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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi does any know if you can swap out 1.8l 16 valve head and place this on a 1.8t 058 AEB Engine block? and 20 valve head on 1.8 litter 91 Jetta block engine?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good afternoon - Passat threw up a code to change the Cam Chain Tensioner, so I did. Now I have a Cyl 1 misfire. Swapped plug and coil from Cyl 2 but no change in how it ran or code. Measured power at each injector with the engine running and had signs of voltage on 2,3 & 4 but nothing...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Engine rebuilt 5 yrs ago.... just did synthetic oil change 2 weeks ago?? Its comes on then goes away. Oil level is within dipstick level...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 99 wagon got trans rebuilt and now i have had it taken back several times... it works fine for trip to work 55 miles 1way,then when almost home it thuds and goes into safe mode. When i parked it the shifter was hard to move and it would set in park right. Once i got home and it cooled off it...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've owned a 2003 Passat 2.8L and have been very happy with it. I was looking to buy an exact replacement (color, options, etc.) and have found one, except that it's a 1.8L. Does anyone have any advice on the differences between the 1.8L and 2.8L in terms of reliability , serviceability, or...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently I was handed down a Passat. Shes got 267k highway miles and was loud asf when i started her up. Other than obvious exhaust problems (flex pipe) I was told my power steering pump could have a hand in making so much noise. I drove her about 5hrs for school without incident except for some...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Please Help! 1999 Wagon 1.8T won't start, possible bad TCM? Hi guys, I have a '99 B5 1.8L Passat Wagon that has been sitting/not running for about 2 years at the beginning of which, when I turned the key, lights lit up on the dashboard, but the engine didn't crank. Since then the battery has...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Just wanted to get some quick advice on if this would be a good price on a 2003 Passat 1.8L turbo 111k miles. Interior looks cleantastic, so does the outside from pics. Seller said the timing belt broke on startup and hasn't been driven (duh). He wants $2000. KBB value for very good is...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What are the oil pressure specifications for a 1999 Passat with engine code APT (1.8L, non-turbo)? I'm asking this because I'm suspecting I have a clogged oil pickup screen. Sorry in advance if these specs are already here somewhere, but I just can't seem to find them for the 1.8L APT-engine.
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi new to the forum have a 2002 1.8l Passat I acquired it from a friend who attempted to replace the timing belt and has not been able to get it to start since. So far I have verified that the timing belt has been installed properly, the compression is 140 psi across all cylinders, we are...
  11. New Member Introductions
    My car has the ECU light and the check engine light on before turning over ignition - I have tried starting fluid while cranking and get no fire. Any ideas?
  12. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Ok so this may sound picky, but the analog clock in my new Passat seems to have a mind of its own. At times it will be anywhere from a couple of minutes to as much as 45 minutes off from the digital clock in the instrument cluster. I know I can turn on the radio clock as well and that three...
  13. New Member Introductions
    What is the compartment just north of the spare tire well... it has a circle cover about the size of a dinner plate. This is my second post. Kevin
  14. B5 Garage
    Hey guys. I recently purchased a 1998 Passat with the 1.8L turbo engine. Automatic Trans and its having some issues. It's very hard starting and will stall out at low RPMs and under load, also the tranny seems like it wont catch right away or that's it's not giving enough power off to push the...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, I'm Morgan and I recently purchased a new (to me) Passat for a steal. So cheap because the dude before me didn't know anything about the engine and couldn't drive jt to a mechanic so it sat. I'm new to this engine setup but hopefully you guys can help me out. Thanks a bunch!
  16. New Member Introductions
    All, I've been lurking in the forums for a while now, and since I have more things broken on my Passat than working, I figured it is time to join. The car filled up with water while I was deployed (Navy), so when I got back I had a nice mold issue. I'm sure that is what customized...
  17. New Member Introductions
    That is having A/C issues! I found a good thread, now to follow and not lose my mind :) Thanks! Chris
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there no control module at all on a 2001 Passat 1.8L? I went to Autozone to buy a new module because cylinder 3 is misfiring even after buying a new coil pack and they said the control modules were only for the 1998-1999 1.8L models.
  19. B5 Garage
    ****Anyone with a VAGcom I would really appreciate help**** I picked up a Passat from my roommate who said the car was running fine before he parked it this fall, for my cousin who really needs a car. Well it ran like garbage once I charge the battery. And the the brake stop indicator and...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, New to these forums but I've been on Vortex and TDIclub for a while. I came here seeking specifics about the 1.8L Passat as I'm looking at a used 2004 for my wife with auto transmission. I've come across a lot of valuable info looking through older posts re: the sludge issue and...
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