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Re: New front grille - anybody found a good one?
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:28:07 pm
Got my smooth grill from Underground too. Not many parts on there now for some reason...?

Re: Dsg selector issue
Last Poster: Lewo in Mk5 General Area on Today at 08:25:37 pm
I'#039ve just finished dealing with a similar issue with my gearbox intermittently disengaging and the PRND lights flashing.

After several visits to mechanics and electricians I was told it'#039s either the selector unit or the mechatronics.

In my case I took the mechatronics out an

Re: Can anyone who has dealt with a radio upgrade and can module swap help me out?
Last Poster: fakie1977 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 07:12:52 pm
Likely the ignition power and continuous power cables are the wrong way round to the headunit so you will need to swap them around. Use a multimeter and check against the wiring diagram for the headunit. If that is the case you can take the wire pins out of the plugs and swap them over.

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Limits of EA113
Last Poster: NorwegianMK5 in Performance Modifications on Today at 03:30:14 am
Hello, I currently own a MK5 GTI and will be buying a brand new engine from factory (AXX) soon. I am planning to push 400-500HP so I am wondering what the limits of the stock internals are, and which ones I have to change to see such figures. It will be a big turbo setup, most of the parts will be provided from RTMG. I am willing to change every single part of those internals, but

Re: MK5 GTI down on power
Last Poster: MartinNorhave in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 07:42:31 pm

This is pretty detailed.
Just did the logs just like the link you sent (I hope I did it right). I started the log. Then set off in first gear. Shifted to second gear and floored it. Then shifted to third and then stopping the

Re: Dom’s Tornado Red Gti - round two!
Last Poster: SwedeGTI in Members Rides on Yesterday at 12:34:39 pm
Nice GTI, my favorite colour! Any more progress on this?
In the last picture, are those TT arms or  passat ones?

Last Poster: lazy in Mk5 General Area on June 23, 2024, 03:08:11 pm
I really don't like new cars very much at all, too many bongs, telling you when to change gear, no I tell you when we change gear, pulling you back or vibrating when you cross a white line, I know I'm crossing the line because I steered it there. Plus many other new "advancements".

Re: TFSI Blow-Off Valve (BOV)
Last Poster: pudding in Performance Modifications on June 23, 2024, 01:50:17 pm
BOVs are no good on Mass Air flow measured engines, you need the proper VW recirc valve.  That can be done easily enough using K04 parts and a wiring harness extension.

Re: Spark Plugs for Ko4 hybrid conversion
Last Poster: pudding in Performance Modifications on June 23, 2024, 01:48:37 pm
No just take them out of the packet and stick them in.  They work fine in standard and modified engines.

Re: Standard Intake Options?
Last Poster: pudding in Performance Modifications on June 23, 2024, 01:47:34 pm
The BMC CDA is a good option, good filters those and not too noisy.

The stock intake is not a restriction until 300hp anyway, so is fine for most Stage 1 - 2 tunes, but if you want quiet, that is the quietest option.

Re: Edition 30 GTI Bolster Repair
Last Poster: pudding in Mk5 General Area on June 23, 2024, 01:22:13 pm
That is good work  :happy2:  Yeah a UK passenger seat is an option as well to harvest parts from.

Re: Golf Mk5 Leak What is it?
Last Poster: pudding in Mk5 General Area on June 23, 2024, 01:18:59 pm
Yeah that's a good candidate this time of year.  Coolant would be sticky, pink and smell sweet.  Oil would obviously be dark and slippery.

Re: Morgens ED30 No. 1871 - New suspension & audio!
Last Poster: Bred Denon in Members Rides on June 22, 2024, 04:59:49 pm
Looking awesome

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Re: new mk5 owner
Last Poster: lazy in Mk5 General Area on June 22, 2024, 08:58:40 am
Update number 3
Timing belt and waterpump finished and big thermostat fitted yesterday. I haven'#039t been for a test drive yet but I don'#039t think there was anything wrong with the thermostat it didn'#039t look like it was stuck open, unless it'#039s opening too early. I'#039m 99% positive that I haven'#039t got the inline one behind the alternator. My car is 2006 with engine code BWA. When

Re: Stage 2+ K04 Conversion Fuel Pressure Help
Last Poster: pudding in Mk5 General Area on June 21, 2024, 04:42:28 pm
The pump looks a bit old. Could probably do with replacing. New ones come with a new pressure regulator.

Re: MK5 DSG MFSW to replace MK5 Manual MFSW steering wheel
Last Poster: RetroRaz in Mk5 General Area on June 19, 2024, 11:38:58 pm
It would be as if they didn't exist.

Re: MK5 Golf GT to GTI engine conversion
Last Poster: ZoliWorks in Mk5 General Area on June 19, 2024, 09:00:46 pm
You'#039d need to check the ABS module pins and see if they are all in the same spot on both modules. I was able to upgrade my 2009 1.4 with a module off of a golf 6 that had hill hold assist. Simply had to re-code the module and it was done. I forgot what tool they used but it would basically generate long codings for you and you'#039d just copy paste them in till there were no errors.<

Re: Mystery of the N75 valve
Last Poster: mjmallia in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on June 19, 2024, 09:03:03 am

Re: Drive shaft advice please.
Last Poster: rxpx69 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on June 18, 2024, 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.


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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