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Re: Intermittent P0300 and P0301-4 misfire codes
Last Poster: Clarkj93 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 09:07:06 am
I was chasing misfires recently. Had 2 air leaks, the upper pcv hose and the rear of the engines brake booster vacuum was pretty lumpy on idle and threw codes but watching the misfires live I could see it only misfires on idle and ran fine under any load.
I changed my MAF first of all but made no difference, disconnecting it while running it still misfires but just le

MK5 HID Upgrade help
Last Poster: T777_GTI in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:48:20 pm
Hi, New user here and also excited first time mk5 owner! I'#039ve just bought a 2007 with 64k on the clock. Car has stock halogen lights but I wanted to swap them for Bi-xenon. I have never done an upgrade like this before so have no clue where to start or look. Do I have to buy the units and then the kit with a harness adapter or is there a kit that comes with everything I need? nbsp My

Re: Dazie00 Silver GTI
Last Poster: Dazie00 in Members Rides on Yesterday at 09:29:12 pm

Winter wheels ready
 Powerflex Anti lift kit fitted
New Pioneer stereo
Cheeky stage 1 remap

Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 9 Years
Last Poster: rich83 in Members Rides on Yesterday at 06:18:42 pm
Christ!! Those discs and pads were well used  :jumping:

Correct. I think the term is "f*cked"

Re: Esso Supreme 99+
Last Poster: deltawing in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:42:36 pm
Been using the Esso 99 since it came out maybe a couple of months back. Feels better to me than the Shell 99 stuff, and definitely more responsive than the regular fuel. Worth the extra to me as my standard MK5 GTI feels more powerful and get a few extra MPG with it. Tesco 99 is more expensive round my way and supposedly isn'#039t as good as the Esso and Shell.

And the reas

Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Tooth Fairy Visited
Last Poster: LC5F in Members Rides on Yesterday at 04:38:01 pm
Golf is in its MOT window so need to keep everything sweet - the ABS error seems to have calmed itself down and has not flashed up for a week or so - hopefully I only have the blown bulb warning to worry about - that pops up randomly with the Mk7 LED number plate lights.

To complete the overhaul, I still have Passat alloy hubs and new bearings to fit, bought new ABS sens

Re: RARB + Side Shifter + Shift linkage end bushes
Last Poster: colesey in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 03:23:45 pm
One thing to watch out with the H&R arbs is that they reuse the original mounting brackets on the front rather than supply their own. You can’t buy these separately new from VW and need to drill off the old ones. Mine cracked and came loose a couple of years later. For this reason, I would suggest a different brand like say Eibach.

Re: GTI Track Car - Manual, Wavetrack Diff, Caged, Polycarbs, KO4, DB9 Brakes, METH
Last Poster: shannon-ob in Members Rides on Yesterday at 01:48:03 pm
Yes, I know all about them... Last session I went out on I had a Zafira GSI trying it's hardest to keep up with with me - it was very quick in the straights. But cheap brakes meant he'd kept setting fire to his pads!! So I just let him past. GOONS!!!

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: Sebas_theFish in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 12:22:56 pm
Installed my valve controller, paired with a Zinram Engineering catback. Great piece of kit, connects to the factory exhaust solenoid and lets it run in original mode, permanently open or permanently closed.[img width=589 height=786]

Re: Are these the correct Spark Plugs
Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:17:41 am
These are the OEM plugs, less the (considerable) VW tax -

They last a LOT longer than those iridiums. nbsp Only the electrode on those is iridium, whereas the OEM plug has platinum on the electrode as well as the ground strap.

Re: MK6 Golf R
Last Poster: Hypertuned in MK6 General Area on Yesterday at 02:55:40 am
Liking these a lot, super rare and quick. Seen a manual R mk6, are there common faults to watch out for? Do they use the Edition 30 engine or mk7 r golf r?
Common faults are PCV failing, DV failing and HPFP Cam Follower wearing out. Same engine as the MK5/ED30, but with some mild tweaks,

Low(ish) Compression Test Results?
Last Poster: Doktorslowburn in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:11:35 am
Hey all,

I ran a compression test in my mk5 GTI (FSI) today as part of some troubleshooting I’ve been doing to track down an issue.
I got 125 across the board on all 4 cylinders. I did do some searching, and it seems that based on what other mk5 owners have posted, this seems a little low.

