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Re: Scouting for a MK 5, things to look out for!
Last Poster: Dude2016 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 06:29:26 AM
Hey dude that gti looks good. Just to bear in mind  well your are on a search for s gti don't rule out the mk5 gti edition 30/mk5 gti  perelli. But depends on£££

Re: Golf mk5 gti wont start
Last Poster: Shanedixon in Technical Workshop on Today at 06:26:54 AM
Yer i boughy an engine last night for £1100 on ebay with turbo etc and mechanics going to fit it for £150 once it arrives might service it before the engine goes in

Re: Warning lights on dash
Last Poster: c.grex in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:14:25 AM
could be a abs sensor fault. won't matter if the light / s have gone out. A scan with VCDS will still show a issue, and which one it is. usually a rear abs sensor issue points to a wheel bearing on its way out. sensors can be had a few a quid if you want to try that first. But have a scan done before that

Re: part number
Last Poster: Andy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:28:06 PM
this is true

Looking for an Edition 30
Last Poster: jamie in Wanted on Yesterday at 10:08:57 PM
Hi all, looking for another Mk5 Golf Gti or Edition 30.

Must be manual, silver, grey or red, under 100k miles, 5 door.  A standard car is preferred.

Location: Suffolk, East Anglia.

Anyone out there selling one? Thanks. :happy2:

Re: My 2007 Laser Blue GTI
Last Poster: Eves in Members Rides on Yesterday at 09:55:05 PM
Love the car mate but that front grille is maga faded thought mine was bad

Its not quite as bad as it looks in the pics. Any decent products out there to bring it back to life ?

Re: Rear Engine (Dogbone) mount symptoms
Last Poster: Bodyboarder81 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 09:43:08 PM
Hi , thought I'd post here instead of a new thread as it's related .

My car has the revo engine mounts ( 2 at the top and the dog bone one along with the revo 'arm'

Which of these causes

Re: airbag loom to airbag connection
Last Poster: shoaybmakda in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 09:08:42 PM
Had a look and it did have an 8 in there for multi function with Tiptronic and push to talk installed.

Put the code in and now I get the following which suggests to me the stalk may be buggered:


Re: 118k Suspension refresh - Advice please
Last Poster: Molesy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:02:49 PM
Quite honestly, they are all worthwhile and it would be advantageous to do the bushes / bjs at same time to minimise labour and alignment costs.

Yeah I know... I'm surprised how expensive a proper wheel alignment is tbh

Re: DSG - Jerking in 1st and Reverse - Garage Recommendation
Last Poster: Lewo in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 08:23:35 PM
The other place recommended on here for DSG repairs is a place in Bristol, not exactly on the doorstep but that and the Nottingham one have had high praise.
Think I've saved the link so will have a look.

Here you go.

Mk5 r32 rear lower bumper wanted
Last Poster: jake-w07 in Wanted on Yesterday at 07:51:38 PM
Ideally after genuine in candy white would be great but dont mind having ot sprayed. No cracks or bits missing

R32 rear diffuser only -wanted
Last Poster: kam in Wanted on Yesterday at 06:22:45 PM
I'm looking for a genuine r32 rear diffuser to have hydro dipped if anyone has anything contact me directly 07772490088 thanks

Re: VIS Motorsport HPFP
Last Poster: just_coolnuh in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:10:29 PM
If you are DIYing feel free to drop me a pm, add me on whatsapp and ill help if you get stuck or have questions etc.

Cheers mate, dont think i will be as im now buying a complete unit but thanks for the offer though!

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Re: Mk7 steering wheel into Mk5
Last Poster: SI-R32 in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Yesterday at 04:24:22 PM
I've had a mk7 steering wheel in my MK5 car with cruise buttons working and illumination
Every button worked as it should....apart from the adaptive safety distance from car in-front.

