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on February 26, 2019, 12:32:35 AM
Sorry for the down time.

The forum has been moved to my server  :evilgrin:.

You should notice that its running a little faster and the search is working. Please point out any bugs.

When I get a bit of time I think an upgrade is in order with image uploads.
Re: Reliability mods?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:07:35 PM
Yep.  At this time of year, the under bonnet temps can get pretty severe after a hard run.  The pre-cat gets bloody hot.

Worth noting there's no risk of an EML after bashing the pre-cat out since the oxygen sensors are placed before the pre-cat, and after the main cat.  The ECU can't detect which cat is dead, only that ONE of them is.  If you do get an EML, that means th

Re: coilovers, springs or bags
Last Poster: Damian @ DPM in Performance Modifications on Today at 12:19:26 PM
How many miles have your current dampers covered?

What's your budget?

Damian @ DPM Performance

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:08:08 PM
What ARBs are you using Kev? Also, I've been chatting to Damian at DPM and looking to get the Powerflex Handling kit. Are there any other bushes worth changing other then what they advise?


Hi mate, my full chassis spec is as follows:


Re: TTE420 vs TTE480
Last Poster: Pudding in Performance Modifications on Today at 11:44:55 AM
Shoduchi has the 420 on his and he loves it.  Looking at dyno plots, the 420 isn't much slower to spool than the stock turbo, and you get a much fatter mid and top end.

The 480 is a pointless imo.  For starters the stock engine cannot handle that kind of pressure and it's too far the wrong way into the lag compromise for a road car.  And also, once you're past 400hp, an

Re: What would you do?
Last Poster: Dooge in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:16:05 PM
I am paying attention to various selling places including Autotrader, Ebay, here, Gumtree and Facebook. I thought I struck gold earlier today when I saw an 07 plate GTI, under 100k, a few toys and 23 miles from me...


Re: Car fault- help needed
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:47:30 PM
Defo get it plugged into VCDS, you’re on the right track by taking it to a specialist. No, the map won’t affect anything at all.

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Re: Upside down MK5
Last Poster: Dogma in Random Chat on Yesterday at 05:06:34 PM
Nasty paint job, car killed it’s self in discussed.

Re: Abs, traction, steering assistans fault.
Last Poster: o-kruse in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 01:57:33 PM
I had a ABS sensor with bad wire, damaged wire during other work(shorting interm.) that made those lights go on.
Probably not yours probl, but just in case..

Re: Car for sale, thanks for all the help
Last Poster: Andy in Mk5 General Area on August 21, 2019, 10:12:21 PM
Still stay around on the forum

Re: Best spark plugs for remap?
Last Poster: Gtcpaul1971 in Performance Modifications on August 21, 2019, 07:03:23 PM
Done! All fitted. Thanks for advice.

Re: Coolant Temp not holding 90
Last Poster: ljc19630 in Mk5 General Area on August 21, 2019, 05:16:14 PM
Mines the same and not holding at 90. Drive up to R-Tech on Sat for K04 conversion work and was the first thing that Niki asked me. Said it was below 90 on motorway and when under normal driving sits even lower. He will replace thermostat while car is there

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Re: aircon fans
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on August 21, 2019, 04:25:20 PM
thanks amanda, also if aircon was working fine would the car idle be higher. thanks for help
As long as the gas pressure reaches requirements in the system the idle will raise when you turn the aircon on. Doesn’t necessarily mean the aircons working.

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Re: Going Stage 2+
Last Poster: muff1991 in Performance Modifications on August 21, 2019, 04:19:35 PM
The original hoses will do the job, you must have to cut the hose at the metal bit, try to get it as tight to the metal as you can to save as much hose as possible.

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Hella DynaBeam Celis lightbulb
Last Poster: Rabbit92 in Mk5 General Area on August 21, 2019, 04:10:03 PM
Hi all,

I'm hoping someone here can help me with this. I have a set of Dyna Beams in my MkV. They were in the car when I bought it (didn't think much of it at the time, turns out they were pricey at one point). Anyways the right hand 'Celis' bulb has gone out (the vertical light that presumably made these to expensive when they hit the market).
Has anyone got any e

Re: First MK5
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Members Rides on August 21, 2019, 12:31:33 PM
I think someone else on here had bought those wings from ebay and said they needed some fettling to fit.

They are loads cheaper than genuine wings.

I have just bought two genuine wings as mine need replacing.

Re: Intermittent Misfire/Rough Running
Last Poster: JTI in Mk5 General Area on August 21, 2019, 12:29:32 PM
^Thanks for the suggestions, I did post some codes in the original post. They do vary each time I get the fault but it's generally one or more of the following:

p0300, P0302 and P0303

Last time I did get a p0441 also. Not sure if this is a historic code however as I had this last year and I did replace the Canister Purge Valve. Might be worth scrutinising the

Re: Mitch's BLACK DSG ED30 R-Tech 2+
Last Poster: Mitch H in Members Rides on August 21, 2019, 11:22:53 AM
Enjoying the S3 :)
Just had full detail
Doing a full service on everything next week
Hopefully stage one at the end of the year when warranty is up! Hopefully r tech started doing the facelift S3 by then :)

Re: Buying GFB DV+
Last Poster: Rigsby in Mk5 General Area on August 20, 2019, 10:09:17 PM
Wait a few years and get the 2014 frs

Re: No locking wheel nut!
Last Poster: Dre in Mk5 General Area on August 20, 2019, 09:08:15 PM
Thank you for all the replies. I've managed to get a hold of one.

