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Re: Another GTI (number 3). This time an Edition 30
Last Poster: Greigzy in Members Rides on Today at 11:41:38 AM
It's a big step up from the last mk5, which was on standard suspension.

The diff makes the biggest difference and really pulls you into the corners and gives a lot of confidence. I do feel like the ARBs give it a planted feel too.

The springs are a little crashy I feel (compared to previous coilovers and even the the clio 200 cup - which was hard). So these ma


Re: Re attaching rear view mirror
Last Poster: omar2222 in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Today at 10:56:37 AM
Still having issues!

It seems like the plastic pipe connected to the mirror which goes into the roof has unconnected and doesnt clip in (difficult place to see)
the mirror has clean come off the windscreen, all thats left is a black square on the window

Any suggestions? VW quoted £250 for a new mirror  :grin: but my mirror is fine, just dont know how to a


Re: Got scammed on the REVO BBK
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:45:59 AM
I was going to buy these aswell.
But was concerned by how cheap they where spoke to the seller and got he's PayPal details but decided against it in the end.
I was worried about the fit and if they would fit at all.
You've done a great job on the calipers and hope you get it sorted a


Re: Sat Nav Map Update
Last Poster: dave mc in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:33:36 AM
Fella on gumtree selling the updates on a sd card here in n ireland.


Re: Car wont go over 3k revs
Last Poster: jason_rmh in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:58:37 AM
The car goes into limp mode if boost is higher than expected.

By cycle ignition, I mean turn key to off then turn on and start engine again.

Doing this normally resets limp mode, which is when the car limits revs and boost to protect the engine when it detects boost outside of its acceptable range.

It doesn't sound like this is the case for you thou


Re: The absolute BEST all weather tyres?
Last Poster: FJ1000 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:32:40 AM
Hadn't realised the contis don't come in 18", that's a shame. Would've tried them next...on goodyear asym. 3's on the golf at the moment.

The contis come in 19" up, so still an option for you guys running 19" wheels.

But then you'll have tyres named after a crap hotel breakfast.


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Re: Ba*tard power steering!!
Last Poster: golftastic in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 10:09:58 PM
Car is booked into a VAG specialist tomorrow, so I will reveal all as and when I get the info.

 :happy2:


Re: 7p6 Bluetooth installed - MDI sound quality dropped
Last Poster: shoaybmakda in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:57:53 PM
Bump anyone?


LED Replacement sidelights
Last Poster: Hafod in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:32:23 PM
Hi
Following failure of one sidelight accompanied with the yellow dash light decided to replace both sidelights with LED types.  They arrived today.  I note from previous topics on LED sidelights I do need to take care with polarity.  But my issue is removing the existing tungsten bulbs.  I've tried, and tried and ...well tried again - my bones will be exposed soon and I will


Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: neilw in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:29:09 PM
Cruise Control is in and working  :laugh: Really pleased! It only took an hour, and cost £13 for the stalk

no changing slip rings, steering wheel controllers, adding wires to pin 13's. Plug, code and play for me.



3 inch downpipe and sports cat
Last Poster: sean.smithy94 in Wanted on Yesterday at 08:15:15 PM
I am possibly after a 3 inch downpipe and sports cat for my gti if anybody is selling one, but it will be joining to the standard cat back at the moment.



Re: Easiest Way to Access Canbus?
Last Poster: spesh in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:44:27 PM
wish i knew about the wiper route when I did mine


Re: Gearbox whine/noise?
Last Poster: sean.smithy94 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 07:18:27 PM
These gearboxes are horrible. Very agricultural and noisy, but they can go on like that for years without causing problems. 

You need to be a bit more specific about the noises.  Does it whine in every gear, or just particular ones?

The clutch noise, is it a rattle/clattering


Re: No air coming from rear vents.
Last Poster: doylebros in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:14:28 PM
Either the pipe has fallen away from its port behind the ashtray, or possibly a flap problem although I believe the rear vents are on all the time, as I don't drive in the back dunno, lastly if the armrest was retro fitted and usually no one can be arsed with doing the job properly and people don't f


Re: Door sill scuff plates OEM part number
Last Poster: TAPPY in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Yesterday at 06:11:49 PM
I know what you mean as mine have started to turn bad.

1K0071305 for 2 door

1K5071305 for 4 door


Re: 2005 VW GTI, odometer screen mileage fault
Last Poster: andy7ven in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:48:33 PM
It is very common and happens in hot weather only....

This... Same as mine bottom part goes faint, but sharp as anything when temperatures drop again...


