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Re: Highline Cluster Upgrade Info and FAQ's
Last Poster: RetroRaz in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 05:53:27 PM
How are you accessing the menu mij? By holding the wiper rocker button or menu button on sw?

I think if it was factory fitted with a 973, then it can work off rocker switch (like mine) but then i switched


Re: Parts needed to install a LSD on a DSG
Last Poster: Shoduchi in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 05:16:14 PM
A track day friend and dyno tester gave me bad feedback about Quaife LSD. Told me that he knew a few cases needing repair. Being more expensive didn't help its case either. :slap:

Forged over milled steel sounds good. I can only find good feedback on American forums about this LSD so that pretty much made me go for it.


Re: New Grille - What should it look like?
Last Poster: AJP in Mk5 General Area on Today at 05:12:56 PM
That painted grille looks ace!
I've just ordered one.. ;)


Re: Downpipe With Sports Cat
Last Poster: colesey in Wanted on Today at 05:07:11 PM
I’m also after one - Miltek with sports cat

There was one of those listed on the TFSI Facebook site earlier today  :happy2:


Re: Eddie-nl contact details
Last Poster: Andy in Mk5 General Area on Today at 05:04:18 PM
Would appear so  :sad1:

don't think he doesn't travel round as much


Re: MK5 backbox
Last Poster: adam164 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:38:33 PM
ive got a backbox thats in really good condition

And you Sir, are a star! Where are you?


Re: Black smoke from exhaust when accelerating?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:57:20 PM
Step one - Open Bonet
Step two - Check engine cover says FSI not TDI

 :signLOL:

I've never noticed any smoke from mine, although my exhaust tips do get a bit sotty. I had to top up about 500ml of oil after about 4000miles. So I guess it burns 100ml per 1000miles ish
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Re: breaking a car - How do you do it?
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:46:00 PM
Rip the front end off and use a jack and wooden board if you have no crane and just drag the engine out, drive shafts off  :happy2:


Re: Clutch switch problem.
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:44:25 PM
Hmm always thought it was the clutch pedal switch that causes this issue?


Re: New car: R32
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on Today at 01:06:22 PM
Wow! Really a beauty with all that shine! :love:


Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:03:01 PM
Ya....drilling and some nutserts.  Personally I would tack weld the nutserts in.  I've had one of these braces before (a Unibrace) in my MK4 and the nutserts can end up just spinning on themselves, causing a rattle/squeak noise. 

That's why I jumped on the Tyrolsport one.  No nutserts  :s


Unresponsive after jolt
Last Poster: oliyaz0510 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:23:59 PM
Hi all,

Ive had my gti for a month now and love it, its had all the usual failures replaced since i bought it (cam follower due to be done this weekend) however I try to avoid wherever i can but where it is unavoidable whenever i hit a "substantial" pothole, the throttle becomes very unresponsive and jerky then the engine cuts out. I turn it back on but no better. If i


Re: Headlight Bracket Fixing Kit
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:47:42 AM
People still drink and drive?  :stupid:

Let me know what you find as one of my lights could do with more support also.


Re: Oil pickup pipe viewing with a borescope
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:46:03 AM
As well as that, the pickup sits very close to the bottom of the sump, so you would never get the borescope close enough to see anything useful.

I would just drop the sump and replace it anyway.  Then it's one thing off the list.  Get a magnetic sump plug from AKS as well.  These engines seem to generate a lot of swarf which sticks to cam and crank sensors, which can cau


Re: Mk5 Golf GTi - Retro Fitting Xenon Headlights
Last Poster: dennisgti in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Today at 11:00:55 AM
Guys,  thanks for all the replies.  I have ended up buying another Golf Mk5 GTi with Xenons and a few modifications. 
I am in the process of adding MFSW buttons and cruise control to my new purchase.  Its a DSG GTi so should not be a problem.
I have the standard RCD510 Sat Nav and I am looking to upgrade this with Bluetooth and I have been told the FISCON kit is best as


Re: Mk5/Mk6 reversing Camera WANTED.
Last Poster: th3_f15t in Wanted on Today at 09:58:58 AM
@dandav1985 I've got one that I'm never going to fit, I'll try and send you a few pictures later.


Re: Induction kit / CAI & downpipe. Mk5 gti ko3
Last Poster: colesey in Wanted on Today at 05:24:33 AM
I have a BCS sports cat downpipe which I have yet to list. It is immaculate and freshly wrapped by BCS and comes with an adaptor to standard system.

Update - sale now agreed with Shoy


Re: Rns 315 Bluetooth display on mfd
Last Poster: mrxbox360 in MK6 How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 12:06:15 AM
ive amended my post


Re: Not clued up on exhausts and needing help
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:15:57 PM
Not too loud...mine is decat w/o resonator and just a small Borla...



...and this one is some normal driving sounds...


Re: Rcd 310 battery drain?
Last Poster: Ant b in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Yesterday at 10:49:21 PM
Don't even know if it is dab,I just wanted one without button wear and I can have aux

Shoutbox

RNS 510 - B version
£240.00
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
Sold
Bluetooth unit, microphone and loom
£140.00
Location: Bolton
Postage: £8.00
Delivery or Collection

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
Sold
Genuine rear view camera - bumper version including loom
£130.00
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
    £70.00
    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
    £90.00
    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
    Sold
    3 Door warning / puddle lights with loom
    £20.00
    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
      £220.00
      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.

