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on February 25, 2024, 11:16:50 am
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Its been over a year since our last request for donations. The forum kitty is empty again  :scared:

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Re: Forum Donations 2024
Last Poster: Andy in Announcements on Yesterday at 08:01:16 pm

Re: Mk6 1.6tdi
Last Poster: Mk60ben in MK6 Members Rides on Yesterday at 07:39:32 pm
Thanks. Buy rasing the suspension

Re: Passenger door wont open?
Last Poster: mike1581 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 04:24:12 pm
Try this; unlock the doors ensuring the passenger side did unlock. Now push the '#039thumb'#039 part of the outside door handle (the part which may have the key barrel in) and push hard into the door until it clicks. If it does click, your door should open. You can then go ahead and get the necessary mechanism

Re: stage 1 with sports cat
Last Poster: OllieVRS in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 03:05:58 pm
A 200cel sports cat sounds lovely even with the rest of the exhaust being completely stock. Ever so slightly slouder but you wouldn'#039t notice it unless you were driving with the windows down. It gives the exhaust note a nice rasp, not the annoying 1.0 fiesta type but the performance engine type.

I'#039ve got one from MPDevelopments and it sounds great, no drone. Rest of exh

Re: Shakey Cold Start
Last Poster: OllieVRS in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 03:01:02 pm
Managed to get an intake cam for €50 off a friend whose vrs had low oil pressure and left a nice hole in his block. Initially was sceptical because of the oil pressure possibly wrecking it but it looks much better than mine.

Here'#039s some pics


Re: Drivers window switch
Last Poster: terrier in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 10:34:08 am
Have you tried press and hold up and down No release till fully open then closed

Re: Attention ED30 and Pirelli edition DSG owners
Last Poster: rsbelly in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:54:46 am
Just for further information we decided to use the flywheel from the Edition 35, just because it’s closer to the original power of the Edition 30/Pirelli.

VW part no 06F105266A (Edition 35)

ED30 not reaching temperature
Last Poster: MrChin in Mk5 General Area on March 01, 2024, 07:53:34 pm
Hi - I have an 2007 Edition 30 DSG that will not reach temperature. nbsp It takes a long time to warm up and normally reaches 75-80, will get to 90 on extended runs but will drop down again. nbsp To try to fix this the main thermostat was replaced along with both the coolant temperature sensors and then the DSG inline. nbsp The main thermostat was a BEHR MAHLE TI 6 80, part number 06F121111

Re: Graphite Blue GTI Build Thread
Last Poster: mk1_dave in Members Rides on March 01, 2024, 04:12:32 pm
Over the last few months I had been gathering parts to give the front of the car a major overhaul which included all new bushes, bearings, brakes and suspension components. I also had a rattle coming from the front of the car that sounded like it was coming from the steering rack, due to this it was the perfect time to install a refurbished rack while everything was off the car. I

Re: New member with ed30!
Last Poster: Aleksandar in Members Rides on February 29, 2024, 07:36:27 pm

Re: Can't Communicate with Rear nearside Passenger Door - Golf GTI Mark V 2007
Last Poster: GreigC in Mk5 General Area on February 29, 2024, 03:33:07 pm
hi, thanks for the response. your images are for the rear passenger door, which has one wiring harness that runs from the locking module (your bottom image) down through the rubber boot (your top image). i replaced that harness. i also replaced the similar harness for the driver’s door- both ne

Re: Glow plug issue
Last Poster: Tdigadge in Technical Workshop on February 29, 2024, 12:52:08 pm
Alright guys, I know I'm bumping an old thread here but I'm in this very position and after the same info if anyone still has it.. Also what was the outcome? Cheers

Last Poster: Mk60ben in New Member Intro's on February 28, 2024, 07:54:27 pm
Newbie to the forum.

Forum keeps coming up on google searches ive been doing for modification research.

Learned alot of intresting information from this forum thank you.

So decided to offically joing up to mske searches easier and hopefully help some of you guys out.

Im from trowbridge, wiltshire.

Own a mk6 1.6tdi that iv

Alloy Hubs
Last Poster: Mk60ben in MK6 Modifications & Technical Area on February 28, 2024, 07:47:52 pm
Anyone running 8S front hubs?
Anyone running 8J rear hubs?

