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  1. New Member Introductions
    Posting with joy and plenty of ignorance, after years in the guest shadows, I have finally come into the light : )
  2. B5 Garage
    I have a 2002 Passat Wagon (2.8 l) I got from my non-mechanically inclined sister essentially for free. However, she has no documentation or knowledge of whether the timing belt has been changed (she bought the car used). My question to the community is whether white paint markings on the cam...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I was wondering if I could get a second opinion from you good folks on some timing marks before I pull the pin on this tensioner grenade and finish putting this thing back together. Looks okay to you, or off a tooth? . . .In the meantime, I'll be putting this coolant flange back on the back...
  4. B5 Garage
    So I'm slowly rebuilding the wagon. Replaced the cams but not sure about these timing marks. Trying to convince myself they look ok. But the exhaust looks too far rotated acw. Am I deluding myself and have to rip them out and try again?
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, Although I replaced the shocks, the ride is still rough. Very uncomfortable. I am beginning to believe it is the springs. How is it possible to determine if the color marks on the spring belongs to my 98', 1.8t, Station Wagon? (This one is one yellow three orangish) Can anyone with...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I noticed some color marks on spring coils. I have seen other coils with different color and number marks. Some have only two, some have 4 marks. What do they mean?
  7. B5 Garage
    Both marks are like this except on exhaust cam its on opposite side of mark. Do I need a new chain or will tensioner take up slack ??
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just put new valves in the head. I have 16 rollers between the timing marks on the cams. The intake cam mark lines up with the bearing cap mark, and the exhaust cam mark lines up just ahead of the bearing cap mark just like the photos in all the other threads here. However, when these line up...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm using this guide to do my cam chain tensioner gasket replacement. When I opened my valve cover I noticed that the arrow on the cam caps do not line up with the little rectangular cutout mark on the camshaft. I have no intention of pulling out the camshafts, just try to get the cam adjuster...
  10. B5 Garage
    98 v6 aha.....put motor @ tdc...arrow aligns with mark on crank pulley but the marks on cams are all evenly the right of the marks on cap....meaning if I advance the crank a little the marks on cams line up...should I leave it alone or fix it?
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok next post:) I noticed today that on both left and right bottom edges of the front windscreen there is water or condensation damage. Any ideas or tips on fixing?:thumbup: Steve
  12. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Anyone know what amount of oil is represented by the hash marks on the dipstick? I don't think it's a full qrt, is it?
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just purchased a new engine for my 99 30v, cause inside the old cylinder head, there was a plastic piece missing that hold the chain tight, so while looking for a new head we went into queens, and the guy didn't have the tool to remove the head, and ended up givin me the whole engine for $300...
  14. Wax On, Wax Off
    ...Any one have any tricks, ideas, or good products to recommend. The bottoms of my door panels are beginning to look ugly from shoe scuffs. I've tried some cleaners, brushes, etc but cant seem to get 'em off. Thanks.
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm installing new TB and WP and the notches are off on the crank pulley but dead on on the cam pulley. I put the bottom cover with timing mark and replaced serpentine pulley with timing mark. Should these two marks line up? Looks like I'm off 9 teeth. I never did see anything move when I...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have had a few threads on here. however this is something new. alot of you know that I have complained with the gutlessness of my 00 passat. timming marks were on but it sounded like timming was slow. now timming marks are off and car runs way better it is 2 teeth off crank mark on cam is 2...
  17. B5 Garage
    My brakes developed a vibration, so I changed the rotors 6 months ago without changing the pads. I got the rotors at Autozone (maybe a bad idea?) I attributed the original problem to warpage, but might have been uneven brake deposits. I bedded the brakes (6 cycles of 60mph to 10 mph). A...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I picked up an 08 Passat Lux in Black Metallic on 5/17/08 from Dorschel VW in Rochster, NY. It was a hot day and the prep guy seemed to have rushed through the prep process as the Instruction Manual was still in a cardboard box in the trunk and the inside hadn't been armor-all'ed, etc. The wax...
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