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  1. 2.8l V6 swapped not a Porsche

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I rarely post or stop by here much these days, but thought some might like this. Guy puts a B5.5 V6 into a Porsche 996 for a 24 hours of Lemons car.
  2. Can the red MFD be swapped with a used MFD screen

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have searched for new replacement MFD red lcd screen for my 2006 Passat and found one overseas for $92 and in MN-USA for $135. I was wondering if it is possible to buy a used cluster and just swap out the MFD, so I can keep mileage and not have to reprogram immobilizer? I found several...
  3. Has anyone here swapped an AUG with an AWM?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, I have searched and have seen different things. Has anyone here swapped an AUG out with an AWM? If so, how did that go, did anything have to be swapped over (Mounts, sensors, wiring harness, etc...) or did everything just bolt up? Thanks!
  4. Recirculate and normal heating swapped?

    B5 Garage
    My 2004 B5.5 Passat TDi Estate with a Comfort Control system has developed a strange fault. The problem first showed as bad fogging up of the interior, requiring me to use the air con ('Auto' setting) to keep the windows clear, even though it was cool outside. Otherwise the interior of the car...
  5. Swapped out ABS Module now some weirdness

    B5 Garage
    Vehicle I'm working on: '98 Passat GLS V6 5sp manual trans FWD Yesterday I swapped out the original ABS module because it suddenly decided to spring a leak out of the 2 blocks mounted on top where the 2 supply lines from the master cylinder feed the ABS module. I used a ABS module from a 2001...
  6. Pulls to right; swapped tires, pulled to left!

    B5 Garage
    Just had new tie rod assemblies and an alignment, new tires, all tires equally inflated. I still end up going right. Swapped the tires to test -- now it goes to the left. What are some key components for me to visually check to make sure nothing is damaged? I recently acquired two torque...
  7. Whose swapped out there viscous fan for an electric one?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Installing one now just looking for some advice on how to wire it up. Do you guys have it constantly on or is it wired to a the thermoswitch? Thanks
  8. 1998 B5 Passat TDI swapped 5 speed wagon - Nebraska

    Vehicles For Sale
    $6000 located in Lincoln NE. This car was built by KMHmotors - here is his for sale thread: He sold car for $10,000 - over a year ago. i picked it up last month on ebay , flew out to Winston-salem , NC and drove it home 18 hours. 1998...
  9. 01 Passat overheated engine (1.8T AUG) can it be swapped with AWM?

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, So long story short, my sister was driving on the highway and the plastic coolant flange i guess broke loose and let all the coolant out. She called me after the car overheated and shut off on its own. When i got it home i noticed it was empty on coolant so i added some and notice...
  10. 03 door swapped for my 04... mirror wiring

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As the title states I found a good 03 door to replace my damaged 04 door. Of course my side view signal isn't working. Wondering what I can swap over to get it functioning again? I have the 04 for of course to pull from just don't want to swap over what may not be necessary. TIA
  11. Swapped trans cooler lines....maybe?

    B5 Garage
    What would the potential consequences be of swapping the inlet and return lines from the auto trans cooler? Not that I've done that or anything.... I replaced sections of both these lines but not sure if I got them back in the right positions? Do these lines supply the torque converter...
  12. Swapped Post-Cat Oxygen Sensors?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK - so last weekend I went to replace the Bank 1 Sensor 2 O2 sensor. Because of the cable ties, I ended up having to remove both sensors, and it turned out that the brown connector was connected to the O2 sensor on the passenger side, and the green connector was installed on the drivers side...
  13. Swapped Plugs (Much Easier than Air Filter!)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Pulled the plugs to take a look before work yesterday, and found Champions in there. Bought 4 NGKs and the idle seems smoother, and the throttle response seems better as well. I'll Seafoam it and change the oil in the next few days. Got a quote of $600 for parts & labor on a timing belt...
  14. novice desires a deeper understanding of AEB fueling and boost related limitations

    B5 Garage
    having just read that the maximum duty cycle of the injectors in an AEB setup is too small for real turbo performance makes me want to ask a few questions: has anyone swapped in a transversely mounted 1.8t from one of the newer passats/audis? is it even possible? i gather the b5.5 chassis is...
  15. Anyone swapped beige seats for black in a B5? How do you like the result?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a '99 GLX with beige leather, heated, powered seats. The front seats are deteriorating rapidly. I'm having trouble finding B5 Beige leather/heated/powered seats in good condition at a reasonable price. I'm thinking of swapping in black leather / heated / powered seats, which seem to be...
  16. A/C Compressor swapped

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got a 2002 Passat 1.8T with 167K miles. Never touched the A/C components in the 8 years of ownership till this past weekend. The A/C compressor failed. We hooked the guages up and found the low side and the high side readings were equal. Internally the compressor was kaput. In this...
  17. Swapped out Oxygen Sensor today

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here's a comparison between the 128K old O2 sensor (pre-cat) compared to a new one. What a difference! That white stuff was crusting off upon removal. I was getting around 22mpg (50/50 city/highway). Here's to hoping for better fuel economy.
  18. D'oh! Swapped tranny fine, but now no start!

    Anything Auto
    I just finished putting everything back together after a tranny switch in my 98 GTI VR6, and remembered that as I disconnected the battery in the beginning, the wrench slipped from my sweaty fingers and touched both battery posts. :wrench: I've now re-attached everything and when I went to start...
  19. '99 1.8T - Cylinder #1 & #3 misfiring, swapped in 'good' coils, and it didn't fix it.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    '99 1.8T - Cylinder #1 & #3 misfiring, swapped in 'good' coils, and it didn't fix it. Hey everyone, tonight my engine has been misfiring and I Vag-Com'd it and it said this: So at first I though it was the coils, so I swapped 1 & 3 with 2 & 4 coils and started her up and got the same Vag-Com...
  20. Swapped the old windshield

    The Showroom
    Too many tiny chips looked horrible in the sun, Plus I didn't have the light factory tint on the I changed the windshield... Removed the old Urethane seal and windshield. Waiting for install. Installed. :thumbup: