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by bobfish45
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Altenator pully help.
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: Altenator pully help.

MrPassat02 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:55 pm
Found my invoice, sales@partsinmotion.co.uk you will find it easier to do if you buy the splined special tool.
THAT IS A MUST!
by bobfish45
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Altenator pully help.
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: Altenator pully help.

Make sure when replacing your NEW belt, that you have a 16mm spanner that will enable you to fully relax the tensioner, another pair of hands on it is helpful 'cos that last3mm is a illegitimate child.
by bobfish45
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Intermiitent starting problem
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Intermiitent starting problem

That switch is a complex beast, with many connections and various combinations of potential failure, especially as some of the contacts carry a high current. It could very well be that yours has an intermittent fault with the internal connections that send current to the solenoid on the starter. I ...
by bobfish45
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Dash rattle
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Dash rattle

Could it be a vibration from something plastic? Really it's just a tedious task of elimination but I understand how you can't put up with it although my passats have always had rattles, hate them (rattles).
by bobfish45
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Refurb?
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: Refurb?

Like you say, it's a lot to spend, but depends how good you feel your car is.If you've replaced most of the wear and tear items, i.e. clutch dmf, drive shafts, DOOR LOCKS !and it's a nice drive you may as well keep it, but you're right about the colour :(
by bobfish45
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Water pump and timing belt
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Water pump and timing belt

It's not an outrageous price, but it's top wack for an indie. I had one done a few years ago, and they took all the front off, that was a 400 quid job, but someone used to vw would do it in a couple of hours.I would have thought 2.5 hrs plus parts.
by bobfish45
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Tandem pump loose vac side
Replies: 31
Views: 851

Re: Tandem pump loose vac side

Gaz, I thought your simile,"Like excrement to the underside of a school desk" an excellent illustration of how the generations have changed. "When I were a lad" the undersides of the adolescent's desks depicted their newly discovered ability to masturbate unnoticed when our slit skirted nylon clad F...
by bobfish45
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Tandem pump loose vac side
Replies: 31
Views: 851

Re: Tandem pump loose vac side

The merc sounds nice lad.
by bobfish45
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Tandem pump loose vac side
Replies: 31
Views: 851

Re: Tandem pump loose vac side

I don't think I'd bother bodging it Gaz, it may come back to bite yo ass. Bought another 5.5 Yet Rod? [emoji851][emoji851][emoji851][emoji2][emoji2] 54 Passat Wagon PD175 99’ Audi S4 Avant 2.7 QTO ;) No, although it's impossible not to look when I see them up for sale Aidan,and if I saw the right o...
by bobfish45
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Tandem pump loose vac side
Replies: 31
Views: 851

Re: Tandem pump loose vac side

I don't think I'd bother bodging it Gaz, it may come back to bite yo ass.
by bobfish45
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Tyre wear inside edge
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Tyre wear inside edge

When I do mot's, it's frightening how bad some of the tyres are on the inside edge. It seems that people have no idea about wear if they can see tread on the tyre. There was a mint AMG merc a couple of weeks ago and he just wouldn't have it, wouldn't even look !!! T' fronts were well into the cords ...
by bobfish45
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Regrets ? I have a few.
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Regrets ? I have a few.

It seems to be a fairly common tale, people moving on to more sophisticated cars; and fair do's, later cars do have more creature comforts. I think the b5 and b5.5 passats just have something that appeals to certain people, like the mk4 golf and bora. By b6's the magic had gone and I think when OUR ...
by bobfish45
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Oil leak from rear main oil seal?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Oil leak from rear main oil seal?

No, not for that job I'm afraid :sad:
by bobfish45
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Regrets ? I have a few.
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Regrets ? I have a few.

Funny you should mention the Hondas mitchumb. I happened to mot an 07 civic diesel a few weeks ago and commented to the chap that it was in good nick. He said he was selling it, so I bought it for the missus. I have to say I am very impressed. Never thought of a Honda before, but the equipment is pl...
by bobfish45
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Oil leak from rear main oil seal?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Oil leak from rear main oil seal?

Gearbox off, flywheel off, then you can do the simple job of renewing the seal which is relatively simple.
by bobfish45
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Regrets ? I have a few.
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Regrets ? I have a few.

It's been a few weeks since the passat has gone, and I have come to understand what it means to be the owner and driver of a car with no soul :sad: I drove to South Wales over the weekend, a four hour slog through twisty roads, motorists going from town to village in no particular hurry, that needed...
by bobfish45
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Getting flashed because of new headlights
Replies: 28
Views: 857

Re: Getting flashed because of new headlights

When testing, testers look for a DCR mark on the lens or body, light emitted taking a few seconds to reach full intensity, and obviously the presence of ballasts, also the inevitable bluish tinge. Personally, though I am required to fail hids, there is no direction as to why this should be so I do :...
by bobfish45
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Front caliper spring clip
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Front caliper spring clip

Odd one that Guy :-?
by bobfish45
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Front caliper spring clip
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Front caliper spring clip

No you can't take it off ! The clicking is most likely the new pads moving in the carrier when the brakes are applied.Solution? different brand pads usually.
by bobfish45
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Leaking pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Leaking pipes

Mine holed by rubbing on a jubilee clip, I cut the piece out and joined up with a bit of flexi pipe.
by bobfish45
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Reversing lights stuck on
Replies: 20
Views: 513

Re: Reversing lights stuck on

C'mon Gaz, you know which one you SHOULD buy. ;)
by bobfish45
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Widnes/Warrington area
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Widnes/Warrington area

Cracking garage in Irlam, if you want info.
by bobfish45
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Roll Bar Drop Links
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Roll Bar Drop Links

They are a doddle, nothing complicated, do one at a time.
by bobfish45
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: All three brakes lights stuck on...?? Help..
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: All three brakes lights stuck on...?? Help..

Quite a bookful there Mindriot, good on ya ^:)^
by bobfish45
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: FMIC FOR MINE
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: FMIC FOR MINE

I fitted a universal one in the same manner as Desertstorm in the how to section, much better than fixing to the crash bar. Is it worth fitting? Not unless you are going to go the whole hog with injectors, turbo etc, but the choice is yours.