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by Alan Gunn
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Will this pass my MOT ?
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Will this pass my MOT ?

The faulty led light could well be an easy fix.
I did the high level brake light on my x5 only part of it worked.(50%)
I found a how to on the net showing where to solder a bridge wire on and job done all led's working again.
by Alan Gunn
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Will this pass my MOT ?
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Will this pass my MOT ?

Well i asked both testers at my m8's garage this morning but still no answer as one said no it would fail and the other said he would pass it.
Sorry.
by Alan Gunn
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Will this pass my MOT ?
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Will this pass my MOT ?

They should just look at the things it failed on.
by Alan Gunn
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Will this pass my MOT ?
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Will this pass my MOT ?

That is a good one. I was a tester for many years but never came across anything like this but if the light is fully functional i can't see why it would be a fail. Have all the LED's failed on the old light ?. Only 3 LEDs work out of 13 Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk 7 would have passed. I go...
by Alan Gunn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: CAR RELATED CHAT
Topic: Will this pass my MOT ?
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Will this pass my MOT ?

That is a good one.
I was a tester for many years but never came across anything like this but if the light is fully functional i can't see why it would be a fail.
Have all the LED's failed on the old light ?.
by Alan Gunn
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: please help i have starting problems on my B6
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: please help i have starting problems on my B6

Silly question but do you park it on a slope ?.
I had a problem starting my b5.5 and parked one way round it wouldn't start the other way round it would.
Fuel was running back to the tank as it was getting a slight bit of air in the line where it joins the filter.
by Alan Gunn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Rear anti-roll bar drop links.
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Rear anti-roll bar drop links.

I think they might be sided in which case you have put the right hand one on the left and so on.
by Alan Gunn
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Bolt in end of EGR hose !
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Bolt in end of EGR hose !

That puff of black smoke that you get when you floor it pedal in the carpet should clear after a bit as the engine is only getting fresh air now.
by Alan Gunn
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: IRRATIC START WHEN COLD
Replies: 37
Views: 823

Re: IRRATIC START WHEN COLD

Single point injection well i think it is.
Not sure if you can test the hall-sender.
by Alan Gunn
Tue May 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Cooling system pressurisation - any ideas as I’m stumped ATM?
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Cooling system pressurisation - any ideas as I’m stumped ATM?

It was a strange one.
Post might help others thanks.
by Alan Gunn
Sun May 26, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Not starting
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Not starting

Have a look at this video but it's not till 35 seconds in that the location is shown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8lAKi1Rx4s
by Alan Gunn
Tue May 21, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Niki Lauda RIP
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Niki Lauda RIP

RIP Niki you had to slow down one day.
Legend not many of them around now.
by Alan Gunn
Thu May 09, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: IRRATIC START WHEN COLD
Replies: 37
Views: 823

Re: IRRATIC START WHEN COLD

I would try a different set of plugs.
A set of new plugs the other week gave a good spark but one of them when fitted was not firing.
by Alan Gunn
Sat May 04, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Difficulty selecting 1st gear
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Difficulty selecting 1st gear

Could well be the linkages are past there best.
What miles has it done.
by Alan Gunn
Sat May 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may
Replies: 78
Views: 4446

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

It does more good than harm.
Used it for years myself in many diesels I have owned.
You might notice an increase in mpg as well but it takes time for it to work it's magic lol.
by Alan Gunn
Sat May 04, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may
Replies: 78
Views: 4446

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

250mil to a full tank but start with a bit more.
I decant mine into 100mil bottles that I keep in the car and put one each time I top up the tank.
by Alan Gunn
Sat May 04, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: new diesel smoke limits in mot from 20th may
Replies: 78
Views: 4446

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

A tester won't know anything about recalls.
by Alan Gunn
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Don't laugh!
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Don't laugh!

I bought one some years ago.
After playing around like you as the manual wasn't of any use I got some things to work.
Then after messing up something I did a factory reset BIG mistake.
It restarted in Chinese and that took some time to sort out lol.
Keep playing but remember what you do change.
by Alan Gunn
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: B7 PASSAT -2011 on..
Topic: Passat CC Running Cool
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Passat CC Running Cool

I take it you have changed the main thermostat and temp sender.
Did you use genuine parts.
by Alan Gunn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Engine problem 1.9tdi
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Engine problem 1.9tdi

Have a look at the inter-cooler hose see if it is on properly.
by Alan Gunn
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: B8 Passat 2014 on
Topic: OBD Port Accessibility
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: OBD Port Accessibility

Strange not had that before.
I would take the panel off first just to make sure it's fitted correctly.
by Alan Gunn
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Transmission Interchange
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Transmission Interchange

I would think that one would be ok but could be wrong.
Would fit it myself can't be that wrong i wouldn't think.
by Alan Gunn
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Not starting
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Not starting

First thing to do when you get a passat is cleat the drain out.(i push 1 out so it can never block)
by Alan Gunn
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Highline iPhone Won't Connect
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: Highline iPhone Won't Connect

welshhuw wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Hi

Did you resolve this as I’ve got the same issue.
I have the 3C8 035 730 module and my iPhone SE won’t connect.
The car sees it, but then says it’s incompatible.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183345350028