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  1. Wanted to share something with you guys

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know you don't get alot of TDIs here, but wanted to share this. Our 2000 B5 TDI started having difficulty(jerking) when you engage first gear, when in standstill position. It started last year, and was sure it was DMF starting to act up, and thought it was only a matter of time before I have...
  2. Help I broke something! (Or it was already broken?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    (Look at my hand) Forgive my lack of knowledge for the terminology... but I broke whatever that is. What is it? What do I have to buy to fix it? I was taking a look at the PCV system and loosened up that top electrical component housing thing and very carefully just moved it an inch or two...
  3. something is wrong with this 1.8t i have

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    for some reason nothing is bolting up...
  4. it's always something with a 12 year old car :o(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Saturday morning I take the old B5.5 to get a new flex joint welded in the exhaust. Seems fine, cost $156 CAD. Sunday evening my son tells me that the hatch doesn't open anymore.:mad: Tried the key, don't work. The electric solenoid is trying, you can feel it struggle when you press the...
  5. something weird happened...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so this morning i came out to my car, drivers door just ajar. this is the point my heart is racing. i peer in and EVERYTHING is open.:mad: center council, ash tray, glove box, even the doors in the cargo area. oh expletive deleted! so i calm down and go into damage control to see what they...
  6. Missing something?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While changing the oil and replacing the oil filter I noticed something missing on the right side of the filter housing, round black plug????. Any ideas? Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  7. Oil oil oil, and I think im missing something.

    B5 Garage
    So over the weekend I made some repairs to my pcv system on my car, a 2000 Passat 1.8T B5. Anyway, its not a daily driver...yet. Upon inspection pulling into my driveway I noticed several spots of oil under my car. I know the spots in the front are coming from the hose that connects the piping...
  8. '03 Passat front brake job - something not right

    B5 Garage
    I just replaced my front brake pads and rotors. I followed the directions as found on this and other VW/Audi sites and found it was not that difficult to do. I've done the rear brakes twice without issue but this was my first attempt at the front ones. Everything went in fine however when I went...
  9. Problem of the week (it's always something, isn't it?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The tabs on my pass side front marker light were busted and so the assembly was popping out. I bought a new one on eBay, was putting that in, changed the burnt out bulb, got her all buttoned up and tested the lights. Nothing. All four marker lights on the bumper tub strips don't do a darn thing...
  10. itching for something new

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 01 b5.5 passat 1.8t mt has just hit 90k miles, 90 k miles of mixed emotions a true love hate relationship. I keept her in great shape and all maintenance is up to date timing belt cv axles all the goodies really pampered her. Now I'm torn between spicing her up or heading in another...
  11. Does your car take excessive cranking to start? Something to consider.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is just a FYI for anyone who has to crank excessively to start, and the usual things like CTS or purge valve were not the cause. I recently posted about my A4 loosing power infrequently, then totally quitting on the road. It turned out to be a fuel pump wire, in the tank, that had broken...
  12. Transmission, MAF Sensor or something else?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 04 Passat Wagon 4Motion with 150k on it, I live in New York so i'm not driving it daily but on the weekends it's typically going longer distances(100mi +). About 6 months ago I started to notice a pattern, when ever I would take a sharp left hand corner and hold any speed through it, I...
  13. Ported Speaker box - am I on to something or... ?

    Mobile Electronics
    So working on various idea's, and such.... I've built many sealed boxes, and few bandpass boxes, and only one port tuned box... I wouldn't mind building another ported box, but everything is open right now. Likely I won't use these sub's anyways. I'm looking at various plans I've got under...
  14. Learned something already

    New Member Introductions
    My new used passat 02 is not a b5 I learned it is a b5.5 Its a 2002 .thanks Passat World
  15. Refresh it for me please, or something...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I do like looks and I want more performance. Coned intakes look cool and sound cool (with forge 007 DV's) from what I've seen on yt. :violin: "Cold" air cone intake is sort of hated in here, people suggest using some heat shields etc... Past couple hours I went through a lot of topics and I...
  16. Votex roof rack for sale: B5? B5.5? something else?

    Parts For Sale
    sold
  17. B5.5 1.8t ticking--valvetrain, connecting rod, something easier?

    B5 Garage
    On my drive home last night I noticed my car had started ticking, don't know when it started since I couldn't hear it until I got off an interstate. So there's the first clue, can't be heard over 80mph wind noise. I drove the last couple miles home since there was no DTC and I decided I didn't...
  18. Shouldn't there be something here?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this question, but I wanted to ask to double check. First off, the car is a 2005 GLS 1.8t auto wagon. I noticed a crack in one of the CV boots, so while I had the car jacked up for something else I went ahead and looked over the whole front end of the car...
  19. Just Got a 2006 Passat and Something is Not Right

    New Member Introductions
    So, I just got this. It's my second VW (99 New Beetle). It seemed fine at first, although their was a strange drop in power as I was entering the expressway which seemed to clear up. I drove it for a couple of days and then, I was going to the shore so I thought I would change the oil just to...
  20. 2004 1.8T Noise: Turbo, Secondary Air Pump or Something Else

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a louder than usual spinning noise from the front left of my engine in the area of the turbo and secondary air pump. It's not really a whine but, at the same time, it kind of is. It happens on cold start and stops after about 15-30 seconds. I also hear what I think is the same noise when...
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