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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: Power loss
Last Poster: Chesto18 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:56:10 PM
As above, bet the extra boost has killed your DV valve.

Does it feel less boosty? As in, you can usually feel the boost come on. When my DV valve was torn it felt like it had no boost at all.

Get the Rev D or GFB DV+ with stage 2.

Re: Matt's graphite blue 5dr K04 GTi DSG
Last Poster: Rossmk5gti in Members Rides on Today at 12:55:25 PM
Because why not

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Love that colour!

Re: High brake light
Last Poster: neilw in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:51:17 PM
My wifes Beetle failed for this not working, their argument was if it was on the car it had to be working. Looking into it they should have passed it. So I returned the car for a retest with a hole in the boot covered with gaffer tape, and fixed it a few days later.

Should i get a mk7 GTI or keep my mk5?
Last Poster: Rossmk5gti in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 12:47:14 PM
Should I get a MK7 or keep my MK5?

Re: White "Lion" Cupra - DSG converted track car
Last Poster: teo_parvu in Members Rides on Today at 11:42:23 AM

Re: Raj's United Grey GTi 2.0 DSG - Build Thread
Last Poster: MIJ_JAGGER in Members Rides on Today at 09:17:03 AM
Top stuff Raj mate!
Hats off to you for sticking with it

Re: Red 6R
Last Poster: Sessions in MK6 Members Rides on Yesterday at 10:39:43 PM
The red and black look great together.

Re: Ollie's 2012 Rising Blue 6 R
Last Poster: Sessions in MK6 Members Rides on Yesterday at 10:36:35 PM
Great looking car. Lovely colour.

Re: NQS BBK A Not Quite So Big Brake Kit..NQS Rear mods now.....
Last Poster: JamesED30 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:26:41 PM
Did any1 run S3/R32 splash shields with this kit?

Re: Electrical Problem
Last Poster: neilw in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:53:43 PM
What Radio did you put in? Some of the newer VW units can cause battery drain without an updated CANBUS. Lots of info on it on here.

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Chesto18 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:20:34 PM
Fitted an RCD 330 plus.

Cool bit of kit! Well impressed. Hoping I don’t see any battery drain on my 08 plate.

Re: Cam chain adjuster - genuine or afternarket?
Last Poster: Dave aka in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:09:06 PM
We be on the roads soon bro both done about a grand recently......good times coming soon 😎👍

Re: Rear spring replacement
Last Poster: DavGTI in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:00:14 PM
Is that a recent thing? I got a new DV from TPS in March so hopefully my local TPS still serve to the public

LUK clutch and flywheel for 300bhp ED30
Last Poster: trackep in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:00:15 PM
Time to renew my clutch. Just wondering if a full LUK kit is up to the job for ED30 with r-tech map (300bhp). It's just a daily drive so hard to justify £1000 for a Helix with fitting. Or is that my only option with having the extra ponies? Thanks Adam

Re: Castrol edge
Last Poster: mobbsmobbs in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:52:08 PM
Is this better than what the dealers put in?

Re: Porsche 986 caliper adapters
Last Poster: JamesED30 in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 01:48:35 PM
I’ve actually gone for a kit put together by Darkside developments.
I’ll post some pictures and a link when they arrive.

Hello New Member
Last Poster: maddesigns in New Member Intro's on Yesterday at 01:08:41 PM
Hi, I'm a new member and I have owned a MK5 for 9 years now!
Unfortunately, I am having terrible electrical problems with it recently where something is draining the battery but I can't find out what, hence joining this forum! If anyone can help I can give more details and history, thanks in advance!!

Fuel Pump Question HELP PLEASE :)
Last Poster: Scottymon in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 12:29:52 PM
Hey Guys, I've had a knackered Fuel Pump Sensor for a while now with crappy intermittment power delivery, with one thing and another (work mainly) I've put it off, so to the question.

Can a: 06F127025M fit our Mk5's? MY2006

My Part Code is: 06F127025H

So just the H is different to the M... they look identical, but would really appreciate your input

Midline to highline (860 to 872) swap issues
Last Poster: fizzybubbelech in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 11:06:41 AM
Hiya, hope someone smarter than myself might shed some light on this.
Tried to swap my 860 (midline) to 872 cluster (highline) the other day and failed.
What we got:
Euro Mk5, 2004, 3 door TDI.
Currently running 860 cluster. (Known 4 digit PIN)
Car has MFA fitted as standard with the little rocker switch on the wiper stalk.
I also just fitted the ne

Re: Fault Code P3137 and P642
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:29:41 AM
1997 mkv? resetting the ECU is basically like restarting your phone/computer when its messing about.
if the lights still not come back on, then dont worry... if it does then look into this:


As New Kenwood dnx516dabs - £500
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    Location: Southampton
    Collection Only

    As New Kenwood dnx516dabs

    Not a mark on it , 6 months old . Bought new for £950 ... think you can get them now for £920

    So still a very good saving !

