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Forum Moved Again
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: Ordering parts from VW dealer
Last Poster: RobC in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:54:14 PM
He wouldn't have it, said the parts need to be ordered against a chassis number and the system says the parts I want don't fit.... I despair.

Luckily i've spoken to the guy at the VW indy the car is going


2.0 TDI 4motion intermittent power issue
Last Poster: kevster996 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 12:27:39 PM
Hi all, Im hoping someone may have some advice on an intermittent power issue im having. When I accelerate up through the gears I often get power coming through but not smoothly. Then I get up to speed say 70mph in 6th and the power is not coming through at a constant rate - it seems to stutter slightly as if holding back - it can do this on and off over a few seconds and then calm


Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI
Last Poster: StuF in Members Rides on Today at 11:02:57 AM
Cheers Ollie,

The car is in fantastic condition considering the mileage. A good friend has asked for first refusal once I’m ready to let it go and I’ve a set of standard grey leather leather seats going in hopefully this weekend so the wingbacks might find themselves up for sale at some point in the future too.

Not a clue what they go for to be fair but I’ll


Re: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
Last Poster: david25 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:34:11 AM
check the video here, really good info

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/


Re: Depo Projector Style Headlights
Last Poster: OllieL in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:02:35 AM
Wondering where people are buying their Depo's from?

Links appreciated
Me too, especially if you can run “normal” bulbs not HIDs

Ollie


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Re: MK5 GTI brakes upgrade from stock
Last Poster: colesey in Mk5 General Area on Today at 06:17:17 AM
I have tried Red Stuff pads upon the recommendation of RacingLine and they have good bite with some heat in them and are both quiet and dust free. They do however feel numb and soft in traffic when cold and I replaced them with Endless MX72 (plus bronze bushes / steel hoses) as per the article below. I can’t sing the praises of these pads highly enough - they really are leagues ahe


Turbo Replacement
Last Poster: Submotion in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 08:35:34 PM
Hi all, I am about to buy a mk5 gti off a friend for a cheap price, car has done 149,000 miles, drives lovely but he has been advised to replace the turbo. I'll be looking into getting a second hand one to replace it, was just curious whether it would be the case of taking the old one off and putting the new one on, or will I need to take it to a garage.

Thanks in advanc


Re: Porsche Cayman 981 Black Edition
Last Poster: rex in Other VAG on Yesterday at 08:17:47 PM
These just arrived:



Among other smaller bits they contain:

982/718 S or GTS calipers Front & Rear (even if the rear ones are just like mine, but painted Red, I preferred to buy new ones instead of painting the old ones)

[img width=786 height=5


Re: Rear knocking
Last Poster: Stefanwalker14 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 05:28:13 PM
Found the problem, it’s a loose brake disc back plate of all things :signLOL:


Re: 225`s on a 7x17 alloy ?
Last Poster: D2MEY in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:05:37 PM
 :happy2: thanks


Re: Locking wheel bolts and spacers
Last Poster: neilw in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 12:08:19 PM
I got some from eBay, I think the brand was "Bimecc"

The only issue is the original covers don't fit on them. I had 10mm spacers on the front so had to cut two of them down slightly, as 40mm was too long, but ok on the 12mm spacers at the rear.


Depo Projector Headlights
Last Poster: GTION in Wanted on Yesterday at 11:14:32 AM
Hi guys, anyoen here selling their Depo Projector Headights?

I'm looking to pick up a set!

Thanks


Re: Wing mirror delete blank?
Last Poster: RobC in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:29:30 AM
Im fairly sure every Golf since the Mk3 has come with 2 mirrors so any blank would have to be custom made.


Standard 17 inch MK5/6 GTi alloys
Last Poster: York_GTI in Wanted on Yesterday at 08:29:32 AM
Hi, I'm looking for some standard MK5/6 17 inch GTi alloys.

Condition not too important so long as they are straight and have no deep gauges as will get them refurbished.

Let me know if you have any you are willing to sell :happy2:


Re: My 07 BMP GTI
Last Poster: Pissat4motion in Members Rides on Yesterday at 03:19:13 AM
Picked up an Eos cluster soon to be sent off for coding. (Waiting on the pin adapter to arrive).
Installed shifter end link and bracket bushings. A noticeable difference in feel.
a/c has crapped out and in hoping of I swap out the compressor solenoid wool fix it..

[img width=442 height=786]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190423/59965f7d93fd97ee488fb27dfd865f


Mk6 climate
Last Poster: Stig_gti in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on April 22, 2019, 10:03:23 PM
Where can I get the parts to upgrade my standard climate.


Re: Edition 30 Front & Rear Hub Length
Last Poster: RobC in Mk5 General Area on April 22, 2019, 08:14:27 PM
What size spacers do you want to fit? Need 10mm F and 15mm R for flush spacing with stock wheels.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assembled-by-ecs-parts/gti-flush-kit-black-bolts/009478ecs01kt/

Ive been told 12mm front & 15mm rear is the preferred setup? Thats what I


Re: how to get more BHP from my MK5 gti?
Last Poster: colesey in Mk5 General Area on April 22, 2019, 08:01:13 PM
You’re pretty much max’d out for a k03 but are likely running closer to 280bhp than 300.  Will need to go to a hybrid k03 or k04 for more top end power, together with s3 cooler and injectors / bigger fprv.


Re: Matts Mk5 gti Nurburgring /daily /track car
Last Poster: M77MWW in Members Rides on April 22, 2019, 07:47:17 PM
Casual bank holiday work car park pic

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Re: Weird wiper arms / blades
Last Poster: DBXdarkangel in Mk5 General Area on April 22, 2019, 06:37:00 PM
Confusingly there's two types of front wiper blades depending on the model year of the car. Early 2004 to late 2005 cars had the hook like the one you showed, Bosch A937S or Valeo VM310 will fit these. MY2006 and pretty much all new VW's onwards had these changed where you push down a tab to quick

Shoutbox

Sequential smoked mirror indicators
£60.00
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
VanStyle Mk5 Fitted Sun Shades
£35.00
Location: Basildon/Thurrock
Collection Only

VanStyle Fitted Sun Shades for 5 Dorr Mk5 Golf

In good condition, slight damage to one of the rear window sections. Comes with carry bag, clips and instructions.

£35 Collection only
Climair Wind Deflectors
£30.00
Location: Basildon/Thurrock
Collection Only

Climair Wind Deflectors for 5 Door Mk5 Golf

Good condition, one of the rear is slightly broken (pictured) but does not affect fitting.

£30 Collection preferred
Internal boot trim NEW
£50.00
Location: Essex
Collection Only

Brand new genuine internal boot trim. Bought a few years back for £130 to replace my one as I broke it but never done it.

£50 cash on collection
VW H7 Bulb Kit
£10.00
Location: Basildon/Thurrock
Postage: £5.00
Delivery or Collection

Genuine VW H7 Bulb and fuse kit.

Chrome is slightly damaged.

£10 + £5 Postage
Sold
NGK Laser Platinum PFR7S8EG
£10.00
Location: Basildon/Thurrock
Postage: £5.00
Delivery or Collection

NGK Laser Platinum PFR7S8EG.

Bought but never fitted as sold the car

£10.00 + £5 postage
Osir Matt Carbon Fibre Quad Exhaust Diffuser
£55.00
Location: Essex
Collection Only

Genuine Osir matte carbon fibre quad exhaust trim for R32 bumper. Originally bought off a forum member on here, these retail for $689.99 from Osir in the States. In good condition, couple of scrape marks to the underside but you don't see them when its on the car.

£75 Collection due to size