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  1. Parts For Sale
    Most of you know what this is, but for those who don't; It is a brace for the front shock towers from the Audi A6. It can be fitted onto out cars with small modification and the benefits are great. Really stiffens up the front end and it's something that you can feel the responsiveness of...
  2. B5 Garage
    2002 passat 1.8t manual 202k miles So, I bought struts about a year ago and never got around to installing them. Yesterday, I got the passenger's side done no problem. I got nearly done with the driver's side until I ran into a problem: I can't for the life of me get the upper control arm...
  3. Parts For Sale
    Hate how the b5 never came with an upper rain tray / battery cover? Here's your chance to cover that ugliness up. One just like this is installed on my b5 and it really cleans up the look of the engine bay. :thumbup: $65
  4. B5 Garage
    Who thought of this setup??? My control arms have been bad for a long time. Each front wheel would move over 1/2 inch so I thought it was time to bite the bullet. I bought the cheapest arms I could and since I've had a really bad, clicking, drivers side axle for the last six months I thought...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    long story short. I need to replace the bolt that holds the front uppper control arms. and to avoid taking the bolt off the car, figuring out what size it is putting it back on the car, getting the correct bolt. taking it apart again and replacing it. I figured it would be much easier, and...
  6. WTB/WTT Section
    In the process of doing a suspension refresh on my b5.5, and one of the upper strut brackets is stripped. Hoping someone has one laying around or is parting out their passat. Lemme know!!
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have read all the DIY posts on the upper control arm replacement and didn't find an answer to my particular question so I though I would post: When my wife pulled out of the driveway today the car suddenly started pulling left and made a horrible noise (worse than a flat tire). So, she pulls...
  8. B5 Garage
    Hi, and thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I'm following this guide (and others) as I replace the front suspension on my wife's 2004 TDI Passat wagon. http://www.passatworld.com/forums/61-b5-information-base/103600-control-arm-faq.html Things have gone reasonable well so far, but I'm...
  9. B5 Garage
    Hi all, I posted on here yesterday asking about coolant temp sensors and since then I have replaced both and my problem seems to be sorted. I see the majority of models covered on here are the 1.8t and the 2.6v6 which must be the main models distributed in the US? Mines a UK model and therefore...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just completed the installation of adjustable upper control arms. This turned out to be a months-long, frustrating exercise with (finally) a great outcome. If anyone wants a consultation on what is involved with the selection and installation of adjustable upper control arms, feel free to PM...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've very small coolant leak between coolant flange and upper coolant pipe (metal one), what you see on attached picture . Can I just replace O-ring or I need also to replace flange or I can just tight up bolts? If I just need to replace O-ring do I need to drain coolant first or not? Thanks
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced my front struts with the Blauparts kit, including the upper strut mounts a year ago. The left mount disintegrated in 6 months and the right one is about shot. I tightened the upper nut pretty much all the way. Any ideas why this is happening?
  13. New Member Introductions
    My 2001 Passat failed its MOT on among other thing the front upper control arms on both sides, After taking the pinch bolt out and disconnecting both front and rear upper control arm ball joints, I took the bolt out connecting the bottom of the shock absorber to the lower control arm, I know I...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Great! Just what I need. Yes, it rains constantly here in Seattle, and yesterday I had water dripping down from the overhead console - this is where the switches are located for the courtesy lights and to open the sunroof. Are there drains that might be plugged? I can't see any wear or...
  15. Parts For Sale
    SOLD I have four, new in box, upper control arms for sale. These are the S4 upgrade kit from FCP Euro and they will fit all B5/B5.5 Passats. I replaced the upper control arms when I installed my coilovers and then later purchased the complete control arm kit from FCP so I have these for sale. I...
  16. B5 Garage
    I replaced the timing belt, water pump, thermostat and dual sensor (green one on the head). I put 550 highway miles on and the STOP low coolant warning showed up. I popped the hood and found that I apparently hadn't put the factory spring clamp back on the hose. The hose was still on the...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everybody. I just wanted to ping you guys before I get started on replacing my front upper control arms on my '04 1.8t fwd passat. I went ahead and purchased the Febi front upper control arm kit from ECS Tuning. Before I get started here, yes I've read through the DIY's I have found on here...
  18. B5 Garage
    Hey, this might be considered a follow-up thread to my low oil pressure epic story because I'm pretty sure i'll need to replace the main bearings from my car. Well, while fooling around on ETKA i came accross three differente color codes for these, all they meant for the AEB engine and all for...
  19. B5 Garage
    Audi A4 A6 VW Passat B5 95-01 Aluminum Control Arm Kit | eBay I need UCA's for both sides. In looking around the web, I found these, which are offered for a great price. However have not been able to get any info from the seller about fit, who the manufacture is, etc. Just curious if anyone...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am stuck on the coolant flange job at the part of moving the upper flange bolt bracket. I have the nut off the upper flange bolt but can't get the bracket off the bolt. It seems the bracket/pipe attached to bracket won't move up because of the area shown in the first pic on the passenger side...
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