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Edition 30 GTI Bolster Repair
Last Poster: BOLTFOOT55 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:03:28 pm

My edition 30 GTI has a worn driver'#039s seat bolster. My upholsterer says that because the rip is on the part of the bolster that is part of the airbag, it cannot be repaired other than patching over it with a matching leather patch. That is not ideal because you cannot stick it down enough so that it does not flick up when you get up and down over time. Anyone know o

Re: MK5 Golf GT to GTI engine conversion
Last Poster: Demetristavrou in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:16:21 am
Hmm, I wonder if there is a way to code the existing ABS, steering wheel module etc to the GTI ECU.

I wouldn't have to swap the Brakes/ axles/ hubs, as the GT has the same as the GTI ones from factory thankfully

Re: new mk5 owner
Last Poster: mjmallia in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:44:07 am
My understanding of it, is that it allows the turbo to warm up quicker and or the DSG box if you have one, but when they are stuck open it cools the car quicker as everything is free flowing............or if stuck closed overheats.

They are more prone to failing than the main one and often overlooked.

Re: MK5 DSG MFSW to replace MK5 Manual MFSW steering wheel
Last Poster: ZoliWorks in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:37:27 am
Alright, thanks.

My car is manual, that's my main concern. Curious if it would throw paddle errors or if it will just act as if those didn't exist

Re: Drive shaft advice please.
Last Poster: rxpx69 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 09:48:06 pm
I've recently done both my outer CV axles a few months back using SKF part number VKJA 3028 from Autodoc for around £80 for both sides, however the smaller inner metal boot clip was to small and did not fit! Overall happy with the quality other than that though.

Re: Mk5 GTi timing chain issue? At whits end!
Last Poster: rxpx69 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 09:20:52 pm
It might be unrelated, but it could be worth checking the timing on the belt side as well. When I replaced my timing chain, it brought the KW figure from 5 degrees to 4 degrees which was disappointing. Last month I also replaced the timing belt, which was last changed back in 2014, and now thankfully see 0 KW.

Re: Adolf the Golf
Last Poster: Clarky in Members Rides on Yesterday at 04:24:27 pm
Few more[img width=786 height=589]https://uploads.tapa

Last Poster: lazy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:59:09 am
I have a panick attack when |I hear a bong and usually it'#039s just for low fuel haha.
From past experience flat batteries can cause many many strange faults.

It'#039s the 4C ping when it'#039s col

Re: Part number for Highline instrument cluster
Last Poster: RetroRaz in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on June 17, 2024, 11:07:31 pm
You can still use GTI clusters in a tdi just don't rev over 6k lol

You need to be careful though, make sure you have they correct tools and software to code it in.

Re: Removing / replacing internal tailgate trim
Last Poster: GVK in Mk5 General Area on June 17, 2024, 08:26:11 pm
Get some cheap plastic trim tools off Amazon/ebay if you're worried about breaking it.

Re: K04 Conversion - Looking for opinions & posting my progress/info about the swap
Last Poster: ZoliWorks in Mk5 General Area on June 15, 2024, 03:17:17 pm
Alright, over the last 3 days the HPFP arrived, I'#039ve drilled out the fuel line, fitted the pump and had my buddy install the aggressive tune. The car now requests and holds 130-135 bar pressure just fine, occasionally jumping to 140 bar. When it jumps to 140, I assume the release valve cracks open cause I lose power for a second or so, but this only happens at 5k rpm in 4th gear w

Re: 2008 GTI - factory cruise control just stopped working
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on June 14, 2024, 08:06:55 pm
Mine stopped working because a wire had broken inside the stalk even though it was a genuine one and not that old. The wires are pulled quite tight when signalling and over time it must have fatigued.

Re: Dsg selector unit part number/s please! Tearing my hair out.
Last Poster: yusufq32 in Mk5 General Area on June 14, 2024, 01:28:27 pm
I’ve got the exact same issue. Got the part number 1K2713041B. I’m trying to reduce the costs of buying a new selector. Got quotee £1,100 from tps😂. Found one from Slovakia for 525. But I’m wondering if I can fit another dsg selector from a breaking mk5 gti but with another part number. Same gearbox and selector but different part number. Will anyone know if this will work?

Re: Help with buying MFSW module
Last Poster: mjmallia in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on June 14, 2024, 08:09:51 am
Yes, just not sure why the focus is on the CH as there are many other versions available  :laugh:

Re: Replacing Headlining
Last Poster: lazy in Mk5 General Area on June 14, 2024, 07:49:14 am
Have you done your repair yet. How did you get on, did it go well any  photos of your finished job.

Re: Standard airbox
Last Poster: blake in Mk5 General Area on June 13, 2024, 11:00:54 am
Thank you, i had no idea they were the same. I'll have a look!

Re: Reputable Breakers that give warranty on engine parts?
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on June 11, 2024, 07:23:00 pm
Cheers, have you used any of them?
I think I've seen seen Stevens/Stephens or something mentioned too?

2.0tfsi axx knocking sound from belt (right) side from top of the motor.
Last Poster: EGRIATTILA in Mk5 General Area on June 11, 2024, 03:41:16 pm

Have a 2.0tfsi axx gti golf 5. I hear the knocking sound from the belt side not the chain side. My chain, tensioner and timing belt change, cam follower new (5000km). And all of in my cylinder head change a cupra (bwj) a new (5000km).
But if engine is warm i hear the sound on idle but i get up the rev i hear faster the sound. Not to loud but i hear easy both out


Ford transit connect van
Location: Dl104pd
Collection Only

Ford transit connect van for sale 56 reg
Full mot
1.8 diesel engine
4 recently new tyres
Cam belt done
New clutch and cylinder
New engine mounts
New gear box  mounts
New osf drive shaft..
Polished and cleaned up the head lights and fitted performance head light bulbs
6 owners
Rear boarded out
In our ownership been very light work carrying laundry
Starts first time in the mornings even during winter months...
Advised osf roll bar link..on mot
Note on the bonnet the lacquer is peeling of
£1500 ono
0735 9456550
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.
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,

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