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  1. My 1st VW and im actually really excited

    New Member Introductions
    Hello to all who reads this lol this is my 1st post, 1st Passat B5.5, and very 1st VW. So the story is I was looking for a cheap DD and didn't want to keep racking up miles on my boosted Honda Si 4dr believe it or not that thing makes 516whp Stock Motor/trans;) those k20s are remarkable...
  2. Really need some help

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    Hello I purchased my 1998 vw Passat 1.8 L 4 cylinder turbo not too long ago and it was having misfiring issues so I decided to try to upgrade to the 2.0t ignition coils but now the car won't even will crank but not start
  3. What on earth is this part, and how it can possibly leak oil? Is this really bad?

    B5 Garage
    I spent a large part of my day cleaning the engine bay and back of the cylinder head to determine where in the world my oil leak is coming from. I just replaced the cam chain seals and the valve cover gaskets. Those are now leak free, but I still have one more leak that I can't solve. I've...
  4. won't start. really stumped

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So, now when trying to crank the Crankshaft is spinning but by looking through the top timing belt cover the cam sprocket is not. What are my chances of swapping the belt now and not have valve damage? I remember older cars the valves never really exceeded the bottom of the head and the...
  5. new but not really new

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    had an account here but lost the name and access so i post as a new member . 1.8 4motion wagon
  6. is it really serious what I have done?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dear all, Greetings with a great respect to you all, What will happen to the car if you did car jumping to another dead car with your car BUT you did it wrong? You connected the +donor to +recipient and then connected the -donor to -recipient? Sequence of events: 1) After connection the way I...
  7. 99 passat 1.8t really sluggish from stop and only 5lbs of boost

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have k and n air filter and a mbc. When revving thru gears it like picks up slows down u can feel the pull differenve in the motor icm and ignition coils are new im thinking fuel pressure regulator any help please whenat idle boost gauge shows -20psi
  8. Posting my second one to get access to really post

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    This is my second post and I have repied to two posts also. I think this should allow me access.
  9. why two posts really?

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  10. Tools really needed for timing belt

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    okay I am going to have to change my timing belt. I have never done one on the VW, done plenty on other vehicles. I have a great set of tools, but wondering about the "specialty" tools. I have the tool for the cam chain tensioner, from when I changed my tensioner gaskets. I see mention of a cam...
  11. New Member - OEM Wiper Blades Only for NMS, Really?

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    Hi - hope this is good forum, presently member on, (Honda Pilot), and now have a "new" 2014 SE TSI with 1.8T since June. Wiper blades are beginning to streak lightly, despite good cleaning and Rain-X on windshield....seems only OEM...
  12. Are TIP Trans Really Only Good for 160k or Less?

    B5 Garage
    I have an '02 B5 sedan with 243k miles, manual trans. I have never had a single issue with the manual transmission. Just bought an '02 off Craigslist with a few issues for $850. I'm fixing those issues (water pump, CCT and axle replacement) and will give to my daughter for her DD. Car has...
  13. Should You Really Do this When Replacing the Front Brake Pads? (+ vid)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was watching this video that shows how to replace the front brake pads. He insists on opening the bleeder valve and says if you don't do this it'll cause damage to ABS. Is that what you think and been doing? I'm about to start changing the front pads and I want to know for sure if I HAVE...
  14. Really need some help guys!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright guys, so heres what happened. I was driving back on the highway home from the airport when I noticed my oil light blink 3 times before the engine completely shut off. the car went into limp mode and my rpms dropped to zero and instantly lost power steering control. Thankfully I was able...
  15. 2002 b5.5 V6 ATQ - No crank, really confused

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my wife has a 2002 B5.5 Auto with a V6. Car has had engine issues recently but after working on it for 25 hours last weekend it was running better than it did when I bought it. Today she drove the car all over creation and it started / ran beautifully every time. We both were about to leave...
  16. ECS 1¢ Black Friday sale Really???

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    This is the worst Black Friday sale in the history of Black Friday sales!! ECS News 1¢ Sale ECS Tuning Stickers, Plate Frames, And Lanyards Sent from Free App
  17. Are VW genuine parts really better than aftermarket?

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    On a VW dealer website, I saw a picture comparing oil filters between OEM and a genuine VW filter (see here). The aftermarket oil filter looked way more worn out than the VW oil filter. It makes me wonder if this is for real. Are they just comparing apples vs oranges or was it a fair comparison...
  18. This seems really silly that I have to post this to post anything else.

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  19. Really odd problems.

    B5 Garage
    Okay so... I put my key in the engine and turn it to the on position without cranking it. None of the lights turn on and when i pull the brights on the left side it flashes the dash lights but now it doesnt work at all now? Help?
  20. really need help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any one know exactly what fuses and where they are for abs? I started whith a abs blinking light here and there And then working again. Checked the abs unit with vag com and got the code 01203. Now my abs light is always on. And after that Im having problems after reflashing my ecu with...