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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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Car warranty - suspension
Last Poster: Black9 in Random Chat on Today at 04:33:50 AM
Can anyone confirm whether warranty covers suspension components such as arb droplinks etc - or are they classed as wear and tear?


Re: When to replace brake pads?
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:55:51 AM
Cheers Dunk, some helpful info there.  :happy2:


Re: VIS Motorsport HPFP internals
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:55:00 AM
Out of interest how much were they going for all in with postage?


Re: Service Parts
Last Poster: Pudding in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 07:23:59 PM
How deep do you want the service to go?

Mobil 1 0W40
NGK BKR7IEX plugs
Genuine red top coils
Genuine oil filter
Genuine fuel filter
Genuine pollen filter
PiperCross dry foam panel filter or genuine replacement
Dealer brake fluid flush
Manual gearbox oil / DSG oil
Grease all hinges (especially the bonnet latch)
Replace bra


Re: Banging from engine bay with wheelspin
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:11:46 PM
I think shocks would make a big difference but never changed them on mine to confirm. The stiffer rebound will help prevent the wh


Re: Mk5 coilovers on s3
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:50:11 PM
4WD and FWD use the same struts & springs front and rear, so they'll fit.  The only thing that might be different on 4WD is the rear spring rate because of the extra weight.



Re: Locking wheel nut key
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:38:53 PM
I'm sure it mentioned somewhere in the McGard instructions years ago not to use air guns, but hey ho.  Common sense prevails.  Does the wiggly pattern of the McGard bolt head look as sturdy as a plain wheel bolt? Erm, nope!

I've always torqued them up to the OEM 100nm and never had a problem  :drinking:

Speaking of rattle guns, has anyone got the beast Milwauk


Re: GTD on 19s with DCC
Last Poster: shoaybmakda in MK6 General Area on Yesterday at 05:32:09 PM
They are on 225/35/R18 at the moment @bobby_fodge


Re: Generic Map with hardware upgrades
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:24:07 PM
For the best Stage 1 performance, I recommend the following:

VIS HPFP internals
S3/6R intercooler
New fuel filter
New plugs - BK7RIEX
Red coils
Go fast Bits DV+
0W40 Mobil 1 oil
PiperCross dry foam panel filter
PowerFlex engine and gearbox mount inserts
Vibratechnics Dogbone mount
Precat delete

That lot should


Re: Revs drop at 4k
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:12:52 PM
VCDS is a must for these cars  :happy2:

Same here, most of my friends and family have VW/Audis so it's very useful.  I can't bear to see people pay £100 for a dealer scan.


Re: Xenon replacement bulbs
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:04:54 PM
I don't think the cool blue is any good. The colour temperature is all wrong.

The ones you want are the Osram D2S Night breaker unlimited.

In all honesty though, Xenon brightness doesn't vary that much between brands, just stick to the OEM colour temperature, which I think is 4300ish K.

Not that hard to fit.  Awkward for space but otherwise OK.  Pe


Re: Health check and dyno recommendations Berkshire
Last Poster: Stevie1982 in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 12:16:23 PM
Thank I'll check them out


Re: Thermostat maybe?
Last Poster: titchy in Mk5 General Area on December 05, 2019, 08:34:17 PM
Probably t/stat then


golf mk5 wheel problem
Last Poster: calmtho in Mk5 General Area on December 05, 2019, 05:28:01 PM
i have some mercedes c200 wheels 16 inch and they need a spigot and i also need an adaptor for the bolts as the current bolts wont fit through the holes in the mercedes wheels, does anybody know what size spigot i need an/or what adaptor i need ??

all help appreciated


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Re: De-Icer
Last Poster: El1M1N8OR in Mk5 General Area on December 05, 2019, 12:18:35 PM
Thanks guys,

I called Ecotune today and gave me answers I was looking for.

Best bang for my bucks would be a stage 1 APR. I was considering an Airfilter upgrade but the tupe they offered was £440.  A Redline brand.


