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  1. Any insight into what this noise is would be appreciated...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, I'm a new owner of an '04 Passat sedan 1.8t with 4Motion and a manual transmission. I've had the car for less than a week knowing that there are a handful of little things that I will need to address, but the biggest potential issue is a whining noise I can't figure out. Does...
  2. Tire belt broken? I've never heard of this!!!! Some insight please

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my car aligned and aligned good. Steering wheel angle programmed and what not. I take the car for a drive, steering wheel is straight, not shaking, and no pulling. I was a happy camper, well I took it on the highway and going over 60mph it was pulling to the left. Weird pulling too, but at...
  3. Subframe bushings, need some insight!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought OEM transmission mounts, snub mount, and four subframe bushings. These are the only suspension parts that I haven't replaced. I wanted to do all this so it prolongs the life of my other suspension parts I replaced. I checked everywhere on this forum and found very little...
  4. Insight regarding cooling fan weirdness

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I'm getting very close to having this '97 VR6 on the road. Been slowly chipping away at fixing all the minor/major issues that it had when I bought the car in February. I am now basically working on cosmetic stuff and making the car (hopefully) enjoyable to drive. However, I've recently...
  5. '97 VR6 Heater Core replacement progress - seeking some insight

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I am well underway with the heater core replacement on my newly acquired Passat VR6. I have everything (and I mean everything) extracted, so I would like to say the hard part is over now. Looks like the problem was the heater hose barb (plastic) on the core broke to pieces, which caused...
  6. looking for a little insight on front driver side brake fluid leak + sticking

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First off I’m not sure if it matters but the car in question is a 2000 4motion v6 with 150,000 miles. The first time I noticed this problem I smelt a burning “clutch” smell a few times after parking my car after a 20-mile highway drive to school. Looking into it there are no trans leaks nor is...
  7. Super Charger brothers I need some insight!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I finally got around to installing my wideband last night, and as assumed I am running pig rich. At wot I am at 9...no bueno. but at idle and normal driving I am at 14.7. I was thinking of going to a smaller 3.5 bar fpr to lean it out, but I am not sure if that is the correct way to approach...
  8. New and looking for some insight

    New Member Introductions
    Hello to all the other VW fans. I have been a dedicated VW driver since 1991. My be asking for some mechanical advice as my car is getting a little older, but in great shape. Thank you for this forum. Sincerely Ricky
  9. HID Users, Insight

    B5 Garage
    Hey everyone, I had just purchased in the mail and recieved the VVME 35W 6K conversion kit for my b5.5... My question is: What are your experiences with a relay harness, do you use one? If not, have u have any problems? I have a relay harness, but am probably going to try my lights out with...
  10. New Honda Insight

    Anything Auto
    Has anyone driven one yet? I heard they have a new battery source? Not as ugly as the 1st gen, but no prize winner...
  11. New member Have some Passat 1.8t questions (need Help and Insight)

    New Member Introductions
    Hello I new to the forum, I guess i'll provide some background with some car history... I've owned mostly Honda's my whole "driving life" I had 3 Preludes an S2000 and the oddball 3rd Gen RX-7 (the 10k money pit)..lol I just recently sold my S2000 I loved the car to death but Im a little bit...
  12. TCM confusion, need insight

    B5 Garage
    Confused about some error codes for my '00 V6 2.8 tip Passat with 104,000 miles. Rain caused the TCM to flood. I was able to remove and dry out the unit. While the car is out of SAFE mode, I did get error code: 16987 - Internal Control Module: Non-Volatile Memory Error. However, the car...
  13. TCM confusion, need insight

    B5 Garage
    Confused about some error codes for my '00 V6 2.8 tip Passat with 104,000 miles. Rain caused the TCM to flood. I was able to remove and dry out the unit. While the car is out of SAFE mode, I did get error code: 16987 - Internal Control Module: Non-Volatile Memory Error. However, the car...
  14. WTB: Your bumper and grill, or just your insight

    Classified Archive
    I got in a wreck. I am looking for NON-stock front bumper and grill. Oettinger style for the grill. RS style bumper that TM Tuning sells would be cool too. I don't want a lip because i need a bumper and my guy will help me install a different COMPLETE bumper. I had an Oettinger style grill...
  15. P0411, I need some insight..

    B5 Garage
    Hey there, Hoping to get some input from the more expierienced members...My 00 1.8t threw a p0411 code the other day which I know is the sai incorrect flow code. I went to start my car and it idled very rough and had sporadic rpm fluctuation. I could easily hear the SAIP blowing from inside the...
  16. Problem. Need Insight

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, So I did a search but still haven't really come up with anything. I have an 04 GLS 4motion 1.8T. I have had it for just over a week and a half. Everything was great on the car until today. It seems that when the comes to a stop and is at an idle, the engine will shutter. It almost sounds...
  17. '00 1.8t - Cold start issues, need some insight!

    B5 Garage
    Please read the full post :D Okay, I've been working in the shadows on this long enough, I think it's time to post and see if anyone has some insight on this. Get ready for a long one :D First off, I have a VAG-COM, so here is what I get every morning after I reset the codes, so I know these...
  18. Rough running V6 wagon after P0302, looking for some insight

    B5 Garage
    Hello PW, my name is Matt D, long time lurker finally registered. I have a 2000 V6 manual wagon with a little under 80k. My Passat threw a P0302 CEL last week with the standard 'Emissions Workshop' warning. Ok so, cylinder 2 misfire. I replaced the spark plugs with oem NGKs and replaced the...
  19. Body man insight, please

    B5 Garage
    Why do I have rust at the bottom of my tailgate glass, right above the VW badge? There has never been any work done back there at all. It seems like a strange place for corrosion when there is very little on the rest of the car.
  20. ECS adjustable FPR leaking, need some insight...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been chasing what must be a huge vacuum leak for some time. Mult trims were at -25%, and after a few days of leak fixing, i have them down to -20%. I did another pressure test tonight and noticed that my ECS adjustable FPR is leaking right at the nut you loosen to adjust the fuel...
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