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on April 29, 2022, 08:22:20 pm
HI Guys

The forum kitty is running a little low we have enough for another two months.

I have setup another money pool this will run for one month. The donate banner should also take you to the donation page.

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Re: What to do?
Last Poster: Ado2022 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:30:53 pm
Hi all,

Another what to do question. I recently broke the front mount on my vaccum pump when I over tightened it. I put in a new O'#039 Ring and put it back on. It'#039s not leaking and my brakes aren'#039t acting different. Is it safe to continue or should I stop and get a new one?

Picture attached. Thanks
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Down on power…
Last Poster: JoshB in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:21:34 pm
So it started about 2 months ago, I didn’t really notice it at first, it was actually my other half that mentioned it felt slower than usual. Then one day going up a hill in 6th, I had to drop it into 5th to make it go… very unusual, but it still generally pulls quite well.
There’s a loud induction/whistling noise and the exhaust definitely sounds boomier.
I did have some

Re: Diverter Valve.
Last Poster: ald1717 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 11:23:45 am
k03 stop pulling hard after 5k  anyway,  start building boost at 1700rpm when the dv closes, but you wont feel it until just after 2000rpm peak torque is around 3000rpm and will really drop off at 5000rpm,

Re: White blueish smoke
Last Poster: 81lly in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:44:54 am
They’ve said it’s the engine and not the turbo, it was a mixture of metallic metal swarf

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: JoshB in Mk5 General Area on Today at 07:51:43 am
Technically yesterday, but found the source of my “slow puncture”.

Can’t believe the tyre fitter didn’t mention anything…

Diagnostic day for me today once the kids have gone to grandma’s. Try and find why I’m down on power… fingers crossed it’s jus

Forging (Who to use?)
Last Poster: csrigo in Performance Modifications on Today at 01:24:56 am
As the title says folks it'#039s time I got the Eddy forged. Don'#039t have the time or frankly the expertise to do this to a high enough standard so I want it to go so somewhere that specialises with this type of work.

I'#039m near Glasgow but don'#039t mind sending the car away to get done. Any suggestions would be appreciated especially any feedback with people who have a forged

Re: Scrubbable Matt White Emulsion - Recommendations??
Last Poster: shail in Random Chat on Today at 12:31:48 am
I've used Dulux endurance (I think it's called that) and it's pretty good.  When you rub it you do see some paint on the cloth, but cleans up well.

Recently used some Johnstone's paint.  It's billed as wipeable / hard wearing bit it's too aoon to tell if it's any good. 

Re: DSG issue 2nd gear
Last Poster: LC5F in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:45:01 pm
There is a non-vagcom DSG reset:

You can also asses engine movement by trying to pull away with handbrake on, bonnet open and someone reviewing how far the engine moves/rotates.
If they are completely goosed you will feel the engine

Re: Edition 30 powered by RBS
Last Poster: LC5F in Members Rides on Yesterday at 09:28:18 pm
@LC5F thanks nbsp :happy2:

But first... whaaw what a nice Mk3 :happy2: I love the color! nbsp :love: was that blue nbsp a standard color in the UK? nbsp :happy2:
As for the parts for the 20 Years, they are on the way :win

Re: Anyone tried this BBK?
Last Poster: Clarkj93 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:58:37 pm
Good to know the consensus is I'#039ve not missed something obvious!

I may give it a stab later on in the year. Seems a no brainer for more braking power, less unsprung weight over the golf r/r32 setup for the sake of 300 odd quid.

TTS setup sounds interesting but yeah I imagine not to many come up for sale!

Yeah they'#039re advertised as the 345x30mm d

Re: Fuel pressure deficiency...
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 05:10:36 pm
I looked at some old logs just now. Fuel ratio for then, throughout a full rev run, was generally 12.1 to 11.6 nearer to redline.