Anyone running TTRS 4pots. With 370mm discs?
Last Poster: Mk60ben in MK6 Modifications & Technical Area on February 28, 2024, 07:42:42 pm
Anyone running TTRS 4pots. With 370mm discs?

Will they fit under 18" alloys?
Whats a good road pad that can also cope with track days?

Brake Upgrade
Last Poster: fakie1977 in Mk5 General Area on February 27, 2024, 01:58:53 pm
I have a set of unpainted R32 front carriers if that helps (managed to get a set of painted ones afterwards). Not sure if they are different to the MK7 ones. Let me know.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Re: Windscreen washer system parts numbers
Last Poster: BristolBoy in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on February 27, 2024, 12:45:52 pm
Thanks very much fakie1977, that looks like it will be really helpful.  I'll check it out properly later.

Re: Adolf the Golf
Last Poster: Clarky in Members Rides on February 27, 2024, 12:02:20 pm
Decided to give the front arch liners and under trays a proper good clean up while they were out and the car had a wash too. Just need to find front and rear alloy hubs, wishbones, better calipers, sort the rust, sort the curbed wheel, the headliner, and then I'#039ll settle down a bit! Mk5 Golf= Forth bridge.[img width=786 height=589]

Drive Belt/Tensioner/Pulley/Bearing Squeal?
Last Poster: brendanb in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on February 27, 2024, 07:15:11 am
Hello, I have a 2006 GTI with the FSI engine and I'#039ve been dealing with this squealing that happens only under load, such as when blipping the throttle.

My drive belt was just replaced today by a shop, and this issue happened before and continues to happen now. It never happens on startup or under normal dr

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: GreigC in Mk5 General Area on February 26, 2024, 09:02:04 pm
I replaced the third brake light on my GTI as the original had failed on some of the LEDS and had an advisory on the MOT.

You have to destroy the original and grab it out the spoiler then refit.

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTi Edition 30 - Steel Grey - 5 Door - Stage 2+ (DSG)
Location: West London
Collection Only

Hi all,

For sale is my 2008 Volkswagen Golf GTi Edition 30 (DSG). I am the 2nd owner from new and have owned the car since November 2021. The car was near enough stock when I purchased it and I have upgraded it in my ownership.

- 5 door.
- DSG.
- Steel Grey.
- 76,000 miles (will rise as still in use).
- FSH - last serviced December 2023.
- MOT - Expires 7th March 2025.
- Xenons.
- Heated seats.
- Highline MFD.
- Arm rest.
- RNS510.
- Folding mirrors (heated).
- Rear parking sensors.

In my ownership I have had the following maintenence completed:

- Serviced 3 times (2 full services, one oil and filter change).
- Cambelt and waterpump.
- Thermostat replaced.
- DSG service.
- Genuine cam chain and tensioner.
- Genuine cam follower changed at every service.
- Genuine oil pick up pipe.
- Rocker cover gasket.
- Genuine PCV.
- Genuine Diverter valve.
- Subframe spacer kit.
- Brake vacuum gasket.
- Varta E44 heavy duty battery.
- New rear wiper switch.
- New folding mirror switch.

Upgrades/modifications are as follows:

- Brodit angled mount.
- Suede retrimmed headliner.
- Wheel finesse steering wheel wrap.
- Ram air oversized induction kit.
- Turbo back exhaust comprising of an MPD developments downpipe with sports cat and a Miltek cat back.
- VIS Stage 3 HPFP internals.
- Genuine R8 coilpacks.
- MK7 Golf Gti performance front calipers, discs and pads.
- Tuning technics Stage 2+ lite remap (approximately 355-360bhp).
- Tuning Technics DSG remap.
- H&R front and rear anti roll bars - fitted December 2023.
- Whole car has had Powerflex bushes installed in December 2023.
- Super pro anti lift kit - fitted December 2023.
- AP coilovers (top mounts replaced all around at the same time), fitted December 2023.
- All rear control arms replaced (December 2023).
- Geo By Luke fast road alignment (December 2023).
- Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres all around.

I've just spent circa £2.5k on the suspension components refresh.

I have spared no expense on ensuring the car is mechanically sound.