I only performed a dry test. The engine was warm, but could have

Re: Misfire cylinder 1
Last Poster: Clarkj93 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on September 18, 2021, 05:55:40 pm
Haha yeah, no words!

Interesting idea... love a free fix. Will remember that one!

Re: tcr
Last Poster: titchy in Mk7 General Area on September 18, 2021, 05:08:10 pm
will do soon Had 150 mile journt to Combe today mixed motoring average fuel cons. 42 pleasure to drive

Re: 19-20 PSI oil pressure on hot idle - too low?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on September 18, 2021, 01:21:59 pm
The oil pressure on these engines is well known to be weak at low rpm. nbsp The only specification from VW is '#03939psi @ 2000rpm'#039 which you'#039ve also found from some research.

Most tuners in Europe ditch the whole pump/balancer assembly and fit the pump from a 1.8T, but that goes hand-in-hand with a balancer shaft delete, which is essential on highly tuned engines with exten

Re: Mk6 Golf GTD TDI / Coil Light & Limp Mode
Last Poster: GVK in MK6 General Area on September 18, 2021, 08:02:23 am
If its a turbo fault just drive slowly or even better get it recovered.

Re: Air Con not working, please help! (1.9 tdi)
Last Poster: elliotpat in Mk5 General Area on September 17, 2021, 11:56:57 am
It took a lot for mine to get fixed.

Re: Got vcds today checking for faults
Last Poster: GVK in Mk5 General Area on September 16, 2021, 10:36:14 pm
Ta Kev  :congrats:

Re: Flashing PNRDS also won’t start
Last Poster: LC5F in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on September 16, 2021, 09:02:27 pm
Lots of microswitches built into the shifter - to me manual shifting just before it stops working suggests the problem may lie there - may be a switch stuck on/off and this alone telling the car to stop. It may unstick if you work the shifter back and forth in the manual shift.
Is manual shifting something you have done regularly before or is this a new thing you are just tryi


Standard 3 door GTI in shadow blue
Location: Kent
Collection Only

Hi all, Seeing if anyone is interested in my 3 door shadow blue GTI. It is a nice example of a standard car with no rust. I am not in any need to sell however it seems a shame as it has mostly been in storage this year due to other projects so I would let it go to another enthusiast. Details as follows:

Four Michelin PS4’s fitted on 6th January 2021. Full service carried out on 4th January 2021 including genuine VW cambelt and water pump, oil was replaced with Millers Nanodrive CfS 5w-40 NT+. Both rear brake calipers have been replaced with TRW OEM calipers. PCV and DV have been changed (GFB+ DV fitted). Currently on a private plate and this is not included. Lots of receipts and history with the car and fully stamped service book present. Fitted with full leather including armrest, and RNS510 with Bluetooth phone connection. I have just had the front arch liners out and all wheels off for a clean and seal ready for winter. 99k miles, manual.  £5750. Kent.
For sale mk5 golf gti 2005 silver manual 3 door
Location: Abergavenny South Wales
Collection Only

For Sale my mk5 vw golf gti 2005 silver manual 3 door with FSH.£4495

It’s the usual storey of new baby arrival means I need a more practical car. I was hoping to keep the gti forever but due to COVID contract changes, I need to sell to free up some cash as a deposit.

Vw optional extras:
Leather heated seats,
6 disc cd changer but this is disconnected so an old iPhone cable can be connected through the glove box.
Arm rest and bottle opener cup holders.
17” monza wheels
2 keys.

Modifications done professionally:
Revo stage 1 map to 250bhp, 280lb ft with graph at 140k miles in March 2019.
RamAir oversized induction kit
R32 style Miltek 2.75” non res cat-back exhaust
Superpro consol bushes
VWR shocks and springs, & S3 top mounts.

