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  1. Want your guys opinions on wheels

    B5 Garage
    So i have a 2004 passat 1.8t fwd. I have a chance to get a set of used Rotiform KPS’s. They are 18x8.5 et35. They were originally on a 16 golf r. My concern is that im lowered 2.25” in the front with H&R sport springs and my current wheels are 18x8.5 et30 off of a c5 RS6 and they rub on right...
  2. Would like to get opinions about Bentley Digital VS Paper book B5 1.8T Passat 2003

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I would like to hear from users their opinion of the pros and cons between the DVD vs the Paper Edition of the Bentley Volkswagen Service Manuals. I realize that is not very convenient and also a nuisance for the other member of this board for me to be asking very "trivial" questions like where...
  3. Opinions on front end clunk

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My right front wheel has the last remaining clunk (fairly minor, but annoying) that happens when going over bumps, including rough surfaces like brick paved areas. The shock and upper control arms have all been replaced. I suspect the lower control arms, but haven't been able to identify any...
  4. Seeking Oil Leak Opinions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 1.8T Manual Wagon. I've replaced the Suction Jet Pump. I've replaced all the check valves I could find in the PCV system, using some standard Kynar ones from US plastics for the standard check valves s well as a replacement 3-way valve and puck valve. I've replaced the Valve Cover Gasket and...
  5. FMIC upgrade opinions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm looking into purchasing an FMIC for my B5.5 1.8t wagon. I'm not planning on running any big boost, at most a chipped K04 in the future and have read that both will be able to withstand the boost but as it's my first experience with FMIC I want to make sure I'm getting a decent quality part...
  6. Urgent cry for opinions, PLEASE - INA brand internal engine parts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My question is, has anybody used INA brand parts for the internals on their engine? If so, good or bad? Long story short. Rebuilding my wife's 2.8 AHA heads has lead me down a path I care not travel, however I come to the realization that I have to. I have been finagling a way to save as many...
  7. Need opinions about my K04 upgrade

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While I have my motor out to replace I plan on putting a K04 on it. Not sure which injectors to go with (500cc?) and which tune can deal with all of that.. Also want to delete cat but don't need a check engine light... Of course while motor is out she will get a good sludge cleaning, new gaskets...
  8. Needing opinions on Timing chain tensioner

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car is a 2001.5 Passat , AWM engine code My Timing chain tensioner is failing , bringing up a P0012 Camshaft position- Timing over Retarded . And the chain is making a lot of noise internally . Growing in noise as soon as I step on the the gas . Noise disappears when revolutioning higher (...
  9. Modernize B5 opinions and suggestions....no idea considered too crazy!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So it seems like the board and the b5-b5.5 community has reached a consensus that for all intents and purposes this chassis and build is one of the most appealing form and function designs that we have dealt with. Not to mention solid safety build quality. That being said, as much as I love my...
  10. Any opinions on this CA kit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat 1.8L ATW 118k Heard a slight "pop" braking into a stop sign and about a half mile later my left suspension dropped to the pavement braking into a red light. It was the left lower (forward) CA and it sheared off leaving the ball joint on the knuckle. I figure I better replace them...
  11. Totaled or Fixable? Opinions? Insurance co to weigh in soon I hope

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Innocent victim of a T-boning. It's difficult to see in the photo, but the rear left wheel is significantly bent in at the top -- I'm not quite sure what has been bent, but something has, and the rear door is pretty well jammed shut. Nobody is injured. No airbags deployed. What's the...
  12. Opinions on these designs, just ideas

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  13. Opinions needed! Please look!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello guys. I don't frequent this page but come here when my mother has trouble with her 03 6cyl so please forgive the lack of knowledge. Yesterday my mom complained that her heat wasn't working. It would come in warm for a few then go out and blow only cold air. She said she could smell...
  14. Opinions on the new 1.8T engine?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hey folks. I had a 2013 B7 TDI a while back and did some financial restructuring which included selling that car. I am thinking of getting a B7 back again now in the coming months and I really liked the TDI for it's driveability and fuel economy. I did not like the 2.5 engine at the time because...
  15. Need opinions on 02 sensor cheaters....

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Punched out my cat, is it better to get a cheater or leave it alone? Id kinda like to keep the CEL off...
  16. Rusted or pitted rotor. Opinions?

    B5 Garage
    Here's a pic of a rusted rotor on my 2003 Passat Wagon 1.8T AWM. This is the front driver's side rotor. I searched google for pictures of rusted and pitted rotors but I'm not really sure what mine qualify as and if I will have any problems in a few months when I get an inspection. Here's a...
  17. Uro Cam Chain Tensioner opinions? Alternative options?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys, So I got the valve cover gasket set for my passat finally and I got an email from ECS Tuning that they now sell this cam tensioner and includes the tightening thing for the cam my question, is this mfg any good? Has anyone had any experience with this Uro Cam Chain Tensioner? The...
  18. EuroCustomsTuning software - opinions?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    EuroCustomsTuning have some good deals on Stage 2 for my passat and I was wondering if any of you guys have any experience with them. I'm asking because I've never heard of them and they do offer a better deal than expensive APR and even cheaper Unitronic. They also include emissions delete...
  19. Transmission Oil Pan + Front Axle repair cost - opinions on fair price?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently brought my car in for NYS inspection and on the overview check-up, the place found that I must have hit something and the transmission oil pan is dented and potentially leaking. They also found my passenger side front axle boot has torn and needs to be replaced since the oil has all...
  20. Exhaust estimate opinions..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i finally decided to take my Borla ProXS to a shop seeking the setup found here http://www.passatworld.com/forums/42-volkswagen-passat-b5-discussion/342109-borla-my-2003-vw-passaat-2-8l-v6.html. Other than the fact that amazon sent me the wrong muffler twice, (single 3" in dual 2.5" out...
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