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Re: Strange intermitten misfire like symptoms
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:53:44 PM
Have you got access to vcds?

Re: Advice needed.
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:51:41 PM
The washer is fixed to the plug hence you're meant to change the plug every time you removed it, should be plenty for sale on eBay.

Re: Urgent help with Front Seats
Last Poster: jaffa in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:53:39 PM
When I swapped my leather for mk6 gtd seats the airbag connector didn’t match up either I just went to vw and got the correct one and swapped it over worked perfectly

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Re: smoked indicator disaster
Last Poster: Dave Y in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:01:50 PM
I rang them they said yes we have one. I drove there it was the wrong one .

Re: Unleaded or Superunleaded
Last Poster: PatchySan in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:47:48 PM
Dan - as far as im aware, Costco used to sell 97 Super Unleaded but now 99 Ron - it certainly the case at Costco Chadderton and Trafford.

My local Costco used to sell 99 RON Super Unleaded, went back there a few days ago to top up and was wondering why the fuel ha

Re: After a CAN Gateway
Last Poster: PatchySan in Mk5 General Area on Today at 02:40:19 PM
As you're using a third party XTRONS unit you probably could get away with the older Canbus Gateway but I can't verify as I have an OEM RCD330 in mine with the updated 7N0 gateway.

Though you could modify the unit wires to prevent battery draining in standby position, see here for info.

Re: TPS wont sell to private customer anymore?
Last Poster: amanda in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:35:07 PM
It's all a bit silly really.  My TPS is right behind my dealer  :grin

So is mine and my dealer knows I use Tps so they give me the same discount.............they also (my dealer) give me old girl rates which now makes my dealers rates almost as good as an indie but I g

Re: Oil Filter socket size
Last Poster: Pudding in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 11:49:29 AM
Lol, that cover just comes off dead easy on mine, no biggy at all  :grin:  Maybe yours was cheesed up by mole grips by a previous owner.  

Re: Suspension Upgrade
Last Poster: Pudding in Performance Modifications on Today at 11:46:55 AM
55mm is the girth of the shock absorber, which you can measure if you have a set of calipers.  As AJP said, all but the very earliest of GTIs will have the girthier 55mm size  :happy2:  A wider strut allows more oil capacity and a bigger piston, which gives better damping  :smiley:

The Racingline kit is great for daily cruising and is cost effective, but it runs out of t

Re: MK7 GTI Art Velour seats into my GTI MK5?
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:33:38 AM
I meant the fronts  :happy2:    The only rear seats close to fitting in a MK5 are MK6 ones.

Re: Mayonaise under oil cap
Last Poster: Pudding in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:28:45 AM
Mayo is just condensation.  ALL cars do it.  Hot crank case air and oil vapours rise to the coldest part of the engine and emulsify. 

It happens on mine and I do 60 miles a day.  The summer months will get rid of it as engine warm up is a lot faster.

Head gasket failure is extremely rare on engines with MLS head gaskets, which have been standard fitment for n

Re: Best sounding intake
Last Poster: colesey in Performance Modifications on Today at 05:35:25 AM
@Absolute - is just a mounting dowel that needs drilling on the TTRS pressure plate and you should use an original / TDi friction disc with the correct spline mounting. Is worth googling diy RSR clutch kit to get more insight and parts numbers etc.

Another clutch option is the new stage 2 kit offered by ECS.  As the SMF is still moderately heavy, it should give a decent

Re: Full mot but catless
Last Poster: amanda in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:41:11 PM
@ Chesto

You need to watch more vids...........layer cake does not have a b5 Rs4 as a star  :booty: a2.5 non turbo isnt that special :rolleye:

Something a bit faster and more special as it’s twin turbo and very much a sleeper!

Re: ED30 Number 2260 SOLD
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:55:18 AM
wont be long, you'll want to buy another.. I did! (not an eddy though)

Re: Retrofit mk5 steering controls
Last Poster: absolute in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:25:03 AM
Do you have a standard steering wheel at the moment? Don't think you can just retrofit the buttons and module into a standard one, unless you have the cutouts for the buttons?

A lad on here cut his up like a prison snitch @ https://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=95667.0. Wasn't tempted myself, don't think it's a very good method at all.

The button

Re: VW golf gti mk5 strange noise after camshaft chain changed
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:07:38 AM
hi mate, that doesn't sound good at all does it! and very strange!

Even with the genuine tools, your cams will/can still move slightly and can indeed knock it out a tooth! Trust me.. I know!

When I was out a tooth you could hear the engine misfire every few seconds. start your engine and once idle has settled listen for a miss! you'll know if its out a tooth!

Re: VW breaker.
Last Poster: ady-uk in Random Chat on Yesterday at 08:29:47 AM

needing a new dash due to immo fault.  I'd talk to Alex, near Redditch

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Mk5 General Area on March 21, 2019, 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 March 21, 2019, 10:40:40 PM
Mines going up for sale manual but a great car 07752344726 ta Andy

Re: Need to get an item on the for sale board?
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on March 21, 2019, 09:00:04 PM
Emailed you cheers.


Barely used GTI luxury tailored floor mat set - Mk5/6 DSG. 5 door
Location: Loughborough
Postage: £5.00
Delivery or Collection

I bought these floor mats when I first got the car last September but decided within a couple of months to buy OEM ones. They are very good mats with a GTI logo. Black with red stitching. Almost as new.

ONO. Prefer to have them picked up (loughborough) but can post. Purchased for £39.99 so grab yourself a bargain.
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