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Mk5 General Area / Re: 245s.... anyone done it?
« Last post by r5gtt on Today at 02:11:28 AM Started by AJP  »
Mmmm. Now you're talking. Remember Azev A? I doubt they'd be light enough to make this feasible, but they're one of my favourites.
the were beautiful wheels AJP my favourites and still like them if I could get them for the gti I would have lol
245's way too wide so better just to have good branded 225 or maybe 235 tyres  :grin:
A few of us showing our age in this thread mate

If I got the wider wings I'd definitely be able to get 245s under. It's just whether it's all worth it.

I'm currently on Michelin PS4, which are really damn good. I might be tempted to try the Cup 2 like Shoduchi mentioned..
:signLOL: yeah who cares those wheels were the best for those days lol

Why would you want wider heavier tyres mate, I'm stuck on ko3 2+ and don't have any traction issues like I used to have of you remember me crying about wheel spin a while back?. Now I'm loving it and don't have any of the now, slight spin at times but nothing like when I had those budget rubbish tyres the car came with that's for sure!!! I'm happy with it although I've got super pro ALK and H&R roll bars which help a lot too. What's your car  specs again?.
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Sorry for the bump, but did you ever purchase a set of controls and give this a try? I'm also keen, but can't seem to find any definitive yes/no answers. Couple of threads from 2011/2012, at which point the controls were far more expensive.

Here are a couple from Ebay. I've tried looking at the connections carefully but can't see any differences.

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/2015-2016-2017-Volkswagen-VW-Jetta-Climate-AC-Heater-Control-W-Heated-Seats-OEM-/362052376618?hash=item544c00d82a:g:1w0AAOSwID1ZeoZp
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/2015-2016-2017-Volkswagen-Jetta-GLI-AC-Heater-Fan-Heated-Seats-Control-OEM-LKQ-/311937584479?hash=item48a0edcd5f:g:iUUAAOSwLgtZjxcX
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/2015-2016-2017-Volkswagen-Jetta-AC-Heater-Control-OEM-/192282280299?hash=item2cc4eac16b:g:IagAAOSweQBZl-~2
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Random Chat / Re: Insurance question
« Last post by QDanzer on Yesterday at 10:41:58 PM Started by QDanzer  »
Yep that's exactly what I'm thinking AJP.  Might just hold off and take half an hour  when I get there and set it all up, just to be safe.  Hope it doesn't inflate anymore in the next 2 weeks D:

The leather GTI interior could do with a wee warming whilst I set it up anyway  :grin:
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Member Recommendations and Useful Links / UsualSuspect - highline coding
« Last post by shoaybmakda on Yesterday at 10:10:36 PM Started by shoaybmakda  »
Big thanks to @Usual Suspect today for coding in my new style clusters into my mk5.

Very helpful and knowledgeable bloke and made sure everything was okay before I left. Also answered all my messages and responded all the time - a big help at the moment!

Top bloke and highly recommended and thanks to @oisinc for th  recommendation and @Gtiene for accompanying me on the drive there and back  :happy2:
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Wanted / CH Control module
« Last post by shoaybmakda on Yesterday at 10:06:35 PM Started by shoaybmakda  »
Anyone have one for sale before I order from China?

Thanks
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Mk5 General Area / Re: New Mk5 Owner - Cam Follower Nightmare
« Last post by Ads22 on Yesterday at 10:06:33 PM Started by Ads22  »
Got the repairs carried out in the end. The exhaust camshaft also had to come out  :indifferent: as it was well and truly stuck in there! Destroying two lots of removal tools in the process, it was also slightly worn anyway so needed to go. So now we have a new chain, tensioner, inlet and exhaust camshaft, cambelt and tensioner! I have a lovely bag of parts as a souvenir.  Luckliy the new cam follower barely had any additional wear and the chain tensioner was in good condition. Yes its a hefty bill but I wanted to keep this car going - especially given that its a nice example.

Theres a few things i wanted to clear up to avoid this happening again. Will i need to break it in for a coupe of days - since its been done ive been taking it easy.
How often will the cam follower need to be checked and changed. Ive seen conflicting information with some people saying leave it well alone until about 80k-100k miles as its not supposed to be pulled around too often. Some say it should be done with every service and that it should be inspected every now and again.
Should I feel any major performance increase or reduced fuel consumption? It feels about the same to drive albeit with a bit more shove higher in the rev range, fuel consumption is slightly better.
Here are some photos of all the old parts.


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Random Chat / Re: Insurance question
« Last post by AJP on Yesterday at 09:47:26 PM Started by QDanzer  »
Apologies, I should have been more clear.  My mk4 GTI blew an engine for the second time about a month ago so it's currently in the garage getting diagnosed.  My policy with said car runs out on the 31st august.
Ahh. Makes sense now!

It's a bit of a grey area. I'd imagine insurers check these things between themselves behind the scenes anyway, so yes, theoretically they should apply 2 years NCB to your new policy. But at the time of getting a quote and agreeing the terms of a policy you're still only on 1 year NCB. Fingers crossed you get the discount anyway, insurance is inflated in the first place. They're all cowboys in suits.
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Sat Nav and Car Audio / Re: Stereo with compatible canbus revision
« Last post by SI-R32 on Yesterday at 09:34:58 PM Started by Dave_d  »
sorry about confusing you mate, i picked up from post 5 and didn't bother reading your original post, so my bad.

hope you get it all sorted
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Car Parts / Re: My back to standard sale - lots of goodies
« Last post by JoeDarKa on Yesterday at 09:31:35 PM Started by JoeDarKa  »
Iv got some seats now, cars being sold tomorrow. Thanks though
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Random Chat / Re: Insurance question
« Last post by QDanzer on Yesterday at 09:28:45 PM Started by QDanzer  »
Apologies, I should have been more clear.  My mk4 GTI blew an engine for the second time about a month ago so it's currently in the garage getting diagnosed.  My policy with said car runs out on the 31st august.
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