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by passat-pd130
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Eibach pro kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1306

Re: Eibach pro kit

I run them on my 4 mo wagon nice ride no bouncing handles well only 10-15MM lower than my sport.
by passat-pd130
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Regrets ? I have a few.
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Regrets ? I have a few.

I have done the same had 2x Passats and love them but need some more power and weight for towing the caravan, i decided on a BMW 5 series 530D very comfortable on the motorway and plenty power and torque as standard but doesnt handle near as good as the Passat esp the 4 motion but its a compromise d...
by passat-pd130
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: FMIC FOR MINE
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: FMIC FOR MINE

i had one on my old wagon...i fitted it due to the bottom chafing on the plastic duct and it blew the seal out i fitted a non genuine cooler only for the end tank to explode before i got out the street, the FMIC did improve how the car felt if driven hard it didn't feel as flat top end and i thought...
by passat-pd130
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: GSF fail. Again.
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: GSF fail. Again.

I have had parts from ECP and other retailers in the past where the part is genuine with the OEM part number removed just wish i had a back door in at BMW as i have just bought an E60 530D
by passat-pd130
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Abs light
Replies: 15
Views: 681

Re: Abs light

get it plugged in see what fault codes ate present, could be a sensor failing or a switch as above all can be checked VIA VAG COM
by passat-pd130
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: bye bye baby
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: bye bye baby

I still have my 4mo wagon but i have now bought a 530D, will keep the passat for a few months see how i get on with the BMW.
by passat-pd130
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Seized bolts on track rod ends.
Replies: 19
Views: 918

Re: Seized bolts on track rod ends.

if you cant heat it No 2 above works as said
by passat-pd130
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: bye bye baby
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: bye bye baby

Must be that time of year i sold my old wagon last mite after 7 years of trouble free motoring :sad:
by passat-pd130
Wed May 29, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Wheel recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Wheel recommendations

Yeh they look good
by passat-pd130
Wed May 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Wheel recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Wheel recommendations

I quite like the Estoril 17” wheels saw them on one before looks good, or a set of phat 5’s 😉
by passat-pd130
Tue May 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Wheel recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Wheel recommendations

What wheels you all running on your wagons looking for a change don’t want huge wheels max 17”
Pics would be good
by passat-pd130
Wed May 22, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Indicator relay noise
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Indicator relay noise

i had some radon indicator issues a while back turned out to be the hazard switch its an integral part of the circut
by passat-pd130
Thu May 16, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Estate exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Estate exhaust

has it holed? because its double skined the bottom was hanging on my old estate i cut it off a few years ago lol now done 310K still on original exhaust bar the flexi as it was torn.
by passat-pd130
Thu May 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Egr blanking and turbo clean.
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Egr blanking and turbo clean.

Depends on the year newer ones 53> can throw up an eml, I have the vac line pulled and blanked on my 03 wagon with no issues.
by passat-pd130
Wed May 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Rust Rust Rust
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Rust Rust Rust

i bought 2 wings from ebay and they fitted good they were tog yang wings
by passat-pd130
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: dual mass???flywheel
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: dual mass???flywheel

hope you get the most out of your health mate
by passat-pd130
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: B5.5 4Mo rear suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: B5.5 4Mo rear suspension

it drives fine tbh corners realy nice much better than my sport FWD i have eibach sport kit with koni shocks on the 4mo, the koni dampers has adjustable platforms on the rear i have tham up as high as it goes and i have the front on a +12mm spacer below the spring, be warned it will be low with the ...
by passat-pd130
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: B5.5 4Mo rear suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: B5.5 4Mo rear suspension

i dont know if the RS shares the same set up for the ARB on the rear, i never changed the subframe bushes they look robust and dont have to move as much as the arm bushes, did you align the front subframe? i put the track rod down as far as it goes as i have lowered my car.
by passat-pd130
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: dual mass???flywheel
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: dual mass???flywheel

i have a 51 plate passat estate I had it mapped at 210K i replaced the clutch the next week the dulmass was still ok it has now covered 310K and still going strong, so if its not rattleing on idle and it doesnt have mega play i would be tempted to just throw a clutch at it.
by passat-pd130
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: B5.5 4Mo rear suspension
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: B5.5 4Mo rear suspension

Strong flex do full bush kits the cam bolts can be a royal pain to remove esp the rear toe ones as the bush is aluminium, if you have time it would be best to drop the lot out and do it from scrtch, i have done some of the bushes on my 4mo but want to do a complete overhall at some point.
by passat-pd130
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Hmmmm PD Experts...
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Hmmmm PD Experts...

wonder what a cold compresson test would show, less work and money than throwing injectors seals bolts
by passat-pd130
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Newbie help: wrong ECU in my car?
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Newbie help: wrong ECU in my car?

there is apparently a hot start issue with some i never had it with any of my passats but i do have an issue with my ibiza that runs at 90 and has had a thermostat and temp sensor @ £48, it sounds like its pumping in far to much diesel on start up it could be still running on a cold start part of th...
by passat-pd130
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: sad times
Replies: 1
Views: 282

sad times

The time has come to sell my old faithful estate I have had it almost 8 years it has now covered 310k and has been by far the most reliable car I have owned still runs ok and has 6 months mot! not all sad I bought a 4 motion estate last year and have only been running the old one to work and back an...
by passat-pd130
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: b5.5 estate silver
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: b5.5 estate silver

its just about impossible to get the trims out with the bumper on they have little push in pins at one end once they have been removed they slide allong and pull out.
by passat-pd130
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Cooling system issue
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: Cooling system issue

the pump and the thermostat are on diferent sides of of the engine i cant remember they are close never looked to see if the pump is visible when the thermostat is out.