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  1. Drivers seat swap into B5.5 GLS? Suggestions?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My driver seat is all torn and the bolstering is falling apart aside from another Passat what are some easy to fit seats? Going grave digging in a week or two.
  2. Suggestions for cheap OBD2 scanner for B6 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Service time came for my 2010 B6 2.0T. VW dealer asked for 800+ CAD, while Canadian Tire charged 100 CAD for just oil and oil filter change. Now the Service Now warning still comes on, as they want another 110 CAD for the diagnostic and reset. Has anybody bought an OBD2 scanner for around 40-60...
  3. 02 v6 4mo broken coil spring - suggestions?

    B5 Garage
    HI, as stated, I have a 02 v6 4mo with broken coil springs on the front drivers side. Dealership quoted me a laughable price for all new strut assembly which is obviously out of the question as the car has over 170k on the clock. I see that gabriel and osc both sell complete strut...
  4. Radio head unit suggestions?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Any thing new out there for a nice "factory plus" head unit replacement? My stock lcd screen is completely faded. All I can see is the blue back light. It's not a huge deal since I use my phone via bluetooth for pandora but still just want to see if there are any new options out there since I...
  5. suggestions for coolant leak

    B5 Garage
    2003, v6. its been leaving a puddle under the front passenger side of the car. it takes about a week for it to drain the overflow bottle. I am really clue less about this car. its such a pain in the ass to work on. some pictures coming in a minute.
  6. Engine mount suggestions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Planning on ordering some new mounts for my 1.8. Are there any recommended mounts over the factory? And are the Meyle mounts good or should I look at another brand?
  7. 2003 VW Electric Drain? Looking for suggestions.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 V6. It has new within the last year alternator, battery, starter, ignition coils. Just replaced the manifold pressure valve or whatever it's called that changes the runner length, as well, but that does probably not have any relevance right now. The car seat to have a slow drain...
  8. Lowering/Suspension Questions and recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm looking to lower my 04 Passat Wagon 1.8T and need some advise as it's been a long (long-long) time since I've done any "tuning" and modifying cars. :( I'd like to get a pretty good drop, but don't want it "slammed" where it's hard to get up driveways, etc... I'd like to keep the stock...
  9. Can't Find PBR Deluxe Rear Pads for my 2003 FWD wagon. Suggestions?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been using PBR/Axxiss Deluxe pads, front and rear, for years. I love 'em because of the low dust. So it's about time for me to change out the rears, but I can't find the PBRs anywhere. I have three questions: 1) Has anyone bought PBR Deluxe rear pads for the B5.5 series recently? 2) If...
  10. B5.5 - Need some suggestions / fittings

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 1.8t 5-spd Passat AWM engine code, (FWD) K04 Upgrade (if anyone saw my previous post about my clutch, I've ordered an RA4 clutch kit so Im good) I want to put some 16' BBS Rims on it, but I've looked around and call me stupid but I cant find the specific bolt pattern measurements for the...
  11. '02 V6 4mo -Upper exhaust suggestions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I have a wonderful B5.5 4mo with about 137k on the clock, my flexpipes have detached from the entrance to the cat on both sides and the noise is absolutely appauling. My options from my VW guy are to either cut out the exhaust and weld on new flex pipes, or replace the upper exhaust...
  12. Oil pump replacement suggestions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 1.8t AWM ... Is there any brand of pump to avoid? Should I replace the chain and tensioner? Any other componets that should be replaced while doing the oil pump? I had presure of 32psi when up to temp. thanks
  13. Suggestions for misfires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am mentioning this only because I don't recall seeing it mentioned in any of forums dealing with misfires. It undoubtedly has been mentioned previously so consider this post as a reminder. I was having an "Random /multiple Cylinder Misfire" on my 1.8T and my friend (don't know what I'd do...
  14. Suggestions

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    I need suggestions on what intake, exhaust, and downpipe I should look into getting for my 2012 TDI.
  15. B5 V6 exhaust a bit too loud, suggestions?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, on the advice of my neighbor I cut out the cherry bomb resonator that was in the car when we bought it. Replaced for the time being with a 24" straight pipe. I'm eventually going to replace that with a new muffler to quiet it down some. In the meantime, has anyone had any experience...
  16. Tire suggestions

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    My 2005 1.8T GLS wagon will need tires within a few months (sometime this summer). Planning ahead here. Interested in hearing of people's experiences/suggestions. Probably would go with an "all season" tire. Not a "summer" or "winter" scenario, although I'm in Dallas, occasionally will do the...
  17. Exhaust/gas fumes smelled in cabin when blower on. Any suggestions?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have a 02 passat sw with a 1.8t. For the past month I have smelled fumes in my cabin when the heat is on. Checked under the hood for injector seal leakage but it's bone dry. Also the cowl seal is in good shape. Of course when it's in recirculation mode I don't smell it but after a while my...
  18. Stuck crank pulley bolts....any suggestions

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm currently in the middle of a Timing Belt change (seconf one I've done on this car), and I've come to a grinding halt as I'm struggling with stuck allen bolts when trying to remove the crank pulley. I have removed 2 of the 4 bolts, but the other 2 are stuck and I may already be into chewed...
  19. Coolant evacuation; am I lifting the head? (headgasket suggestions?)

    B5 Garage
    Hello everyone :salute: I'm sure some have seen my previous posts concerning my coolant evacuation. It was happening all the time and I figured it was a bad head gasket so I swapped the headgasket and it fixed the problem; for a little while. Well now the coolant evacuation is back; but I...
  20. Suggestions for "Modern" Audio System?

    Mobile Electronics
    I have the original Monsoon, with cassette and a 6 CD-changer in the trunk. I disconnected the CD a while back, and added an iPod connection -- but that is 30pin, of course. Are there options for a new unit that will have a lightening iPhone connection or possibly bluetooth? I don't really...