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  1. Plastic Belly Pan

    Parts For Sale
    I have 2x of the plastic belly pan originally sold by the guy in Charlotte (won't say his or company name). They are still in the plastic, but I have no need for them as I no longer have a B5/B5.5. $30 for both if you pick them up in Greensboro, NC. I will meet somewhere close to Greensboro...
  2. Just broke the plastic handle oil level Passat 2003 B5.5 AWM engine?

    B5 Garage
    The plastic broke and I just had an old change but big leaks on the Turbo unit so I cannot go by the amount of oil unless through it out and replacing this new oil with another new batch. Could someone that owns a Passat as mine above just go and measure the distance from the very end of the...
  3. Plastic Bits Clogging Oil Screen (Photo Included)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently acquired an '02 Passat 1.8T Wagon (auto) w/ 175k miles in really nice shape (runs and shifts flawlessly, not even a door ding) except that the oil pressure light flickers above about 2500rpm. It needs an ABS module, but other than that, it's great. I assumed (dumb, I know), it was...
  4. What is this broken plastic part on the motor?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    UPDATE: I Found It!...What is this broken plastic part on the motor? UPDATE: The forum won't let me delete this thread so I will update. I found the part, it is a vacuum check valve. I've just bought a 2002 Passat B5.5 4cyl Turbo. I've never had a VW before so excuse me if I come across as...
  5. Water Pump Debate: Plastic oe metal impeller?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 1.8t AWM Recently I replaced the coolant flange and temp sensor. Afterwards, a problem arose that had only happened once previously. It would overheat while driving, but stable at idle. My first thought was air bubble, because it wasn't overheating at idle. Bled the coolant at the heater...
  6. plastic headlight socket

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    When changing my headlight bulb, I broke one of the clips (1 of 2) on the plastic socket that holds the low beam headlight on my 2010 B6 Passat. The clips hold the electrical connector in place. The socket part is Valeo PET-GF35. Having difficulty finding a source. Please help.
  7. Deteriorating B5 interior

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My '00 GLS is mechanically sound but the inside is falling apart. I'm not even trying to keep it nice but just to be in a somewhat respectable state. The main issue is the aged plastic parts. They keep braking. From little pieces inside the door panels, door handles even some dash parts... The...
  8. Ticking rear passenger side, plastic in oil pan 03 passat 2.8 epv

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all! My first post. I bought a 2003 passat glx 2.8l with 190k about a year ago. Problem: Engine start ticking (like loud lifters) recently on passenger side towards rear of engine, seemed like last two cylinders but then more towards back. I stoped driving it just about immediately. After...
  9. Plastic piece

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Quick question, did a little bit of offroading this weekend and i noticed that a little square plastic piece at the bottom of the drivers door came loose, ive tightened it by hand, noticed today it fell off somewhere. I was wondering whats it for, and can i find a new one? Picture below Thanks...
  10. Lost round plastic piece that goes under wiper arm in engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I think I successfully replaced the gasket and sealed my pollen filter against leaks, but in the process I lost one of the round plastic grommets or whatever they are that go under the wiper shaft and the plastic cowl that clips in under the windshield. I saw it fall in one of the gaps...
  11. Passat b6 trunk upholstery - removal of plastic bug

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi Everybody, I know it is a noob question but I hate to brake these small plastic bugs. So I am in the interior of the trunk, I want to remove the side upholstery. How do I remove these bugs on a civilized way? Or no civilized way, put flat screwdriver under the bug and force it to pop...
  12. 2003 1.8T black plastic in oil (with photos)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, recently bought my first Volkswagen with 141,000 miles after looking for a long time for a vehicle for my 16 year old daughter. I do all my maintenance myself and figured I will tackle this beast after looking into it. Previous owner said he kept up with everything as his daughter was the...
  13. Plastic strip running the leangth of the roof

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 sedan How do you remove the plastic strips that run the length of the roof (from rear window to the windshield)??? Mine is loose over the rear door (passenger side) and it appears the clear coat has started to crack allowing dirt underneath it. Thank you
  14. Plastic intake cam cover cleaning

    B5 Garage
    How do I safely clean these dirty plastic cam covers? I have a can of carb dip but that might be too harsh. Carb or brake cleaner? They're soaking in hot water and simple green now. Also, can I put the valve cover back on without replacing the gasket? The one on it looks like it was replaced...
  15. Interior plastic trim painting

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone out there have any info on cleaning the factory coating off various pieces of interior plastic trim that have degraded in time then repainting?? Mine have a gooey film on them and I'm assuming it's due to age and the coating breaking down. You can scrape it off with your fingernail and...
  16. Lower plastic trim Below doors

    New Member Introductions
    replaced front pass. door. need to find the long black trim attached to leh lower door sill, and the small plastic pieces at lower front fender and piece located just behind the rear door.
  17. Help with plastic gears on 2005 Passat headlights

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, Reading other post these plastic gear adjustments don't last or work well. Anyone have a decent fix so I don't have to pull the whole bumper off? Seems like that's what you have to do? Thanks, Mark
  18. W8 Wagon Plastic Belly Pan

    B5 Garage
    Hi Guys, my plastic belly pan today ripped after I believe the nut that hold the front mounting point got off the bolt and got caught on something when I drive in the gravel road. My question, is this plastic belly pan the same between models or each has different one? If this part is the same...
  19. Yes, plastic hubcaps.......

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I am the oddball purist here. I have a 2005 Base GL, Urban Gray. Only options are leather and tiptronic. It has 15" factory hubcaps with 14 spokes. I don't even know if hubcaps have different style names like wheels do, but the part # is 3B0601147HRYQ. When I bought the car last October, I noted...
  20. 2000 Passat 120k on the clock...another bad plastic waterpump impeller

    B5 Garage
    New-to-me car, but recently did the overheating thing....and was difficult to diagnose. Lots of great posts here on diagnosing, but I'll just add that you can easily check the impeller for looseness by accessing it through the drain plug near the thermostat. Just insert a thin hex key, or...