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  1. B6 auto shifter knob - removal/install mess

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2006 B6 I bought had the shifter boot bezel pop up (tab near ashtray worn). Bought a good used shifter with boot and bezel. Found that the knob needs to be pulled out, then lift handle up. Not working. More searching revealed that the little plastic cone on the bottom of the shifter rod needs...
  2. 2nd post, she's a mess

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  3. oil filter change mess

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any tips from seasoned pro's on the best way to remove the oil filter without the mess from my 1.8T. Every time, I wind up having oil run everywhere over the front subframe and it is difficult to clean up Short of using a oil suction device that can remove oil using the dipstick tube, any...
  4. First oil change with no mess!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Changed the oil today in my AWM 1.8T. (145k) Today is the first time oil did not soak the subframe and drip all over creation! I didn't do anything differently (two layered plastic bags underneath the filter while unscrewing), and I've used this filter plenty of times, (Puro L30257) but today...
  5. What will mess up the front wheel alignment?

    B5 Garage
    My 1997 1.8 20v has broken outer CV joint boots after my indie mech replaced them less than a year and 7000 km ago. I can only blame myself for selecting off-brand boots. Now now, I have had new front wheel bearings waiting for an appropriate time to change them. The time has come and I'm going...
  6. HELP! Did I mess up my camshaft alignment?

    B5 Garage
    My car is a 2003 Passat GLX with 2.8L V6. I bought the timing belt kit and valve cover gasket kit from Blau Parts. Everything was going well up util I removed the passenger valve cover and back cover. The next step was something that wasn't on the instruction that came with the kit or in the...
  7. does bigger injectors mess up the display miles per gallon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 1.8t with k04 and pc16 tune with the Bosch red top injectors. My average mpg I'm getiing on the dash says 27.9mpg. The trip mpg hits 34 some days depending how easy I am with the throttle. So Ya question is is this display on the dash correct or not with bigger injectors? I only fill...
  8. Pulled a mess of codes

    B5 Garage
    Got in my passat b5 v6 4mo this morning and saw my check engine light. Went and had the codes pulled and came back with these P1118 P1114 P0140 P0431 P0441 P0455 P0113 P1432 Seems to be some exhaust issues and a few others. Does abyone have a link to a descripition of all the vw codes? I...
  9. Gurgling noise and poor heat after having battery replaced -- Did mechanic mess up?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently took my '03 Passat Wagon in to my indy to have the battery replaced as well as plugs, wires, air & cabin filters. I'm at 90K miles. After the work I'm not getting the gurgling noise in the dash which is especially noticeable on acceleration and going up hill. Also I have very poor...
  10. Vacuum line mess up?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I replaced part of my vacuum lines on my 1.8t AEB engine, the vacuum lines from under the throttle body are a bit bigger. When I replaced them the T-section broke off. Replaced it with one that I found at Oreilly's autoparts. The vacuum lines in this section has one-way sections in it and I...
  11. A whole mess of problems with my Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys, I've got a 2003 Passat V6 SE 18 months ago that's having a wide range of problems recently. Wanted to get your opinions in the matter. I've lurked around here for a while, trying to find similar situations but nothing has quite covered it, so here goes. Started about 3 months ago...
  12. can a cut exhuast mess up a 1.8t

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    98 low boost levels already.. how can i increase my boost? with stock stuff.. n is a cut off exhaust bad for it... the flex pipe on the stock rusted through ... and sounds like crap no money to fix.. i been tryna trade a xbox 360 for a exhuast if anyones interested..
  13. Wrong coolant mess

    B5 Garage
    This is why it's not a good idea to use the wrong coolant. I had to do a water pump job 40K miles ahead of schedule. Bought the car without knowing about pink coolant and ended up dealing with half of the gasket around the water pump being eaten away. Then made the mistake of flushing out...
  14. Don't mess with Beyond

    Anything Auto
    I would like to present another saga in the saga of forum destructions for your viewing pleasure: And: And...
  15. Huge mess! Allen bolt "lost head" - car all open, HELP!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys, sorry for the lame, I did try the search but got no results back! I was donwstairs at the garage trying to replace my PCV system; right after removing the hole air intake I started to remove the allen screws of the breather assy (part no 1) Right at the GOD DAMN LAST SCREW the allen...
  16. dammit... Did I really mess up?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so I am a complete dumbass… I had to be at work this morning at 5:30am. So on my into work, I stopped by to get some gas, cup of coffee and a couple donuts. Not paying attention, I put in unleaded, not premium, just the basic unleaded. What should I do?
  17. Stuck in Southeast gas mess - is Regular Unleaded OK for my 1.8T?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I live in Atlanta, where for over the past week gas has been hard to get. It has been particularly difficult to find ANY station that carries premium. I've held out for as long as I can and I only have about 30 miles left in my tank. The next time I go out, I plan to look for gas. Now the...
  18. ICM with oil over it. Part number mess! PICS

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys, Yesterday I removed that plastic cap that covers the top of the engine and I found that one of the ICMs is full of oil around it. I decided to check that out because the plastic cap also had oil over it. PICS: And regarding Part Numbers, I found a replacement part with P/Ns 4D0905351...
  19. Did I mess up my alignment?

    B5 Garage
    Does the lower engine mount bracket have anything to do with the car's alignment? I was replacing the drivers side motor mount, and I had to completely remove the drivers side bracket to get the damn mount off. I tried to put it back in the exact same place (using grease outline around the...
  20. Help! Catalytic Converters and a big mess.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys... This is my first post as I bought my first Volkswagen Passat on friday. I picked up a 2002 Volkswagen Passat V6 at a auto auction and got it for a steal. I knew I would have to do some work to it, but this is new to me, so hopefully you guys can help me out. Today the check engine...