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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: MK5 Golf GTI suspension refurbishment
Last Poster: colesey in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 06:20:51 PM
More like 25mm at front. We measured mine in this earlier thread


I have the SP balljoints (plus H&R small arbs) and the extra camber does improve front end bite.

Re: Which stereo?
Last Poster: spicypixel in Mk5 General Area on Today at 05:23:47 PM
As a tip, at least in google play music might apply to spotify, if you roll the right hand knob till you get to next track you can just hit that button on the front instead of faffing with the touchscreen for additional skips.

Re: Overheating on track
Last Poster: bricksnmortar in Track Day Technical on Today at 01:49:44 PM
I appreciate your continuing to focus on this problem with me.

I feel fortunate to have made the acquaintance of the VW engineer about whom I spoke in a previous message, who confirmed my assessment of the oil starvation problem. He, as I mentioned, said that he believ

Whiteline V's SUPERPRO Anti Lift Kits
Last Poster: re2 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 01:41:45 PM
A lot of the whiteline reviews concentrate on the earlier yellow bushed kits which occasionally failed. I'm looking at the later black bushing Whiteline V's SUPERPRO. I can see benefits to both designs. Anyone have first hand experience of either, or preferably both?

Re: Looking at buying a mk5, advice wanted with steering wheel
Last Poster: The Red Warrior in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:46:51 AM
Yes, several ways. Get a mk5 multi function steering wheel (MFSW) or get a mk6 MFSW with associated steering wheel module. Or cheapest option is to just get the multifunction buttons and inserts and install them into your current wheel. Apparently the threads for installing them are already in non MFSW.
All options will require coding to get the buttons to work.

Re: Ed30 history anyone?
Last Poster: 4ndy in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:42:51 AM
check MOT history to give some indication of upkeep by previous owners.Also worth looking at sellers feedback  :happy2:

Rear hub size on gti
Last Poster: Uncleben in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:31:59 AM
So just thought I would share this info as it seems to be a common query. I changed my rear wheel bearing yesterday (2005 gti) and as I couldn't find a definitive answer to wether it had a 30 or 32mm hub I ordered both, it turns out the gti has a 30mm hub. the 32mm bearing was labeled for golf tdi, so I assume all other models use the 32mm? Not sure if this is applicable to all yea

Rear hub size on gti
Last Poster: Uncleben in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:24:56 AM
So just thought I would share this info as it seems to be a common query. I changed my rear wheel bearing yesterday (2005 gti) and as I couldn't find a definitive answer to wether it had a 30 or 32mm hub I ordered both, it turns out the gti has a 30mm hub. the 32mm bearing was labeled for golf tdi, so I assume all other models use the 32mm? Not sure if this is applicable to all yea

Re: How long does the Rev G DV last?
Last Poster: richtung in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:19:59 AM
Changed my DV on my ED30 last night. (Old DV is rev G as is the new one).
Old DV didn't have any tears but noticed the stem wasnt protruding as far out from the main body compared  to the new DV (if this makes sense).

My word.... The car pulls like a horse now!! (compared to the Shetland pony it was).

Only negative was that I broke the little retaining cl

Re: Fuel Filter Changing
Last Poster: slipd in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:00:50 AM
Thanks guys! 18 months - 2 years probably won't do any harm then?

Re: the gearbox oil. I can't even find the drain or fill on mine! It's a 2007 1.6 FSi. Any ideas?

Re: White "Lion" Cupra - DSG converted track car
Last Poster: bricksnmortar in Members Rides on Today at 05:35:17 AM
Thanks. How did you get rid of all the ESP but keep your ABS, was that part of a tune?

Re: Disabling ESP not ABS, monitoring DSG temps
Last Poster: bricksnmortar in MK6 General Area on Today at 05:34:05 AM
yes solid yellow. But it still is partly on. Can you completely get rid of it with a tune or is it not possible?

Re: Electrical Gremlin
Last Poster: suave in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:12:50 PM
Berg - that’s exactly what mine scanned up too.

I’ve ordered a new hub and sensor.

Thanks for your help in posting your error

Re: Help. Unable to do a wheel alignment due to seized bolt
Last Poster: andyiseddy02 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:12:29 PM
I carried out this work on the Passat due to knackered bushes and snapped springs.

OMG what a job getting the old rusty bolts out.
OMG trying to get the correct parts from Euro car parts. (Three visits).
OMG getting the new outer bushes in.

