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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. My rear cupholders in my 98 passat is missing so I'm ordering a new one. Part number is 3B0862533AB41. Picture below. It seems like it's suppose to have a trim piece on the front. Can anyone confirm and or give me the part number. Thanks :)
  2. B5 Garage
    as title says id like to change my thermo its a 1999 engine 1.8t if any one has a pic or good directions for me it would be nice
  3. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a 2006 3.6L 4motion and was wondering if someone could explain ESP. Should I have this on when driving in the snow. This is my first winter with this car and don't have a manual. No its not in the cd changer compartment.
  4. B5 Garage
    All......raised my coils up for winter.....and got aligned at Firestone. To shorten looks wack! Firestone told me I need to go to the dealership to some of this fixed (get the camber down). Can any of you throw some ideas in here? I'm at 26" from ground to wheel well in front...and...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i just did engine swap to an 02 passat that broke timing belt, engine came from an 03 so the emissions crap was different i had to switch everything over from the old engine (which wasnt running when i got it to verify what worked and what didnt) now the car goes into limp mode and i get p1555...
  6. B5 Garage
    I have a 2001 GLX Wagon 4motion. I'm trying to figure out if the 4motion system always gives all 4 wheels power. or is it only when i put it in 4, 3, or 2? i'm about to go through my first winter with my passat and we get a lot of snow.
  7. Wheel and Tire Forum
    So I see this alot. Hopefully someone can shed some light on the subject for me. WHY on earth do people put a fatter/bigger wheel on the ass end of a FWD car. In terms of practicality, it just doesn't make any sense. But then again, as VW owners, when do add practicality in owning one?
  8. Wheel and Tire Forum
    double post, mods, please can-x
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to buy air filter and cabin air filer from, when I did a search on "Air filter" I got the following: air filter, passat 98-05 Maintenance & lubrication - Engine service - Filters - Air filter air filter, passat, new style, w/o atc 01-02 N/A...
  10. B5 Garage
    i have the ever so common burning smell and when i open the bonnet i can see a tiny bit of smoke rising out from the shroud that encases the fans against the radiator... i dont think smoke would come from that place if it were the cct gasket... but i dont know... any thoughts? 2002 glx...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all - 95.5K miles at the moment, really close to the end (Powertrain warrantee). I've had realtively few issues with my '00 B5 wagon (uh, except for the 2 water pumps, U&L control arms...) I am, however on my 5th coolant overflow bottle - they either develop cracks and start to leak or get...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I found this online somewhere. I thought it was good info. At a given cornering speed a car will transfer x amount of weight from the inside to the outside. Some of the weight will be transfered at the front, some at the rear, depending on suspension design, ride height, weight distribution...
  13. B5 Information-Base
    Compiled and written by Mark M (FastLane) Most Common VAG/B5 Abbreviations and Terms. 1.8T = 1.8L Turbocharged Engine One of the many designations of different engines used in VAG cars. However, the 1.8T is the base engine in the Passat, the V6 (not VR6) and W8 are optional engines in the...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wife and I bought our 99 Variant from Whidbey Island VW in August. Just today I was browsing some of the local dealer sites to see what they had in their inventory, and I ran across a car VERY similar to the one we purchase from a DIFFERENT dealer back in August. They list the VIN #, so I...
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