My car tested one of the very first retrofits and it worked a treat.
I personally prefer the MK6

Recommend a Replacement Grill
Last Poster: H18Golf in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:55:32 PM

Ive decided after a month of debating between spraying my front grill and buying a new one, that i want to replace it.

Ive read a few threads but theres loads of debates about OEM/gloss look etc.  Basically i want only the upper grill.  I want it to look OEM, not glossy.  If anyone can post up links to good quality grills they have bought, eBay or elsewher

Leaking boost pipe to intercooler
Last Poster: mk1mad in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:48:28 PM
I keep finding that the boost pipe (drivers side) to the intercooler keeps developing a leak, I have replaced the seals a couple of times but it keeps coming back.
  I know this is a common problem which the s3 intercooler solves, has anyone solved the problem by using a high temp sealant on the seals? I just need a short term fix until I change the intercooler.

Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
Last Poster: FJ1000 in Random Chat on Yesterday at 02:44:02 PM
Your posts come across as annoyed/angry. These are emotions.

You've then responded again with a small essay full of passive aggressiveness and defensiveness.

I responded matter of fact.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

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Re: Were There Many Issues With Early Mk7 Gti's?
Last Poster: H18Golf in Mk7 General Area on Yesterday at 01:44:48 PM
Thanks @donovan2123 , very helpful. :happy2:


MK5 Golf GTI 3 Door DSG One Off UK Colour High Spec 2005 55
Location: Solihull
Collection Only

A unique opportunity to own this very special 3 door DSG GTI. It truly is a one off specification and has been cared for meticulously throughout its life. Comes with a full Volkswagen Service history, and accompanying paperwork. Only ever run on Shell V Power.
Finished in stunning Deep Violet Pearl this GTI comes with all factory fitted options as listed:
Xenon Headlights
18-inch Monzas
DSG Gearbox
Deep Violet Pearl Metallic Paint, (LC4U)
Vienna anthracite heated leather with electric Lumbar control
Multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift
Electric tilt/slide sunroof
Rear R32 Lights
RCD + VW sound pack (precursor to Dynaudio)
Amplifier fitted under passenger seat + 8 speakers
Cruise control
Climate control
Winter pack
Lighting pack
Comfort pack including heated seats
Auto dim rear-view mirror
Folding heated door mirrors
Coming home / leaving home function
Under seat storage bins

I purchased the car in October last year as my MK7 Golf R was going back, and I hadn't sorted a replacement. The car was purchased from the first owner, who had ordered and collected the car form the Autostadt Main dealer in Wolfsburg Germany. He had a business in Germany and managed to convince them to order a UK specification car in a colour only available in Europe. On collection he asked for the R32 lights to be fitted which was duly done there and then for him. He then used the car daily which involved many trips to Germany (hence the current mileage of around 144k), until he then ordered a new MK7 Golf R and the GTI was garaged as initially he didn't want to sell. Fortunately due to a change in circumstance the car came onto the market and I snapped it up as soon as I saw it. The car was a credit to its former owner and was mechanically spot on, as it had a full Volkswagen Service history, and had been maintained regardless of cost. Cambelt was last changed @ 121k in October 2013.

Being an enthusiast there were some things I wanted to do once I took ownership, so the following work was carried out:
Full GTechnic detail
A visit to AKS for a health check
New Genuine Fuel Filter
New Alternator Pulley
DSG reset
2 x new Continental Sport Contact 5 tyres
New Rear wiper arm, and wipers all round
New high level rear brake light
New genuine 'GTI' carpet set
Suspension refresh including:
Both front lower ball joints
Rear Toe Arm Bushes
Rear Drop Links
Front Lower Dog Bone/Engine Mount

The car then went into VW for an MOT where it was discovered two of the OE springs were cracked. So I had a set of Eibach Pro-Kit Springs fitted by VW, and a full alignment.

