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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 did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: DBXdarkangel in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:04:31 PM
Decided the front end needed a refresh. Took the vw badge off and took the chrome off to paint too. Masked off the GTI badge after reading some posted of people breaking the tabs off.
Pretty pleased with the final look.

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Re: Edition 30
Last Poster: DBXdarkangel in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:02:26 PM
Don't need to own one to read about them and see they ain't worth the price.  :signLOL:

Re: After a CAN Gateway
Last Poster: E8RNX in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:10:29 PM
I fit an XTRONS Android System in my GTI 55 plate. Bought a new CANBUS too however it turned out I didn’t need it.. My car has no battery drain at all even after not being started for a week or so, fires up right away.

Last Poster: Stig_gti in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:12:52 AM
Just had this code for the last few days, I’ve cleared it and it comes back after a long drive.
Car fills down on power and timing is out.
I was thinking failed catalyst

Re: HELP - Currently broken down
Last Poster: jgalla89 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:11:33 PM
Perhaps a long shot but you could check the canbus gateway in the dash behind the drivers side fuse box/above the pedals.

I've heard of these getting wet after windscreen replacements, but maybe you could have developed a leak for no particular reason? I think this module is connected to

Re: jom led rear lights?
Last Poster: ljc19630 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:56:42 PM
I'd contact the supplier and ask if these are fit for use in UK??

Re: grippy road tyres??
Last Poster: f00glee in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:22:05 PM
I had Continental SC5s on for about 2.5 years before all 4 corners were down to ~3mm (17k miles mixed driving + 3x short track sessions of 20-30 mins each). Arguably could have hung them out to the legal limit but had started to notice performance in the wet suffering a bit.

Recently put PS4s on and cant say I really notice any difference compared to the CS5s at their be

Re: MK6 GTD Interior swap
Last Poster: ady-uk in MK6 General Area on Yesterday at 01:23:18 PM
I have a mint set of mk6 golf 'r' heated leather 5 door seats.
fronts with under seat storage draws, rear bench seats, full set of door cards with switches.

Re: Highline Cluster Upgrade Info and FAQ's
Last Poster: Mark22 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 12:47:40 PM
Hi, im new here so can send pm, i need help with instrument cluster ending 974. Or can OLSEN-72 contact please.

Re: Air con issues. Any help would be great.
Last Poster: mo in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 11:53:44 AM
Changed my switch last year and had my system regassed and it still didn't feel as cold as it should. This year it seems to be nice and icy cold even on the hottest day so far.

K11LDF - Anybody on here own it?
Last Poster: fazi123 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:27:43 AM
Hi guys,

I'm looking for my previously owned MK5 GTI. I was wondering whether the current owner is on here or whether anybody knows of it?

It's a Black 5 door GTI, Manual, Xenons and when I sold it, it had Pescara (ED30) wheels.

Would appreciate it if anybody is able to help!


Re: Oil pump advice (near Oxford)
Last Poster: ahsan82 in Mk5 General Area on June 18, 2019, 10:38:14 PM
i paid £400 for a second pump in october last year

was tempted by the delete kit, but opted against it in the end

paid abt £800 for labour which included stripping the engine....my timing chain had jumped a couple of teeth after my oil pump failed

Re: Matts Mk5 gti Nurburgring /daily /track car
Last Poster: GTiWILL in Members Rides on June 18, 2019, 07:34:31 PM
Looks great that!

Re: votex front splitter
Last Poster: Bad-vw-boy in Mk5 General Area on June 18, 2019, 07:16:04 PM
thanks for that , I have looked at Maxton , but it is slightly different to the votex version, as is the ed 30

Re: Tein coilovers
Last Poster: andyR43 in Mk5 General Area on June 18, 2019, 11:26:45 AM
Not had them on a golf but had them on a 600hp GTR and they worked very well. I had Tein Superstreets with EDFC (Electronic Damp Force Control) making them easily adjustable.  :happy2:

Re: Searching for a set of R32/R/S3 REAR brake calipers
Last Poster: v4rley in Wanted on June 18, 2019, 07:10:41 AM
Hey Jon

Great thanks for the smooth transaction. Enjoy the mk5  :happy2:

car jerking when coming off accelerator
Last Poster: hamzaLeroy1 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on June 17, 2019, 11:18:39 PM
Hi guys this is my first time posting here I was just after some ideas as to why my car is jerking when I come off the accelerator and if I'm going quite slow like round an island I was wondering if anyone else has had a problem like this before. Going to plug it in on weds but just thinking maybe someone experienced it before and knew a fix thanks.

RNS 510
Last Poster: Eighteen88 in Mk5 General Area on June 17, 2019, 08:59:05 PM
The stereo in my car isn’t DAB :( I wanting to upgrade it so that it is, can anyone point me in the right direction on how I can do this?


