Volkswagen Passat Forum banner


  1. Recovering sport bike rider can only pilot cars now!

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2015 Passat Limited Edition 1.8T and will be looking to improve handling and suspension compliance. A few extra ponies under the hood won’t hurt. As I can no longer ride my gentleman’s express (2000 Honda VFR800 Interceptor) due to permanent nerve damage in my arm/shoulder, I’m turning...
  2. 03 w8 pilot bearing?

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I'm in the middle of a swap right now, I have a 03 6 speed. Just really have one question, do we have a pilot bearing on our crank or no? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. Rain water in my 2002 Passat's co pilot's footwell.

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Hi. I seem to recall there might have been a VW recall notice, ages ago, for just this issue if I my memory serves me correctly, but am I correct in saying that my 2002 2.0Ltr Passat is prone to leaking as a design issue? Anyhow, so, there's a lot of water getting in from somewhere, and it's...
  4. 2016 Honda Pilot First Drive - Video

    Car Reviews & Videos
    Read the complete 2016 Honda Pilot Review and more Car Reviews at
  5. Audi 17 inch A4 wheels with decent Michelin AS/3 pilot sports.

    Parts For Sale
    All wheels are used. They all have some rash would be great candidates for refinishing. 5x112 17x7.5 45 offset Come with all 4 center caps 235/45/17 Michilen As/3 I'd say a good 60% tread left 300 picked up. Knoxville TN. Will meet
  6. V6 Pilot bearing removal. please help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001 B5 old model passat, and I'm changing the clutch right now. The engine and tranny have been removed from the car, and are both separate. I decided to try and remove the pilot bearing after I pulled the clutch out, and nothing that I have tried has worked. For those of you that...
  7. Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 for wet winter use - W/Y- or H/V- speed rated version?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I am thinking of trying to use all-seasons throughout the winter here in the WA/OR area. I currently have summer tires on my 16" alloys that really need to be replaced and Hankook i*cept EVO W310 on my 15" steelies for winter. I have not been impressed at all in that winter tire, particularly on...
  8. Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 for wet winter use - Is W/Y- or H/V- speed rated version?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Moderator - please delete this post. There does not seem to be a delete function on the edit page. thanks. nick
  9. How to remove/install (input shaft) pilot bearing?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I found the cause of the car not going into gear with the engine on - bad pilot bearing. The next question is how does one remove it and put a new one in? I know I need a bearing puller + Slide hammer. Is it required to take the flywheel off to do so/ is there any snap rings holding it in...
  10. Two 235/45/17 97 H Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 New

    Parts For Sale
    Two new 235/45/17 97 H Michelin Pilot HX MXM4. Taken off of 2 never used spares. $250 plus shipping.
  11. 99 passat automatic crank pilot bushing?

    B5 Garage
    does anyone know if the 1.8t automatic crankshaft has a pilot bushing in it. I know the manual has the needle bushing, but I am trying to see if the auto crank has a pilot bushing in it or if it is just machined to accept the alighnment pin on the torque converter? By the way we are talking the...
  12. pilot bearing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm putting in a new clutch on my B5 TDI and something caught me off guard, There is a pilot bearing in the crank shaft like the gassers have. Is it common practice to replace this pilot bearing when doing a clutch job? What is the best way to get it in and out? Thanks, JOn
  13. O_Z Classe 225-40-18 wheels and michelin pilot a/s raial

    Parts For Sale
    Hello have a used set of O-Z Racing Classe wheels and Michelin pilot z rated a/s tires. purchased 2008 tires have around 12000 miles on them and the wheels were purchased 2006. wheels have some nick but are in very good used condition. prefer not 2 ship. 225-40-18 $999 reasonable offer...
  14. Anybody have experience with Pilot Sport A/S Plus?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    They go on sale at Costco on Monday, and I was thinking about picking a set up.
  15. FS: 2x 245/45/18 Michelin Pilot Sports

    Classified Archive
    Picked these up to see how i liked the look on my b5, looks pretty beefy but need the money, i was running these tires on 9" wide wheels in the rear and they did not rub at all, looked close, but tested and nothing, so here I have for sale two michelin pilot sport tires 245/45/18 with good tread...
  16. F/S - 4 Pilot Exaltos on rims - North Denver

    Classified Archive
    Hi all - great 3 season tires...until my B5 was totalled last year/ 205/55/16 mounted on 16x6.5 Tangos, 45mm offset. Stock fit for the GLX. See the Craigslist posting here: cheers, Jerry
  17. FS: (4) Michelin Pilot Sport AS tires 235/40ZR/18

    Classified Archive
    (4) Michelin Pilot Sport AS tires 235/40ZR/18 Ultra High-Performance All Season Very good condition, 65% tread left on these. They've got a few years of life left, depending on driving style. Go to to see description Tires only, no rims $250 obo, they were over $850 plus tax new...
  18. 225/45R17 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 deal alert

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have these on special for $131 normally $169 each. Would be a smokin deal if you need this size! This is a very good snow tire which I highly recommend. Rudy 800-428-8355 X664 and please remember...
  19. :: FS :: Set of Four (4) Used Michelin Pilot Tires :: 255/45-18

    Classified Archive
    DETAILS · Brand: Michelin · Style: Pilot HX MXM4 · Size: 255/45R18 · Load Index: 103 · Speed Rating: H (210-km/h max) · Condition: ~25-50% Tread Life Up for sale here are a used set of Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 tires in great condition. These tires came off a set of Volkswagen Phaeton wheels...
  20. FS: 4 Michelin Pilot Sport ZR (2) 255/45/18 (2) 235/50/18

    Classified Archive
    For sale are 4 Michelin Pilot Sport tires. These are priced at $263 each on They are barely used with PLENTY of tread left and have been in my storage unit in NYC for about 2 years. From what I remember they ran great. I took them off because I sold the rims. I will let them go...