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  1. Have I made a horrible mistake

    New Member Introductions
    So I've wanted a Passat for a long time, as it happened my wife and I were looking for a second car and found a nice 2003 5 speed auto Passat with 158,000miles. It has the obligatory hard downshift from 5th to 4th which I could live with until I replace the N91 solenoid. I didn't expect the...
  2. Major loss of oil, might have made a huge mistake

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Had a major issue this past week, cracked a hole in my oil pan which resulted in all the oil draining from the engine. Was only a mile from home so even though I was only a mile from home, I thought I could limp home(regret that now). Low oil light came on and major loss of power, wouldn't climb...
  3. Small mistake on this page

    New Member Introductions
    Hello/interior light/error on site Hey, I'm from Slovakia (its not that bad as in ''Euro trip'' or any movies). I need some help with B5 99. Interior lights are working manually, both front and rear, but they wont light up once i open the doors. I have repaired almost all of my door locks 3/4...
  4. Cam chain tensioner replacement - mistake of a noob

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am in the process of replacing a cam chain tensioner in my 2002 Passat 1.8T and I think I messed up big time: before removing the old tensioner I did NOT set the car to TDC! Current state is that I have removed the old tensioner and have not put a new one in place yet, but I...
  5. Enging installation.. Big dummy mistake

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so I have a 2002 1.8T Awm auto in a wagon. I pulled the engine to install a new intermediate plate .. that's done and engine happily back in its bay. Now what i did not do is take pictures of where all the wire connectors went. So on the drivers side there is a harness that has...
  6. Wiring upgrades & rookie mistake.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, Garrett here. This past weekend I was working on my car at the shop. Just doing a few wiring upgrades (Big three), painting heat shield (I should of posted a pic), and other work around the engine. I upgraded my battery negative to ground, engine to ground, and alty to ground. I also...
  7. Timing Belt alignment mistake

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 passat wagon v6 30 valve. I was in the process of replacing my timing belt and as i was turning the crank, the belt jumped by at least three teeth. I realize now that the belt tensioner wasn't fully engaged. What would be the best process, in order to get the cams back into...
  8. made the mistake of working on the passat today

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i decided to work on the passat today. thought id look at the plugs and check the pcv valve. and the work continues. turns out the plug holes under the boot are full of oil. so i check the pcv valves. wish i didnt. can i remove the system and flush it? what should i do?
  9. rear brake pads changing, mistake, need advice.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everybody. I was changing my rear brake pads today. So after changing one on the drivers side I accidentally stepped on the brake pedal while I was grabbing something from the glove compartment. So after I got done that side I was going to put the wheel back but I noticed the rotor and the...
  10. I didn't stop on "STOP ENGINE OIL PRESSURE" light. Big Mistake.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2005 Passat 1.8T AWM 99K miles. Nov-2012 I didn't stop on STOP ENGINE OIL PRESSURE light, (driving on PA Turnpike exit 247). Big mistake. Please check the below photo link. http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w677/dannygarces/ENGINEAWM/IMG_3264_zps564ec3c4.jpg December 2013 Somebody already...
  11. passat mistake

    New Member Introductions
    I bought a new Passat but have considerable buyers remorse. Anyone else?
  12. Buying a Passat is the biggest mistake i have ever made...

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello All, i would like to share my experience with you. I bought a (late)2006 2.0 FSI Passat Highline last March, 121,000 km on the clock. Prices in Israel are much higher so i had to pay about $22K for it. 3 month later, gear changes started to get a bit rough, yes, you guessed it, The gear...
  13. Made a bad mistake

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I ran the car down to empty, and I mean way past empty. I had been putting it off and forgot about it. I was leaving to get some gas tonight, and felt the car chugging, with hardly any throttle response. (This happens when you have nearly run the tank dry). My only choice was to pull...
  14. Stupid rookie mistake

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Did my first oil change on my 2010 2.0T TSI and I over tightened the drain bolt. And it is leaking from the bolt. So I figure the pan is stripped out. To replace the pan is it easy to do just undo the bolts and drop it? Anyone do it on the 2.0t or is there gremlins hiding that will make a DYI er...
  15. Major Mistake bleeding the coolant - Need help!

    B5 Garage
    I completed the TB job on my V6 ATQ. While filling the coolant, I attempted to burp the system using the bleeder bolts. Had trouble with the rear bolt under the coolant tank. Ended up stripping the bolt threads! Major problems! Anyone have any experience removing the rear coolant pipe? Is...
  16. Made a stupid mistake: How to open hood without release lever?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Working out in my driveway, in the process of trying to remove my ABS control module on my B5.5, I have to go through the procedure of removing the windshield washer reservoir, which necessitates removing the front grille and bumper, which necessitates removing the hood release lever, etc etc...
  17. Solved my P1476 EVAP insufficient vacuum; diagram mistake, thanks VW

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been trying to track down this code for a while, and suspected a bad EVAP pump (LDP) because I could never get it to run. After understanding how the pump works, by using engine vacuum to cock a spring, which then forces a diaphragm down to pump air into the tank, etc, I realized that the...
  18. Put 1qt ATF in engine by mistake, need advice

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys I made a stupid mistake. I bought 5 qt mobil1 0w40 (time for oil change) and 1L Pentosin ATF to top off ATF(tranny leak) All these were in 2 plastic bags from AAP. Now after draining oil and replacing the filter I started refilling and guess what, I filled 4 qt of oil and the 1L ATF...
  19. My First Trip to Waterfest, By Mistake

    Anything Auto
    I was supposed to go to ATCO Raceway, and ended up at Raceway Park because of some shoddy instructions. Needless to say I got death stares from all the VW/Audi guys because I showed up in my shiny Rally Blue WRX. I ended up going further south into Jersey to get to ATCO a couple hours later...
  20. major mistake by me

    New Member Introductions
    new to the site wish i new someone to sign up under my friends...... tried to save some money i dont have ended up messing up the car need serious timing help. please help me and good to meet all!!
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