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  1. OK I'm a giant idiot, crankshaft bolt

    B5 Garage
    Doing the TB and CCT on 1.8, in my haste to get it done, since its in my driveway on blocks, "screw the neighbors" I say, my wife says the opposite, like anyone cares. I got hasty. I got all the timing marks set, started taking stuff off. The ONE thing I didn't do is break the crankshaft...
  2. OK I'm a giant idiot, crankshaft bolt

    B5 Garage
    Doing the TB and CCT on 1.8, in my haste to get it done, since its in my driveway on blocks, "screw the neighbors" I say, my wife says the opposite, like anyone cares. I got hasty. I got all the timing marks set, started taking stuff off. The ONE thing I didn't do is break the crankshaft...
  3. I'm an idiot and now my car won't start.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 VW Passat 1.8 Turbo Automatic This morning I was in a bit of a hurry but still stopped to check my fluids, I noticed my water coolant needed a topping off so I added some water and went about my day. I made it about 15 miles up the road when the engine oil light came on (Number 14 in the...
  4. Help an idiot out (cct)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Started the cct replacement, pcv revamp, and vc gasket today. Not. Going. Well. For starters, don't try to replace the pcv system with the intake manifold still on. Just don't. I have small hands and it was a huge pain in the ass. Removing manifold would've been quicker. Secondly, I'm an...
  5. I'm an idiot and I don't know why -- destroyed both ABS sensors and tone rings

    New Member Introductions
    Alright, guys. I've gotten a lot of really good help from this site. You guys rock. I'm new to these cars. I have a 2001 Passat 4motion V6 station wagon. I replaced both front wheel bearings and something about how I put the ABS sensors back in caused them to be crushed by the tone rings on the...
  6. Yes, I'm an idiot and I need help. lol

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  7. When you look at your carfax when you buy your car and realize you're an idiot

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    yeahhhhhh....... I have been asking for my carfax from when I bought my car and my step dad finally got it so I could look over it again.... it was from 2011 and no one caught that, so I have no idea what the records were from 2011-present. I just don't feel like paying 40 dollars for a car fax...
  8. Hello - Idiot Passat Owner Here - Olivia

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone from Auburn California. I'm the not so proud owner of a 2010 Passat - Komfort. Here to find out how to DIY - replace the TCM as opposed to giving the local mechanic $1550. So far, no luck. And no idea in the world how to find the same part number and part. Ack. Olivia
  9. Would love some thoughts on two topics (and one of them may prove I'm an idiot)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Last August I had a 2003 GLS 1.8T B5.5 wagon with ~146,000 miles fall into my lap for a song. It ran just fine, but the original owner wasn't much for maintenance (among other things, he'd never done the timing belt). So needless to say, I've had this car in pieces in my garage...
  10. Idiot Lights

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Quick question about the service lights on the Passat. I've searched this and haven't seen any answers anywhere. Car: 2003 Passat GLS 1.8T. Besides the lights being burnt out, what could cause two lights to not light up during start up? I bought this car over a year ago and never noticed...
  11. Idiot question about brake reservoir

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did an oil change, filter change and went to top off the brake fluid on my 04 1.8t. I pop the lid off of the reservoir and there is no dipstick. I also couldn't remove the basket/screen/filter assembly. It would rotate in the reservoir about 20 degrees but I couldn't get it out. Is this...
  12. New here

    New Member Introductions
    i have a 2000 v6 gls passat, and i love it, ive had it for almost a here now and i have had so much fun in it, unfortunately i has t boned in a parking lot by some moron as i was leaving my school for lunch, i had to go through the hassle of doing all the paper because he hit me and claims it...
  13. Some idiot hit my car..

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So I was in a parking lot.. I always park far away to stop this crap from happening.. Anyway, came out of the store and actually saw the car backing right into my driver side rear corner. I could not get a plate due to the distance and they drove off. Only silver lining here is the corner...
  14. I'm an idiot, I stripped the coilover collar

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was adjusting my coilovers last night and when I went to tighten the little hex screw to lock the collar in place, I over-torqued the hex screw by hand. The "threads", which were just a part of the plastic collar stripped and the screw wouldn't get tight anymore. The screw still spins in and...
  15. Don't drive like an idiot

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The title says it all, Wednesday I finally got around to helping my friend change the DV on his 01 A4 (I realize it isnt a passat but afaik an AWM in a B5 in the same regardless of the badge on the trunk.) he had an issue with it on the way back from vegas and was being told that the whistling...
  16. Idiot and his bugatti

    Anything Auto
    First of all these retards think this bugatti is a lambo!!! they we're lucky enough to see one :o and second.... Oh my god poor Bugatti! bugatti veyron water
  17. figuring spacers out? im a total newb and an idiot

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    yes i searched before hand, but i couldn't find anything. i have a 17x7 wheel with 215/45/17s on them. they are a 40mm offset. i was thinking about getting a 6mm spacer for the rear. will i have any rubbing issues or will i be fine. im lowered on FK hi tec springs (2.2/1.6) i was gonna get 3mm...
  18. Idiot drops parts into engine...

    B5 Garage
    I was replacing my suction pump (2000 V6) with this very helpful guide: http://www.audiworld.com/tech/eng67.shtml and managed to drop both a hose clamp and one of the screws that holds the bracket shown in Step 2 into the dark abyss below where the bracket attaches. Neither item made it to...
  19. Am I an idiot for never using my parking brake with an auto tranny?

    B5 Garage
    I've got the tip in my wife's b5. It's almost always parked on our "nearly flat" driveway. As far as I know, she's never used the parking brake -- just puts it in park when she gets out. I would tend to use it if I parked on an obvious hill. Today I drove it and noticed it was pretty hard...
  20. Ok, Im an idiot and cant get the headlight bulb out

    B5 Garage
    My driver side bulb went out on my 03 wagon today. I stopped at the auto parts store and bought Silverstar 9007 bulbs. When I got home I popped the rubber boot over the bulb but cannot figure out how to remove the bulb. In past cars, I just pushed a clip, pulled out the bulb, unplugged the...
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