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  1. My B5 is back on the road after a few upgrades and maintance...

    The Showroom
    The old girl is finally back on the road and ready to roll once again. To make a long story short, i did not have my car for over 2 years and when i got it back, many things needed to be addressed because of that and a few things that mileage and time added. List of things done in the last 6...
  2. Losing oil from the back of engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went to check the CTS for the coolant loss and noticed oil on the back of Kombi valve. Not sure where this oil coming from. Here are some pictures. Any hint or help is welcome. Thanks.
  3. 2001 Passat Knock sensor code comes back

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I’m a new vw owner and I’ve been running into this code that keeps coming back. I’ve got a 2001 Passat 1.8l AWM automatic Here are the codes: P0327 - knock sensor 1 circuit low input 16711 - knock sensor circuit low bank 1 - no indication on display 16795 - secondary air...
  4. Banacek is back!!!!

    New Member Introductions
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  5. Diagnosing Oil Leak at back of engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So over winter I noticed an oil leak coming from the back of the engine on my 1.8t so i figured that it was the Valve cover gasket or the cam chain tensioner gasket so I replaced them and the half moon about 2 weeks ago and cleaned up the area as best I could. I just checked again recently and...
  6. V6 leak behind valve cover is back...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was disappointed to see that there's some smoking behind the driver's side valve cover once again at high revs. It's been about 2 years and 10k miles put on the car since I did the associated valve cover gaskets, cct seals etc. Also, changed the 2 breather hoses on top. Is there something I...
  7. Tomvw is back

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know it's not the right spot for this post, but... Welcome back! We were wondering what happened. If you care not to share it's all good. Just glad you're back and can contribute.
  8. Back in VW land

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, just purchased a 2015 Passat TDI SEL Premium with 37,000 miles. The dealership is receiving 40+ a day and installing updated software and the hardware needed to be emissions compliant. It's Titanium Beige with camel interior. The original purchaser added the body ground kit and back up...
  9. Custom turbo back exhaust for sale

    Parts For Sale
    Custom turbo back mandrel bent B5 Passat exhaust for sale I am parting out my B5 Passat and planning to start with the exhaust. It is a custom built, 3” using aluminized steel and mandrel bends. Full turbo back, no cat. Two O2 sensor bungs in place. There is a tab welded for both manual and...
  10. B5.5 Wagon water leak passanger side back seat roof

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I will post a picture when I get home from work. Getting a pretty big water puddle/drip above the door on the roof of the rear passenger side. Perhaps leaky sunroof? lmk if anyone has fixed this issue.
  11. Dumping coolant out the back of motor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04' V6 30v Yesterday I noticed steaming coolant leaking. Opened the hood and it was coming from the rear of the motor. Couldn't see from the top where it was coming from. Got underneath and it was dumping on the top of auto trans housing. Still couldn't see from where. I have researched it and...
  12. Rear View Camera Power Low Voltage

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    My wife has a 2014 CC with factory backup camera that had recently been giving her a “backup camera unavailable”. My question is if anyone knows or can point me in the right direction on where the power for the backup camera comes from? I started troubleshooting by researching online and found...
  13. Back up camera install on a B5 sedan? Has anyone posted a write up for an install?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've searched the forum but haven't been able to find a write-up for a back-up camera install on a B5 sedan. Does anyone know if one's been done yet? Thanks!
  14. Back window SUN SCREEN / "Parcel Shelf" installation question

    B5 Garage
    I've searched this forum but didn't find anything... So I'm interested in installing the Sun Screen Shade / Screen in a 2004 Passat sedan -- the screen that you pull upward through a slot in the parcel shelf, and then, when the screen is fully extended to the top of the back window, you secure...
  15. Where's The Reverse (Back Up) Switch? - B5 - 1.8T (AEB) With FWD

    New Member Introductions
    I've been beating my head against the wall :banghead: trying to find the reverse switch on my 98 (B5) 1.8T with FWD. I've looked in ALLDATA and it says left side of the transmission right above the left drive flange. There is nothing there on my Passat. The switch is a simple screw-in type...
  16. Noobie, or is that newbie? Back again.

    New Member Introductions
    I'm a retired ME, having had careers in aerospace, metallurgy, plant engineering, and equipment sales. I am well-educated in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Don't want to bore you with my personal life right now.
  17. B4 back glass

    New Member Introductions
    I am having a hard time getting my back glass replaced on my 96 sedan. The one the glass shop got doesnt fit. Is there an audi model that shares the same glass? I would rather get new being that I have glass coverage, and currently have plastic over the back of the car. Any help would be greatly...
  18. Back in the saddle!

    New Member Introductions
    Back in a VW Passat. New 2018 B8 SE. I’d been missing my B5 Passat and had to get back into a v dub. The new one is remarkably similar with obdvious refreshes. I’d given up the monsoon system and the stick SE 6 speaker system has me feeling let down. Looking for advice and guidance on the...
  19. AC randomly switches off than turns back on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I removed my AC condenser fan it doesn't spin I have voltage at the plugs is that why my AC condenser randomly shuts on and off? It stays on when I am in motion for example on the freeway it always is on but in stop in go or city traffic it turns on and off. note fuses are fine, voltage...
  20. Revert back to VW stereo - which one?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    When I bought my Passat (B6/2008 model) it had a Xtrons system in it that I really don't like. I was going to revert back to a standard VW stereo but are unsure which one to go with. It needs to take a USB stick and ideally I would like DAB if possible. My first thought was the RCN210 because...
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