Re: Engine Starting Problem When It's Hot
Last Poster: Dan_FR in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on December 05, 2019, 10:26:21 AM
Its an issue with the software delaying fuel injection until the engine reaches a minimum cranking speed - emissions nonsense

Fine when new, but older cars with ageing Starters and batteries often fail to achieve this minimum speed, and there is a delay until a secondary/back-up map is used that will inject fuel at any RPM

Cheapest solution is finding somebody


Newbie I'm a Returning forum user I was active many years ago
Last Poster: Shane_gti_4motion in New Member Intro's on December 05, 2019, 08:15:41 AM
Not a newbie as such I I active on here many many years ago


Re: AWD / Quattrro Conversion
Last Poster: Shane_gti_4motion in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on December 05, 2019, 08:08:28 AM
Hi guys yes that's me
I was active on here many many years ago.
 


Re: Bought a mk5 golf gti 2.0 turbo on a 58 plate standard need ideas for mods
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on December 04, 2019, 08:20:48 PM
BCS POWERVALVE seem to be the top exhaust manufacturer. All the other manufacturers seem pretty much the same. Personally I'd stay away from the cheap Ebay stuff.


Re: Harsh front suspension - what to check / replace?
Last Poster: recardo in Mk5 General Area on December 04, 2019, 06:40:11 PM
Have sourced another set of standard Sachs shocks and springs.  Rears are done, just waiting on new top mounts for the fronts, will hopefully fit Thurs or Fri and then see what difference the standard set up makes to how it drives.

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Sold
MK5 GTI DSG 3DR Graphite Blue Pearl 2006
£0.00
Location: Central London
Collection Only

MK5 GTI DSG 3DR Graphite Blue Pearl 2006 - Quick Sale Needed


Reason for sale

Entering into finance agreement on brand new car. This is down as a Part Ex and I'm seeing if I can find it a good home where it will be loved as I have cared for this car over and above normal by far and want this to go to a good home.

The deadline is the 6th of Dec, car to be part exchanged on the 7th.


History

Purchased with 40K on the clock around 4 years ago, the car now has just over 82K. In that time it has had countless services including regular DSG fluid changes and cam follower changes as well as cambelt and water pump. That's obviously on top of filters plugs and regular oil changes.

To my ownership the car had full VW history bar one service. In my ownership the car has only ever been serviced by Jabba Sport In Peterborough. They have thoroughly looked after the car and are the only people I would trust to touch it. Testament to this is I live in London and would travel to Peterborough just for this so a chunk of the mileage is just driving to get it serviced.

I serviced it regularly and after knowing it was in full health It received a stage 1 re-map. This has been impeccable and is a wonderfully smooth drive.

I also changed the aging exhaust about a year into ownership with a powervalve sports prestige system. Its great, looks near enough standard with a perfect fit. I was super keen to have as close to standard sound as possible and this was the perfect system for this. It genuinely sounds lovely. The sound is full and deep without droneing or tinny rattles and gives lovely dsg gear change bops.

Brakes have been regluarly cleaned, checked and replaced where needed with the addition of tarox stainless braided hoses all round.

Paint is in beautiful condition having only ever been hand washed in my ownership with regular waxing and clay bar treatments to keep the paint smooth and enhance the performance of the wax.

Injectors have been kept in good health with a carbon clean performed at around 70k.

Rear tyres are brand new michelin pilot sport 4 and fronts are bridgestone potenza S001. Reason for this is I used to use the potenzas and am mid way to transfering to michelin pilot sport 4's all round. The bridgestones are still good so was waiting to use them up before rotating backs to front and new michelins to back for a full set.

The car is always parked in a secure underground car park and kept under a custom fit car cover.

Same for the seats, they both have custom fit covers to suit the tartan seats perfectly.

I have all service receipts for all work carried out in my ownership and the receipts and history that came with the car.

It has flown through all MOTs with no advisories and will continue to do so if looked after. Next MOT due in Jan.

