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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: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: probedb in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:06:38 PM
Changed all the door handles...on a 5 door...what fun. Why did VW decide plastic gluing the inner handle on the driver's side was a good idea? barstewardss. Once I'd figured out where the clips were etc it wasn't too bad. Interior starting to look a bit newer. Next job sorting the stereo and getting a new surround for the centre vents since they're also scratched to buggery.
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Re: Remaps and longevity?
Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:56:43 PM
Agree with that.  I'll give my ED30 a quick prod at 70mph to over take something and it's doing 100 in what feels like an instant.  I know there are massively faster cars out there but it stills surprises me the amount of poke a 13 year old 4 pot motor has.

Yep... there are


Re: Deano Candy white GTI
Last Poster: Deano45 in Members Rides on Yesterday at 10:56:08 PM
Small update with the car first of All ...The car in now back from the bodyshop the guys again did a brilliant job as always .Anyway they have sprayed the Whole of the passenger side of the car along with taking out some small dents no more dents and no more lacker peel I.m happy also ..I found the brake vacuum pipes had some splits on two of the pipes unfortunately you can’t buy t


Re: Joshy's Ed30 Build Thread
Last Poster: Joshy in Members Rides on Yesterday at 08:57:54 PM
So the ED30 has been sold now.
Sad to see it go, but enjoying the new car!

Here's a couple of photos of the Golf just before it went, and a few of the new whip.

[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sLpXAp7ucq9e7L1P9QX2_eY_YCh3ogaq8W9FfKLUjmxKnBAXLnnYGinqfRw5GeLhZufCz9xod5PRJf8HqLy2naCIkhZP92R2WzmJsZYguvNVzVic-WC2cgqiRPfFOicPVDOi9ZdR6iK3xgVwPMzxvRrDH-MaB


Re: Rust! Warning: contains images some viewers may find distressing.
Last Poster: GVK in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:05:55 PM

Head in the sand for a bit then.

These were my thoughts when I saw this.  :scared:


Re: Cam follower worn on one side only 8k miles
Last Poster: Jb55 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:49:35 PM
@Pudding full service history mostly vw , think two services was a little late but the car hadn’t done many miles in that time. Loads of paperwork with the car the sump has definitely been off and pick up replaced at some point will have to check the paperwork to see when that was.
The car was defin


Re: Alarm 07 plate eddy
Last Poster: carsten in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:35:00 PM
I had the same issue, it was the alarm horn internal battery that had given up. New from Aliexpress and all quiet again.


Re: Flywheel/clutch options for mainly tracked MK5
Last Poster: brian_badonde in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:31:52 PM
Thanks for the advice, I'll price up a helix and an OEM dmf. To be honest though, the state of the underbody of the car is horrific (on the Trump end of the orange spectrum, check out the before/after below on a recent job) so I think it's only got a couple of years left before it ends up on a scrapheap...it's about 10 times worse than yours on your other thread! So I'm loathe to s


Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
Last Poster: Cozza in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:43:49 PM
Mine passed MOT no problem at all back in March. Bought brand new & had been Fitted just over 7 months prior.


Re: Engine Judders - Inlet Manifold Advice
Last Poster: SquishySquashy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:33:27 PM
Yep its been linked up to vcds.  No faults at present.  My mechanic thinks its the remap thats causing it.


Re: Upolstery/Carpet cleaning formula for Bissell
Last Poster: Pudding in Detailing on Yesterday at 04:28:01 PM
I spray the fabric and carpets with 1001 carpet/upholstery cleaner, agitate it with a drill brush, and then bissell them with just hot water.  Great results  :happy2:

The problem I've found with using a cleaner chemical in the bissell tank is it generates a lot of foam, which can p1ss out of the bottom of the machine.  Or maybe I just put too much chemical in  :grin:   K


Re: Dog Bone Mount Insert - Whats the best of the 3 cheapest?
Last Poster: GPem3:16 in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 03:47:41 PM
Ive noticed the powerflex offers two different pattern fitments.
For an 07 dsg eddy anyone know what one would be needed??
Thanks


Re: New Stereo
Last Poster: CJMC in Sat Nav and Car Audio on July 03, 2020, 10:26:42 PM
sorry just seen this .... yes that kit eliminates battery drain, also has steering wheel function if you have it.  Stereo switches off when you pull the key out, and yes its def a lot better than the original... very happy with it!


Standard catback exhaust
Last Poster: Pudding in Wanted on July 03, 2020, 08:28:01 PM
After an OEM catback that's not rotten and full of holes  :smiley:


Re: Final push for the MK5 GTI
Last Poster: Pudding in Performance Modifications on July 03, 2020, 08:19:58 PM
A fine choice sir  :happy2: 

I'd rather have a MK6 R than a MK7 R any day of the week, but it just comes down to price and availability due 6Rs rarity, especially in my dream spec of 3 door black or grey DSG with cloth interior.

Food for thought......early 7Rs are heading down to mint MK6 R price levels and I'm afraid to say, the 7R is objectively the better


Re: Console bushes
Last Poster: Pudding in Performance Modifications on July 03, 2020, 08:10:52 PM
SuperPro rear wishbone consoles, stock front bushes (they don't wear out).

I've tried quite a few urethane bush brands over the years and nothing comes close to SuperPro.  Their material doesn't suffer the usual creep and set problems of cheaper brands.

I've never had any problems with bolts shearing off, but if you live by the sea or up north where they use


Re: Milltek exhaust question
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on July 03, 2020, 06:29:40 PM
@G-olf hi mate.  I took some pics of my exhaust whilst doing some work on it.  As you can see, the OEM back box does not hang below the bumper  :smiley:



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Re: Mk5 aftermarket anti-roll bars
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on July 03, 2020, 06:26:52 PM
Snapping an ARB is an achievement worthy of a big cigar and a large whisky.....it just never happens!

