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Re: Death of Policy Holder - Named Driver
Last Poster: Oldy in Random Chat on Today at 05:24:48 PM
Sorry to hear about the death of your father.  As to car insurance, normally the policy will come to an end on the death of the policyholder, so strictly the car will now be uninsured.

I fully understand why you do not immediately want to deal with your fathers estate, but it would be useful to speak to the insurers now. 


Re: Pressure for hpfp
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on Today at 05:00:30 PM
Open and close the driver door a few times. Then start the car. Ive never had a fuel issue after doing the follower.

This or turning the ignition on and off a few times usually primes the fuel system.


Re: Dielectric grease on coils?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:57:22 PM
How many miles on the car?  It's more likely to be an injector than coils tbh, but by all means try a set just to be sure.


Re: Audio upgrade
Last Poster: loop in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Today at 04:16:55 PM
Would just amping the stock speakers be an option worth exploring and would this result in much of an improvement? RNS-amp-OEM speakers? Is there a special adapter needed to connect the RNS to an amp? Thanks


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Re: double din head unit options
Last Poster: rolexmk5 in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Today at 04:16:30 PM
dont you also need a separate box for bluetooth with the 510
the 315 has it all in one lump bluetooth (streams music ) dab sd card and satnav  but no dvd playback or usb


Re: Wipers - Bosch Vs OEM
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:30:32 PM
FWIW, I've tried aftermarket Bosch and dealer supplied ones and the dealer ones, surprise surprise, last longer and don't judder half as much when they approach the end of their service life.


Re: Mk5 GTI fuel consumption
Last Poster: mikezs in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:20:46 PM


Re: ARB bracket bolt snapped
Last Poster: Tfsi_Mike in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 02:17:31 PM

I honestly can't remember, sorry.  I was there when he did it though lol.  I can't remember getting a  geo check (which Im certain I would've insisted in if the subframe had been off)  So perhaps it was done in situ


Re: Intermittent Turbo boost?
Last Poster: DBXdarkangel in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:35:40 PM
What you want to know?


Re: Unlock code RNS MFD-2
Last Poster: mkmg76 in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Today at 12:56:48 PM
hope you got your money back

Money refunded this morning by Alex when VW were able to extract a different code form the unit itself.  :happy2:

In his defense, the code VW acquired from their own database was the same one he provided originally so in essence his ser


Re: got the code p2088 coming up (Faulty Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT))
Last Poster: Orc in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:41:43 PM
Remove the plug off the n205, vvt solenoid, sometimes the plugs wear and pulls oil up into the electrical connector. Had this on a number of vehicles i have done now with those faults.


Re: 1 month ownersbip (what to look out for)
Last Poster: Leco_GTI in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:26:42 PM
By the way, the Engine Management Light coincidently showed up again. My friend will scan the car for errors tomorrow :(


Re: Best place to advertise an Edition 30
Last Poster: Vish8895 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:13:50 PM
I've got my car on AutoTrader currently.

It's the fourth time I've used it and the previous three have all resulted in a sale from the listing.

The reason I always use AutoTrader is because its the first place I, and almost everyone I know goes to when looking for cars to buy.

It's only for the more specialist car's most of us venture onto forums a


Re: Thoughts on my first week of ED30 Ownership
Last Poster: golfmck1980 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:13:20 PM
Im quite happy with my 4banger just wish it had the sound of the r32 :notworthy:


Re: Shadow Blue Thread
Last Poster: superchargedpolo in The Colours on Today at 11:53:08 AM
The best colour IMO.  Wish I could have got my Edition 30 in this colour.  :happy2:


Re: karcher k2 compact or fullsize (worth getting pressure washer )
Last Poster: superchargedpolo in Detailing on Today at 11:48:05 AM
I have a K3.  It's lasted me 8 years before I needed to replace some of the seals.

Not bad if you ask me


Re: cam tensioner rattle in cabin
Last Poster: Pesky jones in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:21:21 AM
Just to clarify for the camshaft adjustment, the actual should fluctuate between +1kw and -1kw of the specified. For AXX the specified is 24kw so the actual should be between 23 & 25kw. Every other engine code (BWA, BYD etc.) the specified is 28kw so the actual should be between 27 & 29kw


Re: Slight misfire
Last Poster: DrG_GTi in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 11:17:11 AM
Just a quick up date to my post

I replaced coil pack and plugs made no difference, so then I brought some creation motorsport lower boost pipes on removing passenger lower boost pipe it was covered in oil and crud so was not sealing or was leaking so fitted new pipe and touch wood no issue


Re: BBS Pescara for monza's + cash
Last Poster: RetroRaz in Wanted on Today at 10:58:37 AM






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Re: S3 intercooler upgrade for golf gti
Last Poster: Orc in Wanted on Today at 09:59:25 AM
Have an uprated inter cooler if needed, depending your budget

Shoutbox

GOLF GTI MK5 STEERING WHEEL + AIRBAG (NON MFSW)
£280.00
Location: Birmingham
Postage: £0.00
Delivery or Collection

Golf GTI MK5 DSG steering wheel. (Will fit other models but please double check)

As you can see from the pictures the steering wheel is in really good condition with only a few age related marks, none of leather is wearing and their are no rips or tears.  Really good condition for its age.

AIRBAG INCLUDED !


SENSIBLE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED !!!
R32 bucket seats
£1800.00
Location: Amersham
Postage: 0.00
Delivery or Collection

R32 front bucket seats on excellent condition minor wear to bolsters please check the pictures also minor scratches to the black rest trims looking at
£1800.00 no exchange required please come to see these if your unsure we all know what these fetch call text 07772480088 thanks
R32 mk5 engine spin trims now £45.00
£65.00
Location: Amersham
Postage: £7.00
Delivery or Collection

I have for sale an almost complete set of trims from the r32 just the passenger side missing fits a 3 door vehicle although the front 3 piece dash trims will fit any mk5.
These are in excellent condition the door trim was purchased brand new and never fitted all have the clips intact no damage £65 plus postage NOW £45
Mk5 Multifunction Steering Wheel Buttons
£40.00
Location: Leeds
Postage: £5.00
Delivery or Collection

Got some mk5 MFSW buttons for sale. Straight retrofit for wheel with DSG paddles, but can be added to standart wheel as well (somewhere in this forum is how to DIY). 45 delivered, if paying by PayPal + fees/gift.
Cruise stalk for replacement or retro fit
£15.00
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    Location: Nottingham
    Postage: £0.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Can code it in if you're local

    Thanks!

    Mike