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  1. 2008 Passat 2.0 throw P0171 Cannot pin point problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This car has only 47000 miles on it. About a month ago it start to show engine light in yellow. I checked code. Sometimes it just display B2aaa which is too generic to tell anything. Sometimes it display P0171. It could mean the following •The MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor is dirty or faulty...
  2. I'm at 263K 15 yrs and counting, should I throw the towel in.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well the car is still running good. No check engine lights. But, I need tires now. Thing is, the suspension (control arms especially ) is shot. Squeaks and groans now. My wife doesn't want to put any money into it and wants me to buy a newer used car. Even my mechanic tried to push a...
  3. Before you throw money at an FMIC--try this first.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So winter time is always great for little projects. I decided to do this while I had the front bumper off. The SMIC is a pain in the ass to remove due to the washer fluid tank but you don't have to remove it to clean it out, just disconnect the top and bottom boost hoses. I took four cans of...
  4. Problem installing my JHM short throw shift linkage

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    JK.. im a dumbass.. I had the washers on the outside instead of the inside.. no wonder why there was play in the linkage LOL
  5. F/S jhm 5 speed short throw shifter

    Parts For Sale
    Jhm shifter, not much use on it still feels like new. Used in on my last passat tried it on the current passat but since its a 5 speed shifter it doesn't have the reverse lockout for a 6-speed setup. And since 1st and reverse and right next to each other you see the potential issue. Comes...
  6. Car wont start. Im about to throw it in the lake.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Alright guys, i hope someone can chime in and talk me out of pushing my car into a lake. haha Specs: 1999 b5 1.8t So the other day i drove to my friends house, parked too close so i was going to start the car again to move it and, SURPRISE! it wont start. Not even a click. So i figured it was...
  7. I'll buy this B5.5 cheap and throw it back together...easy!

    The Showroom
    I guess I will introduce myself. We had a little girl in December and have decided that our cabrio wasn't cutting it for my daily driver anymore. So the cabrio went and we are now a two wagon household. Besides more than a couple mk1,2, and 3s. I have had a B2 Quantum, B3 wagon, B4 wagon...
  8. Stock shifter vs. short throw shifter

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What technology is in a short throw shifter for it to cost over 150 new? I'm looking at the image of this Neuspeed shifter and I don't see any technology in there. What does the short throw shifter do vs. stock? Is it just a matter of moving the fulcrum? I'm a very good welder and could...
  9. What type of Bov's are available that wont throw Codes?

    B5 Garage
    Wondering what brand/type blow off valves are available that wont give me any codes and make me run lean/rich. yeah ima fag i want the woosh sound whatever. Whats everyone know on this subject. Engine: 1.8t B5 Passat. any help is appreciated. Thanks keith.
  10. Worn throw out bearing ??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all: JaytheSnork recommended I start the thread after PM'ing him. Please find at very bottom my original PM and his response above But first, a little bit more history to my 2002 passat v6 FWD (130K). This is my wifes car and about 6 months ago she was complaining about a loud thud when...
  11. Whats causing to throw this code!!! P0011

    B5 Garage
    2001 VW Passat V6 b5 My check engine light came on and I have 2 codes coming up, an oxygen sensor, and a p0011 Intake (A) Camshaft Position Timing.... What I'm most concerned about is the camshaft timing code. Has anyone ran into this problem before?
  12. THROW it into drive and...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not sure if this has anything to do with it, but I lowered my car on coilovers yesterday. Whenever I put it into drive or reverse with my foot on the brake, it car vibrates pretty bad until I let go of the brake. Doesn't happen in neutral or park. Snub mount?:confused:
  13. At what point is it better to throw in the towel?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car has never left me stranded, has always ran when I needed it, been through many tough situations with me. She's one of a kind. :) It pains me to consider, but at 220 000km or 136 000 mi I am starting to wonder whether I should sell and get something lower mileage. Up in Canada, anything...
  14. PSA: Why You Need To Throw Out Your Widowmaker Now!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday, beaumisbro and I were working on the 5.5 to adjust the rear coilovers, when all of a sudden the factory jack completely failed all of a sudden. Luckily there was no damage to the car, but for a jack that has only been used less than 10 times in its entire life, this kind of failure...
  15. Still have a dead passat... Might be time to throw in the towel!

    B5 Garage
    99 1.8t B5. Starts without issue after a new battery, but dies within 2-3 seconds. If I keep my foot on the gas and keep it in the 2K range it'll stay. When I get off the gas, it stumbles, and dies. Changed: CTS Sensor Fuel Filter Various PCV hoses, and clamps, cleaned out others. Cleaned...
  16. Throw some, throw some D's on dat bish

    The Showroom
    Been a while since I could post a teaser, forgot how fun they were. :P
  17. Time to throw some parts on

    The Showroom
    If only it were that easy. I have a couple of days before I go on vacation so its a perfect time to put all this: Into this: Keeping me company: On a side note, I hate pinch bolts. For anyone having difficulties getting that sucker out, I used a torch to heat things up, BFH and...
  18. Long Throw Clutch Solution Needed

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As we all know the Passats have a long travel clutch. I am 6' 2'' tall and the engagement of the clutch on my 04 1.8T 4-Motion Manual is so high that my knee touches the steering wheel. I have tried different seat positions, but I am going to be sitting in the trunk if I move any farther back...
  19. I am about to throw in the towel....3.6 4mo wagon coilovers

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    It seems like everyday I spend way too much time trying to track down a decent set of coilovers for my car (07 4mo wagon 3.6)... mind you I need them ASAP I have been shopping now for almost 2 months to try to get a set....In the meantime I am driving around on snows still as my wheels/tires...
  20. car wont throw a code?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got off the freeway today on the way to my buddies house for a photoshoot. And I idled funny, like low, first thought was a vacuum leak. Got to his house we went for a ride and then it felt like a misfire and then shut off! I dropped the clutch and it started back up drove for a bti and it did...