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on February 26, 2019, 12:32:35 AM
Sorry for the down time.

The forum has been moved to my server  :evilgrin:.

You should notice that its running a little faster and the search is working. Please point out any bugs.

When I get a bit of time I think an upgrade is in order with image uploads.
Re: What's the answer?
Last Poster: The Red Warrior in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:25:35 AM
There is no definitive answer. G is good but can still fail. GFB is good too, but requires maintenance.

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: The Red Warrior in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:23:36 AM
Not actually done anything to it but made the decision to keep going with the car instead of just running it until February/March and then getting rid. So started to make a list of what I want to do with it:

Re: Mk5 golf gti tfsi hesitation
Last Poster: Mackenzie79 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:13:34 PM
Thanks I will try disconnecting the maf and see what happens. If your issues disappear when you disconnect the iat sensor surely it can't stay disconnected I mean it must serve a purpose? Would replacing this sensor solve your prob? I've not had mine long so not experienced a winter yet. So far not had any idling/cutting out issues. Starts straight away and runs perfectly besides t

Re: Help identifying fault code - 08328 DTC not found
Last Poster: Broomy in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 09:24:01 PM
Ah I see. Why would the last 8 fall off the original code?

Would I get battery drain fitting an RNS315 to an 05 GTI?
Last Poster: probedb in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Yesterday at 09:10:18 PM
Trying to decide whether I need to swap out the CANBUS module first.

Not heard about this specifically on an RNS 315.


Re: Anyone replaced their Headlamp Lense before??
Last Poster: probedb in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:06:52 PM
Evening guys.
Has anyone tried replacing their headlamp lenses on the mk5 xenon lamps before?
As most of these now are getting old and starting to heat crack on the insides, there seems to be replacement

Re: Do I need a new LPFP?
Last Poster: andyR43 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:05:15 PM
Fitted a new pump yesterday, again same issue replicated when in 6th gear going from 100km/h to 160km/h  this evening, fairly hard to replicate it when in the correct gear, it doesn't look like the HPFP right?

Unfortunately you can't really buy 98/99 where I'm from haha.

Re: Hesitation Problem on 2.0 TFSI
Last Poster: Mackenzie79 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:24:23 PM
Hi, did you ever get to the bottom of this? I have a mk5 2.0 tfsi with the same problems. The car has no fault codes, and has had various parts changed; PVC, spark plugs, temp sensor and fuel filter changed, still no joy.
If the car has been left for a few hours it hesitates when pulling off like it's getting no fuel. This is very brief and after runs perfectly. I have been to

Re: Transferring Old VHS tapes to DVD / Digital
Last Poster: PFMC84 in Random Chat on Yesterday at 09:09:52 AM
Just to follow up on the above, this is the one I bought (though it was cheaper lat year when I got it) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Video-2-PC-Capture-Windows-Camcorder-transfer/dp/B0049BE3TA/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=VHS+TO+MP4&qid=1568707664&sr=8-5

I also bought a old VHS off a local ad and tested it so I knew it would work fine with my tapes, then it was just a case of conne

Re: The NEW Gamertag Thread
Last Poster: PFMC84 in Random Chat on Yesterday at 08:48:30 AM
Just XBL and PSN? What about those that have Nintendo consoles or Steam?

Re: Image hosting
Last Poster: PFMC84 in Random Chat on Yesterday at 08:47:25 AM
I use imgbb.com, it doesn't give you tons of space, but if you only share a picture now and again or want somewhere to host your signature or profile pic it's great, and the website isn't rammed full of ads and slow like Photobucket.

Re: Who still uses main dealers to service and maintain their little pride and joy??
Last Poster: PFMC84 in Random Chat on Yesterday at 08:45:13 AM
Considering their prices and how much less a local garage (with a more pleasant and easy to deal with mechanic) is, I'd use local garages every time.

