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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: Cam follower question
Last Poster: coolhandluke in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:17:49 PM
Cam follower replaced today.  It pretty much like brand new, haha. That's at 106k. Just slight scorings on the shaft bit.

Thanks for the update. Good to know 👍

Re: Edition 30 - Black - Manual - No.1994
Last Poster: shannon-ob in Members Rides on Today at 04:08:03 PM
Very clean!

Wish i could afford one of these!

Re: Freezing Cold Start = stalling & no throttle - only when cold
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:08:13 PM

To be honest, the below is irrelevant to most if not all of you on here, but i hate it when people dont post there results and fixes - especially if another member has given advise and it fixed it for them, yeah cheers mate  :happy2: :signLOL:  I am not one of those and i'll sure share anything i have to offer!

For some of you that may remember, i was

Re: Anyone know what could be causing this fault code??
Last Poster: kodirl in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:22:34 PM
Thanks. What should normal level be at?

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Re: Another Rough/high idle help request.
Last Poster: Mark_DF05 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 12:45:24 PM
Any fault codes?

There's a few hoses around the PCV that can split, I'd check them for leaks. Not sure of where else to look, maybe someone else can. A smoke test would show any leaks too. Could be a daft suggestion but have you checked the dipstick is seated properly, they break easily.

Re: Extremely poor MPG
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:44:42 PM
As above, especially the brakes.  The rear calipers are notorious for seizing up. 

But as we've discussed, 15mpg around London and low 30s on a run is not abnormal.

You can't compare a 12 year old engine to a modern one with the latest EU emissions control, but it sounds like the M4 is equally poor at urban speeds which just cements what we've already said. 

Re: Coolant leak, hard line needs replacing?
Last Poster: Dray363 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 08:26:25 PM
great thanks for that mate

Last Poster: Patters78 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 03:17:00 PM
Got no fans in cabin..

40 amp fuse blown at location 22 new fuse blown instantly
Resistor removed and tested via multimeter using YouTube guide and was deemed faulty
New resistor installed no blown fuse but no fans blowing
Have tested resistor and dont show any fault
Have no removed fan and connected directly to 12v and power up

When I get

Re: Time for new tires... Winters??
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 01:51:57 PM
I have ps4 tyres on the front and their crossclimate ones one the rear. Now that the temps are lowish I'll swap them around. The crossclimates are ok but not as grippy in the wet as the ps4 though. I bought them last autumn  and expected them to outperform the ps4 over the winter. As we didn't have snow I don't thing they are worth bothering with.

Help with a couple of issues on new car
Last Poster: Mayney in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 12:09:47 PM
Hi All,

I have recently purchased a fairly modified edition 30..

The car itself is great but there are a few things i forgot to ask and check and now im paying the price..

It seems the washer bottle is no longer present in the car.. Can someone please post up some picture that show how its plumbed? i can hear the motor when i pull the wiper but no f

Re: Retrimming the tartan
Last Poster: Gibbo1998 in Mk5 General Area on November 19, 2019, 11:05:42 AM
Here's the seat (assuming I get load an image)

Re: picture HELP
Last Poster: GVK in FAQ's on November 18, 2019, 11:29:21 PM
I use flickr

Audi 8P A3 steering wheel to 08 Eos
Last Poster: Pissat4motion in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on November 18, 2019, 07:40:04 PM
The Eos is DSG mfsw without paddles. I can get the 08 Audi wheel+airbag for $50. Based on the similarities between mk5 (eos) and 8p a3, would i be able to get paddle function and/or buttons to work?

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Re: Golf MK5 starts and shuts off instantly?
Last Poster: ady-gti in Mk5 General Area on November 18, 2019, 06:24:48 PM
I would pull out the cluster and check the connectors and clean where needed, maybe use some dielectric grease on the pins/connector.

Re: Power folding mirrors
Last Poster: Christiank in Mk5 General Area on November 18, 2019, 01:24:08 PM
+Gen3 modules can be changed in EERPOM to allow mirror fold with comfort lock on the remote button.

None of the modules that'll fit the mk5 can fold by only pressing lock buttons once - you need to hold the button and use comfort closing.

However if you swap you old CECM+CCM modules and build it all over to a BCM like I did - then It's possible to chan

Re: New car - Few questions
Last Poster: Ripstop in Mk5 General Area on November 18, 2019, 12:59:11 PM
I would get your car scanned with VCDS and see what you actually have. I am not sure why someone would have the Highline version of the clocks without an MFSW unless the clocks are a replacement or they sold on the original MFSW? All roads lead to VCDS and you may uncover some other interesting stuff.

The intermittent wiper setting is devils work as it depends on whether

Re: Steering rack?
Last Poster: exodus_ste in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on November 18, 2019, 11:45:41 AM
Yours should be a Gen2 i believe. Easy to tell from underneath, the gen2 has 4 mounting bolts and the gen 3 has 3. Think the subframe change was only required if you had gen1 originally and wanted a gen2 or 3, which i don't think you will due to the age of your car.

Any used rack will have the original profile attached so if you're looking for a used item, search for a M

Engine revving by itself in idle after changing PCV
Last Poster: gogeta in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on November 18, 2019, 11:27:39 AM
after checking online i saw a lot of people state a common fault for an air leak was the PCV. I had this swapped as the old one the orange rubber was split. the car was running smooth for about a week and problem came back.

Could the PCV have split again?

If i pry the top of the PCV open is it easy to put back together? Had someone else do it for me last tim

Re: Edition 30 Overheating
Last Poster: exodus_ste in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on November 18, 2019, 11:27:26 AM
I thought a manual had one inline stat, and DSG 2?

