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  1. Are you planning to rebuild your Turbo Unit for the B5.5 ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am and did some investigating and found some advise from "Mister T" that made sense and was an eye opener in terms of what can happen to some people that re-build their own units. I will be one of those, so I visited "G-POP SHOP" website and since he seems to run a very reputable shop...
  2. How to rebuild a passat 2003 B5.5 Turbo Unit (Just the Turbo Unit)

    B5 Garage
    My 2003 B5.5 Passat started to leave heavily into the pipes to the inter-cooler and I think better take it apart and rebuild if it possible. No noise, no smoke, but I think that these would come soon. Anyone that could point to articles in this forum with the pertinent information? I searched...
  3. Timing belt failure - time to rebuild the head

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On my way to work a few weeks ago, climbing a hill and all of a sudden I lose acceleration, power steering, and battery light comes on. "Huh," I said. Pull over to the side of the road, turn the key off and back on - just starter whine. Ooops. Timing belt failure. 276,000 miles, and the...
  4. Are my new Pistons toast? (Pictures)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Below are 2 of the 4 Pistons that were damaged from the crank walking. Can I clean them up with a dremel and redo rebuilding the engine? Thank you in advance! Piston 1 Piston 2
  5. Remap after engine rebuild...?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello gents, Glad this forum exists and has been very helpful many times, THANK YOU :) My question would be more general, to gather opinions if I`m on the right track. I bought a B5.5 Variant, 1.8T which had a blown turbo (now changed with a JP Group one, not the OE), later I discovered a...
  6. Rebuild Rack and Pinion?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 Passat GLX 5.5 v6 which is leaking power steering fluid from the driver's side tie rod boot. I was looking up rack and pinions and saw that they were around $300 for a new one. I also saw the gaskets to rebuild the rack and pinion for about $40. Is it difficult to rebuild the...
  7. [ BPY Engine Rebuild ] w/ Chip Tuning - How would you do it?

    B6 Garage
    So if you had your entire car taken apart all the way to fix piston rings and come out with a noticeable gain in HP from this mess. (Maybe a Stage 2+ APR Tune) Your vehicle and info is: 2006 Passat B6 2.0T FSI / TFSI 16V DOHC 118,000 miles No damage done to block or head or camshafts Your...
  8. Is it time to refresh, rebuild, or repair your cooling system?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Does your heat not work? Chances are your cooling system is ****** and it's time for a refresh. Let us help you with our refresh kits. Click HERE to refresh, rebuild, or repair your cooling system
  9. Rebuild, new or eBay?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just got back from getting oil changed at local repair shop and was told that I have a leaking turbo. Doesn't surprise me, but now I'm faced with deciding on how to go about repair. I've found new online for about 600, and I've had decent success in the past using G-Pop for a rebuild. Not sure I...
  10. My '03 Passat Wagon Blue (after top end engine rebuild) PICS

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Folks, In another long thread, I document the process to repair my AWM engine after a timing belt tensioner mishap. All is good now, with about 500 miles on the rebuild. 1.8T is running better than ever. It feels quieter, stronger and smoother after the valve job. I've received a few PMs to...
  11. P0341 code after head rebuild?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son has a 2004 1.8t, 190k Miles. The timing belt broke about a month ago. We bought a used head and had it rebuilt. Got the car back from a Euro mechanic (who we've used before and trust) and it was making a rattle noise and threw a bunch of codes. We took it back the next day. He said he...
  12. 2.0T first time engine rebuild ?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, so I've posted a couple times in the past about my wife's car (2009 VW Passat Komfort 2.0T). The engine blew a few weeks back and I've been trying to figure out my options. So I think I'm going to go at it and rebuild it with a friend who has a little more experience than I. My...
  13. P1850 no start after rebuild.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 with a 1.8t ATW. Just rebuilt engine top to bottom. It over heated and melted a piston. I went to start it and it cranks but won't start. No spark, no fuel to rail. I ran the codes with my Bosch OBD reader and got a p1850, power train data bus missing message from ecu. I rechecked...
  14. 99 passat 2.8 rebuild

    New Member Introductions
    replacing heads what marks identify what cam goes to what side of the motor? If not how do I tell by observation?
  15. 1.8t AUG rebuild?

    B5 Garage
    I had an AUG engine replaced due to little to no oil pressure. The used AWM is having similar issues and Im trying to work that out (8 psi at idle after getting to temp). I have the old AUG in the garage and wanted to know if there was a kit out there to rebuild the entire thing. The bottom end...
  16. rebuild a Triptonic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, I just got an 03 Passat wagon with the Triptonic? tranny. It is giving us problems slipping. Now, I have put a lot of hours into researching this already and figured you guys would know best. $500 to fill the tranny????? Called a shop earlier today to try and find out the price...
  17. Couple issues after top end rebuild

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After a top end rebuild on a 1.8t 2003, as I was filling up the car with water, I got a steady stream leak, leaks when off and when running at same rate. The leak looks to be coming from behind the power steering pump and leaking down the oil pan. I cannot see the leak looking down under or...
  18. Split CV Boot, rebuild or go with Raxles, 2003 with 150k, your recommendations...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I am the 2nd owner of a 2003 Passat wgn, 1.8t awm, 5sp MT, 150k miles, my daily driver. While rotating tires yesterday I found the driver's side outer CV boot has split in two. Outer CV boots were replaced 72k miles back, inner boots have never been replaced. No clicking while turning, so I...
  19. Rebuild after Collision

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright so I was in an accidnent couple weeks ago, guy rear ended me and pushed me into the car in front of me, my front end took most of the damage, I noticed that I'm getting a very loud intermitted poping noise, it could be that my front engine mount is crushed/completely split in half and...
  20. B5.5 012 shifter rebuild

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey how you guys doing tonight? I have a question about rebuilding the shifter on my 2002 5spd b5.5. I've searched here an vw vortex and can't seem to find anything. I bought the rebuild kit from ecs and I want to make sure I do this right, I would just give it a try, but she's my daily and I...