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Re: Misfire
Last Poster: GreigC in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:01:15 pm
Hi all, nbsp have a full k04 conversion gti mk5 and have noticed a minor misfire fault. nbsp Basically the misfire occurs only the once when the car has been left over night or for a few hours. nbsp After the one misfire everything is fine. nbsp I find this very bizarre as nbsp no fault codes. nbsp Recently had my k04

Re: White mk5 GTI rescue
Last Poster: johnsimister in Members Rides on Today at 03:58:07 pm
Ha! I drove that car when I used to write for Evo back in the Noughties. My Mk5, a Shadow Blue one, also had a cam follower/eaten cam lobes problem when I bought it last September but I decided to dive in and replace the inlet camshaft. I had never worked on an EA113 engine before, but it all went surprisingly well and the car is as great to drive as I remember yours being back in

What other mods should be done?
Last Poster: CB998 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 01:26:22 am
Just looking some advice on what can be done next in terms of performance or aesthetic mods. Was considering Mk5 Diamond cut monzas.

Re: Drive shaft advice please.
Last Poster: pudding in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 08:45:35 pm
GKN-Lobro are OE, so would be a good choice.

I got a pair of new shafts from VW for a reasonable price on exchange basis. Think it was £500 for the pair. They were supposed to be refurbished but turned out to be brand new!

Re: Volant Intake System for TFSI
Last Poster: pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:41:31 pm
62, wow, good on you nbsp :drinking:

Good info nbsp :happy2: nbsp Its great to see people take a scientific and detailed approach to these things rather than slapping any old intake on and calling it done.

Even 5% drift caused drivability issues on my Edition 30. nbsp Doesn'#039t sound a lot but it'#039s still a large error the ECU has to work around when calculating fuel trims

Re: What shall I do? New turbo, 2nd hand turbo or reconditioned turbo?
Last Poster: pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:32:10 pm
Refurbished stuff is never as good as brand new, or in the case of TTE, completely reworked with a brand new OEM turbo as a starting point.

Same applies to the injectors. Just replace them with new ones. DI injectors don't refurbish well.

Re: Seat repairs
Last Poster: pudding in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:25:28 pm
Where are you based? Most pro upholsterers can match factory cloth/leather.

You can still get the seat covers and foam bolsters etc from VW, but the cost is insane.

Re: Full FIS Menu accessibility
Last Poster: Simeonv in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 02:46:23 pm
I found how, it turned out that I need a 30 byte CECM so I fitted the following one : 3C0 937 049 AJ .
But to enable this function it requires a Security access. Found  the code for the 09 Centr. Electric channel which should be 31347 , but to no avail. Once entered VCDS returns invalid key.

Is the code wrong for this module, or I'm missing something.

Re: Newbie
Last Poster: smithloo in New Member Intro's on Yesterday at 09:54:00 am
I'm Smithloo
just say hello :driver:

Re: Boot not opening
Last Poster: mjmallia in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:58:12 am
I just spliced in some wire to extend each broken wire, as there is not a lot of slack from factory and the primary cause.

Re: Rear wiper arm part number
Last Poster: probedb in Mk5 General Area on May 23, 2024, 09:08:03 pm
Cheers all, I'll try and source one!

Re: Tailgate won't lock - actuator issue?
Last Poster: OldGTI in Mk5 General Area on May 23, 2024, 01:48:17 pm
I did mine last year. It was high level brake light that failed on mine. Not to bad to diy just replace one wire at a time.

Re: Battery drain question
Last Poster: ZoliWorks in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on May 22, 2024, 09:54:11 pm
I'#039ve had a Pioneer A3300DAB in my previous car (2009 Jetta). My unit switched off completely when I'#039ve removed the key from ignition and there was no way to use it without either having the car running or the key in ignition. I think this will be the same way.

Cheap aftermarket units can cause battery drain but even those come with a plug you can pull that makes it shu

Re: Anyone know the part number to this button?
Last Poster: SANDEGTI in Mk5 General Area on May 22, 2024, 07:40:36 pm
I don'#039t remember for sure but the easiest way to go about it is to remove the door interior panel.

