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  1. W8 balance shaft question

    B5 Garage
    Long story short my balance shaft belt broke and I just received the parts today but I won't be able to fix it until this weekend...with that said I just cracked the oil pan on a chunk of ice on my daily driver so I was wondering if it will hurt anything if I drive my W8 to work which is a 80...
  2. *** TDI BHW Balance Shaft Modual & oil pump & misc. hard ware***

    Parts For Sale
    *** TDI BHW Balance Shaft Modual & oil pump & misc. This is an excellent condition o.e.m. VW chain driven BSM & oil pump from a super carefully owned and VW serviced 1 owner 2004 Passat with a 2.0 BHW TDI. I bought the car and did the swap to geardrive by buying all new VW parts ($1800 I...
  3. k03 turbo balance?

    B5 Garage
    so, i have an old k03 (that was FOD'd), on my work bench and all apart... needs a new compressor wheel for sure. my question is about balance, or how is it balanced? is the shaft balanced while the whole core is assembled, or are the individual parts balanced separately? if i can get a...
  4. Vibration/shaking/ride comfort

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, I recently bought my dream :) (certified, 2006, 2.0t, 45,000, pics coming soon). I've been watching the forum for a long time, just never had a problem to post until now. When we bought the car in March we got a new set of tires from dealer. Towards the end of may I was experiencing...
  5. Control Arms Replacement + Wheel alignment + Wheel balance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, Have had a few issues lately after replacing the front control arms, they're all pretty much resolved now but I thought I’d post the story here, just in case someone else might be going through similar problems. OK, so I've have had the front control arms replaced because they really...
  6. Control Arm Help! Went in for a wheel balance came out with a broken ball joint(?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So anyways, I go into Canadian tire to balance my rear wheels to try and get rid of a vibration. They later call me up and tell me to come look at my drivers side ball joint, apparently it is in really bad condition. The mechanic took my wheel and moved it around so I could hear the joint not...
  7. B5.5 TDI balance shaft conversion from oil pump chain to oil pump gear

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    As some of your B5.5 folks may know, VW put a pretty screwy setup for balancing engine vibrations in the B5.5 BHW vw tdi motor. I am posting this so that you know that some enterprising folks at have discovered a conversion in the VW parts bin. If you go to the B5.5 Passat area...
  8. ac fan off. balance horrible noise

    B5 Garage
    my ac fan all of a sudden started main a horrible noise like it was flapping. so I looked at it and I thnk its off balance. anyone had this happen before?
  9. $164 to mount and balance 4 tires?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    So I ordered a set of 4 tires from Tirerack for some bare wheels and had them sent to the local Les Schwab. They said $164 to mount and balance. Seems like a lot of money. I thought it would be in the neighborhood of $70 - 80 total. Edit: I searched... I guess $100 to $120 would be more...
  10. Spacers throwing off balance?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, Of course I have to start with the obligatory disclaimer: I did a bunch of searches and couldn't find anything that accurately answered my question. I put spacers on my car about three months back. 10mm uo front and 20mm in the rear. Recently my car starte to wobble on the highway...
  11. How to activate front/rear balance on original MCD navi?

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi I have original VW MCD navigation. Because my car had only front speakers, i decide move front speakers to the back and put new 2 speakers to the front door. Now all front and rear speakers work fine, problem is that on MCD I can't set front/rear balance, I can set only left/right...
  12. Paying off final balance - thoughts?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i purchased my gls in 04 for 23k. after trade-in, i financed approx 17k over 5 yrs at 1.9%. since then, i've been making larger monthly payments knowing there's no pre-payment penalty. as of feb 07, my remaining balance should be a little less than 6k, which is also the sametime i anticipate...
  13. Passat = Perfect Yin/Yang balance

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
  14. mount & balance new rims

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    i know plenty of places that will do this but i've heard stories of members saying their new rims got f'd up, scratched while putting tires on. i'm getting 17" bbs wrapped in tires... are aftermarket rims any harder than oem? anyone have a suggestion or can i take it to any indy shop?
  15. monsoon woes - no balance, fade, volume lock!

    Mobile Electronics
    hi all - new 02 b5.5 variant owner here, and something happened to the stock monsoon unit when my wife turned it off yesterday. she heard a loud popping sound, the balance and fade buttons stopped doing anything, and now when the volume hits "min", it won't go back up until you shut the...
  16. Wheel balance cost?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I was just wondering how much it usually costs to have a wheel balanced. thad.
  17. Should I recheck for balance before putting on new wheels?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I just received my Flik Justice yesterday, 18x8 ET33 in high gloss wrapped in Toyo Proxes 4. Should I go and have these checked for balance again before I install them this weekend or am I just being overly precautious? :nervous:
  18. How much does it cost just to balance 4 tires?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've honestly never had to just get some tires balanced. Anyone?
  19. Tire Balance & Rotation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How often do you guys/gals get your wheels rotated and balanced? More importantly balanced. I'm not sure if its vibrating a smidge at high speeds or if its just my imagination since I haven't done it in 15k. thoughts?
  20. Defrost Balance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My defroster blows Much more air on passanger side that on driver side...Hmmmmmm and fix or possible problem area to look at w/o take whole dang dash apart? :???: