Welcome to the most comprehensive MK5 GTI forum on the internet. We have a fantastic "How to" DIY section, VCDS register and some of the most knowledgable mechanics/tuners in the business to help you with your pride and joy.

Founded in October 2008 we pride ourselves on continuing to be one of the very few car forums that is run entirely free from direct forum sponsorship and vastly supported by member donations.

If you are new to the forum please Register and say hello. and visit New Member Intro's and say hello.

Forum News

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.

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

A little bit of paint helps
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:57:52 PM
Been meaning to get around to doing the calipers for a while and when someone on here (sorry forgot your name ..) posted up the results a few months ago I also bought some Halfords caliper paint and some flat head brushes off Ebay and had a go. Last one painted today. Putting some Gtechniq C5 on the wheels too. From a distance they look ok but close up not so lol.

[img w

Re: Bkr8 or bkr7 plugs
Last Poster: Dan_FR in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:56:21 PM
BKR7EIX is still the 'go to' plug

Re: wheel nut torque settings?
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:43:19 PM
Ta was busy with the wheels earlier.  :happy2:

Bleeding Clutch and Clutch Issues
Last Poster: monk180 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:05:22 PM

The clutch is odd since I got the car at 54k, now 85k.

It does not fully disengage, so notchy gear changes, and the bite point varies.

However it has never got to the point where it fails, especially after all this time.

Could this be air in the lines moving about? If it was a slave cylinder issue, would it not just have totally faile

Re: White "Lion" Cupra - DSG converted track car
Last Poster: teo_parvu in Members Rides on Today at 06:29:02 PM
The pictures from the last race are ready:


Re: Revs dropping/hunting at idle.
Last Poster: slash79 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 02:39:27 PM
Thanks mate. I’ll have a look. Seems like the proverbial needle in a haystack lol

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Dogma in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:45:19 PM
Cleaned wheels

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Re: New Front Tyres Soon - Best Jacking Point Please?
Last Poster: willni in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:14:50 AM
Just the normal sides or the suspension arm

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Re: Headlight choices
Last Poster: Rob1 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:09:59 AM
No just the headlights. I believe this is a grey area as there are quite a few mk5 golfs which have retrofitted the xenons. I have previously read if the car has washers fitted then they must be working, if they are not ie lights retrofitted then it shouldn’t be a fail, hence the grey area

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Re: Steering rack on its way out?
Last Poster: Ads22 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:06:01 PM
Well getting to the point now that i hate driving it. Very tempted to just get rid via We buy any car or something along those lines. Theres reports even coming up on new racks failing. Are golf racks just inheritantly crap or am i reading too much into it. Do most just get it done cheaply with a second hand rack and hope for the best?
Im not so worried about the noise its th

Re: Bolt dropped behind Door skin
Last Poster: willni in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:36:20 PM
There's a high spec screw organiser in the vid Mr Pudding posted above :happy2:

Knowing my luck I'd accidentally kick that space age tech lol, are the window seals easily enough changed? Rear back door window is letting in a little moisture so would be a good time of year for m

Re: Best wax for black?
Last Poster: willni in Detailing on Yesterday at 08:34:50 PM
Can you still get coloured waxes to help reduce the obviousness of stone chips and minor scuffs and scratches?

Yes, Dodojuice is the main manufacturer of them, and they're very good waxes too, but it is limited in what the coloured waxes can do. I use them more for tinting p

Re: New to me GTI
Last Poster: GTi_User in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:24:11 PM
Thanks Pudding,

What I probably wasn’t clear about was that the garage had changed the cam follower (also thermostat) so would have had to take off the HPFP and I collected the car and it was running rough/turbo stutte after I drove away from the garage.

Going back to the garage in the morning to get it sorted, fingers crossed it’s something simple! But will

Uprated hpfp and pcv blank
Last Poster: Pikey Motorsports in Wanted on Yesterday at 06:44:35 PM
As above needed ASAP preferably autotech

Re: Need help,won’t go above 20mph
Last Poster: Ant b in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 06:01:41 PM
I think it’s looking that way

Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
Last Poster: Pudding in Other VAG on Yesterday at 04:50:28 PM
Best colour for a Porsche  :happy2:    I was never a big fan of the original Cayman but yours looks great.

