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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Take a look: What is this and where does it go? -red arrow- <- :P Click to enlarge: It seems to just be dangling. Is it supposed to be attached to something? Seems silly to just have something dangling there. Also I've been looking for a good DIY on lock cable/latch replacement. Having...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Why is my 8 month old Frankenturbo leaking coolant from the plug at the bottom of the turbo? I have never touched this plug and it's 100% as tight as it can be, yet it leaks a modest amount of coolant. It kind of looks like the transmission fill plug on my automatic... with a small metric size...
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    I accidentally drop a thin wire about 7cm long and 2/3 the size of the BBQ pan wire. I dropped it to the left part of the engine bay where there is some space between the engine and the right front fender. I am pretty sure it went straight down to the plastic engine splash guard and I tried to...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello all i recently bought an 03 b5 v6. the person before me put on a build your own coldair intake even tho it came with one from the factory, everything looks ok and it runs good but theres a plastic hose that looks like it went in the bottom of the stock air filter box and goes down to some...
  5. B5 Garage
    My 2003 B5 1.8 turbo is coding P0117 coolant sensor circuit low input. It is low on bottom end power. Temp guage is working fine. Mechanic says computer is dumping too much fuel to engine to compensate. Does this sound right?:confused:
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey All, on my drivers door the puddle light will not go out. When I lock the car with remote or put the key in. All doors lock no issue. The interior lights a couple times flashed real fast then when out. Any advice obviously welcome and thanks.
  7. B5 Garage
    Ive been doing some search on the google bar, but i have not found a DIY for the install of the audi style LED DRL's. I wa hoping someone could give me some help! how do you wire them?? thanks in advanced!
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Before I redo all my gaskets and such - I noticed that the smoking is coming from BELOW the VCGs, can you guys just run by a quick list of what could it be? Also, if one of my cylinders was ****ed, where would the smoke be coming from. I am reluctant to take the pistons out, since it's a huge...
  9. B5 Garage
    Well, since last fall, I have been trying to solve an oil leak in my 2000 V6. The only sign of a leak, besides the moderate pace of oil consumption, is an ever-present drop of engine oil at the bottom of the bell housing where the trans/engine meet. I have degreased the engine a few times and...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HI All. I'm new to the site (as a member) although I have learned a lot in the past from you all when searching for help. My latest problem is crazy! I replaced the timing belt back in December and the car was running great. The valve cover gaskets were leaking oil into the spark plug wells...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i recently took the passat in for the steering column recall. since i haven't been driving the car much lately, i did not notice the problem until now. what's happening is that the bottom of the steering wheel rubs with the plastic steering column cover that it mounts to. so whenever the...
  12. B5 Garage
    I have removed the clips from the hoses but cannot seem to get them to budge. Normally I would go after a hose aggressively with a radiator hook but these plastic connectors baffle me. Any hints on getting the hoses off the radiator?
  13. Anything Auto
    So I have state inspection coming up and needed to change out the rear brakes before going in. Make my usual order to getcoolparts.com and the delivery arrived today - My PBR "Australian Technology" brake pads are actually made using Thailand Technology. My German Meyle rotors are made in...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, So I just completed the driver door regulator DIY, no issues except now I notice when the driver door is closed, the door hits the bottom of the door frame, rides up then it closes. It never did this before. I searched and only came up with "take it for an estimate". The estimate was...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i got a 2003 passat 1.8t and the light on the bottom of the door went. out i have no clue how i would go about changing this... any help will be nice
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was driving home today on 121 and something came off the bottom of the wagon...It happened 3 times and seemed to be something rubber looking..saw something bouncing off behind me...so i got under the car and this is the only thing that didnt look right...? Is this anymore than just an exhaust...
  17. B5 Garage
    I have a 2000 Passat 1.8 turbo. Did anyone remove the Engine & Transmission from the bottom? Would it be easier? I have access to a lift and it seems like a lot to disconnect from the top.
  18. Anything Auto
    http://www.vwparts.com/parts-outlet-center/?pg=1 the 1982-84 Passat syncro tranny looks tastey.
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, it's been a long time since I've posted - real long time so just wanted to say hello again! I just got a parking spot in my building and the transition from the driveway to the garage has a nice hump. Front wheels clear and I thin the belly pan clears but it still scrapes - I've...
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