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Re: Engine noise....
Last Poster: r5gtt in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 12:29:44 AM
So update....
At main dealers after a gentle 20 min drive, definitely a bit noisier than when I started car last week or so. They took the cover off and

And here's a couple of the oil leak we found when mate took drive

Re: Headlight upgrade roundup for late 2017
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:25:31 AM
What's there to know about the anti flicker decoders? Interested now.
Edit: holy sh*t, 10,000 Lumens per bulb? Not convinced I need it to be 5x brighter than legal hah.
Edit2: Seems they even mention you need the decoders in the product page. Interesting.

Re: New guy from Kent
Last Poster: Lenham in New Member Intro's on Yesterday at 11:01:04 PM
Thanks Andy,  all sorted now.  :happy2:

Re: MK5 GTI track Slag
Last Poster: Stig_gti in Members Rides on Yesterday at 10:52:04 PM
What break setup you running

Re: Passenger side xenon headlight
Last Poster: Rossimac in Wanted on Yesterday at 09:54:35 PM
nice one @willni - need any coding done for your lights, hit me up if so

Re: Puddle lights, folding mirror retrofit questions
Last Poster: r5gtt in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 09:38:10 PM
You wil need to wire each side to each module if I'm correct lol

Numbers are in the picture I added and on the controllers so you can't get lost but colours will differ  :happy2:

Re: Exhaust query
Last Poster: willni in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 09:24:53 PM
Is this likely to have a massive effect on performance compared to a 70mm miltek exhaust?

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It would have more effect on a remapped car, but essentially yes as it lets the gases from the engine escape quicker. Don't think yo

Re: My new purchase. Graphite Blue Mk5 Gti
Last Poster: delob in Members Rides on Yesterday at 09:20:56 PM
Oh yeah got some of these little GTI inserts from e-bay. A nice little touch

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Re: Looking for advice - Ed30 or Standard Gti? (2 for sale in my area today!)
Last Poster: willni in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:20:36 PM

I am just new to the site as I feel I need a bit of advice before making a purchase on either of these cars.
I have been reading the forums and I would be happy with either the ED30 or the standard gti for different reasons, I'm not too fussy which one I end up with as I've alwa

Re: Car losing power mid-high range
Last Poster: AJP in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 09:04:53 PM
Thought about going the K04 route but cant afford it right now as im guessing i'll need all the other bits for it in addition to the turbo for a conversion (aprox £1.5k).

Think i might source a K03 and get a remap

Really disappointed as i only had the car for a very short pe

Re: Upgrading shocks
Last Poster: Wardy42 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:47:54 PM
Thanks for all the info guys

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Re: Mk5 5 Door Puddle Lights
Last Poster: spicypixel in Wanted on Yesterday at 08:46:18 PM
Yeah reasonable idea, are the ones you bought still being sold?

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Kai96 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:21:38 PM
Not much just the daily commute..left a M235i red faced when he tried it he put his foot down and got nothing but wheel spin as it was quite damp. I put my foot down the turbo kicked in had traction and off I went lol... his car did sound awesome though I'll give him that

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Re: Golf Gti MK5 Budget 7k
Last Poster: Patrick2691 in Wanted on Yesterday at 07:38:27 PM
East Sussex

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Re: 2.0tdi BKD engine help needed! :D
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:33:57 PM
Oil pump or balance shaft synchro? Need to check it tbh as I'm no expert  :sad1:

Re: oil filter housing
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:31:13 PM
Yes it's a locator for your filter but obviously it's not locations so wouldn't be filtering properly at a guess.

Re: S3 Alloy Hubs onto a GTI?
Last Poster: danishmkvgti in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:04:52 PM
The TT shafts are longer than your TDI ones so something isn't right if you have issues with TT alloy hubs and your stock shafts are to long

Re: MPG and temp issues?
Last Poster: r5gtt in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:57:14 PM
I'd say the main stat needs replacing and what a pain in the ass to do too  :signLOL:


For sale 1500
Location: North wales
Collection Only



Engine management light on the fault is showing inconsistent signal between crank and cam sensors idling lumpy but drives fine. Had 000's spent on her including crank and cam sensor timing belt timing chain 3 tyres with approx 2000 miles or less on them, new rear discs pads calipers, new rear springs. Ram air oversized induction kit (still have original airbox) Red gti matts.
I really dont want to part with the car its my pride and joy but unfortunately I've run out of money to throw at her, the mot is running out on the 17th of october and will not pass another due to the emissions caused by the fault.
Any further questions please drop me a message on here or email Rclewis2412@gmail.com
Many thanks
PRICE DROP!x2 Quad Milltek Sport Exhaust with matching sprayed ABT Valance
Location: Manchester, UK
Collection Only


Hi guys,

Unique one here. Sold my 2.0TSFI Mk5 Golf GTI now, so stripped the exhaust and valance for sale.

This is a Milltek exhaust, bought from by AwesomeGTI.com with a matching ABT rear valance which has been sprayed in the same factory colour black as my mk5 Golf GTI.

Pictures were pretty hard to take, especially the one with my forum user name on but hopefully they do it justice. The look and sound is beyond awesome without being over the top!

