Volkswagen Passat Forum banner


  1. Exhaust Upgrade Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Happy Friday everyone, I have a 2004 B5.5 Passat (1.8T) and am looking for suggestions or ideas for upgrading my exhaust. I've searched the forums the best I could and tried searching Youtube, but can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Doesn't seem like there's much or anything out there for...
  2. Good Muffler/Exhaust shops near Columbus?

    Dealerships and Service
    Looking to get my Flex pipe fixed on my b5.5 Passat and hoping for a good shop that could fix it properly (after market exhast.) Anyone have any suggestions?? Thank you!
  3. Exhaust temperature question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, again. 2003, 1.8T. Wondering if anyone happens to know roughly the temp at the flex section of the exhaust? Does it stay consistent over, say, an hour’s drive, or continue to climb? Mostly wondering if it would be safe to use an 850F wrap temporarily until I can get that whole section...
  4. Need exhaust downpipe advice, repair or replace

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat Wagon 1.8T and the exhaust connection has rusted away near the flex pipe. The flex pipe itself does not appear to be broken but it's hard to tell because of the braiding. The downpipe (which the flexpipe is part of) was cut after the mount point and every few years meineke...
  5. Exhaust Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I noticed that the exhaust pipe the muffler shop installed is 45mm in diameter versus the factory pipe 55mm. Does it make difference? Also, I m getting vibration although all motor and transmission mounts are new. The front mount is centered in n bracket. I m thinking the...
  6. Custom turbo back exhaust for sale

    Parts For Sale
    Custom turbo back mandrel bent B5 Passat exhaust for sale I am parting out my B5 Passat and planning to start with the exhaust. It is a custom built, 3” using aluminized steel and mandrel bends. Full turbo back, no cat. Two O2 sensor bungs in place. There is a tab welded for both manual and...
  7. How to lift a dropped exhaust pipe?

    B5 Garage
    Trying to lift a B5 4-Motion wagon as seen here. The exhaust basically dropped in the middle and scraped on the road for a while until I removed the rear section. I now have it look like in the attached picture, and was wondering how to temporarily lift the remaining exhaust section so I can...
  8. Exhaust Repair then Car Vibrates

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, 2003, 1.8t, AWM, Bone Stock I had a mechanic shop fixed the exhaust on my car. They simply welded a pipe on the part of the exhaust system that I showed in red in the picture. That section of the exhaust had rusted out, fell and the previous owner didn't fix it. The clamp numbered...
  9. Turbos that fit the OEM exhaust manifold. *1.9TDI Passat B5 pumpe duse*

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hello, Trying to build my 1.9TDI on a budget , just wondering what cars can i pull the turbo from? I guess i could weld a new exhaust manifold flange. Also wondering what car could i pull the fuel injection system from ( pumpe duse ). I have heard you can pull one of the turbos from an Audi A8...
  10. Exhaust leak in front, doesn’t seem like manifold

    B5 Garage
    I just replaced the passengers head, runs great. I know I torqued the manifold bolts, it was in my lap when I did it, I just popped off the heat shield and still feel no air from the manifold. Is there something disconnected buy the pump I hear when I start the car? Or vacuum line nit closing a...
  11. 2.8L 4 Motion Cat and Exhaust Replacement

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I'm replacing the whole exhaust and now roadblocked by the skinny passage as the pipe heads up to the manifold. There is no way that pre-cat and flange will make it down. Am I to lower the subframe, supporting the motor? I tried to find help in multiple searches but only found a...
  12. Loud engine and exhaust smell

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently I've had a loud ticking noise like a dry CCT click from a cold start. It'll quite down once warm at idle, but driving it'll tick again. Also, there's an exhaust smell coming in the cabin when vents open. I'm thinking an exhaust leak is the culprit. The flex coupling steel mesh is torn...
  13. Doesn't really sound like a fair price for exhaust job

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey folks, So the B5.5 2.8 4-Motion was throwing codes and I could smell some exhaust and hear a bit of a leak on acceleration. I suspected the flex so I went by the independent exhaaust shop I've used on occasion and they pinpointed some leaks to one of the flex pipes and the sleeve after the...
  14. 2012 2.5l n/a CAI or catback exhaust?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I am debating whether to install a cold air intake or a catback exhaust on my 2012 Passat 2.5l. Which one would give me the best bang for the buck? Also, by installing either, would it cause the check engine light to turn on, if so how would I fix that?
  15. Exhaust

    New Member Introductions
    Does anyone have any exhaust modifications on their 2016 r line passat 1.8t, if so what have you done and how did that turn out
  16. B5.5 V6 FWD both flex pipes blown

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    [B5.5 V6 FWD GLX ] So basically I've have had a exhaust leak for like 3 months now, the leak wasn't very loud until about 2 weeks ago. The car had a code and I replaced teh maf and it went away. Its throwing codes for 02 sensors as of now, and after putting the car on a lift, I was able to...
  17. Descent priced exhaust

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Trying to find a reasonable upgraded exhaust for 03 passat 1.8t any info would be welcomed
  18. New parts for my Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good morning everybody. I bought some new things for my car about a month back and I just got to installing them more recently. I bought the CX Racing FMIC kit for the B5 A4 and it fit pretty good. It has a flange that is built on it and didn’t come with a block off plate. Had to make one at the...
  19. Exhaust time, questions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, it's time to replace the exhaust on the Brick - resonator is rusted thru, and the hole is growing. :( Bosal is cheap, yes - but, also (usually) mild steel, and that stuff doesn't live very long in Michigan. Walker resonator + muffler (aluminized, I think? pipes) is ~$375 from Rock Auto...
  20. 10% off and Free Shipping Milltek Sport Exhaust

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Milltek Sport Exhaust From now until 1/3/2018 save 10% on Milltek Exhaust and get FREE SHIPPING Click HERE to shop Milltek Sport Exhaust