It also has the Highline computer and dash as well as climate control, electric folding mirrors with puddle lights. Auto dimming rear view mirror and all the feature the highline brings such as being able to open and close windows from the key fob.

I've spent so much more on this in care and maintenance I've lost track so i'm sure there's plenty ive forgotten.


Cosmetic point to mention.

The front bumper has been damaged by a scooter footpeg that clipped the car whilst it was stationary ( have car cam footage to proove ).

I've not repaired this for fear of something like this happening again so to be 100% mint it will need this repaired.

This is reflected in the price as i'm sure you will be able to appreciate, finding one looked after like this, of this spec at this price is very difficult.
Breaking 07 Mk5 GTI 3dr Manual
£1.00
Location: Haslemere
Collection Only

Breaking 07 Mk5 GTI 3dr Manual
BWA Engine 101k
3dr leather
All parts available
MK5 Gti - 106k Miles
£2700.00
Single Image
    Location: Scotland
    Collection Only

    Hi Folks,

    Sadly I am selling my mk5 gti. I have bought a stunning mk7 gte and due to my daily commute the mpg and petrol costs are just not sustainable any longer for me. I will say the mk5 is excellent and I will miss it. (coming from a mk4). The car was also bought mainly due me wanting the private reg which I will STRESS  will not be sold with the car.

    Thanks to everyone on the forum for help and advice when I first got one...its appreciated.

    Details -
    106K miles, Mot to the end of July 2020, heated leather interior (no rips) steering wheel controls. Completed standard and unmodified. 54 plate tornado red, 3 door.
    Works done since 97k ( i have all receipts for the work I have carried out below - all vw parts from VW direct too - I will give it all with the car) The car hadd a 75% service hisotry when I bought in Feburary -

    Full service carried out at 100k (Oil filter, Castrol Edge 5-30 NGK sparks, pollen/air filter, fuel filter)
    HPFP Cam follower changed and new banjo bolt
    Main Thermostat and coolant sensor next to it changed and filled with G13
    New Divertor Valve
    Air con cleaned and recharged with new pressure switch as it was leaking
    Audi RS8 red coil packs
    Gearbox oil replaced with VW oil.
    Droplinks were replaced last month
    Brembo discs and pads all round (approx 3k on them so far)
    New engine cover rubber grommits (£30 from VW!!)

    Car is ran on tesco momentum only and is a great car, pulls strongs throughout the gears with full power, no eml lights and works fully as it should.

    The car had the front 2 wings were replaced by the previous owner due to rust. The boot badge has so small rust which you can see in the attached picture. I have been waiting for a someone breaking to change it over however there not been any since. There is slight bubble rust on the rear drivers arch, passenger rear arch is fine. These are the only 2 negative points on the car unfortunately. The car will need 2 front tyres soon, however I reflected the price for this for these issues.

    The car will be valeted, washed, polish and waxed for sale as it deserves it. The picture attached are from summer when it was done. Car needs a clean and not had time to do it yet but will take time or work to do it next week, but can assure it will look exactly like the pictures.

    I am looking for £2700 ono.

    Thanks
    Liam


    Genuine R32 rear bumper Brand New !!
    £265.00
    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 Golf Gti Edition 30 MK5 Highline instrument cluster (Clocks)
    £200.00
    Location: Luton
    Postage: undefined
    Delivery or Collection

    As above i have 2 MK5 Golf Gti Edition 30 Highline instrument cluster (Clocks)

    Part Number 1K6 920 970E
    Part Number: 1K6 920 972

    Comes with SKC CODE

    In good working order and condition

    These are the Early Clusters so is Easier to Code

    I CAN ALSO CODE THIS CLUSTER INTO ANY MK5 GOLF BE IT DIESEL OR PETROL

    Open to sensible offers

    £200 Ono each

    Can fit free of charge if collecting

    Any questions please call

    07983 222 677

    Many thanks
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