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  1. Tipex, as an avid fan of VAG group cars, I will continue to own and purchase VW's and Audi's regardless of whether the units are sealed or not. For your information, over 90% of engineering components will fail to due fatigue (S-N Curve for fatigue - the number of cycles to failure).
  2. thanks for your replies folks.....I was informed today that the Golf MK5 does not have a reservoir! Surely there is some form of lubrication needed for the steering........mook, I can't see it in the engine bay.....where is it (black reservoir with dark green top)? thanks
  3. thanks cruiser, but I've just been informed that the MK5 Golf does not have a power steering reservoir!
  4. Hi, This may sound really stupid of me but I am in the process of checking the fluid levels on my car (Golf MK5 2.0 FSI) and can't seem to find the power steering reservoir. I have searched high and low (owner's manual, tyresmoke etc) but can't find it :mad:.........I can locate the brake fluid, washer fluid, oil, coolant BUT not the power steering...........your help would be very much appreciated!
  5. Hi, This may sound really stupid of me but I am in the process of checking the fluid levels on my car (Golf MK5 2.0 FSI) and can't seem to find the power steering reservoir. I have searched high and low (owner's manual, tyresmoke etc) but can't find it :mad:.........I can locate the brake fluid, washer fluid, oil, coolant BUT not the power steering...........your help would be very much appreciated!
  6. Correct oil got mk v GTI

    This really doesn't surprise me that a Dealership has put the wrong oil in. I had a service on my car including an oil change in 2008. I noticed my car was leaking oil and it was because the sump nut wasn't adjusted to the right torque setting. I decided to do my own oil change and it was relatively simple. Click or paste the links below below, in to your browser. I used the Quantum Longlife II 5W-30 which is approved by VW and apparently used in the factory. The specification is VW 504 000 and 507 000. Longlife servicing is every 2 years or 20,000 miles. The only problem I experienced was changing the oil filter. I couldn't get the oil filter housing off and didn't really want to risk 'cracking' the filter housing. I decided to leave it because the filter was relatively new anyway, covering only 5,000 miles.However, I am aware of a device which fits over the existing oil filter housing and attaches to a torque wrench. This makes the job so much easier. I will probably buy one of these the next time I do my oil change. TIP 1: After changing my oil, I left a bowl under my sump nut and checked it the following day. There were no oil deposits!! Great job. Interestingly, I have noticed an improvement in my MPG too. TIP 2 : Oil flows much easier when hot, leave your engine running for a bit prior to changing your oil and draining. TIP 3 : Once drained, replace with new nut and washer. Clean any oil on the sump with engine degreaser, which works a treat. TIP 4 : Fill your car up with the right oil, using an appropriate funnel. Check the dipstick to make sure you haven't exceeded the 'max' mark. If you have, you will have to drain off again. Too much oil in your engine WILL damage you catalytic converter. LINKS : VWvortex Forums: DIY: 2.5L Oil Change with Pictures DIY Oil Change on GTI (without Oil Drain Tool) - VW GTI Forum / VW Rabbit Forum / VW R32 Forum / VW Golf Forum - Golfmkv.com
  7. Hi TT, Yes I have. When the air con is on or off, the noise still occurs. However, following advice, I have been told that petrol FSI engines are a little noisey, so I maybe worrying about nothing. Could it be anything else? Thanks
  8. Hi Folks, I am new here and would greatly appreciate your thoughts on a high pitched, intermittent noise ("whining" noise) that is coming from the engine bay on my 2004 MK5 Golf GT 2.0 FSI. This noise is noticeable when driving and with the engine ticking over. When I turn the engine off, the noise will continue for a bit and then stop. The clutch pedal did stick to the floor on me about 3 months ago but it has been absolutely fine since. I did have four coil packs replaced about 2 months ago. However, this doesn't happen all of the time and haven't experienced any other problems etc. The drive is fantastic but just a little concerned over this noise that happens every so often. Is it me or is this noise a common problem? Many thanks