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  1. B5 Garage
    Ordered MOOG tie rods (inner and outer) for my 2000 B5 (V6 ATQ 146K miles). The parts arrived in two separate boxes(!) which should have hipped me to an issue....The parts are clearly not the same. Here's a picture. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63042105/WP_20150620_002.jpg Are these...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Going to do a bit of spring maintenance finally for the wagon, TB job (kit from ECS with the Kevlar belt) Spark plug and Wireset NGK brand (finally since they've been sitting around for months) Oil Change Possibly get chipped (Speedtuning) Decided to go with the Iridium plugs my buddy just...
  3. B5 Garage
    Okay first let's start out with the problems and what I THINK will help and someone can help me out with info? 1. The trunk latch won't close. :mad: The trunk latch will not close and you can try to lock it and it will NOT. You hear the noises and the 2 motor things that push things to unlock...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my timing belt changed in June 2008 at 102,000. My car now has 129,920 miles. Do you think I could wait till 180,000-200,000 miles to get the timing belt and water pump changed again or should I change it sooner because of the time interval that has already passed.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know, I posted alot stuff but It important to ask yall before too late. My car is 2003 passat 1.8t automatic. I need to know which company I should buy timing belt kits with water pump from? I know it cost alot but i not for sure. I'm sure VW dealer will cost twice than other place. Thanks!
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just got the wife's 2003 Passat wagon 1.8T back from the dealer, for recall replacement of the ignition coils, and was shown that the engine mounts and CV boots need replacing. I confirmed that they are indeed an issue. From at least a little research it sounds like I would be doing myself a...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a B5 2000 1.8T ATW Is my car front wheel drive or rear wheel drive? Which ones are the main brakes (i think front but i am not sure :confused:) When Applying brakes the car is wobbling, I am thinking of replacing brake pads and rotors. :wrench:
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted this in my build thread, but I think it warrants a thread of it's own in case anyone makes the same mistake that I nearly made. Long story short, I had stripped the head and was re-installing everything when I noticed that I couldn't get the cam belt sprocket and the two timing marks on...
  9. B5 Garage
    So my clutch died on me last night and my friend said he has a VR6 clutch that he can give me. I just need to find a G60 flywheel, but since passats like to be stupid and complicated lol. My question is will the VR6 and G60 clutch and flywheel work in my 1.8t, seeing how they working in 1.8t...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Undoubtedly, the most important accessory for your iPhone is the car charger. This one device comes in really handy in most situations. A busy schedule can lead to you forgetting to charge your phone or just not provide the time to charge it accordingly. A car charger makes up for a busy...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 03 passat 1.8t AWM engine code. Im in desprite need of a new block.. i found one but its out of a 01 jetta 1.8t AWW engine code. im wondering if my head will work as well as my manual transmission will bolt up the the AWW block. ANY help is welcome!!!! :banghead:
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    yea i need to figure out how to take off the head liner, a pillars, doors, an the sun roof slide cover:banghead:.. Im tryin to redue my interior theres nothing wrong with it now an i plan to cover it in plaid make it diff. ill post pics when im done i just need to know how to take it off :)..
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an '01 Passat 4 cyl turbo with the 5 speed. My wife had an accident in the car back in January, we've had the plastic dust cover that goes on the bottom of the engine compartment sitting in the trunk since then. How useful or necessary is it? I just found out that I'm missing most of the...
  14. Anything Auto
    do not become complacent with your miscelanious uses of brake cleaner as you can and possibly will create the world war 1 gas weapon "phosgene" by complete accident, possibly without knowing it. http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2009-12/dont-get-careless very good article to read to remind us...
  15. B5 Garage
    Just a note to those with the 4Motion setup. I maintained my 2000 v6 B5 better than the recommended maintenance intervals. Except for one item, the fluid in the tail end of the transmission where the Torsen 4Motion setup is. I never bothered with it because the fill plug was up over the exhaust...
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