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  1. B5.5 V6 FWD both flex pipes blown

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    [B5.5 V6 FWD GLX ] So basically I've have had a exhaust leak for like 3 months now, the leak wasn't very loud until about 2 weeks ago. The car had a code and I replaced teh maf and it went away. Its throwing codes for 02 sensors as of now, and after putting the car on a lift, I was able to...
  2. W8 with sraight pipes

    Anything Auto
    Stumbled across this today. Sounds pretty cool. Same thing but with a GoPro on the back of the car.
  3. 1.8t: What is this hose?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is this appendage-like tube that sits on what looks like a coolant pipe on my 2002 longitudinal 1.8t? I can't seem to find anything about it online and my Chilton manual doesn't mention it. The tip looks like a clamp that can be removed. Could this be a secondary coolant drain point after...
  4. Under carriage bent pipes. What do they do?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know what the two bent/squished pipes under the car do? Long story short. Guy in front abruptly changed lanes. There was a tire on the highway. There was a semi on my left and a car on my rear right. Slammed on the brakes, but went over it. Bumper grills fell out. Overall not bad...
  5. Dropping 01N trans oil pan, ATF pipes in the way! Afraid of removing.B5 1997 1.8 20V

    B5 Garage
    disclaimer: If you love a clean car bottom, the picture isn't for the faint hearted... :D The car is a Passat 3B 1997 1.8 20V ADR engine, Automatic 4 speed gearbox 01n (DMU exact model from manual) Car has gone through 230 000 km and it is possible the ATF has never been changed :thumbdown Now...
  6. Coolant pipes replaced- now no heat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After my daughter drove her 2004 2.8L Passat to work, I noticed a puddle of coolant on the driveway. She put 50 mi on car during the day, but she says no temperature lights or issues while driving. I took it to a gen'l mechanic (yes, yes, I know) who found pinholes in coolant pipes under...
  7. hose pipes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi can anbody tell what the part is coming out of camcase with air intake in the back and breather pipe that leads down the side of the engine,think may be breather but need new one and pipes :-( lol ,and where best place to get bits ;-),help be much apreciated lol ;-)
  8. New Clutch and Header Pipes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 Passat V6 with now 200,000 miles. For years, my mechanic has been saying I will need a new clutch soon, so time to start thinking about it. My mechanic has said the clutch does not start to engage until the pedal is almost all the way let out. He used to work at a VW dealership; he does...
  9. Down pipes?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just did a suitcase muffler delete and it doesnt sound that bad! i can hear the turbo spool more. but while i was doing that i noticed my downpipe was a little cracked, so whenever i rev it i gives me a rattling noice :banghead: .. so im deciding im going to get a better one, im thinking...
  10. 2013 Passat SE with aftermarket muffler anyone?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello guys, I've had my Passat for 3 months and I kinda wanna get an aftermarket muffler but I'd like to hear the sound before committing to buying something. Any ideas or advise?? thanks Saul
  11. should i bother fixing these things? flex pipes, ac, cv, mounts, etc

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, I've been really looking around at my car lately and found a few things that ideally should be repaired or replaced. I can't decide if it's worth putting money into it or if it's even necessary. It's a 2002 Passat Wagon GLX 4motion 2.8L with 143,000mi. Overall it's in nice shape and...
  12. B5.5 2.8L 4-motion wagon flex pipes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to have both flex pipes replaced. I got 2 quotes today. One was about $400 and the other was about $500. Does that seem like a reasonable price? I was expecting a bit less
  13. V6 exhaust flex pipes in Louisville Ky ?

    B5 Garage
    Has anyone out there had new flex pipes installed in louisville ky ? Would like to know what u paid and what shop you used.
  14. What are the small black pipes running between the oil pan and radiator ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On a 2003 V6 Auto w/ FWD: There are two metal pipes about 5/8" diameter, and they are painted black. They run along the space between the oil pan and the bottom of the radiator. They connect to black rubber hoses, but I can't see where they trace back to. These pipes are rusted badly in a...
  15. 2.8 30v Straight pipes

    B5 Garage
    Hey everyone i just straight pipped my passat from the the two cats back. here is a video of the clip let me know what you think! Here is a picture of the car with S4 rims
  16. How to clean PCV pipes with solid gunk?

    B5 Garage
    I did search before posting this. I have a 2003 Passat 1.8T AWM. I am taking apart the PCV system because of some clogs. I see some good suggestions to use Seafoam, Dawn, etc. My puck valve looks destroyed but the goop inside is pliable so I will try those suggestions. If anyone has any other...
  17. FS 1.8t cooling system hard pipes! b5/5.5

    Parts For Sale
    I bought a pair of these from another member and repainted them, so I could put freshly painted coolant pipes on my car while I was changing the oil cooler, coolant flange and a couple other misc coolant hoses I didn't previously in the past. I stripped/shaved and painted those pipes and they...
  18. awm fmic pipes. which to buy?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ive been searching for a little and come up with none. the installs ive found dont have MAPs . as well ill be doing a relocation. im curious as to how many 45, 90, etc bends to buy to install a fmic, I have everything lined up (ic, 42dd flange welded pipe) i just dont want to be buying extra...
  19. a/c problem: some pipes are cold, some aren't

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, My a/c is not blowing cold. I checked the system and I went to the a/c shop, they recharged the system. Compressor starts and then it becomes tricky. On other Passat I checked, all a/c pipes get cold right away and stay cold as long as the a/c works. On this vehicle, all pipes become...
  20. Separating air con pipes

    B5 Garage
    I have a '98 Passat right hand drive (owned it for ten years) and recently needed to replace some of the pipes on the aircon. The compressor failed last year releasing all sorts of goo into the inline filter, so no cooling. The VW agency stared dismantling, but could not separate the joint...