RNS 510 Non-DAB
Last Poster: Eighteen88 in Sat Nav and Car Audio on June 17, 2019, 07:26:25 PM
The stereo in my car isn’t DAB :( I wanting to upgrade it so that it is, can anyone point me in the right direction on how I can do this?


Re: low tyre pressure warning
Last Poster: Dave Y in Mk5 General Area on June 17, 2019, 07:16:31 PM
your learn something new everyday


17" OEM BBS Monza Alloys
Single Image
    Location: Kent, Sittingbourne
    Collection Only

    Hi All,

    I tried posting these the other night but couldn't as photobucket is a paid for site now and I rarely have a need to post pics these days.

    So appologies in advance for a link, but I've put my wheels up on ebay as I need a quick sale on these.

    Nothing wrong with them, just cosmeticly seen better days. They came with my car, ran just fine, the finish wasnt amazing but I wasnt going to rush to refurb them, then I stupidly scraped them whilst parking so as on the listing, bought another set and refurbished those so I could still use my car whilst they were being done.

    Since then I kept them as spares but don't have the space to keep them any more due to moving so need them shifted.

    let me know if you want them or to do a deal and wrap it up early.

    thanks in advance



    I'm also trying to shift some bmw 1 series Msport wheels if any one is interested in those, also on my ebay sellers items.

    cheers folks
    Set of 5 VW Motorsport/ATS 18" Wheels in Gloss Black
    Location: Kingston
    Collection Only

    A set of 5 Genuine Volkswagen Motorsport 18” Alloy Wheels

    The wheels are 18”x7.5" 5x112 in a Gloss Black finish and were an option wheel for the Golf Mk5. I ran them on my car for around 2 weeks before returning to the originals

    Wheels 1-3 were bought Brand New from VW

    Wheel 4 was freshly refurbed before being fitted

    Wheel 5 was also refurbed but never ran. The lip of the wheel has been repaired (see pics) and put on a balancer to check for wobbles etc but never ran on the vehicle.

    Each wheel will be supplied with the genuine VW centre caps. The wheels retail at over £1100 so grab yourself a bargain! Any questions or for more pictures please message me.


    Brand New Genuine Edition 30 Rear Boot Badge
    Single Image
      Location: Surrey
      Postage: £0.00
      Delivery Only

      Brand New Genuine Edition 30 Rear Boot Badge

      £22 free delivery in the UK

      PM me if interested, cheers!

      GTi Dsg For Parts Full Car
      Location: Wicklow Ireland
      Postage: £10.00
      Delivery or Collection

      As title folks,

      Blew the bottom end on this so parts are up for grabs, I'll get pics with my username tomorrow when I'm back in the yard.

      Factory Spec:

      Auto-dimming rear view mirror
      Rain Sensing wipers
      Factory Fitted Aero wipers
      Electric mirrors
      Electric windows all round
      Winter pack (consists of Heated front seats, Headlight washers and heated mirrors)
      Coming home / Leaving home lights
      ISO FIX
      Blue tinted factory glass
      Projector Style Fogs
      Full Cream Leather Interior, heated front seats
      Dual Climate Control
      Standard GTi headlights
      DSG Gear Box
      Metallic Steel Grey

      Black Vinyl roof
      Colour coded front, side & rear plastics
      Mirrors sprayed gloss black with genuine carbon covers
      Smoked In Pro side repeaters
      2 sets of mats, black & cream
      Centre console bottle opener
      18” OZ ABT 2 Piece Splits
      (Multi Function Steering Wheel with Paddles Retro-fitted)
      DSG Paddle Extensions
      Rev C Diverter Valve (2 months old)
      De-badged Front Grill
      Standard VW Grill

      Prices are:
      Oz alloys 1250
      Gti brakes 200
      Front bumper 250
      Fogs 100
      Rear bumper 150
      Side skirts 150
      Bonnet 100
      Wings 70
      Doors 100
      Gti headlights 250
      Tail lights (standard red) 100
      Bootlid 100
      Exhaust 200
      Leather 600
      Gti suspension 150
      Dsg gearbox 800
      Turbo 350
      Injectors 200
      Coil packs 80
      Auto dim mirror 150
      Gti ecu 150
      Gti clocks 100
      Drives 50
      Wishbones 40
      Gti engine cover 50
      Tfsi head 300t
      Badgless grille 100

      These are the parts I'm keeping:
      Valeo led's
      R32 brakes
      Evolution intake
      Turbo back Milltek
      Power flexed front end
      R8 coil packs
      Dressing caps
      H&R cup kit.
      All these parts are gone but standard versions are still available.


      Text below for more enquiries, the full car is for parts, thanks.

      Parts are located in Wicklow Ireland but I can courier parts.

      Ph:00353877641555 whatsapp is prob easiest.
      Location: doncaster
      Collection Only