Your English is superb.  Are you an English person living in Romania, or are you Romanian with excellent English?  :smiley:

Re: Stage 2+ edition 30 VS mk7 golf R
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 03:08:00 PM
Ah well if it's an S3, it's a moot point.   Tuned S3 vs 7R, very evenly matched in rolling starts.  As you say, DSG will have a slight advantage.

Re: Retrofitted MFSW and now PNDRS flashing
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:27:07 PM
I'd refit the old and see if that helps, usually faults occurring straight after fitting new parts are not just coincidence.

Re: 1st Golf GTI
Last Poster: cranfieldgti in Members Rides on Yesterday at 01:25:20 PM
A few bits i forgot to mention from my original post. 

PCV valve replaced
Windows tinted
Golf MK7 GTI wheels
Ramair induction kit (Thinking about a REVO, does anyone know if there are any differences in noise or performance?)
New mats
New door pulls/handles and switches
Cruise control (Thanks to Raz from luton for sorting this out in the

Re: Edition 30 Wanted
Last Poster: colesey in Wanted on October 18, 2018, 09:13:28 PM
Google facebook tfsi parts etc and then search edition 30.


Engine Cover
Location: warwickshire
Postage: £10.00
Delivery or Collection

Engine cover.  One mounting grommet missing in very good condition.
Engine Cover
Location: Warwickshire
Postage: £10.00
Delivery or Collection

Engine cover.  mounting grommets all there.  VW badge missing, could add your own ?
RacingLine intake kit - Edition 30 / Golf 6 R (Can also fit K03 with a small change)
Single Image
    Location: Ipswich
    Postage: £0.00
    Delivery Only

    A bit of a long shot, but does anyone fancy a Racingline intake? :)

    A year old and barely any use, so still in excellent condition.   The guide plate for the grill has been adjusted slightly to fit wider S3 / aftermarket intercoolers, but will still fit cars with a standard intercooler.

    My engine is back to standard so it's surplus to requirements.  In spite of the well documented fitment issues with this kit, it does add noticeable power and is quiet.  Racingline are working on an improved version, but there is no ETA.  It may not even happen, so this is a chance to grab a kit £200 off the new price!

    I also have a TT-S engine cover available if someone wants a package deal.

    This kit will fit K03 engines too if you block off the diverter port.  A cheap bung from ebay will do the job.

    Price includes postage.
    New bits for sale: Brembo brakes, bushes, diverter, coilpack etc
    Location: Brackley
    Collection Only

    New / unused parts for mk5 Golf GTI (sold the car before installing)

    Brembo front discs & pads: £100
    (312mm Brembo front brake discs, part number: 09.9772.11, Brembo front brake pads, part number: P85075)

    Set of front wishbone bushes: £50
    (Meyle Heavy Duty console bushes 1001990085/HD & 1001990086/HD, 2x Front Lemforder bushes 29916 01)

    Genuine VW Diverter valve (06F145710G): £40

    Genuine coilpack (07K905715F): £25 (always kept one in the boot just incase!)

    Single DIN stereo facia & wiring: £10 (Connects2 stuff I bought to install a single din Alpine stereo, but then chose to go OEM. Includes a stick on DAB ariel. Used the power cable once to test the stereo, but beyond that never installed/used any of it.)

    Brakes - local pick up only as they weigh a lot.
    Other items posted at cost, though prefer local pick up.

    Thanks for looking!
    Seat Leon FR. 2008. 67k. Stage 2. Helix. FSH. Sensible mods.
    Single Image
      Location: Nottingham
      Collection Only

      2008 (08) Seat Leon FR TFSI (Stage 2, Helix Clutch)

      For more pics:

      I’ve owned the car since April-18, and it’s been a fantastic car in that time. The only reason this is for sale is due to the fact that I am going from 2 cars to 1 car for personal reasons. The car has spent the past few years being looked after by AKS Tuning, so has been in good hands during that time, and you will see from the extensive full history, receipts & clean MOT history that the car has been looked after.

