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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm Worried about my 2003 passat wagon 4mo being wrecked. I'm In process of replacing the cct and I can't get all the timing marks to line up. When the crank timing mark is lined up with the factory timing notch, the cam exhaust timing lines up (the triangle on the cam cap and notch on sprocke)...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. This is a continuation from here:http://www.passatworld.com/forums/volkswagen-passat-b5-discussion/387689-timing-belt-tensioner-03-passat-1-8t-automatic.html But, I really need to get this car done today! I am about to pull the timing belt and reseat it, because it looks to me like the...
  3. B5 Garage
    Hi all, My B5 1.8t AUG automatic has died for over 3 months. Rebuilt the head but no start. Seems to have a timing issue. Anyway, I would like to confirm the TDC from the flywheel BUT the problem is where to look for? I have tried to search everywhere but only see the close up picture. Don't...
  4. Anything Auto
    I know it's not a Passat, but does anybody here drive one? The first version, 1999 to 2006 or so.
  5. Anything Auto
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLZjq2vxD3Q#t=121
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have replaced my blown awm head with a amb head. I was told that the timing mark on the valve cover varies depending on model number, is that true? Or can I use the awm valve cover on amb head and the mark will be in the same spot? If i try to line up the old valve cover with timing gear mark...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have heard that the mark on valve covers is different depending on model number. is this true? I have replaced my awm head with a amb I believe. So basically wondering if i need a valve cover that matches the new head? or will the old valve cover have the timing mark in the same place...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If i turn the motor over by hand i can only get the mark 1" from the line on the belt cover, but the motor turns over no problem using the key, How do i get them to line up or is are they close enough i have no idea:banghead:
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As you've all figured out, I don't know all the lingo. I'm going through the CV Joint cleaning and regreasing. Got the Axle out and CV joint separated. In following taligentx's walkthrough, there's some points I don't get. As usual, I haven't done anything yet that is irreversible. (I hope)...
  10. B6 Garage
    My 2006 passat is showing an exclamation mark beside the cruise control symbol in the instrument panel. And sometimes it will work for 3 months and then sometimes it will cut in and out every day. So far it has been on for 3 days straight. Anything I can check to see why it is doing this...
  11. B5 Garage
    Hey everybody, we just bought a 2004 Passat wagon 1.8T last week to replace our dreaded 2000 bmw. We just had the timing belt/water pump service job done with a few other seals/engine parts that needed to be replaced. Yesturday when I turned on the car in the morning, there was blue/greyish...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to replace this puppy http://images51.fotki.com/v424/fileAVVF/8266a/7/1511797/7537392/DSC03531.jpg From what I understood in different threads here it will cost me $250 to get a brand new key and another $50 to program it to the car with my original key. That's a very high fee for a key...
  13. Anything Auto
    I'll start, Crass! :thumbdown
  14. B5 Garage
    There is no TDC mark on the crankshaft. What do I do? Make my own. Anyone else run into this problem?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Title says it all... Not able to do my own oil changes due to where I live, and it seems like everywhere I take the car they overfill. Im talking about 1/8" to 1/4" above the "max fill" mark on the dipstick. Is this anything to be worried about? My 1998 1.8t doesn't burn or leak at all. Have...
  16. Anything Auto
    BMW and Merc to share engines? BMW, the Munich-based German automaker, is reportedly in discussion with other automakers -- rivals in some cases -- to sell their engines and transmissions. Klaus Draeger, BMW's head of development, told Auto Motor und Sport that the automaker is in advanced...
  17. Anything Auto
    So he is picking it up now, been sitting in a warehouse for 12 years and is the original owner with every paper. I will post pictures once he gets home, I was supposed to go with him b/c the guy wanted cold hard cash,$30k worth of it, but I had class. 536 were ever made. So cool...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 1.8T. The brake fluid is 2/3 between min and max. If I take the cap off the resevoir the brake fluid is almost to the top of the opening. Filling right to the brim makes no difference ie. the level doesn't come up to the max mark. If I open the round drain plug the fluid is right...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So...If I do my steps correctly, and use the correct product for the job, along with my PC, ALL visible swirl marks should disappear, right? EVEN the ones I can still see at night via a street lamp reflection on my paint, right? Let me know...afraid I either didn't use the PC correctly, or the...
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