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by wingz123
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Robot Wars returning
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: Robot Wars returning

I bought mine needing a cambelt change and an mot two months after I bought it so the price reflected what it needed. Oh and it needed a drivers side window regulator...silly things but all sorted and just does whats asked. I don't think the mpg has ever been right as i only get 60 miles from a tenn...
by wingz123
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Robot Wars returning
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Robot Wars returning

Cheers, yeh my old passat has been sat for the last 2 years or so....just had my pd130 audi a6...old but low miles (130k now bought on 105k and had a year) does the job. That and my merc sprinter recovery truck thats doing 1k miles a week not quite as much as my mate who bought a brand new 15' sprin...
by wingz123
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Kia Sedona ????
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Kia Sedona ????

Yeh be careful mate if you do buy one. They are quick being 2.9's - juicy round town not too bad on a run 40ish on a run. Build quality not great - interior plastics etc. The 2.8 chrysler voyagers are good - I've had a few of them too - much more reliable and (i think) are chain driven... Sent from ...
by wingz123
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Kia Sedona ????
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Kia Sedona ????

I've had loads... Fuel pumps Injectors Head gaskets Steer clear of the autos Oh and cambelts on them i've heard are a right job....one guy told me he had to remove the engine to do the belt...i maybe wrong and there maybe an easier way but do your research on that one. I have also had a speight of s...
by wingz123
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Finally found a car I like................
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Finally found a car I like................

Yes mate borrowed my friends s600 the other day and was sat middle lane of m4 and m3 sped past. I floored it, caught him up easily and he slowed quite harshly thinking I was the old bill.... I went passed and he struggled to keep up. Became quite twitchy at 130 though Sent from my iPhone using Tapat...
by wingz123
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Finally found a car I like................
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Finally found a car I like................

Sell it privately, if you can stretch to buy the Lexus and bide your time selling the Passat....I too have been thinking of buying a Lexus RX350 LPG or S600 Merc S Class as with the price of LPG that S Class would be like returning 30ish mpg


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by wingz123
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Robot Wars returning
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: Robot Wars returning

Challenge TV - good channel....old gladiators is back on too on Sunday evenings...


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by wingz123
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Ecp and cv boot kit
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Ecp and cv boot kit

To second that, check - paid £40 for a boost sensor once, rather complacent of me got home, opened the box to find a dirty sensor and opened bag... ...someone had swapped out their old sensor, put it back in the box, obviously taken it back for a refund, been given it and the guy behind the counter...
by wingz123
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Bizarre....
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: Bizarre....

Thanks chaps - will check the thermostat - it was bought from carparts4less for about £5 i think.... I'll buy a genuine one and see how I get on.... So are we in agreement that because the thermostat may be jammed open the coolant is not heating up and so the coolant temp sensor is giving a false r...
by wingz123
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: ABS Light plus ESP Light
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: ABS Light plus ESP Light

1) check lights
2) check sensors
3) check wiring (if possible)
4) quite possibly the ABS module is at fault - common on A6's, A4's and B5's (that late 90's era) but not seen a b5.5 go wrong...


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by wingz123
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Jacking point plastic cover?
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Jacking point plastic cover?

Where are you in wiltshire - there are a few passats at J Jones scrappy on Caen Hill as you go into Devizes frm Seend.

Know him he probably won't even bother charging you for something like that...


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by wingz123
Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Bizarre....
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Bizarre....

Drove my AWX Audi A6 to Spain a couple of months ago and had the coolant temp sensor changed a long with belt, water pump and a load of other stuff before I went. Made the mistake of buying a cheap chinky £4.99 temp sensor which died within 700 miles of my 1400 mile journey but was working for thos...
by wingz123
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Why does this happen everytime?
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Why does this happen everytime?

All ordered - thanks mate


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by wingz123
Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Why does this happen everytime?
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Why does this happen everytime?

Perfect response and very helpful thank you mate - will get all this ordered tomorrow from TPS.

Thank you again mate [emoji106]


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by wingz123
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Why does this happen everytime?
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Why does this happen everytime?

Thanks chaps for the responses - where on earth do you get these housings? Just looking into how easy to replace as I'm doing 700/900 miles a week and cannot afford to be broken down halfway up the country. Some say coolant flanges they are called but that search turns up nothing. The housing on min...
by wingz123
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Why does this happen everytime?
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Why does this happen everytime?

Tried changing the coolant temp sensor on my a6 (awx) and I think I've broken the housing.... Have i? I think I have broken the two metal bits that the circlip goes through as I stupidly tried pulling the sensor out without removing the plastic circlip. Didn't even realise there was a circlip. Any ...
by wingz123
Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Why does this happen everytime?
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Why does this happen everytime?

Tried changing the coolant temp sensor on my a6 (awx) and I think I've broken the housing.... Have i? I think I have broken the two metal bits that the circlip goes through as I stupidly tried pulling the sensor out without removing the plastic circlip. Any ideas on how I can repair? http://images.t...
by wingz123
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Air con questions
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Air con questions

Image


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by wingz123
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Air con questions
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Air con questions

By the way the roller thing on the front of it is still free moving when spun by hand


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by wingz123
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Air con questions
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Air con questions

Hi all, Had my air com gassed last summer but no cold air out the vents....garage seemed to thing compressor was seized...so i went away and did nothing about it all year - they took the gas out again. Here i am laid under the car - compressor is down on the floor now but wire was not plugged in.......
by wingz123
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: A cleaning product for removing tar...
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: A cleaning product for removing tar...

Thanks all for the responses,
by wingz123
Tue May 26, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Cost of replacing the front links?
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: Cost of replacing the front links?

£100 i am charged for complete front end rebuild - includes....

Front wheel bearings
Top arms
Track rod ends
Drop links
Bottom arms
Ball joints

Think thats it...


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by wingz123
Mon May 25, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Car value - what's it worth?
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Car value - what's it worth?

No problems


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by wingz123
Mon May 25, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Car value - what's it worth?
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Car value - what's it worth?

Drop over the reg and I'll CAP it tomorrow....


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