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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Folks, As many of yous know, it is common to find oil in the spark plug wells with these cars. The reasons why I am concerned: Enough oil can hydrolock the engine. Small amounts can put the final nail in your older catalytic converter's coffin (not ideal for new cats either). Foul up your...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Howdy, long time lurker, first time poster... 2002 Passat 1.8T, bought at 96K, now has 136K, and still runs strong. Sooooooo, I had some idling issues last week, chugging, and missing, dieing at stoplights. Replaced the PCV Valve from O'reilly. The old one was pretty dirty, but not sure if...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Why does almost every B5 Passat I see in the salvage yard, and mine when I bot it, have holes cut in the front of the front wheel wells?
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 1.8t. It's been raining a lot here in Atlanta, and I've got moisture in my driver's side trunk well where the jack and tools are kept. Last time I looked into this, the only solution I found involved taking off the rear bumper cover or wheel well liners, or what ever you call the black...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have done a search and found a few discussions related to finding fluid in the wheel well, but none of these had fluid in both passenger side wheel wells. I have attached a picture to what the fluid looks like. I originally thought it was oil, but after reading the different discussions on...
  6. Wax On, Wax Off
    On my wagon, there is paint chipped off on the bottom of the wheel wells (presumably from rocks being flipped up by the wheels?) and also behind the headlights on one side. I was wondering if i could fix this myself? sanding, duplicolor, etc.? i will post pictures soon.
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm not even sure what to call them to know what to search for. I have cracked off a couple of the clips/retainers that anchor the fender liner to the belly pan. Does anyone know part numbers for both the retainer portion (left) and the male twist-lock "widget" (middle and right)? Thanks!
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I changed out the plugs and ign wires this evening on my '02 V6 (ATQ) - received the Bosch FR7LDCR+ plugs and NGK VWC036 wire set from ECS this afternoon and couldn't wait until the weekend. I was pretty surprised to find that #2, #5 and #6 had a significant amount of oil pooled in the spark...
  9. Wax On, Wax Off
    While driving at lunchtime, I apparently drove through a freshly painted line on the roadway. I've got a smattering of white paint on the left front and rear mudflaps and in the wheelwells - but none on the paint, thankfully. What can I use to safely remove that paint, without chemically...
  10. B5 Garage
    Im about to replace my shocks on my 99 B5 V6 (aftermarket, but they are shot I believe). I run neuspeed sports currently as well. Wheels are 17" flikk justices with 225/45's. Coming around corners or going downhill the wheel will scrape against the wheel well. Is this becuase of my shocks ( I...
  11. B5 Garage
    2002 1.8t. changed spark plugs today found oil on the top of the plug and in the "wells" of the 1-3 cylinder. why?
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When I checked my front of the car yesterday I saw that both front wheel wells are gone. I drove just 1 day without the belly pan :banghead: Does someone have the partnumbers and estimated costs? Thanks, Arjen
  13. Europe
    Hi, Just came across the site whilst looking for info. about the V6 Synchro I've just bought..... I've been a B5 owner since 2000 - 1.9 S TDi PD Estate - which was a lease vehicle and has hooked me on VWs (yes I know even a boring model like that). The lease expires this Saturday :cry: so I...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is the best method for cleaning the wheel wells? Is there a good product out there for removing dirt from the plastic splash guard that lines the inside of the wheel well? Thanks In Advance!
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