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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: GTi Mk5 or Mk6 as a race car?
Last Poster: bricksnmortar in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:02:36 AM
Hi Neil,
thanks for the reply, unfortunately the Ed30 and Ed35 both put me over the power to weight ratio for the class so I need to start with a bog standard Mk5 or Mk6 as the base. It does appear that the chain tensioner has been solved and I'm happy to check it fairly often. The pistonheads page is a good explanation of the differences.
On APRs website it shows the fol


Re: Sharkfin Aerial Antenna Rubber
Last Poster: jonk710 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 07:25:34 AM
It's just a screw so will turn to back off.
I've been looking for a replacement also as mine is perished but im going to use one on a mk2 as ebay specials are dodge and might not not work.


Re: VWR Intake disappointing
Last Poster: csrigo in Performance Modifications on Today at 01:47:49 AM
The car really does drive so much better the closer to zero the LTFT is. Mine currently sits/fluctuates between +-1.5% of Zero, depending on driving style and whether the WMI is in use, and the difference is night and day over the old RamAir which used to sit at around +12-14%

It feels lik


Re: Which stereo?
Last Poster: Ads22 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:23:30 PM
Hopefully it does the job. Otherwise its a good unit and makes the dash look much nicer. Only complaint i have is the screen does suffer from glare somewhat- although window tint would see to that. I also cant find anyway to autodim the screen when the lights turn on. Ive looked through the settings, is there something im missing?


Re: Aerial Whip Part number please..
Last Poster: jamie in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:12:51 PM
Thank you both for your help.


ARB Size
Last Poster: MIJ_JAGGER in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:50:50 PM
Anyone know what the anti roll bar size is on a MK5 Gti DSG?

The bracket that holds the bushing has snapped on mine and apparently can’t buy the brackets by themselves. Looking to get a whole arb instead.

Ps if anyone has one for sale with brackets and bushings then please holler, needs to be in good nick

Cheers


CDL engine or BYD
Last Poster: sm17hy in Wanted on Yesterday at 09:23:13 PM
Looking for complete engine? Any help would be grateful.

Thanks


Re: Advice on worn top mounts
Last Poster: shail in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:29:05 PM
I had a knock, but mine turned out to be rack.

During diagnosis they also checked the subframe bolts as apparently these have a tendency to get loose and cause knocking - something easy to check.


Re: Oil pressure low warning light - More oil in it than last week???
Last Poster: missymckay in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:31:38 PM
Thanks for all your help, it's booked in for the weekend and i'm getting a tow there so hopefully back up and running next week :)


Wanted: R8 coil pack
Last Poster: can31 in Wanted on Yesterday at 05:26:53 PM
Offer me please set of 4 coils for my mk5 gti (k04).

Cheers,
P.

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Re: GTI experts? Car has loss of power and horrible noise at high revs
Last Poster: ady-gti in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 03:48:43 PM
Did you change the DV? If you did was it split? I think you have a smallish split in the DV that, when cold, is managing to maintain roughly the boost required. Then, when hot, the rubber gets more malleable and therefor lets through more air. Even if you've checked the DV and thought that it's fine don't put it back in, just replace it and see if it's cured - eventually you'll nee


Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Last Poster: Kujo in Members Rides on Yesterday at 02:00:26 PM
GTI Seat Inserts added (should have cleaned it first)



Single mass clutch flywheels?
Last Poster: tigamilla in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 01:09:21 PM
Has anyone converted to a single mass flywheel? How does it affect driveability? What about the vibrations?

Cheers

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Re: Air Con not working....at all.
Last Poster: Cosmos in Mk5 General Area on July 17, 2018, 08:48:57 PM
My air con wasnt working recently even although i got it recharged last October.
The fans blew air through the vents,it just wasnt cool.Got the air con pressure switch replaced and another recharge and all is good now.


Re: Chris’s first MK 5 GTI
Last Poster: BaldwinGTI in Members Rides on July 17, 2018, 07:42:02 PM
Also had to hack my rear brake dust shield off yesterday. Again used great advice of this forum. Jacked car up and used a set of tin snips. Took me about 30mins or so. I’m no mechanic but what a useless piece of engineering. Especially the fact that you can’t replace them without taking the hub off.. it almost as if they did it on purpose.