    Does absolutely everything and is designed exactly for the mk5 , comes with all leads and I’ve bought a new dab Ariel as well

    Reduced £500!!
    Engine / gearbox mounts
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      Location: Southampton
      Collection Only

      Covered 40k miles , very good order with no splits / leaks ect . Off a 2009 gti
      Edition 30 DSG
      Location: London
      Collection Only

      2007 57 reg Edition 30 DSG Deep Pearl Black
      85500 miles
      Full VW service history

       VW service history as follows:8/4/08 – 5924mls – Oil change (VW St. Albans)25/4/09 – 10096mls – Oil change and Interval Service (VW St. Albans)19/4/10  - 17561mls – Service (VW St. Albans)31/5/11 – 23587mls – Major Service and Brake Fluid change (VW St. Albans)16/3/12 – 29533mls Cambelt and Waterpump replaced (VW Watford)18/7/12 – 33789 mls - Major service and Brake fluid change (VW Warners, Herts)15/2/13 – 41224mls – DSG Gearbox Service (VW Loughton)15/4/13 – 43391mls – Major Service (VW Loughton)5/9/13 – 47641mls – Steering rack and loom replaced under warranty (VW Loughton)17/3/14 – 52915mls – Minor Service and Brake Fluid Service 7/5/15 – 64966mls – Cambelt, Waterpump replaced (VW Loughton)10/2/15 – 62496mls – Minor Service (VW Loughton)16/12/15 – 72412mls – Major Service (VW Loughton) 80000 independent service oil change and NGK spark plugs
      85000 independent oil change

      Winter Pack
      Heated Seats
      Power fold mirrors with Paddle lights
      Multi-function steering wheel
      Highline display
      Android XTRON unit with CANBUS so it shows you litres till empty, washer level, and other car information
      Usual ED30 extras incl. half leather, gti mats.
      Alloys been refurbed 2mths ago

      I listed this before on a quick sale, but removed due to going away, I am still abroad but car is still for sale. Listed at £7500 or very near offer. I am not in a rush. I'll be listing on autotrader soon, if anyone has access to the ED30 owners group facebook please send the link over.
      Mk7 - Mk5 heater Control Conversion
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        Location: Northern Ireland
        Postage: £10.00
        Delivery or Collection

        For sale is my custom Mk7 - Mk5 heater Control Conversion of which there's only about 3 I know of made. Selling as I'm too fussy and don't want to spend anymore on the project of making them, what you get is a 2015 Passat CC Heater Control w/ Heated Seats (£100+) shows the individual climacontrol on RNS 315 like the mk6 dials do on the rcd/rns510, The mk5 golf /2015-on Scirocco Radio heater facia (£60) and modified radio cage/skeleton.

        £150 is a fair price for something which for me was a straight plug and play, recommendations from me are either to get the facia professionally painted or to wrap it.
        2007 MK5 Golf GTI Edition 50 3dr manual black 1 owner 116k miles
        Location: Warrington
        Collection Only

        Edition 35 is now bought and my daily driver, so the Edition 30 must now go .....


        Mk5 Golf GTI edition 30 3dr manual
        of the 2300 (approx) cars in the uk this is plaque number: 1369
        116,500 miles
        1 owner (me) owned from new supplied by Manchester VW
        Black magic metallic paint (LC9Z)
        Numbered plaque 1369 is fitted and present in the car
        2 keys will be supplied


        Usual ed30 spec (which is awesome) with the following additional options :

        Metallic paint black £310
        Xenons £638 ( a must have, and change the way the mk5 looks)
        Multi function steering wheel inc High line (the large central display) £314
        Parking sensors £268
        Rcd500 inc soundpack £591
        Winterpack (heated washer jets,  low level indicator) £191
        Central Armrest £?
        Cruise control (retrofitted)

        Service history
        19/10/2007   delivery inspection Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        03/07/2008   9577 miles Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        26/03/2009 19605 miles Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        03/11/2009 29883 miles Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        17/06/2010 39485 miles Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        26/04/2011 49166 miles Gilbert Lawton Manchester VW
        17/02/2012 59202 miles WarringtonVW
        05/11/2013 72158 miles Votex Congleton
        31/10/2014 80088 miles Ashcroft Autocentre Warrington
        24/10/2015 88509 miles Ashcroft Autocentre Warrington
        28/10/2016 99935 miles Ashcroft Autocentre Warrington
        06/09/2017 110,000 miles Ashcroft Autocentre Warrington Cam belt and water pump and fit replacement OE s/h exhaust cat back
        25/10/2017 110,565 miles Ashcroft Autocentre Warrington full inc fuel air cabin and spark plugs

