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Re: Sluggish Cold Starts
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:37:22 pm
Was yours like mine is; turns over and sounds like it should be running but when I let off of the key it's not running? That's with holding the key in the start position a bit longer than normal.

Re: Rns 510
Last Poster: bacillus in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:00:34 pm
found it and it's called SWL Recovery disc.
scroll down this page to get to the download link

Re: RedRobin's Red Chariot
Last Poster: pandaman in Members Rides on Today at 07:32:33 pm
Loving them fog light grills! found them quite easily but they arn't shipping to the UK, I'm guessing you got them Pre-brexit/covid? Anyone seen them for sale this side of pond?

Re: Insurance!
Last Poster: pandaman in Mk5 General Area on Today at 07:22:08 pm
My renewal is just around the corner. I'#039m 29 turn 30 in Feb with a moderate list of basic mods, nothing too drastic to the power output, and have been with A-plan the last few years who put me with Marker Study. 6 years no claim this time, last year = £640, Renewal = £585 but shopped around and hadn'#039t tried Brentacre before and they quoted me £475! so i know who im going with thi

The beginning of the end of my turbo?
Last Poster: brian_badonde in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:37:08 pm

Whilst browsing OBD-eleven to check intake temps recently I realised an engine code had been flagged. To my horror it'#039s a P0299/underboost code which I'#039m reliably informed is almost always a failing wastegate. What'#039s strange is that the car still pulls well, seems to be making full power and I'#039ve never caught the actual boost not meeting requested during loggi

RCD330 - pre-programmed CANBUS
Last Poster: Duelsy in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:25:54 pm
Hi all,

New owner of a MK5 Golf GTI. Picked it up Sunday. I parted way with an Audi RS4 B8, as I'#039m saving to buy my house. GTI seemed like a great run around, really enjoying it. :happy2:

I'#039m looking to upgrade to the RCD330 head unit. My car is a 56 plate, I believe I need a canbus change to avoid battery drain. I know [url=

Re: Slipped Timing Belt
Last Poster: chimp400 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:40:30 am
I'd find a company that can refurb yours, shouldn't break the bank and will come back all nice and shiny.

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 10:51:53 pm
I’ve never checked the gap on my plugs. Maybe I will the next time I change them.

Re: New but not new 10 year absense
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in New Member Intro's on Yesterday at 10:02:18 pm
I agree with your Mrs, I find those Pirelli wheels very boring.

Re: Random / Intermittent Warning Lights / Central Locking Problems??
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:46:01 pm
Due to its lack of use I'd get the battery checked out first.

Re: Coding fo xenons.
Last Poster: GTI 500 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:31:52 pm
How about for ODIS?

Re: Headlight recommendation needed
Last Poster: shail in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:39:04 pm
One down one to go. nbsp Can'#039t get other headlight out as I previously broke the connector.

New lights don'#039t come with the bulb holder for one of the bulbs, so had to use the old one.

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No Traction control
Last Poster: paul71 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on July 31, 2021, 06:24:05 pm
Hi I have a 2008 Pirelli. The esp and tpms buttons do nothing when pressed. The traction control I think is not kicking in so appears not to be working . No dash lights at all. wondered if anyone had any thoughts on what the issue is? Any pointers would be much appreciated thanks

Re: New Pirelli owner!
Last Poster: Malcolmgt in Mk5 General Area on July 31, 2021, 06:09:01 pm
Thanks both, appreciate it.

May be a stupid question but should there be a ED30 specific induction kit as most I see have a pipe down to the front of the engine where as the normal GTI Just go over the back of the engine to the side?

Re: A friends R32 calpiper upgrade feels loose...
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Mk5 General Area on July 31, 2021, 04:46:12 pm

New key fobs
Last Poster: Dopey in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on July 31, 2021, 02:33:11 pm
Nice and easy to do, new key fobs to replace the old grotty ones

Re: ripping my hair out on this one off issue please help
Last Poster: LC5F in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on July 31, 2021, 10:43:59 am
To me third owner suggests it was well cared for by at least one of the previous owners - your just unfortunate to catch the wear from age and mileage.

Re: DSG Help.
Last Poster: GreigC in Mk5 General Area on July 31, 2021, 08:13:43 am
It could be the engine. nbsp DSG faults are often misdiagnosed due to engine issues. nbsp Although the gearbox has it'#039s own brain, it does also communicate with the engine'#039s brain. Remember the DSG is just an automated manual gearbox at the end of the day, so in the same way an unhappy engine can cause

Re: bits for steering rack change
Last Poster: chimp400 in Mk5 General Area on July 31, 2021, 07:57:12 am
I stuck a pair of lemforder links on it just to try and it seemed to be ok but yesterday on a different route to the one I normally take it was still evident, especially at low speeds on a bumpy surface.
I’m going to have to get it up on a ramp to have a nosey, maybe the Arb is contacting something.
All the other bushes, track rods etc have been replaced.

Re: Golf V GTI ed30 vs Leon Cupra 240 chassis
Last Poster: pyle in Mk5 General Area on July 30, 2021, 10:42:02 pm
I mean.... I can'#039t 100% confirm the numbers accuracy mostly because according to the mk4 has the same rigidity as the normal mk5.

Hahah I'#039m not interested in crashing just wanted to know based on the raw numbers of chassis rigidity if it'#039s the reason the mk5 has a better crash rating than the Leon and does it mean the Leon doesn'#039t share the same strengthening as the


2007 '57' Volkswagen Golf GTi in Graphite blue
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    Location: Bedfordshire
    Collection Only

    No longer for sale. SOLD

    Location: Dorset
    Postage: £5.00
    Delivery Only


    These come with the extended wheel bolts x10

    used but in excellent condition

    Any questions please ask.
    MK 7 GTI Performance Pack full front brake conversion for sale *Clubsport Discs*
    Location: Kent
    Postage: £40.00
    Delivery or Collection

    GTI Performance Pack full front brake conversion for sale

    Includes as new calipers, pads, Clubsport discs and larger shields. All like new and genuine VW (fitted for less than 250 miles).

    calipers ceramic sealed from new.

    Any questions just ask.

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      Location: Luton
      Postage: £40.00
      Delivery or Collection


      These are Genuine units as found on the MK5 R32 and other Golf models that has them as an optional extra from factory.

      Part Numbers
      Left hand headlight: 1K6 941 031 A
      Right hand headlight: 1K6 941 032 A

      Some surface scratches as expected from used lights

      Have had new brackets fitted

      Complete units Tested and working.

      Looking for around £400

      Adapters to fit are not included. These are another £60.

      I can also supply and fit these units to your car for a small fee.

      Also can take a little of with your old headlights in exchange should u wish to have them done

      Any questions please call

      07983 222 677

      Many thanks
      Genuine VW Monza Wheels & Tyres - 18x7.5" - et51 - RD271
      Location: Belfast
      Postage: £40.00
      Delivery Only

      Set of matching genuine BBS Monza wheels removed from a MK5 GTI Golf.

      Wheels have been recently refurbed to silver, and are in 9/10 condition, with only minor mark to 1 wheel. Otherwise in superb condition. No centre caps.

      Model - BBS RD271 - 0545087
      Product number - Ik0 601 025 ah

      4 matching tyres in 225/40/18 with total tread depth remaining below:
      Tyre 1 - Constancy LY566 - 6.8mm
      Tyre 2 - Constancy LY566 - 6.7mm
      Tyre 3 - Goodyear Eagle F1 - 7.5mm
      Tyre 4 - Dunlop Sport Maxx - 6.5mm

      Price would be £400ono plus postage
      Contact via PM or on 07935907822