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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello if anyone is able to help me that would be awesome. So my transmission recently went out so i ordered a rebuilt transmission it comes with the torque converter. my question is what all am i going to need to do the job correctly i now i need gaskets and bolts but i dont know what exactly i...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So there have been issues of B5 cup holders being stuck in the dashboard, but my issue is that it doesn't stay latched in the dashboard, or in simple terms, it doesn't close. I came up with a solution by just taping it closed, and taking it off whenever I want to use them, but I still need the...
  3. New Member Introductions
    So i got a 1997 VW Passat B5, 1.6 Petrol Engine. When i start the car it will idle at alomost 0 rpm, even though it doesnt stall and runs kinda fine, except it doesnt have much power. What i mean by that is that it doesnt accelerate good and in a steepy road it will accelerate very slowly on 3rd...
  4. B5 Garage
    Recently my father bought me a non-running 2000 Volkswagen passat, and it refuses to start *unless you disconnect the battery for a set amount of time, then it will run once and after that you can't start it again without disconnecting the battery. There also appears to be a missing fuse in the...
  5. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I'm new so i can't post in the B5 section. So i noticed a thumping noise in the rear left hand fender well when the purge valve (N80) pulses that is very noticable at idle when stopped. Heres a video of my problem -- The video shows somewhat inside the rear drivers side rear wheel...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, so this topic is normally beat to death across all kinds of forums, but this one I think requires a bit more thought and information. P1539 is the vacuum vent valve switch, so i went cheap and got 3 from the junk yard on the thought that its highly unlikely that they are all bad. After...
  7. New Member Introductions
    By Nick Dasko I have a confession, I have a serious crush on the W8 Passat. I don't have a need to own one but I would like to spend a week with one and get it out of my system. It is in my top three favourite VWs list from the crazy early 2000s when they sold the W12 Phaeton, the V10 diesel...
  8. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Looking to get some diamond racing steelies for my v6 b5 sedan. Sitting on adjustable coilovers. Looking to be flush/maybe a little poke. What size wheel & tire should I get to accomplish the "stanced" look. (currently sitting on shitty stock alloys). Thanks guys!
  9. New Member Introductions
    Can anyone help, I want to run the alternator from my B5 Passat on the bench. It requires an activation voltage to D+. What voltage is required?
  10. Parts For Sale
    Replaced my coilovers today and have these still. had them on about 2.5 or so years. Had them on my 99 fwd V6 Looking for best offer. $100 shipped OBO Please talk me down or offer parts in exchange. thanks!
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Every once in a while my Passat Idles rough and I don't know what to make of it. Honestly I love my Passat but it scares me every time it does that. I've learned that if i accelerate that after some time it goes away, but it always comes back to the same situation. I also have a check engine...
  12. Parts For Sale
    I bought a USA Spec iPod Adapter for my B5 Passat not too long ago and two months after I installed it my Passat was totaled :cry: and since I now have a MkV Jetta I have no use for it so I am willing to let go of it for $70 plus shipping or best offer. I have pictures of the whole system and...
  13. New Member Introductions
    i bought my 2000 passat 1.8t about 2 weeks ago. already making a few visual mods. love the car :lol: !!!
  14. WTB/WTT Section
    VW Part # 8E0 614 119 ABS Pump mounting bracket that sits just ahead of the drivers side front tire. Just the bracket. I don't need the pump or any lines. The two side mounting studs into the pump and the 3 bolts that hold it to the body would be nice to have. #2 in the diagram
  15. Mobile Electronics
    Hey guys im planning on installing some subs into my 2001 GLX, but i was wondering how to do it since im really doing this by myself, and ill make a video of my progress and upload it up. im tight on money so i dont have the worls best subs but itll do for now, and i still have the original...
  16. The Showroom
    Just got my car about a year ago, i have done a couple of visual upgrades, I also have a brand new transmission with an aftermarket cooler, a new computer and a drop in K&N air filter, just looking for what i should do as my next upgrade. thanks for any suggestions
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all. I recently installed Koni Yellows with H&R Sports all the way around on my B5 Variant GLX. The drop is beautiful and I threw on some 18" Avus from an S4... gap looks great. car looks great. everyones happy. However, in some hard acceleration over rougher roads, I've felt what seems...
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