Just get the Eibach ARB kit.  A big bar at the back with the stock front just creates an unbalanced car.  The front rolls as well.  MK5s can be quite tail happy on the limit, so best to upgrade both bars rather than making it even more unpredictable with just an uprated


Bonnet won’t open!!
Last Poster: fakie1977 in Mk5 General Area on July 03, 2020, 05:35:48 PM
Again, does anyone know of a link to an exploded diagram of the front end of the car?
This may help


https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/golf+variant+4motion/golf/2007-474/8/


Also - do you know whereabouts the cable has snapped? I would have though


Valeo tail lights for sale
Last Poster: J66hhr in Mk5 General Area on July 03, 2020, 03:42:15 PM
Some leds are not working and slight crack on passanger inner lens. If any one is interested
£200 [img width=589 height=786]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20

Shoutbox

Forge Twin Take
£250.00
Location: London
Collection Only

Selling my Forge Twin Take

Great condition no leaks or splits

No heat shield included

Its still installed on my Edition 30 but will be removed and cleaned on sale

Collection or can be sent via courier at buyers cost

https://www.forgemotorsport.co.uk/Twintake_Induction_Kit_for_VW_Golf_Mk5_Edition_30_Air_Filter_Originally_Incorporated_in_Engine_Cover--product--1277.html
Sold
MK5 GTI WALK
£65.00
Location: St helens
Collection Only

For sales my WALK part number CA316. Great addition to the PQ35 platform and really does help with grip and understeer.

Collection from St Helens or delivery at £7
Polo G40 High Spec For Sale
£4500.00
Single Image
    Location: West Midlands
    Collection Only

    Hi All I am Looking At Selling My High Spec Polo G40 which has been Been Fitted into A Genuine GT Shell

    Please read Whole ad For full Details


    Spec Is As Follows

    Powertrain
    -1308cc Oversize PY Engine Rebuild Carried out by Andy Boakes Who Raced the Cup Cars
    -Stage 1 Flowed Cylinder head By Racepower Motorsport
    - Flat web Crank with Cup Car Baffle Plate
    - Steel Headgasket & ARP Bolts
    - GT Inlet Manifold
    - De Wedged Throttle Body
    - Boost Return Delete
    - R1 Supercharger ( Which had a rebuild Recently)
    - Jabba Sport Induction Kit with shield
    - Machine Tooth Belt
    - PSD Tooth pulleys
    - PSD Specific Camshaft
    - PSD Custom Remap
    - Uprated Intercooler and Pipework Silicon Hoses
    - Stainless Steel 4 Branch Manifold
    - Jetex Exhaust System
    - Paddle Clutch
    - Larger Intercooler
    - Mocal Thermostatic Oil Cooler
    - Mocal Catch Can

    Chassis

    - Stage 3 Fully Adjustable Subframe ( Excellent Mod transforms the Car)
    - Polly Bushed Arms
    - Adjustable Coilovers
    - EBC Fast Road Grooed Discs & Pads
    - 22mm brake master cylinder
    - G40 Front Brakes & Rear Beam with ARB
    - 14” BBS Ra’s Powdercoated White
    - Rear Strut Brace

    Interior

    - Red Leather Corrado Front Seat with Matching Door Cards
    - G40 Black Headlining
    - Sliding Sunroof ( works and doesn’t Leak)
    - Raid  Steering Wheel
    - Original G40 Clocks 160mph


    Bit About the Car

    This is a Genuine GT Shell that has been converted when an Immaculate 90k Mileage G40 got driven into by a DHL Truck ,
    The GT Shell Had done 129k Backed up by MOT History , Shell in in good condition underneath .
    The Battery Box Carrier has been Cut out and Plate Welded and sealed a very common issue on the MK2F
    Polos
    Engine Work was Rebuilt and Carried out by Andy Boakes

    The Vehicle has had a New Cambelt
    Rear Brakes Cleaned & Adjusted
    Full Brake Fluid Changed when the uprated 22mm Master Cylinder was fitted.
    4x New Tyres
    Hoffman 4 wheel Alignment Carried out
    New Battery Fitted
    New Fuel Tank Fitted another Common Issue on these!
    Lambda Sensor Changed
    New Radiator Fitted Recently


    The Car pulls Very very Well! and Puts a Smile on your Face :)
    The Stage 3 Subframe makes Car a lot stiffer and Responsive and handle like a Go Cart!

    The Car Is 29 years Old So its not Immaculate but with a little work it Can Be .

    * I Am also Including in the Sale a Good Condition ATV Box with a LSD Fitted , Which has not been used since LSD has been fitted the Gearbox Place changed a Couple of bearings in the ATV and said the rest of the Internals are in good condition Have Receipt Of This Work Cost £1100 !
    Also have the Orginal Diff Too

    Also Have a Whole Box Full of Spares , Alternator, Trims , Spare Toothed Pulley Headlights , Coil packs , New Supercharger Feed Pipe, trims , Grill , Washer bottle , MDF Parcel Shelf carpeted ,  Relays And Much more
    Also a Complete Original G40 Interior ,
    SuperCharger Flange as i was going to add a 2nd Inlet
    Set Of Working G40 Injectors
    DAB Bee Sting Aerial
    Set of 5 Yokohama 45 profile 14” Spare Tyres
    Spare New machine Toothed Belt

    All Included in the Sale

    I have Receipts For Most of the Work Carried out and Original booklets 


    I have Probably missed stuff but will update as I remember.

    Looking For £4500 as it is Everything Mentioned.




















    MK5 R32 Rear Bumper foam insert, brand new
    £20.00
    Location: East Sussex
    Postage: £10.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Brand new never used. Not needed
    Vw product code 1K6 807 251 A
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