Genuine BBS CK011 18" Pick up only Ayrshire
Location: Ayrshire
Collection Only

Set of Genuine BBS CK011 18" x 8" ET 44 5x112 complete with BBS carbon inserts (couple of minor surface scratches on these).  I am selling these as "requiring a refurb".  The tyres are 225/40/18 Pirelli Nero Zero and are legal with approximately 3mm however, they are needing replacing.  Given the tyre life and condition of the wheels, I have priced these accordingly.

All have some kerbing, varying from minor to one having kerbing and a chip about the size of 5p.  There are no big gouges, cracks, buckles or welds in these wheels and from 5m they looked mint before a run in with a kerb.  I ran these on my 2010 S3 but they will fit other VAG cars. Please check fitment before buying.

I'm not willing to post these, pick up only - they fit inside S3 with back seats down/parcel shelf out so will easily fit inside a Golf.  Located in Ayrshire.

I have only given these a quick clean, given they are being sold as requiring a refub.
2007 (57) Golf GTi Edition30 No 1411, DSG, 78k, 5dr. NOW £7250
Location: Stafford
Collection Only

For sale is my 2007 (57) Golf GTi Edition 30. Its number 1411, DSG, Tornado Red with 5 doors.

Price is £7250, but offers welcome.

Superbly specced with many factory extras including genuine ED30 half leather heated seats, electric sunroof and much more. I have owned it since April but I’m looking to buy a house in the next 6 months so unfortunately something has to give. I have loved every minute of ownership and will genuinely be sad to see it go. I’m in no rush to sell, but will listen to sensible offers. My phone number is 07875 500130. I don’t get much chance to use it at work, so text is usually better.

The car is in fantastic condition. There is no rust in the usual places (wings, sills), and would still be covered by VW’s 12 Year Anti-Corrosion warranty should any appear. It has got a few marks on the front end from stone chips, and one small mark on the rear bumper. Other than this, it is in fantastic condition and is hard to fault.

Few bits about the car:

78000 miles. This will increase as still being used.

5+ owners and unfortunately only 1 key.

MOT until 7th April 2018. Only advisory this year were the fact that there are aftermarket HID headlights fitted.

Highline Dash

DSG (with an R Tech Map on the gearbox), This was serviced at 41,000 and 71,130.

5 door in Tornado Red

Factory Electric Sunroof, Electric Folding/Heated mirrors.
Lowered on H and R Springs, WALK Kit, along with H And R ARB F and R. It goes round corners very well.

HID Xenon Headlights. These are aftermarket units, but look identical to the OEM lights. They are currently running 5000k bulbs and only a few weeks back I replaced the ballast on one side. The side lights do flicker from time to time, but work as they should and look fantastic.

Pescara OEM wheels which are in superb condition. Few marks to the fronts but don’t detract from the look at all. Running Michelin Pilot Sport 4’s on the front. These have seen 4000 miles only and then Firestones on the back. These have seen 6000 miles. Loads of tread left on all 4 tyres and no sign of any premature wear on the insides either.

Pioneer DA-120 App Radio 4 fitted. This works seamlessly and has Apple Carplay which is just fantastic. The car does have a MFSW but it currently not connected due to the aftermarket stereo.

The car is currently stock. It was mapped in the past but has recently been put back to stock by the guys at Midland VW (they are a revo dealer).
The guys at Midland VW can vouch for this car too. Since I have owned it, they have done all of the work for me.

Service wise it has been very well maintained. Especially since being in my hands along with the previous owner. Cambelt was done at 46700. The Cam Follower was replaced in October last year at just over 70000 miles, along with a full service being carried out at 66680 miles. Millars Nanodrive oil (5w40), new fuel filter, new spark plugs and a new pollen filter were all fitted at this time too. It also had a new CV Boot fitted at 72412 miles.

Since I have owned the car, it has been maintained regardless of cost. I had the Thermostat, Cam Chain, Cam Chain Tensioner, Cam Housing Gasket, Cam Adjuster Bolt, Rocker Gasket and the Lower Timing Case Cover replaced at 73512 miles. I also had an Oil and filter change done at the same time. Again, Millars Nanodrive 5w40 was used and a Mann Oil Filter was fitted.

Just last month, I had a new Rev G Diverter Valve fitted along with new Pagid Pads and Discs on the front. I also had both the front droplinks replaced on the front.

I have also kept on top of cleaning the car. Weekly washing including the use of Auto Finesse and Poorboys products. Trust me, I can show you plenty of photos. It comes out superbly and gets plenty of looks while driving around.

Points to note, the Air con sensor could do with replacing. The air con currently doesn’t work as the sensor is blocked. The guys at Midland VW are confident that the condenser is fine (these are a known weak point) and with a new sensor and a re-gas, it will work bang on.

Happy to answer any questions people may have.
Brake kit CP5575M1011BK.CG12
Location: Havant
Collection Only

2 years 5 months old, fitted at 45,636 miles. Current mileage 56,000 miles. Can provide evidence if required.

Great condition, professionally fitted and removed by JKM.

I'm including a spare set of pads, Pagid RST3's. These are very very good, too much for the road but ideal on track. Cost £280, barely used.

Kit is boxed and complete. Instruction manual included.


This kit currently retails for £2443 via BG Developments. It is not possible to buy direct from AP.
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