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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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Recommended engine oil?
Last Poster: FastSchnitzel41 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:43:46 AM
Hi guys, I don't have a service manual so was wondering what the manufacturer recommended engine oil is for the mk5 GTI? Unmodified.

The previous owner said he always used Halfords 5w-30 (I think) but in the past I've used Catrol Edge FST stuff.... what's best for these engines?


Re: Coilovers!
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:27:20 PM
How many miles have your current dampers covered?

Damian @ DPM Performance
Mine, Bilstein B8's, have 100k miles on them now.

My oem; three were leaking at 58k miles...22k miles with oem springs and 34k miles with eibach sportlines mounted. Switched to this cu

Deano Graphite Blue GTI
Last Poster: Barbarahaw in Members Rides on Yesterday at 08:20:05 PM
Thanks guys, I’m chuffed with it.
Errr you may as well of spoken in tongues there haha I just used the blue link under the text box, how do I use this hotline forum?
But thanks for the heads up

Re: intake cam shaft
Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:06:52 PM
I dont think so.... although I am happy to be wrong. v :smiley:

My tornado gti
Last Poster: Nancymut in Members Rides on Yesterday at 08:05:26 PM
Why not come to santa pod next Sunday join me and my mate tornado red mk2 gti both standard no mods.

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Re: Castrol Edge 5w30 - Aldi
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:51:43 PM
Defo worth it for top ups, after all.. these cars are very oil thirsty! And usually those 1L are around the £10-12 area. Good spot and thanks for sharing Richtung ;-)

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Re: VAG COM in West London
Last Poster: ahsan82 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:39:55 PM
cheers mate

going up to see him next saturday.

Re: Bucket Seats + Seatbelts
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:36:15 PM
I fitted a bucket seat.in mine recently. You can strip the drivers female seat belt bit that you clip your seatbelt into from the factory seat. That part has a hole in the bottom that you can fix to the floor using one of the origanl bolts that held the original seat to the floor.

Re: Depo projectors.
Last Poster: Stig_gti in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 06:07:11 PM
Are look in to a set then might be the easier option

Re: Prang and insurance claim
Last Poster: GTI DAZ in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:54:36 PM
you should contact your insurance regardless as you've had an indecent, you'll need to inform them of what happened and why ect and give them the details of the other insurance, do not speak to the other directly, you pay insurance so let them handle it all. thats my experience of it.

Re: H&R lowering springs
Last Poster: MIJ_JAGGER in Wanted on Yesterday at 01:48:10 PM
Or where’s the cheapest place to get em?

New Battery Time - Duracell Perhaps???
Last Poster: Juliand in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 01:44:08 PM
I'm thinking of replacing my battery, before the winter sets in, and just spotted that Tanya now do a Duracell  DA 72 , giving 72 AH and CCA of 700, with 4 year warranty. £97 delivered......

Prior to looking I was thinking of VARTA E43  72 AH and 680 CCA , 4 year warranty, £79 delivered (£18 difference for a few extra CCA's?)

Any thoughts or experience with th

Re: Best aftermarket (not too expernsive) double din stereo?
Last Poster: GVK in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Yesterday at 11:37:06 AM
Quick scan of ebay found these - https://tinyurl.com/y2sfw3j2

Re: Radiator fans starts running intermittent
Last Poster: GVK in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 10:57:14 AM
Fan will usually cut in with AC yes.

Indicator light
Last Poster: Nomey in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 12:14:18 AM
I’ve got a golf mk5 gti and I’ve been using the indicators as Drls. So basically the left side indicator has stopped working I have even changed the bulb but it seems the housing has melted, does anyone know if I could fix this Or would I have to buy a new headlight unit. Thanks

Saved from the scrap heap 150000 mile MK5 GTI
Last Poster: Susanthors in Members Rides on October 16, 2019, 11:15:15 PM
borbets didnt think of them tbh.. just looking for bbs or ats cups etc.. what do you think will get for the teardrops?? been fully refurbed with new tyres..

Turboback Exhaust
Last Poster: Northern_ED30 in Wanted on October 16, 2019, 10:09:02 PM
Looking for a turboback exhaust.

No preference on brand and/or sport cat or catless.

