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  1. Difference between 2.0tdi engines?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello. I have a b6 2010 110hk 2.0tdi bluemotion engine. What is the difference between the 2.0 engines? Only the software? I want to tune my engine to 170hk. Is that possible or should I change other parts as well? Wikipedia: 2,0 liter diesel (TDI), 4 cyl 16V, 1*968 cm³, 81 kW (110 hk), 250...
  2. The right tool makes all the difference!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So last weekend I was struggling with my daughter's new to her 2004 2.8 Passat GLX. She bought it for $500 due to a broken timing belt. Car is in great shape, other than the timing belt and improper coolant causing the heater core to plug. So anyway, I'm in the process of pulling the heads to...
  3. What's difference between Topdon ArtiPad and Autel MaxiSys Elite?

    Mobile Electronics
    The Topdon ArtiPad and Autel MaxiSys Elite both seems to be very capable tool with ECU diagnostic, ECU coding and programming functions. But the Autel costs a couple of hundred dollars more. Anyone know the difference between them?
  4. Any difference between b5 and b5.5 front wheel bearing? (2004 V6)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've seen a couple of versions but unsure which one is the same as mine...I replaced the CV boots and seem to recall seeing the bearing in a carrier with four bolts. Everything i see on the forum indicates that i will have to get the press out/in version. Maybe i've been swayed by hope?! was...
  5. Pics of Difference between rear lower control arms

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello I'm working on the control arm replacement. I pull out my new fcs lower rear control arm and it seems different than the stock one. The new one is shorter, has a bigger ball joint and the taper is not as long. My car is a 2000 and I thought the change in taper occurred in 2003 and made...
  6. B5.5 ZF 5HP trans into a B5, communication protocol difference.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys I've been an avid reader since purchasing our first VW a 1999 v6 Passat auto a couple of months ago. I've fitted a 2003 trans to it and have now realised that the late trans runs can bus and the speed sensors are incompatible. It looks like I will need to fabricate a small bracket to...
  7. Difference in Lux and R-line...

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    What is the major differences in a Lux and R-line is it just the body kit and R-Line badges. I'm wanting R-Line Badges on my car so I need it to at least look like an R-Line. :wink: Although I like the Luxs front end better for some reason.
  8. B5 wheel - difference between two Vancouver part numbers

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I've got at least three bent Vancouver rims. Looking for replacements and/or considering straightening. These guys: Vancouver.jpg Or these guys: - 3B0601025T / 3B0 601 025 T I've seen two part numbers listed for this wheel: 3B0 601 026T and 3B0 601 025T. Does anyone know...
  9. Difference between passat 1.8T and passat 1.8T ABT?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, in my first post I had intimated that I am new to passats. I have tried getting info everywhere on the Internet regarding the difference between the above two especially for the year 2002 and I can't seem to find any. Can anyone please tell me the difference between the two? I am...
  10. Difference in 40k Maintenance Service

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hey guys, so I'm about to do the 40k Service for my 2012 VW Passat SE (Automatic) and I have quoted on 5 different places: Place 1: $619 + tax Place 2: $609 tax included Place 3: $459 + tax Place 4: $459 + tax Place 5: $450 + tax They are all VW dealerships in the South Florida area and they...
  11. Euro Bi-xenons, what difference. haha

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Such an improvement. I highly recommend them.
  12. Oil Pump 06a115105B vs 06a115105D - what is the difference?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need a new oil pump and according to ETKA the correct part number should be 06a115105B. After some searching, I found some online dealer on ebay who sells an original OEM 06a115105D and claims it is compatible with the B Version. According to ETKA D has been replaced by B at some unknown...
  13. Running regular vs premium any real world difference ? negative impact ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Its a 2000 1.8t Recently I had to put in regular for a short while due to fuel prices ( thank god it went down now ) and I noticed it was sort of sluggish off the line. The throttle response was laggy or slow as in I would touch the gas and the car would feel strained. Which really bothered me...
  14. Any difference between bottom front seat covers?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys and gals, Is there any difference between driver's and passenger's seat covers? Recently my driver's side bottom seat cover got a small tear in it. I'm looking into replacements and am having a hard time finding grey driver's seats period (never mind in good condition). I'm wondering if...
  15. Heat Difference between Vents and Footwells?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I haven't had a chance to do any temperature measurements yet, but I swear that there is a difference between in the amount of heat that I get out of the dash vents and at the vents at my feet. The dash vents will get up to around 160 degrees F. But the heat in the footwells doesn't feel...
  16. Difference between the China Passat B5 and the EU/US Passat B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Need to get some parts from Taobao, Terrance from HK mentioned that the door moldings on the China B5 passat is longer... is there any other stuff I need to watch out for when buying parts? Is the trunk lid the same length? What is the difference between these B5, I'd assume they have longer...
  17. oem axle vs aftermarket. How to tell the difference.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My cv joint started clicking while visiting family this week so I went and bought a $60 aftermarket axle from napa since that was all that was available to me on short notice. I am not the original owner of the car so I don't know if the axle has been replaced before. If it was an oem axle I...
  18. Light front wheel tires make A BIG difference

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After I blew out my 2 right side tires 2 nights ago, I was expecting a lot of damage like a few damaged bushings, damaged undercarriage or even damaged axels. But I got very lucky and that was not the case. I went to a Scrap Yard in Dallas, Texas were I found a totaled Passat (blown engine -...
  19. Pic Ruest or Visual Difference, Xenon vs Halogen

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    As the title states i'm looking to see side by side pictures of B6 BiXenons vs Standard Halogen Headlights. I've been searching Autotrader and Cars for a new vehicle, and as we all know you can't necessarily expect the seller to list all options, or have reliable info. I've figured out you can...
  20. Climatic A/C issue - temp adj. knob makes no difference?

    B6 Garage
    I have a 2006 Passat 2.0T with Climatic controls. No fancy display. My A/C works, just not very well when it is hot, or particularly during on-town driving. In the spirit of full disclosure, I do live in Tucson, Arizona and our summer temps are usually about 105 F. ...and my car is black...