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  1. 1992 Passat 2.0 gl wagon timing/shift point change

    New Member Introductions
    I have been having a problem with engine knock. The car is a 4 speed and the shift point used to be at 40 mph. Due to the load put on the engine, it would knock. I had the timing changed to 6 degree BTC and the shift point changed to 60 mph. The 4th gear drive would hold until you dropped to...
  2. Rough Idle in drive/ Can't seem to pin point. 1.8t

    B5 Garage
    Hello, first post on these forums. Anyway I have a 2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 1.8T and even since i bought he car its driven super smooth but idles in drive with a bad vibration. Yes only in drive. What I've done so far. - All spark plugs - All coil packs - Had a engine code for catalytic...
  3. Need O-ring: Coolant leak at flange-hose mating point

    B5 Garage
    Hi everyone! I replaced my coolant flange two years ago due damage and recently developed a second coolant leak (B5 ATW engine). This time, the coolant is leaking from the mating point of the coolant flange and heater core hose. When I replaced the flange, I recall there being an o-ring in...
  4. 08 Passat headliner falling off, to the point it hits my head.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    The headliner in my 2008 vw passat 2.0t has begun to sag, to the point where I can't look back when in reverse because it keeps hitting my head. I can't even have the windows open anymore because it blows it off even more and makes some of the old glue fly around. Any advice? Car has no warranty.
  5. is the driver on 06-07 EPB motor 6 point or 12?

    B6 Garage
    Need to replace one EPB motor on 2006 B6. Are there 6 point and 12 point male driver parts on different mnotors? Just wondering what would be on a 2006.
  6. Only speculation at this point, but questions.......

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    As a Passat guy, I've always thought it would be really cool to have an old model such as a Dasher, Quantum, or even B3 or B4 to put in VW shows. Once in a while, I'll find some of the above on either The Samba, Craigslist, or even sites like However, there are two big issues...
  7. 2008 Passat 2.0 throw P0171 Cannot pin point problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This car has only 47000 miles on it. About a month ago it start to show engine light in yellow. I checked code. Sometimes it just display B2aaa which is too generic to tell anything. Sometimes it display P0171. It could mean the following •The MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor is dirty or faulty...
  8. Can You Guys Point Me in the Right Direction?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 Passat Station Wagon GLX with V6. Can you guys get me pointed in the right direction for the following issues? Lack of power on acceleration Won't start after filling up fuel tank Hard starting in general Hearing this faint beeping sound from the rear of the vehicle when rolling down the...
  9. 19 point lug bolt

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    There is a 19 point lug bolt in the front driver side wheel of this car I just got. I thought it was a triple square at first glance then when I went to take it off and tried to stick the triple square socket in there it wasn't even close. Got to counting the points on it and there are 19 of...
  10. All signs point bad ignition switch?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone! Been a rough few days but I think I finally got it all sorted out. I made a post the other day about random starts. Ive been cruising these boards for days now trying to figure out the issue. I think I finally found it! I referenced as post from this site...
  11. What point does it makes sense to get a new car versus on going repairs for the B5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What point does it makes sense to get a new car versus on going repairs for the B5? I got a 1999 V6 with 110k miles. Very low repair cost on the first ten years of life. Last five years, repairs and maintenance cost have average about $850 per year, which included a timing belt change and new...
  12. So at what point would I hear a "whoosh" sound?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 03 5mt passat, I rarely take my car above 4k rpm, (it just feels like i will break something if i do, i.e restricted). So i always hear that you should hear a rush of air or a "whoosh" sound on deceleration. I do not get that. I do get a electrical 'whine' type noise on spool up that...
  13. Looking for common failure point for P0431/421

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Every since I swapped out my vacuum hoses, I've been getting a consistent 0431/0421 error code. I went over everything again, this last weekend, and couldn't find any leaking, or cracked spots in the hoses. It should be noted that I didn't change out the hose that goes to the driver module on...
  14. Glove box ownership low point

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A blizzard of VW goofiness today...definitely one of the low points of the last fourteen years. Quite a while ago, the glove box latch broke. So I jerry-rigged it. It more or less worked, but I pretty much stopped using the glove box. At least it was closed and not making any noise. With it...
  15. whats the point

    New Member Introductions
    is there any point been a member on this forum ? ask for help and no one replys to any of my posts, well guess not think ill find a site were people no what there on about and willing to help other members !!!!
  16. right to the point

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Im sure this subject has often came up on the forum. ive just recently purchased a 2005 tdi passat with bad auto transmission. Obviously I'd like to get it running again and a 5 speed manual swap would be my preference. have a lot of these swaps been done? Any words of encouragement from...
  17. PB coilovers, 30 point adjustable.

    Parts For Sale
    PB coilovers, for all 2WD passats Independent high adjustment and pre-load adjustment (no loss of travel even at max drop) 30 point damping adjustable light weight aluminum body for less un-sprung weight. 9k (503lb) rear springs, modified perches for extra lowering. Stock 12K (671lb) front...
  18. I need to prove a point...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My buddies and I were talking about our cars. I pointed out that mine was a 1.8 turbo and they still don't believe me! Haha so where exactky is the turbo in the engine bay? From what I can see it is tucked somewhere around the cat? Also to make a point, one often friends had a 3.5 V6 Altima and...
  19. Rear engine lift point

    B5 Garage
    I am getting ready to do the oil pump job on my 1.8T AWM and I have noticed that the rear lifting point is missing. D: This is really annoying, is there anyway to improvise or where can I purchase one? And I am also looking to clear something up! I bought an oil pan gasket and also some RTV...
  20. fitting reversing camera need a ground point near right hand fuse box?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i have the screen and camera all set up ready to be wired in but i'm not sure about how to wire the screen in. should i power screen from a fuse? any recommendations? cheers