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by Gazwould
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Regrets ? I have a few.
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Regrets ? I have a few.

Nearly did and boy would I of regretted it.

A few now have tried the C5 A6 and came back to B5.5 land .

Probably a big price difference but there was millions of B6 Passats Vs C6 A6 .
by Gazwould
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: OK stupid question time regarding 312mm brakes...
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: OK stupid question time regarding 312mm brakes...

Green materials for a greener product & a significant reduction of fine particles emissions
by Gazwould
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: OK stupid question time regarding 312mm brakes...
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: OK stupid question time regarding 312mm brakes...

No that's the Mercs AMG wheels , I was intreiged by what pads they were as they were among the worst for dust I'd experienced , older version of Yellowstuff and Ferodo DS2500 being bad . Redstuff for me as even lower dust and a performance advantage over Greenstuff . Latest offering from Ferodo . ht...
by Gazwould
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: OK stupid question time regarding 312mm brakes...
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: OK stupid question time regarding 312mm brakes...

Hate them . https://i.imgur.com/TWnNF7Tr.jpg That's just 4 days . 2 days short across town journeys and 2 days of 30 miles , always light braking but still frequent wheel washing . Went to my default choice of pad , now 3rd car full sets . Much more choice too than ever before , for better braking w...
by Gazwould
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: OK stupid question time regarding 312mm brakes...
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: OK stupid question time regarding 312mm brakes...

Haven't bought OE pads for over 15 years .
by Gazwould
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: OK stupid question time regarding 312mm brakes...
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: OK stupid question time regarding 312mm brakes...

312 is just different discs and carriers , everything else is, dual 288 / 312 .


Could be the pad retaining springs .
by Gazwould
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Eibach springs, B4 Bilsteins, anything else?
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Eibach springs, B4 Bilsteins, anything else?

OEM front are SKF and rear are Lemforder , both available from ECP / CP4L with the VW / Audi part numbers scrubbed out !
by Gazwould
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Getting flashed because of new headlights
Replies: 28
Views: 452

Re: Getting flashed because of new headlights

So they're actively looking for ballasts ?

I'm sure they can be cleverly hidden away ?

Get a 4.5 - 5K bulb and they won't notice ?

Impossible to even see some Dpf's .
by Gazwould
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Getting flashed because of new headlights
Replies: 28
Views: 452

Re: Getting flashed because of new headlights

How does the tester actually fail them when you can't see them behind B5.5 bottle bottom dipped projector lense ?
by Gazwould
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Getting flashed because of new headlights
Replies: 28
Views: 452

Re: Getting flashed because of new headlights

What actually fails them if even if pattern is good ?

They measure / guess colour ?

Measure lumens ?

Because they can't see behind the projector lenses.

Some road legal H7 halogen can be all blue .
by Gazwould
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: awx engine not warming up
Replies: 20
Views: 263

Re: awx engine not warming up

Ahh , those hedonistic heydays .
by Gazwould
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: awx engine not warming up
Replies: 20
Views: 263

Re: awx engine not warming up

Hassle

Meyle also good for CTS as sold by Murray's Direct.


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They would know / only sell brands that work .
by Gazwould
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: awx engine not warming up
Replies: 20
Views: 263

Re: awx engine not warming up

What brands of thermostat and CTS did you use ?
by Gazwould
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Oil dip stick
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Oil dip stick

by Gazwould
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Oil dip stick
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Oil dip stick

Did you suck out the oil cooler ?
by Gazwould
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Oil pump balance shaft
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: Oil pump balance shaft

It was.. in South Korea :shock: :shock:

UK denial tactics and usually well out of factory warranty they got away with that , until Karma came along regarding emissions .
by Gazwould
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: No boost
Replies: 28
Views: 379

Re: No boost

Lol .

Library image .
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All we need now is the smoke opacity data :D
by Gazwould
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: No boost
Replies: 28
Views: 379

Re: No boost

We have valet mode !

Simply Bizarre .
by Gazwould
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: No boost
Replies: 28
Views: 379

Re: No boost

Anyone tried the valet mode yet ?
by Gazwould
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Oil pump balance shaft
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: Oil pump balance shaft

80 - 150 is most common .

Pops BKP went on 83K .

Only one way to find out if it's been done , if not
Kit 9 .
by Gazwould
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: So since my B5.5...........
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: So since my B5.5...........

It's the S and RS factor , bit like anything non RS Ford .