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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: Best sounding intake
Last Poster: colesey in Performance Modifications on Today at 05:35:25 AM
@Absolute - is just a mounting dowel that needs drilling on the TTRS pressure plate and you should use an original / TDi friction disc with the correct spline mounting. Is worth googling diy RSR clutch kit to get more insight and parts numbers etc.

Another clutch option is the new stage 2 kit offered by ECS.  As the SMF is still moderately heavy, it should give a decent

Re: TPS wont sell to private customer anymore?
Last Poster: willni in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:56:56 PM
My local said they're happy to make accounts for people if you bring in a letter headed piece of paper with a fake business name and then your address.

Re: Oil Filter socket size
Last Poster: El1M1N8OR in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 05:50:07 PM
I got a 36mm socket from halfords.

I think the most frustrating bit of this job is removing the sh*tty plastic screw that covers that drain plug. I never tighten that up anymore you need a "special tool"

Pair of vice grips took the cap off.

A shifter on the 36mm nut

Re: Advice needed.
Last Poster: Dave Y in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:12:20 PM
Just spoken to Gwent VW on Leeway ind Estate
oil pickup pipe  + seal
oil system cleaner
oil filter + oil.
new sump plug
sump sealant
£350 inc vat.

Does that sound about right?

Re: Full mot but catless
Last Poster: amanda in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:41:11 PM
@ Chesto

You need to watch more vids...........layer cake does not have a b5 Rs4 as a star  :booty: a2.5 non turbo isnt that special :rolleye:

Something a bit faster and more special as it’s twin turbo and very much a sleeper!

After a CAN Gateway
Last Poster: E8RNX in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:10:16 PM
Hi guys,

I’m after a CAN gatway for my GTI.. Currently, after checking VCDS I have the F revision and that is prone to battery drain.
I have a new head unit on the way (Xtrons Android) which also supports Android Auto and CarPlay if you didn’t know that (you can get an extra dongle that allows this).

So I need a new gateway and from what I’ve heard L or

Re: Mayonaise under oil cap
Last Poster: Ripstop in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:32:31 PM
First don't drive any real distance unless you have checked the sump and oil strainer and topped up the oil. The thermostat is a common issue and plagued most of us at some point and they just start to go "off" Start by changing the main thermostat which is labour intensive but doable. The second more important issue sounds like oil pickup or low oil. Drop the sump and change the p

Re: ED30 Number 2260 SOLD
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:55:18 AM
wont be long, you'll want to buy another.. I did! (not an eddy though)

Re: Retrofit mk5 steering controls
Last Poster: absolute in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:25:03 AM
Do you have a standard steering wheel at the moment? Don't think you can just retrofit the buttons and module into a standard one, unless you have the cutouts for the buttons?

A lad on here cut his up like a prison snitch @ https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=95667.0. Wasn't tempted myself, don't think it's a very good method at all.

The button

Re: VW golf gti mk5 strange noise after camshaft chain changed
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:07:38 AM
hi mate, that doesn't sound good at all does it! and very strange!

Even with the genuine tools, your cams will/can still move slightly and can indeed knock it out a tooth! Trust me.. I know!

When I was out a tooth you could hear the engine misfire every few seconds. start your engine and once idle has settled listen for a miss! you'll know if its out a tooth!

Re: VW breaker.
Last Poster: ady-uk in Random Chat on Yesterday at 08:29:47 AM

needing a new dash due to immo fault.  I'd talk to Alex, near Redditch

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Mk5 General Area on March 21, 2019, 10:48:19 PM
Oil and filter change. Took mudflaps off, let me know if you want any topsoil.

Re: Wanted MK5 Golf Edition 30 Black 5 Door DSG/Manual
Last Poster: berg in Wanted on March 21, 2019, 10:40:40 PM
Mines going up for sale manual but a great car 07752344726 ta Andy

Re: Need to get an item on the for sale board?
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on March 21, 2019, 09:00:04 PM
Emailed you cheers.

