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  1. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My check engine light came on and my 2014 Passat (1.8T, TSI) is making a "putt putt putt" sound. The code refers to an EVAP system leak. Is anyone familiar with this code and the sound that I'm hearing? Thanks in advance!
  2. B5 Garage
    You don't have the VAG tool for it? I got the valves and keepers out easily enough by cutting a piece of copper 1" tubing, cutting out a working window in it and then placing a board on top. When I sat on the board it compressed pushed the tubing down and compressed the spring enough to get...
  3. B6 Garage
    Every time I put gas in the car it sputters for a few seconds then runs fine
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Ive heard alot of stories of people saying their wiper motors not working after they put in hids, should i be worried about this or is this just a small % of happening, ive ordered my hid kit, here is the ones i have ordered : H7 Single Beam HID Conversion KIT Canbus Ballast 35W 6000K CAN BUS |...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've got a '07 Passat Wagon 4Motion 3.6L auto. for quite a while, the heater has not been working optimally. My daughter's '00 Honda Accord blasts heat infinitely better. Also, if I put my hand right above the ash tray, that dash area is quite cold. Any thoughts on what may be going astray...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm thinking that it's unique to have a Passat that is built but it is a FWD car and it'll mostly spin if your putting the power down. I had an B5 A4 that I crashed before my B5.5 Passat and I'm wondering just as a general yes or no question what you guys think? I want to have a reliable build...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi ive unfortunately crashed my car into them back of a car in a 4 car pile up, i was the last car and swereved but clipped the car infront on the passenger side. The insurance company wrote the car off, but ive have bought it back. The damage was all cosmetic..... bumper cracked, bonnet...
  8. B6 Garage
    Does anyone know what parts I will need to buy, other than the coilovers, to complete a coilover conversion on my 08 Passat 3.6 4motion variant? I called ECS, but was on hold forever. Do I need a refresh kit, or will the coilovers come with some of that stuff? thanks for your expertise :thumbup:
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The passenger side lumbar knob came off on my 2004.5 wagon, and after inspecting, the cause seems to be the shaft tube on the handle that slips over the shaft cracked, loosening the knob, and the seat belt snagged on it. Soo , I buy a new knob. I see that the seat has a shaft with thread on...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my head should be ready tomorrow, i had a local shop do the work. $330+tax , shaved the head, replaced 12 valves & checked the others. Once i get started, i know i need to start with the number 1 cyl @ TDC. once i have that is there anything special i need to do lining up the cam , besides the...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey I just got in the mail my ST coilover and I don't really want to take to a machanic to have them put in is there a video or somethig that will help me put them in. I have a 04 passat 1.8t 4motion
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am replacing the upper radiator hose on a 99 passat 1.8L and I can not get the hose on far enough for the spring clip to lock in place. any tricks I got the hose from fcp groten. I am wodering if the neck on the radiator is slightly to long.
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is it as easy as loosening the bolts putting weight on the suspension and that tightening? What happens if you dont reset the UCA's after lowering?
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm working on strut replacement in front of 2000 V6. Have the struts out and expect that I'll have new shocks and strut tower put back together by tomorrow. Here's the question. I seem to recall reading somewhere that before tightening up a bolt on the strut reassembly, one should load the...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got a rear regulator clip off ebay and it comes with 2 cables and 2 springs. I think each cable is supposed to go through the spring and then the srings are put in the clip, but I can't figure out how to get the springs in the clip. It is really tight. Has anyone done this? TIA
  16. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I was planning on getting a set of 17" RS6 reps with standard 225/45 tires. When searching for pictures I just seemed to get massive confusion about the fit. They're 5x112 so they'll definitely fit, but do I need spacers or anything? I didn't think I'd need to worry about rubbing. Aside from...
  17. B6 Garage
    :confused:Hey guys - I've lurked around here for a while and read most of the "HID help" threads and I'm still completely lost... All the threads got kind of hectic with one person saying they had no problems, the next saying disable DLRs to get rid of flickering, pulling relay 173, etc etc...
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