R32 style lower rear bumper
R32 style rear lights
GTI badge inserts on front seat handles
LED interior lights
GTI mats
Mk6 gti light and electric window switches.

Servicing - I’m the 5th owner and owned since 2014 and previous was a family member:
FSH from VW until 84k miles by previous owners and then Vw and VW specialist in my ownership up to current 160k miles. It has had an oil service approx every 10k miles or 12months. 19 services in total with stamps in the book plus I have kept all my paperwork from 2014. Before COVID I had a 55 mile commute so was having 10k mile services every 9 months. Services as follows;

14k 2006 VW
25k 2007 VW
35k 2008 VW
39k 2009 VW
47k 2009 VW
60k 2010 VW
61k 2011 VW
70k 2012 VW
84k 2014 VW
85k 2014 volksworks
93k 2014 volksworks
102k 2015 gwent VW
110k 2016 AAR
120k 2017 VW
129k 2017 BW Auto
138k 2018 VW
148k Sept 2019 VHub
156k August 2020 RTec (health check, cam belt, inlet & injector clean)
156k Oct 2020 VW

Thousands spent mechanically:
new suspension at 143k miles in May 2019 as above with all new stretch bolts, new trailing arms/bushes rear and consol bushes front and wheel alignment,
inlet & injector clean and full engine health check by Rtec in August 2020.
New cam belt at the same time (which was previously done at 80k and 120k miles so in line with vw recommendation).
New cam chain, tensioner, vvt cover and sum clean by VHub 2019.

Other work carried out; Driver window motor, abs module, rear brake disc heat shields, pcv valve, diverted valve, cam follower, brakes, bonnet latch, cam shaft position sensor, several pipes/hoses as and when they became brittle, CV boots, drop links, roll bar links, thermostat, Carbon clean, Central locking on drivers door, new windscreen.

Bad bits - I’m sharing this info to be honest and because I’m a gti enthusiast and hope that a likeminded person buying will appreciate that knowing these things is better than not which is more likely if buying from trade or non-enthusiast private owner. These points are mainly cosmetic and what I planned to do next if I weren’t selling, and are reflected in the price. I’ve had quotes for as little as £600 to fix the bodywork which isn’t much compared to the thousands spent elsewhere on maintenance. I’m not a mechanic so it’s sold as seen with no guarantees.
- Bodywork is clean but usual rust appearing on arches, sills and boot lid. Some stone chips on the front bumper and bonnet. Some rust on the underside components like sub frame which is common for many vws.
- Air con works but the compressor is original so may need replacing in due course. The motors/actuators within the dashboard which move the air to different vents in the cabin make a noise.
- interior trim has some wear and tear like the gearstick gaitor, but the seats are in very good condition.
- it had a new battery about 4 years ago but think it needs a new one since I’ve only done approx 1000 miles in 2 years due to COVID so it’s been garaged for that time on a trickle charger.
- rear near side outer tail light can fog up if is persistent rain.

Thanks for looking. Pm if interested. The usual disclaimer of no time wasters, test pilots, proof of insurance needed, no agencies or withheld numbers. £4495.

VW Golf 7 GTI Clubsport Gear Shift Knob 6 Speed Manual 5G1711113FWEJ
Location: Belper, Derbyshire
Postage: £0.00
Delivery Only

VW Golf 7 GTI Clubsport Gear Shift Knob 6 Speed Manual 5G1711113FWEJ

Ideal for anyone looking to retrofit the gear knob into a MK5/MK6 given that the gaiter has been split from the support bezel.

This was on my to do list for about a year but I simply never got round to fitting it before buying a Pirelli.

£70 delivered to mainland UK

Cash on collection (Belper, Derbyshire) or Bank Transfer/PayPal

If you've got any questions, give me a shout

Kenwood dnx520vbt stereo
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    Location: Dundee
    Postage: £10.00
    Delivery Only

    Kenwood dnx520vbt stereo

    Takes dvds,usb,aux in etc. Has garmin sat nav built in. Ive only ever got the radio on in it.
    Works good, Had it few years now but fancy a newer single din unit.

    £150 plus £10 delivery
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