Hi from Cardiff
Last Poster: rsamuel84 in New Member Intro's on Yesterday at 08:43:45 AM
Hi and thanks for the add onto the forum - I owned a Stage 1 Mk4 GTI (AUM) for 7 years until someone wrote it off 3 years ago ...picking up a lovely Pirelli Edition Mk5 (black) tomorrow and can't wait to get stuck back into the forums  :grin: :grin: :grin:

Re: Inlet port carbon cleaning in Devon
Last Poster: ljc19630 in Mk5 General Area on September 16, 2019, 06:02:52 PM
R-Tech FTW  :congrats:
Worth a drive up to them to get it done properly - Also get ya injectors serviced too  :jumpmove:

Re: Rough idle
Last Poster: titchy in Mk5 General Area on September 16, 2019, 03:21:14 PM
A genuine MAF is over a £100 from VW so worth getting it checked I got a brand new one as mine was   damaged. after I bought it I had to get an air box in  it was what looked like a new genuine MAF and a new air filter. The air box had a split in it I contacted the seller he refunded me in full and told me to keep it I fixed it so got a bargain

Re: Carbon cleaning from intake (walnut blasting etc.)
Last Poster: svvg in Mk5 General Area on September 16, 2019, 10:23:57 AM
A little update - thanks for input above.

I stripped the car down over the weekend and cleaned the inlet ports and the flaps on the inlet manifold. Was a mission - only because I really struggled to get the correct combination of ratchets and bits together in order to remove the four throttle body bolts. Took over an hour to remove and another hour to reinstall those fo

Re: alarm randomly going off
Last Poster: Mus sabs in Mk5 General Area on September 16, 2019, 09:58:16 AM
Thanks for reply mate

is the alarm unit the siren under the wheel arch?

iv taken that off and it still randomly goes off (lights flash)

Re: Super Pro bushes
Last Poster: Dave Y in Wanted on September 16, 2019, 08:25:18 AM
Pm sent Dave not sure if you have received it

Optional extra's
Last Poster: Dooge in MK6 General Area on September 15, 2019, 10:55:21 PM
Hey all,

As some may have seen I have been looking for a mk6 GTI for a little while. I appear to be getting confused with optional extras, can someone explain packages?

For example, the mk5 had the winter pack which included headlight washers and heated seats. Ive seen a few mk6's with either headlight washers or heated seats or both.

Some extras ar

Re: Ridiculous insurance
Last Poster: slynch23 in Mk5 General Area on September 15, 2019, 10:48:29 PM
673 on a mk6 GTD - I'm 34 with a clean license. Feel like I'm getting ripped off as in was paying less than 500 on my MK5 GTI!

Apparnelty it's because it's a newer car 🙄

I’d shop about if I was you mate. I’m 29 with a clean license and my insurance was around


Genuine parts
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    Location: Lincoln
    Postage: £5.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Bought direct from Porsche Sheffield. Will post via royal mail at buyers cost.
    VW RNS510 DAB SSD satnav headunit
    Location: Leeds
    Postage: £30.00
    Delivery or Collection

    The latest version, letter F/H30 with DAB+ and SSD HDD. Fully updated with speed cameras, V16 maps etc. Has the code card. 550 delivered or 520 collected.
    Golf Mk5 GTi Febi Bilstein Bump Stops
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      Location: Kingston on Thames
      Postage: £3.00
      Delivery or Collection

      Golf Mk5 GTi Febi Bilstein Bump Stops

      Brand new in original packaging. Surplus to requirements

      £10 plus £3 delivery.

      Any questions or for more pictures please message me.

      Eibach 10mm Hubcentric Spacers 5x112
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        Location: Kingston on Thames
        Postage: £5.00
        Delivery or Collection

        Eibach 10mm Hubcentric spacers. One spacer trial fitted, the other was never used.

        In original box. £50 plus £5 postage in the UK.

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

        H&R 35mm Lowering Springs Golf Mk5 GTi/Edition 30
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          Location: Kingston on Thames
          Postage: £15.00
          Delivery or Collection

          H&R 35mm Lowering Springs for Golf Mk5 GTi/Edition 30 (H&R Part No. 29176-1)

          Run on the car for about 5k miles. In great condition and were very comfortable with the standard shocks but still noticeably reducing the arch gap to the wheels.

          Will be sent in original box if delivery required. £100 plus £15 delivery.

          Any questions or for more photos please message me.