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  1. 2006 2.0T - solid CV axle vs hollow OEM?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Ordered passenger CV axle (aftermarket). Length seems to be the same, but the OEM appears to be bigger diameter and hollow, vs. the new is small, solid. Should i use it?
  2. 99 passat 2.8 Brake light solid, oil and abs blinking with beeps

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently my Oil light started flashhing with the brake light solid and the abs flashing and the tachometer stops working. It also beeps. The car runs normal otherwise with no new engine codes. Anyone have thought where I need to start looking for this issue?
  3. Moog solid Tie rod ends [From Canadian Tire's Nascar line]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So after having these things in my possession for weeks now, and admiring that they are an actual Made in Spain product waiting to go on once my control arm and bolt kit come in I realize something; They don't have a vertical bolt hole, just a solid shaft with bolt notch for the pinch bolt. I...
  4. Tie rod end info, Solid VS W/ Dampening bushing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Time for new outer tie rod ends! Pot holes and frost heaves have destroyed my steering. I started doing some reading after finding different versions of the tie rod ends, mine are very loose, but more due to the "dampening bushing) blowing apart than the end pin/socket it self. I find this a...
  5. Outer Tie Rods Ends -- Rubber Damper vs Solid Metal

    B5 Garage
    I received a Meyle control arm kit today, and it came with the solid metal outer tie rod ends. From what I understand, the all-metal versions give more precise steering control, but you feel a little more road vibrations as a trade-off. I'm primarily concerned with a smooth ride, so I'm...
  6. Using oscilloscope on CAN bus.Door locked solid

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    And finally the door lock problem has hit me ! (Been around the forum along time) 98 B5 RHD Rear LH Door shut solid, I have read all the posts on the whole door window saga.Tried everything to open the door physically except releasing wire in pull VAG COM shows F222 implausable(or was it...
  7. Valeo Solid Flywheel Conversion Kit Review

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Several months ago I had a Valeo solid flywheel clutch conversion kit installed on a 2000 1.8T and wanted to pass along my thoughts on it's performance vs. the OEM dual-mass flywheel (DMF). The vehicle had a noticeable torque induced vibration through the shifter that I suspected was failing CV...
  8. Solid red led display

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone see thus before? Lasted about a day then went back to normal after a few restarts. Was pretty cold for about a week prior -10f or so but was +25f ish the day it happened.
  9. Great deal on Quality Solid Outer TRE's!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Worldimpex has them for $15.00 a piece. If anybody going to the Mid Atlantic GTG wants them, order them, prepay for pickup and I will pick them up. I work 5 mins away from them. Actually going to pick up my oil change kit now.....
  10. How to clean PCV pipes with solid gunk?

    B5 Garage
    I did search before posting this. I have a 2003 Passat 1.8T AWM. I am taking apart the PCV system because of some clogs. I see some good suggestions to use Seafoam, Dawn, etc. My puck valve looks destroyed but the goop inside is pliable so I will try those suggestions. If anyone has any other...
  11. HELP! Clutch replacement question....(converting to a solid flywheel?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone! So, I have a 2000 2.8L that the clutch went out on. I put it in the shop last week, got an estimate, and told them to go ahead with the replacement. Originally the mechanic had planned on remachining the flywheel (which was reflected in the original estimate). However, once they...
  12. Flashing to Solid CEL, Multiple Misfires

    B5 Garage
    Just drove out to the Poconos for the weekend. Didn't start the car after we parked Friday night until Sunday morning. When starting the car this morning (25F outside, brr!), the CEL immediately started flashing. Shut the car off, gave it a few minutes before starting again, which then gave a...
  13. Solid Misfires then back to normal

    B5 Garage
    I started the car this morning (1999 1.8t W/ ICM delete & new rev. E coilpacks) and it ran rougher than it ever has. Typically it's pretty smooth. Then the CEL started flashing (first time I've seen this car do that). I popped the hood and could hear what sounded like a sharp ticking or tapping...
  14. Solid cold air/exhaust/chip combo?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My passat is bone stock. I am making a laundry list of mods I want to do. I am looking for a good intake, exhaust, and chip mod combo to offer the best overall performance results. What are your experiences with combining these mods? In terms of the exhaust sound, I am looking for mild, not...
  15. Solid ABS light, blinking Brake light

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wife is on her way home from work and the ABS light comes on and stays on and the Brake light is blinking... quick google search says its possibly the ABS Control basically ABS is disabled now...but the car is still safe to drive correct? edit: to add insult to injury the wife...
  16. WTB: Wheels, solid look. A8L, TSW Holsten, AMG Monoblock etc.

    Classified Archive
    I'm looking to buy some wheels for my 99 silver wagon. I like monoblock style rims, like the ones on the first post: Anyone have anything like these to sell? Thanks for the responses...ALSO, any wheels with a decent 1"+ lip. I've done a...
  17. Is there any solid reason to keep my belly pan on?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Driving up to NYC this weekend, I'm cruising along 95, and after 90 minutes of driving, i hear a scrapping sound. pull over, and the front of the belly pan has ripped off the one screw i have on the front, and the wind was pushing it on the pavement. I re-attach it, and a few miles later - BAM -...
  18. I need a solid MB forum

    Anything Auto
    I've only tried so far, and I can't stand it. I need a place with valuable technical information as to how to do things right. I don't need the cheap tricks some people try to sell for that type of car. Somebody help me out please. There has to be a site like PW for MB. TIA.
  19. ABS solid light, brake light flashing, and flashing engine oil pressure light

    B5 Garage
    All of the above mention are flashing...previously the emissions light was on but was reset by a mechanic with VAG-COM. The next time I turned on the ignition the engine oil pressure light began flashing. What is going on? I am sure the ABS module needs replaced but other than that?
  20. going from solid rear seat to a 60/40

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    is it even possible? i hate not being able to fold the seats down