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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2006 2.0T Built july 05 Went to change the oil noticed yellow gunk at the lid. Wonderng make PCV problem?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had Bilstein HD's on my B5 wagon for about 5k miles. Fronts ride and handle great. Could do with softer damping in the rear. It just feels a little too harsh and jittery. Has anyone paired Bilstein fronts with Konis in the rear? Or tried other combos?
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looked through some of the threads here, but didn't see what I needed. I'll try not to jump around too much.... 2002 Passat with the 1.8T 198,000 miles on odometer A few weeks ago I noted that I had what looked like coffee creamer in my oil (as found on the dipstick). I've seen it before on...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yellow goop in the PCV valve. What is it? Hello all, I have a 98', 1.8T, automatic. 293.000 on it. I removed the PCV and this goop came out of it. Maybe a full table spoon. What is it? I was checking for "17956 - Boost Pressure Regulation Valve (N75) P1548 - 35-10 - Open Circuit -...
  5. Parts For Sale
    Lights are in good shape. One has a lower tab broken. $65 shipped in the continental US.
  6. WTB/WTT Section
    WTB: Koni Yellow or Koni FSD This is for Passat 2001.5 FWD 1.8T engine EDIT: Koni shocks only needed now.
  7. B5 Garage
    I am in the process of replacing my valve cover gasket, cam shaft seal and cap. I was investigating the inside of my breather hose connection behind the engine and noticed this yellow matter custard collecting at the top of the tube. See picture. What is that and is it bad? My other question is...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just received my new Koni yellow struts for the rear and I think one is bad. I haven't installed them in the car yet but one of the struts doesn't decompress and the other does when pushed down. I played with the stiffness settings and no change. They both have resistance compressing and...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car is an '05 Passat TDI GLS Wagon. I'm running 215/55-16 Conti ExtremeContact DWS on 16 x 7 1/2 ET37 BBS VZ027 Wheels. Yes, I did a search first and I have corresponded off list with one of TDI Club's highly trusted gurus and a well regarded vendor. I'm going to be doing the complete control...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been wanting to replace my fog lights on b5 for a while now but never really got the chance to look into it. Im hoping to buy some nice yellow foglights that are pretty much plug and play. i've done some looking around and it seems like people recommend the nokya H4's. I went on amazon and...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. Recently, every few starts, my engine starts and immediately stops, and a yellow key light appears on the instrument panel. I tried to change keys and the battery (of the remote control/key), but it didn't help. What can be the problem? Also, I have an aftermarket 'code' device that I...
  12. 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...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    im leaning towards getting some yellow bulbs for my fogs. some of my buddys told me to get HID instead.(blue) but i think the yellow would look better on my car (champagne goldish a6 c5) my question is what are the best bulbs to get? i tried searching and found nothing about them.minus an...
  14. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Just discovered that CLR will remove those annoying, ugly yellow stains on your alloy rims. Viva la difference!!
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello All, I just thought I would share my impressions of these Konis as I havent seen too many others upgrade shocks on bone stock springs and wheels. My car is a 99 1.8T, FWD, 5 speed, standard susp option. Im running stock 15" alloy wheels. Appearance mods only except for Panzer skid plate...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Are the front's only hydraulic, using only oil to dampen and rebound? How would you know if an "oil" damper was still good? Are the rears hydraulic and gas assisted? Reason why I ask is because I stumbled upon a pretty good deal. Owner says shocks might be blown in the front because they don't...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Both of the front yellow side marker lights are out in my 2004 passat. Wondering which fuse is in the circuit for those lights so i can have a first step to checking them out.
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I think I want to do yellow fogs on the :b55:. Anyone running yellow fogs? If so, how did you do it? Bulbs? LaminX? I'm specifically looking at some Xtec 55w H3s. It appears that the yellow is NOT a coating on the bulb, but I'm concerned it will be dull and not bright. AJ
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2 days ago I refinished the headlights on my 98 passat with 213K miles, and have the result listed below I went with sanding off the old finish, buffing it out a bit, and putting on a new clear protective finish I can share the tactics and what I used if there is any interest :wrench: They...
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