Re: Help clocks dead
Last Poster: GVK in Mk5 General Area on October 16, 2019, 09:25:24 PM
You can get your's repaired by ECU testing than you won't need programming.


Re: Intake air leak P2279!
Last Poster: Northern_ED30 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on October 16, 2019, 08:33:46 PM
Just been out and changed the PCV seeing as though I've bought a new one, may as well.

The date code on the old one was august 2018, so i doubt it'd failed, but hey it's changed now.
Checked all the lines around the PCV, checked what I think the brake booster pipe and all looks good.

I've seen the Hamza video you're referring to, if i blow softly on the P

Re: Best tyres (not too expensive)
Last Poster: FastSchnitzel41 in Mk5 General Area on October 16, 2019, 08:29:31 PM
cheers guys


H&R 15mm 5x112 57.1mm Hubcebtric Spacers in Black
Location: Tolworth
Postage: £5.00
Delivery or Collection

H&R 15mm 5x112 57.1 Hubcentric spacers. Run on the car for about 60 miles.

In original box. £55 plus £5 postage in the UK.

Any questions or for more pictures just drop me a message.

R32 rear lights
Location: Surbiton
Collection Only

Genuine mk5 r32 rear lights that came off my car when I bought valeos.
They are in reasonable condition and do have a few scratches and marks on them.
I’m sure with a quick refurb they will be good as new.
Collection only.

Volkswagen GOLF (MK5) GTI 2006. FSH. Fully Loaded. Excellent Condition, 250bhp
Location: Norwich
Collection Only

MOT until 24/04/20

Located in Norwich

91k miles

I am the 4th owner and have owned the car for 4 years. I have improved the car with some choice modifications which improve drive-ability and power delivery. These cars can suffer from wheel hop and torque steer which has been eliminated on this car. It also breaths a lot freer and the power deliver is what it should have been out of the factory. Its very nippy to say the least!

The car has been maintained meticulously with all common fault parts such as thermostat and rear calipers replaced. It also has the latest revision PCV and an uprated diverter valve. Please see service history below for full list.

The car is currently faultless and drives superbly.

Full service history with stamped service book:

VW dealership - Interval service - 27/02/07
VW dealership - Interval service inspection - 19/02/08
VW dealership - Interval service - 27/02/09
VW dealership - Interval service inspection - 25/10/10
VW dealership - Interval service - 19/10/11
VW dealership - Interval service inspection - 08/10/12
VW dealership - Interval service - 23/9/13
VW specialist - Cambelt and tensioner changed - 07/11/13
VW specialist -  Interval service inspection - 14/10/14
Dealership -  Interval service inspection - 31/10/15
Oil change, cabin filter, new coils, GFB DV+ diverter valve, latest revision PCV  - 11/11/16
Oil change, cabin filter, spark plugs - 05/01/17
Oil change, cabin filter - 07/01/18
Oil change, cabin filter - 22/03/19

Stock equipment

6 speed manual
2 keys
Auto xenon headlights
Auto wipers
Cruise control
Heated leather interior
Multifunction steering wheel
Climate control
Double din touch screen CD player with DAB, bluetooth and handsfree


Ramair induction kit with heat shields
Recently upgraded R8 coil packs and plugs
Latest revision PCV
New airflow sensor
GFB DV+ diverter valve
Revo stage 1 map with SPS controller
New thermostat
Forge short shifter


Whiteline Anti lift kit
Dogbone insert
Racingline shocks and springs (20mm drop) - less than 10k miles old and more comfortable than stock suspension
New top mounts
New front wheel bearings
Full 4 wheel alignment


New front discs and Brembo pads
New rear calipers and Brembo pads


Goodyear Eagle F1s with good amount of tread
TTS Engine Cover
Location: Southampton
Postage: £10.00
Delivery or Collection

Audi TTS engine cover and mounting Pins. Currently, £140 from AKS.

In great condition

Local pickup is also an option
Canbus Gateway
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    Location: Surbiton
    Postage: £5.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Canbus gateway for sale, I bought a few years ago but never used it.
    I believe this canbus can resolve the annoying battery drain issue that can
    Occur when installing an upgraded rns510.
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