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  1. B6 Garage
    So if you had your entire car taken apart all the way to fix piston rings and come out with a noticeable gain in HP from this mess. (Maybe a Stage 2+ APR Tune) Your vehicle and info is: 2006 Passat B6 2.0T FSI / TFSI 16V DOHC 118,000 miles No damage done to block or head or camshafts Your...
  2. B5 Garage
    ok i was stupid and did buy the adpiter for a aftermarket head unit .. so i cut the stock radio wires and plugs i went to a scrap yard got the same year wire harness made shur colors match rewired the stock radio back in now my cvar wont start .. al light work key fob works no check light ...
  3. New Member Introductions
    This has probably been answered already but I can't seem to find it myself. But can I install a '00 passat on my 98 b5 without having to do any extra work ?
  4. B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 passat wagon v6 30 valve. I was in the process of replacing my timing belt and as i was turning the crank, the belt jumped by at least three teeth. I realize now that the belt tensioner wasn't fully engaged. What would be the best process, in order to get the cams back into...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok I have a 2002 passat 1.8t auto transmission thats leaking from where it bolts up to the block my questiom is what could cause that and also I have no reverse what are the chances if I add fluid ill have reverse gear back and no longer have a slugish drive gear like if it starts from 3d gear...
  6. New Member Introductions
    I just bought a used 2002 Passat with 117000 km on it a couple weeks ago as my first car. An inspection was done and numerous things were fixed including spark plugs, valve cover gasket, control arm, new coolant and an oil change (snythetic). The clutch and timing belt were done at around 90000...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys this is my first post but not my first time here i was trying to add the extra fog light that comes on our cars(B5 1.8t) to the turn signal and i did so. Shortly after all the turn signals stopped working all together. Everything was working fine before this no ticking or weird noises...
  8. Mobile Electronics
    Info: 2000 Passat v6 2.8L Radio being installed: Boss BV9560B Here is the problem i just installed this radio, i'm pretty sure all the cables are correct except for three that i did not connect to the new harness (I, J, and N in this picture...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys I'm new to this whole blog/forum thing, but I have some questions for everyone. I have a b6 passat that I'm looking to lower 2-3", I have 225/35/19 rims and I'm just bombarded by all the different coilovers out there. I was thinking d2 racing, but then I started reading about everyone...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys so ive read all the info i could on the dreadded 'SLUDGE' problem in the 1.8t's. and decided i couldnt put it off any longer. I was given the car by my step father after he had it diagnosed at his regular garage. he cut his losses and bought a new car. the passat is a little spanker...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys so ive read all the info i could on the dreadded 'SLUDGE' problem in the 1.8t's. and decided i couldnt put it off any longer. I was given the car by my step father after he had it diagnosed at his regular garage. he cut his losses and bought a new car. the passat is a little spanker and...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently the car has been acting strange,not all the time but im loosing power like i can barely pass 3k rpm at some instances.And the engine sounds really loud for some reason while accelerating.So i checked for leaks all around the vaccum boost hoses nothing noticable. Scan it with VAg no...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    CEL came one 2 days ago with these codes. So far car is idling a little harder than normal and experience stalling while driving( just once). Just want some advice leading me to the right direction on what to look for and where to start. Any help is appreciated. BTW sparks all 4 plugs have been...
  14. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi all, Looking to replace all 4 tyres on my 03 estate / wagon and looking for advice. It's the pd130 sport model, so wheels are 205/55/R16. When I bought the car there was 2 different brands on the front and the rear, and the trim on them all is down to 2/3 so time to replace all 4 with the...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I joined PW to try and get some input from others. I am looking to buy a first car, and i have seen a 1998 passat sedan come up. I love these cars, theres something about them that just appeals to me. It is a 1.8l 20v engine, 5sp manual, with 150,000 kms on the odometer. It is listed for...
  16. New Member Introductions
    so i'm new to vws, about to buy a 2001 wagon with 1.8t and 5-speed stick. how can i tell if its a b5 or b5.5? i would also like to make it a little bit quicker, so i'm thinking a chip and DV to start (even tho i don't know much about either - i used to drive jeeps). 1.Any advice on a reliable...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK finally got my new wheels on my variant. b5.5 .. 1. When i pulled the right front wheel i had oil all over my hands. Granted it's 4am so light is limited. I didn't see the source. Whatever it is it's sprayed all over the inside of the wheel well.. car's been performing fine though... will...
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