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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Below are 2 of the 4 Pistons that were damaged from the crank walking. Can I clean them up with a dremel and redo rebuilding the engine? Thank you in advance! Piston 1 Piston 2
  2. B5 Garage
    i am rebuilding the 2.8 out of my 2003 Passat sedan. What is the lowest CR pistons I can put in the block? I am keeping an eye on a Future 2.7 swap, and would like to only buy pistons once. Can I put 9:1 pistons in the 2.8, keeping in mind that it will be N/A for about a year.
  3. B5 Garage
    The cylinder head isn't worth machining and the block has at least 1 bent connecting rod. What is the biggest size piston I can put into this block? I will also need to know where to find the parts. I may be needing a head too. I live in Hawaii and used parts are hard to find and most mainland...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i got my new forged rods in, but they dont fit the pistons. They are thicker. Is that a common occurrence that i overlooked or do i have the wrong rods?
  5. Parts For Sale
    i have all 4 pistons with rods complete except im missing a piston wristpin circlip..but everything is in great condition..the piston do have some valve marks from them meeting at one time..but they look brand new,no cracks..will send pictures upon request...make offers..$250 of best offer...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, Long time lurker in these forums, they have provided me with invaluable info on fixing things that have gone wrong with my car. 2000 Passat 1.8t ATW. So my timing belt went, lost 1/2 the teeth. I just finished taking the head off and looks like all 20 valves are done for (have a...
  7. B5 Garage
    Finished pulling the head and the pistons have a single valve scuff mark from what looks to be only one of the intake valves... No damage to the side walls or around the top... So I plan to dis-assemble the head once I get the tensioner tool. Two things... please advise on correct cleaning...
  8. WTB/WTT Section
    WTB: AWM piston & rod I'm trying to piece together an engine that dropped a valve in my 2002 1.8T. I need one good used OEM AWM piston and rod. I also need a good used AWM head. Don't necessarily need cams, lifters and tensioner, but do need valves and springs in it.
  9. Parts For Sale
    Brute rods 144/20mm wrist pins riffle drilled for AEB and 9a applications 400 obo + shipping and the machined intermediate shaft to clear 83mm pistons on 058 blocks. this was machined by Issam over at INA engineering. 180obo + shipping Bentley, in REALLY good condition, used it a...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any place to buy Connection Rod Piston except dealer ? Thank You.
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After reading broken timing belt/tensioner threads for 1.8T engines I'm wondering how many of these engines actually end up with one or more punctured pistons. It seems that all I've seen in my friend's shop is bent valves and little dings on the piston tops. I'm thinking that because there...
  12. B5 Garage
    after market that is? My block almost has 200k on it and I'm going to rebuild it. Also can anyone go ahead and recommend a forged piston set for me? Preferably something that won't break the bank. IE rods, motor/tranny mounts are on the way. Thanks for your help. :thumbup: -Andrew
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    or rods bend. Just wondering in case my car doesn't get properly set up with the K04 + injectors.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I posted the forum on how to change a water pump and timing belt. Well with all those problems, the right side of the engine on my 2001 VW Passat V6 4Motion, had bent valves. To top that, 4 were completely broken off and implanted into the piston head. The mechanic wants to find a new...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, The two pistons (or maybe its one) seem to be broken. It takes quite a bit of effort to open the trunk. It stays open pretty good but it is sure heavy. Can someone point me to the right part & possibly an online source? Thanks, Rich
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