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Ebay projectors!
on September 29, 2019, 11:21:19 AM
Anyone had any experience with them? Just got myself a set!

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Re: Cloudy headlights
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:56:29 AM
I've used a few different grades of wet and dry sandpaper and them some megs cutting compound.

Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
Last Poster: Dan_FR in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:07:09 AM
This always makes me chuckle. What are the best tyres that aren't expensive.

You either want the best, you want cheapest, or you want a compromise of both.

You also need to decide if you want a winter tyre, all season tyre, summer tyre, or something dry/track focused like the AD08R as mentioned above

Also makes me chuckle when people will always rec

Last Poster: ljc19630 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:59:30 AM
I'd rather see people promoting this sh*t, BANNED  :fighting:

In the words of Jesus Christ, I forgive you as you no not what you do (or say) in this case.
Was I promoting it? No, i simply said its worth a punt. If you don't want to enter then fine,

Re: K03 to K04 upgrade - Options and thoughts
Last Poster: ljc19630 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:21:28 AM
Well done Louie, glad it worked out.

My Ed30 is almost stage 2 ready, with it being a manual I'm scared of the clutch bill that will come with the map though  :smiley:

If you get it mapped @ R-Tech they will ensure that the TQ is set accordingly in order to

Re: New Windscreen Washer Jets
Last Poster: slipd in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:13:06 AM
I replaced mine last year, no way were they £38 for the pair though? From my dealership. I thought low 20s?

They were great to start with but after a while went a bit patchy - using AutoGlym wash, so I don't think it's my product.

How are people cleaning theirs? I used bi-carb on my originals but that made absolutely no difference...

Re: Water leak into boot
Last Poster: slipd in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:10:11 AM
Hi guys,

I suspect I'm getting water in the boot through a potentially perished rubber wiring gator. See below, the closest to looking like what I've got I'm afraid.

I've bought a pair from my local dealership - how easy/hard are they to replace/fit yourself?


Rear bumper/brakes
Last Poster: J66hhr in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:58:55 AM
Where can i get an edition 30 rear bumper painted or primed lc9z

Also anyone running 17z brembo calipers got some waiting to fit whats it like?

Re: Intake air leak P2279!
Last Poster: GVK in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 10:50:32 PM
I can't spell the name but it's like isoprol contact cleaner used to sell it in places like the now defunct Maplins.

I'd get a gasket for the pcv too.

edit - Isopropyl - this stuff https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/holts-electrical-contact-cleaner-500ml-552996200?type=shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwlovtBRBrEiwAG3XJ-3bboUCl_cipXMFfeXmXhpnvWy3eu7BiKouf63Lz_nnqBvgmYbl2shoCD

Re: Second hand turbo
Last Poster: frost255 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:38:47 PM
i probably wanna get a k04 thanks

Re: Fans running all the time
Last Poster: GVK in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 07:51:12 PM
Only a scan will tell you what the EML was on for.

You may have an issue with a coolant sensor causing the ECU to run the fans all the time, but as the temp gauge was working I'm not sure, as I say, only a scan of the engine codes will answer your question.

Re: New car: R32
Last Poster: Andy in Members Rides on Yesterday at 07:07:42 PM
Looks great Andy. Are there any steps you take when storing it - trickle charger, car cover, etc? I only ask as I joke with my mum about her car - she has an mx5 that only does about 300 miles per year! I tell her it's bad to have a car sitting so long - bad for the tyres, bad for the engine only use

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: kharma45 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:39:46 PM
Anyone have a bulb recommendation for the interior boot one? Had looked at this 42mm 8SMD one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-4-6-Festoon-CANBUS-36-39-41MM-CW5-5050-Light-Bulb-Interior-Number-Plate-White/172214358971?var=471044670272

Air con pipe?
Last Poster: Heb1802 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 04:41:46 PM
Any know the part number for this air con pipe? Mine had the bolt missing so seems like it’s be stuck onto the condenser had no luck getting it off so ended up getting the grinder onto it. Looks like it’s gonna be a ball ache to replace also looks like it leads through into the bulkhead? Thanks


Re: Clutch pedal sticking *solved*
Last Poster: svvg in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 03:05:35 PM
Mine’s fixed too!

