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  1. B5 Garage
    Due to the loss of my spare key I am going through the exercise of replacement. Here in New Zealand, my dealer has quoted me $496 for a new key, and on top another $80 for them to program it. Every time I deal with them I feel they are extorting me for everything they can. I have a 2003 W8...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just completed the heater core reverse flush of my wife's B5.5 2004 Passat. :D I think it took longer to put the jig together than it did to flush out the core. The heater is now blowing HOT!!!! Thank you for passatworld.com. There was some sediment and it took about 5 five gallon buckets...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just FYI, I have been running the Felpro Perma Dry valve cover gaskets (the blue ones) for a couple of years now without leaks. Just a dab of RTV on the corners where normally recommended. I'm quite happy with them and I think I got the whole set (both sides) for $75 or so. My car has the...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Living in NJ with winter approaching , and "ok" heat ( I get like 118 degrees from vents at cruising speed, at idle gets very weak, and takes a long time to attain that) I decided to do a flush yesterday with outside temp around 65. I used the CLR & air / water gun tool. Poured in the CLR and...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I just performed a sea-foam treatment on my B5 1.8T and my oil pressure light has cleared. I'm going to perform a second treatment for good measure and I've hopefully dodged a bullet. This is my second post and I want to thank all the knowledgeable people in all the forums.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced the drivers side front door regulator on my 2002 Passat. It took me about three hours and 8 slices to my fingers from the sheet metal inner door skin. I think if I had to do it again I could do it in under 90 minutes. I bought the part on Fleabay for $36. 98 05 VW Passat Window...
  7. New Member Introductions
    After viewing several videos on CV axle removal I found that the VR6 must not have been the subject for the RH axle? I tried all the suggestions and angles and finally decided something had to be detached. The pinch bolt for the two upper control arms was seized and was going to have to be...
  8. B5 Garage
    My 2000 Passat has two problems that brought me here. I clipped the bottom of the oil pan and wanted to know if I could easily replace it. Using search I found threads that showed that this is an easy job, all I need is a new pan and gasket, which I now have courtesy of eBay. But I could not...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought car with 138K kms from auction last Sept, no history on vehicle. Threw some fresh oil and plugs and drove it for the winter. Around Xmas time i popped my upper timing belt cover off to see a scary belt, cracked almost all the way through the teeth, in some spots this thing was running on...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It was annual emissions time and my girlfriend's 2002 Passat 1.8T (AWM/5 speed manual) had the check engine light. Sadly we've been chasing CELs for years, fixing eval system leaks (various hoses as well and the oil fill tube). This time the errors coming out were: P0300 - Cylinder Misfire...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Since I've deleted my fogs to make way for inter-cooler piping, I've been on the hunt for some LED strip fogs. Anyone have a plug and play recommendation since I still have the fog light harnesses, they just don't connect to anything? Also does anyone have experience with using them as fog...
  12. B5 Garage
    It's been 30 degrees outside, and of course my Passat is only blowing warm air when under load, and stops once the car is idling. I've been knowing about this Calcium, Lime, Rust fill and soak, than wash out with water routine but I've never really asked how well this worked? Did it makes...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Just an HID kit is what im wanting to do not diffrent Headlights or anything LED. Any for sure kits that dont cause issues ?
  14. B5 Garage
    After a nearly 2 months, the money pit is rolling again. She's got a new fuel pump & filter to go along with the TB components, incl. t-stat, rollers, tensioner and accessory belt. I was a little nervous about doing this job, but since I sure as hell wasn't going to pay the stealership $1500...
  15. B5 Garage
    Hello all, I successfully replaced the transmission filter and the fluid using the method I saw on youtube (below) Although using this method cost me a couple of more quarts making it total of 10 quarts of Pentosin ATF, I got plenty of dirty, old ATF from the return line in the bucket. As it...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just finished up a three-day weekend project on my 98 1.8t where I replaced my timing belt, tensioner, water pump, thermostat, all accessory belts, air filters, spark plugs, rear cylinder head cooling flange (was leaking when I got home on Thursday, had to scramble for parts - what a pain to...
  17. B5 Garage
    Hi All, I'm in the UK with 1998 Passat B5 1.8 20V ADR Estate (Station wagon). I'm hoping someone can offer some advice on how to fix my Convenience Control Module (CCM), or Convenience Control Unit. I bought a fully working Passat a year ago (good deal from an old guy), then it stood in my...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It's so rare to read a win for team passat on here. About a week ago, my B5 sat for a weekend while it got cold. Over the next few days, it struggled worse and worse to get started. Finally took it in to get it checked out. I knew that lots of things were going bad, the previous owner did...
  19. Wax On, Wax Off
    Hi guys, I just had to share my utter excitement, I wanted to clean my cream leather interior and I posted everywhere on this forum to get help on cleaning my worn out and darkened leather, it basically went dark over time and I rubbed it one day with water and a towel. It seemed to lighten back...
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