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  1. AEB head on AWM motor any advice?

    B5 Garage
    Good morning all, Well as the title states. After a tune up on my newly purchased 2005 1.8T, I have continued getting the Cylinder #2 misfires as well as other codes including the O2 sensor. I'm at work and don't have the exact CEL's on me right now. After a few days of research and getting some...
  2. Need advice

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Baught a passat 1.8t, APU, 3b5, engine was totally ruined, baught a complete imported engine, with startup the engine was great, pulled like a bullet, suddenly epc light came on, and limb mode, changed the n75 valve, and problem solved, next day it all power gone and heavy jumpy idling, black...
  3. Need some advice

    New Member Introductions
    Baught a passat 1.8t, APU, 3b5, engine was totally ruined, baught a complete imported engine, with startup the engine was great, pulled like a bullet, suddenly epc light came on, and limb mode, changed the n75 valve, and problem solved, next day it all power gone and heavy jumpy idling, black...
  4. AC drip/funnel... need advice!

    B5 Garage
    Long story short... I have the AC drip nipple under the box connected with a rubber tube that is passing through fire-wall where the funnel would go. Is it okay to leave it like this? Or should I replace the funnel/grommet-drain flap system as OEM setup? Long story... Had water leaking into...
  5. Need exhaust downpipe advice, repair or replace

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat Wagon 1.8T and the exhaust connection has rusted away near the flex pipe. The flex pipe itself does not appear to be broken but it's hard to tell because of the braiding. The downpipe (which the flexpipe is part of) was cut after the mount point and every few years meineke...
  6. Timing belt replacement advice for low-mileage 2001 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings and thanks for the great advice I've already found in the forums here. While I've done a lot of researching regarding my latest issue I haven't found a scenario that quite matches mine, so I'm reaching out to see what the community goes: The car is a 2001 Passat (old...
  7. Kerb grinding. It happens. We look, we see, we weep a little. Advice on my wheels?

    B5 Garage
    Its unavoidable in my small town with its small parking spaces. Different people driving my W8 Passat. My wheels have considerable damage to the outter rims from rubbing against the curb or footpath. I took a quick look today, and notice the most outter edge is approx 12mm and almost seems to...
  8. Need some advice

    New Member Introductions
    Myname is dan I need some advice about my pasaat. Can you help me?
  9. New member in need of advice.

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, bought an 03 Passat 1.8 wagon and in dire need of some advice. Before I am liable to run this thing into a big oak tree and call it a day. Jokes aside, I would very much appreciate the help.
  10. Just picked an 02 2.8 glx need advice

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all just got a 02 2.8 from a friend and was told it needed an alternator no big deal to me but I can’t seem to get fuel prime? When I turn the key no prime but if I bump the starter a few times and then crank it it’ll run if I hold the gas but dies after 15 seconds I’m certain it’s not a...
  11. PCV replaced, still having issues and then some. Advice / help?

    Volkswagen Passat B8 Discussion
    I have been having some issues that all seemed to match up with a bad PCV valve. My car has been idling VERY rough even to the extent of dying twice at stoplights last week. Friday I took it into a local mechanic and they "thought" the problem was due to a bad PCV valve and replaced it. I picked...
  12. Seeking B5.5 towbar / hitch advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Seeking comments from those who have installed either Westfalia or Bosal hitches. My vehicle: 2005, B5.5, TDI, Wagon, FWD. I’ve been doing some looking – would like to add a hitch, and like the invisibility of the “euro” hitches. (There are a number of less-expensive hitches which end up with...
  13. 2007 Passat Tdi Replacement Advice

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    I have a 2007 Passat 103 Tdi and have been considering replacing it but the wife and I like it so much that it is likely we will replace it with another Passat. I would consider keeping it though if I could solve an issue that has been intermittent for the past three years which I have detailed...
  14. 2013 B7 Reverse lights issue - looking for advice, please.

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Instrument cluster light came on and info saying right back up light out. Called up Auto Zone to get LED replacements for both. Installed them, they both work. However, now the diagnostic system is telling me BOTH lights are out when they clearly work. Is it some sort of computer reprogramming...
  15. Classic oil leak on B5.5 V6 (AMX engine) - advice please

    B5 Garage
    Hi guys, I bought a 2005 b5.5 v6 with 75k miles on the clock and from the start smelt the oil burning at idle when the fan is on. Last Christmas was last when it was serviced and the garage said they recorded a rocket cover gasket leak then (this service was missing from the service book!) Now...
  16. Noob with advice needed Please :)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, 2.0 TDI 57 passat estate - 95k full service history I've owned this for a year now and have suffered a strange problem with it.. when idling the engine rocks as though its "catching temporarily" i.e when you catch your trousers on something it kind of pulls you back for a second but...
  17. O2 Sensor, Cat and Emissions Advice?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 Passat V6 2.8 wagon. I live in NJ. Posted a little bit ago regarding a possible bad driver side Cat after getting below threshold engine codes (P0431). I definitely feel like the Cat is at least partially bad given the O2 sensor readings and because there's a distinctive bit of...
  18. Need a lot of advice

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello, I just bought a 09 Passat 2.0T Komfort. I don't know anything about cars. I just checked and saw that the coolant is a little low and googled to find that I should only use G12? I'm not even sure what's in there. I bought it from a small dealership. Is there anything I can do besides...
  19. Some advice

    B5 Garage
    Finally totaled my car 99 1.8 aeb so i bought one with a blown engine just gonna drop mine in but I want to rebuild the blown engine as long as it's not to bad. I plan on going through and doing a full rebuild to hopefully put it in the 300+ range and was looking for good quality parts that...
  20. Seeking Advice

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I am a new owner of a used 2006 2.0T Passat (FSI). Has about 145K miles. I just had to replace the camshaft and fuel pump - from what I understand this is a known issue with these models with the original camshaft design being soft and wearing. It runs fine now. The mechanic that did the...