      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
      £15.00
      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
        Sold
        Edition 30 / R32 rear lights
        £130.00
        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
        Sold
        Depo "xenon" look projector headlights
        £60.00
        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
        Sold
        Ed30 genuine front splitter
        £130.00
        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
        Sold
        Ed30 genuine rear bumper / valance - lower section only
        £180.00
        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
        £250.00
        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 workout what to use other than photobucket!! Open to offers
        R32 "Recaro" buckets - full leather - R32 embossed - Fronts only
        Audi R8 Coilpacks
        £60.00
        Single Image
          Location: London
          Postage: £3.00
          Delivery or Collection

          Hi guys,

          I purchased these coilpacks from AKS about 3 months ago when I was having a misfire issue (Documented on my build thread) - it turned out to be a faulty injector instead. But unfortunately my car has been written off so I've removed these and have put them up for sale. 

          Thanks,
          Faz
          Ultimate spec MK5 Golf GTi 07 Steel grey DSG Genuine Rare GTi Buckets
          £6995.00
          Single Image
            Location: Hertfordshire
            Collection Only

            EDIT - Reason for sale is that the car is hardly ever used anymore and the money would be a big help for work on our house.


            £6995 or make me an offer.


            So I've finally decided to sell my cherished GTi... I've owned the car for a little over 7 years now and its wanted for nothing. The bulk of the modifications listed were made by the previous owner, so I've had the luxury of enjoying it over the years.

            It'll be a sad day when it goes as its the longest I've ever owned a car. There is just something about the Mk5 which I just really enjoy, so I'm hoping the next owner can enjoy it as much as I do and is equally well cared for.

            I dont know if this price is too high or about right... there looks to be a few poorly spec'd cars around at the moment on Autotrader for similar money, so let me know what you think or make an offer.

            MK5 Golf GTi - Steel Grey
            2007 07 plate
            3 Door
            72k miles - This will likely not change as the car is only used at weekends due to commuting to work by train.
            18" Monza Alloys with Vredestein tyres
            DSG Gearbox with paddle shift
            Factory Xenon headlights with headlamp washers
            Folding mirrors - (apparently hard to find?)
            Rear parking sensors
            Fully functional Air conditioning (for when we see some sunshine!)
            *RARE* Genuine GTi Bucket seats in tartan - I've been offered silly money for these alone!
            Highline dashboard and steering wheel controls
            New radiator 9 months ago due to a slight weep from the original
            Mud flaps front and rear
            Dipping passenger mirror when reversing
            Kenwood headunit with Navigation, Bluetooth etc.

            MOT until 30th April 2018

            Cambelt changed at 48k miles including cam follower and tensioners - I still have the original cam follower and it looks like new, so no wear here!

            Brand new Turbo fitted Feb 2013
            Forge re-circulating valve
            R32 Brakes with new Brembo pads fitted less than 1000 miles ago
            Braided brake lines
            Stage 2 Revo Remap including SPS switch
            Whiteline Anti-lift Kit
            Poly bushes all round
            KW V3 coilovers
            BSH Catch can
            BSH Cone Induction kit (Original engine cover included)
            Full Turbo back Miltek exhaust
            OEM LED Rear lights
            Colour coded rear bumper
            Silicone boost hoses
            OSIR Vent gauge housing with NewSouth Boost gauge to match stock clocks
            Vented Fog light grills
            Tinted mirror indicators to better blend in with the colour
            Minor cosmetic improvements - carbon wrapped interior trim and front panel

            Car is garaged and serviced regularly by myself using only genuine items


            Bad points

            Being completely honest, all cars have there niggles and this one is now 10yrs old so it shouldnt come as a surprise there are a couple...

            Slight scrape to rear bumper on the drivers side corner where a kind soul demonstrated their lack of driving skills - its only minor and barely noticable but I know its there... I actually tried to get some photos of this but I couldnt get it to show up in the light there was at the time.

            Passenger door lock intermittently not unlocking on the central locking so need to unlock from inside the car - I've priced the part to around £150 plus fitting it, I may get this sorted before it goes though. This actually only just started to occur but from looking in to how to fix it, it seems to be a common "feature".

            Three of the four Monza wheels are suffering with "white worm". I've had the cost of a refurb for all four priced at £350 by Pristine Wheels for the same original finish with diamond cut so this is taken in to account with the price.
            Revo Air Intake K03 & K04 (Bung included)
            £240.00
            Location: London (North or East)
            Collection Only

            Hi guys,

            I've recently had my car written off and so I'm selling my Revo intake. I would keep this but as this was my second MK5 GTI I have decided it's time for a change.

            I purchased this from AKS for just under £300 a short while ago so this is a fair price though I am open to sensible offers. It comes complete with all jubilee clips / bolts & the heatshield.

            This is ready to collect & fit in your vehicle.

            Thanks for looking,
            Faz

            Cash on Collection please
            Sold
            GFB + diverter valve 3 months old
            £75.00
            Location: East Sussex
            Postage: £3.50
            Delivery or Collection

            For sale is my gfb + diverter valve brought from aks tuning 3 months ago covered only 400 miles
            No longer needed any questions give me a text
            07581256800