DanAdams

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  1. 2005 reg, 5door, candy white, 4800 miles. Give me a call on 01759 301814 or 07792 331924 if you're interested. Cheers, Dan.
  2. FOR SALE: 05 MkV Golf GTI

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  3. Selling my mk5 Golf GTI, 5 months old, 4800 miles: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2005-VOLKSWAGEN-GO...1QQcmdZViewItem Give me a call on 01759 301814 or 07792 331924 if you're interested.
  4. mkV GTI - switching service type

    Are you sayign that it is techincally perfectly possible to switch the service type mid-interval? Or that an oil change is required at same time but that they should fit the bill?
  5. My GTI came set to longlife servicing - my salesperson didnt actually tell me there was an alternative. I have discovered that in fact it is possible for the car to be set to standard "time and distance" servicing, and that this better suits my driving habits - frequent short stop/start journeys, commute of less than 3 miles. However, my dealership is saying that they can only switch the service type on my car if they do a service at the same time - at a cost of £80.00. Is there any way that I can get around this? I want the servicing switched so that it becoomes due at 10,000 miles but I don't really want to have to pay for a service now with the car only at 4000 miles. Cheers Dan
  6. GTI FRONT GRILL..... HELP NEEDED!!!

    [ QUOTE ] Quick solution - use black duct tape to cover it... [/ QUOTE ] Or just have it sprayed black - lots of people do that on the mk2vw logo (didnt it even come that ways stock on some of the late 16vs??)
  7. Thinking of trading

    [ QUOTE ] martin [/ QUOTE ] Hehe, seen that in the flesh myself in wolfsburg autostadt - IIRC its in the room you cut through to get to the toilets
  8. Dealers' going to kill me...

    [ QUOTE ] We have no highline comp here in switzerland for the GTi, what is it? [/ QUOTE ] [ QUOTE ] MFA + [/ QUOTE ] I think these are the same thing
  9. 282 bhp!!

    [ QUOTE ] Anyone who ops to have 280hp, up from 200hp, and doesn't uprate the brakes and suspension needs their head looking at. [/ QUOTE ] Can you just explain that? Why would you need uprated brakes? They'd still be hauling you down from the same speed? And why uprated suspension? Power is transmitted through your drivetrain, not your suspesion, so why would you need to upgrade your suspension? Can you actually give me an explanation for this rather than just "cos you just do"?
  10. knocking whilst idleing

    [ QUOTE ] Dont forget that there is a dealer recall on the Gti. This involves insulating the master cylinder to decrease the noise that comes from it, this recall solved mine. Ask your dealer about it as they will only carry out this work if you either ask for it, or if your car is in for a service as it is not classed as a serious issue. Hope this helps. [/ QUOTE ] Is there another thread for this or some info somewhere? Need more info to take to my dealer, they are a bunch of retards and unless I am able to quote a reference number of something at them will just deny all knowledge of this!
  11. New 1.4 Twin charger

    [ QUOTE ] Apparently better power and economy. [/ QUOTE ] Nope, better power per litre, maybe, but down on power overall - this is well known for a while now and will be below the GTI in a lineup. Plus, turbo and supercharger don't work at same time - is more like a twin turbo - supercharger acts as small turbo for low-end boost, then clutch disengages at 3k rpm or so, when the big turbo kicks in. Impressive, but this is not a GTI-beater. EDIT: and the R32 is ugly. The mkIV R32 was beefy and gorgeous. Mkv R32 doesn't look right at all.
  12. [ QUOTE ] 3, £60 extra on insurance + £100 added onto voluntry excess [/ QUOTE ] 4. just for exhausts? they raped you.
  13. Abyssmal Stealer?

    Abyssmal customer service indeed - the trouble is, you're highly unlikely to find any dealer with stock allocation for this year left, the gti is just too popular. Of course, the dealer should have been up front with you about this. Given that he hasn't, I wouldn't cancel your order (or you'll go to the back of the queue somewhere else in any case) but I'd go in and have a word with the sales manager and just demands that you get the entire truth of the situation - when order will be placed, official lead times/wait etc.
  14. I hope this doesn't happen when my GTI arrrives!

    [ QUOTE ] Poor bloke at work. Yesterday was reversing his new SLK into a parking space. The power eteering failed as the hydraulic pipe snapped, spraying fluid all over the hot engine and resulting in this: [/ QUOTE ] Are you sure that's what happened or is that just your guess? I'm pretty sure that power steering fluid (whilst admittedly nasty, toxic stuff) isn't actually flammable. Dan
  15. mk5 wiper madness - me or the electrics?

    Mine seems to have fixed itself of its own accord too actually - no problem now in over a month