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on February 26, 2019, 12:32:35 AM
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Re: Strange intermitten misfire like symptoms
Last Poster: waqasr in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:06:56 AM
You are right Rich. It hasnt got any fault codes logged but what should I be logging? If i could get some help into what data I should record and then i could post my results here. Though im going on holiday for 2 weeks so itll be after that. Thanks

Last Poster: chigmuss in Members Rides on Yesterday at 11:39:08 PM
FFS yeah..... Duh

Re: john_o : Mk6 Edition 35 5dr DSG Tornado Red
Last Poster: john_o in MK6 Members Rides on Yesterday at 08:10:51 PM
some maintenance , so why not go to RTech and remap too ! Stage 1 remap completed


Re: Edition 30 gearbox oil advice
Last Poster: Octoparrot in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 08:01:08 PM

Make sure you can remove the fill plug before draining the oil out otherwise you won't be able to refill it.

Re: Best place to get a timing chain kit for my Edition 30?
Last Poster: richtung in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 03:38:38 PM
Look up RPS Online on Facebook - guy works at a dealership and his prices are usually cheaper than you'll find elsewhere.

Thanks for this Dan - dropped them an email for a price for new front wings for my ED30 - £243 delivered. VW want £312 for the pair....


Subwoofer Wiring
Last Poster: E8RNX in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 03:22:49 PM
Hi guys so I’ve got a head unit ordered which is on the way as well as a new can gateway. I already have a sub in the garage and wiring etc but wanted to ask if any of you guys have fitted a sub in too?

I wanted to know which route from the engine is best to wire the power cable through? I’ve heard there’s one behind the battery box. Would be great if you guys could shar

Re: Kenwood DMX-7017DABS
Last Poster: probedb in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Yesterday at 08:45:28 AM
Just fitted my DAB antenna just above the airbag sign on the windscreen drivers side front pillar, will test the unit in the next few days to see how good it is!

Cheers for this! I'll attempt to fit mine at some point soon :) My FM aerial seems to have a fault so it keeps break

WANTED: ED30 Pescara's & MK5 5 Door Side Skirts
Last Poster: KieranF in Wanted on Yesterday at 08:19:01 AM
Hi Folks,

Looking for a set of ED30 Pescaras, not fussed if they come with or without tyres. Must be decent condition, nothing that's been repaired.

Also after some mk5 GTI/R32 side skirts, MUST be for a 5 door. Preferably in primer/reflex silver. Located DG1 but will travel/courier within reason.


Re: 7/7.5 dashcam install?
Last Poster: rich83 in MK7 How to Guides / Troubleshooting on March 24, 2019, 10:04:48 PM
Which fuse are your trying to piggy back? I usually use one for the rear electric widows or something non critical.

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Tin Robot in Mk5 General Area on March 24, 2019, 09:09:27 PM
Due to the weather gave my car a good detail outside today. Noted a few things that are needed. It never seems to stop.

So - front plastic grill (upper bit with number plate) is next on list. Sigh.

Re: Ed30 owner saying hello
Last Poster: Youngscottie in New Member Intro's on March 24, 2019, 08:21:23 PM
Welcome to the party

Interested in your point of view on that, as I own a ed30 and almost bought a r32 at the time I was looking, but as I already have a vr6 and didn’t want the extra costs plus I think the ed30 looks better apart from the exhausts.

Re: Tutorial - How to Update RNS-510 Firmware. ***New Links & Firmware*** 19/02/12
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Sat Nav and Car Audio on March 24, 2019, 12:29:08 PM
I have a question about repartitioning.
I have HW6276 on my RNS510 and problems with maps. How can I check the partition sizes and is there any software that will repartition to give me more room for the maps? I have seem 6276 updates. Will this repartition?


Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on March 24, 2019, 11:32:41 AM
If they are BKR7EIX they will be BKR7EIX and fit.... ignore ebay.

Multipoint Head Bolt
Last Poster: Barney2000 in Mk5 General Area on March 24, 2019, 11:26:44 AM
Good Morning, can someone please help me?? I need to replace a socket Head bolt with a inner multipoint Head (7/16" -20k32)
Does any one have one or know where I can get one?
Many thanks

Re: TPS wont sell to private customer anymore?
Last Poster: Ripstop in Mk5 General Area on March 24, 2019, 09:44:24 AM
This is slightly ridiculous because as @Pudding says it was obviously cheaper to outsource the operation for cost savings but then as the dealers usually add some on top for "handling" the customer loses out on the saving. I see this as another way for dealers to claw back more profit. Its the same produ

Which Eibach pro kit for GTi
Last Poster: Edwardbam in Mk5 General Area on March 24, 2019, 02:16:21 AM
Hey Dakotad11, which did you decide to go with?  I'd be interested to know??? And how do you like it?

Re: Best sounding intake
Last Poster: absolute in Performance Modifications on March 23, 2019, 11:23:41 PM
Cheers @colesey. I'll look into that some more.

APR Stage 1 is booked in for Wednesday.

I wonder, do you think it's a DIY job? I don't mind getting my hands dirty, but honestly, sometimes it's more cost effective to get someone with a set of ramps to do it.

Re: Advice needed.
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on March 23, 2019, 09:51:41 PM
The washer is fixed to the plug hence you're meant to change the plug every time you removed it, should be plenty for sale on eBay.

Re: Urgent help with Front Seats
Last Poster: jaffa in Mk5 General Area on March 23, 2019, 08:53:39 PM
When I swapped my leather for mk6 gtd seats the airbag connector didn’t match up either I just went to vw and got the correct one and swapped it over worked perfectly

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Barely used GTI luxury tailored floor mat set - Mk5/6 DSG. 5 door
Location: Loughborough
Postage: £5.00
Delivery or Collection

I bought these floor mats when I first got the car last September but decided within a couple of months to buy OEM ones. They are very good mats with a GTI logo. Black with red stitching. Almost as new.

