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  1. Oil filled sparkplug holes

    B5 Garage
    While doing the second TB change on my 2003 Passat 1.8 (180,000 miles) I removed a coilpack to remove a sparkplug to help move to TDC. Much to my surprise all of the sparkplug holes were completely filled with oil. Upon removal of the coilpacks, the oil was above the sparkplugs. Fortunately I am...
  2. Cam pulley holes don't line up

    B5 Garage
    Hi, in the middle of changing timing belt, I have the cam pulley locking bar and crankshaft locking tools. I have rotated the engine so that Cylinder 3 is at TDC. However, the right camshaft holes are perfectly horizontal but the left camshaft pulley sits at a very slight upward slope, as if...
  3. Coolant bleeder holes - not present?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi again. 2003 Passat GLX 2.8L 4Motion I followed the alldata pro instructions to locate the "bleed holes" on the left coolant (looking at the vehicle) heater core (exchanger) hose. I am super confused because I see no screws or holes on my heater core hoses. :confused: What am I missing...
  4. Removing roof rails on wagon. Size on holes in the roof?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello! As the title says, how big are the holes thats left after you remove the roof rails? I want to buy rubber grommets to fill the holes, but I want to order them before I take the rails of the car! Btw, its a 1999 1,9 tdi variant Thanks for any reply! Ørjan.
  5. Flex pipe pin holes

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Please delete, wrong group.
  6. Drilling Out Wheel Lug Holes, What Drill Bit?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I need to drill out alloy Mercedes wheels with M12 lug holes to work on my Passat with M14 lug size. I need all the info on what drill bit I should be looking for. Is there supposed to be some wiggle room with the bolts and the holes? One vid says he used 5/8" bit which is 15.875mm Size...
  7. Wet Floors, Already unplugged holes under battery

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i know theres numerpus threads on this topic, but theres so much i dont know which drains are still plugged seeing where my water is intruding. I just unplugged the holes under the battery, and im aware that there are also sunroof drains running through the pillars, as well as one under the...
  8. Oil in Plug Holes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I finally got some time to start doing some maintenance on my 2005 Passat V6 and when I pulled the plug wires off I found the plugs sitting in pools of oil. I had noticed a slight burnt smell after driving the car over the past two weeks but I attributed it to power steering fluid as it...
  9. Holes cut in front wheel wells

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Why does almost every B5 Passat I see in the salvage yard, and mine when I bot it, have holes cut in the front of the front wheel wells?
  10. Pot holes making brake light go on.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Lately I noticed that if I'm driving on a flat service and hit a minor to decent sized pot hole in the road, my "check brake pads" light comes on. It'll stay on for the rest of the time the cars running, once I restart the car, it's gone again. I replace the pads, sensors, rotors and lines a...
  11. Broken key holes...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Broken key slot... key keeps spinning Hey, My driver's side key slot was broken since I bought it and learnt to live with it. You put in your key and you can just turn it around, you feel a slight resistance but it can turn freely without anything happening. Now I just got home and the same...
  12. oil in spark plug holes on 1.8t passat

    New Member Introductions
    Forums have expressed concerns on the collection of engine oil in the spark plug bore. In my opinion it is a collection of overflow oil from the fill port scupper that collects in the inadjacent spark plug bores. Top up carefully
  13. Chrome Port Holes (dummys)

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hi forum. Greatings from Denmark, Scandinavia. Does anyone now where I can buy there Port Holes (dummy) in Chrome online in Europe? The shippingcost from US to Denmark is the same price as the product. Perhaps anyone now someone om Ebay or Germany where to bay these. RI® - Universal Square...
  14. Port holes (dummy) i Chrome. Where in Europe?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Does anyone now where to buy those port holes or something lokealike in Europe? The cost for shipment from US is more expensive than the product. RI® - Universal Square Port Holes - 2011 Volkswagen CC Side Vents - RI 08-PHS-6CH Hope that someone can help. Greatings from...
  15. pic request: mounting holes in rear of headliner for sunshade clips

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i would love to have a reference pic to install my sunshade clips. its my understanding that the sunshade came only on b5.5. does anyone know if thats true? this is the only pic i have so far. i need one of the hole in the headliner after you remove one... anyone wanna help? :bowdown:
  16. Spark plug holes full of oil!! But no problems?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello All; 2000 Passat, 1.8 Turbo wagon. When I check the plugs, all OK and no "Check Engine lights" I notice that the holes are about half full of engine oil but no issues with performance. I assume that it is the cover gasket? How easy is it to change? Also, one rubber boot is missing...
  17. Need Help - Filling Roof Rail Holes B5 Wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I decided to pull the roof rails for a rail-less look and would like some input on capping/filling the rail holes. My biggest fear is if i weld them up the roof will warp? Anyone done this and is there a write-up? (I couldn't find anything in the info base) Thanks in advance! 2000 B5...
  18. Anybody enlarge wheel bolt holes DIY?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have some mb wheels that I am considering mounting some snows on for the 2007 wagon I just bought. The benz wheels are 12mm while the Passat has 14mm. Aside from getting some hub centric rings can this be done by hand drill or drill press needed?
  19. B5.5 lower grilles w/o foglight holes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know where I could buy the lower grilles for a b5.5 without the holes for the foglights, if they even exist? I removed the foglights to make room for the fmic piping so now I just have two empty holes which looks a little silly. Thanks guys :wrench:
  20. FS Brand New Kodiak slant,45 degrees, bevelled lips for BBS RM and RS 30 holes

    Misc for Sale
    :thumbup: These are brand new Kodiak made in Canada outer ring shells for 15 inch modular wheels like BBS, OZ, Schmidts, Borbets, etc... that uses 30 holes to mount the shell to the wheel. It is fully polished and never installed. I have two widths, 2 inch and 1.5 inch, any width is 175.00...