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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys. I had bent valves on my AWM 1.8T head, so had a local machine shop rebuild the head. The cost ended up being very close to the cost of a remanufactured head sold by Rock Auto. Looks like a decent deal at $1400, compared to the VW price of $2200. Looks like the Rock Auto offering has...
  2. Anything Auto
    I've long been curious as to why VW produced two 2.8 v6 engines. In 2004 VW produced and sold the ATQ in the Passat that we all know, and the VR6 24v BDE in the GTI. Isn't this curious? The VR6 was the more powerful engine (200hp vs 190 for the ATQ) and the extra 10hp would have been welcome in...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This might be either a very strange or dumb question but I've recently been wondering why you can't simply lock the motor into it's current position when replacing the timing belt. Is it possible to do this, replace the TB water pump and all the related parts or do you have to go through the...
  4. New Member Introductions
    As you know on B5 Passat using key in door lock & holding in lock/unlock position will close/open windows. Since a CC has no actual lock - how is this accomplished - Its a friends car & I don't have access to manual, he is missing this feature as his Altima would do this. Thanks Jeff
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello again. Still not certain if I am doing this correctly. Please be patient. I was hoping to get some direction from other Passat owners. I am having problems with my transmission coolant lines. They are leaking. Quoted a price of $800.00 just for the lines, no quote on labor yet.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, at the time the Passat was being made, I was about 5-6 years old, and at that point was probably way too young to remember what I saw out the car window. So now I'm curious... what does a brand new Passat of these model years actually look like? You know, the time when the soft touch wasn't...
  7. New Member Introductions
    doing the front door speakers in my b5 sedan. after you drill out those dumb rivets... what are you guys using to secure the speaker to the door aside from drilling new holes and what not.. any insight is appreciated...
  8. Parts For Sale
    Hi, I was thinking... I have alot of oe manufacture parts for bmw, audi, vw, mbenz, volvo, saab that I need to get out of my storage area. All new in box. I have hundreds of parts. Meyle Koni ATE Akebono Textar PBR Bilstein Febi Brembo OES etc... I was wondering if there is any interest for...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ...that is, if it was for sale, which it isn't... yet. I am considering it though. Most of you have seen the car, but here's a quick couple shots from the other night. Over $30k invested in parts and labor and arguably one of the most powerful Passats in North America. ;) Thanks for any...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2 days ago was a ranny day here in NYC and my passat refused to start. the ignition would crank but nothing on the engine. tried it a few times and then it started sort of, only to die again before i could start mooing. a friend of min suggesting pumping the gas while starting the car and that...
  11. New Member Introductions
    hey fellas, just wondering if it is possible to flash the ECU on my ATW (150BHP) so it can make 180BHP like the later versions of the 1.8T. TIA:driving:
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 03 passat glx, w about 60k miles on it, I'm using mobil 1 OW-40. How many miles should I be getting out of this type of oil, I dont want to push it too far, then again this oil is pricey I dont want to cut it too short?:icon_eek: Thanks guys, have a good weekend, and Happy Mardi Gras...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    .....the parking brake/hand brake? I run a fleet of 10 or so drivers for a security company and almost none of the drivers use the parking brake. (We currently use Yaris automatics for economy reasons although the make of car has no bearing on the frequency of parking brake usage.) Personally...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The drivers side visor light on my 02 has never worked since I've had the car and I knew it wasn't the bulb because I tried replacing it. But today as I was looking at the open mirror... with no light on, something told me to try moving the visor over to the side window and sure enough the...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is the most mileage that anyone with a B5.5 V6 2.8L has gone before changing their timing belt without failure to the timing belt and associated parts e.g. belt tensioner, idler, water pump, etc....?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi ,I don't think this is the usual CCM failure regularly reported on here . The only thing wrong with my car is when pressing the unlock button twice , only the drivers door opens . All the other operations controlled by the CCM are fully operational , I don't know if the weather is the problem...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i removed my front ashtray to install my ipod cradle and found what seems to be a silver dolla or some money of some sort in what looks like a setting. i can't remove it and was wondering if anyone elso ever seen this in another b5.5 or b5? will try to get pics tomorrow thanks
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I understand that our passats have variable displacement AC compressor and the clutch doesn't cycle on and off. So when you first start AC and set the temp knob all the way to the left (max cooling), the compressor will work at full strength. When it reaches proper working pressure, the...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 aeb here , had them replaced with goodwill "updated parts" at 50,000 miles just passed 80 and their finished again. Anyone else had this happen as quickly as I have. Going to bite the bullet and go with heavy duty ecs kit unless someone can recommend anything else ?
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    whats your passat's performance? 0-60, top speed, street start 5-60, top gear accelerating..etc......... :D
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