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by Jk*
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Thermostat replacement on B6 170 BMR
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Thermostat replacement on B6 170 BMR

Easy, not easy. FAQ....anything would be a great help. :mrgreen:
by Jk*
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Glow plug light illuminated workshop now warning
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: Glow plug light illuminated workshop now warning

You just need to get it scanned.

Mine came on when my balance shaft went (170 BMR) then came on again when the actuator sensor went, also came on when I had an intermittent fault with cruise control. So those three problems brought on that light, and threw the car into limp mode also.
by Jk*
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Looking to buy a Passat 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1695

Re: Looking to buy a Passat 2007

Luckily for me the only thing I had to replace was the balance shaft, hex allen key, oil pump, oil filter, sump plug. Luckily for me the turbo cut itself off preventing any damage to that. Bare in mind I had driven almost a mile with the oil light flashing at me as I could stop anywhere safely... am...
by Jk*
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Looking to buy a Passat 2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1695

Re: Looking to buy a Passat 2007

I wouldn't advise anyone on getting a Passat B6 2.0 170 unless you know everything has been replaced (like mine). My balance shaft went last week, luckily not as much damage as what could have been done...back on the road now. 1.9 is good but the refinements are a bit poverty. I went for the 2.0 tdi...
by Jk*
Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Steering Column Lock - Am I looking repair bill about £1000?
Replies: 30
Views: 3264

Re: Steering Column Lock - Am I looking repair bill about £1

Get it fixed before it goes because you will no doubt lose all power to the car including the EPB. Nightmare! Mine cost about £300 to be repaired. That included £100 coding from vw, £20 flatbed trailer, £75 part and labour to fit the part by an auto electrician with lots of experience of fitting...
by Jk*
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: passat b6 steams up in the morning bad
Replies: 25
Views: 1718

Re: passat b6 steams up in the morning bad

Holophyte wrote:I used anti fog once. What a complete waste of 10 minutes putting it on was!! Got in the car the following morning whilst raining outside. Car misted up instantly. Lol.
Yup. Waste of money. In fact I think it was made worse! :D
by Jk*
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: DPF Cleaners
Replies: 13
Views: 1392

Re: DPF Cleaners

Getting rid of my DPF as soon as I can.

Bloody thing! I run on super clean diesel and it makes very little difference I don't think. Looking into buying a mk2 Golf gti for the short work journey I do and keep the Passat for family days out...

Just get it removed. :wink:
by Jk*
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: DPF Removal / refit
Replies: 24
Views: 1138

Re: DPF Removal / refit

Plymouth- DPF removal and remap £375

Once my rims are sold its happening, getting right on my t1tts now!
by Jk*
Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: b6 staggered wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: b6 staggered wheels

I have just removed these and put them up for sale: 19" x 8.5j ET32 19" 9.5J ET35 Here is ride height: https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10592629_10203862519455704_2352360617507094854_n.jpg?oh=fe0a349f5a2c9cf038c15a1f0759b97e&oe=54C42744&__gda__=1422246640_0ab45a6e28bfa...
by Jk*
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Coilovers
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Coilovers

Ive been driving cars on coilovers for years, and with wheels with thin tyres. I find that the wheel/tyre choice makes more of a difference than the coilovers. I ran the coilovers with 17" monte carlos and wouldn't know it was on coilovers really...then put the 19", 20" on and it was a bit bumpier! ...
by Jk*
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Polished alloys advice need it
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Polished alloys advice need it

sebp75 wrote:Jk could u tell me the spec of the wheels and tyres?
Which ones?
by Jk*
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Coilovers
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Coilovers

I had FK AK Streets on mine. Only on there for 4 months, the only issue I found was one side had to be wound down more than the other on the rear to get it to sit even, maybe something to do with the weight of the fuel tank...who knows. Other than that they were fine for £200. Heres a pic of them o...
by Jk*
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOS
Topic: Some Edition38 Piccies
Replies: 4
Views: 1988

Re: Some Edition38 Piccies

Blue Passat estate is nice and my mates yellow Passat coupe is always something different to look at.
by Jk*
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Dreaded wet footwell :(
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: Dreaded wet footwell :(

Well today I went out to clean the car, finished, thought I'd quickly bang the carpets off and guess what- soaking footwell. So much so that the mat is also wet! So I took the Plenum cover off again and decided to tighten up all the bolts on the plastic cover on the bulk head then put sealant around...
by Jk*
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Polished alloys advice need it
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Polished alloys advice need it

I have a bit of experience with them https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/1928903_124736522440_7149224_n.jpg?oh=d1d9b584fbc48dbc4eb6c87260212328&oe=5461F099&__gda__=1416862322_d5bab0167a85f91d3c17d6d0d31a28dc https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/...
by Jk*
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: DPF advise needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

Re: DPF advise needed

In addition to what the guys above have said, there is a company in Barnsley that can fit a whole new pipe that looks like a DPF pipe (£250) and remap your car. I will see if I can find the details if you are interested.

:wink:
by Jk*
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Side Skirts R Line
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: Side Skirts R Line

You'd be better off taking them off and getting some standard ones. I will relieve you of your R line ones! :mrgreen:
by Jk*
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: 19 X 10 - ET25?
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: 19 X 10 - ET25?

I would probably say good luck unless you have arch mods or are running very high!
by Jk*
Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Wheel Arch bubbling and corrosion
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: Wheel Arch bubbling and corrosion

I have the same problem :mrgreen:

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by Jk*
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: B6 BKP 2.0tdi Sport 2nd Gear hesitation ( fuel filter?)
Replies: 18
Views: 1981

Re: B6 BKP 2.0tdi Sport 2nd Gear hesitation ( fuel filter?)

Is yours a 170bhp...if not then it wont have a DPF. Mine is a 2007, 170 and has one. Pain in the ass and causes hesitation regularly. I changed my fuel filter last year when I replaced the housing lid with a polished one...since then my car has been a pain! Waiting to change it again soon. Heres wha...
by Jk*
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Engine Fault Garage, steering column lock
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Engine Fault Garage, steering column lock

The part is about £70. I paid a local auto electrician £70 to fit it, then got the car towed to VW. £101 for coding. What part? And what needs coding? Sorry I cant be more specific. All I know is that there is an electrical component that needs replacing then that component needs coding into the...
by Jk*
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Engine Fault Garage, steering column lock
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Engine Fault Garage, steering column lock

The part is about £70. I paid a local auto electrician £70 to fit it, then got the car towed to VW. £101 for coding.
by Jk*
Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Got babs a new seat.
Replies: 19
Views: 889

Re: Got babs a new seat.

SNAP.

Would never buy a second hand car seat, never know if its been in an accident, dropped etc but that's just me.

I love it and my son finds it comfortable. Great seat at a great price imo.
by Jk*
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: 9.5j 18" alloys & tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: 9.5j 18" alloys & tyres

Seem ok as long as you aren't too low. KI have 9.5 on the rear with ET35