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by Critical_Mass
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Front Wiper not working
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Front Wiper not working

Haha wiper linkage broke on my audi last week. Got a second hand unit and fitted it to find it didnt work. Turned out i did exactly the same thing as you! took me an hour of checking things to realise :hyst
by Critical_Mass
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: airbag warning light and no horn
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: airbag warning light and no horn

I certainly would try that first. I bought one for about 20 quid off ebay. Easy to fit. Just make sure its central when you fit it - i.e equal number of turns each way, or you'll break the wiring when you turn the wheel. Also you'll need the airbag fault clearing.
by Critical_Mass
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Removing cat???
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Removing cat???

It will come out, needs a bit of turning and twisting.
by Critical_Mass
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Another folding mirror question
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Another folding mirror question

If you look on the sticker which has all the option codes (3 character codes), you can use a website to find out exactly what options your car has. Or ring VW. Not sure puddle lights under mirrors always = folding mirrors. My audi a6 has puddle lights but doesnt have folding mirrors
by Critical_Mass
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Another folding mirror question
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Another folding mirror question

Could they be manual folding mirrors i.e. on the mirror switch, is there a setting to fold them?
by Critical_Mass
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear Brakes winding back tool
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Rear Brakes winding back tool

jimmy2007 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Critical_Mass wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:50 pm
It'll be fine. Looks to have the attachment for pistons without the pin locations. Cant remember if the rears have them or not.
Which one will be fine, the one posted by me or the kit posted by 1.9 tdi?
Thanks
ECP
by Critical_Mass
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear Brakes winding back tool
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Rear Brakes winding back tool

It'll be fine. Looks to have the attachment for pistons without the pin locations. Cant remember if the rears have them or not.
by Critical_Mass
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear door speaker
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Rear door speaker

No, you need to take the door card off. THe speak is then held in place with rivets, unfortunately. When i replaced my rear speakers, i drilled out the rivets and replaced with screws and nuts.
by Critical_Mass
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Trimming front wing puffa pad
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Trimming front wing puffa pad

Personally id take the pads off and put some dynomat (or whatever its called) on the back of the wing.
by Critical_Mass
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 30912

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

:-bd I take it this https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-hp-145-2-stroke-engine-oil-1ltr/60281#product_additional_details_container and this https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-hp-135sf-2-stroke-oil-5ltr/8693J?kpid=8693J&ds_kid=92700019779902088&ds_rl=1247848&ds_rl=1245250&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrb...
by Critical_Mass
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Seized bolts on track rod ends.
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Seized bolts on track rod ends.

The dealers will sell them, but dont have a part number to hand. Water gets in an corrodes them in place, plenty of soaking in plus gas and a hammer should do it. But i had to heat mine up with a torch. Get a socket on the end of the bolt and try turning it whilst its hot. If you get it moving, the...
by Critical_Mass
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Seized bolts on track rod ends.
Replies: 19
Views: 861

Re: Seized bolts on track rod ends.

The dealers will sell them, but dont have a part number to hand. Water gets in an corrodes them in place, plenty of soaking in plus gas and a hammer should do it. But i had to heat mine up with a torch. Get a socket on the end of the bolt and try turning it whilst its hot. If you get it moving, then...
by Critical_Mass
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Front right wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Front right wheel

Had this too, changed the wire clip that sits on the outer side of the caliper and all gone. Try that first.

I do have some carriers in the garage you can have if you pay for postage, if the clip doesnt sort it.
by Critical_Mass
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Emissions workshop and engine light
Replies: 19
Views: 1269

Re: Emissions workshop and engine light

Fixed same issue on my wifes car, turned out to be the MAF. £20 replacement and its back to normal.
by Critical_Mass
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Home Made Windscreen Wash Fluid
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Home Made Windscreen Wash Fluid

Was thinking about this myself the other day. Costs about a fiver a gallon for washer fluid and at this time of year you (well i) go through it quickly.
by Critical_Mass
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: New car for first time driver
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: New car for first time driver

Lupo, take your pic of which engine. My newphew insures a 1.7 SDI lupo for very cheap.
by Critical_Mass
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: anyone looking for a B5 estate???
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: anyone looking for a B5 estate???

Both my 98 B5 1.9 tdi VE (AFN) and my brothers 2000 B5 1.9 tdi pd (AJM) are likely to be coming up for sale/scrap (hes keeping his wifes B5.5 tdi saloon) I know its a long shot but just wondered if they may be on interest to anyone? Cheers Howey If you get some pics up, along with details like mile...
by Critical_Mass
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Emissions workshop and engine light
Replies: 19
Views: 1269

Re: Emissions workshop and engine light

2011dandd wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:54 pm
Cheers for the advice
Any advice on weather it’s sgill drivable? Also in terms of a VW compatible cheap code reader, is there anything I need to know befor getting one?

Cheers
Where are you? There are peeps on here with it, including myself, who maybe able to help if youre close by
by Critical_Mass
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Emissions workshop and engine light
Replies: 19
Views: 1269

Re: Emissions workshop and engine light

Had this same issue with the wifes passat over christmas. Was going in to limp mode too. Scanned it and fault MAF - implausible signal appeared. Changed MAF and its now fine.
by Critical_Mass
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 30912

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

:-bd I take it this https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-hp-145-2-stroke-engine-oil-1ltr/60281#product_additional_details_container and this https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-hp-135sf-2-stroke-oil-5ltr/8693J?kpid=8693J&ds_kid=92700019779902088&ds_rl=1247848&ds_rl=1245250&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrb...
by Critical_Mass
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 30912

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

Gazwould wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:04 pm
:-bd
\m/

Cheers. I thought so, but best to double check.
by Critical_Mass
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 30912

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

Used it on the Passat no probs. But i have a 2008 A6 2.7tdiv6 (BPP) non dpf, can i use 2T in that too?
by Critical_Mass
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Warning lights - confused.
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: Warning lights - confused.

It is weird, but it is a good thing. The number of cars you see with no main brake lights and only a high level light.
by Critical_Mass
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Strange boot unlocking\locking on B5.5 Estate
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Strange boot unlocking\locking on B5.5 Estate

Hello chaps, As per the title, I'm having slight trouble with the boot unlocking and locking on my B5.5 Estate. The handle no longer opens the boot and when I use my remote to lock or unlock the car the boot pops open. Currently I have to use the key to open the boot and have unplugged the solonoid...