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  1. Golf GTI Monza Refurb

    Hi, Does anyone know where I can get 18" Monza 2 alloys refurbed in or around Leeds? I've got some serious corrosion on one alloy in the form of the dreaded milk effect - no curb damage or scuffs though! Thanks
  2. Golf GTI Monza Refurb

    That looks nice and not a million miles off the original finish. Does it still have a high gloss (shiny) finish?
  3. Golf GTI Monza Refurb

    Unfortunatley it's out of it's warranty by 2 years. I did get them replaced previously when it happened the first time round and now just the one has come back looking worse than ever.
  4. Hi, I've just put my car in for a service and now being told that I need to fork out another £300 for a cam belt and water pump change. The car is four years old, but only done 37k. I've been told by the garage and looked on the vw site that it needs to be changed after 80k or four years. I want to change it as I take care of my car, but can't afford another £300 on top of the service and MOT. I am worried though that if I don't change it, then it will go and I will have to pay out a lot more if it does. Does anyone have any advice or thinks it will be ok for another x amount of miles? Thanks Ben
  5. 2007 Golf GTI MK5 Cam belt change???

    I'm definitely getting the cam belt and water pump change next week. After speaking to a few garages and the replies on here, it's a no brainer to get it done.
  6. 2007 Golf GTI MK5 Cam belt change???

    I'm going to do that. Daft not doing them at the same time.
  7. 2007 Golf GTI MK5 Cam belt change???

    Just got a few quotes and they vary by just over £100. The cheapest is a garage near my work and quite a few of my guys have used him and say he is good and best of all... honest! When speaking to him he says it's a grey area and something that doesn't need changing asap, but something to seriously think about in the next month or so. That said, I'm gonna get it booked in next week and get it changed. Don't like the idea of going without beer for a month - I'm gonna pertend I didn't read that.
  8. 2007 Golf GTI MK5 Cam belt change???

    I appreciate what your saying. I'm gonna let the current garage do my service today and meanwhile I'll ring round a few other garages to get some costs. I'll get the cam belt and water pump changed next week. Thanks to the both of you for replying.
  9. 2007 Golf GTI MK5 Cam belt change???

    It's now 4 years old. It just seems a bit odd that on other cars I've had it always gone on miles, but with the GTI it goes on miles and age. I'm just thinking that not many people will rack up 80k on a four year old GTI and it's a way to make money on people that don't do that sort of mileage.
  10. Climate Control/Fan Noise

    Over the past few weeks I've been hearing a little noise coming from the fans for the climate control. You can only really hear it when the fans are on low and it's not very loud, but is annoying. Its a whining and sort of rattling sound. It seems to follow the revs of the engine - if I rev the noise gets louder and when the revs drop, so does the noise. If the climate control is turned off, the noise disappears. Does anyone have any idea what this might be? If so, what needs to be fixed? Hope someone can help me with this, as it's starting to annoy me. Thanks
  11. Climate Control/Fan Noise

    I've also found that when I put ECON on, the noise disappears and it runs fine. Is this something to do with the a/c compressor/dehumidifier?
  12. Climate Control/Fan Noise

    I've got an 07 golf gti. Yes, it's got the three knobs on the climate control with the little lights on each. The middle one has got few to show the amount of air through.
  13. Monza 2 refurb

    That must have been what the dealer was on about. I didn't think they could just be replacing wheels that were well in their warranty with refurbs! I know I wouldn't be please getting a refurb when my car was only a year old or so. Mines in its last few days of warranty, so I'm just pleased to be getting it replaced.
  14. Monza 2 refurb

    Its a joke how much they charge for a wheel from the dealers. I'm lucky enough to be having one of my monza II's replaced under warranty. I did find out a bit of info from the dealer though, not sure if its totally true though! Apparently Volkswagen don't make them anymore for the mk5, they just refurb faulty/corroded wheels sent back to them under the warranty and then send them back to the dealers claiming they are new. Surely this can't be right?
  15. Hi, can anyone tell me if the MK5 Golf GTI comes with the factory tinted glass as standard on the rear window and two side windows. I'm looking at buying a 2007 model, but some look like they don't have the glass tinted. I've been to some dealerships and the cars there have the tinted glass, but the ones advertised online don't look to have them done. It could just be the photos or time of day maybe?!? I just want to know if they come with tinted glass as standard. Thanks in advance.
  16. Tinted Windows on MK5 Golf GTI

    Oh, and thanks for the photos.
  17. Tinted Windows on MK5 Golf GTI

    That kenwood head unit sounds pretty good. Like you say, it doesn't blend into the dash like the VW units do, but still looks nice. How much did you get it for if you don't mind me asking? Did you fit it yourself?
  18. Tinted Windows on MK5 Golf GTI

    What extras would anyone recommend getting? Or are there any really worth getting? The car is pretty much the standard GTI spec, but has got the 18 inch Monza 2 alloys and an iPod dock in the armrest. I was thinking of getting the satnav in it, is it worth it, or should I just get a TomTom or something along those lines? Am I correct in thinking that the factory fitted satnav the MFD2?
  19. Tinted Windows on MK5 Golf GTI

    Yeah picked her up on Saturday from the dealership in Teeside. Its absolutely immaculate, really please with her. It was a good drive from there to home as well, so got to see how she performed on different roads. Very very impressed! I used to have a 1991 golf gti in tornado red, so its good to get back behind the wheel of a gti and enjoy driving again.
  20. Tinted Windows on MK5 Golf GTI

    Yeah I was referring to the "urban gangsta/drug dealer" tints. I ended up in buying an 07 Golf Gti in Tornado Red at the weekend. It doesn't have the dark smoke tints, but still looks absolutely great! Thanks for the replies.
  21. Sunroof opening

    Every now again my sunroof seems to open itself up. Its seems to be doing it when its warm, is this just sheer coincidence or is it supposed to do this when its warm? Thanks
  22. Keys locked in car boot

    Hi there Yesterday my uncle was up from london visiting us, and unfortunatley he locked his keys in his boot. My uncle tried to get in for about half an hour or so, he managed to get a welding rod in and nearly got the catch to open the boot, but it went tits up after that. He called a BMW specialist out and he managed to get in to the boot in the matter of ten minutes. The guy wouldn't let him watch how he got in. Just wondered if anyone knew how they do it as it's been baffling me. Thanks
  23. How much is it worth?

    Hi I'm thinking of selling my A3 pretty soon to make way for the new shaped one. It's a 1998 R Reg, 1.8 Sport Petrol with about 54,000 miles. It's in Ming Blue with the blue checked sports interior and has 16inch competition alloys. I just want to know a figure so i know what to put it up for, as i'm a bit uncertain. Thanks
  24. Hi, hope someone can help me with this problem before I take it into the garage. For the past month or so I have been losing a lot of engine coolant, I have been having to top it up rather regularly, about once every month or so. I've had a look at a couple of the pipes to see if there is any crystals building up anywhere, but I just don't know where to look. Does anybody have any idea what to do or has anyone had the same problem? Thanks in advance.
  25. Help needed with engine coolant

    Thanks for the help, I'll try have a look when i get in from work. Thanks again.