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  1. Pipe broken near oil dipstick tube under intake manifold b5.5 1.8t

    B5 Garage
    My passat has a turbo underboost code and before changing the turbo I was inspecting all the lines. I noticed that there was an elbow completely missing that looks pretty important. It goes into the engine right near where the oil dipstick tube is. I have no idea what the purpose of the elbow...
  2. WTB B5.5 Wagon 1.8T FWD suspension

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    Hey guys my suspension is starting to give. ~210k miles i believe on stock struts.. good run! Looking for a spring and strut combo koni/bilstein + eibach or something similiar (Not looking to be slammed just a light drop). Low budget lmk the price shipped to 95132 or if anyone has pickup near...
  3. Split steering rack boot on 1.8t FWD MT.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this last weekend I discovered that the driver's side boot over the steering rack has split in two. I'm assuming it would be a good idea to replace it. Looking for input on what it would take to replace both steering rack boots. Details on the car: 2003 GLS wagon, 1.8t awm, 5sp MT, FWD...
  4. 2004 Passat 1.8T Coolant Leak Under AC Compressor

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    2004 Passat 1.8T Coolant Dripping Above AC Compressor Hello, I have a 2004 Passat 1.8T and was getting ready for work in the afternoon and come to find a small puddle of antifreeze on the passenger side I wiped my finger under the AC compressor and it was wet with coolant dripping somewhere...
  5. Please Help Me Prep to Replace My Rear Subframe (B5.5 1.8t 4Motion)

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    Hello Fellow Passat Masochists, I have a 2005 B5.5 1.8t 4Motion Wagon, it's an awesome car when on the road but currently it has a rear subframe/rear axle assembly that is snapped on both sides just behind the front mounts. It was a more or less instant failure as it started to squeek...
  6. 03 1.8t passat rough idle

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So im at the point that I'm ripping my hair out. My sons car will idle rough. no codes no engine light no vacuum leak. I have smoked it 10 times replaced check valves pvc coils changed vacuum lines I just cant figure it out. runs like a raped ape otherwise. any ideas would be very helpful. I...
  7. 2000 1.8T no start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my sons car will not start, just turns over. Here's the list of what i have done.. Battery is good checked fuses fuel pump is running getting fuel to the engine pulled connector from plug boot and with key to on i have only 1.6 volts tried a new crankshaft position sensor. still no start or...
  8. Going to be ordering suspension and control arms for my 02 Passat 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After resurrecting my 02 Passat from the dead due to a timing belt failure (see here), I can see now that if I plan to drive this car for another 100,000 miles, I'm going to need to address some things in the suspension and brakes. I have most of the parts I need to complete the brake work...
  9. 2005 VW Passat 1.8T Engine Swap

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    I signed up to use the forum becasue I I have a 2005 Passat that I just loved, didn't even get to put 5K on it and someone rearended me and totalled my baby! So now I found an '03 body that is in good shape I just need to take its bad motor and tranny out and swap the 05 stuff in. I have good...
  10. Swapping V6 Engine for a 1.8T

    B5 Garage
    Per the title, I am swapping out a V6 engine for a 1.8T engine on a manual trans B5.5. I searched for a V6 to 1.8L swap thread and didn't find anything, just some possible W8-to-other-engines threads. Here are the changes I've encountered and taken care of so far... 1. Had to change the power...
  11. 2004 passat 1.8t 4motion manual trans $2000

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    Has about 260k on it but looks great. Basically a stretched A4 with an AWM engine and 01a trans. i got this with a busted t belt. replaced the head and pcv stuff of course tbelt and water pump. new clutch. its a really clean car. i actually bought it from my old tech teacher from middle school...
  12. Passat 2003 1.8T - Clutch

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello guys hope you are all doing good. I would like to ask a question about the clutch kit . I think it is time to change the clutch , but i would like to ask about the part manufacturer . What should i choose Sachs or Luk ? I am thinking about choosing Sachs but still an extra opinion would be...
  13. 2005 1.8t transmission cooler lines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The lines from the transmission to the cooler in the radiator were damaged. They were cut where they cross under the radiator. I took off the lines before marking which one goes where on the transmission. I assume that it would make a difference as to where the fluid enters the cooler? Any...
  14. 2004 VW Passat 1.8T Stage 2+

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    2004 VW Passat GLS Mileage 108,855 on body 90,000 on Engine Modifications: • BorgWarner Genuine K04 Turbo • Unitronic Stage 2+ K04 Tune • 3” High flow Cat and 2.5” Turbo Back Vibrant Performance Exhaust • CX Racing FMIC • Custom Made Intake with Heat Shield • Forge 008 Diverter Valve • Silicone...
  15. What makes the Turbo Kick-in on a 1.8T B5.5 AWM engine?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I like to find out when my Turbo comes in without having to wait for the noise (which it means is ON now). When I posted something on the same the aswers as I understand them point to it comes in period. I am sure that must be a trigger from some sensor or combination of sensors that determines...
  16. 99 VW Passat B5 1.8T Windsor Blue FWD( FNG)

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    I have been on this website for over 3+ years doing more reading than posting, selling my B5 and moving on if anyone needs any thing ECM ect... i will be selling on Flee bay or if you are in need of parts shoot me a PM. Thanks for all the great info and keep this website going! Ed
  17. Can a crankcase vent valve for V6 be used in a 1.8T AWM?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This idiot guy has sent me a crankcase vent valve for V6 which is somewhat bigger than the one I have in my 2002 AWM. So the question is whether I can use these interchangeably or I must use the one that is specific to AWM :salute:
  18. Looking for used catalytic converter for Passat '04 1.8T AWM

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need good used catalytic converter for Passat '04 1.8T AWM. The part number 8D0131702HP (or HN). Let me know what you have
  19. Found loose o-ring in valve compartment, 2002 Passat 1.8T, 4-cylinder

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. I drive a 2002 VW Passat 1.8 L Turbo, 4 Cylinder. In December I took it to a cheap mechanic shop to have the oil changed, because I couldn't afford the $115 it costs at the independent VW mechanic. The shop told me they used full synthetic like they were supposed to. A month later, the...
  20. 1.8t 4motion Automatic Behavior Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    05 Passat 1.8t 5AT 4Motion wagon 127k. I've never owned an automatic, so I'm not sure if this behavior is normal. When I have the car in TIP mode in 4th gear and hit the gas, the RPMs jump by about 200, then the car accelerates normally. In 5th gear the RPMs jump by about 100 and then the car...
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