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on February 25, 2024, 11:16:50 am
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VW Golf MK5 2006
Last Poster: AntonB in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:31:26 am
Hello! I’m having this strange whining sound just when starting up my MK5 everytime just wondering If anyone knows If this Is normal or what might be causing this. Appreciate all replys.

running rich and lpfp low pressure at high rpm
Last Poster: jolozj in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on April 14, 2024, 09:52:22 pm
Hello, as noted in the title, I am facing two issues. My car has been tuned on two different maps (stage 3) by two different tuning specialists. The same problem persists across every tune. At high RPMs, the pressure in the LPFP (low-pressure fuel pump) significantly drops. I have installed both a new LPFP and a new module (both by Pierburg), yet the issue remains unchanged. I then

Re: HOW TO: Replace Faulty Door Lock Module
Last Poster: Wilywalt in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on April 14, 2024, 12:41:26 pm
Just want to say a big thank you for the guide, helped immensely with changing the lock on a VWGolf Plus 2006, though a little longer as I had to use an angle grinder on the lock bolts having sucked in a large breath! Lost the small rubber that held the handle chassis but easily replaced.

Note that the issue was the "quotred"quot lever was not fully engaging when using the re

Re: Good respray Tornado Red for door and bonnet.
Last Poster: madnemo in Mk5 General Area on April 14, 2024, 12:04:42 pm
There's a very good bodyshop in north london/Hertfordshire. Heart and soul paintwork. Mainly do alot of vw resto/show cars etc

Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
Last Poster: madnemo in Members Rides on April 14, 2024, 10:20:54 am
Your shadow blue gti is immaculate 💙🔥. Just read all 5pages and its an inspiration too get my shadow blue to your standard 🙂

Re: K04 Conversion - Do you ever regret it? How is it for daily driving?
Last Poster: K03MK5 in Mk5 General Area on April 13, 2024, 10:35:26 pm
Recently completed the build with a used k04 turbo apparently from a 66k S3. nbsp Was running fine for 2 months before the build was complete. A month down the line and the thrustmaster bearing had smashed to bits. Got it rebuilt with an uprated bearing and touchwood its been great. nbsp Am I right in thinking this was down to a poor custom tune? The mapping company suggested a brandnew

GTI grill badge
Last Poster: TheBALDpuma in Mk5 General Area on April 13, 2024, 01:17:00 pm
I managed to break mine trying to transfer it to the new grill, but I can't seem to find an exact match without going to VW - and they want best part of £50! Anyone know where to get a good one on the aftermarket?

Re: Question for those that have had their sills replaced
Last Poster: Marticus in Mk5 General Area on April 13, 2024, 12:28:52 pm
Fitting part 9 would have to be perfect or the skirts wouldnt sit correcty. OCD would kick in nbsp :scared: :scared:

Yeah exactly, that'#039s why I was hoping there is a version of the sills pre drilled or at least marked for the screws, it would be near impossible to get it righ

Re: Metallic sound from engine, possible timing stretch?
Last Poster: hcmzah in Mk5 General Area on April 12, 2024, 04:53:38 pm
Thanks for the response, I did end up doing the chain and tensioner along with the adjuster and it'#039s now a lot quieter and the sound has gone.
However, I did hear a lot of ticking from the purge valve, so I put back my old one and that'#039s also a lot quieter

Reason I changed the purge valve initially was because of the P0441 code but that was due to needing a new ch

Re: GTI grill replacement
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on April 12, 2024, 10:55:19 am
Forgot to say I put some c4 on the unpainted bits which has lasted well.

Re: What hose is underneath the vacuum pump?
Last Poster: terrier in Mk5 General Area on April 11, 2024, 05:29:56 pm
Good excuse to replace the coolant and temp sensor :happy2:
 M e giving advice when ive had this and a duel pump sitting in the shed for 4 months :grin: :grin:

Re: New member
Last Poster: Clarky in Members Rides on April 11, 2024, 10:56:35 am
Welcome to the forum!

Re: Adolf the Golf
Last Poster: Clarky in Members Rides on April 11, 2024, 10:54:13 am
@Octoparrot I couldn'#039t agree more, for the money and the overtaking shove it was worth it. True enough i don'#039t have the sticker on the window of some insta-famous tuner but they have been around enough years and must have done thousands of maps over different platforms to know roughly what they are up

K03 turbo outlet diameter
Last Poster: ajmludders in Mk5 General Area on April 10, 2024, 10:43:15 am
I am thinking of upgrading the full exhaust system from the OEM stock but wondering if a 3-inch system will fit onto the stock k03 turbo mounting?

So for example would a Miltek 3-inch downpipe fit onto the K03 turbo mounting?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Newbie
Last Poster: mjmallia in New Member Intro's on April 08, 2024, 09:13:49 am

Re: Newbie
Last Poster: mjmallia in New Member Intro's on April 08, 2024, 09:13:27 am

Re: Forum Donations 2024
Last Poster: mjmallia in Announcements on April 08, 2024, 08:33:05 am

Re: What does this engine clicking noise sound like to you?
Last Poster: mjmallia in Mk5 General Area on April 08, 2024, 08:27:03 am
Did you check the cam adjuster seals as they can crack, wear or break off completely.

They control the oil pressure at different rpm stages. nbsp If one fails it could cause a rattle at idle, mid rpm or high rpm......I had the first and last issue over the years related to these rings. nbsp Last one related to wear when I got the car and the first one from when the cam chain w

Re: Weird boost/throttle issue
Last Poster: mjmallia in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on April 08, 2024, 08:16:26 am
Checked with VCDS for errors?

Worth checking the pedal travel values on VCDS, as it is drive by wire and may be faulty.

Re: Are Japanese lightweight 17” Monza wheels a thing?
Last Poster: mjmallia in Mk5 General Area on April 08, 2024, 08:11:00 am
The genuine BBS Monza's also have to have the metal tyre valve due to the hollow are not able to fit the standard rubber valves.

That is an easy tell off pictures.

Common of the early Mk5 GTI's as I have my original set in the garage.


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.

Superpro Aluminium Wishbone Kit and H&R Front ARB 28mm *PRICE REDUCED £350.00*
Location: Midlands
Collection Only

I'm selling a brand new boxed set of SuperPro Aluminium Front Wishbone set £495.00 and H&R front ARB 28mm (33258-2) £225.00, bought item's to fit on my Ed30 but I have since sold the ed30 so  these are now surplus to requirements.

Cash on collection, will listen to sensible offers.

Sorry no PayPal and will not split as need both items gone together please...

Thanks for looking!
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)
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    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:
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