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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: Which stereo?
Last Poster: Ads22 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:30:40 AM
Quick update..stereo and canbus emulator arrived with no customs issues. Fitted in under 15 mins all plug and play and everything works perfectly, including all steering wheel buttons! No battery drain either so I'm really happy with the result! Considering getting a rear view camera from the same

Re: Best sounding intake
Last Poster: DaveMsport in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 11:44:44 PM
Ram-air hands down. There was one already fitted to mine and was worried my other half wouldn't be keen on the whooshes and hisses as its her everyday car but she loves it.

My other car is an E46 M3 with CSL airbox and supersprint exhaust so get the best of both worlds between not many other NA cars sounding better than the M3 and then all the hisses and pops form the GT

Re: Worth Repairing my GTI?
Last Poster: Chris_R in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:13:10 PM
Yep its been written off, they've offered 2800 and buy back for 2400. Its low due to the mileage they said. Im thinking buy it back and get another one, swap over all the good stuff like coilovers, induction, bi xenons etc.

Edit: Buy back for £400 not 2400.

Also th

Re: Nighteye leds
Last Poster: RetroRaz in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:40:18 PM
Has anyone put the nighteye's in as full beams in Xenons if that makes a difference?

I did. They were pretty

Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
Last Poster: rex in Other VAG on Yesterday at 09:22:20 PM
Got the car back from the repair shop on Friday (with the new bumper) and could't help myself: bought and installed the GTS Taillights and the GTS Lower Spoiler.
The installation was not quite easy but I can't say it was difficult... I chose to take the whole bumper of and that made things much easier. It was a 3 hour job for me but I think a mechanic can do it in an hour, may

Re: Golf 7 R engine in Golf 6 R chassis
Last Poster: AJP in MK6 General Area on Yesterday at 07:22:51 PM
Definitely not without a mammoth job with wiring if you even got it right mechanically. Between the mk5 & mk6 you're essentially dealing with the same car. The MQB mk7 however... is a different car altogether.

Re: Issue with engine leaking oil cylinder 2/3
Last Poster: DaveMsport in Mk5 General Area on September 22, 2018, 08:51:42 PM
Sounds like it's just a leaking valve cover gasket. It's a 30 minute job at the very most with probably a tea break in the middle :)

Gasket is obku a few quid too. It won't cause any issues if leaking other than your oil level will be dropping and you might develop a miss if coil and plugs are getting wet with oil.

Re: MK5 Golf GTI suspension refurbishment
Last Poster: DaveMsport in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on September 22, 2018, 08:46:04 PM
I've BCs in my E46 M3 and a friend thought it still had standard suspension in it the ride quality was so good when he got a spin and was saying I'd ruin it with coilovers. He was shocked when pointed out it already had them lol.

I'd love to upgrade to something else as more track focused now but for any decent improvement, it would be the price of what I paid for the GT

Feonics first GTI
Last Poster: Feonics in Members Rides on September 22, 2018, 07:33:32 PM
New to the group and just bought my first GTI.  Needs work but got it fairly cheap. 
2006 - 5dr (family man) - manual - basic kit - cloth interior

    • Rusted boot door around tailbadge
    • Rust spots in door wells
    • Plastic cover car engine missing
    • Damaged and torn drivers bulsters
    • No parcel shelf

Re: Revo help
Last Poster: Jonnyb86 in Revo Zone on September 22, 2018, 07:16:17 PM
Suggest just the HPFP upgrade then and not the downpipe also otherwise you will be slipping the clutch with the combined extra torq

Valve cover gasket
Last Poster: Rigsby in Mk5 General Area on September 22, 2018, 09:55:52 AM
Mines leaking from the back left, the gasket isn’t expensive but the bolts are.
I’ve tried nipping the bolts up from where it’s leaking but they won’t tighten up

Do I need new bolts when doing the gasket? Anyone know a cheaper place to get them? Think they were £6.80 each and there’s 14 in total

Fresh of the boat!
Last Poster: JackD117 in New Member Intro's on September 21, 2018, 11:42:12 PM
Hi all, new to the forum. Been lurking for a while. Currently down own a Mk5 but I'm about to, so thought I'd finally join! (Been lurking for a while)  :P

Re: Roof bars and bike racks?
Last Poster: Shrek1493 in Mk5 General Area on September 21, 2018, 06:36:22 PM
I would recommend the Saris Bones bike rack, I have the 3 bike version and is adjustable for various bike sizes.

