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Technical Stuff / Clutch for mk5 GTI
« Last post by The Red Warrior on February 24, 2018, 09:47:06 pm »
Posted this here too in case this is the better place, but here's the full story:,43791.0.html
Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / New clutch time.
« Last post by The Red Warrior on February 24, 2018, 03:46:13 pm »
So, my mk5 GTI clutch has finally given up the ghost. Can't say I'm surprised. Just recently I have been getting a clunk on startup which I think was the dual mass flywheel dying. I was actually going to take off the starter motor today and check it for play. No point now though.
Reversing up a steep driveway with a trailer put the nail in the coffin. I'd never seen a clutch die with a big cloud of smoke before! 

I'm running stage 2+ so what are people's thoughts? Should I get a new DMF and new standard clutch, or up-rated clutch.
Maybe I should convert to single mass flywheel?
I'll hopefully squeeze in an LSD while I'm in there too. May as well right😉

Any opinions on what, where to get (locally or overseas) and what direction to take appreciated. I'll be doing all the work myself.

General Discussion / Re: Who stocks 66.5>57.1 hub centric rings
« Last post by le mans on February 24, 2018, 07:55:19 am »
Hyper in Penrose had a set. Fit perfectly.
Technical Stuff / Re: RCD330+ OEM Camera Connection
« Last post by bravo on February 23, 2018, 10:56:26 pm »
From VW water-cooled forum (Aus):

kamold said:
03-02-2018 04:47 PM
Ok so I had a quick at this today.
6RD 035 187 B running sw 5314 in a B6 Passat with highline RVC controller.

The issue is that the head unit actually tries to talk to the RVC module, but the RVC has incompatible software and logs a fault saying as much.

So unfortunately the RCD330 will not work with older highline modules.
What needs to happen is the highline module needs to be bypassed, so that the composite video signal from the camera itself is fed straight to the RCD330 video input. No RGBS converters, no highline bending guidelines.

The only other solutions I can think of are:
Replace the highline module with a 7N0 module from an MY16 Tiguan (which I have done in my car connected to my Discover Media). This involves running a new harness from the boot to behind the head unit as the cabling is different.

See if there is a software solution - the RCD330G software would require an update to support older RVC control modules such as the 3C9 907 441. There is no later software for the RVC module than sw 20. This is a pretty long shot but perhaps it has been done.
Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: Mechanical breakdown insurance worth it?
« Last post by Naekyr on February 23, 2018, 09:47:21 pm »
If you're not going to be stuff that breaks the warranty like mechanical mods/tunes etc then I'd say yes it can be worth it - some parts on these cars can be quite pricey if they go

Unless someone knows if there's a company that will provide insurance to modded cars?
Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Mechanical breakdown insurance worth it?
« Last post by Jaycray NZ on February 23, 2018, 09:22:34 pm »
Hi guys,

What are your opinions on mechanical breakdown insurance?

Do you have it? Is it worth it?

Just picked up an 06 R32 and contemplating if its worth the price.

All thoughts and opinions are appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
A4 - S4 - RS 4 - A5 - S5 - RS 5 / Re: I Bought an A4! 2006 3.2 quattro
« Last post by le mans on February 23, 2018, 08:49:47 pm »
You’re screwed. The slippery slope has started  :P
Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: Auxiliary power sockets
« Last post by schattenblau on February 23, 2018, 06:45:46 pm »
fyi ...  in my mk5 golf both sockets are always live irrespective of ignition on/off.
Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: Auxiliary power sockets
« Last post by Trofeo on February 23, 2018, 06:32:30 pm »
Ignition must be on for them to work?
Touareg - Tiguan / Re: Tiguan 2014 schematics?
« Last post by portmanteau on February 23, 2018, 06:18:30 pm »
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