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  1. Aren't lock nuts supposed to be crimped or deform or somehow lock?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I ordered some 8mm OEM lock nuts from Europa Parts (N90894601) for a downpipe replacement. The nuts are copper (or copper coated) and easily go on and off the OEM 8mm bolt which appears to be 10.9 zinc. Even when I tightened to 30ft-lbs as a test once I loosened the nuts they were loose, the...
  2. Passat is driving me nuts

    New Member Introductions
    Girl friends Passat is really pushing my buttons
  3. EPC light and intermittent failing gas pedal power driving me nuts!!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, i m a new member though i do regularly come here to read posts.I got this 03 manual transmission passat 150k km on it currently for about 3years..I got into it sometime back a few minutes after parking and the engine wouldn't start up..just kept cranking. I got someone to look at it and...
  4. lug nuts?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    just bought these wheels here. i got them used, and they did not come with lug nuts. what lug nuts do i need for these wheels? do the stock ones fit? Stowe Alloy wheels in gloss black and hyper silver w/ mirror cut face by TSW |
  5. Variant Roof Rack Rattle driving me nuts!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone experienced this or know how to alleviate? Recently added two bike carriers to my Yakima cross bars that are mounted to my stock base rack on an 03 wagon. The bike carriers are quite heavy and the weight has made the base rack develop a squeak/rattle over cracks and bumps in the road. It...
  6. Nuts and Speakers

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Love my new (to me) Passat! It is a 06 2.0t and 86k young. I have had a few issues that had to address. First was a bad coil (I replaced them all seeing I was there), in trouble shooting the coil issue, I replace the spark plugs, and just recently my alternator was acting up. Actually it was...
  7. What is this missing piece!! It's driving me nuts!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've seen plenty of Passats in my life, yet the one thing they all tend to have in common (mine included) is this little missing plastic piece. I have attached a picture of a Passat I found through Google and have pointed out the piece, which is actually missing on this car as well. Does...
  8. Greetings fellow VW nuts!

    New Member Introductions
    I live in the Winston Salem area of NC. I have an '05 B 5.5 tdi.
  9. Self Locking Nuts should they be replaced?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The CV boot of the front axels were gone then the axle itself started to make cranking noises so I replaced one side. I manage to struggle to take off the cv joint then when I tried to put it back it was impossible to fit. I had to loosen and take off the lower control arm the one next to the...
  10. Diverter valve wiring harness is driving me nuts!

    B6 Garage
    I've tried pushing a small flathead up the slot on the right-hand side of the harness (if looking straight up with your feet coming out the front of the car). I've spent 30 minutes trying to remove it, and another 30+ searching for a guide online. All I see is "remove wiring harness." I know...
  11. small antifreeze loss.... driving me nuts

    B5 Garage
    I am losing antifreeze a little at a time but it is driving me crazy. 3 garages and they say they can't find anything.... It has to be going somewhere. I am fairly new to water cooled VW's and do not know much about the engines yet. Does anyone have any sugestions??? I have a 1999 V6 No oil...
  12. Going from steel to alloy, need new nuts?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi All. I just got myself 17inch alloys for my B5.5. I previously had steel/non alloys on it and I used the steels nuts to screw on the alloys. Does anyoe know if you need specific nuts for alloys or do the steel nuts work just fine? I heard that the steels nuts can eat through the alloys so I'm...
  13. I want to "chip" (ECU upgrade) at 139k I nuts? Or should I go for it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to "chip" (ECU upgrade) at 139k I nuts? Or should I go for it? Hi All! I drive a 99 B5, 1.8T Variant, I am the second owner with 139,000 miles on it. The former owner and I have maintained it well. New water pump and timing belt at 80k, new spark plugs at 100k, new ICM, new...
  14. Are these the valve cover nuts?

    B5 Garage
    I've stripped one of the nuts and need a replacement (see diagram item #21). Are these the nuts I need? Any idea where I could locate these? Hopefully they aren't a specialty item because I'm not paying...
  15. Help! car going nuts!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i gased up my 2000 passat V6, its usualy had 85 put into it.. but this time we put the medium gas in it... the cars been sitting for the past few months, the car drove home fine, but when i tryed to go for a drive a few hours later, the engine started shaking really bad at idle, and like, the...
  16. 93 Passat vr6 wagon Driving me nuts HELP!

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    I have a 93 vr6 passat wagon 5 speed that refuses to run for me. It will start every now and then. Gets spark, not too sure about fuel. What is the easy way to check fuel flow? I replaced the ignition relay. If I put my ear to the rear floor I can hear the fuel pump humming with the ignition...
  17. lug nuts

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    i have a 2002 passat with factory mag wheels.the black covers that go over the lugs are missing on 2 wheels where can i get new ones?
  18. Passat Wipers gone nuts! B6... Please help....

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello guys! New to the forum and picked up a second hand Passat wagon 103TDI a couple of months ago (2007). I have had no issues with it unitl I sent it away to get the shopping trolley dents fixed on the car so the painters ( a small panelbeater in Melbourne) did the repair and whilst doing...
  19. Nancy part ll (she is really nuts)

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  20. Starting problem driving me nuts!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, hoping someone can help me here. I have a early 2001 Passat V6, Automatic Transmission. The car sat for about 3 years because of a title issue. Occasionally it was started up. Now I have the legalities straightened out and wanna get it on the road. The problem I'm dealing with is this...