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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    of pulling the cockpit vs disassembling the instrument panel? Or is there only good access to the heater core that way?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thanks to silberwagen for the gauge and pod, and to the guy that posted the boost gauge installation write-up. :thumbup: By the way, it was much easier for me to leave the ECM cover on (due to the impossible to reach rear screw) and just use the rubber grommit the hood latch line passes...
  3. B5 Garage
    Last weekend, with the help of a veteran VW tech, we replaced the cam tensioner seal on the right (passenger side in the US) cylinder head. Contrary to what everyone (two dealerships and two different indies) said, we did not remove the cams or even moved the cam chain. One dealer (the same...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, so I'm getting ready to install my eibachs and they've been sitting in my basement waiting to get installed for literally 2 years until I had the time/funds to do it. :shock: Anyway, I'm also replacing the shocks at the same time... now here's the shortcut, i think; Since the entire...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My local independent mechanic works primarily on VW's but mine is among the first of the B5 generation that he has seen. Since he is also a friend, I gave him my Bentley manual on CD, since he'd get more use out of it than I would. Last week he got in a 99 1.8T with a fried alternator (unclear...
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