        Car is due a service and mot Nov 2018
        Car has had 2 cam belt inc water pump changes at 40k and 110k miles.
        At least 2 fuel pump cam followers

        I have a folder full of receipts from new including

        Original bill of sale
        lots of documentation (servicing, mot,tyres, parts etc)
        Original mk5 edition 30 vw brochure
        Original vw options and pricelist
        Original vw bottle opener

        The full history of the car and me is listed on my blog
        and as the user
        on the incredible mk5 forum (here)
        just check out my post history

        I'm (was) one of the few original forum members left who haven't moved into another car til now

        I would consider the car OEM+ with the following enhancements :

        REVO Stage 1 remap from Oct 2010 to now (settings reduced to protect clutch)
        SPS Revo obd port unit (TO SET boost timing fuel values) will be supplied with car
        S3 front calipers with 340mm j hook discs  and ferrodo ds2500 front pads replaced end 2016 supplied by vagbremtechnic
        OE  rear discs and pads replaced end 2016
        THS Engine mounts and Lower engine mount 'dogbone' insert
        Whiteline AntiLift Kit (WALK)
        Bilstein b12 suspension kit Nov 2013 71k miles :   inc top mounts. Looks incredible, handles brilliantly and surprisingly not a problem around speedbumps etc
        DEFI Blue racer 52mm boost guage inc OSIR vent pod : http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2073.0.html

        I have been very selective in  the mods, and have often left comprehensives reviews on the forum, go take a look

        The car pulls hard in every gear and for a stg 1 Revo car has run faultessly for over 8 years.

        The good

        This is a genuine from new one owner car with it's entire life recorded/discussed on my blog or on the forum.

        Over 10 yrs I have always commuted from Warrington to Manchester 40 mile round trip so it has always been on the motorway and got fully warm no short journeys.

        We have another car for the family so the passengers seat and rear seats have barely been used.

        Looked after properly mechanically by VW then by a local VW specialist with regular oil changes.
        Always fed on Shell VPower/Optimax 98 only.
         I have just fitted a new pcv and charcoal cannister. The car returns average 32mpg at the moment

        Car has all round matching Michelin pilot sport 4 tyres varying levels of tread but still legal.  (tyres tell a lot about the owners mindset)

        Wheels are in the original finish, look ok  but could do with a refurb.

        Burns very little oil (some TFSI do, some dont, this one doesnt) (top up once a year if reqd).

        I followed a proper enthusiastic run in schedule straight out of the dealership which I feel has contributed to it's longevity.

        The car had been an absolute joy to own and always puts a smile on my face.
        This is without doubt the best looking and driver focused special edition golf (with some tweaks).

        This is a rare opportunity to buy a car where you can be the 2nd owner.

        The bad

        Drivers seat has 2 areas that are damaged ( i used to be a little heavier lol) and need repairing. The heated seats still work fine.
        Passengers door parking damage on upper half
        Rear quarter commuter parking 3 dents
        Petrol cap damage scratch
        Various small dents across the Car
        front splitter has lots of chips.
        Screen chip under 1cm not mot fail as yet.
        Inner boot plastic edge has a small hole (closing boot with large tree trunk broke it!)

        see album link below that shows all damage listed above.

        Clutch can slip (if you give it low rpm high boost in 6th) but with settings turned down ive been driving it this way for years. It will need a new one eventually! A remapped car getting to 116k on the original clutch is virtually unheard of.  Budget 600 (new oe clutch and flywheel) or >1k for Sachs to do it properly if you indeed to go Stage 2+

        Air con no longer functions. It might just need a re-gas (£), pressure switch (£) or its the compressor (£££).

        Engine is noisier than normal (even more than a normal TFSI) when warm, due to a worn cam chain (not the belt), this has been this way for over a year. It hasn't worn enough to effect running yet, but this would be first on my list to resolve (quoted £350 to fix)


        I'm probably being over honest in the points above, but that's just my style, at least you know exactly what you are coming to view.

        Despite what I've mentioned above the car looks and goes great.

        Some pictures taken yesterday, showing the outside, wheels,damage and interior (04/06/18) can be seen in this album https://photos.app.goo.gl/8sno3GiGNVpxa87z1

        Its an incredible car that Id love to see going to another enthusiast to cherish, the price is reduced to reflect points above and give some leeway to spend the difference how you like (or spend nothing and run as is for now).

        any questions feel free to PM me via the forum or john.oldfield.uk@gmail.com

        Car is currently ONLY advertised on this forum to gauge interest for a short time before it goes on ebay

        thanks for looking

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