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by Mindriot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

Thats why the Brits made such good empire builders, most never planned to come back lol. :hyst
by Mindriot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

Its not just Wales, though granted that is an A rated mistake on the best of days, its the unpredictability of UK weather, Ive lived in tropical climates that were actually easier to predict when a swimming pool worth of water would get dropped on your head.
by Mindriot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

Dont I know it, through several bad decisions ended up living in the first house Ive owned without a garage, its totally destroyed my maintenance ethic and enthusiasm for getting stuck in and keeping on top of maintenance.
by Mindriot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: So since my B5.5...........
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: So since my B5.5...........

Oh, and suprisingly despite the fact no man should be seen in one, TT drivers might be among the very few audi drivers that usually dont behave like absolute c***ts that should have been murdered at birth. :-bd
by Mindriot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: So since my B5.5...........
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: So since my B5.5...........

You can hang your handbag on the rear view mirror bracket too, very convenient. :hyst

by Mindriot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

no wukkas man, hope it went well.
by Mindriot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

Usually theyll tell you theres very little or no adjustment possible at the rear of a B5.5 which is more or less correct. Youre really only looking for confirmation the alignment is ok after changing, and maybe some correction if its still significantly off. Also, a lot of techs really dont like the...
by Mindriot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

Itll probably leave a clear spot when the old casting comes off, but mark around its base for example.

Even after that probably worth having an alignment check done afterward.
by Mindriot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

Theres some movement in the bolt holes, so mark the old ones positions accurately and fot new to match position. Support the axle well and do one side at a time.

Changing these transforms loose handling at the rear, well worth doing.
by Mindriot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

The ONLY passat b5.5's that have rear wishbones are the 4motion versions (totally different from the B6 kit discussed earlier), every other version have the torsion beam rear axles.
by Mindriot
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

There are no rear wishbones on a 2wd car, its a torsion beam rear axle. Essentially a beam axle that can also twist : https://www.google.com/search?q=b5.5+rear+axle&client=ms-android-h3g-gb-revc&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiZr4uw_OnjAhVHQUEAHf_0DSgQ_AUoAnoECAwQAg&cshid=15649477359...
by Mindriot
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Catch can
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Catch can

Not on a roadgoing car, but you still would have to remember to empty it regularly.
by Mindriot
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: IRRATIC START WHEN COLD
Replies: 43
Views: 1363

Re: IRRATIC START WHEN COLD

The kits arent too hard to fit, but require a full door strip down. Usually it involves drilling out rivets holding the old slider channels and then fixing on the new ones.
by Mindriot
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Passat Estate 2010 b6 alarm keeps going off
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Passat Estate 2010 b6 alarm keeps going off

If any of the microswitches in the locks fail such the car cannot tell if doors or tailgate/boot are open or closed it can trigger the alarm.

Its a common vw/vag fault.

Do you get a boot open/closed indication on the dash display? If so check that to verify.
by Mindriot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: I.C.E
Topic: Double din help
Replies: 49
Views: 1187

Re: Double din help

Bluetooth named app is the phone app, i know its not obvious.
by Mindriot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: I.C.E
Topic: Double din help
Replies: 49
Views: 1187

Re: Double din help

Not sure i dont use spacers often. Im only using now as a temporary setup, might still need on the back. Its much harder speccing for a 4motion cant stagger widths if rolling dimensions front and rear differ more than 4% so prob have to do same all round and space the rear unless i get I got my H&R ...
by Mindriot
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: I.C.E
Topic: Double din help
Replies: 49
Views: 1187

Re: Double din help

Glad to help, people do not realise the potential, nor the full value for money of these things. Granted they werent always so good but theyre getting better all the time, I'd never have anything else. Especially hooked up to my amps and speakers setup, then it really sounds good, custom wired to a ...
by Mindriot
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: I.C.E
Topic: Double din help
Replies: 49
Views: 1187

Re: Double din help

Good stuff its surprising how much the right launcher improves things isnt it. You can use one of the many preset skins or design your own, not sure I would do that while driving though! I generally have one of the skins with the roundel in center and speedometer on that, I usually only use copilot ...
by Mindriot
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Oil pump balance shaft
Replies: 24
Views: 611

Re: Oil pump balance shaft

Did you manage to get a look at the old one and see how bad it was?
by Mindriot
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Tyre choice Monte Carlo 17"
Replies: 22
Views: 332

Re: Tyre choice Monte Carlo 17"

Forgot this was a B5.5, might actually be a bit close as Gaz says.

iirc I ran 235/34 17 on mine with the A8 Sport wheels but I cannot remember the offsets clearly, might have been ET35, I know they were just about as close as it gets without rubbing arch lip on the front at -40 lowered.
by Mindriot
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Widnes/Warrington area
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Widnes/Warrington area

Its not difficult for a good mechanic, its just the proper quality parts list is very high cost vs most other cars (more complex and more individual parts), and theres a good bit more labour in it vs the equivalent jobs on most cars, quote that properly and most people huff off moaning about excessi...
by Mindriot
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Roll Bar Drop Links
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Roll Bar Drop Links

Using the right torque settings on a torque wrench of course.
by Mindriot
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Rust In Peace (A B5.5 story comes to an end)
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Rust In Peace (A B5.5 story comes to an end)

Assuming the block hasnt gone, or the head, or its warped.

You wouldnt just slap it back together, youd check and likely have the head skimmed, still doable but the right tests and skimming would add cost.
by Mindriot
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Bluetooth rns315
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Bluetooth rns315

Good luck, you just need to buy a full legal vcds package or find someone with it willing to help.

£200 - £300 should buy it from an official supplier :)
by Mindriot
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: I.C.E
Topic: Double din help
Replies: 49
Views: 1187

Re: Double din help

The launcer is the frontend to android, the skin, ie the look and feel. You can switch if you wanted, and you can have multiple installed, but why would you use more than one when the stock ones on these units are frankly rubbish and not well suited to driving. Theyre similar in that theyre designed...