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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Not Passat specific, but thought this is the best place to get help. I've used my car ramps maybe 10 times. I'm always careful to perfectly line them up, and wedge them under the tires before driving up. Admittedly, it causes a brief moment of anxiety when driving up. I always chalk the rear...
  2. B6 Garage
    2008 vw passat 2.0t fsi My valve cover gasket failed due to my undersized pc system. I'll be replacing the gasket and installing a pic delete. Any tips so I don't mess up the valve cover gasket?
  3. B6 Garage
    Does anyone have tips for removing the intake manifold, cleaning it, and cleaning the valves. I.e, how should I clean the valve and fuel injectors, how do I handle the fuel injectors so I don't damage them, etc. I want to be very careful during this job.
  4. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Does anyone have tips for removing the intake manifold, cleaning it, and cleaning the valves. I.e, how should I clean the valve and fuel injectors, how do I handle the fuel injectors so I don't damage them, etc. I want to be very careful during this job.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2008 vw passat 2.0t fsi My valve cover gasket failed due to my undersized pc system. I'll be replacing the gasket and installing a pic delete. Any tips so I don't mess up the valve cover gasket?
  6. B5 Garage
    I'm a previous long term Audi A6 owner, so I'm very familiar with this powertrain. (except my A6 had the AHA engine with quattro, whereas this Passat has the ATQ with FWD.) So...we bought this 2002 GLX with 153K miles for my step-daughter to use and eventually own after she turns 18 (and for...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a leaky valuable cover gasket. Just wanted to stop by and see if there's anything I should know before I do this repair
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, Travis here. I just bought a 2007 Passat Wagon with the FSI 2.0t. I am the third owner and it appears to be very well taken care of. It has 123k miles on it and rides/drives like my newer TDI Jetta. This is my 4th VW including my first ever car that was a 69 Beetle. If any of you...
  9. 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...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Morning all, I need help to remove and replace my glove box. its a 2002 1.9 Passat tdi . also the electronic heater/ flap control is rattling its head off so that can get sorted at the same time, thanks shetlander
  11. B5 Garage
    You don't have the VAG tool for it? I got the valves and keepers out easily enough by cutting a piece of copper 1" tubing, cutting out a working window in it and then placing a board on top. When I sat on the board it compressed pushed the tubing down and compressed the spring enough to get...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sooo im new here and posted some of my situation on the noob tube, to start ill say this I got a 2000 vw passat b5 a month ago and I have never owned a car I enjoyed this much. The luxuary, fuel economy, the look of the car is so nice everyone thats asked the year has been amazed. I have had a...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hello, Just picked up a 2000 vw passat 1.8 with the atw. I purchased tthe car about a month ago and now im looking at about 800 in repairs lol, no biggie considering the shape of the car and what im moving on from. Dipstick and tube just ordered from ebay, I need to get the pcv hoses ALL...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone, just joined for help with an 03 passat wagon. I've read SoundGuyBob's thread re: TB failure and head rebuilds twice so I'm suitably warned about the craziness that might ensue. Need to know a little about checking out a used engine and what to expect with an engine swap. It's...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Tips on doing my breather hoses by removing the Intake Manifold??? I tried to do it without removing the IM but im cursed with fat hands lol, i will be removing the intake manifold and im sure doing this i should replace the Intake Manifold Gasket and Fuel Injector O-Rings right? Am i missing...
  16. B6 Garage
    Having studied this forum a bit. I'm off to look at a 2010 Passat Wagon tomorrow morning. About 100K mi; About $8500 Your advice? Is this a decent used car?:confused: It would be second car for us, to replace a Mercedes E320 4matic Wagon (Broomhilda) I am v handy mechanically:wrench:, but want...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My 2006 2.0T Passet had lots of black soot on the inside of the exhaust tips. Is this normal? Do I need to be concerned? Just purchased the car last weekend so I don't really know much about the car. Thanks, Mac
  18. B5 Garage
    I'm changing my oil pump in response to low oil pressure warning. I've got all bolts out (8mm and 16mm), engine raised, subframe lowered etc. The pan won't separate from the block. I have used a rubber mallet, a block of wood and ball peen, thin putty knife and hammer even a thin chisel...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Passaters, im new to the forum and this is my first post... I pulled the turbo out, i order a used one from a passat with 75k miles. haha hopefully it works. i also ordered a new DV valve and a gasket set. Before everything gets here should i replace anything else. I was planning while...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 passat GLS 1.8t i got the upper radiator hose off with moderate effort, but for the life of me i can't get the lower hose disconnected. i've tried pulling it off with the lock carrier extended in service mode and bolted back down again. i read all the forum posts i could find that...
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