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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, the title says it all. #5 cylinder was hungry and ingested some or all of the spark plug. Needless to say, the engine runs like cr*p. Borescope shows a pretty beat up piston head. No idea what other damage may exist. Any ideas on value as a donor body?
  2. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    I just rounded 400 000km on my B5 TDi. And wouldn´t you know it. The knocking from the hydraulic lifters started allmost at once. I guess the cam and the lifters are gone. But, the oil is full of small metal-flakes. Should I just bite the apple and do a full engine change? Everything else is...
  3. B5 Garage
    I need a new master cylinder....... Two are listed and have a different price. One is a ATE and the other is a Lucas......whats the difference??? 2003 1.8 Tip
  4. B5 Garage
    Because I am having trouble sourcing a set of Audi to Porsche Brembo caliper brake lines, and since i technically sold my OE ATE fronts to noooooobie a couple of weeks ago with a pledge to rebuild and refinish them, and because I can't drive without my fronts until I am able to source the needed...
  5. Parts For Sale
    Get the goods to make your B5/5.5 stop with A8 312mm Meyle Platinum rotors (included). First three photos are calipers and carriers unfinished: To which I have applied 4 coats of high-temperature, brilliant silver epoxy-based caliper paint, which will even stand up to brake cleaner...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001 B5 passat FWD v6. 2 years ago the tires were replaced and in the recent year I realized the rear camber is starting to change slightly The tires only have 19K miles on them and were rotated about 6 months ago. During the rotation I checked all the wear and they were wearing...
  7. 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?
  8. B5 Garage
    I managed to suck air into the brake system today. I have been bleeding brakes for 20 years and I have only done that twice and both times it was the Passat. I just cannot for the life of me see the fluid level in this reservoir and with the screen over the fill, I have to jiggle the screen...
  9. Anything Auto
    Anyone ever visit www.ateupwithmotor.com? Has a nice ******* flair, doesn't it? I love this site. There are dozens and dozens of really interesting, in-depth stories about all sorts of cars, people, and companies. I sometimes read Wikipedia for hours all about cars, and the author (there...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    rear rotors for only $27.36 each at autohausaz. what is going on here, this price is really really cheap? should i go ahead and buy these? i don't brake hard at all. oh, i will be pairing it with akebono euro ceramic brake pads...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, the heating feature at least. When I ran codes for an ABS issue, there were codes in the CCM about heated mirror failure on both sides. I always thought that the heated mirrors came on based on the OAT and climate control settings, but no... They come on when the adjustment knob is set...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I opened the box to look at one of the rotors I just got and inside the rotor between the two outside faces of the rotor I noticed that a flat spot or trough had been ground down. Is this standard for their rotors? I’m just hoping that it is and won’t throw the rotor out of balance.
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to change out my brake fluid and want to use ATE Super Blue, but I remember a few years ago a lot of debate about the advisability of doing so. The upshot of the discussion seemed to be it was ok to use in your automatic transmission car but not in a manual; this because it caused the...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ate break pads anygood? are they better than pbr?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, OK, I did a dumb thing. On my way up to a toll booth, I put a $20 dollar bill slightly into the CD player slot, expecting to pay the toll with it. DUHHHHHHH. The CD player ate my $20 and now doesn't work. Any suggestions on how to get it out of there easily ??
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone use the ate plain faced rotors with the pbr deluxe pads for their rears? I'm considering this combo but just want to make sure the ate rotors are good quality rotors.
  17. B5 Garage
    I'm shopping for brake pads for my 2000 V6 B5 and I see 2 different types of pads. One is for models with ATE calipers the other, I assume, is for models without ATE calipers. How can I tell if I have ATE calipers? I searched, but I couldn't find anything on this.
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