OP - thank you SO much for posting this, you total legend. Car is now drivable - and avoided unnecessary time and cost chasing slave cylinder issues etc.

Re: Rear brake pads
Last Poster: H4MXU in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 01:37:00 PM
Should be "10144117A" but if you really want to confirm check your service manual book and look at the vehicle information label stamped. If you find the codes 1KZ or 1KY on there that indicates the type of rear brakes you have fitted from the factory and you can cross match the codes on the ECP/B

Re: 2015 Updates inc Nav Map - Kenwood DNX520VBT [link inside] :)
Last Poster: Lez78 in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Yesterday at 01:27:20 PM
Hi! anyone managed to update Bluetooth firmware to 4.0?

Re: Timing chain Gti BWA
Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on October 12, 2019, 11:58:27 PM
I did mine myself, followed Rich’s guide easy job tbh.

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H&R 15mm 5x112 57.1mm Hubcebtric Spacers in Black
Location: Tolworth
Postage: £5.00
Delivery or Collection

H&R 15mm 5x112 57.1 Hubcentric spacers. Run on the car for about 60 miles.

In original box. £55 plus £5 postage in the UK.

Any questions or for more pictures just drop me a message.

R32 rear lights
Location: Surbiton
Collection Only

Genuine mk5 r32 rear lights that came off my car when I bought valeos.
They are in reasonable condition and do have a few scratches and marks on them.
I’m sure with a quick refurb they will be good as new.
Collection only.

Volkswagen GOLF (MK5) GTI 2006. FSH. Fully Loaded. Excellent Condition, 250bhp
Location: Norwich
Collection Only

MOT until 24/04/20

Located in Norwich

91k miles

I am the 4th owner and have owned the car for 4 years. I have improved the car with some choice modifications which improve drive-ability and power delivery. These cars can suffer from wheel hop and torque steer which has been eliminated on this car. It also breaths a lot freer and the power deliver is what it should have been out of the factory. Its very nippy to say the least!

The car has been maintained meticulously with all common fault parts such as thermostat and rear calipers replaced. It also has the latest revision PCV and an uprated diverter valve. Please see service history below for full list.

The car is currently faultless and drives superbly.

Full service history with stamped service book:

VW dealership - Interval service - 27/02/07
VW dealership - Interval service inspection - 19/02/08
VW dealership - Interval service - 27/02/09
VW dealership - Interval service inspection - 25/10/10
VW dealership - Interval service - 19/10/11
VW dealership - Interval service inspection - 08/10/12
VW dealership - Interval service - 23/9/13
VW specialist - Cambelt and tensioner changed - 07/11/13
VW specialist -  Interval service inspection - 14/10/14
Dealership -  Interval service inspection - 31/10/15
Oil change, cabin filter, new coils, GFB DV+ diverter valve, latest revision PCV  - 11/11/16
Oil change, cabin filter, spark plugs - 05/01/17
Oil change, cabin filter - 07/01/18
Oil change, cabin filter - 22/03/19

Stock equipment

6 speed manual
2 keys
Auto xenon headlights
Auto wipers
Cruise control
Heated leather interior
Multifunction steering wheel
Climate control
Double din touch screen CD player with DAB, bluetooth and handsfree


Ramair induction kit with heat shields
Recently upgraded R8 coil packs and plugs
Latest revision PCV
New airflow sensor
GFB DV+ diverter valve
Revo stage 1 map with SPS controller
New thermostat
Forge short shifter


Whiteline Anti lift kit
Dogbone insert
Racingline shocks and springs (20mm drop) - less than 10k miles old and more comfortable than stock suspension
New top mounts
New front wheel bearings
Full 4 wheel alignment


New front discs and Brembo pads
New rear calipers and Brembo pads


Goodyear Eagle F1s with good amount of tread
TTS Engine Cover
Location: Southampton
Postage: £10.00
Delivery or Collection

Audi TTS engine cover and mounting Pins. Currently, £140 from AKS.

In great condition

Local pickup is also an option
Canbus Gateway
Single Image
    Location: Surbiton
    Postage: £5.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Canbus gateway for sale, I bought a few years ago but never used it.
    I believe this canbus can resolve the annoying battery drain issue that can
    Occur when installing an upgraded rns510.
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