Re: MK7 GTI Art Velour seats into my GTI MK5?
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on March 21, 2019, 06:55:56 PM
It's come up on here before and I'm sure someone said MK7 fronts bolt right in, but the rears are obviously completely different.  The airbag and electrical harnesses will be different to a MK5 as well.

Anything A3 from the same years should fit, possibly the TT as well.

VCDS London help!
Last Poster: Mishto in Mk5 General Area on March 21, 2019, 06:15:56 PM
I have and RCD300 fitted in my Golf and I need to turn on the AUX function on the radio. It looks like its just a matter of changing the coding the with VCDS. Wondering if their is anyone with the facility to help me do this based around Croydon.


Re: How to retro fit cruise control. Comprehensive guide
Last Poster: kisyov in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on March 21, 2019, 04:48:17 PM
Hello friends, I need help. I have VW Caddy Maxi 2009 /same as golf mk5/, after retrofitting cruise control and MFSW , horn stop working and the buttons of SW Not working. I change my control module from mid line to highline /from 1K0-953-549-CQ to 1K0-953-549-CF /. From Ross-Tech website I saw that my Slip Ring is Type 2. I think, I did everything right, but only cruise control wo

Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
Last Poster: hussnainh8 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on March 21, 2019, 01:11:15 PM

So I am lead to believe that what I need to sort the wiring out is:

1. Genuine heated seat wiring loom for the passenger and the driver side seats (1 genuine loom will do or 2 or do I need t

Re: Tutorial - How to Update RNS-510 Firmware. ***New Links & Firmware*** 19/02/12
Last Poster: Rad1o in Sat Nav and Car Audio on March 20, 2019, 11:15:36 PM
I have a question about repartitioning.
I have HW6276 on my RNS510 and problems with maps. How can I check the partition sizes and is there any software that will repartition to give me more room for the maps? I have seem 6276 updates. Will this repartition?

Re: Michelin PS4 - 225/40/18 Y18 - £83.24
Last Poster: richtung in Mk5 General Area on March 20, 2019, 08:25:49 PM
That’s at very good price @Raj2212 !!
I think you may also qualify for a £50 pre loaded debit card also!


Not Your Average Mk5 Golf GTi - Buckets, Sunroof, Lots of extras
Location: Sutton, Surrey
Collection Only

Selling the wifey-mobile as I've just bought her an R. This is a rather rare spec, and has a load of extras I've added too. All in all - it's a great little car!

2007 Mk5 Golf Gti 2.0T DSG 5 door
100k miles
Black Magic Pearl
MOT till 25 June 2019
Last service Dec 2018 at 99k miles

Just had the front bumper and bonnet resprayed, and wheels refurbished - so it's looking fresh.

Looking for £7,500

Based in Sutton, Surrey

Optional Extras

•             Heated Recaro black leather bucket seats – rare factory option, with “GTi” embossing
•             Sunroof
•             Rear parking sensors
•             Xenon headlamps
•             Cruise control
•             Multi-function steering wheel with DSG paddles
•             Dual zone climate control
•             Luxury pack (auto lights, dimming interior mirror, rain sensor, heated and folding mirrors, reverse-activated kerb-view mirror function, coming/leaving home lights)
•             Armrest


Engine & Exhaust:
•             Revo induction kit
•             Bluefin/Superchips stage 2 map (+62bhp and +86nm to 259bhp and 366nm according to superchips – untested). Bluefin handset included
•             BCS full exhaust system with sports cat (100 cell from memory) – R32 style twin exit

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension:
•             Brembo 18z front calipers (6-pistons, from Porsche cayenne/VW Touareg)
•             350mm Mercedes front discs (drilled)
•             R32 rear calipers and discs (drilled)
•             ATE Typ200 performance fluid
•             Neuspeed RSe11 lightweight 18” wheels
•             VWR lowering springs – on new OEM dampers all round