Could not use the car until the alignment was done, drove it around the block and it was very strange. Fair pl

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:10:56 PM
fitted a pedal box +. It took a minute to install and set up.

Took it for a drive and I'm pleased with it, gets rid of that bit of dead time before acceleration.

Re: Smell of petrol in my oil :(
Last Poster: Jgavin1 in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 08:54:06 PM
Yeh I just found that out! I’m such a novice at these things

Wanted R32 front seat Leather Headrests or Swap with my Gti leather ones
Last Poster: Usual Suspect in Wanted on Yesterday at 07:20:06 PM

As above

I have 2 GTI Leather front seat head rests which have GTI Embossed.

I need 2 of a Golf Mk5 R32 which say R.

If anyone is selling any or wants to swap for my Gti leather ones let me low

Pm, Call or text on 07983 222 677

Many thanks

Re: Your driving pet peeves...
Last Poster: Pudding in Random Chat on Yesterday at 06:15:07 PM
How the system will prosecute you for driving 3-4mph over the speed limit on an A/B road, however it’s perfectly acceptable to drive 20mph UNDER the speed limit.

It isn't acceptable, but old duffers seem to view it as 'safe'.  They should be nabbed for it under the 'Driving w

Re: Low mileage DSG Edition 30 WANTED
Last Poster: Pudding in Wanted on Yesterday at 06:06:19 PM
You didn't look very hard then  :grin:


I can vouch for that car, and I am one picky mofo!

Re: AC Issue - Cold air on right side, ambient on left.
Last Poster: Pudding in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 05:36:13 PM
Yep.  I would say that amount of gas lost does indeed point to a ruptured condenser.   Worth doing anyway as a new condenser restores the A/C 100% back to how it should be.  They get clogged up with and clobbered with all kinds of sh1t.

VW probably put it at the front as it's a pretty borderline system anyway, other cars seem to get super cold far quicker.


Golf Mk5 Edition 30 DSG 58k - 3 door
Location: Ipswich
Collection Only

Volkswagen Golf Mk5 GTI Edition 30 230bhp - For Sale

Build plaque number 1587

Special 30th anniversary edition of the Volkswagen Golf Mk5.  Volkswagen didn't make many of these and no doubt they will become a future, appreciating classic.

I bought this car in 2014 with about 19,000 miles on it.  I looked for ages to for a top spec Edition 30 and in the end had to go to Scotland to pick this one up.  It's been very well looked after by both myself and two previous owners.  It's completely standard with full VW service history.  Since owning the car, I've always had the VW extended fully comprehensive warranty on it, so any work needed is done by local VW dealer and genuine OEM parts are fitted.  I have the build number (1587) plaque with the VW letter but it's never been fitted to the car.

So, on to the spec...

2007 car
58,500 miles (this will increase as I'm currently using it)
3-dr Diamond Black (Pearl)
2.0 FSI petrol engine with the KO4 turbo
6 speed DSG gearbox with "paddles" on steering wheel
Usual Edition 30 Half Leather Seats
Electric tilt/slide sunroof (rare option)
Rear parking sensors
Electric front windows
Tinted rear windows
Cruise control
Automatic rain-sensing wipers
Automatic, self-leveling Xenon headlights
Folding mirrors, heated mirrors, position memory when in reverse
Dual climate control, cold air-con, warm heaters, cooled glove box
Heated front seats
Electric lumbar support on front seats
RNS-510 CD/Radio,Full Sat Nav with DVD Player with 2014 maps and postcode search
Additional 6 disc changer with Aux jack input in centre console
Traction Control
Launch Control
Factory Alarm
Xenon lights
18" BBS Original "Pescara" Alloy Wheels in mint condition (this have just been refurbished in silver - dipped, blasted, powder coated and lacquered)
4 x Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres (front assymetric 3s, rear assymetric 2s)
VW Bluetooth 7p6 box under the front seat with full RNS-510 integration - works with my iPhone 5S and iPhone 8
On Board Multifunction Computer (Highline version)
2 keys

Service Overview
Cambelt and water pump changed in 2015 - at Ipswich Wolsey VW main dealer
DSG gearbox fluid and filter service in 2014 - at Ipswich Wolsey VW main dealer

