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  1. Got a "fair condition" W8 w/ a few small codes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been searching for a W8 for years, and yes I knew what I was getting myself into haha! It is also a 6MT w/194K engine and clutch replaced at 30K, owner informed they were all freeway miles and was open about the other issues mentioned below So being one of 329 in this configuration and I...
  2. Is There a "How-To" w/ Photos for Front Wheel Bearing Replacement?

    B5 Garage
    A search turns up various threads on Front Wheel Bearing Replacement. But no "how-to" thread. If there is a how-to, could someone point me to it. Thank You!
  3. FS: B5.5 15" steel wheels w/ covers

    Parts For Sale
    Selling original B5.5 (2001.5) 15" steel wheels with VW OEM covers. Not the original covers from 2001, but later Beetle covers. Excellent condition, no bends or scratches. $100 Prefer local pickup and will consider meeting you (within 20 miles of Warren County NJ) Pictures will follow.
  4. Hard To Shift 2.8 w/ 5 Speed Manual & Front Wheel Drive

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, So the car in question has just over 200,000 miles. Amazingly the car still has the original clutch. There is no slipping; there is chatter sometimes when engaging the clutch, but the clutch looks to be working well enough. About 3 months ago it started to be really hard to shift...
  5. B5.5 1.8T AWM Manual APR TUNE ECU w/ IMMO Delete

    Parts For Sale
    I've had this installed on my car since I bought the car and it was the best purchase I made for the car. I found the car to run better and you definitely feel the HP improvement. Reasons for selling: I'm going with a different tune and a K04 Turbo/550 injectors. 2003 Passat 1.8T Engine...
  6. Water Intrusion w/ Defrost ON?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2005 B5.5 Passat Wagon, and twice this week had a significant amount of water intrusion (1/2" puddle) on the passenger side foot well after a heavy rain storm. The water appears to be coming from the right hand side of the dash as there was a thin trickle of water coming out from just...
  7. How to fix vertical headlight adjustment w/ pictures

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like many of you, my headlight adjustment ball and socket disengaged. I read the posts here about this issue and thought I would try to fix the problem. Although my headlights were aftermarket, I did notice that the adjustment screws are marked as to up/down and right/left. Also, while turning...
  8. P0012 and recurring Coil Pack CEL - 01 1.8T w/ AWM

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've recently been getting a recurring CEL for coil #4 which isn't moving with the coil (swapped coil with cylinder 3) but the CEL is always for cylinder 4. I pulled the rubber boot back and didn't see anything that jumped out so was thinking of just replacing the entire harness for that...
  9. [ BPY Engine Rebuild ] w/ Chip Tuning - How would you do it?

    B6 Garage
    So if you had your entire car taken apart all the way to fix piston rings and come out with a noticeable gain in HP from this mess. (Maybe a Stage 2+ APR Tune) Your vehicle and info is: 2006 Passat B6 2.0T FSI / TFSI 16V DOHC 118,000 miles No damage done to block or head or camshafts Your...
  10. ME = NOOB. Cyl Leak Down w/ Engine out

    New Member Introductions
    Yeah I am a noob on the noob tube...maybe you experts can answer a question for this noob. I was carbon cleaning my engine and took the cyl head off and saw intake valve impressions on all the pistons... One thing lead to another and I wanted to leak test each cylinder. So I put the old gasket...
  11. Need help w/ 08 Passat 2.0T 4cylinder Auto (got 3 codes) P0171 P0299

    New Member Introductions
    So I bought the car off of a private seller. It?s has 115k miles. The car has been sitting there for months. It runs fine perfect. But I feel a delay in the gas peddle. I can hear the turbo only when I?m driving on the highway at high speeds 70+ Like a little whistle. It?s not loud enough that...
  12. Need Help W/ Noise

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need help, I have this hamster wheel noise that's driving me crazy. Seems to be worse when it's cold outside. It's pretty constant at cruising speeds, so light to mid throttle. It starts out as a jerky/bucking feeling then moves to the consistent squeak with an occasional buck here and there...
  13. 2006 Passat 3.6 w/ 144.000mls - Fuel Problem?

    B6 Garage
    After owning the car now from new, and experiencing some but not all to serious issues (besides a broken chaintensioner which was replaced easily once I could locate it) I now have the engine light on.... I use the Ross-Tech Microcan to create a read-out whenever there's an issue. A few weeks...
  14. NOOB 2 w/ CAR PIC

    New Member Introductions
    Hope that image posts....
  15. 15 inch 5x112 Steel Wheels w/ Dunlop SnowMaxx Tires: $200

    Parts For Sale
    I know...kind of hard to think snow tires in May. But get them now and don't be late when you need them! Came off of TDI Golf from buy back, used 1 season 5x112 Lots of tread left Pickup in Northern Virginia area. I am willing to drive a little to meet.
  16. noob 1999 VW Passat B5 1.8T Auto w/ CCM Problems

    New Member Introductions
    Just here for a simple answer.. and getting the run around.. UGH I am working on my son's B5 passat, the 1999 1.8T Front Wheel Drive Automatic, and the original CCM is pooched! It will ONLY let the car start. Inspection of the wires, revealed ALL of them were rotted, and corroded so we replaced...
  17. FS: 1999 1.8T AEB w/ 193,000 miles - $500 - Wilmington, DE

    Vehicles For Sale
    Any takers on a 1999 1.8T AEB with 193,000 miles on it? Full disclosure, the battery is dead, needs new tires, has an exhaust leak at the flex joint, probably needs new rear rotors. On the bright side, the A/C works, and I replaced the timing belt and water pump at about 125,000 miles.
  18. WTB B5 V6 Engine lifting bracket w/ bolts

    WTB/WTT Section
    Anyone have a B5 V6 engine lifting bracket laying around?? It's not available as a replacement part and has no part #s. I have the one that came on the front Drivers side, but there isn't one on the rear of the Passenger side head. It's the same part for both locations. There is on for sale on...
  19. Anybody have an issue w/ traction control from two different size tires on an 02?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have 225/40/18 tires on my car wich i swear are the hardest tires to find. I found one so i bladah bladah i guess a few more tires than i thought were messed up so they decided they would help me and put two different size ones on the back 235/45/18 i believe (cars been in the shop for the...
  20. 2 ECS 15mm spacers w/ 10 ball seat bolts + 2 H&R 15mm spacers w/ 10 ball seat bolts

    Parts For Sale
    2 ECS 15mm spacers w/ 10 ball seat bolts + 2 H&R 15mm spacers w/ 10 ball seat bolts 2 ECS 15mm 5x112/100 57.1 hubcentric spacers with 10 ball seat bolts - $50/$60 shipped 2 H&R 15mm 5x112/100 57.1 hubcentric spacers with 10 ball seat bolts - $60/$70 shipped 20160118_170118 by MoravianFluke, on...