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by madrob6
Wed May 26, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: what are the belts
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: what are the belts

Here's a pic of the front of my engine with the belts removed. The pulley for the water pump belt came off of the power steering pump and onto the pulley that sits between the power steering pump and the cambelt idle pulley (pulley was removed in the pic). http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/madr...
by madrob6
Wed May 26, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: what are the belts
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: what are the belts

On mine there was a separate small belt for the water pump (1.8 NA). It was a pretty small belt as the pulleys were pretty much right next to each other.
by madrob6
Wed May 26, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: URGENT ADVICE NEEDED: Rear door wont open.
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: URGENT ADVICE NEEDED: Rear door wont open.

I had this issue with mine. I'd messed up putting the doorcard back on so had to remove it with the door shut and push the release cable in then give it a tug again.

Hope it turns out to be that simple for you.
by madrob6
Wed May 26, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Service Items
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Service Items

Also when you change the brake fluid don't forget to do flush the fluid through the clutch system too as it runs off the same system. And this is one for the petrol engines, check the fuel filter! Mine was still on its original one 9 years later and the car went like a rocket after I replaced it. No...
by madrob6
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: intresting oil website
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: intresting oil website

I put in my reg and it claimed my 944 was a turbo model and recommended Castrol Edge 0w-40 which is what I used to use in the B5. I don't think anybody would be brave enough to put that in a 944.
by madrob6
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: True state of donnigton as it is now
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: True state of donnigton as it is now

It's very sad to see it in such a state. It was always one of my favourite tracks to drive around (although only ever in a game, never been on track properly). This could be worth keeping an eye on. Not sure if it will get anywhere or not but always good to see support for getting the place back up ...
by madrob6
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: overfilled brake reservoir
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Re: overfilled brake reservoir

Told you it was easy.

Now I must go and fix my own clutch as the pedal is stuck to the floor lol.
by madrob6
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Help, all my screenwash is now on the road!
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Help, all my screenwash is now on the road!

The little rubber grommet that holds the pump in place on the washer bottle was starting to leak a bit on mine just before I sold it. When the screenwash gets lower to the level of the pump the light comes on.
by madrob6
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Fuel Consumption :-(
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: Fuel Consumption :-(

I have trouble getting my tdi 140 to average over 46mpg. I blame the fact it's a sport and has wider stickier tyres and being an estate weighs a ton.

A workmate's 2.2 diesel Accord beats it hands down on fuel economy but I still prefer driving mine to his so I'm not too fussed.
by madrob6
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: overfilled brake reservoir
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Re: overfilled brake reservoir

On my old 1.8 to bleed the clutch system it was just a case of moving the coolant reservoir out of the way then you could stick your arm down and access the clutch slave cylinder on top of the bell-housing. A word of warning though, be very careful when tightening the bleed nipple as it's only made ...
by madrob6
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: what other cars you got?
Replies: 27
Views: 2421

Re: what other cars you got?

Nice to see a varied collection of cars here. Here are both of mine together http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/madrob6/Porsche%20944/IMG00078-20090620-1618.jpg The B6 is a company car and the 944 is a work in progress. I'm currently having ideas of ditching the company car when the lease is up ...
by madrob6
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: no respect!! FINAL update 18/11/09
Replies: 19
Views: 634

Re: no respect!! update 17/11/09

Had something happen to the bonnet of my B6 shortly after getting it. Had to park it on the street due to where I lived and cleaned the thing religiously. Think it must have got picked on due to being the only well looked after car (which happened to be only 2 months old) on the street. Didn't even ...
by madrob6
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: What you got planned for ya Passat this week
Replies: 64
Views: 1605

Re: What you got planned for ya Passat this week

I might wash it.....but I doubt it.
by madrob6
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: hate VW? hahaha
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: hate VW? hahaha

This post makes some sense; Wow man, closed minded much? I could say that anyone that drives an american car is a beer swilling, nascar loving, negro hatin' redneck, but wouldn't that be a generalization? Of course vw guys are enthusiastic about their cars, aren't you enthusiastic about s10's? You ...
by madrob6
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: hate VW? hahaha
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: hate VW? hahaha

Everything from the lug nuts that hold the wheel on thread into the hub making putting a wheel on a two man job or a very awkward one man job its only difficult for one man if that one man i a little bit thick and doesnt sit the wheel onto something so the holes line its not rocket science is it or...
by madrob6
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Photoshop needed please
Replies: 12
Views: 617

Re: Photoshop needed please

I like the red ones but that may just be because they remind me of the Fuchs from a 1970s 911 2.7RS yum (and the new GT3 RS).
by madrob6
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: hate VW? hahaha
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: hate VW? hahaha

VWs hard to work on? My B5 was the car that caused me to work on my cars myself as it was so easy to work on, as long as you approach is in a methodical manner it's fine.

Mine didn't fall apart at all unlike my 2 previous Fords which were a constant battle to keep them on the road.
by madrob6
Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Refused Insurance
Replies: 37
Views: 2747

Re: Refused Insurance

Give A-plan a call, they specialise in performance cars so they should know how little a risk a V6 TDI Passat is.
I'm 26 and insured on my 944 for
by madrob6
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Interior Cleaning
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Interior Cleaning

I've been using chemical guys stain remover and fabric clean on my Porsche as it has beige carpets complete with ~26 years of dirt.

Only dirt that stuff isn't shifting it the rust and green stuff from the boot carpet but everything else is coming up beautifully.
by madrob6
Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: votex alarm
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: votex alarm

Easy to test, lock the car with the window open, give it a minute then put the key in and turn it.
by madrob6
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: another leak question
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: another leak question

Lift the carpet asap and dry it out as much as possible. May be a pain but it's better than the CCM dying or the wiring rotting.
by madrob6
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: votex alarm
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: votex alarm

I had a Votex alarm in mine but it had packed up, simply unplugged the wire from it and connected the horn which you can find slightly further up behind the boot carpet.

Only time my indicators didn't flash upon locking was when something had gone wrong and the alarm wasn't active.
by madrob6
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Just made a mess
Replies: 20
Views: 741

Re: Just made a mess

The craftsmanship on that is amazing but I can't help but think that sticking such a huge V10 takes something away from the lightweight simplicity that makes the E30 M3 great. I guess the proof is in the driving of it though. There's a guy on Pistonheads who has put an old M5 engine (I6 not a V8) in...
by madrob6
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Advice Needed on Park Brake/Auto Hold
Replies: 20
Views: 2583

Re: Advice Needed on Park Brake/Auto Hold

Just spoken to VW and they've fitted a new hand brake control unit, god knows what happened with the old one.

Shall see how it behaves when I go to pick it up.
by madrob6
Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Advice Needed on Park Brake/Auto Hold
Replies: 20
Views: 2583

Re: Advice Needed on Park Brake/Auto Hold

Awesome - sounds like a fault I'll get to experience in a few years time. With any luck yours is new enough to have these teething problems sorted, I was hoping mine would've been also considering it's on an 08 plate and this shape Passat has been around since 2005. Heard back from VW today and the...