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by passatsel230
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: A proud day today
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: A proud day today

Ours is the same, it has the BWA petrol engine. In over five years the only bulb I have replaced is a sidelight in a replacement (non-genuine) headlight. Don't get me wrong I have spent lots of money keeping on top of things, nothing Passat specific just stuff that could be replaced on any car, shoc...
by passatsel230
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Thinking of doing a big euro road trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: Thinking of doing a big euro road trip

You are over thinking it, just forget it and put your slippers back on and watch the telly. :ymhug: Seriously, just do it, buy something roomy, go through all the comsumables and just set off. I know I should not say it and will get slated but I would choose a series 1 Honda CRV. We had one for seve...
by passatsel230
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: I wish I had gone the next day.
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: I wish I had gone the next day.

It never ends! I wanted to get the tracking checked after hitting what ever I hit, I thought I would have the wheels balanced while I was there as I thought the place that did the tyres had not done it properly. There is a well known fast fit place just around the corner who have been ok in the past...
by passatsel230
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: I wish I had gone the next day.
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: I wish I had gone the next day.

That is my outlook on life generally. I said exactly the same thing to the wife.

The front tyres had done 20k miles so were heading for replacement, not yet but they were getting there. I had a new pair fitted on the Saturday.
by passatsel230
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: 333K Mileage (and whether to keep going)
Replies: 9
Views: 381

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

We are mad aren't we for getting sentimental about our cars. It is just a lump of metal really.

I would be gutted if anything terminal (bad crash etc) happened to our car.
by passatsel230
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: I wish I had gone the next day.
Replies: 5
Views: 218

I wish I had gone the next day.

So I bought an R line front splitter, the seller said collect only, I arranged it for Saturday. During the week I thought I fancy just dossing about on Sat' I will collect it Friday night. The journey involved a really dark road over the moors, the weather was ok when I set off but went down hill ra...
by passatsel230
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Red brake calipers.
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Red brake calipers.

No actual upgrade needed only on the visual side.

Seen a place selling re-con calipers at a decent price, plus they will do any colour. Might have a look at them.
by passatsel230
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Red brake calipers.
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Red brake calipers.

Mmmm, nice.
by passatsel230
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Red brake calipers.
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Red brake calipers.

Next thing I might change on the Passat is the brake calipers , as a bit of an upgrade I might go with red ones as MK5 GTi or Octavia VRS. Would they be the same fitment etc? I know I could just paint the current ones but the car has done 140k and for the price of them I might as well change them fo...
by passatsel230
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Puddle lights.
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Puddle lights.

Only if it had power folding mirrors.
by passatsel230
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Back box replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Back box replacement

Avoid the 'budget' range of exhausts from VW dealers and TPS. They are utter rubbish!

I have had a 'rubbish' TPS exhaust on our Passat for four years now. The front flexi went recently but that was not replaced at the time, the rest of the system is still going strong.
by passatsel230
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Name and praise a company?
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Name and praise a company?

OK then.

TG Silencers at Rochdale.
www.tgsilencers.co.uk

Cant praise them enough.
by passatsel230
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Name and praise a company?
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Name and praise a company?

Am I allowed to name and praise a company on here. We are making our annual trip to the antique fair at Lille, I have been spending on the Passat lately and thought it was in fine fettle for the 800 miles ahead of us. Well four days before we were due to set off the flexi on the down pipe started bl...
by passatsel230
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Automatic tailgate question
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Automatic tailgate question

That is because he has fitted an aftermarket closure system. The motorised boot was not a factory option on a B6 afaik. Cheers, Mitch... Curious... :-? That stacks up, as the option codes in the book don't mention a powered tailgate: B0N = Component parts set, complying with vehicle type for Great ...
by passatsel230
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Rear anti-roll bar drop links.
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Rear anti-roll bar drop links.

All sorted now, had it into the garage for something else and they put them on correctly for me. :oops: (The shame).
by passatsel230
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Power folding wing mirrors
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Power folding wing mirrors

Done this not so long ago on our SEL estate. Ignore any advice on part numbers for the modules, I went down this route before my eyes were opened. I ended up scouring scrapyards, I wanted to see something that had the actual door switch with folding mirrors so I knew I was getting the correct module...
by passatsel230
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: HELP Installing Foglights and Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: HELP Installing Foglights and Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

I fitted front fog lights to ours and it was a bit of a pain to start with (as is anything the first time). I went about it the wrong way, I should have just bought a full kit to start with. I bought lights and covers, then a switch, then a wiring kit then a connector . I thought I was doing it on t...
by passatsel230
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: still overheating
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: still overheating

Not when overheating, but I have seen it working, but didn't seem to be any reason why it was, a bit hit and miss There should be sensor/switch in radiator, maybe that's faulty or fan itself. There is no sensor that tells the fan to operate, it is built into the actual fan motor and is a non servic...
by passatsel230
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Rear anti-roll bar drop links.
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Rear anti-roll bar drop links.

Good clear picture, thanks.

I knew I had put them back on wrong but they just seemed too close to the outside. I will get another one to replace the one I ruined and have another go on Saturday.
by passatsel230
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: 2 warning lights on
Replies: 12
Views: 680

Re: 2 warning lights on

I live in Oldham and could probably clear the lights for you. I don't have vagcom, just Carista.
by passatsel230
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Rear anti-roll bar drop links.
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Rear anti-roll bar drop links.

Nothing on the boxes to indicate LH or RH. Euro website says LH or RH. Had another look and it seems to NOT fit nicely either side of the anti roll bar but I want to put them back the way they should be. They were not expensive but I bloody cross threaded the one I removed when I had another look. X(
by passatsel230
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Rear anti-roll bar drop links.
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Rear anti-roll bar drop links.

Just replaced the rear drop links.

Bit confused as it seems like I have put the new ones on the 'wrong' side of the anti-roll bar. It seemed like that was the only way they would go back on.

Have to have another look tomorrow. Bummer. :(
by passatsel230
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: 2 Issues? Pulsing whirring from front left wheel at 60+mph AND alternator whine.
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: 2 Issues? Pulsing whirring from front left wheel at 60+mph AND alternator whine.

Alternator whine could just be the belt being too tight.

Front wheel noise could be a dodgy tyre (but....dodgy tyres usually show when fitted to the rear from memory). If it is a wheel bearing it not an expensive job. Just finding a decent garage you trust is the hard part.
by passatsel230
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: First time VCDS faults
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: First time VCDS faults

The only item I can comment on is the mirror adjust. If you have the highline MFD, it can be changed on there.

All the VAGCOM stuff is Chinese to me. I have a contact that is a genius with it all so I contact him if anything needs scanning.
by passatsel230
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: First time the Passat has nearly let me down.
Replies: 0
Views: 487

First time the Passat has nearly let me down.

A while back I had the small local garage change the inline thermostat because I could not be bothered doing it myself. Set off early yesterday and just down the road the coolant warning light came on :0 , made a quick about turn and got home. A look under the bonnet showed the inline 'stat had come...