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by Deadcentre
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Power steering fluid change
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Power steering fluid change

Hello, Looking to do a bit of preventative maintainance on my 2005 Passat (B5.5), namely the power steering fluid. I’m pretty sure it’s the original fluid (so nearly 15 years and 132000 miles old). No issues with steering, pump, leaks or noise etc. What are people’s thoughts on the turkey baster met...
by Deadcentre
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Discs and pads
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Discs and pads

One last thing, got the dimensions of the discs but I’m getting a choice of two types of pads.....”teves” or “Lucas”. Any way to tell what I need so you can order them in advance of doing them?
by Deadcentre
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Discs and pads
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Discs and pads

Thanks guys.
by Deadcentre
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Discs and pads
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Discs and pads

Sorry...... it’s a front wheel drive AWX tdi.
by Deadcentre
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Discs and pads
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Discs and pads

Thank you. Is there more than one type of fitment for the pads / discs? Only ask as when I put my car’s details into the ECP website, it alerts me to this possibility? If so is there a simple way to see which brakes I have? Going to try and do them myself.
by Deadcentre
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Discs and pads
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Discs and pads

Cheers
by Deadcentre
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Discs and pads
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Discs and pads

Hello all, After recommendations for good quality discs and pads all round for my 2005 b5.5 tdi estate (standard set up). Fully subscribe to the mantra that brakes are not an area you should try to skimp on, but at the same time why spend more if you don’t have to! Will go with the consensus and exp...
by Deadcentre
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Faulty cigarette lighter socket
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Faulty cigarette lighter socket

Obliged!
by Deadcentre
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Faulty cigarette lighter socket
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Faulty cigarette lighter socket

Happy to replace it as I'll be keeping the car. Is it easy to remove?
by Deadcentre
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Faulty cigarette lighter socket
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Faulty cigarette lighter socket

Hello, Annoyingly, the front cigarette lighter socket in my 2005 B5.5 Passat has become faulty. I don't smoke but like most people use it to charge a phone. It will work with a lot of fiddling with one phone charger I have but is very sensitive to movement (rules out fuse). So much so, to be useless...
by Deadcentre
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Ouick oil question / advice
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Ouick oil question / advice

Thanks Gazwould, Have just read that thread you referenced now (took two cups of tea mind!!). In summary it looks like using the 507.00 on the yearly / 10k mile oil changes gives the best of both worlds which is what I do regardless of oil used anyway. Any minor negatives (if they exist) are probabl...
by Deadcentre
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Ouick oil question / advice
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Ouick oil question / advice

Hello all, I'll be brief..... THE CAR: 2005 Passat tdi AWX with 125k miles. Well looked afterr, driven with mechanical sympathy and serviced every 8-10k miles constantly with Quantum 5w 40 (505.01 I believe). I plan to carry on with this mileage between oil changes regardless of oil used (see below)...
by Deadcentre
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Activated charcoal pollen filters
Replies: 47
Views: 5007

Re: Activated charcoal pollen filters

You're right, my bad! It was the 2862 I bought. Shift work is as bad as nappy brain.

To reiterate, this post (and this forum overall) are very helpful.

Thankyou
by Deadcentre
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Activated charcoal pollen filters
Replies: 47
Views: 5007

Re: Activated charcoal pollen filters

This thread was useful to me. Bought the FP2882 filter and fits perfectly into my B5.5, and is noticeably thicker than the OEM cabin filter it replaced. Just over £12 delivered from ECP with one of the infinite discount codes. The two year old cabin filter that came out shocked me due to the volume ...
by Deadcentre
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: New legal bulbs.
Replies: 21
Views: 2197

Re: New legal bulbs.

Hello, My two pence worth...... My 05 b5.5 has been a bit lacking in the headlamp department and finally got round to tackling it last week. Used the 3M restoration kit to get rid of the oxidation and pitting on the plastic headlight lenses. Big improvement functionally and asthetically for minimal ...
by Deadcentre
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Coolant temperature?
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Coolant temperature?

Thanks Guys.

Will do them both I think. Good advice.

Steve
by Deadcentre
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Coolant temperature?
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Coolant temperature?

I see what you mean.
by Deadcentre
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Coolant temperature?
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Coolant temperature?

Thanks
by Deadcentre
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Coolant temperature?
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Coolant temperature?

Thanks. Will look into it.
by Deadcentre
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Coolant temperature?
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Coolant temperature?

Hi Guys, Quick one. 2005 Passat tdi 130 AWX estate. According to the climatronic menu my coolant temperature tops out a very consistent 78 degrees Celsius irrespective of anything I do. I do not have any of the symptoms of a sender unit failure and am reasonably sure it's a lazy thermostat. The temp...
by Deadcentre
Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: paint 12year warranty
Replies: 700
Views: 58140

Re: paint 12year warranty

I have rust at the top of my driver's side wheel arch on my 05 estate. I was genuinely going to just pay for it to be repaired myself as the rest of the car is mint. However, by chance I spotted this thread on the forum and thought what the hell. I rang VW Liverpool and was advised to pop in one mor...
by Deadcentre
Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Oil brands- your choices
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Oil brands- your choices

Millers PD specific oil in three different VW PD engined cars (including AWX Passat) over a combined total of about 85,000 miles without one mechanical failure eg. Turbo, bearings, camshafts etc etc. Won't use anything else.
by Deadcentre
Sun May 19, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: 2002 B5.5 G180 Crash Sensor Someone Shoot me now
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: 2002 B5.5 G180 Crash Sensor Someone Shoot me now

Hello, I've had the same fault myself for months. Only just got it fixed by getting a replacement crash sensor from a donor car off eBay. There are apparently several types of sensor that are in circulation, even though they all look the same and have the same part code on. For example, mine needed ...