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  1. Aren't lock nuts supposed to be crimped or deform or somehow lock?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I ordered some 8mm OEM lock nuts from Europa Parts (N90894601) for a downpipe replacement. The nuts are copper (or copper coated) and easily go on and off the OEM 8mm bolt which appears to be 10.9 zinc. Even when I tightened to 30ft-lbs as a test once I loosened the nuts they were loose, the...
  2. Is it supposed to do that!!?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    What up all? I vaguely remember reading a thread about a vacuum leak if the oil dip stick was removed and you felt suction, I just can't seem to find it now, so... is my engine supposed to start jerking and sputtering if I removed the dip stick? It's like someone gasping for air in a low...
  3. How is a KO3 turbo supposed to sound?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm new to the world of turbos and I have a 2003 Passat. I Dont hear any noise in 1st or 2nd gear (stick shift) but I hear like a whining noise from 3rd - 5th gear. Its kind of high pitch but it doesn't last for when I get past 3k rpms. Does that sound like something a turbo should be doing?
  4. AEB Vehicle Speed Sensor - supposed to be in oil bath?

    B5 Garage
    Hi guys. I have another thread about my speedo, which suddenly started showing about 24 km/h less than usual. It started some time after I had the o-ring seal between the oil cooler and the flange fail. All oil was pumped out rather quickly. Well, I was quite lucky with the way it happened and...
  5. This is how it's supposed to work, and thank you PassatWorld ;)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Seriously, what is the point of collectivizing all of our experiences and passions in an universally accessible site where they can be easily shared and built upon other than to do exactly that? Earlier today, I hit a dead end. I needed a small piece of plate aluminum to fabricate an alternate...
  6. What's supposed to be on the other end?

    B5 Garage
    I crawled up under my new to me 2001 GLX 4Mo wagon to change the oil and while looking in the general vicinity of the oil filter, noticed this hanging there unattached. And in its current condition I doubt it would reattached to anything anyway. But any idea what is supposed to be on the...
  7. It's not supposed to look like that?

    Anything Auto
    Originally thought about posting this in the Showroom, but it didn't seem right since it's not really a picture of my car. Just thought I would show you my transmission pan after not seeing a small concrete deposit in the road on a drive about a month ago: Guess that's what I get for not...
  8. Fuel lines aren't supposed to hiss, right?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, So for the past year or so, my focus has been on fixing my car's rough idling problems, which it's had since I bought it. Today, I finally got around to tracking down what I thought was a vacuum leak. After a few hours of fiddling, I found out it was the fuel supply line (the one...
  9. B5.5 Sunroof switch supposed to be lit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is the rotary switch for my B5.5 sunroof supposed to be lit? If so, is it the same bulb as the manual climate control? Thanks! AJ
  10. are both cooling fans supposed to run at the same time?

    New Member Introductions
    i have a b5.5 passat and it recently started to overheat randomnly. It would overheat and then come all the way back down to running temperature. 190. Then like in about 10 miles it would over heat again and then go back down. I had the thermostat replaced so supposingly it is supposed to be the...
  11. Is fuel pump supposed to prime on drivr's door open?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is fuel pump supposed to prime on driver's door open? On my old 99 New Beetle, and on my wife's 2008 Jetta, the fuel pump can be heard priming as the driver's door is opened. This does NOT happen on my 2000 Passat Wagon ATW. Is it supposed to? If so, I know the culprit isn't the driver's...
  12. Intake Manifold Pics... Wondering If It Is Supposed To Look Like That

    B5 Garage
    So I took my intake manifold off today (I have a problem, look here!! and when I pulled out the fuel injectors, there was some kind of weird crap on all of them. It is weird clay looking crap that has the consistency of peanut...
  13. at what Temp is the electric fan supposed to kick on?

    B5 Garage
    2002 1.8T...I just replaced the mechanical fan clutch due to the fact that the fan was spinning slower than the pulley. With that taken care of, it flows ALOT more air across the radiator. It now takes a little bit longer, but still has a rise in the temp gauge (over 190) after I drive for...
  14. Are HVAC controls supposed to be back-lit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    because mine arent. any ideas what could be the culprit, and is it an easy fix? thanks
  15. What color is brake fluid supposed to be?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I took a look at my brake fluid reservoir today. From the outside, it looked black, but the little fluid that was above the strainer at the top looked green. Is that the way it's supposed to be, or did somebody dump PS fluid in there on accident? Either way, it's time for a flush...
  16. RS4 Mounts Vibrate Like Crazy - Are they supposed to do that?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was told that RS4 mounts were a good option for my 1.8t because they're firmer and less prone to failure, without transmitting undue vibrations into the cockpit. We'll sorry to say but they're vibrating like crazy. It's very noticable and you can even see the steering wheel vibrating. It's...
  17. Ummm... Is the hood SUPPOSED TO shake the engine?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I let the hood go up kinda fast on it's own yesterday and when it hit the top and bounced a little, like a big spring, much to my surprise the engine bounced up and down too! Almost as if connected to the hood. I just don't see how that's even possible is all... :confused:
  18. am I supposed to make a sculpture with this clay?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I searched threads with clay bar but didn't really find much about it. How well does it work? Anybody have any comments?
  19. Is this supposed to happen

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Tonight I was driving my car and it was nice out and wanted to drive with the windows down for a change and realized the front window automatic down and up function wasn't working and that the rear windows wouldn't move on my command. I did a little testing and found out that when I turn my...
  20. Is there supposed to be a cover over the cabin filter, or is it exposed on top?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there supposed to be a cover over the cabin filter, or is it all exposed on top? I just checked mine for the first time and it just drops into the tray with nothing fitting over the top. I don't really see how it forms a seal. Am I missing a part? I'd like to know before I put the new...