The addition of the upgraded pump and controller was per the tuner. The DM tune was an '#039E-tune'#039 if you will. He sent the loader and emailed a base file for me to load onto the ECU. I would do so and log data to send back via email. He would

Re: 20 Years powered by RBS
Last Poster: RBS in Members Rides on Yesterday at 06:33:17 am
I know the feeling :happy2: I was on the look out for a 16V and a VR6
These days it’s NOT so easy to find a good taken care example!! But they are out there :wink: Some owners are asking silly money for nice taken care examples…
I was searching for 2 years😅#128517 and there were 2 which slipped trough my fingers😫#128555
One VR and one 16V… the sound of the VR6 is 

Would anyone be interested in swapping their DSG for my manual?
Last Poster: jacgiv97 in Mk5 General Area on May 19, 2022, 10:20:03 pm
Sorry if this is in the wrong place but I can'#039t post in For Sale thread because I'#039m a newbie nbsp :confused: . Long time lurker but first time poster.

As per title, I have a very lovely condition manual GTI which I'#039m looking to swap to a DSG one so that my other half can drive it too. Ideally looking for one in similarly good condition with comparable history, but would

Re: Edition 30 - Register
Last Poster: OwenED30 in Mk5 General Area on May 19, 2022, 08:42:01 pm
New owner of 0772 👌🏻

Re: rich83 - Edition 30..... 12 Years
Last Poster: Pudding in Members Rides on May 19, 2022, 03:14:14 pm
In that case, all looking good there  :happy2:

Re: One reason why fuel-rail pressure may be low....
Last Poster: adamvaughan in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on May 19, 2022, 10:29:13 am
I'll sleep peacefully for a while then.  :happy2:

Re: Engine light and engine stutter
Last Poster: Pudding in Technical Workshop on May 19, 2022, 09:08:32 am
Yep, I think I'#039d be starting with some data logging and then mechanical checks if that all checks out. nbsp A compression / leak down test might not be a bad idea.

I did ask my mechanic to che

Re: rear window wrong way
Last Poster: ald1717 in Mk5 General Area on May 19, 2022, 09:04:44 am
if the door card has been removed for some reason, the switch could have been put in the wrong way maybe but im guessing,remove battery reminals for an hour to reset another guess

CTAVGUSB009 VW USB Adapter & Inputs For Aux & SD Card For Sale
Last Poster: FJB in Sat Nav and Car Audio on May 18, 2022, 07:27:20 pm
I have now sold my GTI and have this usb sdcard mp3 player with aux in for sale.

VW USB Adapter. Also Includes Inputs For Aux &amp SD Card.
Features &amp Benefits
Plug and play, no cutting of wires required
Plugs into the original CD changer port on the rear of the car stereo (Not for FM based products), therefore offering high quality audio
Control track


Superpro Aluminium Wishbone Kit and H&R Front ARB 28mm
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!
Back to standard lots of Parts
Location: Amersham
Postage: £0.00
Delivery or Collection

Team the time has come to put the golf back to standard thanks to ULEZ. Anyway below is just the tip of the iceberg as to what is available please contact me via this site or if you want a no no noncece reply call/text on 07772480088.

I price my parts fairly and other members on hear and other sites who have bought from me will hopefully agree. SO PLEASE DONT EXPECT ME TO GIVE THESE AWAY.I KNOW WHAT THEY ARE WORTH.

Alot of parts are R32 which have been bought new from the dealers a two minute walk from my house so i know the history behind them . These are all in excellent condition but please remember these are used parts which have been on my daily car,

R32 Leather bucket seats £1700 this is complete interior including door cards
R32 front bumper complete £395.
R32 rear bumper with sensors £285
H&R Suspension £550 cost £1100
Edition 30 steering wheel £285.
Edition 30 gear knob £125
RNS 510 version C £285
R32 Trim door and ash tray £150
R32 phase 2 wheels £550 Excellent Bridgestone tyres
Xenon headlights £350 bought new complete with bulbs ballast and ignitors
there is alot more chrome switches, boot pop kit etc
Also have the black headlining complete


Edition 30 handbrake cover and gear knob!!!
Location: Amersham
Postage: £9.99
Delivery or Collection

I have for sale a Edition 30 gear knob and handbrake cover which were both bought new from VW, from memeory the gear knob was approximately £285 alone.
Both parts are in excellent condition a very small amount  of wear please satisfy yourself with the pictures happy to post these out and i will accept paypal.
Edition 30 2008
Location: Np12
Collection Only

