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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have been dealing with water getting into the car whenever we have a serious rain. Ive actually seen the water running down the inner trim on the passenger front while driving so I know at least that 1 is leaking. I noticed were carpet on the driver's rear this week as well, thought he...
  2. B5 Garage
    I have a 2003 passat that needs new valve stem seals. I just got quoted 4600.00 to replace them with head still on car. I'm in southern California if anybody knows a shop or is capable. Let me know. Thx Eric D.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I'm wondering if anyone could help me with some information, The valve stem seals on my 2001 Passat need replacing, like many owners of a car this age the cost of the repair at a garage far outweighs the value of the car, I generally look after the car myself unless it requires...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HI everyone, I had the 2003 Passat 4motion GLX V6 at the dealership to replace a rear differential flange and they told me my cam adjuster seals are leaking. I went home, took all the front covers off... everything was bone dry. I replaced the rear plugs in the back (which also felt bone...
  5. B5 Garage
    Thank you everyone who posts to this forum. After doing the valve seals through the timing belt the car wouldn't start. If there hadn't been a post about the coolant temperature sensor causing a no start condition I wouldn't have found the problem without sending the car to a mechanic. FYI of...
  6. New Member Introductions
    So my Passat has been smoking out the exhaust for awhile and today it just began to smoke around the turbo area. Just wondering if that could be the whole turbo going bad or if it might just be the seals. If so how do i check the seals?
  7. B5 Garage
    2.8 4motion, '01 GLS, 160,000k Cam seals and valve cover gasket Took the car into the dealership for the heat-shield recall. They noted I had an oil leak out of the cam seals and valve cover, last time I went in they wanted $260 to diagnose the source... Watched the videos on youtube and read...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    hey guys 07 passat 2.0t I am looking at doing my guides and seals.I'm trying to find some kind of write up or some advice as to how much of a pain in the ass its going to be an how difficult you all think it is? any help/advice would be greatly appreciated
  9. B5 Garage
    I have seen a few write ups about changing the valve seals. I would assume it is easier to do it with the head removed, but I have seen others saying they used compressed air to hold the valves in from dropping. The local machine shop says the 5V are hard to work on because they are so small...
  10. New Member Introductions
    03 Passat GLX 2.8 B5.5 Hunting for an oil leak not a fun process. We found after tearing down engine it was the rear cam seal. we replaced all the seals and the head gaskets. changed all plugs,ect. 3 months later the rear seal is leaking again. Every 5000 miles oil and filter and plug and...
  11. B5 Garage
    Getting ready next weekend(hopefully if everything arrives) doing a TBwater pump etc. Buying a kit from blauparts. It comes with front camshaft seals. How do you change them? BTW it is a 2004 GLX sedan with a V6
  12. B5 Garage
    Question re: Replacing Cam Cover Gaskets, Oil Seals & Caps on 2003 Passat ATQ 2.8L V6 Hello, everyone: I started to replace the thermostat, TB and water pump in my 2003 Passat wagon [picture below], but as I went along -and since so much of the engine has to be removed anyways- decided to...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 01 1.8t auto Passat has been leaking auto transmission fluid for about 6 months now. I am fairly certain it is leaking from the output shaft seal on the driver's side. I got the CV axle out and that was a piece of cake. However, the flange that the CV axle bolts to on the transmission...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was looking in to getting valve cover gaskets seals and seen a whole seal set Audi VW Head Gasket Set 1.8L - Elring 058198012 | FCP Euro Now the gaskets i linked are Elring. I have seen fel-pro, Victor Reinz, ERISTIC and a few others. I was giving the site FCPeuro from another post but...
  15. B5 Garage
    Suddenly started seeing smoke and smelling oil. Never a good sign. Having just spent $700 to have a new crank seal put in I just took it back. On inspection the mechanic told me the valve covers are leaking. Not to bad I expect until they estimate it at $1300 :banghead: I am not afraid to...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Where is the best place to get all four door seals for a b5.5 sedan? I have water coming in even after replacing all the sunroof drains.:banghead:
  17. New Member Introductions
    They are leaking very severe and need replaced. Until I can fix them, could I do a quick fix with silicon on them and clean out the pcv system so I can keep oil in my car? I drive a 2003 GLX 2.8L V6 with 170K.
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I changed my pads and rotors, it seem like the rear rotors are not working because when i use the e-brake nothing happens, should I bleed the lines again? Second day I changed my valve gasket cover, cam chain tensioner seals and PCV hose and later on I will do my plugs. After letting the...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a fwd 1999 Passat with auto trans. I am trying to locate the seals for the flanges on the output shafts. The ones I ordered from Rock auto are way off. part number on the seal is ZF 734 310 342 Thanks
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Time to replace valve cover gaskets, CCT gaskets, valley seals, etc. - NEW QUESTIONS I just did the timing belt / water pump job on my daughter's 2004 Passat. Everything went smooth and now I'm ready to tackle the infamous burning oil smell. I purchased the gasket kit from Blauparts which...
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