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  1. Cylinder head BOLT socket size

    B5 Garage
    I called the dealership for the socket size. He informed me it was a polydrive but couldnt recall if it was an M12 or M14. Haveing a hard time finding sets of polydrives too. Sent from my LM-V405 using Tapatalk
  2. Rear brake caliper banjo bolt, ribbed bolt, socket bolt questions

    B5 Garage
    I will be replacing my rear brake calipers this weekend. My replacements came with mounting brackets. I have been working from an Audi B5 manual I found online because I do not have the Bentley. Also I found this neat DIY: Rear brake job, caliper removal, rotor replacement, and rear wheel...
  3. Wagon Hatch Lift-door Bolt

    B6 Garage
    The bolt to the hinge on the left side of the lift door / tailgate / hatch on my 2008 Passat wagon sheared. I have been using the tailgate and just making sure I apply pressure when closing it since that is when the pressure seems to be exerted and when it sheared. So.... How does one replace...
  4. Bolt size

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello just thought I would check here by chance someone new. I was changing valve cover gaskets and on the passenger side you remove the hex bolt that holds the tube to the block. Well I dropped it down blow looked every wear can't locate. Any have the size handy don't know squat about metric...
  5. Does an O1V AT off a 2.8 bolt on to a 1.8t

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife's trans on her b5.5 4motion wagon bit the dust. It's deader than a dead stick. The dealer wants 4.5K for a rebuilt plus core. I called around to a few tranny shops. They estimate 2.2-3.5K for rebuild or replace. I'm checking salvage yards as well. Some have same designation (FAS) off of...
  6. OK I'm a giant idiot, crankshaft bolt

    B5 Garage
    Doing the TB and CCT on 1.8, in my haste to get it done, since its in my driveway on blocks, "screw the neighbors" I say, my wife says the opposite, like anyone cares. I got hasty. I got all the timing marks set, started taking stuff off. The ONE thing I didn't do is break the crankshaft...
  7. OK I'm a giant idiot, crankshaft bolt

    B5 Garage
    Doing the TB and CCT on 1.8, in my haste to get it done, since its in my driveway on blocks, "screw the neighbors" I say, my wife says the opposite, like anyone cares. I got hasty. I got all the timing marks set, started taking stuff off. The ONE thing I didn't do is break the crankshaft...
  8. Suddenly realized 3 of 4 emblems on my VW lug bolt covers are missing ....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has to be the heat, right? Who would steal 3? Also, the covers would be far easier to take (and get the emblems along with them). Hard to imagine I didn't notice them until now; if it's the heat, they were probably falling off one at a time. Really weird I didn't notice one or two along the...
  9. Broke a drill bit into the pinch bolt

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I was drilling out the pinch bolt to change the upper control arms on my Passat B5.5. I had around half a centimeter to go, until I broke the drill bit into it, oh well. The drill bit says 4.5 HSS, so it is a 4.5 mm HSS bit, from this tool set...
  10. General Wheel Bolt/Lock Bolt Question

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    This is a seemingly random question but I recall my B5.5 having black wheel bolts and black lock bolts (the version where the key is a multi-faceted star vs. what is being sold today). I received a set of what was described as OEM VW branded lock bolts (same multi-faceted star) in silver with...
  11. Power seat bolt over to a 2004 B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Been looking into putting a power passenger seat with power back adjustment into my 2004 Passat TDI wagon. After an exhaustive search I was directed to Audi A6 as a bolt in.(?) My question now becomes what years of the Audi A6 will interchange? I have a line on a set of 2006 A6 power seats...
  12. replacement starter with different hood, is it ok? how to hold and start bolt?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I still have my 1999 V6 passat, which I bought new 18 years ago. Because my commute for many years was only 4 miles, the car has only 130,000 miles. I'm in the middle of trying to replace the starter, which refused to budge after several months spent without starting (story below). I removed...
  13. Looking for bolt size for viscous fan bracket

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know the correct size 6mm allen head bolt for the fan bracket? I rounded one of mine during removal and I tried to get one at the junkyard yesterday but unfortunately none of the front ends were removed/in service position, and I didn't have the time to get into that. Fans were not...
  14. Access to Passenger's side Cam Tensioner cap bolt?

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, Just went through the nightmare of changing the half moon seal and gasket on the ATQ passenger's side, hopefully it doesn't leak because I had little to no room to get things done even though tool 3366 had the chain slackened. Now I'm trying to do the cam tensioner cap on this side...
  15. Coolant Hose Bolt?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2009 2.0 Wagon. On the left side of the engine, below the drive belts is a bolt mounting a coolant hose to the engine block. What is this called, what kind of tool do I need to re secure it (hex head, torx?) and would it have had to be disconnected for service for an oil leak? I had rear main...
  16. Broken tie rod bolt HELP PLEASE

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to change out the steering knuckle on my 2003 1.8t Passat Wagon. Unfortunately the upper bolt for the tie rods head popped off as I tried to loosen it. What suggestions do you guys have for getting it out? It doesn't appear to have enough room to get a drill in there? The point where...
  17. lower control arms - cut the bolt or lower the sub-frame?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been reading various threads about replacing the front lower control arms and some say to cut the bolt at the frame side of the control arms and some say to lower the sub-frame to get the bolt out. Is the problem bolt on both the frontward and rearward arms? Or, only one of the arms? It...
  18. Hold down bolt for spare not spinning off.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I need to get the spare out of the well on my 2005 4Motion Wagon to drill some holes for a hitch. The plastic nut is not spinning off, it's just clicking as I turn it as if there was a nut below the spare that was turning in a housing but that's just a swag. Anyone have any info on a problem...
  19. Stupid question: Is a manual 1.8t engine a direct bolt in behind a auto transmission?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know that an auto engine doesn't work behind a 5 speed cause I've done the swap before that way. I actually found a b6 Audi project that needs an engine and I plan on eventually swapping in a 5 speed in the future. In the mean time to avoid shaving the crank I was wondering if I could get away...
  20. Front Axle bolt??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 Passat Which way to loosen the front axle bolt on the passenger side, lefty loosy righty tighty?? Any tips or tricks on getting this removed? I did the axle on my 01 but had to take it to a shop to get the axle bolt removed. Thank you!!!
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