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  1. Cleaning engine bay to find oil leak/burning oil

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is the best procedure to wash the engine bay? I'm at 200k miles and over the years the engine bay has gotten really gummed up. I had the valve cover gasket replaced when my timing belt was replaced approx 20k miles ago and recently have found another burning oil smell coming from the...
  2. Heavy Coolant Odor from Engine Bay

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I apologize for all these threads I'm starting. It just seems my car is liking to fall apart this week. This definitely has to do with my heater core because I looked at the pipes and they are covered in coolant. Would you guys suggest removing the hoses and doing a small reverse flush with...
  3. broken engine bay wiring

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    soooo. Found this today. trying to top off my AC and the clutch wouldnt kick on. Also I have random O2 sensor codes and my sunroof has no power to larger red motor line. Culprit? haha can the whole harness be replaced or just solder it {not a huge issue just time consuming}. pics are front...
  4. smoke in engine bay, what is it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a Passat 2005 1.8T wagon. Recently , I smelt something like exhaust or burning oil . And I could see there was a little bit smoke coming out from somewhere when I popped up the hood. I lifted the oil stick while the engine is running . I didn't feel it was sucking air. I asked car...
  5. Disconnected hose in engine bay

    B5 Garage
    Hello everyone, this is my first ever post! I have a 1.9 TDi PD 130. I was changing my air filter earlier today and I noticed, what I assume to be a vac pipe disconnected from a Y connector (see photo). I re-connected it and it didn't seem to make any difference. Could someone please tell me...
  6. Smoke from Engine Bay...

    B5 Garage
    So recently I popped my hood after noticing a smell from there and saw white smoke coming from behind the engine, like the firewall area, I can't really pinpoint the smell. The only odd thing recently is I've been burning a little bit of coolant. The oil level is fine and does not have the looks...
  7. cleaning that bay

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Owner of sleek coating here , I am going to powder coat a bunch of stuff on the businesses car in my engine bay and clean up my bay from the stock look. I have a 04 1.8t 4 motion. I have tons of colors I can pick from and was thinking of shocker yellow but not 100% sure. Post pictures of ideas...
  8. Passat 1.8 engines bay

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1.8 04 and these bays are a complete mess. Looking for ideas on what to powder coat in my bay. I'm looking for clean and classy. Please post pictures of your bay.
  9. Cleaning up the bay

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 04 1.8 4 motion Passat and I am wanting to tuck some of the cluster F%$#$ under the hood. This is my car for my business ( powder coating) FB sleek coating. I got the intake manifold all polished up nice, the valve cover is going to be polished, throttle body will get coated black, fuel...
  10. Whining/Whirring sound from engine bay

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was in for an unpleasant surprise this morning when I started my passat and got a rather loud whining noise from the engine bay. Noise is noticeable in the cabin and initially got louder as I revved. I had to drive out of town and an hour into the drive the noise was less but still very much...
  11. SF/ Bay Area peeps??

    USA - West
    I joined the B5.5 crowd after having a 1992 Integra to a B5.5 5spd variant. Have been really busy with school and work but now its time to get back with the forums!! I used to be active on G2IC (gen 2 integra club) and now looking to see whats up with the passatworld!
  12. Need torque specs on various engine bay parts

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Working on my 06 2.0T FSI, rebuilding the head. I need some torque specs if someone was nice to post them here for future inquires please 1. Head to block bolts 2. head to exhaust 3. head to intake 4. valve cover to head 5. cam sprocket to cam 6. number of teeth on the cam chain between 2...
  13. VAG-COM bay area:SF

    B5 Garage
    Is there anyone in/near SF with a VAG-COM who would be wiling to help me? I'm located near the Mission, and want to do the sport shifting program (and any other programs that would be recommended). Thanks!
  14. My engine bay project is finished! (For now)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wish I took a "before" pic, but here she sits now: I installed a catch can, phenolic intake manifold spacer, did a minor wire "tuck", deleted all of the emissions systems, replaced the mechanical fan with a mishimoto electric one, some other little odds and ends Big thank you to all of...
  15. Complete Set of 1999 Passat B5 OEM Speakers - Free for SF Bay Area Pick Up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi fellow VW owners - traded my 1999 Passat GLS V6 last year. I had installed a high end stereo system just a few months after taking delivery and the stereo system went with the car. Cleaning out the garage today and found the complete set of OEM speakers, including the tweeters. They are in...
  16. Fire in the Engine Bay

    B5 Garage
    So long story short I come home to having a fire just under my engine. Bought the car used after the heat shield recall, been on the forums, even searched my pin before with no results on vw's website. Sure enough i search again today and it says that my repair hasn't been done. I am assuming...
  17. New B5.5 Wagon owner from SF Bay Area

    New Member Introductions
    Glad I found this forum. So much great info here. While I do like vortex as I have multiple vdubs now, it's nice to know that a forum specific to the Passat exists. Cheers!
  18. WaterWerks on the Bay - August 24th, 2014

    Events & Gatherings
    WaterWerks on the Bay August 24th, 2014 Craneway Pavilion 414 Harbour Way South Richmond, CA 94804 WaterWerks on the Bay | WaterWerks NW I'll Be there with some buddies in my B6 USP. who else is going??
  19. got smoke coming from inside the engine bay

    New Member Introductions
    got smoke coming from within my engine bay from between the engine and the bulk head smells like oil 2006 2.0 tdi 170 bhp can anyone help
  20. Bay Area mechanics recommended for preventative oil-bolt failure service?

    USA - West
    I have an 07 wagon that I love with 55000 miles on it... no oil bolt problems yet, but i'm starting to get worried. If I can find a reliable mechanic that has done the prevention work before I would probably splurge for it - my mechanic in Berkeley, CA (KarmaKanix) has heard of the issue but...