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  1. need correct firing order badly

    B5 Garage
    ok here is the situation. I rebuilt my 2001 passat GLX 2.8l v6 DOHC engine. it runs good at higher RPMS. yet when idling it sucks can barely keep it running. code it gives 16684-85-86 and 89. which are random misfire, #1, #5 and #2 misfires detected. also I get mas air flow signal to...
  2. Bottomed out badly, need help.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have recently discovered the consequences of driving too fast. so i went over two very tiny hills but they dropped off fast and all in all i slammed into the ground. The oil pan is for sure damaged, ill find the instructions for that later, but so far none of the things ive found look like my...
  3. new to the site and need help badly

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 03 vw Passat 1.8t, I blew a headgasket on it so I replaced the headgasket and had the head checked for cracks... well after getting it all back together most of the time it will start and run perfect for 5 to 20 minutes and either I kill it or it will bog down and die and will not start...
  4. Missing badly

    B5 Garage
    Car started missing badly this morning checked the codes. When I keep the car at 2500 to 3000 rpm I hear a miss. When I let the car idle it runs so bad it seem like its going to kill. P0300 P0301 P0302 P0303 P0304 The one I can't find is P0638 a throttle actuator. P0221 pedal position sensor...
  5. Hi All - I need a set of Catalunya wheels... badly!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, in the process of trading in my B6... Does anyone have a set of Catalunyas they can sell (or would be willing to trade for another set of wheels)? Please email me! brandon AT
  6. Engine shaking badly

    B5 Garage
    My engine is vibrating BADLY when in park, reverse, and drive. The day it began, I was driving in an area that apparently flooded quickly and was caught in a flash flood. The water was very high, probably 2 to 2.5 feet. I drove through it and no problems arose right away. I then filled my car up...
  7. 99 Passat Transmission Problems...I need help badly.

    B5 Garage
    So, I got my 1999 B5 Passat 6cyl with tiptronic fall of 2009. Ever since I got it there have been minor issues...replaced airbag sensors, replaced headunit..little things. However, whenever I turned onto an inclined road, the trans would "jump" between 1st and 2nd. It felt like the car went...
  8. FACTS (Not OPINIONS) are in on how badly Gay Marriage is effecting Hetero marriages..

    The Black Hole
    "Provisional data from 2008 indicates that the Massachusetts divorce rate has dropped from 2.3 per thousand in 2007 down to about 2.0 per thousand for 2008. What does that mean ? To get a sense of perspective consider that the last time the US national divorce rate was 2.0 per thousand (people)...
  9. Coolant leaking badly - now has stopped

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday while driving on the highway, I got the STOP check coolant level. When I checked, the plastic tank was near empty (it was fine 2 days ago, when I checked all fluids at the gas station) I refilled to the proper level and made it home (about 20 mile). I checked this morning and it is...
  10. Front Brake Clicking Badly - Out of town in Norwalk, Ct.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 Passat V6 Sedan For a week or so, I have occasionally heard a clicking from the left front wheel when I first started driving the car, but it (very) soon went away. So I did not have it checked out. Now I realize I should have. Today we drove about 200 miles to visit relatives, most all...
  11. Client States: Vehicle shimmied badly for 30 miles....

    Anything Auto
    ... Then stalled. REPORT.... This guy ran over a mattress and decided to keep going. The ensuing jumble finally whipped around enough to put a tear in the gas tank, the subsequent lack of fuel is what finally brought this vehicle to its knees. It had still managed to drive 30 more miles...
  12. 97 TDI Smoking Badly with flat spot at 3000rpm

    B5 Garage
    I am considering buying a 97 TDI, it's going cheap because it smokes badly and has a flat spot at 3000 revs. It has done 170,000 miles with full service history. I don't expect anyone to tell me the problem just from these symptoms, although that would be nice, but can anyone give me some tips...
  13. i need a intake for b5 v6 30v badly someone help me

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  14. OOPS I Messed up Badly - Spongy Brakes - After replacing all rotors and pads

    B5 Garage
    OK, I KNOW I did something wrong.... but I need some quick advice to narrow it down. I have replaced the rotors and pads a few times in my 1999 1.8t - I always used the instructions I got from audiworld years ago. There is no mention about bleeding when doing pads and rotors. So this time all...
  15. Alternator needed badly for a 99b5 1.8 tip

    Classified Archive
    hey my car is idle due to a crappy alternator, anyone doing a part out have one up for sale? pm me with more info, thanks
  16. Just replaced rad, coolant leaking badly, why?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi - My '99 Passat had a small coolant leak. We took it to the dealer, they did a pressure check & said there was a small leak in the rad. We followed their advice and had them install a new rad. We got it back on Tues, no leaks. Didn't drive it much until Fri. I parked at the store &...
  17. Tie Rods, Do they ever Freeze up badly?

    B5 Garage
    I have been told my Inners are shot, So I have a few questions on changing these bad boys. 1. What size is the Inner head (22mm 24mm)? 2. Do the Inners Freeze into the steering rack? 3. If answer 2 is yes, whats the best way to break them without heating (without trashing the steering rack)...
  18. carfax needed badly

    Anything Auto
    Can anyone please help me on a carfax. My friends car broke down and he needs a vehicle to get to work every day. Does anyone have a carfax account to please check into this car he is looking at? I would greatly appreciate this. 1G3WH52H21F107522 Thanks!!!
  19. Need Help Badly, I am confused.

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey B5 Brothers, I need to see pics of your 98 or 99's B5 with 17's. You can also include 18's. Please also tell me wheather you have lowered yor car or not. If you have lowered, what springs have you used ? how much did you lower on the front and the back ? The reason i am asking all this is...
  20. how badly would a 2004 vw r32(v6) awd kill my 2.8fwd

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion