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  1. B5 Garage
    Per the title, I am swapping out a V6 engine for a 1.8T engine on a manual trans B5.5. I searched for a V6 to 1.8L swap thread and didn't find anything, just some possible W8-to-other-engines threads. Here are the changes I've encountered and taken care of so far... 1. Had to change the power...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hey y'all I have a b6 Passat and I'm trying to do a 2j seap anyone have some advice
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm on a tight budget right now I have 2 different pairs of tires and one pair only have a month if tread left. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/wto/d/los-gatos-vw-rims-and-tires/6789354373.html Found these for cheap should I swap or buy 2 tires?
  4. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Wondering if anyone on the forum can shed some light on this one for me... 2012 Passat with the V-Tex seats. I used Magic Mender leather repair kit to touch up some spider cracks on my driver's seat. The repair actually turned out quite well, but I'm wondering if it would be possible (or even...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've had my 09 wagon for a year now and I'm looking to swap it to a manual. I understand that this is an expensive endeavor, but I'm planning on doing it myself to learn and save money. My current car is a 93k mile 2009 Komfort Wagon with CCTA code engine and KGU code transmission. I have the...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 VW Passat 1.8T Automatic Front Wheel Drive - Had severe water damage to both the transmission computer and comfort control computer.. I am working on my son's B5 passat, the 1999 1.8T Front Wheel Drive Automatic, and the original CCM is pooched! It will ONLY let the car start but nothing...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In the process of bleeding my brakes and flushing the system I attempted to bleed the clutch master/slave cylinders. I use a Motive pressure bleeder. When I opened the bleed valve on the slave cylinder I got nothing flowing out of the clutch lines. When I pressed on the clutch pedal it went...
  8. B5 Garage
    Hi everyone, I am in the process of converting the engine and transmission in an old east-German Van (Barkas) from a crappy 2-stroke to the 1.8T from a VW Passat. I've got the donor car sitting ready to be slaughtered, it's from 1998 and travelled 250k kilometers. Since I'll have the block...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay so my old auto tranny is busted so im putting a younger one in. Before i start doing anything i would like to know what r your thoughts on what else should i put my hands on while the tranny is out? i know im gonna change the rear main seal because it's leaking tranny mounts i guess too...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    a guy is parting out a w8 and ive been thinking about gutting my cats and switching over to a different set of mufflers, although i would prefer to keep the noise down. anybody around here running the w8 mufflers on their v6? and if so, is it much louder/throatier? any info is appreciated...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    FWD car towed in looks like a disco ball in the trans pan. Lot's of metal flakes shining back at me. Front pump is whining like crazy and the trans was nearly full on fluid. I have my 4MO tip trans still in the garage and it does work. It looks like I can pull the center differential out and...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, I'm sorry to bother you with that one..., but I usually see people post on swapping VR6 into B5, even into B5 S4 from Audi. Most of them or all of them being installed longitudinally. My question: Is there a chance to install it in a transverse manner so that we can use a Golf or...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys, I have a 2001.5 (NEW) Passat 1.8L T with an ECM issue, according to the mechanic and I need to replace the ECU. I have an old ECU from an identical vehicle which I need to program into my car. I tried programming it into the new car with the following instructions but had no...
  14. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, figured Id post this one in the technical section. I noticed that the late model b5.5s came with the sideview mirrors with the turn indicators like on all MK5 cars. My 03 does not have these but Id like to put them on if thats possible. Im assuming alls you would need is the mirrors...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know if I can use a key fob from a newer passat b5.5 with my b5? My car doesn't have a immobilizer so I'm not worried about that, or worried about the key blade. I just want to know if I can program a 1J0 959 753 AM fob to a b5 passat? I just want to be able to control the door locks...
  16. Mobile Electronics
    Hello, I have a 2004 B5.5 which currently has a Gamma radio and a CD player (which also says CD Changer on it - never understood that) I intend on Swapping my CD player for the CD changer - the VW 6 CD changer thing that comes as stock in some cars. Is it a straight swap as in, unplug the...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After making the decision to toss in the towel on my wifes 2001 GLS I have decided to go back to my getting my '98 back in working order. Brief history: I purchased my '98 back in the summer of 2006. I bought it from my then sister-in-law (which is incedently how my screen name originated) The...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a ATW with automatic in mine that went south, so i found a replacement AEB engine out of a car that had manual trany. To the best of my knowledge they use 2 different cranks, because manul trany need a pilot bearing installed in the crank. So my questions are: 1) Would manual crank still...
  19. B5 Garage
    Over the weekend I acquired the black leather rear seat bench and 60/40 back and the rear door cards. Still need to find two front black leather seats, center arm rest and front door cards. The rear bench back did not come with a key that will allow me to lock and unlock the seat. So there are...
  20. B5 Garage
    This was my first cabin air filter change on a car, and I ended up swapping out the Audi branded really dirty cabin air filter with a Bosch Cabin Air Filter (BOS1930181). However, there were no marking or anything on the filter as to which way is suppose to face up, so I assumed that either...
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