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by dubber36
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Driver mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Driver mirror

You can buy a new mirror from the dealers or TPS, or second hand by ringing around the breakers. Fitting is straightforward with basic tools as long as you are methodical about it. There are plenty of fitting guides on you tube.
by dubber36
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Very high spec car.
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Very high spec car.

Those headlight protectors are horrid. No privacy glass or sunroof tho', so not 'fully loaded'. Way too much money for that car, but probably cheaper than retro fitting all those extras as some people like to do.
by dubber36
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Winter grill blocking off
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Winter grill blocking off

The only slight benefit would be slightly faster warm up, so the heaters and demisters would work sooner.
by dubber36
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Winter grill blocking off
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Winter grill blocking off

Is it the 70's? The days of cardboard covered in tin foil to stop our carburetors from icing up.
by dubber36
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: a teaser
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: a teaser

I'd take it for a drive. That usually fixed most faults like this.
by dubber36
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Help requested please - Parking sensors
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Help requested please - Parking sensors

Go into Setup on the radio and adjust the volume in the Sound menu. Does the volume of your radio reduce when reversing? you can adjust the level that it does that too.
by dubber36
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Newbie in need of help - MFD Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Newbie in need of help - MFD Issue

It's a 2011 Bluemotion Sport. Arrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhh. It's not a Bluemotion Sport. It's just a Sport. It might have a Bluemotion Technology badge on the back, but they all do. Adverts all over the internet refer to them in all sorts of ways. Mostly all of them wrong. Anyway, the standard radio in th...
by dubber36
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Newbie in need of help - MFD Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Newbie in need of help - MFD Issue

Sometimes the body control module can lose it's coding. It's likely that it's forgotten some of it's functions. This needs to be checked with VCDS or similar. It could also be the radio that needs rebooting. The radio talks to the steering wheel through the BCM, so if it's not sending the correct si...
by dubber36
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: 2004 Passat wheels onto Post 2014 Golf
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: 2004 Passat wheels onto Post 2014 Golf

Lower powered petrol Golfs have 276mm front discs
by dubber36
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: 2004 Passat wheels onto Post 2014 Golf
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: 2004 Passat wheels onto Post 2014 Golf

The Passat wheels are et37, whereas the Golf is et51. Being so small, they will fit, but they'll look cack on the Golf. Especially as they'll stick out an estra 14mm. My Golf 7 Match had 16" wheels and they looked tiny.
by dubber36
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: EGR, head light, audio...
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: EGR, head light, audio...

EGR cleaners don't work. Other than removing it and mapping it out, a replacement part is the only permanent (well 70,000 miles or so) fix. Don't fit a xenon/HID kit in your reflector headlights. They will look rubbish and scatter light all over the place. Mostly in the eyes of oncoming drivers. As ...
by dubber36
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: LED Light Bar
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: LED Light Bar

So tell me how come vehicles come from the factory with additional high beam lights on the roof? Let's take the Scania S series for example. You'll find LED spot lights above the grille (where the air intakes on the old R series were,) as well as a second pair of LED spot lights in the cab roof. The...
by dubber36
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: LED Light Bar
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: LED Light Bar

Many lorries have a multitude of spot lights and don't pee anyone off. Why do they have them, because they want them. If the lad want's a light bar on the roof of his Passat that works with main beam, why shouldn't he?
by dubber36
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: LED Light Bar
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: LED Light Bar

You get what you pay for. There are plenty of big, cheap bars that are more like work lights. They flood loads of light, but don't have much range. Lazer do proper driving light bars, as used by many WRC teams, but they are far from cheap. Wiring is easy. They just need a relayed loom triggered from...
by dubber36
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: R36
Topic: R36 Scrub a dub.
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: R36 Scrub a dub.

I would have loved an R36, but didn't think I could have justified the fuel costs. Given the lack of depreciation, one could well have cost less to own than the B7 diesel that I had. I now have an Amarok, and at £100 to fill the tank that lasts no more than 600miles, I'd guess it is comparable with ...
by dubber36
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Whats your mileage?
Replies: 750
Views: 49433

Re: Whats your mileage?

This is all pretty pointless as many of those were listed 10 years or so ago.
by dubber36
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: twin exhausts
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: twin exhausts

I wouldn't have thought the the Altrack one would fit and the black plastic part of the trim is flared out to meet the wheel arch extensions.
by dubber36
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Tramlining
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Tramlining

Have you had a full 4 wheel alignment check done? Not just tracking, but camber,castor, toe etc. The rear suspension can all to often be out of kilter and cause all sorts of issues. It's a job for the dealers or someone with a Hunter machine that knows how to use it properly.
by dubber36
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Anyone come across water under the rubber seal
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Anyone come across water under the rubber seal

Yep, it's the window regulator carrier panel seal.

Door card off, slacken the fixing bolts, bead of silicone across the bottom and half way up both sides, re-tighten the bolts, refit the door card, put up with the smell of silicone for a couple of days, job done.
by dubber36
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Back the passat world,b6 or b7
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Back the passat world,b6 or b7

It's not a minefield at all, and all the diesels use pretty much the same amount of fuel. Initially there was the S, Bluemotion, SE and Sport. Then came the R-line which was a sporty looking S with a body kit, sports suspension and xenons. Towards the end of the line there was an Executive and Execu...
by dubber36
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Back the passat world,b6 or b7
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Back the passat world,b6 or b7

When you talk about Bluemotion, do you mean the proper Bluemotion model, or a car with Bluemotion Technology, which they all have? BMT is simply stop/start, gear change indicator on manuals and battery regeneration when coasting. The Bluemotion model has all that plus higher gearing, smoother aero a...
by dubber36
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Back the passat world,b6 or b7
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Back the passat world,b6 or b7

Skoda Superb. No need to say any more on the subject.
by dubber36
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: remap time!
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: remap time!

The difference is, your trailer is attached to the 5th wheel, which is well inboard of the units rear axle line. A tow hitch on a car is hanging way out the back, so the trailer acts like a big pendulum.
by dubber36
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: remap time!
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: remap time!

Pulling my 26’ double axle caravan great now , so not pointless Until you need to stop in a hurry. That's a big, heavy, unaerodynamic box hanging off the back of a relatively small, light car. It’s only 96% of the car weight [emoji23] Only??? towing up to the 1800kg limit on a flat, low trailer wou...
by dubber36
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: remap time!
Replies: 20
Views: 650

Re: remap time!

bibio wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Alan Gunn wrote:Pointless
Pulling my 26’ double axle caravan great now , so not pointless
Until you need to stop in a hurry. That's a big, heavy, unaerodynamic box hanging off the back of a relatively small, light car.