      • Red
      • HPI Clear
      • Full Service History. The car has been serviced with a stamp every single year since new. (Service at Nottingham independent Lindleys on 22/9/18 for an interim service)
      • 4 previous Keepers
      • 67,000 Miles (6k miles per year. Previous owner since 25,000 miles)
      • Spare key
      • MOT until 4/6/19 (Take a look at the MOT History to show this car has been looked after. Only 1 MOT in 2013 with advisories due to covers obscuring, and slight tyre wear).
      • 3 x Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Tyres / 1 Dunlop Sport Maxx all with 5mm+ tread, not Budgets.
      • Golf R Suspension from a 2012 car fitted by previous owner, so newer.
      • Wheels were powdercoated at a cost of £312 back in 2014
      • Cruise Control (great on the motorway)
      • Folding wing mirrors
      • Rare Armrest. Catches inside are broken but these are £100 second hand, doesn’t detract at all from the use of it.
      • Climate control is ice cold
      • Cambelt & Waterpump changed 29/5/15 @ 35,515 miles
      • Cam follower replaced in 25/4/16
      • Diverter Valve Replaced with GFB DV+
      • EVAP Control Valve – 4/1/16 @ 42k - £80.14
      • Revision “R” PCV Valve fitted 1/1/17 - £39.99
      • Genuine Fuel filter fitted 1/1/17 - £27.35
      • Drop links changed – 06/18
      • Rear right caliper replaced 2018 - £138.30
      • Brake Fluid Replaced with Brembo 5.1 DOT 3/2/18
      • All discs and pads still have plenty of life on them.
      • Recall at Seat completed back in Aug-17 for the replacement ABS/ESP Control Unit.

      Service Record:

      1/8/09 – 7,214 – SEAT Hobin of Bury
      29/7/10 – 10,377 - SEAT Hobin of Bury
      26/8/11 – 14,135 - SEAT Hobin of Bury
      15/8/12 – 18,804 – The General Motor Co Ltd (VAG Specialist) - £228.63
      01/8/13 – 22,772 – The General Motor Co Ltd (VAG Specialist) - £179.85
      05/6/14 – 25,472 – Research Garage Group Ltd
      29/5/15 – 35,515 – Blackridge (VAG Specialist) - £753.79
      25/4/16 – 44,999 – AKS Tuning - £1,385.50
      09/5/17 – 54,352 – AKS Tuning - £211.96
      2/9/18 – Lindleys Nottingham - £135


      • Stage 2 REVO Remap (Estimated 270BHP) - £549
      • SPS Controller - £99
      • Helix Organic Clutch with DMF fitted at AKS Tuning with receipt for £1,000. This now handles the power, and don’t have to worry about your clutch as you would on most others.
      • Pipercross Panel Filter (I haven’t used a proper filter with this as don’t like the noise), so standard airbox - £30
      • Full Milltek Turbo Back Exhaust with Sports cat (Flew through the MOT with this on) - £600
      • Golf R Intercooler - £100
      • Golf R in tank Fuel Pump
      • RS4 Fuel Valve - £47
      • Uprated Diverter Valve (GFB DV+) - £97.80
      • H&R Front Anti-Roll Bar - £160
      • SuperPro Anti Lift Kit - £166.80
      • Uprated Osram side lights and Phillips racing vision lights (09/10/16) - £31.56
      • HEKO wind deflectors all round
      • Wing mirrors and Bottom lip on front bumper plastidipped black to align with the facelift models.
      • Front and rear calipers painted black with Hammerite to tidy up appearance.

      The body work for an 11 year old car is generally in great condition. The front end does have stone chips due to the soft paint on these. The main mark of notice is on the Passenger front wing, there is a slight dent on the swag line, which should be able to be pulled out, and you can only catch in certain light, but wanted to mention. It has never bothered me.
      The Alloys were powdercoated at a cost of £312, but front left wheel, does have kerb marks on it, so if being picky could do with refurbishing. There are a couple of smaller marks on 2 of the other wheels, but they still clean up well. Again this has never bothered me.

      I have a folder full of paperwork with the car, including the service book, and lots of receipts for work carried out.

      Due to the mods, and having had the money spent on a decent Clutch, to support the power, I believe the car is fairly priced. Looking for a quick sale.

      £4,199 ovno. Please do not message me asking what my best price as you won’t get a response. Feel free to pick up the phone or arrange a viewing.

      Located in Nottingham
      VW RNS315 Satnav headunit with DAB & BT
      Location: Leeds
      Postage: £15.00
      Delivery or Collection

      In good used condition. Has the code. Has built DAB radio and bluetooth. West EU V9 maps loaded on HDD.
      240 collected from Leeds or 255 delivered. If paying via PayPal + fees or a gift. Cheers