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  1. Engine and auto transmission Removal Help

    B5 Garage
    Hi, does anyone have any pictures or know of a resource online with images showing what needs to be disconnected from the automatic transmission prior to removal? I am taking the engine out with the transmission. Driveshafts are off, just need to locate where everything else needs to be...
  2. 06 passat oil pressure low stop engine

    New Member Introductions
    I had an oil change done about 2 weeks ago. Up until than, my car drove fine. A couple hours later my car didn't feel right. And I kept forgetting to call the place I got it done at. Anyways, today when I left work, driving on the hwy, my car said low pressure oil, stop engine. Than the speed...
  3. need info about changing the transmission from tsi engine to fsi

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I have a 2007 passat with fsi engine with bad transmission but I have a 2009 passat tsi with a good transmission can some one tell me if I can change the transmission please I love my cars and I would like to fix at least one, I would appreciate any help.
  4. need info about changing the transmission from tsi engine to fsi

    New Member Introductions
    the transmission on my 2007 do not work but I have a passat 2009 with a good transmission , my question is how do I know I can change them since they are from different engines and years. :wrench::wrench::wrench:
  5. 2005 VW Passat 1.8T Engine Swap

    New Member Introductions
    I signed up to use the forum becasue I I have a 2005 Passat that I just loved, didn't even get to put 5K on it and someone rearended me and totalled my baby! So now I found an '03 body that is in good shape I just need to take its bad motor and tranny out and swap the 05 stuff in. I have good...
  6. Swapping V6 Engine for a 1.8T

    B5 Garage
    Per the title, I am swapping out a V6 engine for a 1.8T engine on a manual trans B5.5. I searched for a V6 to 1.8L swap thread and didn't find anything, just some possible W8-to-other-engines threads. Here are the changes I've encountered and taken care of so far... 1. Had to change the power...
  7. Engine Stand Bolts

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, I am pulling and mounting a V6 2.8L tomorrow and need to know the bolt size to mount on the engine stand. A member that's been helping me out says its either 14 or 16mm threaded bolts but need to know for sure. Will have to pick these up before pulling the engine. If anyone knows the...
  8. engine light + gas cap light on

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi Guys, I need help to further diagnose this ongoing problem. 1) error code + small evap leak.engine light on permanently, gas cap light comes on sporadically (stays on for 30 seconds every 24-36 hours). 2) changed the purge solenoid 3) reset al lights and erased codes 4) engine light came...
  9. Engine Swap

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I have found a donor engine for the 2001 V6 Passat. My question is is it easier to pull out and reinstall the engine with the transmission attached or easier to leave the transmission in the car when swapping the engine?
  10. Engine Swap

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, it's official, the 475K Passat needs an engine swap. I found an engine that's in a car already selling for parts. Did a compression test on it, it reads 170-180 psi across all 6 cylinders. (V6 2.8) Are those good numbers? From what i read already anything above 140 is good. This car has...
  11. Losing oil from the back of engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went to check the CTS for the coolant loss and noticed oil on the back of Kombi valve. Not sure where this oil coming from. Here are some pictures. Any hint or help is welcome. Thanks.
  12. What makes the Turbo Kick-in on a 1.8T B5.5 AWM engine?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I like to find out when my Turbo comes in without having to wait for the noise (which it means is ON now). When I posted something on the same the aswers as I understand them point to it comes in period. I am sure that must be a trigger from some sensor or combination of sensors that determines...
  13. Free B5 V6 Engine Parts - you pick up in Tucson, Arizona

    USA - West
    I have a few boxes of leftover Passat parts from when I rebuilt my 1999 B5 Passat V6 Tiptronic, in 2001. I sold the car in 2015 and no longer need the spare parts. I haven't had any luck selling them, so if you currently have a Passat and want them, please come and take them off my hands so I...
  14. Just broke the plastic handle oil level Passat 2003 B5.5 AWM engine?

    B5 Garage
    The plastic broke and I just had an old change but big leaks on the Turbo unit so I cannot go by the amount of oil unless through it out and replacing this new oil with another new batch. Could someone that owns a Passat as mine above just go and measure the distance from the very end of the...
  15. Grinding inside of crankcase 2005 1.8 t

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I have a 2005 1.8t 4motion passat that I recently had a timing belt break on. I was cruising along smooth when suddenly the timing belt snapped and instantly bent all my valves. I got the thing home and pulled the head, did a valve job and got it back in without any major issues. When I...
  16. Diagnosing Oil Leak at back of engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So over winter I noticed an oil leak coming from the back of the engine on my 1.8t so i figured that it was the Valve cover gasket or the cam chain tensioner gasket so I replaced them and the half moon about 2 weeks ago and cleaned up the area as best I could. I just checked again recently and...
  17. Engine ground strap location

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi... have 2004 Passat GLX, that is V6 2.8L ATQ motor with Tiptronix transmission. I am trying to locate the engine grounding strap connecting the engine to the car body. Where do they install it on these cars? I have no starting issue with starter motor not turning and no ground on the motor...
  18. Should I be able to turn off engine and exit car left in neutral?

    Volkswagen Passat B8 Discussion
    My 2017 TSI sounds reminder alarms for most everything but I can turn off engine with the 'push button' while car is in any gear or neutral, I can get out of car with key in pocket, and walk away, but no audible alarm or reminder is given. Why? Defect in ignition maybe?
  19. help: first loss of power, then engine shutoff, then crank no start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 B5.5 passat GLS ATQ engine I've been through one broken timing belt and don't want to go through another, but here goes This afternoon I was driving sedately (about 20mph) in a 25mph zone when I felt the engine lose momentum (power), accelerator changes reflected in engine rpm, I noticed...
  20. engine suddenly shuts off as if the ignition switch was turned off

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got the error codes below, I don't know if they are related to the problem or not. The car starts and runs fine, then the engine suddenly shuts off without any warning. It has only happened twice. Both times today. The first time when the car was in the garage and I had just started it and...
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