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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting ready to do the valve cover gaskets, and am getting some CCT shoes ready just in case. My question is, can I remove the CCT just by loosening the intake cam?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Working on my 2003 passat 2.8l v6 trying to fix oil leaks. I'm having a hell of a time using this cam tensioner tool. I have broke 2 of them.(Plastic) The instructions they do give you states to compress the tensioner manually before you use the tool. Which I don't quite understand that . I push...
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  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    05’ AWM 1.8t 4motion Auto Can the cam position sensor that is bolted into the cam be removed by just removing the bolt? I need to replace the seal there.
  5. B5 Garage
    I just finished replacing the cam chain tensioner gaskets. When taking things apart I had the cams 180 degrees off, so the cam timing was messed up. I followed the manual's procedure for setting the intake and exhaust cams; aligning the notches in the cams with the arrows on the bearing caps and...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a2001 B5 2.8 passat wagon , with a no start situation , put scan tool on and comes up with P0341 camshaft position sensor circuit range / performance code . installed a new bosch sensor , clear code and still wont start , tried clearing code again , but the same code always comes up after...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Its time to do the Tensioner on my 02 1.8t b5.5 AWM engine. I been looking at tensioners. Obviously, im not going to buy a ebay 75 buck one. i was on ecs looking around and i saw a hamberg tech 124 bucks and a Hudson what is 142 bucks. Now i saw alot of decent reviews on hudson people going...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently did a post on this, previewed it, hit post, and it must have disappeared like oil in this engine....However....here goes. 2002 Passat GLX (I think), 140,000 miles. Purchased 2005 or so, 23000 miles. Oil changes religiously, 3500-5000 mi., 5-20, then 5-30 Synthetic since the notice of...
  9. B5 Garage
    I am having a hard time finding the correct link count on the passenger side. Here is what I think is accurate. I marked the cams and the chains to see easier. I have also attached the diagram I am going from, TomVW seems to use it all the time. Never mind on the diagram, can’t upload it. 16...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So we are now in court. Although I brought the car into a dealership in 2016 after getting a 2293 code. Calling VMoA they stated the codes have an extended warranty on certain part. Bring it to a dealer. At the dealer only 2 options given to us were. If its not under warranty, youll have to...
  11. B5 Garage
    Hi, in the middle of changing timing belt, I have the cam pulley locking bar and crankshaft locking tools. I have rotated the engine so that Cylinder 3 is at TDC. However, the right camshaft holes are perfectly horizontal but the left camshaft pulley sits at a very slight upward slope, as if...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Folks, I have had this pesky p0011 code for the last couple months. I recently replaced the Cam Chain Tensioner about 3 weekends ago and I just checked again for Codes and it came back p0011 Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Or System Performance Bank 1 I have changed the oil the same...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a rule-of-thumb for when to replace tensioner? Unit in question has approx. 80K miles and seems to be in decent condition. What are the warning signs of a bad part? Thx. Marty.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. I posted this in the Noob forum but no responses, so i'll try here as well: I'm helping a friend work on is 2004 passat w/ 1.8T motor. He thinks maybe this spring w/ pin came from the cam chain actuator. What do you think? He thinks maybe it fell out when he was cleaning it. Thx. Marty...
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    Hello. I'm helping a friend work on is 2004 passat w/ 1.8T motor. He thinks maybe this spring w/ pin came from the cam chain actuator. What do you think? He thinks maybe it fell out when he was cleaning it. Thx. Marty https://photos.app.goo.gl/P83ZPps5gaIKaLLS2
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 1.8t Starting issues that are consistant with bad cam sensor characteristics, but not getting PO341code. Been happening for months and getting worse. Recently had EPC warning, but do not think they are related. MY QUESTION: Is it possible to clean the cam sensor??? Do not want to spend...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello all. So, I had a bad cam timing tensioner (broke into a ton of pieces) and had it replaced. Now I'm getting low oil pressure light when driving and the tensioner is clacking again. Had a low oil pressure light before and just changed the sensor and did oil change and then it was fine...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HELP! I am getting a MIL and 17927 code "Camshaft Adjustment, Bank 1 Malfunction - Sporadic" after replacing both cam chain tensioners on my 2003 V6 (I had a broken pad on one side, and given the mileage I decided to replace them both). To do this job, I removed both cams on both sides, along...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I finished my timing belt/tensioner/rollers/coolant pump job on my '05 A4, and man does it feel good after driving a worn-out F-150. It may not be as perfect as AndreasPassat's engines, but still took almost a month to complete, working on it very part-time. Yes I know this engine is B6, not...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I am about to order a cam chain tensioner for my 2003 AWM engine. A Little bit tight on budget here. I found three items that I can afford. Which one would you recommend? I normally would order Febi brand but it is around $330 as opposed to these being around $120 or less. (Bepmic...
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