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  1. Cold air intake idea - Please don't hate me

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok. So we all know how much we all hate the aftermarket CAI idea because "the car already comes with one etc etc", or short ram that "if anything you suck in the hot air" i've looked around on this forum (maybe not extensively but i did), and I have not seen anyone trying to guide the cone...
  2. A V6 2.8 and a Bad idea: My Engine Swap Education

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Total Noob here making my 6th post... At the moment I have a 99 GLX in my garage that I bought for <$600 delivered. It runs great, but had a collision (left rear) that got the title for the car branded as 'Parts Only', so it can not be rebuilt. It was really an impulse buy; a low bid in an...
  3. Cranks but does not start. Then fixes itself. Any idea what's wrong?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday I went to my car Saturday afternoon. It cranked but did not start. I repeated a few times without success. Got a friend to come over to give me a boost. That did not work no matter which way we tried. Give up and call AAA. AAA shows up an hour later. We go to the car and it starts...
  4. Possible idea where oil is leaking?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've devloped a oil leak/burning on my 1999 passat v6 2.8 I recently noticed smoke comign up from right below the overflow tank/ resovure on the right ( drivers side) back side of the engine. I also notice some oil sitting in the spark plug well number 1 below the oil cap. Any idea for...
  5. Modernize B5 opinions and suggestions....no idea considered too crazy!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So it seems like the board and the b5-b5.5 community has reached a consensus that for all intents and purposes this chassis and build is one of the most appealing form and function designs that we have dealt with. Not to mention solid safety build quality. That being said, as much as I love my...
  6. Name This "Thing". Cuz I have no idea what it is.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So yesterday while washing the Wagon, I accidentally pulled out my "coin holder" (at least that's what I thought it was), and underneath was some random hole. What is said hole? And is the rubber part covering it actually a coin holder or something else much more awesome? Here's the "Coin...
  7. Any idea why I can't post to classified forum

    New Member Introductions
    trying to get access to classified posting
  8. I have no idea what I did, but the ol' Passat is stuck in 1st gear...

    B5 Garage
    Hey folks! Here's a fun one for your Saturday evening enjoyment... 1999 Passat v6 GLX automatic w/ tiptronic, 164k miles Initially, I only had the pesky pending P0411 (Secondary Air Injection) code. The car has been running extremely well, so there hasn't been any issues. Well, today, a friend...
  9. fashion idea?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i had an idea and cruised the net only to figure out i wasnt the first. :thumbdown im sure youve all seen this, and i made mine today. A Timing Belt Belt instead of the epoxy i used the metal screw rivets they use on the handles of saws. that way i can unscrew the clasp and change belt...
  10. 2000 passat 1.8t need input

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 vw passat 1.8t and have a question about a catch can setup, which I am sure has been covered multiple times. I just can't find an answer to my question. I was wondering why I couldn't run a catch can off from the pcv system at the bottom of the block to catch can to valve cover...
  11. i have a desperate idea, do you guys think it could work?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello guys!, as of some of you may know my car it's been dead for a while (CCM + harness water damage), my windows are stuck open since then i been trying to close them but i just dont know how and just recently i thought " what is i connect a "battery" directly to the window's motor" (dont know...
  12. 3.6L 4Mo ticking/valve noise video, any idea what it actually is?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just looking for some suggestions on what is causing this noise. You can't really hear it from inside the car, even from the outside near the fender it's not that noticeable but once you walk to the front of the car you can really start to hear it as you can in the video. I also hear a little...
  13. No Idea What To Do. I need help with a car problem.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well today I was driving and all of a sudden my passat said to turn my engine off and check my oil pressure. All of a sudden my car shut off and I lost everything. When I pulled over my overflow tank had a crack in it and was just spitting out coolant. After that cooled down I went to check my...
  14. Audi a4 to Passat good idea?

    New Member Introductions
    hi, usually im an audi man but after having my a4 wrote off i decided to go for a used 02 passat se 130bhp and to be honest it was a sorry move. not in the same league at all as i have been advised.. the audi was pretty much faultless...but the passat is nothing but bother power loss (fixed)...
  15. Any idea why I would see a small amount of oil dripping from this part of the car?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi there I've recently purchased a 2009 B6 Passat variant, it has the CBBB 2.0TDI engine. I took the undershield away recently to drain the oil and I noticed a few drips from this part I suspect it has dripped onto this part from above but as this is my first vw tdi car I was wondering if...
  16. Lost Keys! Would this idea work?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Passatworld, I recently lost my only key for my 2002 1.8t passat. I know that a replacement key from the dealership is really expensive, so this is what I am planning to do. I have an uncut key that I got from ebay a while back. My plan is to get a valet key from the dealership( I heard...
  17. General opinions about a crazy idea I had

    Mobile Electronics
    So I've successfully built a carpc for another car I have, and I like it. It works great, nice UI, etc. I wanted to build one for the passat as well, but I see it becoming so mainstream now it isn't funny... So, on to my crazy idea... I have a Samsung Tab2 10.1, a wallmount bracket, and a dock...
  18. problems getting intocar mot failure door wont open from outside or in any idea

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all Had big probs with my beloved passatt just failed the mot due to one door not opening from inside or out. currently I have the drivers side rear door drivers side completey not opening inside or out fobs don't matter just need to pass mot so not really bothered if I cant get um going...
  19. Any idea what this tubing is that I found in battery tray in 02 V6 Passat?

    B5 Garage
    I have the typical plugged heater core in my 02 V6. When i took the large black plastic cover off on top of battery, i found this piece of clear tubing wedged between battery and heater tubing. It has a black plastic 90 deg elbow and an open end that looks like it has a black marking on it. I...
  20. Coolant Flush Theory w/o thermostat: Bad or Excellent idea?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello! I need to perform a full coolant flush to my 98 AEB and while considering the best way of doing it, this "thing" just hit me: what if I drop as much coolant as possible by the radiator nipple, remove the thermostat housing, take the thermostat out and place the thermostat flange back to...
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