I was unhappy with the tapping noise that can become problematic on these cars, so instructed Volkswagen to replace the full Cam Chain kit which included all tensioners, gaskets and the lower oil pickup pipe and a full flush through of the engine. This was all carried out in January and the engine is a quiet as when new. So as you'd expect this particular GTI does really drive and go like new. I have owned many MK5 GTI's and without doubt this goes and handles better than anything I have owned.

So other than the Eibach springs the car has an ITG panel filter, has never been re-mapped and is totally standard. I cannot re-iterate enough how nice this car is to own and drive, and is certainly not your 'usual' MK5 GTI.

So like any car of this age there are a few minus points being totally honest. As pictured the drivers leather seat has a small tear, but the rest of the leather is literally like new. The wheels would benefit from a refurb, but as you will see from the pics still look stunning in the sun. Both wings have been painted by Volkswagen under warranty, and the drivers side actually replaced. Unfortunately the passenger side as pictured has started to bubble again. Obviously still under warranty but I just have not had the time to do this. The usual age related marks here and there, but no panel damage.

The car has an MOT until May next year, with no advisories at all. Viewing is essential and please feel free to ask any questions if I have missed anything out.

Car is located in Solihull for viewing.

Ultimate Daily - M-sport E90 330d - 6 Speed Manual
Location: Newton Aycliffe
Collection Only

I'm thinking about selling the best daily driver I've ever owned.

Its a 2006 E90 330d  - Rare 6 Speed Manual Gearbox - Full Service History!

- 125k documented miles ( actually low milage for these cars )

- BC Racing coilovers - Camber/castor and damping adjustable

- Brand New Team Dynamic 1.2 Pro Race - 18x9 Square Setup - 20mm rear hub centric spacers

- Brand New Federal RSR Semi Slick's road tyres

- Custom front and rear F series M performance brembo caliper setup from a 2016 car
mated with 335d front discs and 535i rear discs (only e9x in the UK with this conversion)

- E90 M3 - tri stitch steering wheel with piano black inserts ( all buttons fully working )

Has all the best spec and highly desirable spec

- Cruise Control
- Full colour iDrive system ( replaced the iDrive system recently due to a fault )
- Sat Nav
- DAB radio
- Aux play
- Auto Lights
- Auto Wipers
- Auto Dimming Mirrors
- Climate Control
- Full Black Leather
- etc etc

The car has been remapped and had the DPF in the exhaust removed (common issue with the DPF failing on these cars) and is now producing 310bhp and 610nm of torque. Its unbelievably quick for a diesel, the torque is amazing in any gear. It is easy as quick as my E46 M3!

Its extremely comfortable to drive, the suspension is dampening adjustable and on its softest setting its actually softer than the M-sport suspension as standard. It rides extremely well don't be put off by the ride height, its fully functional. It surprises everyone I've had in the car how good it drives considering the way it looks.

There is no scrubbing or rubbing despite the ride height even fully loaded with people and luggage this was an absolute must for me as I wanted to improve the car but not limit its functionality, it also can tackle any speed bump or any road obstacles with ease no underside catching at all, this car has been setup very well. I've spent a lot of time getting the suspension setup to a high standard and I'm now reaping the rewards of this.

It handles like a dream, I've had 4 wheel laser alignment done recently by a specialist that sets up high end supercars so the new tyres will wear evenly and it drives as straight as an arrow.

The brakes are excellent and really provide good feedback. I've read from guys in america its recommended upgrading to the m3 master cylinder with these brakes due to the increased number of pistons per corner but I can't see any need at all, they perform brilliantly.

The pedal feel is excellent, I've had the brake fluid refreshed in the last few month for extra piece of mind. I think the best bit about this car is the brakes, they look fantastic behind the wheels and perform equally as good.

Its truly fantastic to drive leisurely or on a spirited drive equally. This car covers distance better than anything else I've driven. Point to point I can't imagine anything else as capable.

Its excellent on fuel and achieves 40mpg round the town and into the 55's on motorway run. Ive never known a car be such an all rounder and does so many jobs well. I would have this as my only car and be very happy. I'll defiantly regret selling this car, for the money its irreplaceable.

