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by dointhis
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: 6 speed tdi gearbox oil
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

Re: 6 speed tdi gearbox oil

Going to do mine in the next week but was going to buy Castrol syntrans 75w-90 from reading an old post on the how to section. Is fuchs 75w 80 better then, ? Mine's got 177 on it...
by dointhis
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOS
Topic: b5.5 wagon love
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: b5.5 wagon love

Nice tidy motor!
Have to say recently changing from 225 40 18 to 225 45 18 the difference is night and day. It is so much more comfortable and compliments the bilstein shocks and eibach springs more than the 225 40s did.
by dointhis
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Engine mount failed
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Engine mount failed

Trying to find this engine mount with AR at the end is a bloody nightmare! I've looked and looked, can someone advise where to get one from apart from dealers? Also I've seen the same part no. but ending AE instead of AR, will this be okay to use? Need to get this sorted as I'm driving to Poland in ...
by dointhis
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Will 245 45 18 on fat fives fit without rubbing on the hub leg?
Replies: 18
Views: 1223

Re: Will 245 45 18 on fat fives fit without rubbing on the hub leg?

Cheers all for your input.
I ended up with 225 45 18 and that was close. I don't think 245 would have fit tbh. 225 45 is max for me without rubbing.
Anyway the gap has shrunk nicely and the car is so much more comfortable, also the car is noticeably higher.
Thanks all again!
by dointhis
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Will 245 45 18 on fat fives fit without rubbing on the hub leg?
Replies: 18
Views: 1223

Re: Will 245 45 18 on fat fives fit without rubbing on the hub leg?

I think your right gaz. I'm not going to get them 245 45 18 in my heart I know they ain't fitting without spacers which I don't wana do for 2 reasons 1 being the extra cost and 2 I've heard some shocking stories about the saftey aspect of fitting them. Think I'll go 235 40 18 or possibly 225 45 18 I...
by dointhis
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Will 245 45 18 on fat fives fit without rubbing on the hub leg?
Replies: 18
Views: 1223

Re: Will 245 45 18 on fat fives fit without rubbing on the hub leg?

Thanks for the replies chaps it's been keeping me up at night x_x that link 'Will it fit' is great! It showed that it would be fine. To be honest I thought with the bilstein shocks and eibach springs it would sit nice with 225 40 18 but there is still a fair gap especially in the front but I ain't b...
by dointhis
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Will 245 45 18 on fat fives fit without rubbing on the hub leg?
Replies: 18
Views: 1223

Will 245 45 18 on fat fives fit without rubbing on the hub leg?

As per title... Just about to pick some pirelli pzero on my fat fives And as an after thought it occurred to me they might rub. Has anyone fitted this size tyre without spacers with no issue?? Tbf I did ask this on Facebook and a few did get back to me in this and one chap said he ran that size and ...
by dointhis
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?

Shocks springs rear top mounts sport bump stops front and back anti-roll bar bushes. just ordered this morning 4 rear rubber spring seats front top mounts and the top spring seat with the plate and still on the search for the bottom one. Might have to go dealers for them can't seem to find that part...
by dointhis
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?

As new but oem+ , you can't beat how a car handles the road , surefooted and comfortably compliant , a very worthwhile area to get right and spend monies . That's just what I wana hear mate! The setups been sitting on the kitchen work top for a week now despite my wife's moans to put it in the gara...
by dointhis
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?

I think it is worth giving them a mid life refresh. The engines are strong and good for massive miles, the bodies don't rust (but do fray round the edges) so it makes sense to spend a bit.... on what are extremely reliable cars. I think the B5.5's, MK4 Golf era VW's are the last of the good cars. N...
by dointhis
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?

Lol 3500 mile journey not 350, that wouldn't be much of a journey! B)
by dointhis
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?

Haha! I was buying all the parts bit by bit for it before i see your post which was a bloody big help actually and like you Im doing discs and pads amongst other bits of suspension . I've also just got the cam belt done and need to still buy a radiator and turbo hoses all in preparation of a 350 mil...
by dointhis
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?

Oh alright Yh that make sense the guy at avs said something about that buy i didnt twig until I saw your thread lol Alright so I'll have to get it with the plate.. how much did u pay may I ask? Have to say all the suspension and parts with it are climbing up to about £500...wow! :shock: Hope it's t...
by dointhis
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Where to get front strut lower rubber spring seats?

Got new bilstein shocks and eibach springs for the old girl And already got top mounts top plates sport bump stops for front and rear and rear rubber spring seats from avs car parts but they don't do the front and from what I can see no one's seems to do the front spring lower rubbers either. Any li...
by dointhis
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: condensation in headlight
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: condensation in headlight

Have this on mine but it's kinda of gone yellowish inside so unfortunately I will be splitting the headlight for a clean and polish
by dointhis
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: condensation in headlight
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: condensation in headlight

Have this on mine but it's kinda of gone yellowish inside so unfortunately I will be splitting the headlight for a clean and polish
by dointhis
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Colour coded rub strips - B5.5
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Colour coded rub strips - B5.5

People still are, further more if you are going to de-chrome I'll have the door strips off you. Ive got colour coded rear estate strips in ld5q midnight blue, not your colour I know but the preps been done just needs a rub and blow over. Personally I like the chrome think it suits my dark colour..ni...
by dointhis
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Pd130 awx where can I get a Decat downpipe?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Pd130 awx where can I get a Decat downpipe?

Thats what i would done if not for the fexi pipe breaking in half, you get get the gaskets from europarts or ebay for £5 the link pipe you can get from ebay for £17 something
by dointhis
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Pd130 awx where can I get a Decat downpipe?
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Pd130 awx where can I get a Decat downpipe?

Just fitted mine yesterday with the link pipe as the fexi went on the stock exhaust, feels much better spools up quicker and power has been restored!! Dont forget to buy a couple nuts and bolts for link pipe :wink:
by dointhis
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: 1.9 TDi Sport axle weights
Replies: 34
Views: 1021

Re: 1.9 TDi Sport axle weights

Mate if get them for 70 ill try it on to lol! even so 116 aint bad at all!
by dointhis
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: What did you do to your Passat today?
Replies: 1512
Views: 68700

Re: What did you do to your Passat today?

Just brought a brand set of toyo t1r :D
by dointhis
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: manual gearbox oil
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: manual gearbox oil

just forgot theres a how to on here with it :roll:
by dointhis
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: manual gearbox oil
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: manual gearbox oil

gona do mine soon does anyone have a link for the spine bolt tool?
cheers
by dointhis
Sun May 31, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: GOLDFINGER attacks an Audi
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: GOLDFINGER attacks an Audi

Scum!! Bet you that's a neighbour he looks/dresses old as well! I would buy that back and get it wrapped or matt it!! Satin blue.. :-?
Anyway poor git hope they catch em!!!
by dointhis
Mon May 25, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: B5.5 looks better than b6 ( photo opportunity arises)
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: B5.5 looks better than b6 ( photo opportunity arises)

b5.5 for me love the dub factor it got! B-)