•             Pioneer SPH-DA120 headunit (apple carplay compatible). Steering wheel controls still active
•             JL XD500/3 amplifier (installed under passenger seat), powering OEM front speakers and sub
•             JL 10” W0 in custom fibreglass sub enclosure – fits in cubby hole area of boot, to maximise boot space
•             Dynamat sound deadening in front doors
•             Interior lights swapped to LEDs – red in the footwells
•             Blackvue DR650 front and rear dashcams – HD with built in WiFi
•             Morimoto upgraded xenon bulbs (6000K) and LED sidelights

•             Votex front splitter
•             R32 rear lower valance
•             Black front and rear badges
•             Brushed aluminium paddle extensions
•             USB charging port installed near gear selector
•             Tinted windows (35% - shade: “Light”)
•             Rear lights tinted with DIY tint spray (can be removed with methylated spirit)

•             Tyres: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asm3. 225/40/18. 6mm all round
•             Cambelt and water pump changed at 73k miles
•             DSG service at 84k miles
•             Cam follower changed at 84k miles
•             Services:
o             11k miles: 29/02/08 (VW)
o             20k miles: 12/3/09 (VW)
o             28k miles: 22/3/10 (VW)
o             37k miles: 28/3/11 (VW)
o             46k miles: 25/4/12 (VW)
o             56k miles: 14/11/12 (VW)
o             65k miles: 8/4/13 (VW)
o             76k miles: 13/5/14 (VW)
o             82k miles: 7/5/15 (independent)
o             84k miles: 28/8/15 (VAG Specialist)
o             88k miles: 9/9/16 (VAG specialist)
o             92k miles: 31/10/17 (VAG specialist)
o             99k miles: 20/12/18 (VAG specialist)
SuperPro Dogbone Insert
Location: Sevenoaks
Postage: £4.00
Delivery or Collection

Brand new unopened SuperPro Dogbone Insert

Fits Mid 2008 onwards only! check second picture if unsure.

Part number: SPF3365-80K

I may have ordered the wrong one and left it too long to get a refund...

Open to postage or collection


Mk5 GTi Edition 30 3dr DSG Tornado Red
Location: Hamilton, Scotland
Collection Only

VW Golf GTi 3dr Tornado Red DSG

3 Dsg services
12 service stamps
Cam follower changed 4K miles ago
117k miles
MOT'd 31st MAY 2019 but happy to put a years mot on it for the right deal.

Timing belt done twice - most recently September 2017

Eibach lowering springs
Team dynamic wheels
Revo Induction Kit
Uprated Dogbone mount
3" downpipe
R32 Rear Bumper
Maxton Designs Rear Diffuser
LED number plate lights
LED Sidelights
Rear Wiper Delete
Black Badges
2X keys - one brand new and the other mk7 style

I believe it has every option apart from sunroof.
Options are:
Xenons, rear sensors, folding mirrors, puddle lights, Armrest, high line display, mfd2, aux, winter pack, etc.

Its had a new oil pick up pipe, new dipstick, new valve cover gasket, new vacuum pump gasket(mot oil leak), new top mounts, new fuel filter, new battery, new rear wheel bearing all very recently.

Only negatives are driver bolster wear and rust starting to come round on drivers wing but not noticeable yet.

Located Hamilton, Scotland

Edition 30 OEM Springs
Single Image
    Location: Herts
    Postage: £10.00
    Delivery or Collection

    In good condition. Probably done about 50k miles

    Sequential smoked mirror indicators
    Location: IOW
    Postage: £5.00
    Delivery Only

    Here I am offering a pair of smoked mirror indicators that have also been modified to include full length leds to produce sequential flowing indicators. 100% plug and play, brand new units

    They come complete with all tools needed to fit, which is a long T10 Allen wrench which means there shouldn’t be a need to remove the mirror motor saving time and effort. They are a night and day diffence to the standard units (video shows agains my inpro smoked on the passenger side)

    See the video attached in link below photos  https://streamable.com/1tet6
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