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  1. Leftover Bolts. Too big to ignore!

    B5 Garage
    I just had the engine out of my 05 passat 1.8 t manual and after putting it all back together I have a couple bolts leftover and I can not for the life of me figure out where they go. I am fairly confident that they are from the front area of the sub-frame but I cant find where. I attached a...
  2. A Big Turbo B6 Passat Build – Comfy Commuter/Sleeper & Weekend Track Warrior

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Preface I purchased my B6 completely stock, with 50K miles on it, in Summer 2014. I began this build thread in Winter 2018 on the heels of completing my Big Turbo build (Summer 2018). I did quite a lot in those interim 4 years and a large chunk of this build thread is devoted to retroactively...
  3. Big Brake Upgrade

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Would like to have some advice on big brake upgrade. I have now sourced all the parts I need to do a complete brake overhaul and upgrade on my Passat, with multiple options for rotor sizes front and back. I've heard that up to a 330mm(13.00) dia. rotor will be fine and I don't to worry about...
  4. Lucked out big time this weekend.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wife was driving down the interstate on Sunday, I was in the passenger seat. She asks me if I see the smoke coming out behind the car. I say I do and tell her to pull over and she shuts the engine off immediately. I pop the hood to see steam coming out from timing cover, and black crap mixed...
  5. Picked up a W8, big hole in dash?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I've finally gotten myself another Passat after not having one for several years, and am loving it so far. I found one that needs a little TLC in the interior and have been rounding up a list of parts. I've noticed a big hole in the dash where I assumed a storage compartment or...
  6. Big by the Bug! Err.... Passat : P

    New Member Introductions
    Hello All! Now as you awesome forum goers might suspect... I've been a devout GM guy my whole life, with the occasional Infiniti and Toyota! I've been working on them and doing GM performance for some time now; Duramax's and LSX's have been my weakness you could say. However, as of today I'm a...
  7. Big Blu

    New Member Introductions
    new to the site i will be asking for insight on occasion I've never owned a turbo car before so I'm slightly lost any help is much appreciated
  8. Get ready for some big savings with CARiD - Up to 25% OFF

    CARiD.com
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  9. URGENT!!! I'm in big trouble

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was stupid. I went back into grease the pins on the tensioner and latch. Idiot. I can explain what I did in detail, but when I started the engine for 5 secs, I heard clicking!!! OMG, I'm totally panicking. I don't understand how I messed it up, but I did BIG TIME. Please HELP!
  10. Big Momma does 3161.7 miles in just under 7 days

    Anything Auto
    Big Momma - dubbed The Wedding Dress Express for this trip (explained below) performed flawlessly. Waxed and bra installed the day before leaving.The bra was a brilliant idea as I'd be having a stroke right now lol. Full size spare, tool kit, low profile 2.5 ton floor jack, and my trusty 5 gauge...
  11. Big Turbo Questions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 02 B5.5 1.8T 5 Speed is in need of an engine rebuild and since everything is going to be taken apart Ive been looking into doing a bt / stroker setup. My budget is $14k (Canadian), but I would prefer to spend less. My goal is ~350WHP but tbh Im not sure if thats even a good idea on a FWD...
  12. big stone bruise

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A little bad luck yesterday... Maybe it's time to get all the little insults repaired.
  13. Will get this 2nd post going so i can get started on the big boys forums

    New Member Introductions
    Here is my second post, hopefully the gods will grant me access to post in the normal section after this :)
  14. Big Intermittent Voltage Drain While Off

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 Passat GLS V6. 120k miles. The car seems to use battery while sitting. Typically I come back to it and it's at about 3-4 V between battery posts. I heard something sound like it was kicking on when I hooked it to a trickle charger. Came from somewhere near the brake proportioning valve...
  15. Question about 1.8T AEB motor and MAF limits for Big Turbo upgrade

    New Member Introductions
    HI so long time stalker, first time poster. I'm looking at buying a 98-99 VW Passat or Audi A4 with the 1.8T AEB motor and I've read a lot about how you can run K04 or Big Turbo on the stock ECU with a tune and add larger injectors/Adjustable Fuel pressure Regulator (along with FMIC/Exhaust...
  16. My Big Turbo 1.8T 4Motion Passat Build Thread

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everybody. I wanted to take the opportunity to share a project that I have been dreaming of working on ever since I had my first Passat back in high school….a big turbo 4motion B5.5. But first, a little about myself… I grew up in NJ, went to school in PA for mechanical engineering, and...
  17. Rattling, Big Rattle, Silence, Then Overheating

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 V6, ATQ, 118,500 miles, 5-speed manual For the last week, I've had what sounds like a pulley failure on the serpentine belt. Weird spinning sound, almost a rattle, almost a whine, not too loud but noticeable, but with no effect on operations. Listening around the area led me to believe it...
  18. need help upgrading my power/ground wire (aka BIG 3)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 vw passat 1.8t GLS please help with pictures if possible.
  19. Big turbo problem

    B5 Garage
    Hey I got 99 passat with a 2000 1.8 audio motor in it withas a 63mm turbo and 630cc injectors and after market ecu I love to have a 2 step in it anything I can do
  20. Big turbo car

    New Member Introductions
    Need some help
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