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  1. Suspension, Brakes and Chassis
    Hi There, Ive been browsing the forum so far and found some interesting threads on this issue but wondered if there were people who had it fixed and what their solutions were. I am currently looking at purchasing a MK5 GTI 2006 DSG. Its a very clean example, a very extensive full service...
  2. VAG Diagnostic Software Discussion
    Hello, I'm new to the forum! But I can't find technical information anywhere! I've got a MK5 golf that doesn't come with front fogs as standard. I'm looking to fit them in. There's obviously the standard run the wires from the battery and add a switch, but I'm looking for a cleaner, more...
  3. Audio, Electrics and Lighting
    Hello, I'm new to the forum! But I can't find technical information anywhere! I've got a MK5 golf that doesn't come with front fogs as standard. I'm looking to fit them in. There's obviously the standard run the wires from the battery and add a switch, but I'm looking for a cleaner, more...
  4. Suspension, Brakes and Chassis
    I've just replaced the ABS pump and want to flush the brake & clutch system entirely as it won't have been done for years. Do I need a pressure bleeder and VAGCOM or can it be done by one person manually (pipe on the nipples, plastic bottle to collect fluid) with the engine running (to power the...
  5. Audio, Electrics and Lighting
    Hi all, Recently bought a 1.6fsi on a 57 plate. We have noticed recently that we are having to top up the coolant on a weekly basis. Today my wife went to drive it and said that the battery light has come on and there was no heating in the car. Can anyone point me in the right direction...
  6. Engine, Tuning and Performance
    Hi guys pretty new to these engines. Got a 2009 Leon FR 2.0 Tdi 170 BMN. The car absolutely stinks of raw diesel on idle and after a while of idling starts to white smoke, driving sometimes is fine it feels like it drives okay and othertimes feels extremely flat and returns poor MPG.. 30ish mpg...
  7. TDI & Diesel Forum
    Hi guys. Car is shuddering hesitations really bad only intermittent though sometimes does it sometimes dosent after about a month of still driving the car it's gotten worse and engine management light come on. Taken it to the garage had it plugged in and got overboost error and intake flap motor...
  8. Engine, Tuning and Performance
    Had a warning light come on, just before the car was due a service (the Cat Converter light in the dash) they ran OBD and said it was actually the EGR, they reset and did the MOT. Anyhoo about 10 miles down the road it came on again, as expected. Thought I'd have a dig around. and I found...
  9. Suspension, Brakes and Chassis
    Hi there does anyone know if the Mk5 golf and the Mk5 Golf plus have the same coil springs? Looking to lower mine and looking for options. Wanted to fit Golf GTtdi springs if possible Thanks in advance
  10. Interiors
    Anyone got any suggestions for someone or a company that can replace the sagging headlining in my golf? I would do it myself but haven't got the room. I am thinking that at the same time I may as well replace the existing aerial with a DAB one instead of have a glassmount on the windscreen. Or...
  11. TDI & Diesel Forum
    Hi guys... Recently had my timing chain done and thought they messed up my timing after taking it back to the garage they said the timing is perfect and they had a error for swirl flap motors. Thinking about just removing my swirls flaps myself with a blanking kit.. will I need to tell the ECU...
  12. TDI & Diesel Forum
    Dear vag-gods please help me! Recently had timing belt water pump done, since then I've noticed quite dramatic lurching on/off throttle when at low revs and only applying minimal pressure to the accelerator, does anyone know if this means they have messed up my timing? Or it's a different...
  13. Engine, Tuning and Performance
    I was supposed to get round to doing the coolant change on my sisters car a year or so ago but she could never free up the car when i had time to do it so it just never happened. As we're not getting out and about the same currently I was going to get it done. I'd forgotten whatever i'd...
  14. TDI & Diesel Forum
    I've changed this filter before 2 years ago. If memory serves, it was a bit firm back then but I don't remember grumbling too much about getting it out. I'm crap with mechanics but even I was able to get it done. Today, 25 months on I came to do it again & the damn thing was stuck. The housing...
  15. Audio, Electrics and Lighting
    Hi newbie here hoping someone can help. I've got a mk5 golf 2.0 tdi 140ps. Battery was dying overnight. I hooked up an amp meter, shut the car down, waited 20mins or so and removed fuses one by one to find what was drawing power. I've narrowed this down to the multifunction control module 1. I...
  16. Suspension, Brakes and Chassis
    What's the easiest direct fit brake upgrade that fits 05 gti? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Interiors
    So, I took on Project GT TDi, a Mark 5 Golf which has it's very own river in the front. Some say that ducks can be found bathing in the foot wells of the car, all we know is that if it doesn't leak then it's not a VW. It comes as no surprise as 100% of VW's I've owned have all leaked, some in...
  18. Bodywork and Painting
    My MK5 has rusty front arches. Aftermarket ones, are they a good fit?
  19. Wanted / Swap Shop
    Wanted PD if possible wagon, Cash waiting FOUND ONE . PLEASE DELETE
  20. Engine, Tuning and Performance
    Has the Mk5 Golf missed out on the drainage tap for the coolant? My Mk4 has one, but I can't find one on the Mk5. Is there one which I've missed?
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