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  1. B5 Garage
    I will be adding a second battery with a relay isolator. I'd like to know of the locations of lines that are active only when the engine is on (not just accessory). It seems the norm is to put the relay isolator in the engine bay, so I'm guessing I'll have to tap into something in the fuse box...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello I had issues with engine noise and power with my 2006 2.0T Passat and took it for diagnosis. I have the following issues with my exhaust pipe a) The Downpipe joint is broken with a hole b) Flex Joint is rusted and about to fail c) Exhaust tip is rusted I am quoted $600 plus for...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm looking to see who offers the best prices and quality parts Online. I have used ECS for most of my semi bigger things; front suspension kit, shocks, PCV kit Etc.... I looked at Rockauto and from what I saw they were a lot less expensive!! ECS front suspension kit was around $265 Where RA...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Car specs: 2004 Passat 1.8t (AWM, B5) Can anyone recommend a specific scanner device (or part #) that will allow me perform readiness checks and transfer ECM/Immo II settings? The options on eBay and internet are seemingly endless and vary greatly in price - it's tough to know what will work...
  5. New Member Introductions
    i have a oil leak on a passat i have and i cant seem to find the souce of the leak any one help :wrench:
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Both of my fronts are out (no water comes out of the nipples in the door jamb) and I have no idea what to think about the rears. The water starts draining out of the bottom of the car almost right away, but in two totally different places on the different sides, and, based on my research here...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    This is with a bit of a modification to the existing speakers but i know theres space for a 6.5" in each of the front doors and 2 tweeters, and theres space for a 6.5 in each of the rear doors, just wondering if there are any that i have missed? Cheers in advance!
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got an 02 that is having serious issues with the heating and cooling system. It doesn't matter where you select the air to blow it just comes out of the dash vents. Turn defroster on, blows out of the dash. Same thing when selecting blower for anything. Had a mechanic check it out and he...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    online to find parts for these cars besides ecstuning/ebay/amazon.
  10. New Member Introductions
    Could anyone recommend best/cheap places for tools? I need to do the timing belt and its seems $180 on ECS seem a little too expensive...
  11. B5 Garage
    'Check Coolant" warning came on a few weeks ago no temp spike. Coolant was below min line and so I refilled. All was fine. Wife was on the way to work this morning and the warning came on again with a temp spike. She refilled and was fine. She checked it again at lunch time and it was down...
  12. USA - Central
    Need to change an Oil pump on my V6 this weekend but live in an apt complex in downtown where this is not allowed. :mad: It is a simple job on the V6 (Drop pan, change pump, screw pan). No need to loose frames or anything. Should take a day or less. I have the parts, tools and know how, just...
  13. B5 Garage
    I have codes p1176 and p1177. Flex joint and post cat o2 sensor have been replaced on driver side and the codes still come on so i don't think the sensors are bad on both sides. I want to check for a vacuum leak using the brake cleaner method by spraying on the hoses and lines. Do i just take...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I am having a little bit of a harder time finding places that sell after market STUFF for passats than for my MK4 jetta! :banghead: Anyone have any good suggestions for places on the net to find stuff?:confused:
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I need a big help here. I have 2006 passat with 43,000 miles with certified warranty. I am recently experiencing lots of itching noise coming from passenger side(some from the driver's side and rear, but it's unnoticeable. However, this plastic(?) itching sounds really bothers me and dealer...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys I have a b5.5 wagon and im looking for aftermarket parts. Haveing sum troble finding sum if you know anyone wit sum or a website I wood apresheate it. I have a 1.8t
  17. Canada
    I am taking a small trip to Toronto, I am just wondering if anyone can suggest some places to check out, as i see alot of people on this forum are from there?? Thanks
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings, I replaced the belt kit on my '03 1.8 around 70k ago and now have to do so again. I bought the last kit from ECS tuning for around 160 or so, now the prices have jumped to 220 & change. I've searched the parts source list for another vendor but no one else seems to offer a...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a serious exhaust leak when its cold. im wondering if there are common places that there are exhaust leaks on this car. are there gaskets that wear out over time? which ones are more prone to wear out? the car has 105k miles.
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i am leaking power steering fluid. its not an alarming rate, but i am fixing it before it becomes bad. is this common? are there common places it leaks from? simple fix or not? anyone have any ideas before i just start looking, some guidance to get me ahead of the game would be nice...
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