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by Evil
Fri May 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Egr blanking and turbo clean.
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Egr blanking and turbo clean.

did you get the ecu remapped to account for the EGR delete? No.. But it shouldn't matter on an '04 As far as I understand a full delete or disable on 03+MY will just produce an eml but no running issues but the usual earlier boost and possibly a few more mpg . This is what I've been led to believe ...
by Evil
Wed May 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Egr blanking and turbo clean.
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Egr blanking and turbo clean.

I blanked the egr on my 130 (04 reg) and it ran like a dog..
Runs much better with it.. which I don't really understand but there you go.

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by Evil
Fri May 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may
Replies: 85
Views: 6600

Re: new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may

Can anyone offer me advice please guys? I have a 2005 b5.5 awx. It's gone through the last 4 MOTs fine. Then today its failed emissions. I'm scratching my head, its blowing 1.41, but because the VIN says 0.60!!! Hes failing it. Yet the government regulations state below 3.0... how is that I have ef...
by Evil
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Manafold full of poo
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Manafold full of poo

Recently did mine (on a pd130 passat) and it wasn't a terrible job.. Set light to it, kept it going for near 10 minutes Then Mr Muscle'd/rinsed it a couple of times.. If you have a jetwash, that'd probably help too.. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190426/e088a4efd50cd3051c3093d99394f9f7.jpg http...
by Evil
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: AWX glow plug wires
Replies: 0
Views: 439

AWX glow plug wires

Anyone know the potential symptoms of a faulty glow plug harness?

Question 2, anyone got a how2 for replacing it please?

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by Evil
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Handbrake binding slightly (130 wagon)
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Handbrake binding slightly (130 wagon)

dickturpin wrote:Do you need new caliper return springs? I changed mine, a cheap thing to try.
Done some googling, this seems a very real possibility..
Off to ebay...

Cheers dude.. [emoji41][emoji41]

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by Evil
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Handbrake binding slightly (130 wagon)
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Handbrake binding slightly (130 wagon)

Surely that'd affect more than just the handbrake??

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by Evil
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Handbrake binding slightly (130 wagon)
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Handbrake binding slightly (130 wagon)

2004 wagon...
This came up in the mot and, very recently, there's a faint squeaking from the n/s/r so I gotta sort it..

Haven't had the wheel off yet, have no clue what's behind there (handbrake-wise) so.. most likely cause and cure please folks?

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by Evil
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: AWX cold running lumpiness
Replies: 36
Views: 2125

Re: AWX cold running lumpiness

Ok.. egr and inlet is clean, egr is now blanked off.. not checked cam wear yet. It is on my hitlist. The difference is noticeable, but the chugging from cold is still present. The flap inside the egr, is that for cold starts? Where does the vac hose (from the flap actuator thingy) go? The hose looke...
by Evil
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: GGB is the correct codè gearbox.
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: GGB is the correct codè gearbox.

FHN will fit too.
And it's the earlier, stronger, gearbox.

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by Evil
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: AWX egr o-ring size
Replies: 0
Views: 433

AWX egr o-ring size

Is it ID 62mm, OD 68mm??

Not caring much for the cost, near a tenner so far..

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by Evil
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: What's a good phone mount?
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: What's a good phone mount?

Brodit are probably 'the daddy' of phone mounts.. if they float your boat. Previous magnetic mounts, I've had 3 previously, have been a disaster, one touch/bump/jolt and the phone's on the floor.. But not this Ringke one. It holds fast over lumps, bumps, changing destination and music.. Wasn't expec...
by Evil
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: What's a good phone mount?
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: What's a good phone mount?

This is what happens when the other arf gets involved.. but I think you get the idea (I normally drive with it horizontally but it's fine either way) Image

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by Evil
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: What's a good phone mount?
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: What's a good phone mount?

Right.. Just waiting for the missus to send a pic with the phone on it..
But this is it on the dash (we've done about 50 miles today, a-roads, traffic, speed bumps and its been rock solid) Image

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by Evil
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: What's a good phone mount?
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: What's a good phone mount?

Does it hold it vertical? And are you using the vents? Sent from my Shamsung using Tapatalcum powder It's stuck on the dash.. vent mounts do my head in.. Yeah man, it holds vertical.. I'll grab a pic tomorrow if you like.. I had a cheap mag mount before and my phone kept falling off the thing but i...
by Evil
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: What's a good phone mount?
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: What's a good phone mount?

Googling, the s8 weighs 155g..
I have a mate 20 Pro at 189g and use a magnetic mount..
Specifically, this one (which is currently unavailable but there must be other sellers) ...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BKR16WN/ ... LCbXVVWEC9

And it's awesome...

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by Evil
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Remove/refit inlet manifold
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Remove/refit inlet manifold

ray112 wrote:Absolutely fine to reuse. Just check that heads are not rounded, otherwise you will struggle next time to remove them.
Thanks [emoji41]

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by Evil
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Remove/refit inlet manifold
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Remove/refit inlet manifold

When refitting the inlet manifold (AWX engine) is it OK to reuse the original bolts or should they be replaced?

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by Evil
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: AWX cold running lumpiness
Replies: 36
Views: 2125

Re: AWX cold running lumpiness

I would say it’s worth checking over free to do item such as cam wear, tappet faces etc to get a good measure of your engine condition, injector loom could be one but IME it normally affects it once warm, but I don’t know everything so could well be very wrong on this.. mines had the issues you des...
by Evil
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: AWX cold running lumpiness
Replies: 36
Views: 2125

Re: AWX cold running lumpiness

Since the issue started all I've done is change glow plugs.. Prior to that it'd had air, pollen and fuel filters, a 1L liquimoly diesel purge and a few tankfuls of fuel with 2T oil added.. I'd read that about the other sensor but, given the quirks these cars seem to have, thought it worth asking. 2 ...
by Evil
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: AWX cold running lumpiness
Replies: 36
Views: 2125

Re: AWX cold running lumpiness

Could this be to do with the other coolant temp sensor?

I changed the one round the back but there's one at the front too iirc?
by Evil
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: R.I.P Keith Flint
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

Re: R.I.P Keith Flint

Sad times..
Suicide too.. Poor chap..

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by Evil
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: passat software /map update (help needed )
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Re: passat software /map update (help needed )

Try reformatting the memory card/stick in NTFS or exFAT format.
If it's currently fat32 there's a size limit of about 4gb iirc..

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by Evil
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Solid boost pipe?
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Solid boost pipe?

Seen folk self-tapping screw them on.. and also seen heat shrink tubing used to fix them too..

Have a search on youtube, there's bound to be a video of 10...
by Evil
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: AWX cold running lumpiness
Replies: 36
Views: 2125

Re: AWX cold running lumpiness

Hmmm , injector loom territory . I hadn't considered this.. although.. the symptoms don't fit, do they? Starts on the button every time Occasionally, from the cold start, it'll run rough for a few seconds.. Then, until the temp gauge needle starts to move, 1 - 3 times it'll be almost like it's 1 cy...