album https://photos.app.goo.gl/8sno3GiGNVpxa87z1

        Its an incredible car that Id love to see going to another enthusiast to cherish, the price is reduced to reflect points above and give some leeway to spend the difference how you like (or spend nothing and run as is for now).

        any questions feel free to PM me via the forum or john.oldfield.uk@gmail.com

        Car is currently ONLY advertised on this forum to gauge interest for a short time before it goes on ebay

        thanks for looking

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