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by erl72
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: CAR OF THE MONTH
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2009 - VWNUTANT
Replies: 19
Views: 2476

Re: SEPTEMBER 2009 - VWNUTANT

its a fix! lol

Well done Ant :D Looked great at Leeds and good to see the write up here.

So when is Zoe allowed out in it now she's passed her test :?:
by erl72
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: tail light out
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: tail light out

Yep mine was the bulb holder that was dodgy, i think a spot of solder on the contacts helped for a while as I recall :?
by erl72
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: Media player/itunes help
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Media player/itunes help

kaliboy wrote:Ant, if you went to work wearing an iPod, would that make you an iPlod?
:lol: :lol: :lol: that did properly make me chuckle!
by erl72
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: hello again!! :o)
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: hello again!! :o)

colb666 wrote:Welcome back Eddi,hope everything is sorted now and your back to normal.
:D well I was never normal ... but yes I'm slowly sorting things out cheers.

Nice to be back with everyone Col :grin: :grin:
by erl72
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: hello again!! :o)
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: hello again!! :o)

Gary wrote:Eddiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cool: :cool: :oops: :oops:
lol :D

Thanks again chaps
by erl72
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: hello again!! :o)
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: hello again!! :o)

how's the pole dancing going? lol its going OK ta :grin: I feel a bit misty eyed at the welcome back guys - cheers!! Nice to see the same faces/cars still around. Thinking I might try and get up to VW Festival if the weather improves over the next couple of weeks. Last time I went we were all sinki...
by erl72
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: hello again!! :o)
Replies: 16
Views: 679

hello again!! :o)

Hello chaps .... I know I've been away for ages and ages. Had lots of horrible stuff going on and its meant among other things that the poor old car's been a bit neglected so I've been in hibernation :sad: Anyway, after being told off on several occasions by Ant for not logging in for bloody ages I ...
by erl72
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: whats the matter with this chuffin' PC?
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: whats the matter with this chuffin' PC?

Blimey thanks everyone. I'm at work at the mo so can't try any of these things til tonight so I'll try to answer all the questions so far and see if anything sheds any more light: Kirade/water01 - I'm not on a wireless router. I'm attached to the phone line (BT) via cable and modem .... I do get chu...
by erl72
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: whats the matter with this chuffin' PC?
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: whats the matter with this chuffin' PC?

I just did a speed test on http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/speed-test.php and its saying download 408kbps and upload 332kbps.

Just did another one and upload is down to 168kbps. Surely hat's never right is it?

The icon in the tray says Local Area Connection 2 - speed 3.6mbps status connected.
by erl72
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: whats the matter with this chuffin' PC?
Replies: 14
Views: 347

whats the matter with this chuffin' PC?

My PC is relatively new... I'm on broadband, AOL, usually averages at about 3-3.5meg. Up until the other day I never had any trouble watching videos on youtube etc and I watched the first episode of Heroes the other day on iPlayer. I haven't gone on any sites that I don't usually in the interim, hav...
by erl72
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: instrument panel caput? boo hoo
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: instrument panel caput? boo hoo

really?? Hmmmmm

We did only connect the new battery just the once. As ever I pessimistically thought that if we disconnected it again it may be tempting fate to make nothing come back.

I'll give it a go before we go whipping clocks out.

Ta Gaz :D
by erl72
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: instrument panel caput? boo hoo
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: instrument panel caput? boo hoo

cheers everyone - sorry - i've been off the forum for a bit with either car depression and/or loss of household pets depression so I've been in hibernation. @ Shed - virtual hug gratefully accepted @ Mocco - I hate Sods Law :cry: @ Matto - with a new battery, everything has come back on the dash apa...
by erl72
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Have I got a wheel bearing on its way out?
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Have I got a wheel bearing on its way out?

Cheers everyone :D useful to know about the GSF bearings and also the thing about the front bearings. My mate Carl who thankfully knows what he's doing checked it all over and said there's absolutely nothing wrong with my discs (it was only the front ones the garage said needed replacing) so he stuc...
by erl72
Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: instrument panel caput? boo hoo
Replies: 6
Views: 477

instrument panel caput? boo hoo

Never was it more apt to say it never rains but it pours! -The other week I was rescued by the RAC for what was thought to be a dodgy fuel pump relay but infact turned out to be nothing more than a melted fuse. - O/S brakelight which worked intermittently gave up altogether recently ... its not a do...
by erl72
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Have I got a wheel bearing on its way out?
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Have I got a wheel bearing on its way out?

if you want to have a go yourself. Ade Probably not a wise idea Ade lol .... and no idea if its front or rear. I think rear :? He's going in for new discs and pads a week on Tuesday so I may as well get them to sort the bearing(s) while he's got his wheels off! Is it the sort of thing that its best...
by erl72
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: stupid woman driver rant
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: stupid woman driver rant

lee1 wrote: in this instance it was a woman hence the title but fair comment
This I know.... I saw the title :D
by erl72
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: The Council have done it again!
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: The Council have done it again!

haha yay! well done Rob :D
by erl72
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: stupid woman driver rant
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: stupid woman driver rant

I've always found in my experience that you generally get different kinds of bad driving from men and women - as a woman driver it gauls me to say this but I find that most incidents to do with being oblivious to anything else going around them tends to be women drivers. I suspect its to do with wom...
by erl72
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Have I got a wheel bearing on its way out?
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Have I got a wheel bearing on its way out?

I noticed the other day when i got up to about 65/70 on the motorway I had a (difficult to describe) "whirring" noise that increases with speed. Its not a noise that only occurs when braking and its not coming from the engine.... it definitiely sounds to me like wheel noise. The combination of liste...
by erl72
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: UKPassats Fantasy Premier League
Replies: 2
Views: 984

UKPassats Fantasy Premier League

Hi all, If anyone's interested I've set up a UKPassats Fantasy Football League on http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ Its free to join and you can auto-complete a random team for now, until you decide a final team in time for the start of the season. First match is this Saturday... apologies its a bit...
by erl72
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: a sad sad sad day
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: a sad sad sad day

Oh no Bob!!

Any nearer to being sorted?
by erl72
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: THE ugliest person on face book!
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Re: THE ugliest person on face book!

madrob6 wrote:I am a bad bad man.
:lol: :lol:
by erl72
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: whats your previous cars?
Replies: 39
Views: 4624

Re: whats your previous cars?

bit of a mixed bag! First there was the 'Tina - 1976 1600 XL http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g112/eddilowe/ukpassats%20stuff/cortina1.jpg Still sat in storage, too rotten to ever drive again but a good donor for another one one day. Then an F-Reg Mk3 Escort that I don't have a picture of but was a...
by erl72
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: Anyone got a pale grey GT Passenger seat?
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Anyone got a pale grey GT Passenger seat?

ive got one but might be best to post a pic, as there are several very similar patterns! If mine arnt the same, then eddi (ERL72) has also got a pale grey set but in a different pattern. Mine are still lurking I think. My ex was hanging onto my old interior for me at his unit because I had nowhere ...
by erl72
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: B3 & B4 PASSATS
Topic: rev counter
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: rev counter

I swear B3/B4 rev counters have got a life of their own ... once every few months mine will inexplicably fling itself all the way round into the red mid-journey and either drop back round again about 10 minutes later (again for no apparent reason) or stay there until the engine's turned off. wierd! :?