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by mrderv
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Stop start memory/vcds ?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Stop start memory/vcds ?

No errors on display, no error codes on DTC
by mrderv
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Stop start memory/vcds ?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Stop start memory/vcds ?

Unfortunately not, I had someone with VCDS do this for me
by mrderv
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Stop start memory/vcds ?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Stop start memory/vcds ?

It can be coded to remember your last setting. i.e. if you turned it off, it will remember next time you turn on the ignition instead of defaulting back to on, but can not be permanently disabled
by mrderv
Fri May 31, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Air conditioning not working
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Air conditioning not working

As above. Likeleyhood is it's just a £30 part to fix it. Quite common on these
by mrderv
Wed May 29, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: B7 estate, RHD - Aftermarket DashCam Install
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: B7 estate, RHD - Aftermarket DashCam Install

Slight issue Tony, While one fuse might be ok for feeding from in one passat, will not be the same in another.

The fuse locations change per year according to another VW forum.
by mrderv
Tue May 28, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: AC Compressor replace
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: AC Compressor replace

I was quoted for an entire pump, only to find a forum post regarding pulley failure. £30 part fitted and it's been great ever since, saving me the £800 VW quoted.
by mrderv
Tue May 28, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: EPC errors/start stop errors
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: EPC errors/start stop errors

Sounds like a faulty ABS sensor. If it fails to report a signal, by default, the stop/start system is disabled as the ABS can only report wheel speed from 3 sensors. Some vehicles use pressure sensors in the wheels for Tyre pressure monitoring, and others rely on the ABS signal from each wheel inste...
by mrderv
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: B7 Rear Brakes - What a job!
Replies: 0
Views: 192

B7 Rear Brakes - What a job!

Went to do the rear discs and pads on Sunday, what a job!! Ordinarily it's not a huge job for me, done it loads in the past, but this is the first time i've done it on my Passat. I was prepared for most of it, having Carista wind back the pistons for me, and the disc retaining screw behaving. What i...
by mrderv
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Which spec B7 to get ?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Which spec B7 to get ?

Or Stage 2 remap it... Problem is there, if it has had the emissions update in the past and you have just acquired it, You wouldn't know the long term damage the update has caused to the rest of the engine. Not just on EGR and DPF systems, but the engine itself. A lot of low mileage ones will have ...
by mrderv
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Which spec B7 to get ?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Which spec B7 to get ?

The only way i would recommend a VW Diesel 2009-2015, is if it has NOT had the emissions update. It ruins the engine and makes it far less reliable. If it's had the update, walk away, otherwise you will face huge bills in future especially since a lot of these second-hand are now reaching the end of...
by mrderv
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Which spec B7 to get ?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Which spec B7 to get ?

Ignore the Bluemotion Tech, that's across the entire range regardless and is not an indication of spec level. It just means it uses cleaner emissions technology (supposedly)
by mrderv
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Juddering issues
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Juddering issues

In which case, you are best off ringing the VW emissions team to get it checked. They will examine it for faults free of charge and replace any parts covered by this "Warranty". Call 0800 954 0225 and describe what is happening. More info on the issues here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/emissions...
by mrderv
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Juddering issues
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Juddering issues

It can cause all manner of issues yes. Rough running, failure of injectors, egr (common), fuel pump, dpf etc. VW have given a 2 year guarantee on some emissions system parts from the date the update was applied and only up to 160k Miles. Beyond 2 years/160k miles, any component failure is not covere...
by mrderv
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: New key help
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: New key help

THe emergency key blade is plastic, so no worries there.

Regarding the cost of a replacement, i'm not sure unfortunately. I seem to remember reading somewhere that once they are coded, they can't be re-used on another vehicle, so do not buy a used key from the likes of ebay as it will be useless.
by mrderv
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Juddering issues
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Juddering issues

Have you had the emissions update applied?
by mrderv
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Irritating noise
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Irritating noise

I had a droning noise above 40mph which i thought was wheel bearing, but not flagged on MOT. As it turned out, i needed to replace my Tyres, and in doing so, the droning noise has gone completely. The old ones were Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, and now replaced with Avon ZV7 (which are great btw).
by mrderv
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: New MOT rules regarding dpf (May 2018)
Replies: 225
Views: 14788

Re: New MOT rules regarding dpf (May 2018)

Gazwould wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Do you normally use the Millers ( 2 - EHN ) and 2 Stroke ?
No, this is the first time I've used both. I normally use Millers when I can remember to add it when filling the tank. Heard good things about 2 Stroke, and plus side is I don't have to worry about Ash thanks to the Stage 2
by mrderv
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: New MOT rules regarding dpf (May 2018)
Replies: 225
Views: 14788

Re: New MOT rules regarding dpf (May 2018)

My B7 is in for its test this afternoon. It passed last year on a 0.99 I asked the tester if he tests on plate or default, he said default, so hoping it's not gotten worse since last year. Had Millers and 2Stroke in the tank for a couple of weeks in prep, and took it for an "italian tune-up" before ...
by mrderv
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Replacement Battery
Replies: 17
Views: 836

Re: Replacement Battery

As far as i know, it's the part number from the battery that needs coding to the ecu. So if you are staying with the same brand and MFR part#, then it won't need coding.
by mrderv
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Handling issues
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Handling issues

Afternoon all I have some issues with the handling of my B7 Passat. Lately, I am having to apply corrective steering while travelling on Motorways/Dual Carriageways, in what feels like being buffeted by wind. Something that has gotten worse over the past few months. Not heavy wind either, i'm talkin...
by mrderv
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Alarm horn
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Alarm horn

Regarding the lock, i think you have to turn the key further to unlock than when you lock it.
by mrderv
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Wipers stop when stationary!!
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Wipers stop when stationary!!

Its normal behavior. My B7 does it.
by mrderv
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Re-mapping.
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Re-mapping.

Has anyone had any experience with re-mapping. I can get my All-track upped by 40bhp and 80Nm. With a claimed 15% improvement in mpg. Does this sound ok? Where abouts are you based? Mine is a 140bhp 2.0 tdi, and managed a 107.6Nm and 49.8Bhp increase. Transformed the drive-ability of the car, it fe...
by mrderv
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Heated side mirrors
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Heated side mirrors

From what i recall, the knob needs to be turned to the heated position. Once there, they are activated when the rear window demister button is pressed.
by mrderv
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: B7 Parking sensor volume
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: B7 Parking sensor volume

You should be able to adjust it from the stereo headunit? Unless it's an aftermarket parking sensor kit?

Do you have a PDC button next to the gear shifter?