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  2. Hi - looking for one chrome hubcap (good condition) for my 1972 Westfalia Continental - anyone got a spare one please.
  3. I have a bottle in the boot of my sharan, in one the little side panels got no idea what it’s for. Can someone please help me and tell me what I put in it
  4. Hey just wanted to say Hi, I've just bought a passat b5.5 estate highline with a few little bits and bobs extr..
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  6. Yes,there are some aftermarket audio head units that can replace the standard one but you'll need a fitting kit with a fascia plate and wiring adapters as well Try iceboxautos for aftermarket plug and play units
  7. Hi You are correct that the headlights need to deflect to the other side of the road However, you do not state the age of your Passat but if it is new enough to have HID or adaptive headlamps then these do not need adjusting as the beam does not kick up to the kerbside Otherwise, if you are in doubt then line the front of the car up against a wall at night and see if there is a kick-up in the beam to the nearside and if so you could put black insulation tape on the headlights by covering the kick-up and look at the results as you do it to get an idea of correct position I go to France every year for the Le Mans 24 Hours race week and the French police are really hot on British cars so they can increase their revenue for a week. Generally, we don't tend to drive at night and so it's not so important about the correct positioning of the black tape. However, it fools the police that you have black tape on the headlights (due diligence and all that) but they would have no way of measuring and accurately aligning the lights at the roadside 🙂 Enjoy your road trip
  8. Good morning any one question i am due to drive to spain via france i am in uk at the moment therefor i have to sort my headlights out so i can drive on the lhs iam reading my owners manual and it states if i am driving through europe i need to go to the onboard menu and sellect travel mode what does this do i asume switches the lights over for lhd ??? if not can any one suggest what i can use i.e. stick a couple of strips of gaffa tap over my lights as the lenses are plactic regards Barry
  9. Could be the turbo variable vanes sticking with carbon if the car is only used locally? Turbo cleaning products are available and can easily solve the issue
  10. Thanks for the detailed write up Tony and also great to hear you have fixed the issue successfully! Not sure about the MPG, maybe it will improve over time once the engine settles down after the issue ?
  11. I got a Polo 1.2 tdi Bluemotion. The car starts with one kick, doesn't miss, idel perfectly, but got no power, what can be the problem
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  13. Other wise quickest cheapest fix is use a spray EGR/TURBO cleaner into the air intake followed by a can of EGR/TURBO cleaner into the tank, but first crawl under the car and check the actuator arm to the Turbo is not stuck, if it aint stuck, then clean then clean or replace the MAF sensor, (quick and cheap) followed by the vacuum control box behind the battery, I did all three and it was cheap under to run cleaner throught the system followed by changing the MAF (£20 for a cheap one) and £30 for a second hand vacuum control box Plus £15 and £26 for a spray cleaner and a can of JLM into the tank. Other thing to check is of course the vacuum hoses, if its got holes in it no vacuum, no vaccum no control over either the Turbo or the EGR valve.
  14. Also see OVERBOOST/LIMP HOME on the newbies section, just posted on another problem that can screw up yer turbo
  15. I had a problem when my 2007 1.9tdi Touran went into limp home mode. The tester said OVERBOOST Crawled under car and pulled on the Turbo boost arm and it was free so not jammed by soot. Bought a second hand vacuum control box, (NOT the N75 as stated in some you tube videos Removed battery for access To remove box undo four torx screws, then slip off two clips on the hose plug end, finally unclip the control electric plug, reverse procedure to refit. Only pain in the backside was the torx screwsm, you cannot see all of them and you need something like a 1/4 drive with a short extension to get in their and apply enough pressure to undo them, mine were tight. As a belt and braces man I also replaced the mAF sensor you need a 5 point security torx to undo these WHY SECURITY SCREWS???? Anyhow all done and after warmup engine will now, rev beyond 3000rpm, all fixed. One question This car is supposed to do mid fourties MPG Only Does 36 which is crap compared to my last diesel a KIA Carens which would do 42+ PS put this in the newbie section as I believe over boost is a fairly common problem with all VWs with variable vane Turbos PPS use a can of EGR/Turbo cleaner once or twice a year, most of them get jammed by soot build up PPPS anyone want a brand new N75 valve??
  16. Hello All, I am in search of a Rear left passenger door in Silver LR7L for my VW Golf Plus 2009 (59). It has been damaged and I am having difficulty locating the correct door colour, which is the Silver 'Rose' (LR7L). Attached is a picture of the damaged door. Thanks in advance for your help!
  17. Probably cheaper to go for a complete set of lowered springs (of a reputable make) from eBay
  18. oh that does sound like a brake grabbing....seized caliper or pads stuck in carrier
  19. It sounds like the Airbag light is a coincidence and not related to the lighting fault you have Check the bulb is not defective (even if new) and then look at any earth points in and around the area of the headlight assembly Check also it is the correct type of bulb as well
  20. I have the registration number VW14JAN on a retention certificate. Message me or email barry-wilkinson@sky.com £750.00 Ono
  21. My turbo blew two days ago and the engine seized. I found a replacement engine. My engine is a BXE. The numbers after the BXE are different to the numbers on my engine number sticker. The engine is out of a 57 plate touran and my car is a 08. Will the other engine fit my car as they are both 105bhp engines. Asking as do not know what the other numbers are after the BXE. Chris
  22. Hi All, Please, can anybody give me a piece of advice, what I can do with a broken front spring in an old MK1 sport version. I have tried numerous car parts shops, nobody has the coil spring, everybody point me to the VW dealership for replacement. I have called them £225 each, need a pair. So without labour £450 just the part. The spring has a colour code, 1 WHITE 1 YELLOW 1 BLUE. It is factory lowered kit, around 30 mm, this is what I was told. Is there any alternative solution? I saw lowering kit from 250 pound with 4 spring kit that is 30 mm as well, what If I buy something like that? Any breaker who might have this part? Any advice would be great, even if somebody makes them. Or have a lowering kit which does the same and fits to the shock absorber. Thanks in advance. C
  23. 54 reg Touran 1.9TDI (105) So it started with the left indicator that had stopped working. I took the cover off, looked at the bulb and put it back together. All worked fine again. Shortly after the right side went, But I couldn't get the twisty bit out of the housing unit. After some playing I got it out but the metal bit had snapped off. I ordered a new part from VW and installed with a new headlight but its still not working. I took the headlight unit out to check for any loose wires but it all looks fine. Any ideas? New headlight unit? or something more going on? Indicators are working fine on the mirror and the rear. To add to that, my airbag light came on this morning. All wires seem ok under the seats. Is there a way to located the problem / check before I pay to have a garage check it? Thanks in advance. Lee
  24. So I'm a month in and no real change. However, I've noticed something. When the engine cuts, if I apply the brake and go back to the accelerator it drives normally again. I'm thinking this is a brake system fault. I did have the rear brake discs, pads and a calliper done just before this all started.
  25. Once it is topped up then the light should extinguish If not then take to a specialist for them to reset the system
  26. I would imagine the turbo vanes could be gummed up with carbon if the EGR had to be changed after being blocked?
  27. I would advise take it to the dealer and see if there is a recall as some pano roofs can shatter if there is too much movement as you are describing.
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