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on November 04, 2020, 10:33:37 PM

I'm new to the forum and looking to come back to the Mk5 again after a few other motors.
Enjoying reading up on a few things Edition 30 related...Some really great info' on here.

If anyone is thinking of selling their Edition 30 feel free to PM me  :wink: :happy2:

Re: Mk5 GTI plastic surround for DSG gaiter
Last Poster: Cian86 in Wanted on Yesterday at 08:32:09 PM
Oh, sorry the black bit.

Will a rattle can do the job?

Re: Wishbone bolt snapped
Last Poster: LC5F in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:28:22 PM
I had 15mm left sticking out of one of mine, I tried removing the remains of by putting the subframe bracket in the oven and melting candle wax into the thread, and then gripping the bolt with my largest vice grips... completely jammed in both directions - but hope you have better luck than me

If you get stuck and need a replacement quick - I used A1 German Breakers, tel

Re: Golf gti mk5 headlamp units
Last Poster: probedb in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:34:54 PM
Booked marked for future.
Just wondering if u guys used a sealant to stop the lenses fading if so what one?

I probably will. I did the sandpaper route the first time since they were so bad. I've done them with a top up every 6 months or so with just a glass polish kit. How

Re: Cooling fan
Last Poster: AliGTI in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:58:38 PM
Evening all. Still got this fan problem. Any VW techs got any advice? Now the clocks have changed the problem is worse. I've had to be jump started 4 times when I forget to turn everythig off before leaving the car.

Wanted Mk5 GTi 5 Door
Last Poster: Jimmi in Wanted on November 22, 2020, 10:20:59 PM
I’m looking for a Mk5 GTI 5 door, ideally low mileage and as stock as possible. Have cash waiting, plus have a 1.4 Mk4 Polo Auto with 95k miles on that would p/x if anyone is interested.


New member
Last Poster: Jimmi in New Member Intro's on November 22, 2020, 10:08:57 PM
Hi, just sold my VW Kombi due to a change of job. I’m now on the lookout for a MK 5/6 Gti. Currently driving a Mk4 Polo

Re: Monza 18inch Centre Caps
Last Poster: Cian86 in Wanted on November 22, 2020, 05:51:44 PM
Yeah I gave in already, done. Thanks!

Re: Monza 18inch Centre Caps
Last Poster: Cian86 in Mk5 General Area on November 22, 2020, 04:51:49 PM
Excellent thanks so much.

Re: Picture Request - A Few Of Them!
Last Poster: shail in Mk5 General Area on November 22, 2020, 12:43:58 PM
I has mine powder coated 'standard silver' whatever that is.  Bit darker than the Detroit, bit that's what I wanted. 

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Re: Bluetooth
Last Poster: probedb in Mk5 General Area on November 20, 2020, 10:37:49 PM
Happy with my 315. Got a factory fit mic, it also has DAB built in and sat nav.

Re: Edition 30 - Register
Last Poster: Peter Hills in Mk5 General Area on November 20, 2020, 05:02:17 PM
Thought I ought to join after 13 years of Edition 30 ownership. No idea what number my car is, is it still possible to find out ?  Now nearly 160k, rust in normal Mk5 places and wheels could do with a tidy up so looking for recommendations for VW friendly garage in South Wales

WTB Mk5 GTi TFSi OE engine cover
Last Poster: JasonTus in Wanted on November 20, 2020, 10:32:33 AM
Hi i have a f6a 660cc twincam turbo  engine complete  minus turbo in south Australia  was a good running engine to my knowledge 

Im chasing a f5a twincam turbo 550cc engine from alto rsx if anyone has any or knows of one?

Re: Amp wiring for Subwoofer RNS510
Last Poster: Bedivir in Sat Nav and Car Audio on November 20, 2020, 07:16:32 AM
I remember when I first time put a subwoofer under the passenger seat the sound quality was very bad and I have no idea what to do. Fortunately, I have a friend that is good at this stuff and helped me very much.

Re: Timing chain repair costs ? RESOLVED
Last Poster: akbarirfan in Mk5 General Area on November 19, 2020, 11:12:32 PM
Good news and a very helpful set of postings. A big worry this is. I too thought the adjuster needed replacing as part of the job, but seems not necessarily so. I'm only on 39000, and low mileage user, so hopefully a

Re: Mk5 gti clutch and flywheel replacement
Last Poster: GVK in Mk5 General Area on November 19, 2020, 11:11:53 PM
Rear main seal.

