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  1. Parts For Sale
    18x8.5/9.5 5x112 43et all around. Falken 512 215/40/18, 225/40/18 Only 1,000 miles on the tires. More examples here: VWVortex.com - Sloppy 5's (s600 monoblocks) on mk4? This setup cost be around $1400 at the time. Selling for $700. Located in Pasadena.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 vw passat 1.8t GLS please help with pictures if possible.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This beast 078906433A I have had an intermittent fault with the engine cutting out, today the car stranded me for an hour and penny dropped - it is a heat issue because it started again once the engine had cooled. According to Bentley pin 2 and 3 should read 400-1k ohm and 1 = GND therefore...
  4. B5 Garage
    Gents, I've been looking for days to find a source for the Euro-HID for the B5.5. The 10pin harness units that plug directly into the US spec cars. I have someone that wants the HID and I do have the W8 but I have to do more wiring to make them work, to the 12pin harness. I couldn't find...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I found the perfect screwdriver for the Dzus fasteners that hold the under-engine tray / heat shield. It's the TOP TRD-45 and I got it from Amazon for around $20. It is a very nice fit and it provides plenty of torque. Much better than using a flat-blade screwdriver or a coin! I hope this is...
  6. Europe
    Hi everybody! My name is Ardi, I'm from Estonia and I thought that I'd share my daily driver with you. :) As the title says it's Volkswagen Passat (B5) from year 2000 and has 2.8L V6 engine with manual transmission and 4motion 4WD system. I bought the car 2.5 years ago and I've done pretty much...
  7. The Showroom
    Hi all, New to the forum and new to passats! My passat is a 1.9TDI 103bhp S, i did not realise the S ment the basic of basic! but the way im looking at it is that there is less to go wrong/break which is exactly what i wanted out of a car. Its going to be my daily driver for a fair few years...
  8. B5 Garage
    CEL came on with P0411 (I think I'm remember correctly) - SAIP incorrect flow or something like that. Here are the repair steps I took: 1. checked all vac lines. 2. removed air line from SAIP and tried to blow in it while cold - unable to blow air in which means the combi valve was closed...
  9. Parts For Sale
    SOLD! These are the large, "Big Kahuna" style for the 1.8T engine. They are Mann filters. All Purolator did was slap a white label with their part number on the Mann product (see pic). The car is long gone, but 4 of these are still taking up space on a back shelf in my garage. They'll be...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, Just a heads up. I've had the failure of an crankshaft seal in a timing belt kit from Europaparts.com aka PartsHaus.com on my AEB engine. Their kits are advertised as follows: "Our team carefully selected and tested every part to ensure the perfect fit and quality. Your satisfaction...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, This is realllll late considering I have 500+ posts, am in Second gear and all that special stuff but first off a little bit about myself. I'm a Mechanical Engineer major at Virginia Tech. Go Hokies! and Hokie Hi to anyone whose a hokie here :) My whole family drives VW's. Mom...
  12. Parts For Sale
    Up for sale are my beloved all-weather mats which treated me good while I cruised around in my Passat. I'll never forget the one time I went to McDonalds and got an orange soda, and the dumb drive-thru cashier never tightned the lid, but dumber me hadn't noticed. I made a hard left out of the...
  13. B5 Garage
    Need to get my ABC module rebuilt. I'm either going with ModuleMaster or ATE. Found ATE from their auction on eBay. $40.00 for a rebuild with lifetime warranty. Who here has dealt with ATE / AutoECU.com / Automotive Scientfic Inc before?
  14. The Showroom
    Just some pics of the 2001 Passat B5 Wagon I got for my daughter this spring. Excellent body condition. 71K miles. Clean interior. Hood up for preemptive water ingress maintenance. Ironic, that, given it rained while I was working on it. Getting to know my way around the engine...
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