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by passatmann0
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Handbrake effort
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Handbrake effort

You should wind the piston all the way into the caliper then wind it out at least a half turn to reset the handbrake mechanism then pump the brake pedal before you apply the handbrake
by passatmann0
Thu May 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may
Replies: 47
Views: 2840

Re: new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may

Others Ive seen recently are, 06 VW T5 R5 eng 174bhp DPF, 1.0 07 VW T5 R5 eng 130bhp Dpf, 0.8 08 VW T5 R5 eng 130bhp DPF, 0.7 13 Astra 1.9TD Fiat eng DPF, 0.54 03 A4 1.9 AVF 0.6 03 Polo 1.4 TDI 1.0 08 Octavia 1.9 105 bhp 1.0 05 Ford connect, nothing on vin plate seems strange that a 02 Passat's can ...
by passatmann0
Thu May 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Front upright upper pinch bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 2291

Re: Front upright upper pinch bolt

You do realise that you can take the spring & shock off on its own without touching anything else? Look in the engine bay close to where the 3 bolts are that you remove the take off the top mounting, close by there are 2 gromets which cover the nuts which attach the shock to the top plate, remove th...
by passatmann0
Thu May 03, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may
Replies: 47
Views: 2840

new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may

Has anyone noticed the new mot diesel smoke limits coming in on may 20th., Have you ever wondered what the number in the square box in the corner of the vin sticker under your bonnet is for? Thats the smoke level of the vehicle when it was new, this is not good news, on my 02 AVF it,s 0.6 thats 5 ti...
by passatmann0
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: New car but 2 problems....
Replies: 32
Views: 2583

Re: New car but 2 problems....

Thats exactly the same as my car did, it was head gasket, unexplained coolant loss, temp gauge shooting up when engine worked hard, also when going up a long hill on light load the heater would go cold
by passatmann0
Wed May 31, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Moving remapped ECU from one car to another...
Replies: 37
Views: 3183

Re: Moving remap ECU from one car to another...

How do you disable the immo using VAG-TACHO or code the new ECU in to the car when you have the SKC?
by passatmann0
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Moving remapped ECU from one car to another...
Replies: 37
Views: 3183

Re: Moving remap from one car to another...

How do you go about disabling the immobiliser with Vagtacho?
by passatmann0
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: embarrasing horn
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: embarrasing horn

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151509246985? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Try this, thats what Ive got on mine, trumpet hidden behind bumper iron, compressor is fed via relay with power taken direct from starter solenoid, certainly gets you noticed lol!!!!!!!!!!!!
by passatmann0
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Quick offset question
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Quick offset question

Standard A5 7.5x17 et28 alloys fill arches nicely and no spacers needed
by passatmann0
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: I've that sinking feeling.......brake pedal
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: I've that sinking feeling.......brake pedal

Had this on my partners daughters 2003 Civic and after changing the master cylinder twice (secondhand one first then brand new one) it was better but the pedal still sank, eventually changed the ABS block and that cured it
by passatmann0
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Metal donut between turbo and cat
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Metal donut between turbo and cat

Its simple a flexy joint its part of the cat youll need to get one and weld it in.
by passatmann0
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Advice needed, coolant leak from timing cover area.
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: Advice needed, coolant leak from timing cover area.

Is there not a core plug in the block there where the lug on the belt tensioner locates?
by passatmann0
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: I've that sinking feeling.......brake pedal
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: I've that sinking feeling.......brake pedal

Second the last comment, have seen fluid reservoirs blow if you use too much pressure with a pressure bleeder, blew a B5 one at 15psi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by passatmann0
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Brake warning light.....
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Brake warning light.....

When you check the fluid level, slide a thin screwdriver down the side of the filter below the cap and see if the level goes down, have seen the reservoir air lock and the fluid stay in the top section, have seen this happen on a few Passats, to start with the light will come on when you go round a ...
by passatmann0
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: ESP light comes on
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: ESP light comes on

Yes definately a Fail, see link for answer from Vosa testing manual

https://mot-testing.i-env.net/documents ... 000401.htm
by passatmann0
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: timing belt tensioner moves while rotating the crankshaft
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: timing belt tensioner moves while rotating the crankshaf

just a thought, if your car has the hydraulic damper set up 2001/2002, when you bolted on the tensioner the washer behind it didnt fall off the bolt as you offered it up as that would let the tensioner sit closer to the block and the belt run further back on the other pulleys
by passatmann0
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Spectacular smoke screen - now no car - Any ideas?
Replies: 27
Views: 1193

Re: Spectacular smoke screen - now no car - Any ideas?

Great news, how smokey was it when you started it up?
by passatmann0
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Spectacular smoke screen - now no car - Any ideas?
Replies: 27
Views: 1193

Re: Spectacular smoke screen - now no car - Any ideas?

Turn it over with injector wiring plug disconnected till you get get oil coming from oil feed pipe at turbo in case theres a blockage in feed pipe!!
Hope it goes well
by passatmann0
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: 6 speed to 5 speed swap
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: 6 speed to 5 speed swap

Flywheel, gearshift and the gearbox mounting on nearside of front cradle different too!!!
by passatmann0
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Spectacular smoke screen - now no car - Any ideas?
Replies: 27
Views: 1193

Re: Spectacular smoke screen - now no car - Any ideas?

I took the metal cross pipe off altogether, blocked one end poured in brake cleaner, sloshed it about a while then poured it out, repeat till you stop gettig poo out of it, I threw my intercooler away and fitted a new one, if there's bits of impeller in the bottom there could be more trapped inside!...
by passatmann0
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Spectacular smoke screen - now no car - Any ideas?
Replies: 27
Views: 1193

Re: Spectacular smoke screen - now no car - Any ideas?

Forgot to say, the rattling you heard was probably like a petrol pinking and due to it injesting the amount of oil it did, mine rattled as well and when I tried to restart it it wouldn't turn over due to the amount of oil in the bores. My turbo had actually snapped the shaft in 2, the cam lobe looks...
by passatmann0
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Spectacular smoke screen - now no car - Any ideas?
Replies: 27
Views: 1193

Re: Spectacular smoke screen - now no car - Any ideas?

Looking at pic of the turbo, the nut that should be on the end of the shaft holding the impeller on is missing indicating the shaft stopped turning very quickly, you need to find it!!!!!!!!!!!!
by passatmann0
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: looking for heavy duty springs for 4motion estate
Replies: 30
Views: 1551

Re: looking for heavy duty springs for 4motion estate

Does your estate have rear mudflaps by any chance?