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    I dont think its that advanced, its a 2004 no...

    I dont think its that advanced, its a 2004 no satnav. Original had radio/tape and 6 cd units, Sony I think, aftermarket is a radio/CD also Sony
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    Poor radio reception

    Dose my Passat have an amplifier on the aerial?? Having problems lately with FM reception. Its not the original radio, changed it 2 or 3 years ago but its a recent problem.

    Thanks.
  3. Thread: Fuel lines

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    68386839 All look like this.

    68386839 All look like this.
  4. I always fill the new filter with diesel first.

    I always fill the new filter with diesel first.
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    I will try to remember to get a picture, cant see...

    I will try to remember to get a picture, cant see how the fuel would affect the outside of the pipes though. And I still think there is nothing wrong with diesel.
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    lol no. The outside of the rubber hoses to and...

    lol no. The outside of the rubber hoses to and from the filter are covered in tiny cracks, seem ok from what I can see of the inside.
  7. Thread: Fuel lines

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    Fuel lines

    Hi, Noticed all the fuel lines under the bonnet are starting to crack up, dose anyone sell them ready-made apart from VW?
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    Went with struts and mounts from Sachs and joints...

    Went with struts and mounts from Sachs and joints links from JP group. Did the backs myself, garage did the fronts, took over 4 hours, almost every bolt/nut seized. Car handling has been...
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    Suspension rebuild time.

    Hi guys,

    The time is fast approaching for a complete suspension rebuild on my passat, Arms, shocks, and top mounts. Will most probably be souring the parts from the likes of buycarparts, euro car...
  10. Thread: Cooling/AC fans

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    Cooling/AC fans

    Hi,

    Should the electric cooling fan come on when the air con is working or it is just for engine cooling? I ask because I don't think I have ever seen or heard it cut in and when the AC is on but...
  11. Thread: Brake warning

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    Thanks, fluid is up to max Nice one Crasher

    Thanks, fluid is up to max

    Nice one Crasher
  12. Thread: Brake warning

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    :rolleyes: Well it was worth a try. Thanks for...

    :rolleyes: Well it was worth a try. Thanks for the info, will give it a go when the weather is warmer, to cold to do anything outside at the moment.
  13. Thread: Brake warning

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    Don't suppose that VW pay for this?

    Don't suppose that VW pay for this?
  14. My 1.9 130 PD gets 31mpg on motorway towing a...

    My 1.9 130 PD gets 31mpg on motorway towing a 1200kg caravan! Without the van I get between 45 - 55 mpg depending how heavy my right foot is.
  15. Thread: Brake warning

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    Brake warning

    Hi all,

    I have an intermittent warning on the first start of the day but only in the cold weather. While I'm cranking it I get the warning tone and STOP in the display, this then flashes "brake...
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    Thanks, sorted, very loose wire in N/S pad, cut...

    Thanks, sorted, very loose wire in N/S pad, cut and soldered both wires together and all now OK
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    So how do they work on the Passat? Is one a...

    So how do they work on the Passat? Is one a supply the other a return? How can I test them?
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    Check brake pads. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    Hi,

    Dose the brake wear warning system work differently to most other cars? there are 2 wires from each pad instead of the usual 1 and even if I disconnect them I still get the warning on the...
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    Yer whatever. My workmanship standard is...

    Yer whatever.


    My workmanship standard is very high. Cheep parts don't always mean poor quality, if you haven't learned that then you must have had a sheltered or privileged life.
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    Just who are you calling a chav? The few times...

    Just who are you calling a chav?

    The few times I have replaced wings or other panels on cars they have never gone rusty in 2 years, in fact they have always been perfect many years later. If your...
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    Thanks, had an idea that's what it was but wanted...

    Thanks, had an idea that's what it was but wanted to check.
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    yer whatever Will cost me nothing to fit apart...

    yer whatever

    Will cost me nothing to fit apart from some of my time. wing and paint job comes with a 12 month warrenty. Other wing will be fixed by me so again will cost me nothing. The main point...
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    The car is 10 years old, the new wing is painted...

    The car is 10 years old, the new wing is painted on the outside and baked and under sealed on inside, it will last me long enough.
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    Tried them and they are willing to do a good will...

    Tried them and they are willing to do a good will gesture and pay 50% and replace both wings, but I would have to pay approximately 500. Got a brand new wing sprayed and delivered for 125 and the...
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    Wheel arch liner modification

    Hi, About to replace N/S front wing, so that the liner doesn't rub through the paint again how do I modify it?
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