Re: Timing chain issues
Last Poster: barelyrelevant in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:47:04 PM
Just like to add my timing chain and tensioner replacement seemed to go smoothly, car feels much better now and nice not to have it sounding rough when up to temperature.


Re: What should I do before a Remap
Last Poster: chigmuss in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 05:01:23 PM
i kinda agree Pudding, you're right, I just believe ed30 were scrimped on in the braking dept by VW and if you start upping the power, it finds their limits sooner.

I didn't realise the op was on about a regular gti but it's just nice to have a bit more under the middle pedal as well as the right one. Lots of folk bought a gti to drive it just as spirited as an R32, and

Shoutbox

Switches and buttons
£50.00
Single Image
    Location: Denmark
    Postage: £5.00
    Delivery Only

    2x chrome Windows switches
    1x chrome Fuel switches
    1x hazard button
    1x chrome mirror switch
    1x standard mirror switch
    1x chrome light switch
    1x standard light switch

    Take it all for £50 or bid on single ones
    BCS / Powervalve 3inch Downpipe to standard cat back link pipe
    £40.00
    Location: cheltenham
    Postage: £10.00
    Delivery or Collection

    BCS / Powervalve 3inch Downpipe to standard cat back link pipe
    Front grill and lower
    £80.00
    Single Image
      Location: malmesbury
      Collection Only

      Genuine front grill and lower grill
      Modified Engine cover
      £100.00
      Location: malmesbury
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      Engine cover modified for a induction kit
      Slow close boot handle
      £25.00
      Location: Malmesbury
      Postage: £6.00
      Delivery or Collection

      slow close boot handle does have some white worm
      carbon dipped double din cover
      £35.00
      Single Image
        Location: malmesbury
        Postage: £5.00
        Delivery or Collection

        carbon dipped double din cover
        leather door cards
        £50.00
        Single Image
          Location: malmesbury
          Collection Only

          leather door cards just the bare door cards odd clip may be broken
          door handle
          £10.00
          Single Image
            Location: malmesbury
            Postage: £3.00
            Delivery or Collection

            one drivers side door handle
            Heater Controls
            £40.00
            Location: malmesbury
            Postage: £5.00
            Delivery or Collection

            Standard Heater controls
            Carbon dipped Centre Console
            £160.00
            Single Image
              Location: malmesbury
              Postage: £6.00
              Delivery or Collection

              Carbon dipped Centre console
              Golf handbook
              £30.00
              Single Image
                Location: malmesbury
                Postage: £5.00
                Delivery or Collection

                golf handbook leather not sure if its all there
                Heated seats heater control panel
                £35.00
                Location: malmesbury
                Postage: £5.00
                Delivery or Collection

                heated seat control panel slight wear to one button and just very dusty
                Carbon dipped handles
                £90.00
                Single Image
                  Location: malmesbury
                  Postage: £6.00
                  Delivery or Collection

                  Carbon dipped handles for 5 door and drivers side handle missing passenger though :(
                  Genuine grills with rear covers
                  £55.00
                  Location: malmesbury
                  Postage: £6.00
                  Delivery or Collection

                  genuine fog grill covers with rear covers used
                  GTI Mats
                  £50.00
                  Location: malmesbury
                  Collection Only

                  gti mats front and back are used but nearly brand new
                  carbon dipped front handles
                  £80.00
                  Location: malmesbury
                  Postage: £6.00
                  Delivery or Collection

                  carbon dipped front handles drivers side and passenger used
                  red stiched handbrake cover
                  £12.00
                  Single Image
                    Location: malmesbury
                    Postage: £4.00
                    Delivery or Collection

                    red stiched handbrake cover used
                    Chrome auto headlight switch
                    £20.00
                    Single Image
                      Location: malmesbury
                      Postage: £4.00
                      Delivery or Collection

                      Chrome auto headlight switch used
                      GTI foot rest
                      £15.00
                      Single Image
                        Location: malmesbury
                        Postage: £4.00
                        Delivery or Collection

                        GTI foot rest used so would need new sticky tape or screwing into place I used tape
                        Mk5 GTI steering wheel
                        £180.00
                        Location: Northern Ireland
                        Postage: £0.00
                        Delivery or Collection

                        Great condition as can be seen, only down side it the airbag vw badge was removed and replaced with an ABT badge by a previous owner, usual little marks from human nails etc tried to get them in the photos but you honestly don't see them once fitted.

                        The steering wheel is probably the best on sale at the minute for this price, not your average very shiny very dirty one it has been deep cleaned for 3 hours so it's fresh and ready to use.