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    B7 Passat Estate

    some better photos below .. I know it's nothing special, but it's slowly getting there, and will look better when I get the R36 spoiler fitted on monday, and as a result of the 4th photo in this set, tint the centre brake light haha
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    B7 Passat Estate

    so this is my ongoing project of sorts which is also my daily .. a 2.0tdi passat estate with the cr140 engine mods; tints all round, including tail lights wiper delete embossed plates 19" audi alloys 40mm vogtland lowering springs egr & dpf delete with remap new stainless exhaust system from...
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    yet another thermostat problem!

    just in case anyone is reading this with a similar problem .. new thermostat fixed it for me :)
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    yet another thermostat problem!

    hm, i thought if it was the temp sensor i would get erratic readings not just taking far far too long to get up to temperature .. the reason i thought stat, is because that 100% fixed my issue when i got the car
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    yet another thermostat problem!

    so .. when i got my 1.9 TDI B7 at the start of the year it wouldnt get up to temperature, so in march (i think) i replaced the thermostat and all was good, it would get up to 90 after 5 / 10 minutes and stay there no matter what .. however, yesterday i was stuck in a carpark for 1 hour and 15...
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    Who needs remapping , for £20...

    £2.59 for a remap, wow!
  7. J

    which ball joint splitter

    ok thanks lads, will get the scissor type
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    which ball joint splitter

    well, i need to do my front lower control arms and i know i need a ball joint splitter.. are the cheap £5-£10 crowbar type ones any good? also, would just some normal drive onto ramps be enough room to be able to get under to torque down the bolts down under load? .. ill obviously do the major...
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    front lower control arms

    haha no no, I knew exactly what you meant!
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    front lower control arms

    I reckon I'll give them a go then! cheers
  11. J

    front lower control arms

    mind I'd obviously prefer the £100 for the febi bilstein ones if anyone has experience with that brand?
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    front lower control arms

    can get lemforder delivered for £160 a pair of ebay
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    front lower control arms

    are these any good ? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Suspension-Track-Control-Arm-Front-Lower-for-AUDI-A4-02-09-B6-B7-TDI-Febi-/371799400800?fits=Model%3AA4&hash=item5690f8a160:g:1-AAAOSwHMJYOObt eurocarparts have starline ones for a bit cheaper but ive never heard of that brand
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    suspension bushes

    it would still be on the stands, id just be compressing one side of the suspension up at a time using the jack so it should be secure .. the cars far too low to use a curb or anything like that haha
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    suspension bushes

    now im aware all suspension related bushes, should be tightened up with the suspension under load .. I'm replacing my front ARB bushes, but I dont have any ramps, only have axle stands and jacks, would having the car on stands, and jacking up under the wheel (one side at a time) to load the...
  16. J

    bigger breaks upgrade

    just realised i put breaks instead of brakes in the title .. what an idiot!
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    bigger breaks upgrade

    yep those are exactly what mine look like .. so i can use either set of calipers with the TT carriers and 312mm discs?
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    bigger breaks upgrade

    so after some research .. im going to go down the route of the cheaper version of a big brake kit; which is .. mk1 TT caliper carriers & 312mm discs my questions are.. I've read my standard calipers are fine to use, is this true? also, the TT carriers im looking at come with calipers .. would...
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    proper bush name

    whats the proper name for the bush that goes in between at the bottom of the front shock leg , or would a new arm be needed? the one in this photo.. (photos not mine just off google, may not be exactly the same setup, its just to show the one i mean)
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