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  1. Got a "fair condition" W8 w/ a few small codes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been searching for a W8 for years, and yes I knew what I was getting myself into haha! It is also a 6MT w/194K engine and clutch replaced at 30K, owner informed they were all freeway miles and was open about the other issues mentioned below So being one of 329 in this configuration and I...
  2. Very small differential leak. Noise on acceleration related?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, Finalizing the exhaust work with the flex pipe the other day and I had the front end up on jack stands. I noticed that there was a single tiny drop of red ATF on the cover plate below where the differential sits. I've never noticed ATF leaks on the ground but I did just start driving...
  3. small vacuum line check valves

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Are all of the two-connector ones interchangeable? Some are black-and-white, some are dark gray. Can I substitute generics from AutoZone, or should I use OEM? In the latter case, does anyone have part numbers on these? I am not having much luck with various online searches. I just finished...
  4. 09 Passat CCTA Small Coolant Leak Help

    B6 Garage
    Got the low coolant warning and looked for the source, which I think I found after pulling off the air pipe and housing. Looks like it's the top hose from the heater core at the firewall that runs back towards the radiator. Part number is 3C0-122-073-FC and if you go to ecs or google it you...
  5. Small mistake on this page

    New Member Introductions
    Hello/interior light/error on site Hey, I'm from Slovakia (its not that bad as in ''Euro trip'' or any movies). I need some help with B5 99. Interior lights are working manually, both front and rear, but they wont light up once i open the doors. I have repaired almost all of my door locks 3/4...
  6. Small oil filter

    B5 Garage
    I just picked my road warrior up from the shop, everything seems to be working!! But the guy said do an oil change in about 500 miles, and he put a small filter on. I think its a maan filter. Should i swap it out for a cheap large filter like STP for a few 100 miles or just leave it? Sent from...
  7. How to replace small PCV Hose?

    B5 Garage
    On my B5.5 V6, just replaced the large PCV hose and suction pump. The little hose proves to be more elusive. How do I get the part that attaches to the crankcase? This How-to was super helpful, but doesn't go into accessing the the small hose...
  8. P0456 - Small leak detected - Not N80 valve

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    P0456 - Small leak detected - Not N80 valve - FIXED Hi, My 02 1.8T got a CEL. Scanned it and showed P0456. Replaced the gas cap with one from Autozone. Still CEL came on. Removed and checked the N80 (purge valve) and it was slightly leaking (i can suck from the vacuum side without applying 12...
  9. Need a small favor from a B6 Passat Wagon owner.. Couple measurements..

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey all. I previously had a B5.5 W8 wagon, and have had 3 Audi's and a Touareg since. Considering a 2010 Passat Wagon for my next daily/work car, but before I make it an official option, I was hoping a member could give me a couple quick measurements of the hatch? Couldn't seem to find what I...
  10. Small Things I Love About The B5

    B5 Garage
    1. Full-size spare - Gotta love any car[I]that makes room for a full-size spare tire. Just used mine last week. 2. The radio turns on without the key - Perfect when waxing, or waiting for the wife at the store. The fact that it automatically shuts itself off to save the battery too...
  11. Small coolant leak ATQ '02

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dropped the belly pan and see a drop of coolant on the drivers side bolt for the snub mt. bracket. Cannot see any evidence of coolant dripping from above. I recently (3 wks ago) replaced the snub mt. Pretty certain this bolt goes into a blind hole plus I don't think there could be coolant at...
  12. Just turned a small problem to a big one, need some help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, been lurking on the forums for years now, but first ever post. So a couple days ago, (two days after I replaced driver side axle assembly), I noticed a very light but noticeable knock or click in the steering wheel at slow speeds while turning, usually in the first 45 -120 degrees of the...
  13. How do I remove burned small bulb from headlight assembly

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, my wife's Passat got burnt small bulb in driver side headlight assembly. it's not the DRL or high beam bulb, instead is the small one that is just above the high beams. i have taken the pic for you to visualize my problem. how do I take the burnt bulb out of its housing? the access...
  14. 98 Passat 1.8T - How to ID big or small oil plug

    New Member Introductions
    Just bought a used 98 Passat 1.8T & I want to change the oil asap, since apparently there are sludge issues & I have no idea when it was changed last, but I want to get a magnetic drain plug, but I don't know if it's the normal size plug or the big one. Is there some way to know by VIN or...
  15. small leak near shift rod connection to manual transmission

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    can't tell how long this has been dripping oil. could this be leaking from around that plunger (gear selector shifting rod)? if this is gear oil, is the seal around there a typical failure point? It's all dry and clean in that general area.
  16. 02 passat small city light removal in headlights - problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I've seen some threads mentioning the difficulty of removing these lights without scaring yourself and it seems true. Are they clipped because I feel like the black edge is being held back :| I've tried 2 sessions in sticking my hand in there and pulling and it won't give? Even...
  17. Strange Squeak while idle/in park/low RPM - Small RPM noise gone!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings everyone! I have a slightly strange situation going on with my poor Passat GLX V6 2003 .. recently I've heard a small squeaking coming from the engine bay and in attempts to resolve it (Wonderful DIY's helped made it possible from this site! <3) ... I found I didn't fix anything...
  18. oil in coolant, small amount of coolant in oil

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. on my '02 Passat, I was clearing leaves from the drain holes under the battery cowl and noticed the discolored coolant. opened it up and found some oil inside. I understand the oil cooler is a common problem. There is a very narrow band of white on the dip stick, so there is water in the oil...
  19. some codes came up and a small oil leak today =[

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    these codes where coming up before the engine swap..except the p0300 p0301 - cylinder 1 misfire condition p0304-cylinder 4 misfire condition p0300-random cylinder misfire detected p1559- idle speed control throttle position adaptation p0422-main catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1 i...
  20. wtb or trade for b5 passat lower left grille (small section)

    WTB/WTT Section
    Let me know how much. Perfer local. got a few things for sale in that thread. Will trade something reasonable.