The SW version (variant) of B5 to B5.5 conversion is getting more popular around here, because in the back it comes just to changing tail lights (if the back door is to be kept, but the handle is different). Concerning the front end, the conversion is exactly the same as mine.
That being said, some B5.5 owners around here are mounting B5 tail lights on their SW, but getting back to the sedan' s case, the rear end is quite a lot of trouble to convert to B5.5.
Still missing the alternator belt, and the guide-tensor (right designation?) of the timing belt, and a few other things.
Now the scary part.
This is what it showed in the dash board.
The reality of this number is doubtfull in my opinion, but it serves as future reference.
Engine out to change the large oil sealant (o-ring like) in the gear box side of the engine.
Engine/motor completely out of it's bay.
Found to be near the end, was decided to mount a new set.
A revision was made to the electric starter.
The admission (air intake) was also cleaned. It was almost completely clogged with filth.
At the end of all this, my wallet was quite a bit lighter. A lot was made, but some issues are still to be resolved. The car still has trouble to start sometimes, especially when the weather is hot. The revision to the electric starter was supposed to fix this... After a few days, the right side front brake started to make a metalic noise after a strong breaking effort. Still to find out what causes these problems in order to fix them.
Wow, quit a bit of work done to your car, congrats on all the work you do :thumbup: I hope you can resolve the issues that are going on with it. As far as your choice of wheels above, from the four options, i would say picture number 1 or number 4, the fourth one reminds me of my wheels . Good luck and keep us updated :thumbup:
So, what do you think about this insane job?
Not financially smart, i can asure you. But when the accident occurred, the suspension had been mounted about 6 weeks prior, as well as the wheels, along with a new windshield. AND, the last fuel consumption was something along this: 1275km with a full tank (about 64L)! Yes, with these wheels and 225/45R17 tyres!!!
I spent more than the car is worth, but yha case for the accident is still in court, and i hope it results as it should, in my favour. The truck rear-ended the darj Peugeot, launched it into the rear end of the Passat, but then the trucj still continued moving and rear-ended again the car in between... Now, the truck's insurance company is trying to argue that there was already an accident when the truck hitted, wich is false... Let's gope for the best.
I am quite happy with my decision, though. My bank account, not so much...
Now i am solving ancient electrical issues. At the same time, i am replacing some interior parts with B5.5's ones. Central console, hand brake and driver's door inner cover. I'll share with you when i get it done.
If anyone needs any tips, feel free to ask. For example, how i got the trunk lid lock to work, AND the trunk light. This car does not have CAN lines.
I must go back then... Not!
I bought this car while the front end was being applied. I always felt like it was neither a B5 nor a B5.5 look. At least now it has the same model look on both ends.
Yes, i know, but a lot of sellers from the country of the rising Sun advertise the smaller ones as if they fit Passat B5...
The larger that i bought is original and i bought it used on ebay (.co.uk or .de, i can't remeber).
The transformation of my Passat. I’ve been working on some details and I’m Super happy hw it’s been turning out. Every goal achieved so far.
Now I need some lowering spring kit and it will be looking Super Sexy. That’s going to be a long term goal. Enjoy the photos and feel free to comment...
Since I have seen a lot of stretch, poke, wide wheel threads getting closed and locked as of lately I figured I would start one for all of us who do believe it looks good.
Lets start whoring this out.
my old setup