Re: Brake Bleeding Order
Last Poster: Lewo in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on November 19, 2020, 07:33:35 PM
Ok I'll have a look but think it's £69 at my local one.

Whining sound from left side of engine on cold starts
Last Poster: M in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on November 19, 2020, 07:17:44 PM
Hi all

I have owned an 06 MK5 GTI for about 4 months now and over the past week or so I have noticed a noise on cold starts. The best way I can describe it is like a high pitched "wah wah wah" that's in time with the engine; not too loud. It comes from the driver's side of the engine block and goes away after a couple of minutes. The engine also has to be stone cold; if

Re: Possible Camchain issue?
Last Poster: akbarirfan in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on November 19, 2020, 04:15:55 PM
How did you get on here Chris?

Re: NS2R 17" compounds
Last Poster: colesey in Track Day Technical on November 18, 2020, 06:44:04 AM
I suspect someone active in the racing scene like RetroResus would be best placed to advise you. At a guess, our weather is more likely to be cold and wet than Mediterranean...


2007 MK5 Golf GTI Edition 30 3dr manual black 2 owners 141k miles
Single Image
    Location: Camberley GU15
    Collection Only

    posted on behalf of @DannyboyED30 (the second owner) who is now selling the car , of which I (@john_o) was the first owner from new.

    @DannyboyED30 states  :

    I am Selling my Manual, 3dr Edition 30.
    I have owned this beautiful car for almost 3 years now,
    I bought it from the guy who put the order in at VW and owned it from brand new...
    He used it to commute from Warrington to Manchester daily, so it's had some pretty easy miles in it's lifetime.
    The previous owner (a middle aged man) had Bilstein B12 suspension installed, Audi S3 front brake setup and also a Revo remap to really make the most out of the engine.
    This car has genuinely only ever been run on Shell Vpower fuel, the previous owner documented his ownership of this car in an online blog.

    Some photos of the car are here : https://photos.app.goo.gl/v7tjSUYrurm9wKcU6

    In my ownership I've had a

    Sachs organic clutch installed,
    the cam chain and tensioner replaced
    brand new rear brake calipers.

    The car benefits from a fully stamped up service book, loads of history and even the original purchase pack, receipt and options list.
    I've had the car looked after by UK renowned VAG specialist The Phirm in my ownership and have invoices for 3k plus for various jobs keeping the car 100%.
    I believe this car is mechanically perfect and will be reliable for many, many years to come.
    The previous owner had a couple of parking dings, which i've included pictures of...the wheels could also do with a refurb, but if you want a reliable and well cared for ED30 this is the one.
    Always run on matching Michelin Pilot Sport 4s, 2 brand new tyres fitted last week. It's just been MOT'd (no advisories) and had a full service carried out.
    It's good to go and be enjoyed by the new owner. Selling due to a house move and purchasing an estate!
    The Thule roof rack will be included in the sale, but not the bike carrier.

    This is a rare chance to own a highly prized Edition 30, with the unique opportunity to be able to talk to the only 2 owners of the car from new, much of which is also recorded on @john_o  s personal blog

    Next MOT due 21/10/2021
    Full service history, Black, 2 owners

    Any queries please contact @DannyboyED30
    Edition 30 Rear Valance -Pearl Black (Genuine Part)
    Single Image
      Location: Manchester
      Collection Only

      For Sale is my old Pearl Black Edition 30 rear valance. This clips into the upper section of your rear bumper.
      This was removed from my golf due someone backing into me at low speed causing surface cracks. (they offered to pay for a new valance)

      The surface cracks are around the the number plate area which I've tried to photo the best i can.

      The exhaust surround has been bonded back on by the body shop after an encounter with a high kerb a few years ago.

      Other than the surface cracks and some minor scuffs, the valance can go straight on. You will need a towing eye cover though.

      All clips to clip the valance upper bumper section are intact and there is no sign of warping.

      This is a genuine valance and was fitted to my ED30 from the factory.

      £200 - collection only from Manchester.


      Genuine VW mk5 Golf Boot Loading Sill Protection Film (NEW)
      Location: Thatcham
      Postage: £0.00
      Delivery or Collection

      Genuine VW mk5 Golf Boot Loading Sill Protection Film. Never opened.
      MK5 GTI. Very tidy tornado red 3 door, Manual, FSH, 54K.
      Location: Cambridge
      Collection Only

      No longer for sale - traded in against a MK6R!
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