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  1. Wheel Fitment for upgrading a B5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If I understand correctly, the B5 has an et45 and the B5.5 a et37? I am about to purchase a used set of A8L 19" twelve spokes for my B5.5. To recap, they are OEM 19x8.5 et45 and will go with 235/35/19 on them. I have read where others with a B5 said that they didn't have any rubbing issues...
  2. Proper functioning of dashboard lights wrt ignition switch state

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1998 Passat 1.8t Sedan B5 I have an embarrassing question - what is the proper functioning of dashboard lighting with respect to position of ignition switch and headlight switch? This is what I currently see: If I start my car, the only lights that remain on (with the headlight switch to off...
  3. Proper Replacement Lower Radiator Hose on 1999 V6

    B5 Garage
    Proper Replacement Lower Radiator Hose on 1999 V6? On my 1999 V6 I pulled the lower radiator hose and it is marked 8D0 121 049 E, which does not seem to exist as a replacement part. I have found one reference to it indicating 8D0 121 055 AA is the replacement part and the part does look...
  4. CTS on 2003 ATQ: Proper Fitting ?

    B5 Garage
    Many here have had great difficulty replacing the Coolant Temperature Sender [CTS] because reaching it is tricky if you do not remove first the air duct sitting above it or inserting the clip is hard due to the angle in which it has to be pushed in. I have found that the latter problem is caused...
  5. Buying proper timing belt kit

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone. I'm trying to order a timing belt kit and I'm not sure which one to get. It's for a 99 1.8t. There's 152 and 153 tooth belts. From reading it depends on whether I have the original tensioner or the updated one. Now being my car has 70000 on it I presume it's the original. But the...
  6. Whats the proper torque specs for 2002 1.8t manual axles

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The more i search the more different answers I get. One person says 85ft lbs for 1.8t and 140 ft lbs for v6 ( plus the 180 deg turn of course ) and then i read that if its a 14mm allen head its 85 ft lbs and if its a 17mm its 140. which of these are correct. My new axle has a 27mm hex head bolt...
  7. Determining Proper MAF Voltages for Meth Injection

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, About to install a meth injection kit with the dual nozzle package curiosity of USRT (Usually Sideways Rally Team---HIGHLY recommended, by the way) and because I still have the stock KO3S turbo, which obviously is very quick spooling, I decided I am going to utilize the MAF sensor...
  8. Cam Chain Tensioner Adjuster CCT CCA - proper way to count Chain Links Rollers

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Below are some diagrams that show the proper way to count the chain link rollers. This definitely applies to the 2.8L V6 30V engine, and it may apply to other engines as well: With the engine in TDC position, the marks on both cam sprockets must align with the marks on the end caps that hold...
  9. What's the proper way to aim fog lights, b5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been on the hunt for the proper procendure for aiming the fog lights on the b5.5. I've done generic searches and haven't found consistent information. Anyone have a way to aim/align the fog lights?
  10. Proper Gap for Nippondenso Spark Plugs

    B6 Garage
    Howdy. My 2008 BPY 2.0T is due for its first spark plug swap, and I've got a set of Nippondenso PK20PR11 plugs ready to go, the double platinum part number called for at Denso's website. But the trippy part is the large 0.044" gap Denso calls for, which is a real outlier among recommended...
  11. A proper farewell to my Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know that I don't know anyone on here because I never post, but I wanted to put this out there... A month ago my beloved 49,000 mile DEAD MINT 2002 Passat GLX wagon was involved in a hit and run accident and was totaled. Fortunately it was parked overnight and no one was in the car at the...
  12. Help with proper CD player install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I purchased a factory CD player for my 2001.5 Passat. I cant seem to get the connection in the back to stay thight. The cd player stops and I have to redo. Also how do I get the lights on the cd player to glow? Am I connecting the right cords? If anyone has a diagram, etc that would be great...
  13. proper timing belt tension

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can any one with experience tell if this is to loose or about right as to the tension on a timing belt. Its on a 03 v6 Passat 4motion.
  14. What is proper torque for after-market axle bolt

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2003 Passat B5.5 FWD Manual 1.8T: Orig Eq on my vehicle's front axles were 17mm hex drive bolts. Most info I see says torque replacement 17mm axle bolts to 140 ft/lbs plus 180 degree turn with power arm .... although I saw someone said a VW mechanic said "they" only do a 90 degree additional...
  15. Proper R & R of HID's

    B6 Garage
    I am waiting for some parts from overseas, while I'm waiting just wanted the proper procedure of removing and replacing HID lights, ballasts etc. Just heard that you disconnect battery; the gases from the bulb itself should cool down, etc....If you know or know of the proper procedure, please...
  16. What's proper wheel size for 04 TDI???

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi, I'm new to my 2004 TDI and would like to upgrade my wheels. Wonder what the proper specs are for shopping for new rims are required? Thanks
  17. Proper tires for 17x9 wheels (pic if possible)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Guys, I just bought some 17x9 wheels for my B5.5 wagon. I was wondering if 225/45/17 would be too stretched? I'm not a gentle driver and like fast cornering...:driving: should I go to 235? I you guy run on this set up, you're input and pics would be more than welcome. Thanks!
  18. I need a proper shoot...

    The Showroom
    Here is my janky B5. Please ignore cell phone shots.
  19. what is the proper place to place jack and jackstands

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    on a 1998 passat fwd. i have no idea where to place the jack and jack stands. not the cheap tire jack that came with the car. i need to place the car on four jack stands so that i can change the transmission fluid thanks. i would like to be safe lol
  20. Proper Fluid Level in Automatic Transmission

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After reading all the forums posted here regarding the pros and cons of changing the fluid and filter I decided to go ahead and perform that maintenance on my newly aquired 04 Passat wagon with the 1.8T / 5 speed atomatic with 4motion. It wasn't that bad of a job to do but I found out the hard...