Golf Gti Edition 30

5 Door
98500 miles
Halogen headlights
R-Tech stage 1 remap 300 Bhp with print out
R32 front brake set up
Vwr suspension kit with new oem upgraded top mounts etc
Super pro anti lift kit
Vibratechnics subframe insert (dogbone mount)
All front bushes and complete Arb replaced
Subframe bolts replaced, spacer kit added
Refurbished later Gen 3 steering rack due to old one failing
H&R wheel spacers
BCS prestige cat back stainless exhaust, no louder than stock
Refurbished alloys a few years ago, still in excellent condition
Matching Goodyear eagle F1 tyres
Rust proofed underneath
Gearbox oil changed

RNS510 head unit upgraded, hands free, Bluetooth.
High line clocks
Mk 6R multifunction steering wheel
Cobra flush fit Oem style colour coded rear parking sensors

I purchased the car in February 2020, the previous owner had the car remapped, fitted the R32 front brakes,the interior upgrades, Eibach sport line springs and the wheel spacers.
I didn’t like the harsh ride quality so fitted the Vwr suspension kit which is more compliant than the stock suspension while maintaining a nice subtle ride height.
This sent me on a mission of other work making improvements to the car which is all listed above.
Owned by enthusiasts for the last several years this is a cherished car that has had some of the best parts fitted to generally improve it.
Meticulously maintained, oil and filter changes every 6 months in my ownership.
The interior Is free from rips and tears with only minor bolster wear to seats.
The door cards do have some slight discolouration to the tops which is a common issue.
All in all a very clean mechanically sound car that needs a little cosmetic tlc to make it perfect.

Paintwork sadly is starting to exhibit lacquer peel on the roof and one or two other small areas, it looks immaculate from 20 paces though.
The front wings do have some minor rust bubbling to the edges which has been rubbed back, a rust treatment added and painted to stop it spreading. A very common Vw problem.
The foam inserts that cause this have been removed.
I have priced it sensibly so the new owner can tackle this, i could get these defects done for you before ownership but this is negotiable.

Most of its service history has been kept in a box file with relavent  paperwork, the timing belt was last changed in 2017 @ 77879 miles.
Thermostat and housing was changed in Feb 2020
Cam follower in Feb 2020
Pcv valve November 2021

Selling as I’m 50 next year and have permission from her indoors to buy my favourite weekend toy so have to make some sacrifices!
Part exchange or even swaps possible, im interested in a Bmw 320/330d/Saab 9-3 Ttid, Estate preferred but not essential but must be auto.

Any inspection welcome, test drives will be by myself unless you can prove insurance cover to me.
Car currently has a personal plate fitted which will be staying with the car as it belonged to the previous owner who didn’t want it.
I have blanked the number plate in the photos due to previous cloning issues on another car so am just being careful, will happily provide these details if you are interested
I’m currently waiting on a part to fix the climate control which isn’t blowing cold air, I’m hoping it’s the common compressor solenoid so will update once known.
Sensible offers please.
RNS 510 with Bluetooth module, loom, mic and GPS antenna
Location: Faversham, Kent
Postage: £0.00
Delivery Only

Hi all

My complete RNS 510 kit is for sale, purchased when my other unit failed but no longer required, as I now have a Discover Media. This is the LED (Star button) version and has also been upgraded to a 64GB SSD and repartitioned to allow 30GB of media and plenty for maps. It runs a little quicker than the original HDD but is also cooler and more reliable in a cars bumpy environment. Great unmarked screen and good overall condition. £325 is more than fair with all the extras, so no offers.

Latest maps v17 Western Europe maps (8557) and running 5238 firmware.

Bluetooth module (mounting tabs cut off so it would fit behind the Climate Control panel, so no need to run wires under the passenger seat).
Bluetooth wiring loom
Genuine mic
GPS Antenna

Everything you need to get going, just some coding required with VCDS to enable all the features (plenty of info available online).

Free delivery and payment by Paypal "friends and family". I reserve the right not to sell to newly registered members to help avoid fraud.

PM me if you're interested. Once payment is received it will be marked as SOLD so if it's not then it's still available.


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