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  1. hole in brake master cylinder reservior

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted about this in the 'what did you do to your B5 today' thread but I wanted to post up pictures also. Back in 2013 when I swapped in a replacement engine, I changed out many old and worn out parts, the master cylinder reservoir was one of them. About a month ago I noticed a hairline crack...
  2. Key hole blocked and key fob not responding.

    B5 Garage
    Hey everyvody, I have a 01 vw passat glx with a few problems. I just got the car and its my first vw so im new to this german engineering. The problem im looking for some help with is my door locks, as the title states the keyhole on the driver door is blocked to were I can only put the key in...
  3. Picked up a W8, big hole in dash?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I've finally gotten myself another Passat after not having one for several years, and am loving it so far. I found one that needs a little TLC in the interior and have been rounding up a list of parts. I've noticed a big hole in the dash where I assumed a storage compartment or...
  4. can the engine oil be added through the dipstick hole?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am about to do the 1st ever oil change using an oil extractor through the dipstick hole. Then I thought, why can't the oil be added through the dipstick hole? By the same token, can the oil be extracted through the fill hole?
  5. Did heater core bypass. Hole in tube?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    For some reason this hole became in this tube. What's going on?
  6. Stripped the caliper carrier bolt hole on front brakes - what size helicoil to fix?

    B5 Garage
    *sigh* It was supposed to be a simple front brake job. I stripped out the caliper carrier bolt hole on the front driver side. Anyone know what size helicoil I need to repair this? The bolt is fine. Went to tighten it and it just kept going and going. Backed it out and there were the filings...
  7. Exhaust hole and missing part?

    B5 Garage
    So I am not particularly handy but like to at least diagnose problems when they come up with my 2000 Passat b5 1.8t. The other day I noticed a loud noise coming from the exhaust so I knew there was a leak under there, upon further inspection i noticed a bracket had popped off and took a part of...
  8. After new rack - steering wheel alignment hole off?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    98 Passat, I know it's had the rack replaced, and I just replaced the steering wheel with a GTI wheel. When I took the airbag off, I noticed that the alignment dot on the spindle, and the mark on the wheel, weren't lined up. The car doesn't pull, and the old wheel was straight. (within a degree...
  9. Wife hit man hole ripped off oil Pan

    B5 Garage
    2001 2.8L passat.Wife smashed into a manhole cover today and ripped open her oil pan and smushed some internal stuff. I can replace the oil pan, but there are 2 lines she kinda smushed. what are these lines and i think i can bend them back but im not sure i can or even should.
  10. Pot Hole = TOTALED 2000 GLX 4Motion!!! Now What?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am still in disbelief. My hubby ran over a pot hole and it blew out two tires, bent one of the rims and caused a side air bag to deploy! The adjuster said that the car is totaled! He is estimating that we'll get around $3,000 which seems too low to me. Has anyone been through this? I consider...
  11. air intake duct - does hole affect performance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This happened before i bought the car, but should i get a new one? is it affecting any performance? or just minor?
  12. Help Bleed Hole Location Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    fellas, i just finished changing my oil cooler seal, and i go to add coolant to the car and i notice my bleed hole is on the right (driver side) of the two heater core hoses and it is exposed. the last time the car had a coolant flush was by a dealer and about a year and half ago. my questions...
  13. Hole in exhaust, under coupling from front pipe to central silencer

    B5 Garage
    I've attached a pic. Looks like the pipe connector has rusted through. I'll soak the two nuts in penetrating oil and remove the old connector. Do I only need a new pipe connector to complete the repair? I've linked one from RockAuto. More Information for BOSAL 265119 Is the threaded rod...
  14. hole in IC hard pipe- should there be a screw/bolt/plug?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    take a gander gents- found while doing a boost leak test. anyone else have this hole? it's right next to the snub mount and goes into the IC hardpipe. looking up in it I can see threads...or what looks like threads. help!
  15. is there a plug that should go into this hole

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion This is a 2006 Passat 2.0T. Rebuilt this head and this hole on the side of the intake cam looks like it needs to be plugged however...
  16. You can paint leather seats & hole in leather

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I know some don't like leather, I'm in the other direction preferring leather. I know leather seats, usually the driver's seat can look really "washed" out and pretty pathetic after years of use. But, did you know you can have leather seats painted? First when "treating" leather, its more...
  17. 2004 VW 1.8T inspection hole??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, sorry if I missed this somewhere else, but is there a plug you can pop out to see the timing belts' condition? I know a lot of domestic cars used to have them. Thanks.
  18. front bumper hole cap

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hello, I don't know how to call this. anyway,, is it easily removable? cuz, I might buy a car that doesn't have license plate holes. and I don't want to damage it. Thank you!!
  19. Nightmare: plastic piece fell down the dipstick hole!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was checking the oil level in my 2003 Passat 1.8T today, and had pulled the dip stick partially out. The bright-yellow hard plastic grip at the top of the dipstick broke apart in my hand, and a small piece of plastic fell back down the dipstick hole into the engine. What to do? I have no...
  20. Feels like I hit a pot hole while driving.

    B5 Garage
    I have 2001 B5.5 GLS with an AWM engine, and about 140k miles on it. Recently, I've been having a few issues with it and have taken it to a local mechanic here. Some of the things that were replaced recently has been the PCV Valve and related tubing, the crank speed sensor, and spark plugs to...