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  1. New Member Introductions
    hey everyone i got a question if anyone able to help. So I recently bought a 03 2.8 fwd Passat (b5). Its got 73k on it got it for a pretty good deal. Anyway I want to put adjustable coilovers on, was looking at 3 brands 1 of the brands is maxpeedingrods the second is jom (blueline) and forgot...
  2. WTB/WTT Section
    I've been looking around for sway bars, and it seems like no one sells them anymore. Doesn't really matter what kind it is. Its an autocross car / daily so I'm not to terribly worried about the "twitchy" feel from something like the o-bar or SRS. Thanks everyone!
  3. WTB/WTT Section
    Hey guys my suspension is starting to give. ~210k miles i believe on stock struts.. good run! Looking for a spring and strut combo koni/bilstein + eibach or something similiar (Not looking to be slammed just a light drop). Low budget lmk the price shipped to 95132 or if anyone has pickup near...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this last weekend I discovered that the driver's side boot over the steering rack has split in two. I'm assuming it would be a good idea to replace it. Looking for input on what it would take to replace both steering rack boots. Details on the car: 2003 GLS wagon, 1.8t awm, 5sp MT, FWD...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I have been on this website for over 3+ years doing more reading than posting, selling my B5 and moving on if anyone needs any thing ECM ect... i will be selling on Flee bay or if you are in need of parts shoot me a PM. Thanks for all the great info and keep this website going! Ed
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Not sure if this should be in garage or general section but here goes. Picked up a 2000 GLX v6 FWD at an auction 67k miles, Clean, Timing belt says it was replaced just 1500 miles back based on sticker in engine compartment. Found some of the last service records with old owner contact...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I read through a number of posts looking for similar experiences, as thought I'd post to see if my situation has been encountered before and share how my - eventual - resolution. My 2004 GLX wagon (2.8L V-6, 5spd manual, FWD, 109k miles) has been making more noise recently. Based on the...
  8. Parts For Sale
    Hello all, For sale is a set of FWD Bilstein Sport shocks for the B5/B5.5 platform. Price is $135 shipped. In good condition, no leaks, worked well when installed on the car. These have roughly 30-40K miles on them. I sold the car and no longer have a use for these. Please contact me here or...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What tcu(part number) does fwd v6 2.8l 30v b5 2000 passat use..
  10. WTB/WTT Section
    Hey folks looking for a b5.5 FWD rear sway bar. PM me
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys what's the difficulty on swapping out suspension on these guys I've seen some tutorials but haven't personally met anyone that has done it. I lowered my old '92 integra back in the day and everything was pretty easy had a friend help me. Also what do you guys think of the Str.t Struts...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had this posted under new introductions but was getting no responses. I've been beating my head against the wall :banghead: trying to find the reverse switch on my 98 (B5) 1.8T with FWD automatic. I've looked in ALLDATA and it says left side of the transmission right above the left drive...
  13. New Member Introductions
    I've been beating my head against the wall :banghead: trying to find the reverse switch on my 98 (B5) 1.8T with FWD. I've looked in ALLDATA and it says left side of the transmission right above the left drive flange. There is nothing there on my Passat. The switch is a simple screw-in type...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had my 2004 Passat Wagon V6 for over 4 years now - it has just over 100k miles on it now and is on its 3rd clutch. 2 were replaced under previous owner(s), and the most recent one wore out about 2 years into my owning it. I used to think that the previous owners weren't great with...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i can't find any info on the fill plug size. i need to replace it. The plug is stripped when I tried tor remove it to check the fluid my tool stripped the plug hole laughed at me and stayed put so i have to use a extractor to bust it loose.. what is the size of the plug so i can replace it...
  16. Vehicles For Sale
    Hello all, I'm selling my Passat that I have owned since 2008 when I bought it with 100,000 miles. Black with black leather. Tip trans. Regular oil changes with full synthetic. Timing belt done at 150k. It runs and drives perfectly fine. But now the right front suspension has collapsed and I am...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My brake pads & rotors have been in need of repair for a while and I had planned on doing the replacement this week. This morning I drove out of my driveway with the handbrake engaged about halfway. My dog ran out in front of the car and I hit the brakes a little hard. When I started to drive...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, I search this forum and googled but I haven't found the torque specs for my 2004 Passat GLX V6 2.8 FWD- Front Driver's CV Axle. I bought new bolts for the inner and a new 17mm bolt for the outer and I'd want to torque them down correctly. What I found this far in existing posts was...
  19. 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...
  20. Vehicles For Sale
    You can see my local ad here: https://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/d/2000-vw-passat-glx-v6/6551038369.html Selling a 2000 V6 Passat GLX as a parts car. Asking 750 obo. Will need to be towed away. Clean title in hand. Scrap quotes in hand, don't want to spend a ton of time or effort on selling...
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