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  1. Blaupart valve cover gasket sets not seating all that well...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ordered the blaupart kit to do valve cover gaskets, camshafts, cam chain tensioners and valley plugs on my 2000 Passat V6 (ATQ). The valve cover gaskets (Elwig, made in Denmark) don't seem to be all that snug...Do I just mash them down and pray? Jack
  2. Part number request: hose bracket that mounts to coolant reservoir

    B5 Garage
    Hi everyone: I have a B5 1.8T Passat, and while reattaching the coolant reservoir to its mounting points, I tightened a screw too much and broke a plastic hose-securing bracket. The bracket sits the between the mounting post of the reservoir and the reservoir itself, under the top-left-most...
  3. The "Sport" Position On The Shifter - When's The Best Time To Use That?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Okay, maybe this sounds a little dumb, but when and how is the best time to use the "Sport" shifter position on my 2014 Wolfsburg Ed. TSI? I've only used it once, and that was this past weekend, on the expressway coming home from seeing a movie. It seemed from what I've read that "Sport" is best...
  4. Who else has a dog that suffers from allergies ?

    Off-Topic Forum
    Sofie is the fourth dog now over forty years of my life and it still seems like a learning experience. In 2008, Harry blew both both knees - ACL's. Dogs have ACL's ? Yeah. They're skeletally identical to us except for a collar bone. Who knew ? I never to that point heard of a dog blowing an...
  5. 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...
  6. Any wax/polish out there that doesn't leave dust afterwards?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I did my annual double-wax job on my Passat as my first VW show is just days away. First coat was with Zymol, which I've used for years. Second coat was with Mother's. The car is Urban gray, basically a dark silver color, and here's some advice: black wax doesn't hide deep scratches at all, and...
  7. Passat B6 front seat removel - is it that simple?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi Everybody, I have a basic Passat from 2008, I want to do a nice interior cleanup, hoovering and all that. For this I want to remove the seats. The question is about the front seats. I checked them, and I think all I have to do is ... 1. detach the battery 2. push seat back 3. unscrew front...
  8. 2003 passat. 1.8T. New member post with things that need repair.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello. I just bought a Passat from my neighbor. It has issues and I am trying to repair it to drive. They drove it until they were having transmission problems and after that they put it in the garage and left it. All the signs point to it having a TCM issue. So I bought one and put it in. The...
  9. Advice on Preventative Maintenance - Problem Areas - things that wouldnt cause Code

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I will apologize in advance for the lengthy post :bowdown: I have some questions about any areas that might need preventative maintenance attention on my 03 GLX 4Motion Variant (Wagon). I am particularly interested in any engine related items that would not initiate a fault or trouble code for...
  10. noobie here looking for that all great knowledge for W8 6MT

    New Member Introductions
    New to forums. Love for american muscle has brought me to PW for input on the ever rare passat w8 6 speed manual. Got lots of questions and hopeful i can get answers since im in anchorage Alaska and i may have the only manual 6speed up here and local vdub cant process its a manual and parts...
  11. Radio knob redo:keep that old peeling radio....

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Sure it was time for an upgrade....but we bought a new intake cam instead!..... so here is our radio knob redo...I took the radio out, popped all the knobs off, scraped and sanded each one, chose a satin silver (rustoleums high temp silver) that was then clear coated gloss, waited a day or two...
  12. Noooooooobbb (is that pronounced newb or knob?)

    New Member Introductions
    What's up Passat people? Just bought a B5.5 Passat Variant Saturday. Fresco Green, leather interior. Has v6 manual trans. Runs like a dream, looks like a maintenance done in last 20k timing, clutch, axles, etc. Going to use this to keep miles off my Mk6 Jetta. Still going to put it on the ground...
  13. 02 Passat 1.8t Turbo cleaning and name that part need help thx

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I originally sold this car about a year ago and just bought it back from them The guy that I sold it to removed the turbo along with intercooler manifold along with some of the exhaust system He was planning on upgrading the turbo Did not want to buy his upgraded turbo kit all I want is car back...
  14. Need help ID what is in the picture and what is causing the oil going in that pipe

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like the title said, please help me id where is the oil coming from. I noticed some wet oil around the end of the black pipe that connects to the intercooler. So I opened it up and sure enough some oil came down, not a lot about 10 paper towel worth of clean up. I believe this could be the oil...
  15. Cheap diagnois hardware that works to use with Android client

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi, I've seen very cheap dealextreme.com devices that connect to mobile via WIFI or Bluetooth I was looking for opinions and experiences befory try one. I have a VW Passat CC, and just need something cheap, able to do diagnosis and to reset the fault diagnosis using my mobile...
  16. Is it worth that much?

    New Member Introductions
    Hey Volkswagen Forum, I currently own a 2005 tan volkswagen passat 1.8t engine. The car used to be painless, but now it so painful and heavily annoying like carrying unnecessary luggage on your back. Recently, the front tire became flat; that was changed and fixed. The coolant system went...
  17. Anyone in or near Columbus that can help

    USA - Central
    I'm in Columbus well Westerville. I have a B5.5 Passat wagon I just picked up. It needed a new cam chain tensioner so I put one in but now my engine is not in time. Anyone out there to give me a helping hand that knows how to fix this or even come do it and make some money?
  18. TO USE FLEX-FUEL IN B5.5 OR NOT TO USE FLEX-FUEL: That's the Question!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I usually fill the tank at Costco which its fuel has up to 15% Ethanol. I have noticed some minor power loss compared to when I use Mobil gas but I have shrugged it off. I'm not sure if using the Flex-Fuel E85 gas is a good thing in B5.5 since it produces some water during burning and the older...
  19. A front end noise that is more prominent when veering right, less when veering left

    B5 Garage
    I have read a lot on this subject withe the most likely culprits being CV axle or bearings but I was hoping to narrow it down with some road test diagnosis. The noise comes on at about 30-40 miles and is less obvious at higher speeds from there. At those speeds, if I turn the car slightly to...
  20. new person with a new car that needs some lov,e the car that is

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all I have seen some info here and looks like I am at the right place I have a 2008 passat 2.0 tdi dsg and need to get it back to tip top condition with some expert help from you guys
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