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by ray112
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Nearside dipped beam not working
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Nearside dipped beam not working

Unless you have factory fitted xenon headlights, which will need d2s bulb.
by ray112
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Airlock in cooling system after replacing thermostat.
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Airlock in cooling system after replacing thermostat.

Airlock mostly happen in heater matrix, and it's blowing absolutely cold air in saloon then. Most likely 5 miles of driving wasn't enough to heat everything up to get thermostat opening and running big cooling circle through front rad. If you want to see if thermostat opens and bottom hose gets hot,...
by ray112
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: DPF help please.
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: DPF help please.

The past month has been horendous. Both my Passat and my wifes CC have been crashed into both the result of the other drivers ignoring traffic lights/road signs. Things could be better. Just a few minutes ago my wife called telling me the Passat had gone into limp mode because of a problem with the...
by ray112
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Replacing front tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Replacing front tyres

Just fit two tyres which are matching size, speed and load index to old ones and that's it. It's not rocket science. As for MOT, you can't mix radial with cross ply tires, I don't think there's any restrictions about runflats Vs other tyres on same car at MOT.
by ray112
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: MOT result and emissions level.
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: MOT result and emissions level.

... Can you please clarify what you did to make sure the actuator moved freely? Mine is a 1.9 TDI sport with avf engine...not sure if it's the same as yours but very occasionally goes into safe mode so I'm suspecting sticking turbo. ... Wot Gaz said .... I had a piece of steek (a handle from someth...
by ray112
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: ugh - something went bang (clutch/gearbox)
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: ugh - something went bang (clutch/gearbox)

IF the box has gone, id imagine the replacement gbox will need a new clutch/flywheel anyway. Thanks for the links - good prices! Always forget about amazon! Will try and get a garage to have a look - bought the car to move house with next week... not winning If gearbox has gone, and clutch/flywheel...
by ray112
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Tyre wear inside edge
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Tyre wear inside edge

Those will be original ones. I replaced mines at 240 k, and most were Audi stamped as well. Looks like they last long, if fitted correctly. Biggest problems begin when people tighten bushings while wheels are raised of the ground, that makes extra tension to rubber and shortens lifespan a lot.
by ray112
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Thinking of doing a big euro road trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1137

Re: Thinking of doing a big euro road trip

Did about 5 or 6 roundtrips through Europe (each time about 5-6k miles) with my old b5 passat 1.9 TDI, which had over 300k miles on clock, but still never had any problems really. This summer did it with E39 BMW, and again, just enjoying road, no problems at all, car had nearly 200k on clock. So non...
by ray112
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: I wish I had gone the next day.
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: I wish I had gone the next day.

If you have 5th spare wheel the same as others, I would swap it over with straightened one, because after straightening it will never be as hard as it was. Don't get me wrong, it's not end of the world, and can still be driven, but as spare wheel you won't bent it again.
by ray112
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: headlight washer no really working
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: headlight washer no really working

ohsuchislife wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:01 pm
mate your so right .. after market pump pants ... bought a Vw one .. perfect
thanks again
No worries :-bd
by ray112
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: headlight washer no really working
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: headlight washer no really working

No settings for pump, as far as I know. And most likely aftermarket pump didn't built enough pressure to lift both jets together. If original pump lasted from 2002, I won't be too worried about longevity of next OEM pump.
by ray112
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: New to the group! 77 b1 estate
Replies: 15
Views: 1566

Re: New to the group! 77 b1 estate

Any progress here or not yet?
by ray112
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Water pump and timing belt
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Water pump and timing belt

you can buy the INA kit from a factor rather than a dealer which would save you money, ask for this brand though as is what the vw genuine parts are.. Even eurocarparts sell INA kit, and it's around the same price as others, maybe a tenner on top. Water pump will be different brand, because I belie...
by ray112
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Water pump and timing belt
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Water pump and timing belt

That's too much, parts will be around 150£ or even little less, and labour costs could be about the same. Possibly it depends of area, what hourly rates are going, and how fair is garage.
by ray112
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: De cat
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: De cat

No, it's visual inspection only, and no one cares what he is sniffing.
by ray112
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: De cat
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: De cat

Only bad point about deleting catalytic converter is, that exhaust fumes will be more stinky.
by ray112
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: De cat
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: De cat

Is it petrol or diesel? Diesels of that era don't have any sensors in exhaust.
by ray112
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Interior swap
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Interior swap

Got my replacement car yesterday looks decent enough a b5.5 2.0 se auto,, Now need to swap the interior from my highline in to it.. Swapping seats looks straightforward I’m leaving the carpets in as it’s better in the se. How do I remove the armrest and cup holder console that goes round the hand b...
by ray112
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Interior swap
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Interior swap

Got my replacement car yesterday looks decent enough a b5.5 2.0 se auto,, Now need to swap the interior from my highline in to it.. Swapping seats looks straightforward I’m leaving the carpets in as it’s better in the se. How do I remove the armrest and cup holder console that goes round the hand b...
by ray112
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: new headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: new headlights

Should be improvement, because over time reflector inside projector looses it's mirror finish and it doesn't matter how bright the bulbs are, they simply doesn't reflect light. I have heard some good feedback about DEPO headlights, and price is affordable, new OEM ones most likely are pricey as hell.
by ray112
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Interior swap
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Interior swap

should it be every 36000 or 3 yrs? you were unlucky then.. No, it's 60k miles on 1.9 AFN, not sure on PD engines, the same or even higher, so that's failed too early. Might be down to water pump or tensioner bearing failure. I have experience with water pump failing ar 25k miles, while another 2 pu...
by ray112
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: new headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: new headlights

If it's b5.5, there's only projector lens for dipped beam then. What's wrong with your current headlights? If it's cloudy front lens, just polish it with wet sandpaper and polishing compound. Will be like new for couple years, and not too hard process to repeat if needed.
by ray112
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Help, clutch gone?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Help, clutch gone?

Check brake fluid level
by ray112
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: 333K Mileage (and whether to keep going)
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: 333K Mileage (and whether to keep going)

Most important thing is servicing. If it's been regularly serviced with correct specification oil etc, there can be some good life left in it, but you will never know, how much. It might give up tomorrow, it might last another 200k miles. In your case I would replace turbo with another good used uni...
by ray112
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: suspected headgasket gone..help
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: suspected headgasket gone..help

I think the notches mean thickness, not holes, so you are on middle size.