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Forum Moved Again
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: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:46:41 PM
Fitted a new under bonnet insulation, as the old one was being torn apart by the MAF sensor. The new one has an indent for it.

Re: mods to my 2005 manual 3 door silver gti
Last Poster: djcamgti in Members Rides on Yesterday at 10:59:14 PM
Update; the thermostat and abs module were replaced which meant the Revo map had to be relogged

Re: New Car Battery Advice
Last Poster: Newbieintown in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:58:58 PM
Sorry to bring up an old thread but I just ordered Bosch 008 from eBay
Plus they have 20% off with voucher PARTY
So only cost me £74.79 with free postage and the seller is Tayna Batteries so top sell

Re: 2nd attempt at Revo stage 1
Last Poster: djcamgti in Revo Zone on Yesterday at 10:53:58 PM

Re: Suspension Upgrade
Last Poster: djcamgti in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 10:29:09 PM

Photo of the finished ride height with VWR springs. It’s about 25mm lower.

Induction kit MK5 2.0 TFSI
Last Poster: Heb1802 in Wanted on Yesterday at 09:37:12 PM
Hello all looking for an induction kit for my MK5 2.0 tfsi anyone got one going? Cheers

Re: Gearbox End Cap Leak
Last Poster: ChrisGT in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 08:49:21 PM
Glad you got it all sorted,


Re: K03 to K04 upgrade - Options and thoughts
Last Poster: ljc19630 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:48:29 PM
Still haggling re the engine, but the guy is playing hardball :fighting:
Anyway i shall keep at it as ideally want a complete engine

Quick Question - For those who have converted to BYD or are running BYD with R-Tech STG2+ is this the correct 200 Bar Fuel Pressure Sensor i need??


Sharp Feedback through wheel and clonking
Last Poster: monk180 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:27:31 PM

My car has developed a strange handling characteristic and noise.

Say going over a bad bit of road, not too deep potholes but shall we say "pattering", lots of small bumps. There is a clonking from the front end, and felt through the steering wheel, like Skuttle shake on a bad convertible.

Also say, doing a nice left hand bend on dry tarmac, not

Re: Drying the car
Last Poster: willni in Detailing on Yesterday at 07:43:32 PM
I have the metro blaster, honestly not really used unless it's for water traps before proper detailing or for the ceramic coated car.

Get 2 Klin Korea Drying Towels and they'll do the drying better ( Andy from CYR is a nice guy www.Cleanyourride.co.uk)

Re: ALK Fitted - what about the rear equivalent?
Last Poster: colesey in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 06:51:29 PM
Polybushing the rear is pretty labour intensive and you then run the risk of noise being amplified by the boot. A stiffer arb and different rear geo (less camber plus small toe out) will make the car turn in sharper.

Re: Another Air con Issue :)
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:17:31 PM
well i plugged VCDS in again today: had the same code pop up again (Refrigerant pressure low) i had an error code in the compressor status "number 3" which means compressor off because: refrigerant is too low.

the refrigerant pressure displayed 0.0bar  :surprised: which is weird because i had it cycled on the machine last week. extract,  pressure test (passed) then a re-

Re: Intermittent Misfire/Rough Running
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:50:52 PM
Car's at 86k and cam follower is on my to do list. Actually have the part but was too difficult to do due to the banjo bolt, and there has always been a bigger problem with my car to fix first lol.

Think I may have solved the p0010/p1531 fault fingers crossed. Just checked the engine to see i

Re: Miltek VS BCS - Resonated or non resonated?
Last Poster: hussnainh8 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:31:06 PM
I’d have said none resonated would be louder, but that may then incur drone inside the car when on motorway? I’m at Revo STG2 and I’ve got a full Scorpion decat, with center box delete and a Maxton R32 twin pipe back box. I was amazed at the great sound it gave and no drone on Motorway [i

Re: RTech switchable remapping?
Last Poster: hussnainh8 in R-Tech Zone on Yesterday at 02:26:55 PM
These cars run at stoich (14.7:1) under cruising and light loads and they do that as standard. Changing your driving style will by far have the biggest improvement.

Also, consider that you would have to be driving a hell of a lot of miles to even think that the cost of the remap would ever

Wanted: Rear Valeos for ED30
Last Poster: irish_ram in Wanted on Yesterday at 01:05:16 PM
Wanted: Rear Valeos for ED30

VWR or Forge Twintake CAI Wanted for ED30
Last Poster: irish_ram in Wanted on Yesterday at 01:04:52 PM
VWR or Forge Twintake CAI Wanted for ED30

Re: My Cupra K1 replacement-Golf R mk6
Last Poster: Pinin_prestatyn in MK6 Members Rides on July 17, 2019, 11:41:43 PM

Prestatyn Mk5 GTI owner here, just read your build from start to end. Epic motor! Recognised “P-town” and Dyserth in the pics. Kudos!