Re: My tornado gti
Last Poster: bigrich690 in Members Rides on August 20, 2019, 05:55:22 AM
How do you find the bags?

I enjoy my car so much more since I went to air

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Yea absolutely amazing, am investment too, so much demand for air these days I'll never lose money on them unless they get damaged sand can't sell them


Premium bluetooth kit with audio streaming
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    Location: Leeds
    Postage: £5.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Selling premium bluetooth kit with audio streaming.
    Supports all phones
    Works with RNS/RCD510,315 etc. units
    Supports MK6 MFSW and/or white/colour instrument cluster.

    Kit consist of module 5k0..730D, inline loom and mic. Plug and play, doesn't need to cut or solder any wires.

    2008 MK5 Golf Edition 30 No. 1994
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      Location: Between Chester and Liverpool
      Collection Only

      2008 MK5 Golf Edition 30 No. 1994
      86,800 miles (currently a daily)
      Diamond Black Pearl
      MOT until 20 March 2020
      2 keys

      Based between Chester & Liverpool.

      I would accept £7,950 for the car, payment by Faster Payments / Bank Transfer. I would also consider Bitcoin, but we’d have to come to an agreement on how much.




      • BCS full stainless steel Powervalve ‘sport’ turbo back exhaust
      • Stage 1 APR map including optional mapping switcher (Stock, Stage 1, Valet mode) (Mapped April 2019)
      • MK7 R front calipers, brembo TTRS discs, HEL braided lines, fully refurbished by Jonny at Caliper Refurbs
      • Boot pop mod with key
      • GFB DV+
      • H&R 12mm Hubcentric Wheel Spacers (rear)
      • LED interior bulbs
      • LED number plate lights
      • Audi TT oil cap ;)
      • Cherry hazard switch

      Optional extras

      • Rear parking sensors
      • Multi functional steering wheel
      • Depo LED ‘xenon style’ headlights, with new modern LEDs fitted
      • Cruise control with new stalk
      • Highline clocks
      • Satellite navigation RNS510 (SSD) latest version S
      • Bluetooth / phone module with microphone in OEM location
      • FIS Bluetooth kit to make things work with FIS clocks
      Recent works

      • Stage 1 APR map
      • Genuine Pescaras fully refurbished in Anthracite Grey, not a mark on them
      • Cambelt & Waterpump done at 70K by VW
      • Thermostat at 80K by replaced Specialist
      • Cam follower checked (It was fine), but replaced with brand new follower, I did this every year
      • New uprated battery

      Service history

      As a general rule it has a full service history from VW.

      However, after growing tiresome with VW after they yanked my engine cover off cracking it, I have carried out servicing myself with oil changes every 5K with filter, NGK  sparks, etc.

      I have lots of receipts, history book, etc,  but ultimately the condition of the car and how it runs, sounds should determine if you think it’s been looked after


      The car’s paintwork is very good for it’s age. There are a few small marks here and there, the front of the car suffers from usual stone chips from the road. Ultimately it is a 10+ year old car now so don’t expect it to be as new. There are no dings as far as I'm aware, or unsightly rust or issues with it. The drivers side seat has a 5mm hole in the bolster where it is starting to wear.

      Since the pictures were taken, the wheels have been fully refurbished in a slightly darker athracite.

      I bought the car as one of my dream cars. I have looked after it as so.
      Genuine R32 rear bumper Brand New !!
      Location: Amersham
      Postage: £45.00
      Delivery or Collection

      Up for sale is a Genuine R32 Rear bumper lower section complete with genuine diffuser and new reflectors. The bumper has never been painted and is in primer it has some storage scratches and marks and will need full prep ready foor paint i can conform there is no damage to the bumper or fixings.
      Happy to wrap the item and post it out cost will be around £45 but its at your risk or you can arrange your own collection please drop me a text/call  07772480088 thanks
      VW RNS510 DAB SSD satnav headunit
      Location: Leeds
      Postage: £30.00
      Delivery or Collection

      The latest version, letter F/H30 with DAB+ and SSD HDD. Fully updated with speed cameras, V16 maps etc. Has the code card. 550 delivered or 520 collected.
      RECARO sportster CS leather
      Single Image
        Location: Warwick
        Collection Only

        For sale i have a pair of RECARO sporster cs seats in leather. Great condition with only a couple of small marks on the plastic. No rips to the leather or bolster, these are a unique one of trim which was trimmed at the RECARO factory in germany, the colour is a near black bit officially classed as grey.
        Message me with any questions
        Ebay item number 223610645389 for images, priced higher on ebay due to robbing fees.

        Can anyine help with images cant get them to load via dropbox
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