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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I the cat, flex pipe and whatever comes after the flex pipe all one piece? https://www.dropbox.com/s/vqmrt9wf6cgvhlg/IMG_20181017_164800.jpg?dl=0 Are muffler shops able to cut flex out and weld in new? If not, I would replace the cat, flex pipe with a catless downpipe (and tune out rear o2...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The inlet of my heater core (2000 B5 GLS V6, automatic) is cracked and has steam and coolant shooting out of it when the car gets up to temperature. Is there a fix that any one that works on this plastic - I can tell you it's not JB Weld! Yes, I could bypass the core altogether until the...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've been trying to figure out to fix this issue without buying a whole new door panel. If you go to this video, and fast forward to 0:50, you'll see him start to remove the master switch assembly from the door control panel: After I pulled the master switch module, and looked at the...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I began to hear popping sound on the passenger side wheel about 3 months ago. It would manifest itself when I made turns especially as I turn the steering wheel. Naturally I thought it was the axle. Today I was changing the oil and decided to take a pic of the boots on both side. I...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello Passatworld family While travelling in the highway, a stone fell on my rear view mirror and broke it. I have a 2006 VW Passat 2.0T How do i go about replacing it? Can i order just a mirror or do i have to buy the whole used rear view mirror and housing unit? Can some one help me and...
  6. B5 Garage
    Hey everyone, if anyone has followed my oil cooler story then this is kinda a continuation. So my oil cooler failed and i failed on the replacement, not sure what i did wrong. When i failed, i drained the pepcock for like 5-10 minutes then closed it cause wasnt flowing, figured it was empty...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Recently I had engine light on a few times a week depending how much I drove. The code could be P0171 or B2aaa or B2aaa Pd. I had replaced Crankcase vent valve and its short breathe hose, cleaned Mass Air Flow sensor. But I still got the engine light on and the code. Upon reviewing photos I took...
  8. B5 Garage
    So i got an 05 1.8t 4motion. It came with a free trans leak. I was told it needed a converter seal so tonight i pulled the engine(much easier with out a lift) and found that the converter had 2 cracks running from the corner of each notch all the way to the weld. In the span of these cars i have...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi! Here are some pictures of the damage: Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet A few months ago I purchased a Fumoto valve which screws into the oil pan of your car. It acts as a tap which you can open and close to facilitate easy replacement of oil in your card. It costed $20...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys longtime lurker here! About 2 weeks ago I changed the passenger headlight bulb and had a rough time moving around in that area. I noticed 2 days ago that a loud noise kept going on and off intermittently (which I now think is the secondary air pump). I made an appointment with my...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been searching and tracking it down. Thank you to everyone that posted sugestions on privious threads. It led me to this. I pulled the compressor off from under the car. The bracket is removed for a better view. My question, is this a cracked block?
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 Passat Wagon 145000 miles 1.8T AWM auto. SO I bought this car this fall. and about 3000 rpm I hear this sheet metal rattle for a second and goes away.. most times at that rpm.. Unable to find the noise. So today I start it up as normal its 25deg f so i hear what i think is the...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    June of last year I hit a railroad crossing launching my poor non-sporty station wagon like the "Dukes of Hazzard" resulting in a crack in the oil pan. My husband originally was going to attempt the fix himself but decided it was beyond his capabilities. I found a shop that can do it but he is...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I would like to DIY repair my drivers side, perforated leatherette cracked seat before it gets worse. Any suggestions? 2008 VW PASSAT
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i had a run in with a monster size speedbump last week. it was brand new and unmarked which is another story. anyway, i cracked my lower oil pan, dumped oil all over the street. replaced by independant mechanic, fast and easy. the car, 2002 4mo v6 automatic wagon, continued a slow oil drip...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well it appears my 04 Passat 1.8T has a cracked head. The local shop wants $3500. for a used engine install. Does that seem reasonable? Is a diesel engine transplant a possibility? Can someone recommend a mechanic in the Lehigh Valley PA (Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown)? Thanks.
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    What's the part number or even just the name of the exterior rubber trim piece about 2.5 mm wide, running the horizontal length under the rear hatch glass between the glass and the painted tailgate. Mine has cracked and I'd like to replace. ECS and google shoots me blanks. Any diy / McGyver...
  18. B5 Garage
    So both of the cv axle boots are cracked and of course they did a mess. Can I just replace the boot? When I take out the outer cv joint to get to the boot, would it be damaged? I've been driving with the boots cracked maybe 4000-5000 miles, and everything is still smooth (I don't hear any noise...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi forum I finally managed to get wheel lock key for my 2001 passat. By the way Clifton, NJ VW dealership is the oldest dealership, they have all keys even from 70th. So if anyone lost wheel lock key that dealership might help. key is $27. But It was too late for one wheel lock key, because I...
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