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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: bobby_fodge in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 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 Yesterday at 10:40:40 PM
Mines going up for sale manual but a great car 07752344726 ta Andy

Re: Full mot but catless
Last Poster: Chesto18 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:10:45 PM
Indeed it is, and always has been, but I have no conscience where that is concerned.  If they hand me a pass certificate, all is well  :grin:   People on here bash out their cats all the time and still get a pass  :sm

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

Re: Advice needed.
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:38:14 PM
I bought a new pipe. You also clean the sump out whilst  it's off.

Re: MK7 GTI Art Velour seats into my GTI MK5?
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 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.

Re: How To: Mk5 Heated Seats Retrofit
Last Poster: hussnainh8 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 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: 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!

Re: Remap pros and cons
Last Poster: Chesto18 in Mk5 General Area on March 20, 2019, 08:10:20 PM
Does Stage 1 account for more flow with a TBE?

As soon as I put on my new PS4's on the front I noticed a stark difference in grippyness.

Nah, stage 1 is written specifically for

Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Technical Workshop on March 20, 2019, 06:08:09 PM
Are Castrol still playing that stupid game?   Partly why I stopped buying their oil years ago.  Apart from my MK1 GTI which took 3.5 litres with a filter change, I've never owned a car since that takes less than 4.5 litres.

According to my recent research it now seems that c

Re: ChrisGT's Black 5 door GT TDI 170
Last Poster: ChrisGT in Members Rides on March 20, 2019, 04:05:15 PM
Some more maintenance the last few days.

Had a sticking front right caliper. Brakes were getting pretty hot so didn't want to damage them. I wondered if it might just be the pad slides being dirty so cleaned them up and regreased everything but still sticking. Pushed the piston further out on the caliper and could see it was getting quite corroded behind the dust seal s

Re: Lack of boost after driving through a flood...
Last Poster: muff1991 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on March 20, 2019, 11:55:50 AM
if the car hasn't corrected itself yet.. then take the terminals off the battery and leave the car to stand dead for half an hour or more. this will reset the ECU and i'd pretty confidently say it will sort the car.

I had a similar thing way back on a different car.

Re: Speedometer Not working
Last Poster: Pudding in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on March 20, 2019, 10:56:19 AM
The ABS ECU sends the vehicle speed signal to the cluster.  Might be worth checking that module for codes also.

Re: Loss of power
Last Poster: Pudding in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on March 20, 2019, 10:53:43 AM
Interesting!  I reckon the pedal potentiometers develop a dead spot, which the ECU can work around up to a point.....and then throws a code when it can't.   I think in VCDS you can plot the pedal movement in the graphs section.  You will see if there's a dead spot with that.  Same thing happens to in-tank fuel pumps.  Sometimes you can whack the petrol tank with a hammer, which wil

Re: ** Best 'Top Mount' Advice Needed - Jetta / Mk5 **
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on March 20, 2019, 10:34:12 AM
AKS sell the complete kit - https://www.akstuning.co.uk/top-mounts/562-genuine-ttrs-top-mounts.html

When fitting new top mounts, remember there is a correct orientation to use.  There should be a little

New to the Forum
Last Poster: Trow81 in Mk5 General Area on March 20, 2019, 09:25:29 AM
Welcome to the group pal U will find lots of useful threads and help from the members. I’m also running a a Tornado Red ED30 best colour

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Re: New car...
Last Poster: Pudding in Random Chat on March 19, 2019, 05:22:00 PM
Random Chat is probably not the best sub forum to sell a car in  :grin:

Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 7th track day at Estoril
Last Poster: Pudding in Members Rides on March 19, 2019, 04:40:35 PM
I've read the DW65 doesn't fit in the later LPFPs with no lid.  Are you running that with the OEM controller?  Any surging problems with a low fuel level?

I ordered an used pump that can be op

Re: In tank pump part number?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on March 19, 2019, 04:26:47 PM
Just bought one from ebay.de for £120. TPS wanted £200.

Shoduchi fitted DeatschWerks DW65v LPFP, it's over £250 though.

Yup.  Pretty sure it's just a rebadged Walbro, which makes it very expensive indeed, for what it is.  As I say, that pump only fits in early


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