Wanted mk5 GTi’s camshaft guide frame
Last Poster: Mutley114 in Wanted on July 17, 2019, 11:36:49 PM
Please help me find a decent condition guide frame so I can finish my golf. The part number is 06f103285 or an alternative if you know of one
Cheers for any advice or help

Re: Part number
Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on July 17, 2019, 09:17:58 PM
Think its N 908 235 01 Andy  :happy2:


Sequential smoked mirror indicators
Location: IOW
Postage: £5.00
Delivery Only

Here I am offering a pair of smoked mirror indicators that have also been modified to include full length leds to produce sequential flowing indicators. 100% plug and play, brand new units

They come complete with all tools needed to fit, which is a long T10 Allen wrench which means there shouldn’t be a need to remove the mirror motor saving time and effort. They are a night and day diffence to the standard units (video shows agains my inpro smoked on the passenger side)

See the video attached in link below photos  https://streamable.com/1tet6
Revo Intake and or TTS Engine Cover
Location: Southampton
Postage: £10.00
Delivery or Collection

After much deliberation, I've decided to sell these. I'm not going to tune the car beyond stage 1 and want to keep my engine bay standard looking. Kit os for KO4 but can be fitted to KO3 with a bung in the re-circ pipe(not included)

Separate - £200 (Intake) and £75 (cover) Including mounting pins. Postage will be £10 for each or £10 for both items if bought together.

The items are off the car now, but I don't have a suitable box to send them in at the moment. I Should be able to find something next week.

Local pickup is also an option
2005 mk5 GTI - high spec
Location: Newbury
Collection Only

It is with a heavy heart that I put my much loved GTI up for sale due to a new car purchase after 10 great years together.

112,000 miles
Diamond black magic paint
3 door
MOT til March 2020
Registered May 2005
Bought by myself in January 2009 with 45,000 miles on the clock.
Since then, I have done the following mods to the car:
Painted side skirts, rear bumper and front splitter
R32 / Edition 30 rear lights
Lowered on Eibach Sportlines (about 2 years old)
Full turbo back BCS 'Sports Prestige' exhaust (about 2 years old)
S3 intercooler (about 7 years old)
RCD510 DAB radio
Passat window switches and light switch (chrome tipped)

It's always been mapped with Revo stage 1 since the day I bought it - it's running about 240bhp.
I have always run it on Tesco 99 Super Unleaded.

It's a high spec car with the following factory fitted options:
Black leather heated seats with electric lumbar support
Cruise control
Xenon headlights
Dual zone climate control
Highline display
Front centre armrest
Luxury pack - auto lights, rain sensor, heated and folding mirrors, coming/leaving home lights
It did also have the mega rare option of both wing mirrors being anti-dazzle (as well as the rear view mirror) but sadly they don't work anymore.
Not factory fit but I added Kufatec Fiscon Basic Plus for bluetooth calling. It also allows music playback over bluetooth.

The interior is in fantastic condition as I've replaced any worn bits over the years.

I had the wheels refurbed by Platinum Alloys in January 2017 as they were badly corroded with white worm (I've never kerbed any of the wheels). Sadly there are signs of white worm coming back again.

The front wings and tailgate were replaced a few years ago under warranty due to rust. The rest of the paintwork is the only real let down on the car - there are a few stone chips and small rust patches. Nothing that couldn't be easily addressed though.
Full service history including £2000+ of work carried out in the last year for new clutch and fly wheel, timing chain and adjuster replacement and air con compressor.

The car is in Newbury / Thatcham, Berkshire. I hope someone can love it as much as I have.
R32 Ronal Zolder ET51
Location: Hertfordshire
Collection Only

Refurbished December 2014 by Lepsons in VW OEM Bright Chrome Silver, never fitted.

£651 from VW

Offset 51, 7.5" wide

Collection only
Single 5 door side skirt LHS
Single Image
    Location: North London
    Collection Only

    Ok guys... I have a side skirt spare, LHS only I replaced mine after a small accident and could only find pairs so got 2 new so I have a spare.

    In case anyone is in the same position I was and needs just the one let me know... its currently laser blue but presume you'll be getting re-sprayed anyway.

    If anyone needs one let me know, its free but you'll need to collect from N2 north London


    I don't have a pic at this time but can put one up if needed...
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