Pretty sure the coolant system pressure doesn't put extra load on the impeller of the pump. The whole system is running at 1 bar, and thats due to expansion from the temperature. The pump would see the load if it itself was creating the pressure. These are circulation pumps not positive displacement.

That said

Re: New car, nice engine knock
Last Poster: FJB in Mk5 General Area on November 18, 2019, 08:18:59 AM
When you do the job take the sump off to clean it. I found pieces of broken cam follower in the sump, oil strainer and in the timing chain cover.


Full set of 2005 standard GTI lights
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    Location: Thatcham
    Postage: £12.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Full set of standard GTI lights which I took off my 2005 car when it was 3.5 years old so they are in great condition.
    Breaking 07 Mk5 GTI 3dr Manual
    Location: Haslemere
    Collection Only

    Breaking 07 Mk5 GTI 3dr Manual
    BWA Engine 101k
    3dr leather
    All parts available
    VW Golf Gti Edition 30 MK5 Highline instrument cluster (Clocks)
    Location: Luton
    Postage: undefined
    Delivery or Collection

    As above i have 2 MK5 Golf Gti Edition 30 Highline instrument cluster (Clocks)

    Part Number 1K6 920 970E
    Part Number: 1K6 920 972

    Comes with SKC CODE

    In good working order and condition

    These are the Early Clusters so is Easier to Code


    Open to sensible offers

    £200 Ono each

    Can fit free of charge if collecting

    Any questions please call

    07983 222 677

    Many thanks
    2006 Golf GT TDi 170 | DSG | Sat Nav | Blue Graphite | DPF delete
    Location: Galgate
    Collection Only

    Hey everyone, it's a long time since I was last on here but I've the Golf all this time. It has been a great servant for our family of 4 but, having just bought a newer car, it's time for this to move on...

    EDIT: now on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293335822157?ViewItem=&item=293335822157

    2006 (56 plate) Golf GT TDi 170 | Blue Graphite | 148,500 miles | 1 previous owner
    MOT until 30th Oct 2020
    Tax until 31st March 2020
    1/2 tank of fuel & can of engine oil, ready to drive away.

    The car is getting a bit tired cosmetically as you'd expect at this age & mileage but still runs well and pulls very hard. The DSG has always been trouble free and works with no problems while the history is well documented and has had some big jobs done as you will see below; can easily achieve 57 mpg on long cruises.

    Blue Graphite, DSG gearbox, RNS-510 satellite navigation, Climatronic air conditioning, Highline display, MFSW steering wheel, cruise control, auto lights, auto wipers, dimming rear view mirror,  17" Classix alloy wheels, GTi rear bumper & skirts, R-line front grilles, mud flaps.

    1 previous owner; purchased by me in Oct 2013.
    Long-life service stamps at 18k, 36k, 51k, 73k, 98k & 119k.
    Turbo replaced by VW in 2014.
    Cylinder head replaced in 2016 due to coolant leak (>£2000 spent).
    Cam belt & tensioner changed as part of the 2012 service at 52,000 miles and again as part of the cylinder head replacement at 110,000 miles (Next due at 190,000).
    DPF deleted in 2016 & engine re-mapped to 200bhp (has passed 4 MOT's since the DPF removal without issue).
    Documents and receipts present for all major work and more.

    Both front wings are rusting and the right rear wing is dented.
    Slow to start on cold days (probably glow plugs ~£29 each).
    2 hub caps missing (stolen and never replaced).
    Exhaust soot on hard acceleration due to DPF delete & ECU re-map. This is more a consequence of the modifications than a fault but I want buyers to be aware. Note: this does not fail the MOT and the car does not soot at idle.

    Would be great with a little TLC.

    Car is in Galgate, near Lancaster.

    For questions, message on here or contact me on 07708 526638



    PS - I also have a set of cherry red tail lights and Sonniboy blinds (single piece rear window) that I thought were too good to leave on the car before it went on ebay where they wouldn't earn their value.
    MK5 GOLF GTI 2006 MANUAL SHADOW BLUE ** update**
    Single Image
      Location: Hove
      Collection Only

      **update **
      Getting it valeted tomorrow so will get more pics up and getting the parking dings addressed...

      For sale is my much loved mk5 GTI 5 door manual in shadow blue. Selling as outgrown it as a family car and need something bigger.

      I have owned her for 8 years and it has never let me down once, very reluctant sale.

      Mechanically she is very well looked after and my local indy garage http://www.pfeifferpartnership.com/ have looked after her since I have owned her.

      Subtle mods which have improved the car immensely:
      Koni FSD -
      Eibach Pro line springs
      Ferodo DS2500 pads
      Tarox rear discs - very recent
      Brembo front discs - very recent
      subtle remap with improved bhp and fuel
      Pipercross induction kit

      Very well maintained including belts and plugs last year and regularly serviced.

      Bad points -
      8 years worth of parking dings - the passenger wing has been replaced ( known rust fault ) the drivers side needs replacing and the car will come with a spare wing - has a very small dent anyway ( bollard).

      The car has done 115k miles but drives on the button - just needs some cosmetics to make A1 on the outside again, unfortunate result of parking on the road in Brighton...
      The drivers bolster is also worn - as they all are..
      Will come with Thule aero bars and a spare alloy. Also still have the original airbox and K&N Panel filter if you don't want the induction kit.

      Tyres have loads of tread left and fairly new - Goodyear Asymetric F1's - really well suited tyre for the car.

      £3000 will negotiate fair price to take in to account the wing....