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  1. 03 1.8t AWM P0299

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Due to the codes and symptoms, I would suspect you have a bad cat.
  2. 14 Minute Mystery

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I never felt my SAIP on the V6, but it did work. That motor warmed up pretty quick, less than 4 minutes. I really feel it on the 1.8T, usually on start up and then within a mile at a stop. I wonder if it's something weird with the a/c regulator?
  3. B5 Diesel injector cleaning

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did you check any truck shops? They might be able to help.
  4. Overheating and stuff

    B5 Garage
    Hopefully this makes sense as I am a bit off due to illness. With the coolant flow chart listed previously, the coolant goes into the thermostat housing from the radiator. Since that temp is warm, but not hot, it is either not opening (which I doubt) or it is opening and the coolant is cooled...
  5. 2002 Passat 5 speed Stick with 140K aka my winter Beater

    Vehicles For Sale
    Is the big R sticker yours? My oldest brother graduated from their School of Pharmacy around 1977-78.
  6. 2010 Passat CC Daytona 18" Wheels on B5 Passat?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    The B5 had 45mm offset, the B5.5 had 37 (or so), but the B5.5 has bigger wheel wells and can fit a larger tire up front. With the wider width, the high offset of a 48et wheel would rub on the inner fender liner. I think the B5 Passat looks best with a 35et, no excess camber or stretch needed...
  7. What did you do to your Passat today?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got a call late last night from son #2. He had the alternator light come on and was in the middle of nowhere (north of Piqua,Ohio) while driving from Ft. Wayne back to Cincinnati. Luckily he found a place for the night before the battery died. He found a shop that would change it, but they ran...
  8. B5.5 Intake manifold coolant line

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The writeup was a B5.5, so the parts should be the same. There were some minor changes from the B5 O-rings, so you can check ETKA for the sizes. There might still be an ETKA link in the Info Forum, but you can also find the part numbers and sizes on some dealer sites.
  9. Problems opening drivers door.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Try pushing the door in slightly before opening. The latch sticks a bit. It's a constant problem on my oldest son's sedan. Adjusting the door striker out slightly helps, but only for a little while. He does like to close the doors hard.
  10. What did you do to your Passat today?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    That should work great. Now I have to find something for the brick sections that no longer have a downspout to tie them to.
  11. Red Blinking BRAKE dash light, now in addition STOP and MALFUNCTION IN BRAKE SYSTEM message in LCD

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been through re-coding on 2 different cars (both 2001 B5). Neither had the option for no abs in the menus. No ASR or no ESP is an option and that might help if the problem is a bad wheel sensor.
  12. Water ingress, yet again! Ugh.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have the same issue finding things in my garage. I've got boxes all over.
  13. Leak at thermostat housing - 1.8T

    B5 Garage
    I've had them move around, but I did not notice how much. I would hold them in place and push the O-ring in to hold them. They usually stayed in place, but on a few it would take a couple of times as placing the housing would often cause it to fall out of place again. This was due to installed...
  14. Overheating and stuff

    B5 Garage
    If the engine is up to temp and the fan can be stopped easily, it means there is virtually no airflow through the radiator when the car is sitting still. It regulates the radiator cooling more than the electric fan.
  15. Re-posted from Nextdoor, a warning about Coyotes.

    Off-Topic Forum
    I used to see them driving to work at 1:30 in the morning and during the day at DFW airport when I worked there. The airport had animal control chase them around as well as fire off blanks to keep the birds away.