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  1. To keep or not to keep?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thanks for good info. My Progressive renewal is coming up in November, I'll be definitely looking for more quotes. Will try Geico too.
  2. To keep or not to keep?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I do my own work on my free time. I wish $500/mo was a typo, but being 22 yrs old with multiple speeding tickets from 3 years ago and having my own policy brings it up there. I'm currently on liability (state minimum) for my '99 Passat and paying $180/mo. Yup. How is the 2.0 TFSI in the long...
  3. To keep or not to keep?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Timing belt as a preventive maintenance, that is a must. Coilovers.. I've been wanting to lower it, but I don't think the ride will be comfortable much on stock struts if I just buy springs. Forgot to mention, my price range for a new vehicle is below $10K, I'm 22 years old & student in...
  4. To keep or not to keep?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm here for the suggestion or your opinion on what would you do in my situation. I have a '99 V6 GLS passat, rust free, with 170k miles that I absolutely love to drive. It has been through a lot of repairs, including CCTs, AC compressor (new put in at 150k), all of the...
  5. 2.8l to 1.8t

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    +1 to Mtech, get a 2.8 instead. Much more reliable, torquier, stronger and less problematic.
  6. Possible way of fixing codes P0135, P0171, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well done, tovarisch ;) Don't ask me how I know what it means
  7. 2.8L V6 '99 Passat Cylinders 1,2,3 (Bank 1) Misfires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Update: all fixed and runs perfect :thumbup: Did compression check, all cylinders are around the same! Thanks PZ, Tomvw and AndreasPassat :thumbup: beer is on me!
  8. How long does a Passat 2003 last?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    MAF cleaning procedure.. Go to Autozone and purchase CRC Maf Sensor cleaner :) That would be your first step. 1. Disconnect negative battery cable w/ 10mm socket. 2. Undo the o-ring, that is closest to the airbox. 3. Remove 4 10mm bolts, holding MAF housing in place. It's much easier to do if...
  9. 2.8L V6 '99 Passat Cylinders 1,2,3 (Bank 1) Misfires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    With cam lock bar fitted, both exhaust cams line up perfectly. Bank 2 intake is spot on, bank 1 is off due to collapsed bottom pads of CCT, as mentioned earlier. What I'm doing next is Will I need to move my intake cam prior installing bearing cups counter-clockwise to correct timing, or will...
  10. How long does a Passat 2003 last?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Remove your MAF and clean it with CRC cleaner before dropping $150 on the new one. See if that helps. Undo the O-ring closest to your airbox, and 4 10mm bolts holding MAF assembly in there. Spray the hell out of it and let it dry before reinstalling. Take off the big plastic cover and check...
  11. 2.8L V6 '99 Passat Cylinders 1,2,3 (Bank 1) Misfires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm from Moscow, Russia but currently live in Columbus, going to school down here. I have done a TB on exact same engine as mine with my brother on his A4 Quattro. Getting to TB won't be a problem.. But in his case, the timing was not messed up. We locked cams and just slipped a new one on. In...
  12. 2.8L V6 '99 Passat Cylinders 1,2,3 (Bank 1) Misfires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    PZ, you rock! Thank you! I think I'll end up taking the TB off and triple-checking that everything is aligned correctly. Timing is a scary thing to me that I have never had to deal with and all this is new to me.
  13. 2.8L V6 '99 Passat Cylinders 1,2,3 (Bank 1) Misfires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Found Tomvw's post somewhere on here. Can you just confirm that this is what I do to correct the timing? Do I have to remove TB doing this? Or can I just fit cam bar over it? P.S. I respect every single member of this forum and appreciate any information that they can share with me so I can...
  14. 2.8L V6 '99 Passat Cylinders 1,2,3 (Bank 1) Misfires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know I shouldn't have run it.. It was an emergency. Something I had to do and yes I remember how much I didn't want to. Don't want you to feel like you're wasting your time. I really need to get this car back running. Put the engine in TDC tonight, the marks didn't quite line up on bank 1...
  15. 2.8L V6 '99 Passat Cylinders 1,2,3 (Bank 1) Misfires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thank you so much for your input. CCT coming from ECS got delayed and will be here tomorrow. I'm gonna try to clean up the sludge with purple power degreaser tonight. Hoping to get this thing running before the weekend hits!
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