The swirl flaps and all the common 330 issues have been taken care of. Many years of trouble free motoring are ahead of this car.

I've had a number of panels re-painted in the past few months due to stone chips and general wear and tear. Now the car is extreemly tidy with only a very small number of minor imperfections.

The brakes, wheels and tyres have all done less than 1000 miles. The calipers, wheels and tyres are unmarked and as new!

You won't find another e90 like this, its a perfect solution for me as a second car. I don't get bored of driving it daily due to its split personality.

It gets looks everywhere it goes. For value for money I can't think of a better car. What can you buy for this price that will match all its positives!

Tyres are great in both wet and dry, I was worried that putting a performance tyre on this car would maybe ruin it as a daily driver but I could not have been more wrong. There is very little road noise from the tyres and the grip in the dry and the wet is beyond what I was ever expecting. It drives just like a standard car but feels much more solid and planted to the road. I can't stress this enough!

The MOT expires in December but I've no issue putting it in for a fresh 12 month ticket if the price is right, it will fly through a test no issue.

Its got full service history with the last service in the book being 10k ago. Then receipts for filters and fluids thereafter. I've also changed the oil and filter in my short ownership too. You won't need to spend a penny on this car for some time its good to go.

Theres loads of rough and ready poor spec E9x 330d's with automatic box's around for £5-6k - don't be fooled by them, I can't understand why anyone would buy them over this, its false economy. I've seen plenty of poor spec cars with undesirable interiors, no idrive system for the same money as this for sale too!

By all means go look at others before coming to see this, you will realise how good this car is for the age and milage. I'm a BMW enthusiast, having owned 4 330d's previously I like to think I know them very well by now. I also own a number of other BMW's including M cars so you can rest assured I know how to look after these cars.

There's plenty of 335d's knocking about for sale too, horrible auto box and the silly repair bills when stuff breaks every few thousand miles, which it will. If you know your BMW's I'm sure you'll know how bullet proof these 330d's are. The sensible option when buying a powerful 6 cylinder diesel.

I'm in absolutly no rush to sell this car. I know there isn't another as good on sale right now, a good manual 330d is becoming increasing harder to find. They are amazing cars no one sells them! Escpecially in this spec and not forgetting the 4k+ worth of aftermarket parts, this car is an absolute bargain!

I use this car everyday to get to work and back which is only a short drive so the milage won't increase much. The only reason I'm considering selling is I intend to sell a couple of my cars and look at getting an F80 M3 due to my new short commute since changing jobs I really don't need a big mile muncher like this. As much as I love it, its an overkill for my circumstances.

Saying that I don't mind keeping this car till next year if I don't get what I'm looking for, I've turned down so many low ball offers and had a massive amount of interest in the car already. The first person to view this car will buy it.

Any questions please ask, I have lots more photos and can also take more on request. Who ever buys this car will be over the moon with it. I'll regret letting this one go! I'm happy to take anyone out for a long and comprehensive road test to show how sound this car actually is.

Im after £7299 or very nearest offer - reduced on my previous price

Located in DL17 postcode - I'll collect anyone from Durham train station for any long distance travellers.


Genuine grills with rear covers
Location: malmesbury
Postage: £6.00
Delivery or Collection

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

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

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

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

      Chrome auto headlight switch used
      GTI foot rest
      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
        06F 903 023 FX
        Location: Cork City, Ireland
        Postage: £0.00
        Delivery or Collection

        Brand new genuine alternator, never fitted. Bought this to fix a incessant chirping coming from my engine bay which my mechanic was sure were the alternator bearings, but actually turned out to be the roll bar bushes, so this never got taken out of the box.

        £349.06 from the dealers

        Price includes delivery from Ireland
        RNS 510 - B version
        Location: Bolton
        Collection Only

        B version but has upgraded software.Non LED screen. Internal HDD. 32gb sd card included too.

