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  1. W8 cam adjuster screen - should I launch a pre-emptive strike?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After reading everything I could find about living with a W8, I've just gone ahead and bought a 2 owner auto Wagon/Estate with 67,000Km on the clock from Japan. It's a Grade 4.5 with independent Japan AAA certification and I ended up paying only $2200USD for her as the car sales were trying to...
  2. Cam adjuster seals... or plugs?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HI everyone, I had the 2003 Passat 4motion GLX V6 at the dealership to replace a rear differential flange and they told me my cam adjuster seals are leaking. I went home, took all the front covers off... everything was bone dry. I replaced the rear plugs in the back (which also felt bone...
  3. Tree Branch,Insurance Adjuster and a Total loss?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like the title says this involves a tree branch,State Farm and a total loss according to the adjuster who was a very positive and I felt honest individual.Here in Millington TN on the 3rd we had a storm.HI winds,heavy rain and me not wanting to go out in it to pull under the covered area.I hear...
  4. Cam adjuster and gaskets

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Passat World. I need to replace the valve cover gasket and cam half moon gasket because of the notorius rear oil leaks. I really dont know what I am going to find and I am trying to prep for the worst, as getting parts always takes days and I cannot be down a car right now. So if you have...
  5. Tie Rod / Rusty Adjuster / What did you do?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Question is for those who have run into the rusted fast tie rod adjuster. Alignment shop said they could not complete the job because my passenger side tie rods ends were stuck together. The thing is, my tie rod ends are just fine and don't need replacing but they are telling me that is my...
  6. New cam chain adjuster & oil/filter changed. "STOP engine, oil press" is now on.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    New cam chain adjuster & oil/filter changed. "STOP engine, oil press" is now on. Just picked up my 2001.5 1.8T from shop after the mechanic put a new cam chain adjuster on and changed the oil and filter. I purchased the cam chain adjuster from German Auto Parts. It is the Audi part. New...
  7. leaking camshaft adjuster on right bank

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is this a problem noted for the B5.5 ATQ engine ???. Just put on new head gaskets and plugs thinking that would solve my oil leak problem on right bank...But, that did not do the trick. There is no cam seals on this end of the head, only the cam adjuster, did tighten 3 screw 1/4 turn each but...
  8. Cam Adjuster failure

    B5 Garage
    I just changed the valve cover gaskets on my 2000 Passat V6 FWD 5 speed I also tried changing the cam adjuster seal, but after putting the compression tool on I was unable to move the cam adjuster enough to change the seals on it so I just uncompressed it and moved on (I only did this to the...
  9. Cam Adjuster Guide Fell Apart. Should I be Worried?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The other day at my job I had my crank seal replaced (its nice being on the other end of working at a dealership finally). Everything went smooth with that and the tech stated my oil pan was leaking. So we decided to warranty it. I've always complained on how my car made a little bit of a...
  10. Cam Chain Tensioner Adjuster CCT CCA - proper way to count Chain Links Rollers

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Below are some diagrams that show the proper way to count the chain link rollers. This definitely applies to the 2.8L V6 30V engine, and it may apply to other engines as well: With the engine in TDC position, the marks on both cam sprockets must align with the marks on the end caps that hold...
  11. Cam Chain Tensioner (Adjuster) Lesson Learned, and advice please

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 Passat V6 Auto w/ 305K miles: I replaced the CCT gaskets and VCGs to fix an oil leak. When doing the passengers side CCT gasket, I pried with a screwdriver between the cam chain and the upper pad. I heard a slight snap/crack sound. Definitely an "oops" moment. It sounded like I might...
  12. VW mechanic for cam adjuster replacement in New Orleans

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was posting in the Cam Adjuster thread I started in this B5 forum. I am looking for a mechanic to replace my cam adjuster in the New Orleans metro area. I have been looking for a couple of weeks and not a single person wants to change the adjuster out. It seems like a fairly routine job on...
  13. Cam Tensioner Adjuster

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I fixed my overheating problem with changing the water pump and also putting in a new timing belt since the whole front end of the car had to be removed. Ouch! So now the engine knocking at the top of the engine we believe is the adjuster for the Cam tensioner. Does anyone know how much...
  14. Cam Chain adjuster Life?????

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    At 172k and so far so good..............did valve cover gaskets and rear plug/gasket under it at about 125k...........sounds OK but with the Sh%^TY plastic chain guide, how long do these really last????
  15. Cam Chain Adjuster, Which one?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Subject is a 2003 passat GLS 1.8T. pretty much convinced that the loud rattle that has become more constant and louder is the CCT. Question is do I just need a gasket, or CCT as Well. I know , while I have it apart mine as well do the whole thing. Have been searching here and in the garage as...
  16. W8 Cam Adjuster solenoids

    B5 Garage
    Can someone advise me as to where to purchase cam adjuster solenoids for a 2002 W8.
  17. Camshaft Adjuster Issue....Need Some Help

    B5 Garage
    About a week ago, I got a solid cel. Upon vag'ing the codes, it came up with this. Address 01: Engine Labels: 06B-906-018-AWM.lbl Control Module Part Number: 4B0 906 018 DP HW: 8E0 909 018 A Component and/or Version: 1.8L R4/5VT G 0002 Software...
  18. Can I use just a coilover adjuster on rear suspension?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had 1.3" drop springs (too low) and .75" drop springs (too high) and I'd like to be in between at the rear of the car. So could I use just the adjustable spring seat to use with either of these springs to get the height I'm looking for? And can you buy just those?
  19. Cam Shaft Adjuster

    B5 Garage
    2002 Passat 2.8l V6 4Motion with 64000 miles. Have replaced the 4,5,6 cam shaft position sensor, and crankshaft sensor. Still getting MIL, steady on when driving, flashes when at a stop light, then steady on when driving. Reset computer with each replaced sensor. Rough at idle smooth when RPMs...
  20. Help!? Camshaft Adjuster

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Had been having trouble starting my '01 Passat GLX 4Motion. It was hit or miss for a weeks time. Some thought that it may be the coolant temp sensor, others the fuel pump. Took to stealership yesterday and today got the estimate: VEHICLE NEEDS CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER DUE TO BEING BROKEN ADJUSTER...
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