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  1. 1.8t GenIII Spark Plug replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My 14 1.8t has 66k on the clock. I purchased spark plugs last year, but couldn't get the coils off. Fast forward to last weekend, I tried removing the coils using the ECS / Schwaben coil puller and pulled the head of the coil off the rubber sleeve. Luckily, the coil plugged back into the top...
  2. Spark Plug (Coil-On-Plug) Boots at!

    "Our fun old vehicles have spark plug wires that go bad over time, but our new daily drivers have no spark plug wires and their ignition systems are maintenance free." True or False? "Half-True" is the right answer! Most newer engines do not have spark plug wires, but they do have Spark Plug...
  3. 2.8 V6 AMX frost plug size

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm planning on installing (or get installed) a block heater and I'm trying to find out what size is the frost plug so I can get the right extractor tool. I've searched but have not found one definite answer. I'm wondering if it is 36,6mm, but can anyone confirm? Thanks.
  4. Cylinder 2 Misfire - Wet Plug '05 B5.5 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My B5.5 1.8T with about 110k miles suddenly had a cylinder 2 misfire occurring. I replaced all 4 plugs with OEM replacements and cleared the code. The cylinder 2 misfire came back in about a week. I then purchased 4 new coil packs from a VW dealer. The issue was still there so I pulled the...
  5. Stocked stuck in spark plug cylinder helppppp!!!

    New Member Introductions
    The socket is stuck went in and out fine the first few try's but the plug wouldn't come out so I pulled out the socket and the extension came loose and left the socket in there now the socket WILL NOT BUDGE tried a cheater bar a little pb plaster everything I could think of but it went from...
  6. 01 V6 2.8L Spark Plugs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So in doing some reading I want to change my plugs. I've done some digging and found a great tutorial ( However! I'm not sure if what plugs to buy after reading the different types of ignition...
  7. 2009 Passat 2.0T cannot remove spark plug

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm nearing 100K on my 2009 Passat 2.0T and I'm at the point where I'm changing the spark plugs. The second from the left is stuck and I cannot get it out. I'm 99% sure the dealer replaced the plugs last time when it was still under warranty. Either way, what's the best solution to getting...
  8. auto transmission differential drain plug

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We just did the transmission filter for my son's 02 Passat. We also checked the differential level. As others have stated the plug is easy to strip. I did as well, but I found a fix to help. We ended up using a t30 torx and drove it in, then proceeded to remove. This part went fine, as did...
  9. Oil drain plug leaking

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Changed the oil yesterday on my 04 V6 Tiptonic. Date OP wrote on the oil filter read 3/2014 and the oil was beyond black. Didn't smell burnt or anything As recommended I also changed the drain plug/ crush washer. The new plug was about an inch long. The old plug was about 1/2" long and I...
  10. Torque Specs For Transmission Pan Bolts, Fill Plug, and Drain Plug

    New Member Introductions
    Anyone know these specs? Thanks!
  11. What does this plug into???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is right behind the front left wheel well guard on an 02 1.8t wagon - I opened it up to fix a leak in the washer fluid reservoir, and I see this plug dangling down. I cannot see anything that it should plug into in the immediate area. Any ideas?
  12. What is this plug?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just replaced my battery when I noticed that this plug was just hanging around. It looks like it is coming from the same harness as the battery positive wire. Have any ideas what it is?
  13. spark plug deal?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys newby here but only to this forum did a search looking for advice on spark plugs for my 99 1.8 turbo passat and found a member who recommended 3 different plugs for stock application. A Bosch and 2 different NGK's...
  14. Ignition Coil Plug Replacement

    B5 Garage
    Alright so 2000 Passat wagon was in the shop the other day having the coolant flange replaced and the clutch master cylinder replaced also and I had the time to talk to my mechanic about my car. He showed me that my ignition coil plugs were completely shot (they were able to wiggle and pull them...
  15. Stupid Coolant Tank leaking again from level sensor plug!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've replaced the coolant tank 3x in the last 5 years~! the OEM lasted the longest, and wasn't a problem when I decided that to prevent a potential inconvenience later, I should replace it. Dumbass move:mad: The replacement tank (Febi brand) leaked from the sensor connector within 1 week of...
  16. Crankshaft locking plug (2002 Passat V6 - Timing Belt Replacement)

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, I wish I can post that in a technical forum, but it won't let me start a topic. I have trouble trying to reach the metal crankshaft locking plug. I am currently at Step 11 in the Blauparts instruction. I believe the hexagonal nut is 10mm, because it fit the 10mm socket. When I put...
  17. Replace Spark Plug Wires?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My '01 B5 V6 has 93K miles, and runs very well. No odd symptoms, no CELs. The car lives in Santa Cruz CA, a pretty mild climate, half of the time garaged. The indy shop I've used for more than 10 years suggests that at the next service I replace the HT wires to the spark plugs. I don't see...
  18. Rear window glass expansion plug and pin questions.

    B5 Garage
    Hey all, My glass expansion plug and pin combo fell out of my back door window glass and I've been reading the how to's and videos for putting this thing back. Some explanations are very good but I have a couple of questions. First, my feeling is that the best and correct way to install the...
  19. passat b6 glow plug engine light issue

    New Member Introductions
    hello guys i have had many vw's over the years and have never encountered this problem before. I have a passat b6 2007 2.0tdi engine code bkp and have the engine managment light appearing on the dash i plugged in my snap on diagnostics computer which has displayed all four glow plugs being short...
  20. Quick question on crank lock plug

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm going through the timing belt procedure, things are going well... Until I need to install the crank locking tool. Which bolt do I pull? The big one, the insert one, or the other one? :-)