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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: Mk5 gti does it have a rear fog light?
Last Poster: Tomi9870 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:37:02 PM
Can anyone advise whats involved to get the fog on the rear tail light?


Re: Depo headlights problem
Last Poster: Jb55 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:50:00 PM
@Nathan have you had your bulbs adjusted yet mate, just had a look at mine in the dark and looks like they kick up to right instead of the left, hope they’ve not sent me lhd  :confused:


Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: JTI in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:11:23 PM
Tried a refurb of my rotting boot badge and also a refresh of the rear GTI badge. Have had the wheels in Audi Titanium Grey but really like the finish of Plastidip, so got what I thought was the nearest match to Titanium Grey, which looked to be anthracite grey from the pics and vids I'd watched online.

Unfortunately they are worlds apart in reality (anthracite is much d


Re: Cat back exhaust
Last Poster: shoaybmakda in Wanted on Yesterday at 07:39:47 PM
I have a milltek 3” non resonated if your still looking, drop me a pm

@Mobrrown45 how much is your milltek? is it non res?


Vacuum pump
Last Poster: Mather66 in Wanted on Yesterday at 07:07:47 PM
Hey everyone, desperate for a Mk5 Golf GTI vacuum pump this weekend. Engine code AXX.
Can anyone help?!


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Re: Cam follower worn on one side only 8k miles
Last Poster: Jb55 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:35:02 PM
@Pudding yeh checked the pump all looked good definitely doesn’t look to have any damage, I replaced the pump with a new one as the sensor plug on top had a crack in it.

It’s definitely a strange one, iv been doing plenty of research into how to change the inlet cam if it comes to that, doesn’


Re: Edition 30 - Register
Last Poster: HJJKO in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:30:24 PM
No. 2148

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Golf GT MK5 1.4TSI GT 170 lower engine mounts with inserts
Last Poster: SquishySquashy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:16:06 PM
Hi Members,

I have a Golf GT MK5 1.4TSI GT 170 and my mechanic has suggested I need lower engine mounts with inserts.  How many low mounts with inserts do I need etc (forgot to ask)?  I was looking at the Powerflex brand.  If links could be provided of where to order that would be great.

Thanks  


Re: HELP - SIZE OF OIL FILTER HOUSING SOCKET
Last Poster: ljc19630 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 01:47:47 PM
Thanks Kev
Fortunately all sorted now mate without any dramas!!!


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Re: MK6 manual gearbox > MK5?
Last Poster: LC5F in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 01:25:08 PM
Same type as the planned new one - I can give you JLT & LMA, but JQN is missing from my list.

Yes - that is the problem with LSD, they are in the "capital investment" price range.  I remember when Wavetrack first appeared, very attractive prices - unsure if its devalued £ but those prices have really jumped.

Can I suggest getting in contact with Mart at Gas'n


Re: AC woes again - PLEASE HELP A SUICIDAL MAN :-(
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 01:00:56 PM
Still battling with this mate?

Just to confirm the above observations, if I start my car and flick the AC onto auto and LO, the fans come on and there's cold air within a minute or two.

You can really feel the load on the engine and the idle speed is higher.  Car feels a little more sluggish than usual to pull away from the lights.  If you can't feel this res


Re: Milltek vs Pipewerx
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:56:54 AM
Tell me about it.  The APR DP with 'GESI' cat (iirc) cost me £750 3 or 4 years ago! 

I get my MOT done at the local dealer so there's no rule bending with those guys.  I actually want them to find stuff to fix as it gives me something to do  :grin:

Anyway, first year with the APR it passed but the VW tech said he had to drive it hard for 10 mins to get the ca


Re: Rust! Warning: contains images some viewers may find distressing.
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:42:03 AM
No worries Max  :happy2:

It's not too bad a job once you get stuck in and have done one side.  The other side you will know the score  :happy2:

Doing a dry run before peeling the backing tape off, and using the decent 3M tape are the key areas of concern when refitting them. Get that right and you'll have no issues  :smiley:  You will know when it's right when


Re: Anyone selling their Mk7?
Last Poster: titchy in Mk7 General Area on Yesterday at 11:01:47 AM
I am very happy with my 7.5 gti only thing I dont like c.d player in glove box  I may be getting a legacy soon so may be gonna change it for a new Mk8 gti  once I have had a go in one. |i am also going back to a manual the dsg is a bit to  intrusive  and can get fooled.


Re: Engine Oil Control VVT broken connector repair
Last Poster: jeno96 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on July 10, 2020, 10:27:10 PM
The solenoid's connector only. (It should be straight, but it is bended currently and only the cable holds it). I hate when I need to replace the whole part because some plastic is broken, but true it is relatively cheap.
After some research, I find out that J-B WELD PLASTIC BONDER doesn't have any temp rating, so I go with JB weld original.



Re: Is it worth trying to get wings replaced on the rust warranty?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on July 10, 2020, 05:58:04 PM
It's not the wings you need to worry about, they're easy and cheapish to swap out.  It's the sills, rear arches and tailgate that need closer inspection.  None of those are covered under warranty as they occur on an edge or a fold.  Yes you read that right, where the metal is folded, VW do not warranty it  :stupid:


Re: Upolstery/Carpet cleaning formula for Bissell
Last Poster: Pudding in Detailing on July 10, 2020, 05:51:54 PM
Thanks for the replies - I was waiting for a set of drill brushes from China & for Halfords to open

I went for Meguiars carpet & interior cleaner -
seems to have worked well, this is the human slime from just one pass on rear seat base and drivers seat  :ashamed:
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Re: DIY - Cam Chain and Tensioner Guide
Last Poster: Pudding in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on July 10, 2020, 05:49:00 PM
You really need someone to push hard on the breaker bar whilst you undo it, or use a decent cordless impact wrench if working solo  :happy2:


Re: I know is been done. Helix vs...
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on July 10, 2020, 05:37:26 PM
I was under the impression all EA113 turbo engines (and BKD diesel) used the same clutch and flywheel?  The whole clutch and gearbox assembly is only rated (by VW) to 280lbft, hence why so many remaps cause slipping.

The VW community has always looked for and preferred uprated OEM solutions over aftermarket for the usual reasons, and nothing exists for the MK5 (that I'm


Re: lowering springs
Last Poster: GTI 500 in Mk5 General Area on July 10, 2020, 04:49:46 PM
Looks good, close to tyres but not too close  :happy2:

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