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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this project has been in the works for a while, bringing he B5 into this century yet again. The longest part of this one was cutting the holes into the bumper properly to make it look and function as it should. Not the cleanest install but it ll do fine. The control unit and buzzer clip...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I got around to installing that Euro wood trim, it’s different and I like it. Still looking for the drivers side door handle to finish it off as well as a leather shift knob to replace the burl wood one. I ended up upgrading the subwoofer I Installed since well...I had to because of...
  3. Mobile Electronics
    So I’ve had the DSP for a while now and concluded that the amp overdrove the door woofers at higher volumes on occasion...this troubled me and I had to find an agreeable solution-one that didn’t lose me trunk space and gave me decent bass. I ended up coming across the Passat/Jetta Fender...
  4. B5 Garage
    so if i have a coil pack that's installed in my Passat with a completely different firing order than what its suppose to be, and i am getting miss fire codes, would that mean that the coil pack is the wrong one and that its affecting the performance of my car. the firing order that's stamped on...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Having a issue with a 99 passat. The car sat over the winter I went out to start it and found the battery was junk. Installed a new battery but now when I turn the key the dash lights up and when I got to start the alarm goes off until I take the negative battery cable off. I have dealer ship...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just got back from EuropaParts in Piscataway. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Flash took about 15mins and got 20% off. No dyno but car is way faster than stock. File is nice and smooth. Roads were wet on way home so I spun a lot but all in all I'm very happy. 3" Down pipe, resonator...
  7. New Member Introductions
    So I guess I will post here to start since i can not get to post in B5 forum area. My DD has an 03 passat wagon with 1.8T. She is 2 hours away at college and I am fighting a no-start ongoing issue with her car. It has been to the dealership 3 times (they have stood behind their work and we...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I installed all new ecs coils and hold down bracket and still get my skip right back. I did noticed it doesnt start skipping untill motor warms up for a few minutes. What vis your thoughts on that i haven't checked for vacuum leaks yet other the just listening real well for one. I guess my next...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My mechanic & Friend just flushed my coolant today and had a new coolant bottle installed cause it had a small crack in the bottle, new g13 coolant and installed new NGK 6458 PFR6Q Laser Platinum Plugs, I cant believe the difference. The plugs were shot. He said one of the plugs was not all the...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a regular rear view in my car and would like to replace with the autodim. Is it possible? 2014 Passat 1.8, thanks.
  11. Parts For Sale
    Sold Pending Funds: B5.5 Passat Black Badgeless Grille New Never Installed SOLD Pending Funds Guys, I have a few items for sale, I have a NEW never installed Badgeless Grille from ECS Tuning for sale. $ 30.00 Shipped UPS Ground to the US 48 ONLY with Tracking 1st " I will Take It " with...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone, Thanks for reading this. I just had the engine rebuilt & installed in my 2001 2.8 Passat. Been driving it for a week now and everything isn't kosher. The CEL is on. The mechanic iniitally told me to drive it around a bit and let it settle; but on the first day I noticed the...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I installed a set of 6k hid's on my 2014 B7. It was a bit time consuming. I had to remove the grill and the headlights for easier access. I did not have to tap into the wires. I purchased the adapters for a extra 25 bucks and they went right in. They were a little tight but they worked well. I...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Another project that's taken a while to get done is the headlamp washers. Today I finally received the remaining parts and completed the job. http://vid499.photobucket.com/albums/rr351/2001B5/Mobile%20Uploads/trim.946527D8-23AB-4A61-B9DA-3DAACC236A84.mp4
  15. B5 Garage
    Well folks Im really enjoying my new VW. I changed the timing belt a few weeks ago, and really got to know the ins and outs of the motor. I feel we are pretty acquainted now. I finally installed my boost gauge, and as it turns out, as the title states, Im approaching 14psi. Reading over the...
  16. New Member Introductions
    As the upgrades continue so do the photos!
  17. New Member Introductions
    03 Passat GLX 2.8 B5.5 Hunting for an oil leak not a fun process. We found after tearing down engine it was the rear cam seal. we replaced all the seals and the head gaskets. changed all plugs,ect. 3 months later the rear seal is leaking again. Every 5000 miles oil and filter and plug and...
  18. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Looks great, fitment is perfectly flush (even without spacers) but I am getting a really bad left-right shake at speeds above 40 mph. I had a laser alignment performed this morning as well as a remount and balance, all to no avail. The only thing I can think of is that used the lugs from an A5...
  19. The Showroom
    Hey guys. I'm Haj, and I'm new to the forums. (I have been lurking for a while, gathering the knowledge of the Passat gods.) After gathering said knowledge, a buddy of mine and I set out on a quest to eliminate the SUV-like wheel gap on my 4motion. Chose ST as my suspension (bags too expensive...
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