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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, My 2003 Passat GLS wagon has had various suspension-related problems that I am going to try and address. It has 155k miles on it, and has never had any replacement of control arms, ball joints, tie rods, struts, etc. I have replaced drive axles on both sides several times. The...
  2. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    My 2007 2.0 Passat TDi with BMP engine code broke its crankshaft at 130,000km. This happened after the engine became progressively more noisy over a month or so. Local agents thought the noise was a "Diesel knock" caused by an injector. My problem with the overhauled engine is that it is...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a bad, and getting worse, VCG leak on my late AWM (the one with the three-port PCV); I can smell the oil after nearly every drive now and my plugs and coils are soaking in puddles of oil. A few months back I checked (and broke, of course) the Suction Jet Pump. It was as clean as the day...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So today I got a package in the mail from Keith Bloom that contained my OEM Lucas Rear Calipers for B5.5 I plan to rebuild and refinish them this weekend. My plans are to refinish in either black or color match them for the Reflex Silver. Haven't quite decided yet. :wrench: Here's a preview...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi All, I have quite a few questions that I thought I'd put into one thread and hopefully get some feedback from the community. I've got an 07 3.6 4motion wagon and my suspension is noisy as can be. I've put it off for a couple months but now it's to the point where I really need to address it...
  6. B5 Garage
    [Note to reader] I write both DIY summaries and project journals. The DIY summaries are literal, step-by-step guides to completing a project or repair/restoration on Passat parts, components or accessories. The project journals are more a chronicle of a drawn out process, with all of my...
  7. B5 Garage
    I spent about an hour disassembling the Lucas rear calipers and carriers I picked yesterday. The seals are actually in very good condition, but I need to media blast the calipers to get them clean enough to refinish. Pleasant surprise, the calipers themselves appear to be aluminum. I will photo...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Ok, where do i begin. My sister owns a 2002 Passat 1.8T FWD. Last year because of her negligence, the timing belt snapped. She never changed the oil and it never got serviced properly. Its had little to no preventative maintanace performed on it since my father bought it for her in 2007. It had...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Before anyone says anything I tried searching but the new look of the forum is driving me nuts and the search is not working for me either. It keeps telling me that it "could not find phrase '1' " even though i'm searching the whole forum just for "suspension" Anyways... Car is a 99 b5 103.5k...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    PCV Overhaul with new 034motorsport PCV Kit (Early AWM) If anybody is considering replacing their PCV system in a 1.8T,, 034motorsport has a PCV replacement kit for sale for just under 100$. (Note: This kit is for early AWM 1.8T's) The kit contains all silicone hoses (which wont crack or get...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999, aeb, k04, 5bar fpr, auto, starting next week. i have free access to a professional shop for two weeks:). i have to do my timing belt, oil cooler and motor mounts regardless. there is nothing wrong with the car otherwise (as far as i know) its been religiously maintained and it runs...
  12. B5 Garage
    Click for DIY Write-Up I finally put all the pieces together and bit the bullet this weekend on my 2000 ATW 1.8T's PCV system. Since I couldn't find any DIY's with working photo links (or for that matter, for the ATW), I documented the process extensively: Find a detailed DIY at Evernote...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This isnt a thread about part ID's and diagnosis etc. Mainly i know what i need to replace, what i want to know is where people are getting the Silicone kits for this job. I think 034 makes something for a 1.8t but any reccomendations, brand, the volume im gonna need? I just had a p0017...
  14. Mobile Electronics
    Hi all - I am once and for all fed up with the audio environment in my car. I know I have asked numerous questions about this in the past, but I am at a breaking point with the shitty stock speakers and preowned sub. Here is what I have now: Pioneer AVIC-700BT headunit Stock speakers 10" JL...
  15. Anything Auto
    Well sister's MK4 Jetta making some serious noise when driving, the front wheels bearings are shot, the upper mounts makes noise and the shocks are weak as hell. So it was time with 246,000 kilometers on the odometer so the entire front end needed some new parts for a total whopping 365.00...
  16. Mobile Electronics
    looking to replace all speakers, possibly add a sub or two, and a new h.u. what have you guys done in your cars. i wouldn't be doing this right away, just looking for ideas...pics appreciated Jeff
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After seeing Deus's issues with his oil cooler blowing (not necessarily related I know) I started thinking that I should probably look at overhauling my PCV system now that I am generating 19psi and the temps are getting cold. Anyway, I looked around and the only post that was of any real use no...
  18. B5 Garage
    I picked up a 1999 AEB automatic Passat from a friend that is a VW dealer mechanic. He doesn't have time to reassemble it and has cut me a killer deal on it. I just have to install the crank and new bottom end bearings. I plan go much further with the car as I will be putting the wife and our...
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