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by Flea
Fri May 30, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Issues: Mats, rails and wheels (B5.5)
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Issues: Mats, rails and wheels (B5.5)

Well, things have become a little more complicated. The parts guy tried the mats in a 5.5 they had in the workshop, and they fitted fine; so he called me in to pick them up. In my car, they are a terrible fit. It turns out I have an asymmetric exhaust tunnel in the rear footwell... Going to have to ...
by Flea
Thu May 29, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Issues: Mats, rails and wheels (B5.5)
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Issues: Mats, rails and wheels (B5.5)

Ah I see! Awesome, thanks! Murrays parts-guy, watch out!

I was wanting to have a little browse through all the steelies that were ever OE on b5/5.5s with a view to future banding. But that's a while off really, just piecing together a plan!

Thanks again for your help mate!
by Flea
Thu May 29, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Issues: Mats, rails and wheels (B5.5)
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Issues: Mats, rails and wheels (B5.5)

Excellent, thanks for the reply! I love UK Passats! I'll get to the stealers after work.
Referencing the roof rail seals, the diagram that came up on the system did not show them as a separate part, whereas it did when he tried on a golf (I think) estate... Should the parts guy be digging deeper?
by Flea
Wed May 28, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Issues: Mats, rails and wheels (B5.5)
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Issues: Mats, rails and wheels (B5.5)

Cheers for the replies guys. The problem with the mats is that there doesn't seem to be any record on the vw system of rear mats with oval studs, yet that is what the car had. I'll go for the studless ones if I have to but I'd rather replace like with like... As for the rail corrosion, I read that t...
by Flea
Wed May 28, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Issues: Mats, rails and wheels (B5.5)
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Issues: Mats, rails and wheels (B5.5)

Not been on here in a while, I used to have a Red B4 Wagon which unfortunately got written off by a flying starter motor... :( But now, after three years of Saab ownership I'm back in the world of Passats with a Grey B5.5 Highline TDI Wagon! However, there are a few issues I'm having and I wondered ...
by Flea
Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Any carp fisherman in here ?
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Any carp fisherman in here ?

Yep hoping to do a bit more this summer than I did last year, time is not looking to be on my side though, plus I've got to renew a fair chunk of older gear... :cry:
by Flea
Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: R36 diesel on ebay
Replies: 36
Views: 2943

Re: R36 diesel on ebay

Reminds me of 318/320's etc badged up as M3's; pointless and laughable... /:) =))
by Flea
Wed May 26, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Rear Electric Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Rear Electric Windows

The child lock switch might be dodgey? I know mine won't lock so maybe yours is constantly locked?
by Flea
Tue May 25, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: painting wood
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: painting wood

For some reason, PVA springs into my mind; but I'll leave you with that thought, because I have no idea why it came into my head! I could be onto something... subconsciously... :?
by Flea
Tue May 25, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: AC radiator
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: AC radiator

Specific to 1.9tdi and VR6 B4's. I'm having the same issue!

£450 part only from stealers or a Polish one fitted and gassed for £200 at my local rad shop; years warrenty too...
by Flea
Sun May 23, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Sterio
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Sterio

My car had the constant power wire, and the earth in the wrong slot on the connector, so they didn't line up with the ones in the HU connector. Double check all the wires line up across the connectors... I routed an 8g cable straight from the battery, and ran an 8g earth to the firewall; but patchin...
by Flea
Tue May 04, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: house speakers help
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: house speakers help

They're seperate crossovers for amps with mid/low and high outputs for each speaker. If you get an amp with one output per speaker then you may be able to join them to the same channel. Only the manufacturer can tell you this though... Is it like this? http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/images/stories/2...
by Flea
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: What Next ????
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: What Next ????

:0 Eek! How long has the Antony-Torpoint one been there?!!!? (:o
by Flea
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Run to the sun 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1282

Re: Run to the sun 2010

I love run to the sun, it means half the chavs leave plymouth for the weekend to get wrecked and cause havoc. Mmmm peace and quiet!!! :D

Defo not going... ;)
by Flea
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Buemi escapes 200mph crash
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Buemi escapes 200mph crash

TR team use ferrari engines dont they? Maybe fiat constructed the car....? :hyst

Scary stuff, don't need any more F1 fatalities.
by Flea
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: dye spray
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: dye spray

I'm wanting to spray my headliner and didn't realise spray-on dye existed! Cheers for bringing that up ant!
by Flea
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Goodwood race track warning lots of pics
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Goodwood race track warning lots of pics

Nice, love goodwood... Wouldn't mind a go in that atom round the track!
by Flea
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Fog Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Fog Lights

Yeah the chinese ones are ok, no good in fog though lol! VW want like £200 for the hellas but apparentl;y there are no OS blanks left in the uk (to fit in between the indicator and fog)... Go for the ebay ones if you're not worried about performance, they light up and look fine.
by Flea
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Passat.....The Poor relation....
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Passat.....The Poor relation....

I agree with penri. I like having an awesome car that people don't recognise. Seriously 60% of people that see percy don't know hes a vw let alone a passat. The fact that he corners like a demon, blows your head off with the sound system and looks f*ckin cool; is for me to know and for them to quiet...
by Flea
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: H&S gone mad again - this tiem its laughable
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: H&S gone mad again - this tiem its laughable

its just going daft. i ride mountain bikes and alot of trails and jump spots are being closed. due to the fact that the jumps and some tracks/wooden obsticles are classed as 'working at heights' :| its mountain biking, were meant to be high up lol Yep, Haldon near me (ish) is one of these... The FC...
by Flea
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: hell
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: hell

Nice one, I like it! I remember going to town on a question in a 'general studies' exam (load of poo)... Think the question was "define 'cool'", well I had fun on that one (if you have to ask then you aint, etc etc), got full marks too! Ahh school... :ymdaydream:
by Flea
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Vinyl Wrap...!?
Replies: 78
Views: 9877

Re: Vinyl Wrap...!?

Is it weird that I like the yellow? (:o
by Flea
Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Recommend me a digi camera ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1725

Re: Recommend me a digi camera ...

From experience I will second both the panasonic and canon ixus, VERY good cameras for the money. :smile: My sis has just got the panasonic DMC-FS62EB-A and it takes awesome pictures in all lights, the presets are really good and light metering is almost instantaneous; which isn't that common on cam...
by Flea
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Wiring Question
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Wiring Question

Know the feeling, CV boot and front zorst section warnings last june. Still havent got round to them yet!
by Flea
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Water, water everywhere.......
Replies: 27
Views: 1859

Re: Water, water everywhere.......

I've got a moist rear passenger footwell too - but my rear washer squirter isn't working at the moment, so I assumed the pipe had split. I've only got a poverty-spec L estate so no roof rails, but obviously has the blanking strips. Could it still be coming from the roof? Would no rails equal no hol...