Re: Your driving pet peeves...
Last Poster: Pudding in Random Chat on September 21, 2018, 04:42:21 PM
Another trend on the rise.  Impatient pillocks pulling out in front of you at junctions and roundabouts.  And I mean having to stand on the brakes to avoid hitting them.

I had a very special and basic indi

Re: Mk5 stage 1 remap recommendations in Surrey/ South East
Last Poster: Gonzo in FAQ's on September 21, 2018, 04:35:37 PM
Great, cheers. I'll have to get booked in

Edition 30 buying help?
Last Poster: JackD117 in Mk5 General Area on September 21, 2018, 03:50:32 PM
Hi all, first time posting here but I've been lurking for a while. Finally in the market for an edition 30. Going to view one early next week. It's a 2007 reg with 57k miles. Anything I should be looking out for specific to the edition 30's or are they similar in common faults to the normal GTi's? I understand they're different turbos, internals etc but with a full service history

Re: Gti clutch on an edition 30
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on September 21, 2018, 03:47:09 PM
No point going for TDI specifically as it's the same clutch as the GTI as I already stated.

Good shout on doing it yourself if you have the tools and an engine support cradle (sits across the inner wings).

I managed to hammer my local dealer down to Eurocarparts level prices for a genuine DMF and clutch, which is always the recommend choice.  Without discount,

Re: Humming whistle from rear of car
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on September 21, 2018, 03:41:29 PM
Yeah the Humble one has some great MK5 guides, especially the door module replacement - very detailed.

For the rear brakes, the best tool I can recommend is a stubby spline set to get the carrier bolts out - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stubby-Impact-Triple-Tamperproof-Sockets/dp/B074QQHC37/ref=sr_1_28?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1537540816&sr=1-28&keywords=spline+socket+set

Re: Installing hid
Last Poster: MIJ_JAGGER in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on September 21, 2018, 09:42:17 AM
Take the holder off (black bit arrowed on the pic) mine was silver
Install that first and place the spring clamp thing to hold it on
Then just push in the led and wire up

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: heyadamhey in Mk5 General Area on September 20, 2018, 05:05:15 PM
Fuel filter and DSG oil service


Stage 2. FSH. Sensible mods.
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    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. (Car is booked in 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 you can only catch in certain light, but wanted to mention. It has never bothered me.
    The Alloys were powdercoated at a cost of £350, but front left wheel, does have kerb marks on it, so if being picky could do with refurbishing. But it 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.

    £4,299 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
    Revo pcv blanking plate 2.0tfsi
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      Location: linslade
      Postage: £0.00
      Delivery Only

      Good condition, only used for a few months, has an outlet for a boost gauge although this can be blanked off.
      £50 delivered
      Genuine R32 Rear bumper £165
      Location: Amersham
      Postage: £45.00
      Delivery or Collection

      I have for sale a Genuine R32 rear bumper section for sale. This has had a light repair carried out to the N/S no splits it was a more of a scrape the n/s side bracket was slightly loose so this has also been plastic welded. i have had the bumper fitted to my car to check for fit and it fits perfect. The bumper has been put in primer but will need finishing. The bumper comes complete with the diffuser and reflectors.
      I also have the top section of the bumper in black which has holes for sensors you can supply this for an extra £25 but no sensors .

      Price of the bumper is £170
      price of bumper with top section is £195

      I am happy to wrap and arrange delivery via TNT cost for this would be around £45

      I can be contacted on 07772480088 as i dont get great reception
      Location: Amersham
      Postage: £40.00
      Delivery Only

      For sale is a Genuine R32 rear bumper brand new still in primer has storage marks only comes complete with diffuser and reflectors all parts genuine vw cost a small fortune price is £265.00 WITH OUT THE TOP SECTION OF THE BUMPER IN BLACK complete with top section £285 no sensors or toe eye cover not much money from ebay, with top section i am happy to wrap this for postage which will be around £40 please call/text me on 07772480088 for quick responce
      R32 bare tailgate.-Sold
      Location: AMERSHAM
      Postage: £22.00
      Delivery Only

      Genuine vw tailgate in metallic black bare tailgate but does come with all wirring and glass small marks on the spoiler and close to the badge most of which will polish out no rust great tailgate ideal replacement £85 can wrap this for courier at buyers cost will be about £40 or arrange your own  for immediate rrespone to this add call/text me on 07772480088 thanks
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