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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I fixed a crack in my fuel line and now my car won't start 1.8t standard transmission Engine clicks but nothing happens. When I was fixing the nick in the line gas dripped out of the line possible that air got into the line. what can I do to diagnose/fix? that was the before picture from the...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hey folks I am a noob here and pretty new to motors etc. As a brit just moved to Spain i was looking for advice on good parts stockists in UK and Spain and advice on how easy it is to change the PCV system or if I should fork over the cash to a mechanic who has all the tools and a bit more...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, several days ago I began noticing a crack on the right rear quarter panel just below the gas cap. The car has never been in an accident and the crack is slowing getting larger. I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but it is also cracking along the bottom vertical edge which...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It turns out I have a hairline crack in the upper oil pan. I found this out after replacing the cracked lower oil pan and still leaking oil like crazy. The lower pan replacement was within my skill and went smoothly (aside from missing the upper crack the first time...). It seems the upper...
  5. B5 Garage
    I'm cleaning up the oil off the pulleys with degreaser while changing the timing belt and noticed this weird looking white something look like its coming out of the crack inbetween the engine....what is this??? Thanks...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi, i found accidentally this cracked hose, i have no idea what it is and should it be replaced or duck tape could save it? here are some photos of it because its hard to describe with words! any suggestion and help are welcome thank you
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A couple days back, the wifey took a parking deck ramp a little too quickly and scraped the belly. By the next morning, there was a nice stream of oil on the garage floor, so I suspected the usual (same thing happened on my lowered B5 two years ago, but due to some scrap metal in the road). I...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thank you PassatWorld and to the members who graciously make available information to trouble shoot and repair problems with passats. As a new owner of 2000 gls wagon 170klms 1.8t. I have able to find problems with this car that the PO paid the dealer to find. The PO paid dealer 140.00 to look...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 AWM 1.8T @ 151K. I was replacing my front brake pads/ rotors when I noticed the below crack on the front driver side brake hose. The brake hose on the passenger side has a smaller crack in the same area. Here's are the pics. Crack is more visible in the first pic. Next I checked the...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just to end the weekend trip back from the woods, we stop to switch drivers and the key gets accidentally dropped between the driver seat and center console. Retrieval was an ordeal. Might just keep a coat hanger in the glove box from now on. I love this car.:rolleyes:
  11. B5 Garage
    Hey its been awhile since I posted anything on here but I'm in need of some advice now. I just recently changed my spark plugs, actually about 20 minutes ago and while I was trying to pry the clip up that's securing the ignition wires to the coil pack (was stuck in there pretty damn good) I put...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, so I recently purchased a 2000 vw passat and the axles were bad so I had to replace them. On the left side of the car the spindle around the pinch bolt that secured the control arms was already cut and that bolt came out with no problem. But on the other side the bolt wouldn't come out so...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Replace it which I don't have money for, use jb weld or actual welding? Will jb weld last for a couple months if I add a few layers and sand it off? What about welding? This is an example: this is almost what it looks like but mine is a bit smaller, should I try fixing it myself?
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Parked in a garage, went inside a grocery market and came back 15 minutes later to find this: :banghead: Upside—a new windshield means no more rock chip constellations/galaxies in bright sunlight! :driving: Downside—do I have to accept a pattern replacement from my insurance company...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So oil started leaking in my 1999 v6 and I took it to the shop. When looking at it there is a 1 inch crack going from the top of the lower oil pan to the upper oil pan behind a bolt. I know the lower oil pan is fairly simple to replace but the upper one is a lot of labor and cost I've heard...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I caught a stone in the windshield on the way home from work. It chipped the glass and caused a 3 1/2" crack:mad: Has anyone had any luck with windshield repair places, or should I be looking into getting a new windshield? BTW I don't have full coverage insurance:(
  17. B5 Garage
    I caught a stone in the windshield on the way home from work. It chipped the glass and caused a 3 1/2" crack:mad: Has anyone had any luck with windshield repair places, or should I be looking into getting a new windshield? BTW I don't have full coverage insurance:(
  18. B5 Garage
    Just bought an Ebay used turbo to rebuild, but noticed it has a small crack. Is this typical or should I send it back? http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h219/J123z_2006/Passat/DSC01528.jpg Wastegate is in great condition but bearings definitely need work. John
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