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by Adam
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Poll; How many still have a B5 / B5.5
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Poll; How many still have a B5 / B5.5

2x B5 1.8 20v 1x B5.5 1.8t And now a B5 1.9tdi And I still maintain that they are the best cheap cars you could spend your money on, my latest B5 cost sub £500, has 220k on it, has had the rear exhaust box chopped/rusted off and a side exit fitted, the bonnet catch sheared off and the bonnet is hel...
by Adam
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: 'Stiff' section of steering when the cars first started?
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: 'Stiff' section of steering when the cars first started?

Check the pulleys, are they V belt ones or multi rib belt types? I had this on my mk2 for ages, swapped the v belt pulleys for mk3 golf multi rib ones and the belt grips well and got rid of the problem (then I ditched the pas all together for a manual rack but that's besides the point [emoji38] ) Se...
by Adam
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Rear Coilspring
Replies: 14
Views: 495

Re: Rear Coilspring

And a socket set...

Jack the car up, support on a stand.
Put the jack under the lower spring plate, undo the lower shock mount and lower the jack, pull the spring out :)

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by Adam
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B4 2l auto high idle
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Re: B4 2l auto high idle

I read that above, but what do you Consider fine? The 2e should be around 850rpm idle.

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by Adam
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Vibration after clutch change
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Vibration after clutch change

Rule out the obvious, was the clutch carefully and properly centered when fitted? Will make no difference, the only reason you need to centre the clutch plate is to get the gearbox on. Once the clutch is operated and the plates separate it will self centre anyway. If it was miles out you wouldn't g...
by Adam
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Any mechanics/technichal folks who can help out?
Replies: 29
Views: 1678

Re: Any mechanics/technichal folks who can help out?

Brand new ones are ok, the plastic gets brittle with time, I found my new one was VERY flexable compared to the old one :)

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by Adam
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B4 2l auto high idle
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Re: B4 2l auto high idle

[emoji38] good point!

Not uncommon for older autos to idle higher when the drag of the transmission trying to pull the car foward isn't engaged.

2k does seem high though, what's it sit at when it in neutral or park? Above 1000?

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by Adam
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: B4 2l auto high idle
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Re: B4 2l auto high idle

Is it an auto?

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by Adam
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: can i use the ecu of a mk4 golf in a b4 passat?
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: can i use the ecu of a mk4 golf in a b4 passat?

It won't matter, it's a different generation of car, engine, management, diagnostics etc. That ECU stands 0 chance of running that enigine without having its data wiped and replaced with that of the b4's. Even then, there will be sensors on the mk4 the b4 doesn't have, and the ECU wiring will be com...
by Adam
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: B1 & B2 PASSATS --AKA OLD SKOOL !
Topic: Santana Owners?
Replies: 155
Views: 15926

Re: Santana Owners?

Gotta love Bstar RA'S :)

Full set of et25's waiting to be home on the mk2 :)


Image

The Santana looks brilliant on them!

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by Adam
Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: HELP !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: HELP !!!

If you really want to convert the car you have, get the 1.8t engine, loom, ecu, clocks, locks, keys, down pipe, intercooler, pipework etc. But I the real world you won't do it. You'd be mad to. Far better to sell the 1.8 and buy a 1.8t. There's just too much to do to convert. And even more bonkers i...
by Adam
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Will they rub???
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Will they rub???

Have seen MUCH wider, larger, and lower offsets on b6's.

You will have no issues at all :)

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by Adam
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Cruise control fitting HELP QUICK
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: Cruise control fitting HELP QUICK

Your not matching up the wires to any other cables, they are being terminated into pin out locations, the colour of the insulation is about as relevant as the day of the week to this process.

Are they all black?

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by Adam
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: B6/CC PASSATS
Topic: Will they rub???
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Will they rub???

You would have been fine, the wheels will camber in slightly as the ride height was dropped, so would have cleared nicely. I remember first fitting my A8's to my old b5, they stuck out miles when the car was in the air, once it was down though I found I needed spacers to get them sitting nicely :) S...
by Adam
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Cruise control fitting HELP QUICK
Replies: 19
Views: 853

Re: Cruise control fitting HELP QUICK

Most of the Kufatec kits come with all black wires with a small print on them to say where they go, a pin number, or a few letters for a location etc.

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by Adam
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Helicoil - rear hub (wheel bolt thread)
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Helicoil - rear hub (wheel bolt thread)

I would use a timesert rather than a helicoil personally, it's more like a reducer bush but is fitted in much the same way :)
by Adam
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Brake pad warning
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Brake pad warning

The loom from the arch to the brakes splits inside quite often. Easy solution is to pop the grommet out in the wheel arch and behind it is the plug where the loom joins, disconnect the plug, cut the plug off from the brakes loom, join the tails together as close to the plug as possible, and plug it ...
by Adam
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Pas fluid/brake lines
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Pas fluid/brake lines

Or CHF11S also comma I belive, got a bottle or 2 in the loft :)
by Adam
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: b5 or b5.5
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: b5 or b5.5

Was a late 2004 run out thing ;)
by Adam
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: How much
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: How much

All of it with a bit of fettling ;)
by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: 17" OR 18" Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: 17" OR 18" Wheels

Pic to highlight. First one is 8x18 et48 all round no spacers, I couldn't fit the rears to the fronts as the different make of tyre rubbed, the fronts as they where had about 3mm clearance :) http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/18/3e200e6a6241565659a346d4c44df0da.jpg With 20mm rear spacers, none...
by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: 17" OR 18" Wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: 17" OR 18" Wheels

8x18 et48 with 225/40 tyres is tight with no spacer, depending on tyre manufacturer (as stated above they are not all exactly 225mm wide) can be the difference of rubbing the arms or having just a few mm clearance. I ran 15mm spacers with the above set up, if I did it again I'd use 20mm ones for a b...
by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: wobble while accelerating.
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: wobble while accelerating.

You could be at the wrong end of the car, worn rear beam bushes have a tendency to unsettle the whole car as the back end sways around over the axle :)
Worth check back there as well :)
by Adam
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: 9.5j Amg wheels on b5.5
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: 9.5j Amg wheels on b5.5

9.5's up front will be tight, merc wheels tend to have high offsets and at that width you will be right in there with the suspension arms, spacers will solve it but then you will be out the arch :lol:

9.5's out back is nothing too tricky :)
by Adam
Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Heated Front Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Heated Front Screen

Factory,I don't think so, although fords patent had expired by then, you can get switches for it and companies make the screens (looked into one for the mk2 and it's only £156 for the clear screen!) For little more than you would pay for a standard replacement!