        HW version - H03
        SW version - 4120
        Map version - 7918

        Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
        Bluetooth unit, microphone and loom
        Location: Bolton
        Postage: £8.00

        5k0 035 730 D

        Worked fine with all my iphones (4,5 and 6)
        Unsure on other models
        Streams music via bluetooth
        Shows on RNS 510 and highline display (song names only on highline)

        Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
        Genuine rear view camera - bumper version including loom
        Single Image
          Location: Bolton
          Postage: £8.00
          Delivery or Collection

          Genuine rear view camera that shows on the rns510. Comes with the loom and the plastic holder for attaching into the bumper

          Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
          Golfball gear knob and gaitor
          Location: Bolton
          Postage: £5.00
          Delivery or Collection

          Genuine vortex / votex golf ball gear knob. 6 speed. Used condition

          Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
          Side of boot sub box, sub and amp
          Location: Bolton
          Collection Only

          This was one of the first sub boxs that is in the side of the boot so you can still use it fully. It is sound deadened inside and has a 10inch "juice" sub (unsure of part number) and a JVC 800w mono amp. This amp fits under the drivers seat.

          Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
          3 Door warning / puddle lights with loom
          Single Image
            Location: Bolton
            Postage: £4.00
            Delivery or Collection

            I bought these from Boldsport with the twin sided leds. One side is red which warns other drivers when the door is open. The other side is white and shines on the floor when the door is open.

            Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
            Custom flat bottom MFSW steering wheel
            Location: Bolton
            Collection Only

            Bought this brand new from germany but then it was scratched with a zip so got it retrimmed with new leather by autotrim in denton. White stitching with a red band at the top. Perforated leather either side of the buttons and full leather top and bottom. Very good condition.

            **The MF buttons have had to be removed to fit on another to trade it in so its now without the buttons and the GT badge. Price reduced to reflect that.**

            Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
            Battery box
            Single Image
              Location: Bolton
              Postage: £8.00
              Delivery or Collection

              Used battery boxed instead of the fabric "wrap" that are on some cars. Pretty good condition

              Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
              Edition 30 / R32 rear lights
              Location: Bolton
              Postage: £14.00
              Delivery or Collection

              Used but in very good condition rear lights. The outers i bought second hand but the inners were bought brand new from VW last year at the cost of a small fortune!!

              I am happy to exchange your standard ones for these so would do £100 plus yours

              Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
              Depo "xenon" look projector headlights
              Location: Bolton
              Collection Only

              Good condition Depo "xenon look" projector headlights. Bought them a few years ago and had headlight protectors on them for 2 years. I would need to exchange these with your standard ones so can only do collection

              Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
              Ed30 genuine front splitter
              Location: Bolton
              Collection Only

              Collection only due to size.

              Used conditions with obvious stone chips. Reflex silver with a black inner centre section. Would need a respray ideally.

              Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
              Ed30 genuine rear bumper / valance - lower section only
              Location: Bolton
              Collection Only

              Very good condition rear bumper in reflex silver with a gloss black painted exhaust surround section. There is a hole cut out for my genuine rear view camera but not able to be seen when fitted. Collection only due to size.

              I can exchange this with your standard gti rear bumper for £110

              Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
              Genuine wing mirrors - Power folding with led puddle light and folding off the key - door modules included
              Location: Bolton
              Collection Only

              The ultimate wing mirrors! This is for the "shell" only as il need to keep the mirror covers but you can reuse your own.

              Power folds off the interior switch and off the fob
              Heated mirrors
              Electric adjustment
              LED puddle light units

              The gen 3 MAX door control modules are included also so are plug and play. I can assist with fitting and coding with vcds if required.

              These were fitted to my 3 door 2008 / 58 golf. Unsure if they will work on other years

              I have a video of these folding if you want to see

              Pictures can be sent for all items via email or phone until i wor
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