30/12/2008 - 2778 miles
31/12/2009 - 5911 miles
15/12/2010 - 9615 miles
15/12/2011 - 15,206 miles
12/12/2012 - 17,768 miles
16/12/2013 - 18,973 miles
29/04/2014 - 19,517 miles (DSG oil and filter at Ipswich Wolsey VW main dealer)
03/11/2014 - 25,489 miles (cam belt and water pump at Ipswich Wolsey VW main dealer)
12/12/2014 - 27,291 miles
11/09/2015 - 36,676 miles
29/07/2016 - 45,932 miles (50,000 miles service, oil filter, engine oil, washer fluid, sump plug at Ipswich Wolsey VW main dealer)
13/07/2017 - 51,532 miles (major service including oil, air, pollen filters and spark plugs + air con service at Ipswich Wolsey VW main dealer)
07/05/2018 - 55,668 miles (cam follower and o-ring replaced, pcv replaced - both by me)
08/06/2018 - 56,576 miles (DSG oil and filter change, brake fluid change - at Ipswich Wolsey VW main dealer)
11/07/2018 - 57,088 miles (Offside front seat belt stalk replaced, small cooling fan replaced, main radiator thermostat replaced)
02/08/2018 - 58,009 miles VW minor service at Wolsey main dealer.

In the last couple of months I have also:
- replaced all 20 wheel bolt dust caps and 4 x wheel center caps (all new from VW main dealer)
- New whip aerial as it has corroded (from VW main dealer)

I was thinking about a re-map to 300bhp+, but to be honest I'd prefer to leave it completely standard, as it's too good to change in my opinion.  I've always tried to run the car on Shell V-Power, Tesco 99 or BP Ultimate fuel.  I have a new service book for it as the standard one was full.

It really is in fantastic condition both inside and outside.  Wheels are NOT kerbed and are mint - they have just been refurbished.  No wing rust.  I searched for a long time when looking for this one but I can't really justify using this for the commute to work.

The car has just had a service with VW Wolsey Ipswich this week.  So any buyer would not have to service the car for a while.

I'm missing one of the tabs off one of the rear centre console vents - I think this would be an easy fix / replace - it just never bothered me so I never got round to fixing it.

Viewings welcome, but I’m afraid I'll be doing the driving on any test drives.  location: Ipswich, Suffolk.

R32 Rear lights and bare tailgate.
Location: AMERSHAM
Postage: £22.00
Delivery Only

Genuine set of r32 lights removed from a late 2008 vehicle the light are in very good condition with minor wear and tear scratches /marks please not these are used items and not brand new happy to post these are buyers cost price £145 plus postage £22 also have a genuine vw tailgate in metallic black bare tailgate but does come with all wirring and glass small marks on the spoiler and close to the badge most of which will polish out no rust great tailgate ideal replacement £85 can wrap this for courier at buyers cost will be about £40 or arrange your own  for immediate rrespone to this add call/text me on 07772480088 thanks
2007 Golf Gti For Sale
Location: swainby
Collection Only

2007 Golf GTI 4 doors
Black, DSG, 122k FSH (including DSG and cam follower)
MOT Jan 2019
Very clean Cloth Tartan interior
Original BBS VZ wheels with 4 matching Dunlop tyres with 5/ 6mm tread (approx)
Powervalve Exhaust (catback) sounds excellent!
Lowered on H & R springs
R32 rear lights (Bought new from VW)
Paintwork in overall good condition with age related marks.
Interior very good condition with only the drivers bolster showing signs of wear. Usual for this type of seat unfortunately
Huge folder of receipts for work and parts.
Only selling due to purchase of T5.

Located in Swainby, North Yorkshire
RNS510 SATNAV, LED Version R, Excellent Condition
Location: London and Nottingham
Collection Only

Bought this brand new last year, still in excellent condition. Version R, high firmware and latest maps. LED screen. Plays DVDs on the go. Comes with the original VW code card. No GPS antenna as my car had one already in built in roof but can be bought less than a tenner off ebay
Collection only from Walthamstow, London or Nottingham as im there once every month.
VW RNS510 LED Satnav headunit for sale
Location: Leeds
Postage: £15.00
Delivery or Collection

Version F, with LED screen.
Front is in good condition and unit is in full working order. All seals/clips intact. Comes with the code.
Unit is updated:
V15 West EU maps,
UK Speed cameras,
VIM activated.

300 collected or 315 delivered. If paying via PayPal + fees or a gift. Precoded Can Gateway is available for extra cost to avoid battery drain issue on <07 cars.