ONO. Prefer to have them picked up (loughborough) but can post. Purchased for £39.99 so grab yourself a bargain.
Mk7 GTi steering wheel
Single Image
    Location: Essex
    Collection Only

    Immaculate Mk7 GTi steering wheel still with stickers. Airbag included, can be fitted to Mk5.

    Not Your Average Mk5 Golf GTi - Buckets, Sunroof, Lots of extras
    Location: Sutton, Surrey
    Collection Only

    Selling the wifey-mobile as I've just bought her an R. This is a rather rare spec, and has a load of extras I've added too. All in all - it's a great little car!

    2007 Mk5 Golf Gti 2.0T DSG 5 door
    100k miles
    Black Magic Pearl
    MOT till 25 June 2019
    Last service Dec 2018 at 99k miles

    Just had the front bumper and bonnet resprayed, and wheels refurbished - so it's looking fresh.

    Looking for £7,500

    Based in Sutton, Surrey

    Optional Extras

    •             Heated Recaro black leather bucket seats – rare factory option, with “GTi” embossing
    •             Sunroof
    •             Rear parking sensors
    •             Xenon headlamps
    •             Cruise control
    •             Multi-function steering wheel with DSG paddles
    •             Dual zone climate control
    •             Luxury pack (auto lights, dimming interior mirror, rain sensor, heated and folding mirrors, reverse-activated kerb-view mirror function, coming/leaving home lights)
    •             Armrest


    Engine & Exhaust:
    •             Revo induction kit
    •             Bluefin/Superchips stage 2 map (+62bhp and +86nm to 259bhp and 366nm according to superchips – untested). Bluefin handset included
    •             BCS full exhaust system with sports cat (100 cell from memory) – R32 style twin exit

    Brakes, Wheels & Suspension:
    •             Brembo 18z front calipers (6-pistons, from Porsche cayenne/VW Touareg)
    •             350mm Mercedes front discs (drilled)
    •             R32 rear calipers and discs (drilled)
    •             ATE Typ200 performance fluid
    •             Neuspeed RSe11 lightweight 18” wheels
    •             VWR lowering springs – on new OEM dampers all round

    •             Pioneer SPH-DA120 headunit (apple carplay compatible). Steering wheel controls still active
    •             JL XD500/3 amplifier (installed under passenger seat), powering OEM front speakers and sub
    •             JL 10” W0 in custom fibreglass sub enclosure – fits in cubby hole area of boot, to maximise boot space
    •             Dynamat sound deadening in front doors
    •             Interior lights swapped to LEDs – red in the footwells
    •             Blackvue DR650 front and rear dashcams – HD with built in WiFi
    •             Morimoto upgraded xenon bulbs (6000K) and LED sidelights

    •             Votex front splitter
    •             R32 rear lower valance
    •             Black front and rear badges
    •             Brushed aluminium paddle extensions
    •             USB charging port installed near gear selector
    •             Tinted windows (35% - shade: “Light”)
    •             Rear lights tinted with DIY tint spray (can be removed with methylated spirit)

    •             Tyres: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asm3. 225/40/18. 6mm all round
    •             Cambelt and water pump changed at 73k miles
    •             DSG service at 84k miles
    •             Cam follower changed at 84k miles
    •             Services:
    o             11k miles: 29/02/08 (VW)
    o             20k miles: 12/3/09 (VW)
    o             28k miles: 22/3/10 (VW)
    o             37k miles: 28/3/11 (VW)
    o             46k miles: 25/4/12 (VW)
    o             56k miles: 14/11/12 (VW)
    o             65k miles: 8/4/13 (VW)
    o             76k miles: 13/5/14 (VW)
    o             82k miles: 7/5/15 (independent)
    o             84k miles: 28/8/15 (VAG Specialist)
    o             88k miles: 9/9/16 (VAG specialist)
    o             92k miles: 31/10/17 (VAG specialist)
    o             99k miles: 20/12/18 (VAG specialist)
    SuperPro Dogbone Insert
    Location: Sevenoaks
    Postage: £4.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Brand new unopened SuperPro Dogbone Insert

    Fits Mid 2008 onwards only! check second picture if unsure.

    Part number: SPF3365-80K

    I may have ordered the wrong one and left it too long to get a refund...

    Open to postage or collection


    Mk5 GTi Edition 30 3dr DSG Tornado Red
    Location: Hamilton, Scotland
    Collection Only

    VW Golf GTi 3dr Tornado Red DSG

    3 Dsg services
    12 service stamps
    Cam follower changed 4K miles ago
    117k miles
    MOT'd 31st MAY 2019 but happy to put a years mot on it for the right deal.

    Timing belt done twice - most recently September 2017

    Eibach lowering springs
    Team dynamic wheels
    Revo Induction Kit
    Uprated Dogbone mount
    3" downpipe
    R32 Rear Bumper
    Maxton Designs Rear Diffuser
    LED number plate lights
    LED Sidelights
    Rear Wiper Delete
    Black Badges
    2X keys - one brand new and the other mk7 style

    I believe it has every option apart from sunroof.
    Options are:
    Xenons, rear sensors, folding mirrors, puddle lights, Armrest, high line display, mfd2, aux, winter pack, etc.

    Its had a new oil pick up pipe, new dipstick, new valve cover gasket, new vacuum pump gasket(mot oil leak), new top mounts, new fuel filter, new battery, new rear wheel bearing all very recently.

    Only negatives are driver bolster wear and rust starting to come round on drivers wing but not noticeable yet.

    Located Hamilton, Scotland

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