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Mk5 General Area / Re: wheel refurb Milton Keynes/Bedford area to recommend
« Last post by numec on Today at 09:56:57 AM Started by numec  »
Cheers for the suggestions lads! I just got two quotes at the moment. From pristine and scuff'N'scratch.
Now, my GTI is tornado red and here are the options:

matte black
gloss black
shadow chrome
rota drift bronze (gloss/matte)

Any suggestions? I have zero experience in this but dont want it too stand out and look like a boy racer. Im a father of 2 so have to act like one. or maybe not?  :innocent:

Thanks again!
Sat Nav and Car Audio / Re: RCD330 with apple car play
« Last post by Bearings on Today at 09:49:30 AM Started by c.grex  »
I thought this may have been a cheap-ish way of getting Android Auto but it would appear I would need to update a few things to make it all work properly - Mk6 MF steering wheel since I have the std MFSW with 8 buttons, clock spring, steering module, Canbus gateway and so on.

Since my chinese unit still does the job, I'll continue with that for now.
Mk5 General Area / Re: Popping noise in exhaust in idle
« Last post by Pudding on Today at 09:42:52 AM Started by GTi-Tecnix  »
The car is running fine. There is a slight vibration underneath when stationary and car is pulling as it should do; in terms of performance I can't complain really. All the down pipes and exhaust are standard nothing modified. The spark plug that I referred to earlier as being "toast" was due to black carbon. At the back tips of my exhaust there is black smoke carbon.

I heard that popping in exhaust can be caused by unburnt fuel being ignitied in the hot exhaust.

OK so we've established:-

The car is standard (pending ECU scan) except for this spacer thing on the DV. 

1 spark plug is black.

Follow Dan's advice about moving the coils & plugs around to see if that cylinder continues to run rich.  If it does, you have your answer - a bad injector.

You really need to get it to a workshop to confirm because internet diagnosis is just words.  You need to get some tools and diagnostic machines on it.

Wanted / Re: Passenger side xenon headlight
« Last post by Rossimac on Today at 09:33:35 AM Started by fazi123  »
Tab repair kit was like £25 or so, if you find one with tabs broken. I did it on both of my headlights and it was grand.
Mk5 General Area / Re: Wiper relay
« Last post by OEM+ DUB on Today at 09:27:37 AM Started by stealthwolf  »
Yep, if one is working then the other is likely blocked.  The 'fan jet' style are quite sensitive to some types of screenwash additive and can block easily.

Hope this helps.
Mk5 General Area / Re: Upgrading shocks
« Last post by OEM+ DUB on Today at 09:24:48 AM Started by Wardy42  »
I'm running Mk5 B8s on my '05 GTI DSG in conjunction with VWR springs and RS3 top mounts (complimented but S3 alloy wishbones and S3/Passat alloy hubs).  Personally I'm very happy with the ride as whilst firmer than the past-its-best original components, I find the damping is consistent and well controlled.

I hope this helps.
Mk5 General Area / Re: Upgraded engine mounts
« Last post by Pudding on Today at 09:19:23 AM Started by Bodyboarder81  »
It'll be interesting to see if the inserts hold up to the excessive lateral engine movement from track abuse.

Yeah the engine mount bolts are the stretch variety and should be replaced. 
Mk5 General Area / Re: Rear view mirror upgrade - Need some help here!
« Last post by Christiank on Today at 08:03:09 AM Started by Christiank  »

Anyway - the audi mirrors doesn't fit our cars since they use a round rain/light sensor where we have a square one.

I've ordered the mirror from a scirocco which has the same "power" button as the audi mirrors and use the same sensor as we do :)
Mk5 General Area / Re: Upgrading shocks
« Last post by Wardy42 on Today at 07:47:53 AM Started by Wardy42  »
Thanks rich83

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Mk5 General Area / Re: Popping noise in exhaust in idle
« Last post by Dan_FR on Today at 07:29:23 AM Started by GTi-Tecnix  »
Well why don't you follow his advice then? Bin the spacer, forget modifications like intakes, and get it on VCDS to determine if it is indeed a misfire, check nothing looks amiss, cam timing for example, check fuel trims are within spec and you don't have a leak somewhere, check you have no open circuit or electrical malfunction fault codes (not all OBD2 scanners can pick up these codes) and get it on the misfire counter to see which cylinder(s) is misfiring.

If its one cylinder, then look to swap the plug & coilpack with another and check to see if the misfire follows the plug & coil or stays with the cylinder. If it stays with the cylinder then its time to start removing the inlet and getting the injectors flow tested. If no problem is revealed here then you've more serious internal damage, ring landing for example

All the help & info you need to follow has been posted
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