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by chimp
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Car Dead, Help Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Car Dead, Help Needed

Small tip if a boost hose blows off, unplug the MAF and is should start and run using the other sensors. I would not want to drive far like this but good enough to get you off the road. Driving like this you have no air filter so I woudl not want to drive in dusty conditions either.
by chimp
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Noisy Climacontrol
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Noisy Climacontrol

Does it do it with and or without the air con running.
by chimp
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: slow 1.8T, not N75
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: slow 1.8T, not N75

The 1.8T's quite often go into limp mode and that will cut the boost down to the actuator pressure which can make it feel like there is no turbo.

I think VAG COM is your best bet might safe you a lot of time.
by chimp
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Gear selection first and reverse !!
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Gear selection first and reverse !!

Just a quick thing to try which may give you an idea is to pump the clutch a few times and then try and ingage first or reverse, if it goes in a little better then that ponts to air in the system which a bleed dhoudl fix.
by chimp
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: noise from new discs/pads
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: noise from new discs/pads

Could be the back plate rubbing the disc as it is easy to catch it with the wheel when removing it and that is enough to bend the back palte to touch the disc. If it is this then not to much to worry about just bus you a bit, easy fixed by bending the plate back clear of the disc.
by chimp
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: YES! ANOTHER clutch & flywheel question
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: YES! ANOTHER clutch & flywheel question

If your going to go mad tunning and want to drive it like you stole it then go for a solid flywheel conversion if you can find one.

Not sure what setup the W8 uses maybe you could look into that.
by chimp
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: B5 tdi, Can i find out my true mileage - broken binnacle
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: B5 tdi, dim instrument binnacle... ??

If you get a new dash you will have to get it all programed up to work with your ECU and keys etc.
by chimp
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL CHAT
Topic: AutoMetrix Track Day Castle Combe 26-07-08
Replies: 2
Views: 206

AutoMetrix Track Day Castle Combe 26-07-08

Last week I was asked if I wanted to pop along to the AutoMetrix track day at Castle Combe and as I did not have anything planed I decided to go and have a look. I hitched a ride down with a long term freind of mine from THS Performance and with drivers briefings starting at 8 it ment leaving at 6.3...
by chimp
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: The Epic 6 Speed Clutch/Flywheel Guide For The TDI 45PICS!
Replies: 27
Views: 1933

Re: The Epic 6 Speed Clutch/Flywheel Guide For The TDI 45PICS!

Just mt five eggs. I did not remove the exhaust I just disconnected it and moved it around as required, I don't think i had the car high enough to remove it anyway. Also I left the air box in and just removed the heat shield. I never remoed the box from under the car I just pushed it back out the wa...
by chimp
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Strange what a battery can do
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Strange what a battery can do

Souns like you lost a cell in the battery so even though is was charged it was only putting out around 10 volts.
by chimp
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Coolant loss
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Coolant loss

Could be 101 things but I would start with a good look around the engine bay with the cover off to see if you can see any signs of a leak around any joints of around the radiator. Leaks often show up as a residue left behind which can be a white ish colour.
by chimp
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: TDi down pipe / de-cat
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: TDi down pipe / de-cat

On my car the cat / downpipe and the pipe to the first box are all in one is this the same on all TDi's
by chimp
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: TDi down pipe / de-cat
Replies: 2
Views: 319

TDi down pipe / de-cat

Hello all

I am iterested in getting a de-cat / bigger boar down pipe for my TDi could anyone tell me if they have ever seen one.

If the answer is no I might know someone who could make one but it would have to be a run of a few so would anyone on her be interested.
by chimp
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Help cleaning dirty manifold
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Help cleaning dirty manifold

I have seen an allard EGR delete pipe and it was not the best quality so I would try else where.

Also I have heard removing the EGR can bring up a fault code on some models, more the later ones with the o2 sensor.
by chimp
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Spent FAR to much money today!!! TDI Clutch Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Spent FAR to much money today!!! TDI Clutch Kit

To clamp the flywheel in place I made a tool that I bolted through one of the gearbox mounting holes. I used an air gun to remove the bolts so the loocking device was only needed when putting it back on. On the Luk box it says you need a special setting tool due to the SAC (self adjusting clutch) bu...
by chimp
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Spent FAR to much money today!!! TDI Clutch Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Spent FAR to much money today!!! TDI Clutch Kit

Few points I forgot to mention (mrs was nagging). My exhaust was one piece to the centre box so I just disconnected is so I could move it around to access bits. The bottom engine to gear box bolts are hard to get on due to the sub frame so after removing the gear box mounts I lifted the box a little...
by chimp
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Spent FAR to much money today!!! TDI Clutch Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Spent FAR to much money today!!! TDI Clutch Kit

I just did my clutch with the Luk kit you have but I also changed the spigot bearing as it only costs £4 but you will need a slide hamer of similar to remove it. You will also need new bolts for the flywheel. Fly wheel and drive shalfts are held on with M10 and M12 12 points torx style bolts. Gearb...
by chimp
Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Belt tensioner pricing and alternator clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Belt tensioner pricing and alternator clutch

Thanks for the info
by chimp
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Belt tensioner pricing and alternator clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Belt tensioner pricing and alternator clutch

Hi all

Looking for some advice on where to get a new belt tensioner, seen them on ebay for £70.

Also I'm sure my alternater clutch is shot, it there a chance if could fail totally of is it just the noise I need to put up with until I fix it.
by chimp
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: PD engine/injector life
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: PD engine/injector life

I'm on 113K with all apart from 6K on VW service history so I fell a little better now.
by chimp
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: PD engine/injector life
Replies: 4
Views: 455

PD engine/injector life

What milage have people done on there PD engine with original injectors.
by chimp
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: What oil for a PD130 2001
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: What oil for a PD130 2001

My mate has an account at local TPS so I will get the filter etc from there.
by chimp
Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: What oil for a PD130 2001
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: What oil for a PD130 2001

I was looking at that online so i think thats my mind made up. Anyone recommend where to buy or is it just a case of looking round the factors.
by chimp
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: What oil for a PD130 2001
Replies: 9
Views: 596

What oil for a PD130 2001

I think I will change the oil monday eveing what oil do people recommend for the PD engine as I hear the wrong oil and cause problems.
by chimp
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Warning lights freaking me out
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Warning lights freaking me out

Brake pad light coudl be a loose connection try bridging out both sensor and see if it go's