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  1. Misfires on Cyls #1 & #2 What is my next troubleshooting step?

    B5 Garage
    2003 Passat 1.8T (AWM) 5spd. Manual 177,000 miles. I just bought the car, so I have no prior knowledge of its mechanical history. It starts up and will run "very rough and will only barely idle" if I hold accelerator down a bit but slowly dies when accelerator is released. It will rev up and...
  2. W8 owners, please step to the front of the line

    Off-Topic Forum
    Curious to know who here in this forum owns or had a W8? I know there are other forums for W8's, but if possible, I'd like to stay in this forum for reasons we all know. Best damn forum out there :cool:
  3. Door step lights ony two woring, new bulbs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Trying to test everything in my 03 Passat.. The lights under the door, only the passenger side and rear left are working.. I replaced new bulbs in the two doors that aren't working and still with a new bulb it does not work.. Any help with this?
  4. Blauparts Tech TUE: Step by Step 2.8L VW Passat Timing Belt Replacement Instructions

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    Tech Tuesday! Check out our new how to instructions for timing belt replacement on 2.8L 30V engines: Wondering how to replace the timing belt on a Audi A4, A6, VW Passat 2.8L 30 valve engines? Blauparts is here to help! Step-by-step timing belt installation instructions and tips, developed by...
  5. Blauparts Tech TUE: Step by Step 2.8L VW Passat Timing Belt Replacement Instructions

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    Tech Tuesday! Check out our new how to instructions for timing belt replacement on 2.8L 30V engines: Wondering how to replace the timing belt on a VW Passat, Audi A4, A6, 2.8L 30 valve engines? Blauparts is here to help! Step-by-step timing belt installation instructions and tips, developed by...
  6. Next step up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so stock 1.8t is the Ko3? Next stage up...Ko4 , can i just swap the turbo's out and get a bigger innercooler , can the ecu regulate itself for the new turbo , or do i have to do a chip upgrade along with the intercooler etc? Or am i lost completely ? ;p
  7. Step light problem solved pics. Anyone else same issue?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So here is one of the two (front) step light housings. Look at how the metal has melted and broken its electrical connection. B o t h Fronts! Will be changing to LED for lower temps and hope that a sodder may fix the connection. Don't wanna buy new/used ones if can avoid it. So, all...
  8. Coolant leak by radiator. Lock carrier out... not sure what next step is

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Found the leak next to the coolant valve, but not sure what the part is called and what should be replaced. Made some videos, can you guys help with what the next step should be? A few other questions: 1) Why is the coolant liquid yellow? I thought it should be pink? GF had her coolant flushed...
  9. Next step up from dear ol' Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, Blasphemy I know, I picked up a used Passat for my oldest son a few months ago, and I have really enjoyed driving it. It handles great, is zippy and safe too. He will be off to college in a few months and will probably take the car with him. I have driven it way more than him. Kids...
  10. trying to find the step by step instruction how to get codes on a climtronics

    B5 Garage
    a few weeks ago I saw a post reguarding just very thing. Now I can t find it, anyone know what I m talking about thanks for any help in advance
  11. ATE 57mm fronts rebuild and refinish step by step

    B5 Garage
    Because I am having trouble sourcing a set of Audi to Porsche Brembo caliper brake lines, and since i technically sold my OE ATE fronts to noooooobie a couple of weeks ago with a pledge to rebuild and refinish them, and because I can't drive without my fronts until I am able to source the needed...
  12. Miro STP3, 19x8.5 & 9.5, black with machined step lips, very clean!

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    PRICE DROP! Miro STP3, black/silver Fronts 19x8.5 ET48, with Conti DWS in 215/35/19 Rear 19x9.5 ET40, with Dunplop direzza DZ101 in 225/35/19 Come with VW and Miro center caps, 57.1mm center rings and bolts and spacers if needed. These wheel are very clean with only a few minor marks and...
  13. DIY: Step by Step on How to Remove the CCM (With Pictures!)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm fairly new here but I figured I would put in what I can. Recently I needed to remove the CCM on my 2003 Passat GLX V6 sedan and couldn't find much on how to do it. It is a fairly straight forward job but was a little daunting when all I could find was to look under the carpet...
  14. Front brake replacement: step by step

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone know where I can find a step by step guide to changing the front pads?
  15. looking for more pep to my step

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 04 passat 4 mot and I want some more pep to my step. I dont really know what I should do if you can give me some ideas it would be great I am still learning about vw.
  16. What Turbo is a good step up from a K03?

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    The title says it all. What Turbo is a good step up from a K03
  17. loud thud when i step on the gas

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi i have a 2002 passat v6 wagon and i noticed when i step on the gas going forward there is a loud thud.This only happens when you step quickly on the gas.This does not happen in reverse.Any help would be great thanks.
  18. next step?

    New Member Introductions
    after this post, being my 2nd in this new member section, can i post threads in any forum? thanks.
  19. when i step on the gas then let go quickly it makes a noise

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    when i step on the pedal and then quickly let off it makes like a metal ( sort of sounds like a heat shield but not sure ) spinning noise, i am thinking something is wrong with the turbo but it still boosts good and still can hear the whistle when you accelerate hard. i also still got lots of...
  20. Need new airbag module, what's the next step?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys, I got my Ross-Tech Vag-Com in yesterday and commenced troubleshooting my airbag fault light. When I tried to check the airbag module, it said it could not connect with the module. I did an auto-scan of the rest of the vehichle with success (that's another day).I called their tech...
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