First mod to my Passat b7 estate

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by mozzab1992 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:20 pm

Raf Welsh Passat wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:59 pm
mozzab1992 wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Finally had remap done today, gone from 134bhp to 189 and torque has gone from 251 to 317. Look forward to seeing the difference all round now and see if MPG improves
:-bd

Rolling road with custom map or estimated with premade map??
Rolling road custom map

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:22 am

MPG won't improve much
Tested it on the same trip from Wales Germany, once b4 mapping, 2nd time after mapping.
Same figure as yours, also rolling road tested, custom map...

But the thing is, having that more lively throttle response, little more hamsters under the bonnet, but yet the same fuel consumption, it is an all win win

Well done bro
By the way, have we seen your car yet??
If not, post some pictures
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Keith B7 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:24 am

Odyssey TSi wrote:Picked the car up today, going to ring them tomorrow, when the car gets upto temperature at around 2000 rpm there's a vibration drone through the car in second and third.


Tyres? Check rear inner edge


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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:47 am

So, for the last 3 weeks I've put about 3000 miles on the clock...

We went on our Europe trip again.
Something has changed: as we usually took extra time for the returning trip, cruising at 60mph max, this time I decided to take the GOOGLE MAP trip time estimate, that was 13 hours from A to B, which involved hundreds of miles through German no speed limit autobahns, and plenty of rather high speed limit dual carriage ways (87mph)...
Including 4 traffic jams, loosing is nearly 2hrs all together, we got to the ferry in 12,5 hours...
Take that there was no traffic jams, it'd take us around 10,5 hours to do the trip that we used to do in 18 hours...

Ask me how ;)

On autobans, never went slower than 100mph, never faster than 130mph...
On 87mph limit ways, never went slower than 87, never faster than 90...
Having such a long trip, in mid 30s Celsius heat, car must have had a good sooth clean out...
One thing I've noticed, car now is even more responsive

Average fuel consumption?
According to the on-board computer: 45.1mpg
On fill to fill calculation: 44.5mpg

Considering the type of drive it was, I'm super happy!!!




Anyway, when you're in Germany, driving remapped 2.0tdi, don't think you can take on any car there because yr doing over 120mph...

In other words, I WAS SLOW :hyst :0 :shock: :hyst
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Gazwould » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:48 am

Maxed it out ?
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I'd give her some 'Trivago'.

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:05 am

I didn't (wife), sleeping pills didn't do the job :hyst
I stopped at 135mph, but that was on the way from North Coast of Germany to Austria...
I don't think there was plenty left, and the wind was against us :wink:
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Gazwould » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:45 am

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Indigo Blue Sport Wagon 0.52 blower


I'd give her some 'Trivago'.

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Odyssey TSi » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:20 pm

Keith B7 wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:24 am
Odyssey TSi wrote:Picked the car up today, going to ring them tomorrow, when the car gets upto temperature at around 2000 rpm there's a vibration drone through the car in second and third.


Tyres? Check rear inner edge


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Heater pipes that go through the bulk head, new grommets and it's fine now.
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:43 pm

Finally, had some time to perform a washing of a car after that looooong trip...
It was much required as it hasn't been washed for over 3 weeks now

One of the wheels b4 washing, and after

BEFORE WASHING, yet it was already jetwashed
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AFTER
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:49 pm

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:50 pm

Also, got rid of me silver wrapped mirrors, and fitted chrome ones...
The pic above shows it as well
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by ViJay » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:38 pm

I like them chrome cover even more than the silver. That's a good find.

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by TRW88 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Raf Welsh Passat wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Finally, had some time to perform a washing of a car after that looooong trip...
It was much required as it hasn't been washed for over 3 weeks now

One of the wheels b4 washing, and after

BEFORE WASHING, yet it was already jetwashed

IMG-20170808-WA0000-800x600.jpg


AFTER

IMG-20170808-WA0001-800x600.jpg

Hi Raf - What brand/colour of paint did you use on your calipers, they look really smart!

Sorry if this question has been answered previously.

Cheers
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:39 pm

TRW88 wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:00 pm
Raf Welsh Passat wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Finally, had some time to perform a washing of a car after that looooong trip...
It was much required as it hasn't been washed for over 3 weeks now

One of the wheels b4 washing, and after

BEFORE WASHING, yet it was already jetwashed

IMG-20170808-WA0000-800x600.jpg


AFTER

IMG-20170808-WA0001-800x600.jpg

Hi Raf - What brand/colour of paint did you use on your calipers, they look really smart!

Sorry if this question has been answered previously.

Cheers


Look on eBay for
Blue E-Tech brake caliper paint...
I couldn't get the link coz after 90 days details get wiped off
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Gazwould » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:32 pm

If you can't get it Hammerite's a winner .

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:48 pm

8 year protection... \m/

Car will corrode, ready to be forgotten at scrappies

But the calipers will remain forever :hyst
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by TRW88 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:43 pm

Cheers guys!
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Normski » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:48 pm

Raf Welsh Passat wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:43 pm
Finally, had some time to perform a washing of a car after that looooong trip...
It was much required as it hasn't been washed for over 3 weeks now

One of the wheels b4 washing, and after

BEFORE WASHING, yet it was already jetwashed

IMG-20170808-WA0000-800x600.jpg


AFTER

IMG-20170808-WA0001-800x600.jpg
Long time no speak, good to see the trip went well!!

Have you got a dent in the wing Bro?

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:51 pm

Normski wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:48 pm

Long time no speak, good to see the trip went well!!

Have you got a dent in the wing Bro?
Yep, got a dent...

Happened right outside my work place, but problem is, no camera in the estate caught it ~x(
Nobody left a note either, some bloody coward X(

£150 to have it fixed :roll:
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by MikeBC » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:46 pm

know how you feel RAF, went out to the car the other day to get nipper in when the wife came home and noticed someone has driven into the front bumper.

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:06 pm

So

It’s gone a bit dead on this thread, thought I’ll share my recent story

As I had done my blue needles from Golf mk7 R on to my cluster, all worked good until the day I had pulled the needles out again to adjust the sitting position of speed and rev counter needles.
I’ve pushed them back in too much damaging the stepper motors, so that means I was driving without revs and speed for few days.
Obviously I wasn’t sure how easy is it to replace the motors, so bought 2nd hand cluster for £40, worked out how to get the motors out (butter spreading easy it was), fitted them on to my cluster and it all works perfect, and my speed and revs are perfect in line

:-bd :-bd

Here’s proof
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And a little night capture from interior
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by ViJay » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:16 pm

Nice job Raf,

glad you got it all back and running. I've not been on here for a while as other projects have taken up the time. Plus the reminders from forum posts seem to have stopped working for some reason as this would always pull me back to the forum. (ticked below where it says "notify me when a reply is posted")

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:46 pm

Hello all

Back again with a little design addition...

BEFORE
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AFTER
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Let me know what do you think??
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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Raf Welsh Passat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:48 pm

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Re: First mod to my Passat b7 estate

Post by Zrnojed » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:02 pm

Is this 19 inch wheel?

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