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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently had the local dealer do my rear coolant flange, and while it was in there, a t-belt job (the existing one had 76k on it.) They had a better price than the couple local indy's I called. (The t-belt parts prices were inflated, but everything else was reasonable, at worst... the entire...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday I had the car in the driveway while I was doing some work in the garage and lo-and-behold there was a small brightly-colored sweet-smelling puddle where I expect the rear of my engine is. I am thinking that after 156k, it's likely to be the coolant flange on my '04 AWM. Also due for...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, it's been 60k since my last t-belt and time to put in a new one. I was comparing the different t-belt kits and happened upon BlauParts, who, as of July, claims that the hydraulic tensioner (which we all know has been known to fail) has been replaced by VW with just a bracket for the idler...
  4. B5 Garage
    About a month ago, had my car in a shop I use for things that I don't want to do (front axle) and they called me about the timing belt. Pretty good place ususally. Well they were right, the Tbelt was cracking and not in good shape, cracked and about to self destruct. Since I was swamped and had...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Timing belt was changed with no issues and started with no problem ( might have turned it over once). Since then I've been having a start issue. Will take me as many as 6-7 times cranking it before it actually starts. I found oil in one of the plugs and thought that might be contributing. I've...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is may sound stupid, but does anyone know the rotation of these 6mm allen key bolts on the crankshaft pulley? I cant seem to budge mine, are they a reverse thread? Write up here; 2000 Passat V6 2 isnt clear... Anyone? Thanks in advance!!
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hows it going ? Got THE 1.8 AWM back together thanks to this a site ,seems to run fine, check engine light has been on for a yr it even went out LOL. It seams to have a ticking sound though could that be from replacing valve cover gasket and letting air in does anybody know how can i remedy...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So as per my previous thread... it was the waterpump Now I did my t-belt last year. Still have lots of time on this tbelt but I removed the tensioner pulley to get the belt off. Well now I need to depress the tensioner After holding the 10mm allen for a couple min it wouldn't even budge. I...
  9. B5 Garage
    105K miles... T-belt has now been changed along with recommended components (water belt, Serp belt, etc.) Now the car will lurch (have a trailer hitch effect) after it has warmed up for about 6 miles. The lurch isn't consistent, so I know it isn't a problem with the new timing belt. Spark...
  10. B5 Garage
    Noob here..... Need a bit of help. I am going to do the Tbelt Friday as I am way too cheap to pay 1200-1400 for it (happy new year) and recently discovered oil consumption (at 105K now). Egnine nevered consumed much and now I estimate one qt/500-1000 miles. Findings: 1) I popped off the...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After much procrastinating and not getting my t-belt kit installed (I'm up to 85k), I recently took my beloved 04 1.8T to a local shop to have the work done. (Several of my co-workers have used this shop and have all been thrilled, and they accept outside parts.) Initial estimate was going to...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About how long did it take?
  13. B5 Garage
    I just recently bought a used 99 Passat with a V-6 engine, the car came without any service records at all, it had 99,000 on it when I bought it, now I am very concerned about the timing belt, if it had ever been changed and if not what kind of condition it is in? Is there any simple or quick...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am up to 70k, so I need to put on a new tbelt (tstat, water pump, etc.) I also discovered today that my boots are split on both sides, so I need to put on some new boots. Is there anybody in the RDU (or Triad maybe?) area that has done these before? Will pay in beer! SirWired
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i just completed the 1.8T timing belt change on b5.5. took out spark plugs, set it to TDC by turning it just a little bit counterclockwise. followed guide to removing waterpump, belt, tensioner, roller, all changed with new parts. marked the crank gear. the cam gear is lined up great and so...
  16. Dealerships and Service
    Any suggestions of a good place that can do it? Dealer wants 1200$.
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey, I just bought this 99 1.8T with a busted Tbelt. 109k miles. Not sure abotu history. I got some literature in the mail about the dealer covering expenses...but forgot the details. Any chance i can drop this off at teh dealer and they fix it for free? lol
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    well i change the timing belt, water pump, thermostat. so i refill it with antifreeze and plug everything in (check it 3 times) it when up to temperture and it was fine i have heat and all so i when to get fill it up with gas and drove it back about 2 miles after leaving it on and shutting the...
  19. B5 Garage
    can you guys tell me where a good place to buy a t-belt and for a good price. thanks in advance :thumbup:
  20. B5 Garage
    Okay, first time doing the timing belt/water pump mamba on my 99 1.8T Wagon. Got all the parts from ECS, made sure I have all the tools needed, and have my laptop set up with the excellent write-ups of how to do it. So far the front bumper is off, the A/C condenser is pulled to the side, and...
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