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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a process other the 'pull hard' for getting this thing out. I was prying out the (plastic?) keep and the damn thing snapped in two or three pieces. I cannot got a good grip on the remaining part unless I remove more of the intake manifold. Is there a trick for this or just start using...
  2. B5 Garage
    I have a 2000 Passat GLS wagon, ATW 1.8T w/ Tip, 165k. Started getting the traditional "Varies Widely" coolant temp gage behavior last week. I plugged in my code scanner just for fun a few different times to see what was going on. My scanner lists two coolant temps, which would sometimes show...
  3. B5 Garage
    Ok need some help here is what I have going on. Started with the engine cooling fans running after the car was turned off then the check engine light and the following codes P3081 P2181 Climatic #45 reading 127 degrees C. Searched the forums and found that the normal culprit is the sensor...
  4. WTB/WTT Section
    Looking to buy b5.5 4 motion front and rear calipers, dont need the brackets just the calipers, forge TIP, downpipe/testpipe and last but not least a catch can.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to get my valve cover gasket cam seal and cap and chain tensioner gasket done on my 1999 v6 passat on the passenger side only I did the drivers side a year ago due to misfire and I can't do other side now due to a work injury I have the parts what should I pay in labor? Leaking about a...
  6. B5 Garage
    So I'm doing the ECT Replacement on my 2005 1.8T wagon 4matic. Love German engineering but why put a sensor that will probably need to be replaced on the back of the freaking engine???????? So I got the old one out, put the new one in, drove it, overheated, steam was all coming from the back...
  7. B5 Garage
    ’00 Passat 4-motion w/ new 2.7TT out of ’00 A6, tip – running and driving, but working out some bugs (hoping it’s not a plague) I have no CEL, but I’m thinking its burnt out. I do have EPC light on.. Is this issue maybe FROM the EPC light? Is there a controller/limiter cutting my ignition for a...
  8. B5 Garage
    Greetings! I have a 2002 V6 and am attempting to change the ECT sensor. I was able to get the old one out and didn't see an o-ring. There was plenty of oil sludge and dried coolant, but no o-ring (which may explain the mystery of where my coolant has been going). In trying to install the new...
  9. Parts For Sale
    CAR HAS BEEN SOLD. PARTS LiSTED BELOW STILL AVAILABLE Im thinking of parting out my passat to raise money for a new car but wont start selling till i have a buyer for each part. Here's what's for sale: Car in stock condition w/ 68k miles with new motor mounts and Timing belt kit installed at...
  10. B5 Garage
    Engine light came on, so I check it with scanner. Got a P0117 code. Getting no accurate reading from ECM. Scanner just shows coolant it maxed out, but the temp gauge on cluster works fine. I thought that there was only one sensor for both ECM and gauge. Or is there a wiring problem, or is my ECM...
  11. Parts For Sale
    http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u203/vwsnaps/partsmarch2011/ Cleaning out garage. All parts came from a 2000 Passat 4 motion - wagon 105k I dont know what to put for prices.. if you need a part of a part - please post in the thread - DO NOT PM Valve covers - $25 each Complete cylinder...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Noob ECT sensor Question... ok, just bought my first VW. Got a 2002 Passat GLX Wagon 4motion. So far I love it! it has 102k on it. The thing runs perfect. Timing belt kit is in the mail. The other day i was driving to the store and the Check Engine light came on (MIL).. I went to autozone...
  13. B5 Garage
    I need help trying to figure out how i should go about doing these. 2004 Vw passat gls 1.8t 5.5b 1)Dual exhaust and cutting on a bumper for them to show threw. 2)inter-cooler- can i have a hood scoop like a Subaru with the inter-cooler on under the hood. 3)blow off value- witch one to get and...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I wanted to start deleting some of these things our of my engine but, just curious, who lives in cali and how much were you able to throw out and still be able to pass smog? Just the EVAP? or can I delete more. Like the SAI and what not. Thanks in advanced!
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys ive plugged the 'ssat to the vagcom and it shows a code: 18613 - Performance Malfunction in Cooling System P2181 - 008 - Implausible Signal - MIL ON what measuring block do i log to check the ECT sensor ?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys, it seems the ECT sensor is going out on my car i have a 03 turbo passat with 87K miles on it where exactly is the ECT located ? (i could only find postings for the 2.8 with the search option) pictures would be great but a description will work aswell also, are there any tricks...
  17. B5 Garage
    Does anyone know where is it located at and how to replace it i would appreciate if anyone has a pic or a tutorial? I found a procedure for Audi A4 not sure if it's the same for my 2.8 V6 B5.5 Passat?? Here's the tut i found...
  18. Anything Auto
    so im just wondering whats your history with cars, cops and anything else so i guess ill start... 1st car: 1993 Chevy Lumina with custom chipped paint :thumbup: 1st ticket: 91 in a 70 in said lumina which only had a speedometer up to 85 cop: "do you know how fast you were going son? me: "um...
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