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  1. NOS Baring! External oxidation means its shot [PICS]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    NOS Bearing! External oxidation means its shot [PICS] Guys, I need to replace the front bearings from my 98 AEB and looking around I came across this VW dealer which is selling a bunch of a NEW OLD STOCK VW parts for very good prices. I was able to pick up this OEM bearing for something like...
  2. Looks like my MAF is shot. May I just disconnect it? (for a while)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yo there. Yesterday I was getting back from the grocery when my IDLE became pretty rough. The engine didn't stall but it was amazing how nuts the RPM gauge on the cluster performed. I pulled over for a moment and when I tried to get back to the street the car was completely out for power. As...
  3. flex pipe is shot ..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    as stated . the ones on rockauto have a female end on them . mine is a straight pipe with a coupling connecting front to back . and how hard is this . the bolts look rusted as they can be . any info on the " intermediate pipe " with the non female end and just break the bolts and work from there...
  4. Shot up 03 vw passat radio

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi all, I had to reset my ECU after an EPC error, radio thus lost its memory and the manual did not come with the car.I also checked in the trunk there was no such code there .Code on the side of the radio is VWZ3Z3C7953204. Its a gamma V .Thanks
  5. pic request. 18x9.5 rear shot

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Looking for pictures is see what 18x9.5 stance will look like from behind the car. Et of my wheels are 35 (225/40/18). Been looking Round but haven found any a$$ shots. Looking to see if poke or flush. Thanks in advance...
  6. Battery Shot?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So a few weeks ago i had my alternator replaced proceeding the alternator workshop error code. Cars been running fine until the past two weekends, it sat about 72 hours and when i go to start before work i get the dreaded song of clicks. I had read a few threads while searching the forums and...
  7. Malaysian Airlines Shot Down

    The Black Hole
    Okay, this is a very sad situation, clearly someone pressed the button, pulled the trigger without really thinking. My question is: Was it Russia or Russian backed rebels that did the shooting? I know it was a Russian Beech missile launcher. Ukraine says the don't have the ability to shoot...
  8. Is my transmission shot?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Driving around today, absolutely no issues. Stopped for lunch and headed home. Suddenly, transmission drops into neutral and rpms shoot up, as they do. I let off the gas, it jerked into gear, I pressed the gas, sped up and then it slid back to neutral. Dropped down to 2, hard shift into...
  9. long shot: 04 Beetle DP fit 2000 B5 passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i'm assuming the answer is no (just the difference in years/gen gap is probably enough to rule it out) but is there any chance a Downpipe from a 1.8t out of a 2004 beetle fit a 1.8? i dont have a brand name or part number yet (otherwise, i'd probably be able to confirm my suspicions. the seller...
  10. New engine mount shot after 3 months

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Noticed the leaking when I first purchased, drivers side. Replaced with a mount from Napa, that I had laying from my old V6 project last year. Car has been very shakey in 1st and 2nd gear, been driving stick since I was 14 so I knew I wasn't shifting poorly. Decided to let off the clutch...
  11. Dipped Wagon rolling shot

    The Showroom
    Such a sexy shot I just had to share it!
  12. Clutch is shot, which one now?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, well with 104k miles and the massive abuse I put on the factory clutch through autocross, the stock clutch finally went. :cry: I was happy with how long it lasted but I need to upgrade anyway. I currently have a stage 1+ from motoza with 20-21 psi on 440cc injectors... And in the spring I am...
  13. Should I run or is it worth a shot?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Been looking for a manual VW for my youngest. He picks up his learners permit next month. I want to find a beater and rebuild it with him. Hopefully he will get a greater appreciation of what's involved in taking care of a VW. Saw this on my local CL. 1998 VW Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8 L Turbo...
  14. not sure what has happend think turbo is shot?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I started my car today. 1.8t 04 and when I started to drive I didn't have boost and it had a really deep sound to it. I don't know anything about VW. Im know my way around a turbo and I think I have cracked exhaust manifold or something but not 100% what do you guys think. VW are gibberish to...
  15. Brake pad warning light not working, pads are shot, how to fix?

    B5 Garage
    I took our 02 1.8T wagon to finally get the coil pack and heat shield recalls done yesterday, and the dealership did their usual vehicle inspection. They called to let me know my front brake pads were really low and needed to be replaced. They said the rotors were too thin to re-use so I would...
  16. Cylinder head problem, spark plug shot out!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was out driving today and I hear this popping sound like when an ignition coil dies and are only running on 3 cylinders. I pull over and notice that #1 ignition coil is not set so I pop it back in. I have my brother start the car and the coil shoots out of the cylinder with the spark plug...
  17. Power Gasket ECSTUNING Worth a shot?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I wanted to get some opinions on this "intake manifold Gasket" from It cailm to increase horsepower by cooler air coming into the engine. Sounds good right but looking at the dyno sheet (to me) it looks like gain hp in lower to mid RPM and higher RPM you lose alot. Do you think its...
  18. Guessing turbo is shot after doing boost leak test

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just finished doing a boost leak test on my panda. I took off the maf, capped the end with a PVC cap with a tire valve stem in the middle and shot the system with air. After I did this I heard gurgling so I opened the oil cap and I can feel air coming out. So Drs, what's the diagnosis?
  19. Front Suspension Noise (Similar to a shot strut mount)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We all know what a shot strut mount sounds like, and I have a noise that sounds similar (front drivers side) but dosent make the sound every time. Also, when I turn my steering wheel back and fourth I can hear a bit of clicking if I move the wheel back and fourth fast enough and there is more...