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  1. PCV, Vacuum Lines, and some other questions

    B5 Garage
    Hi All, Got a rough idle only on cold starts for about a minute or so and then back to 100% normal. No codes, no CEL. Did some searching, think it could be related to vacuum lines. So planning on replacing all four of them with silicone line. 10 feet should be enough right? Do I need to get...
  2. 2005 1.8t transmission cooler lines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The lines from the transmission to the cooler in the radiator were damaged. They were cut where they cross under the radiator. I took off the lines before marking which one goes where on the transmission. I assume that it would make a difference as to where the fluid enters the cooler? Any...
  3. P0491 P0492 Secondary Air Vacuum Lines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have seen some older posts addressing this topic but bringing it up so we have some pics for the next generation of PWers. So I got the codes above and knew it wasn’t the SAIP pump itself since I could hear it. Next up, check on the combi valves. I didn’t need to go far - as soon as I...
  4. Triple box wrenches for engine mount and turbo oil lines???

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi folks, Just wondering what size wrenches/tools I'll need to remove the turbo oil supply and return lines and also for the lower right side engine mount bolts. For the turbo supply and return lines I'm talking about the fittings on the right rear of the engine block. For the engine...
  5. 2nd post: Replace vacuum lines 1999 passat 1.8T

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    So today I started to replace the vacuum lines on the car. Got to the one that goes from the intake manifold and across the front of the engine. Took off the hockey puck PCV valve for access and I still could not find where this vac line ends up. It looks as though it might be accessible by...
  6. vacuum lines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    does anyone have a DYI with pictures of replacing the Vcuum lines in a V6 ? getting a P0491 code...
  7. Help identifying lines under B5.5 V6 30V 2004

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looks like some time in the past, clumsy tyre replacement has squashed a pipe near the forward jacking point (Drivers-Left hand) side. I followed it from the front left when arch to the rear left wheel arch (Vacuum leak pump line?) If it is, it could be why i get a "gas cap leak-small", once in...
  8. Vacuum lines?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 passat wagon 30v V6 Car has been starting rough now for past few weeks, and a plaguing oil leak... I decided today to take a look under the hood and found half of the vacuum lines are broke/ missing.... Is there a kit from somewhere I can buy to replace them all or do I have to purchase...
  9. Repairing transmission coolant lines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, 01 1.8T AUG wagon I went to change a disintegrated SAIP hose (the curvy one) and I noticed a leak from one of the two lines which feed/return from the radiator cooler. It's the lower line which has rusted and is leaking. I have all the goodies to patch the line with TOC hose, flare...
  10. Leaking heater core lines - 2003 b5.5 1.8t

    B5 Garage
    My first regular post here after doing my intros, lurking forever and saving a ton of money with your help. Thanks to this thread,, I decided to bypass the heater core with a 3/4" bypass pipe from...
  11. Best Practices for Vacuum Lines?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am splitting multiple vacuum lines to some non-stock vacuum/boost sources and was wondering if running separate lines would offer any benefit? Sources: fuel pressure regulator manual boost gauge map pressure sensor for ebc boost controller solenoid (connected to wastegate) for ebc diverter...
  12. 05 pasat 1.8t transmission oil lines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Which line from the transmission goes to the top of the rad? I replaced both lines and forgot to mark the flex hoses.
  13. Deleting vacuum lines and more

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am starting to do all of these deletes and was wondering if there is a kit that has everything all in one. Im sick of all of the usless crap that you dont need. Also please post pictures of your bay if you have done this these...
  14. Bleeding Brake Lines -- Jack Up 2 Wheels at a Time?

    B5 Garage
    All the videos I've seen on bleeding brake lines have all four wheels jacked up. I only have two jack stands. Can I jack up the rears, bleed them, then do the fronts? Is it possible to bleed the lines without jacking up and taking off the wheels? thanks
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  16. trans cooler lines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to repair the transmission oil cooler line that runs to the top of the radiator/intercooler. I assume this is the delivery and not return line. The fitting on the "hardline" was bad and wouldn't turn and someone (ahem!:whistle:) managed to twist and kink the line while trying to...
  17. Vacuum Lines and Recovered Boost

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So as many of you know, back in september 2014 I bought a 2003 passat 1.8t with 173k/mi on the clock. I was told that the car should be boosting at around 10-12psi stock but I was only getting 5-8psi spike but would not hold and would taper off in matters of seconds down to 0. I thought that...
  18. Bleed Coolant After replacing oil cooler lines

    B5 Garage
    So my expansion tank started leaking, which helped tear open the return oil cooler line, I wanted to ask whether or not I have to bleed out the lines after i replace it, and where should i clamp the lines down so that i won't drain out the whole system. Or alternatively, would it be better to...
  19. need help on my vacuum lines

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm on here asking for help again. The vacuum lines are all messed up on the car. I need to know what vacuum line this is? it is on the left side of the engine. I've been trying to remove the line but it looks like I need to take off the INTAKE MANIFOLD ? Is there anyway I can bypass this...
  20. No instructions with fk street lines?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone have any tips or help (write up) on installing these? I've got everything but instructions apparently. Spring orientation, ect. Maybe pics of how low yours are set? Logic says the "progressive" or tighter coil winds should be at the top. Any help would be great. No first timer to...