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by gtijames
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Issue with front end wiring
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Issue with front end wiring

Is there a crash sensor on the front panel? Cant say for sure but that's the only other thing I can think of that could be in that area if there is one
by gtijames
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Door mirror query - indicator vs. non-indicator
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Door mirror query - indicator vs. non-indicator

The non indicator mirrors are more rectangular than the indicator ones so cant be swapped.
Indicator ones are the same as b6 and mk5 golf
by gtijames
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Wheel Bolt Thread Size
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Wheel Bolt Thread Size

The metal ones are much better than the plastic oe ones, good tool to have!
by gtijames
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Motorway Fuel Consumption
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: Motorway Fuel Consumption

There is a online checking service from Volkswagen here https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/emissionsinfo
by gtijames
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: b7 mot fail
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: b7 mot fail

Wow bushes are around £50 a side so that's a fair chunk of labour for a hours work tops!
Don't forget to get the tracking checked after
by gtijames
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Water pump and timing belt
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: Water pump and timing belt

Get a few more quotes from other places but seams a bit steep. Could be a quote with genuine parts?
by gtijames
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: TPS now Trade only?
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: TPS now Trade only?

Tps always was trade only but have recently really enforced it all round. They have can get massively to deal with even as trade, discounts have been cut etc
by gtijames
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: b7 mot fail
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: b7 mot fail

Wd40 to remove them, give them a twist and they slide off the arm. I use some rubber grease over the centre of the Bush and pin of the arm and they slide back on fairly easily.
Make sure you buy decent bushes, I can recommend the meyle hd bushes
by gtijames
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Refurb?
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Refurb?

Well we're not all that lucky!
by gtijames
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Refurb?
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Refurb?

Mine was looking pretty tired in the body about a year ago so I kept my eye out for a decent doner with good panels, found a good car swapped my bits over then sold the car for what I paid! It's not perfect but did tidy it up, could another option
by gtijames
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Non starter
Replies: 34
Views: 801

Re: Non starter

What powers and earths do you have to the relay? Sounds like it's missing a trigger
by gtijames
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: B8 Passat 2014 on
Topic: 2.0 150bhp idle puffing/ air noise normal?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: 2.0 150bhp idle puffing/ air noise normal?

Well that was lucky! Wouldn't expect it at 15k
by gtijames
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Anyone a VCDS wizard?
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Anyone a VCDS wizard?

The pickup is magnetic and built into the bearing I'm not aware it can be bought separately so new bearing before it wears through the new sensor and damages that too
by gtijames
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Anyone a VCDS wizard?
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Anyone a VCDS wizard?

Abs coding will be fine unless you have changed the module, the abs sensor will have been rubbed through by the abs ring on the back of the wheel bearing so a new one will be required
by gtijames
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Tandem pump loose vac side
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: Tandem pump loose vac side

Merc ready to drive :0
At least you have a week before it breaks to get the passat sorted :hyst
by gtijames
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Tandem pump loose vac side
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: Tandem pump loose vac side

Just jb weld or quick steel it, will be fine and last for years!
by gtijames
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: suspected headgasket gone..help
Replies: 12
Views: 566

Re: suspected headgasket gone..help

Would be worth eliminating the egr cooler from the system (so blank or bypass), have known coolers to leak exhaust gases into the cooling system on some newer cars.
If it's not that then looks like it will be of with the head!
by gtijames
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B4 TDI wagon breaking & B3 mecanical...
Replies: 13
Views: 710

Re: B4 TDI wagon breaking & B3 mecanical...

After a b4 fuel tank as I'm converting a petrol injection to diesel?
by gtijames
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Is this mod possible...
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Is this mod possible...

Everything is possible just depends how committed you are
by gtijames
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Turbo Intake Pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Turbo Intake Pipe

That short hose looks like one fitted to a b6 to me
by gtijames
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Low on power, juddering and lots of smoke
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Low on power, juddering and lots of smoke

My blank idea was supposed to be a fault finding measure, blank see if it runs better. Old bit of coke can would do, as obviously on a b6 it would require mapping which would probably be more expensive than replacing the valve and the legal/mot implications
by gtijames
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: B5.5 TDI Sport 130 Combined Enging And Manual Box Weight?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: B5.5 TDI Sport 130 Combined Enging And Manual Box Weight?

B5.5 total kerb weight is only around 1400kgs I think
by gtijames
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: B5.5 TDI Sport 130 Combined Enging And Manual Box Weight?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: B5.5 TDI Sport 130 Combined Enging And Manual Box Weight?

Yeah its definitely less than a ton, only thing you may struggle with is to get the reach to lift it out you will have to extend which drops the capacity down
by gtijames
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Low on power, juddering and lots of smoke
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Low on power, juddering and lots of smoke

Blank the egr first, the 2ltr tdi have a habit of the flap falling off. That would cause smoking and lack of power. Cheapest thing to do first
by gtijames
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Trimming front wing puffa pad
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Trimming front wing puffa pad

Mine are long gone, cant say I've noticed the difference!