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by THE_GOOCH
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: engine emissions workshop
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: engine emissions workshop

also check the diaphragm on the egr valve. i had the same issue and cleaned the egr, changed n18, changed vacuum pipes and in the end it was the diaphragm. to check it, disconnect the vacuum pipe from the other end (so that the vacuum pipe is still attached to the top of the egr) and suck it. if the...
by THE_GOOCH
Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Damn Car Insurance is due....
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Damn Car Insurance is due....

no harm in getting more quotes. the money is always better in your pocket than theirs.


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by THE_GOOCH
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Finished changing my control arms today
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Finished changing my control arms today

i started doing my control arms today. my pinch bolt was the easiest iv ever done. no need for heat, iv been putting wd40 on it for just over a year ;-) i only got half way through doing the lower rear arm and the skies opened and soaked me. im going to try your second method tomorrow. Sent Using My...
by THE_GOOCH
Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear window stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Rear window stopped working

Went to put the rear , near side window down yesterday and hear a crack like plastic breaking , now you can hear the motor running but no window movement . Having never had the door cards off I have no idea what is behind there but I assume there is a plastic connection between the window and carri...
by THE_GOOCH
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: What do our usernames mean?!
Replies: 66
Views: 2737

Re: What do our usernames mean?!

my mate used to call me it as an insult years ago, now its just stuck. not many people know what a gooch is. (if you want to know, google it in images and turn safe search off lol)


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by THE_GOOCH
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: PS4
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: PS4

^^^ lol ^^^


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by THE_GOOCH
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: PS4
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: PS4

im getting excited. i get my games early from a local games shop so im going to speak to him to see if he can sell the ps4 abit earlier ;-)


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by THE_GOOCH
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Replaced Rear Tyre - Steering Off Centre!
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: Replaced Rear Tyre - Steering Off Centre!

im a tyre fitter and i fit part worn tyres. i seen this before. i swapped the wheels over on the axle (ns to os and visa versa) and it sorted it. i have no idea what causes it and even triple checking the tyre (mainly to make sure its safe) all looks fine. if you are not happy, just take the car bac...
by THE_GOOCH
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Tyre pressure guide
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Tyre pressure guide

32psi is good. im a tyre fitter and i run 32/34psi in mine. if your tyres are wearing on one edge ie inside or outside it could be that your tracking may need adjusting. if your tyres are wearing on both edges ie inside AND outside then its under inflated. hope this helps you :-) Sent Using My Thumb...
by THE_GOOCH
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Control Arm Bushings Replacement DIY
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Control Arm Bushings Replacement DIY

have a look in the "how to" section mate. if gives you a step by step guide and tells you where you might get trouble ie the pinch bolt. the job isnt too bad.


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by THE_GOOCH
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Flocked 3SDM 0.05 wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Flocked 3SDM 0.05 wheels

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my mates flocked wheels and engine covers. she has flocked kidney grills aswell. not my cup of tea but she likes it.


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by THE_GOOCH
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Silly things you done to your car as a kid
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Silly things you done to your car as a kid

couldnt afford lowering springs for my first car (1.0 nova) so i cut a couple of coils off each spring!!! looked good but drove awful, very bouncy.


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by THE_GOOCH
Wed May 29, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Vinyl Wrap - Where to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Vinyl Wrap - Where to buy?

Hi Does anyone know where you can buy good quality vinyl wrap? I'm looking to do the whole of my car. Cheers Ammo you could do a "how to" when you come to doing your car. pics, advice and techniques along the way for other people to take note if they fancy going down the diy wrap route. just an ide...
by THE_GOOCH
Sun May 26, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Mufflrectomy???
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: Mufflrectomy???

i did mine last month on my 130 tdi. the sound has hardly changed, its just got a slightly deeper tone. i did notice that the car seems to pick up quicker, it feels smoother. next on the list is a decat.


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by THE_GOOCH
Sat May 18, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Just ordered full front arms kit, looking for some good tips
Replies: 36
Views: 859

Re: Just ordered full front arms kit, looking for some good

ct.p wrote:Bit drunk but isn't a gooch the bit of skin that connects your ballbag and your bum, or is it called a 'jester'?
you are right. not many people know that lol


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by THE_GOOCH
Fri May 17, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Just ordered full front arms kit, looking for some good tips
Replies: 36
Views: 859

Re: Just ordered full front arms kit, looking for some good

have you used it on axle bolts? Or have they melted in the sun? :-P Sent from my Nexus 7 using telepathy... lol they did the job fine and they will do the otherside aswell when that cv goes aswell. Sent Using My Thumb On My Iphone Like A Big Boy I tried Halfrauds, and the biggest they had was 12mm!...
by THE_GOOCH
Fri May 17, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Just ordered full front arms kit, looking for some good tips
Replies: 36
Views: 859

Re: Just ordered full front arms kit, looking for some good

i got a set for about £5 from a local shop that sells tools. Sent Using My Thumb On My Iphone Like A Big Boy have you used it on axle bolts? Or have they melted in the sun? :-P Sent from my Nexus 7 using telepathy... lol they did the job fine and they will do the otherside aswell when that cv goes...
by THE_GOOCH
Thu May 16, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Just ordered full front arms kit, looking for some good tips
Replies: 36
Views: 859

Re: Just ordered full front arms kit, looking for some good

i got a set for about £5 from a local shop that sells tools.


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by THE_GOOCH
Thu May 16, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: AWX 5.5. Driveshaft question.
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: AWX 5.5. Driveshaft question.

Thanks for the replies. So it isn't just my luck then :esm Gooch, I should imagine it is with full lock. not full lock. undo hub bolt, then bolts at the gearbox end, remove gearbox end of driveshaft then move driveshaft towards engine bay and out she comes!!! hope that makes sense lol Sent Using My...
by THE_GOOCH
Thu May 16, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: AWX 5.5. Driveshaft question.
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: AWX 5.5. Driveshaft question.

has any body taken the driveshaft out without removing any other components? i managed it on mine :-P


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by THE_GOOCH
Tue May 14, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Custom exhausts
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Custom exhausts

For the sake of £70, buy a decat from John Ashley and give it a whirl, if you dont like it you would be able to get £50 for it on here easily. that sounds like a good idea, i just dont want it sounding like a fart lol Sent Using My Thumb On My Iphone Like A Big Boy Lol it wont!! i dont mind a spo...
by THE_GOOCH
Tue May 14, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Custom exhausts
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Custom exhausts

rkidscd001 wrote:For the sake of £70, buy a decat from John Ashley and give it a whirl, if you dont like it you would be able to get £50 for it on here easily.
that sounds like a good idea, i just dont want it sounding like a fart lol


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by THE_GOOCH
Tue May 14, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Custom exhausts
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Custom exhausts

I think theres more restriction in the rear box than the centre box. I chopped the centre box open to have a look and it's not that restrictive. Back box is a muffler and has lots of baffles with small holes. Have a look at my build thread. Removal of the cat makes a difference, I ran my car with t...
by THE_GOOCH
Sun May 12, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Tyre advise please !
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Tyre advise please !

why dont you have a look at the size of the spare and get the same size? the spare should be either 205/60 or 195/65 thats what i would do :-)


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by THE_GOOCH
Sat May 11, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: 47.52 mpg .......
Replies: 48
Views: 1226

Re: 47.52 mpg .......

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368212564.306566.jpg my 130tdi Sent Using My Thumb On My Iphone Like A Big Boy Just showing a 61mpg average is pretty meaningless unless you know the type of roads, distance etc. I could have taken a pic of mine showing 115mpg average, but that was coming downhill for 15 mil...