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by ray112
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Getting flashed because of new headlights
Replies: 27
Views: 401

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 . We both know how HID bulbs warm up and how halogens, so I'm guessing tester will know. After seeing that first fash, most likely he ...
by ray112
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Getting flashed because of new headlights
Replies: 27
Views: 401

Re: Getting flashed because of new headlights

How does the tester fail them when you can't see them behind B5.5 bottle bottom dipped projector lense ? Most likely because of ballast somewhere behind headlight. It's more than simple to see difference between original xenon setup and aftermarket kits. Halogen headlights are not allowed to have H...
by ray112
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Getting flashed because of new headlights
Replies: 27
Views: 401

Re: Getting flashed because of new headlights

Gazwould wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:58 am
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 .
Most likely they just don't have approvals.
by ray112
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Anti Spam Code
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Anti Spam Code

BIG F@ TW@ wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:11 pm
That was a massive amount today, and the weird thing is it's never interesting spam so what's the point? (in the spam not the hard work put in to stop it from you guys)
That's a good question- what's the point of all this.
by ray112
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: New clutch remain noise
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: New clutch remain noise

dand25 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:27 pm
When i press clucht pedal it stops completly.
Yes of course, because your transmission stops spinning- sounds logical to me :ymapplause:
by ray112
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: New clutch remain noise
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: New clutch remain noise

You can complain, but are you sure it's not gearbox, which is rattling?
by ray112
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: No boost
Replies: 28
Views: 373

Re: No boost

Check n75 connector. I had the same problem, was oxidation over pinouts.
by ray112
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

Just to make it clear, maybe state what year is your passat. B5.5 2003... [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk FWD b5.5 has none of these parts in picture. If you ordered something for that type of arms/wishbones, cancel the order, because all you have is those 2 big bushings and that's ...
by ray112
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

Just to make it clear, maybe state what year is your passat.
by ray112
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?
Replies: 33
Views: 609

Re: Rear tyres outside edges scrubbed! bush kits?

Think it's these... not a wishbone...?? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190804/852fa71d03e7c0b5ff067d84318e2fd4.jpg Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk The B5.5 FWD rear suspension has no control arms etc. Just a bush on each side where the beam joins the frame and coil and shock on either side...
by ray112
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Rust In Peace (A B5.5 story comes to an end)
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: Rust In Peace (A B5.5 story comes to an end)

Depends on how handy he is..... it's not rocket science... and an engine swap is a lot easier than it looks as that is what I recommend to be fair... price of a good low mileage engine without auxiliaries is about 250 pounds.... the headgasket kit with waterpump is about 200 pounds... It's not a ro...
by ray112
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Rust In Peace (A B5.5 story comes to an end)
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: Rust In Peace (A B5.5 story comes to an end)

Seized water pump will destroy your drive belt in few minutes max. Power steering gone, alternator warning light on, you must be a fool not to notice that and keep driving. Ok, other possibility is that impeller is slipping on pump shaft. But that doesn't happen in one hour, usually there are signs ...
by ray112
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Rust In Peace (A B5.5 story comes to an end)
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: Rust In Peace (A B5.5 story comes to an end)

If head gasket suddenly failed, there is a good chance that head is warped. Otherwise I can't explain why it failed. If excessive pressure in cooling system has been known for a good while, then it could be just corroded head gasket, which start to leak over time and no head deformation.
by ray112
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Lowering - Wheels, Suspension or Coilover
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Lowering - Wheels, Suspension or Coilover

Bigger wheels (outside diameter) will make your speedometer to give false measure. Can affect fuel consumption and make car slower on picking up speed. Bigger rim usually gets lower profile tyre to keep outer diameter the same as ment from factory. So your opinion is springs or coilovers, that's up ...
by ray112
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: New clutch remain noise
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: New clutch remain noise

I've put a new clutch/flywheel 1 month ago, but a little rattling noise remains from there and when i press clutch pedal it stops, what could it be? The noise is lower than before i change it but remains a little. Maybe stop posting 10 odd posts, which are exactly the same. Getting a bit sick, and ...
by ray112
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Cam shaft replacement - hydraulic lifters
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Cam shaft replacement - hydraulic lifters

Kent cams and many others still require break in As a general rule it is important to ensure good oil flow during the camshafts first 20 minutes of life. Consequently it is essential to run the engine at a fast idle (above 2000 rpm) to ensure adequate lubrication of the camshaft and followers. This...
by ray112
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Cam shaft replacement - hydraulic lifters
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Cam shaft replacement - hydraulic lifters

I think those times when you have to leave tappets overnight to soak in, then break in camshaft by keeping revs high for 20 minutes etc has gone. Just use some assembly lube, disconnect injectors and that's it.
by ray112
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Correct grease for wheel bearings and fitting....
Replies: 53
Views: 1549

Re: Which is the correct grease for wheel bearings?

Just undo the TRE balljoint after measuring its height so you can put it back the same. A set of feeler gauges is what I used. Without undoing the TRE the knuckle won't roll forward enough. Can't you just turn steering wheel full lock to the side you are removing top arms? Should be enough to allow...
by ray112
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Correct grease for wheel bearings and fitting....
Replies: 53
Views: 1549

Re: Which is the correct grease for wheel bearings?

Aren't they factory greased with seals on both sides, so you can't really grease them?
by ray112
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Cam shaft replacement - hydraulic lifters
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Cam shaft replacement - hydraulic lifters

It's not conflicting advice... both methods work, with the difference that if you leave them to soak up the oil they don't need the aid of the oil pump to fill them up and have them preform as they should... It is a personal choice... but I would let them soak overnight. That means you don't have t...
by ray112
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: bye bye baby
Replies: 16
Views: 605

Re: bye bye baby

I'm guessing it will be bought by someone quite soon. Very nice motor, useful mods and well looked after.
by ray112
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: still overheating
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: still overheating

If fan doesn't come on at increased temperature, that's your overheating problem. Diesels can run without extra cooling in traffic stops or hot weather, but petrols are running hotter, so radiator need extra air flow when standstill, to get coolant temperature lower. Check fan itself, switches, wiri...
by ray112
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may
Replies: 78
Views: 5074

Re: new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may

But that's only for retesting, if it's hidden on first test, looks like it still goes by default. Or I missed something.
by ray112
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Front Drop Link Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Front Drop Link Replacement

Have heard quite good feedbacks about TRW stuff.
by ray112
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: airmass sensor pd 130
Replies: 16
Views: 604

Re: airmass sensor pd 130

Gerry59 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:32 am
i enjoy sorting problems, rather than stay in bed all day or watching tv. like i said something to do
Sorting problems, which you create yourself first? Not bad plan to keep yourself bussy. :roll: