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by kitster
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Anybody supply and fit A6 seats to my B5.5 Highline
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: Anybody supply and fit A6 seats to my B5.5 Highline

Bump. I'd still like this done but lack the skill
by kitster
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Carry on or scrap?
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Carry on or scrap?

Just had to face this. New MoT April but then two belt pulleys failed one after the other. Happily the old girl did not let us down on the motorway. So, I decided that 1x£250 and then 1x£400 was worth it. When we first thought it had actually died, we spent some time on the adverts. Many appealed, b...
by kitster
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Anybody supply and fit A6 seats to my B5.5 Highline
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Anybody supply and fit A6 seats to my B5.5 Highline

If so, please PM me.

Thanks
by kitster
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 31512

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

Always worth a try, The few pence extra on a couple of tank fulls. If you are not convinced, don't do any more. I think just about everybody here would agree it is harmless, so give it a whirl. I've never overdosed, but find 250ml 2 stroke per tank full is good for me. However the difference between...
by kitster
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 31512

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

Less choice in rural France, but I find a mixture of the 'good' diesel plus 250ml supermarket 2T oil works just fine for me. If I forget, or am away from home, I notice the improvement as soon as I put some 2T back in. Side benefit- all the supermarkets here sell cream in 25ml bottles - just right f...
by kitster
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Switching off alarm
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: Switching off alarm

I had an issue with false alarms. Most embarrassing at a small country hotel. B pillar switch trick ineffective. In the end had to leave the car unlocked overnight. Much browsing (including here) suggested that the tailgate switch sometimes does not fully close. VWs having such good (!) cabin sealin...
by kitster
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Daylight running lights
Replies: 22
Views: 2183

Re: Daylight running lights

I have used the same set of Philips LED Daytime lights [DRL STRIP WLED 12V Click1] on several cars for ten years. On the Passat they fit nicely into the lower front grilles and in my opinon look good IMG_0626.jpg . The latest super duper ones with a super duper price from Philips are here https://ww...
by kitster
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 31512

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

Two and a half years and 25000 miles. I still use the cheapest 2T I can get in the supermarket. Sometimes I forget and remember when the old bus gets a bit more noisy and rattly. I regularly use 33ml (old cream bottles) to a 35L fill. Premium diesel.
by kitster
Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: TYRE PRESSURES ??
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: TYRE PRESSURES ??

Many thanks Dunsmorechap. Mine are wrong, but will be OK tomorrow
by kitster
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: TYRE PRESSURES ??
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: TYRE PRESSURES ??

I've seen this elsewhere on this site. Sadly my fuel flap does not have such a sticker, and everywhere (inc VAG) says look there. I guess, but perhaps someone could read from their flap and post here. I have a 5.5 diesel estate.
Thanks guys
by kitster
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 31512

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

The jury is still out on my Passat but for the Kangoo 1.6diesel run around that is left where we house-sit the difference is marked. 250ml 2T at fill up at the supermarket produced quieter running and better starting - too soon to tell about economy. As it was the first go, I stuck another 250Ml int...
by kitster
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 31512

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

Now I reckon that there is a small difference in mpg. There is a particular motorway junction near me that is an uphill join. The traffic already on the road has come down a big hill and is trying to keep speed up for the uphill. With supermarket diesel I have to boot it into kickdown to join the tr...
by kitster
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 31512

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

At last got it together with the 2T oil and an empty tank so I mixed 250ml 2T into a tankful of Total Excellium [French Premium]. I guess I want to find a benefit, but I'm not sure. If you notice your car running a little better on a damp day, or the premium diesel works a little better then I feel ...
by kitster
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Keeping our Passats running smooth..
Replies: 270
Views: 31512

Re: Keeping our Passats running smooth..

We got our first Passat in Aug 12 [5.5 tdi130] From pick up, I've only ever brimmed the tank, and kept a log. I get noticeably less mpg from supermarket fuel, and the car generally behaves much better on the good stuff. I spend a lot of time in France so its Total Excellium over here. €0.15 per li...
by kitster
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: B5 & B5.5 PASSATS
Topic: Removing numberplate sticky pads
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Removing numberplate sticky pads

Hand held steam cleaners can be useful. They are great for removing sticky headlight beam deflectors without using nail varnish remover - or similar