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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi folks I have just bought this estate as our daily run around now we are living in Spain. I have already found a crack in the crankcase breather elbow and have been reading up a bit about sludge issues. What would you recommend in terms of oil, distance between changes and whether it's worth...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I have a transmission issues where it shifts but it's just super difficult to shift anyone have any threads? Also what is the timing belt interval?
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello PW, A little background info: The patient of the day is my dear 1997 European B5 Passat, 1.8 20V ADR engine, 4spd auto trans. I've owned it for 6 years. It's driven 267 000 km and to this date, thanks to passatworld and other internet sources, I've went from zero knowledge to fully...
  4. 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...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone from italy. I read a lot but speak little because of the language, in fact I'm using google translator, sorry Hello everyone, I ask for help me for a problem whit my passat 1.8T 20V engine AEB the Passat have 125,000 km Randomly, without reports of anomalies, it does not...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have to replace my radiator support, some teenage girl decided to stomp the brakes in front of me now I need to replace pretty much everything in the front of the car. That being said a local scrap yard has one but out of a V6. This might be a stupid question but would it fit in my 1.8t? Thanks
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi im new to the forum ive been given a passat b5 that isnt running right its the 1.8 20v apt engine with 109000 miles its running really lumpy and rich! ive ran a vas check on it and nothings really come up one fault came up at the start that was the altitude adaptation, i cleared it...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Info part STOP oil pressure head and brake fault 3 beeps kept blinking the day after I bought the car. Oil pressure didn't come up on the 30 min test drive but after I bought the car 5 miles later it did, I should mention I was having an epic bad day, it wasn't in the stars for me to succeed...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey there again, dear VAG'ists and my saviours. As advised I decided to do the breather tubes before replacing my Valve Cover Gasket and Cam Chain Tensioner gasket. Such a leak. So I did these two breather hoses for my Passat 1997 1.8 20V ADR Non turbo engine. Now I come past this thread...
  10. B5 Garage
    disclaimer: If you love a clean car bottom, the picture isn't for the faint hearted... :D The car is a Passat 3B 1997 1.8 20V ADR engine, Automatic 4 speed gearbox 01n (DMU exact model from manual) Car has gone through 230 000 km and it is possible the ATF has never been changed :thumbdown Now...
  11. Parts For Sale
    See VW Performance - Autotech Sport Tuning: Autotech Sport 195 1.8T 20V Intake Camshaft $200 shipped anywhere in N.A. Still N.I.B. This intake cam is a perfect match for any AEB head especially if your head has even slight work and if you are running or planning on running a K03 "J" series...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi! I"m new here! I'm from Brazil! I have a Passat 1.8 20v ADR engine 1998/1999. I convert the engine for use 100% ethanol! For ethanol, need a fuel injector with 35% more flow rate, and i have a fuel injector with 50% more flow. I use the ECM2001 for edit the ECU file, but the drive...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi! Just for complete the new 2 posts, i will ask here where have to sale the flap valve of variable intake of passat 1.8 20v! I not found this! Await! Thanks!
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hi! I"m new here! I'm from Brazil! I have a Passat 1.8 20v ADR engine 1998/1999. I convert the engine for use 100% ethanol! For ethanol, need a fuel injector with 35% more flow rate, and i have a fuel injector with 50% more flow. I use the ECM2001 for edit the ECU file, but the drive that...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi there i have just brought a passat turbo used it al day yesterday with no probs usd it all morning today went and washed it took it 1 mile 1 half mile up the road and it overheated i have checked for airlock etc seems fine the car runs at 90 whilst sat but as soon as i drive it it overheats...
  16. Parts For Sale
    I ran into an accident.:banghead: I will have to put in more than $2k to repair this car:wrench: so I am planning to part it out. Let me know if you need any parts. Also send me a guide to take that part apart lol I am sort of a newbie Thanks. Passat 2000 1.8T 112k repairable
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Passat 2000 1.8T 112k repairable I ran into an accident.:banghead: I will have to put in more than $2k to repair this car so I am planning to part it out. Let me know if you need any parts. Also send me a guide to take that part apart:wrench: lol I am sort of a newbie :P Thanks.
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I'm new to PassatWorld and to car maintenance, so thought I'd share my experiences today with doing a brake service on a 1.8 20v B5. Rear disc/pad replacement went pretty smoothly. My friend came who is an experienced motor mechanic. The process seemed really straightforward, and he...
  19. B5 Garage
    Has anyone used the old school 16v timing belt tensioner on your 1.8t engine instead of the hydraulic/stock tensioner? I know that many people have gone that route on mk4's and I'm seriously considering to give it a try on my awm block with aeb head. Anyone? Experiences? Yay or nay? :)
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there! - After reading many detailed posts here on the AEB AUG etc. engines I have yet to definitively identify all the components for my naturally aspirated ADR engine. I can identify the lower crankcase component that leads to the elbow in front of the Throttle Body which then also leads to...
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