Hopefully getting pressed plat


Re: Rear brakes, worth upgrading?
Last Poster: Stupots in Performance Modifications on July 17, 2018, 05:35:31 PM
Didn't the ATE 200 fluid shorten ABS pump life/cause ESP issues in the long run due to it's viscosity? Fine on a track car but not advisable on a road car? I know I read it somewhere as the general consensus, so much so, that I binned mine and ordered genuine VAG fluid instead before I did my brakes.


Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
Last Poster: jakemower94 in Members Rides on July 17, 2018, 02:39:42 PM
Just come across your thread, I appear to have taken a similar route to yourself! Keep the updates coming, good inspiration!



Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 6th track day at Estoril
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Members Rides on July 17, 2018, 11:20:47 AM
Now I notice a quieter idle. It's just the injectors working, mostly. The cam chain and cam chain tensioner were also inspected and looked in good condition. The cam chain timing on VCDS is spot on. The engine has a bit more than 80k km/50k miles, at the moment


Re: Higher mileage problems
Last Poster: Jonnyb86 in Mk5 General Area on July 17, 2018, 08:06:17 AM
Mines on 187k , I'm replaced the box 2 months ago due to the mech unit failing , apart from that it's been bang on
How much was the replacement box if you don’t mind me asking?


Re: Fault code
Last Poster: harveym3 in Mk5 General Area on July 16, 2018, 09:10:21 PM
The only thing I can think of is I fitted a different ecu to check it worked but I new it wouldn't run due to coding.  Could it be that ? When you clear it the code just comes beck it's also saying the ecu isn't coded but it runs fine .

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2007 Golf Gti For Sale
£3250.00
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
2005 MK5 Golf GTI Back up for sale
£4000.00
Location: Barnstaple, Devon
Collection Only

100K
12 months MOT
New cam chain and tensioner
New oil pick up pipe
New Scorpion Catback exhaust
New Rev G DV
New PCV
New coil packs
New Varta Silver battery
Cam follower recently changed
2 brand new front wings supplied by VW
4x Avon ZV7 tyres (2 changed last month and the other 2 last year)
FSH

Optional extras:
Heated Leather seats
Center arm rest
Cruise control
Electric sunroof
Diamond black pearl paint

Mods:
RCD 510 DAB Radio
R32 cherry red rear lights

Recent work:
New brake hoses all round
New rear caliper
1x new driveshaft
1x CV joint
2X rear anti-roll bar droplinks
New tailgate wiring loom

The bodywork in this car is near immaculate and it looks absolutely stunning when polished up. There is loads of history with the car. The new owner will not be disappointed.
VW Golf Gti Edition 30 MK5 Highline instrument cluster (Clocks)
£200.00
Location: Luton
Postage: undefined
Delivery or Collection

As above i have 2 MK5 Golf Gti Edition 30 Highline instrument cluster (Clocks)

Part Number 1K6 920 970E
Part Number: 1K6 920 972

Comes with SKC CODE

In good working order and condition

These are the Early Clusters so is Easier to Code

I CAN ALSO CODE THIS CLUSTER INTO ANY MK5 GOLF BE IT DIESEL OR PETROL

Open to sensible offers

£200 Ono each

Can fit free of charge if collecting

Any questions please call

07983 222 677

Many thanks
Eddy badge
£25.00
Single Image
    Location: IOW
    Postage: £0.00
    Delivery Only

    Brand new eddy badge ideal to replace worn original or for the front grill. Price is delivered
    MK5 Golf R32 Highline instrument cluster (Clocks) 1K6 920 974b
    £200.00
    Single Image
      Location: Luton
      Postage: £15.00
      Delivery or Collection

      As above i have a MK5 Golf R32 Highline instrument cluster (Clocks)

      Part Number 1K6 920 974B

      In good working order and condition

      Can be fitted to any mk5 Golf Petrol and diesel

      Any questions please call

      07983 222 677

      Many thanks
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