Being honest, the car could do with the wheels being refurbished. There is general wear and tear on the car which is expected for the age, the car is approaching 16 years old. There are some minor dents and scratches. The front end does have some stone chips. The inner sills have some slight blistering to the paint. The MFSW buttons work intermittently but I have bought the new control module but haven't had this fitted yet. The cruise control is also intermittent and I have purchased a new stalk, but haven't fitted this yet. Parts will be included in the sale, or if I have time, I will get them installed before sale.. Front and rear dash cams & pioneer double din are not included in the sale.

If you are looking for a well sorted car which mechanically has been looked after well, this is a good car to purchase.

I am in no rush to sell, only considering selling to upgrading. No part exchanges please.

The pictures are prior to the installation of the coilovers, I will upload new pictures once I have detailed the car.

I'm looking for £11,495.00, I paid just under this when I bought the car stock.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Kind regards,

2 x Mk5 Gtis being broken, West Midlands
Location: Walsall, West Midlands
Postage: £0.00
Delivery or Collection

I have, in annoying and frustrating circumstances, ended up with 2 Black Gtis that are both dead on my drive, both for engine reasons, so I couldnt even get away with making a good one out of the two, and have had to replace them both with an R32!

I will start pulling them apart and will list stuff separately as I have the chance, however, due to lots of stuff that is going on at the minute, that may take me ages, so I thought a general post about both being broken may be helpful for anyone who is after specific bits etc.

One is an 05 5 door, block and head are totally scrap.  Was in daily use until a couple of months back when the engine lunched itself.  Pretty much all standard.  Of note off the top of my head has:
- Heated Leathers in decent condition
- Standard Grey Leather Gti Steering wheel
- 17" Monzas with decent Tyres
-  Midline Clocks
- Generally things are pretty tidy, so anyone who needs standard bits like engine cover, trim, light covers etc etc etc, they might be of use to you.

One is an 06 3 door, with a few more tasty bits and pieces on, but that has been sat for longer.  Again, engine itself is lunched.  Again, from the top of my head there is:

- Heated Cloth interior in not bad condition
- Black MFSW
- Cat Back Stainless, although the cat itself was getting borderline on MOT passes, so maybe just the backbox of use
- 18" Monzas
- Neuspeed Intake
- Twintercooler Setup
- Reversing sensor setup rear bumper etc
- Highline clocks

There will be other decent bits on both - As I say, I am working a bit off memory at the minute.

I just need the cars gone, so once I get started, really I just need it all out the way, so not especially bothered about getting top dollar for bits, I just need the space back, but know that the bits on them both are too good to let go for scrap.

I am based just outside Walsall in the West Midlands, but work in Cardiff, so go there most weeks, and am happy to take stuff there (or meet people in between).

Shout if any questions, and as I actually get stuff off I will get pictures up, but if people want me to get pictures of anything specific, let me know and I can do.  I am actually listing this right now when I am away from home with work for a few days, as thats the only way I actually get time to, but feel free to send me questions etc and Ill answer best I can, then send pics when I get back.

I dont love posting car bits out - There is too much room for stuff to get damaged, go missing etc  - I would much rather collections, or meet you somewhere etc in an ideal world, but it can possibly be arranged on some stuff.

Complete set of MK5 GTi rear lamps
Location: Milton Keynes
Collection Only

A complete genuine set of rear lamps in excellent condition for golf MK5.
There are for GTi model.
Calico Coated Rod Bearing Set for VW (IE rods)
Single Image
    Location: FL, USA
    Postage: £0.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Brand new Calico Coated Rod Bearing Set for VW/Audi 4CYL With IE Rods

    IMPORTANT: Factory rods do not accept tang bearings and are not compatible, these are for use when installing with IE Rods only

    I have IE Forged rods also for sale; PM if interested in both and we could work a deal.

    Doing local pickups preferably but can post as well.
    Located in Miami, Florida

    More info on bearings:
    IE Forged Drop-In Connecting Rods VW Audi 144x20
    Single Image
      Location: FL, USA
      Postage: £0.00
      Delivery or Collection

      Brand new - vaccuum sealed in original box
      Fits MK5/B7 FSI 2.0T EA113 With Stock Pistons

      Also selling a Calico Rod bearing set to go with it. Please PM me if interested in both items and we could work a deal.
      Preferably local pickups but can post as well.
      Location: Miami, FL.

      More info on rods:
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