There'#039s 3xT20 or T25 screws at the bottom of the panel, 1xT25 screw next to the mirror and 2xT30 screws under the door handle. You pry the handle upwards just make sure you pry evenly or

Re: 5 door front door skin same as 3 door?
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on May 22, 2024, 05:01:20 pm
Sorry couldn't resist that.
Hope you get it sorted.

P0171 and P0441
Last Poster: PorkPieBandit in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on May 21, 2024, 03:24:50 pm
Afternoon all,

I'#039m after a bit of help diagnosing an issue. I recently got the P0171 Fuel Trim System Lean code. Cleared it and in a few days it'#039s not returned. My question is could this be related to the P0401 code I get intermittently? The P0441 code throws up every few months, since I got the nbsp car (around a year and a half ago). I always figured that was something

Re: MK5GolfGTI sudden influx of post views? Bot views?
Last Poster: OllieVRS in Mk5 General Area on May 21, 2024, 02:01:19 pm
Just gonna leave this here...

centre locking system not wroking
Last Poster: Mokro 5 GTI in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on May 21, 2024, 01:13:42 pm
Hey guys just got a 2006 mk5 GTI on my Ps at the moment and its got a few issues, I bought it as I am trying to learn more about golfs through DIY'#039S and I'#039d appreciate some Advice and guidance on the following.

The clear coat seems to be wearing out on some of the panels and the overall condition of the roof is not too good. What would you recommend to do t

Alarm siren fuse
Last Poster: PCJ in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on May 21, 2024, 09:51:49 am
Hi All
I wonder if someone could help me, I have just bought a 2006 GTI, with low mileage,I’m going through all of the small faults and trying to rectify them.
I noticed when the alarm is set off the hazards flash but no siren sound, so I swooped the siren for a newer one but still no sound, after checking the fuse diagram I found that fuse no17 for the alarm was blown so

Re: K04 Conversion - Do you ever regret it? How is it for daily driving?
Last Poster: ZoliWorks in Mk5 General Area on May 21, 2024, 08:40:10 am
When accelerating it would sometimes feel like the power was being held back for a second and then return, hot or cold.

Boost would suddenly drop on my gauge and return, and felt like something stuck and then suddenly opened......hard to describe.

I could not figure it out an


Mk6 GTI OEM full exhaust
Location: Lincoln LN1
Collection Only

Full mk6 GTI OEM cat back exhaust.

Removed at approx. 35k miles from my own car.

In good condition as low mileage would suggest.

Collection. Lincoln Ln1
KW ST shocks & springs 20mm drop
Location: Folkestone, Kent.
Postage: £20.00
Delivery or Collection

KW ST shocks & springs 20mm drop for a mk5 VW Golf Gti.
Used for under 6k miles.
Putting car back to standard.
Collection or Postage extra.
Can deliver locally for petrol money.
Edition 30 Rear Valance -Pearl Black (Genuine Part)
Location: Manchester
Collection Only

For Sale is my old Pearl Black Edition 30 rear valance. This clips into the upper section of your rear bumper.
This was removed from my golf due someone backing into me at low speed causing surface cracks. (they offered to pay for a new valance)

The surface cracks are around the the number plate area which I've tried to photo the best i can.

The exhaust surround has been bonded back on by the body shop after an encounter with a high kerb a few years ago.

There are storage scratches on the paintwork so will need respraying. You will also need a towing eye cover.

All clips to clip the valance upper bumper section are intact and there is no sign of warping.

This is a genuine valance and was fitted to my ED30 from the factory.
Edition 35
Single Image
    Location: Scotland
    Collection Only

    Testing the water and looking at selling my car, currently sitting at 89000 miles, fully service history.

    List of MODS

    Milltek Non Resonated Cat-Back exhaust “edition 35”, Forge PCV Delete, APR Stage 1 Remap & APR DSG Remap, Volkswagen raging intake, Volkswagen racingline sport springs. Audi R8 Coil Pack, GFB DV+,117275.msg1163527.html#new

    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.
    - MFSW.
    - 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,

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