www.tdiclub.com

Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You

Order your TDIClub merchandise and help support TDIClub


Go Back   TDIClub Forums > TDI Model Specific Discussions Areas > VW B5 Passat TDIs

VW B5 Passat TDIs This is a general discussion about B5 Passat(>98 (2004-2005 in North America)). Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 14th, 2017, 12:56   #31
50mpgtdi
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Platteville WI
Fuel Economy: 36-41MPG
Default

Update on the car. I have just short of 1000 miles on it already, and I love it! Mixed driving in town and on country backroads with a little bit of highway driving averages around 35-37 mpg, and the trip I took to Road America this weekend was mostly highway, I got 39.5 on the way up and 41.4 on the way back. It's been running great, rides nice, and everything works just like a factory equipped car. Of course the RPMs are high at highway speeds, ~2900RPM at 75MPH, but as other than that, I couldn't be more happy with it.
50mpgtdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 21st, 2017, 13:27   #32
Syncrogreg
Default

Awesome!

I was wondering if anybody know that FCT trans code. I have 3 trans on the floor 2 DVZ and 1 FCT I just want the one with thetallest ratio for my TDI racecar.

Let me know.

Thanks

Greg
Syncrogreg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 24th, 2017, 10:26   #33
imo000
Veteran Member
 
imo000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cambridge
Fuel Economy: Good enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Syncrogreg View Post
Awesome!
I was wondering if anybody know that FCT trans code. I have 3 trans on the floor 2 DVZ and 1 FCT I just want the one with thetallest ratio for my TDI racecar.
Let me know.
Thanks
Greg

Why don't just mark the axle flange and count the ratio?
imo000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2018, 14:00   #34
50mpgtdi
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Platteville WI
Fuel Economy: 36-41MPG
Default

Just wanted to give a little update on this project. I've got 18k miles on it now. Everything had been working pretty flawlessly until today. 3rd gear sync ring broke and jammed in the internal linkage so the trans will only shift into 4th. Does anyone know a good place to order trans parts? Or am I just better off to get another used trans?
50mpgtdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2018, 17:16   #35
vwztips
Veteran Member
 
vwztips's Avatar
Default

Which gearbox do you have? If FHN or DUK you may want to rebuild as they are hard to come by. Those gearboxes aren't too hard to rebuild. ECS carries those parts. It's funny as Porsche and VW uses the same part #'s but the Porsche parts are usually cheaper
vwztips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2018, 08:08   #36
imo000
Veteran Member
 
imo000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cambridge
Fuel Economy: Good enough
Default

Get the part numbers and call the dealer. Then you'll know if it's worth fixing it or not.
imo000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2018, 21:53   #37
50mpgtdi
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Platteville WI
Fuel Economy: 36-41MPG
Default

I have a DVD from a V6 Passat. I determined it wasn't worth rebuilding when I found one with 142k miles for $100. Haha! Thank you for the info though.
50mpgtdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 15th, 2018, 20:28   #38
KERMA
 
KERMA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: here
Default

do you still have the ABS light on? That can easily be fixed with a new OBD tune (no BDM required)
__________________
HP is for show, TQ is for go.
celebrating http://www.kermatdi.com since 2002
kermatdi on facebook
No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical. - Neils Bohr
KERMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2018, 11:54   #39
50mpgtdi
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Platteville WI
Fuel Economy: 36-41MPG
Default

I do still have the ABS/TCS/CEL on. Could you PM me details about the OBD tune?

On another note, what are people running for transmission fluid? I have Amsoil manual transmission fluid in it, and I'm just not real happy with the shift quality. I used Royal Purple in my 03 jetta, would that also be a good option for this transmission as well?
50mpgtdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2018, 16:46   #40
Uberhare
Veteran Member
 
Uberhare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
TDI(s): Too many.
Fuel Economy: Depends on what I'm towing!
Default

Fuchs 75w80.

Malone Tune
__________________
2004 Passat W8 Variant, awaiting BHW swap
Retired: 2005 Passat BHW Variant w/01E 6 gang
Uberhare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2018, 16:56   #41
PickleRick
Veteran Member
 
PickleRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Greenville sc
Default

I am also using a v6 donor car for my conversion. Its an early 99 model so the brake reservoir will not interchange.

I noticed on my 05 it has a nipple on the bottom of the reservoir, can i just cut that plastic tip off that nipple to use to feed my clutch slave? I cant see any reason not to buy figured i should ask first.

Or do i swap the older brake master cyl?

Or do i just order a later brake/clutch reservoir?
__________________
Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We’re all going to die. Come watch TV.
PickleRick is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 26th, 2018, 07:27   #42
Windex
Veteran Member
 
Windex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Cambridge
Fuel Economy: ʎɯouoɔƎ lǝnℲ
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PickleRick View Post
I am also using a v6 donor car for my conversion. Its an early 99 model so the brake reservoir will not interchange.
I noticed on my 05 it has a nipple on the bottom of the reservoir, can i just cut that plastic tip off that nipple to use to feed my clutch slave? I cant see any reason not to buy figured i should ask first.
Or do i swap the older brake master cyl?
Or do i just order a later brake/clutch reservoir?
Just cut the nipple and have it feed the clutch master.

Careful on the feed hose - it's a specific kind of rubber to withstand brake fluid. Expensive at the dealer if I recall
__________________

Proudly installing things where they're not supposed to go since 1996!
Windex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 27th, 2018, 04:56   #43
PickleRick
Veteran Member
 
PickleRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Greenville sc
Default

Will do. Got her detached from the reservoir but not yet off of the master. My local hose/hydralic shops probably sell brake fluid compatable hose that will fit by the foot but i would rather avoid that route!


So on your engine swap. Ive got a cherry picker engine hoist but may end up borrowing my fathers skid loader to pull the motor. Ive nearly got both motors ready to pull. The v6 is a nightmare compared to the BHW.

It appears i can yank both the engine and transmission at the same time on both cars without touching the subframe. I wanted to verify this before i hook up the chains.
__________________
Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We’re all going to die. Come watch TV.
PickleRick is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2018, 07:15   #44
50mpgtdi
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Platteville WI
Fuel Economy: 36-41MPG
Default

Uberhare, thanks for the fluid recommendation. Is that the OEM fluid?

I think you can probably do it that way, but I never removed my engine. I left it hanging from an engine support bar while I did my transmission and engine work.
50mpgtdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 28th, 2018, 11:21   #45
blazen71
Veteran Member
 
blazen71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wiskullsin
Fuel Economy: 36.6mpg
Default

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-Line-Sy...19.m1438.l2649


Recommended by Whitbread
__________________
I'm your Huckleberry
blazen71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Kill Da Auto Wabbit!, Or how I learned to love the Manual Swap alphaseinor Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) 2622 December 5th, 2019 18:25
2004 Passat TDI Wagon build - Manual swap, tune... duteman2 VW B5 Passat TDIs 102 November 22nd, 2017 07:11
2004 tdi jetta auto to manual swap tdog11473 VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) 4 February 27th, 2015 07:20
Info needed to do a automatic to manual trans swap on a 2004 tdi Zampano77 TDI 101 4 August 6th, 2012 06:17


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:06.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
© 1996 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.15659 seconds with 11 queries
[Output: 126.17 Kb. compressed to 105.26 Kb. by saving 20.91 Kb. (16.57%)]