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Passat TDI Picture Gallery Do you have a Passat TDI? If so write a message here describing it and insert a picture if you have one. If you don't have one on the computer, email me and I'll give you my address and I'll scan it for you. If you need web space for it, email me as well. Please make a short yet descriptive title for your vehicle.

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Old August 19th, 2010, 17:53   #1
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Default The 1998 B5 Passat TDI (one of 2 stateside?)

It is no longer a myth, it does exist. I drove it home last night.






According to the myth, the front seat was chewed up from the auto show:



Here is a thread that talks about either this one, or the other one.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=125610

I've got lots more pictures I can post later.
It needs a serious cleaning. I am hoping to find a whole new interior for it.

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Old August 19th, 2010, 17:57   #2
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Looks like it has an AHU engine? What does the timing belt cover say?

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Old August 19th, 2010, 18:03   #3
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Nice find! A little TLC should get it looking pretty nice.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 18:12   #4
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Very cool! Thanks for posting the pictures of the fabled car. Welcome aboard!
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Old August 19th, 2010, 18:20   #5
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Hey, maybe now Fred will get around to correctly naming the Passat TDI forums since there are officially B5 and B5.5 diesels in NAmerica!
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Old August 19th, 2010, 19:16   #6
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Looks like it has an AHU engine? What does the timing belt cover say?

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One friend who's done some looking around thinks its a 1z, I can't find the engine code anywhere. Where on the t-belt cover would the code be?

I forgot to post this, check out my awesome passenger side mirror:



Oh yeah, don't knock the seat covers, they came with it and I'm gonna sport them until I find new seats for this guy.

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Old August 19th, 2010, 20:25   #7
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I didn't see anything on the TB cover (and don't on the picture)... Jon did a little gunk scraping and I swear I recall seeing 5xxxx1z (number of Xs and 5 debatable) stamped right behind the TB cover on the engine and below the lift point.

Seat covers are hawt.
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Wow!!! Rarest TDI in United States... And believe it or not it appear on KBB 1998 VW Passat (option TDI sedan). And I checked Blue book price for 98 Passat 1.8T and compared price with KBB 98 Passat TDI - price is double for TDI....
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I didn't see anything on the TB cover (and don't on the picture)... Jon did a little gunk scraping and I swear I recall seeing 5xxxx1z (number of Xs and 5 debatable) stamped right behind the TB cover on the engine and below the lift point.

Seat covers are hawt.

The number you think you saw isn't the number you think you saw. still looking.

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Jon, this car is fitted with a proper transmission, right? how is the overall performance? Does the car have the standard underhood (and door jamb) stickers you'd see on a USA car?
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Where did you find it? Did the seller know what he had? Where did they get it?

I don't suppose its a standard...?
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I haven't looked at all of the stickers yet, I'll take a look. There isn't one on the tb cover anymore.

I actually found this on craigslist, a random "TDI" search, amazing price.

The tranny is a 5 speed, it should be the proper tranny, its the stock one that came with the car I'd assume and the performance is what I'd expect from a 1.9TDI.
The VIN shows that it is a TDI: WVWMG63B9WE225140


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Ok someone want to fill me in on what a B5 is and why this car is rare? None of the pics are loading for me either.
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There were only 2 (3 if the VW database is to be believed) of these legally imported into North America.
But then, the VW database has all three listed as "GLX" trim level.

JFettig, Could you look under the carpeting in the trunk, to see if there is a factory build sticker still there? It might be in the spare tire well. I'd be interested on knowing the engine code, gearbox code and if the car is indeed GLX or if it's GLS or GL.
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Ok someone want to fill me in on what a B5 is and why this car is rare? None of the pics are loading for me either.
B5 is 1998 to 2001.5 Passats, the first smoothed out(not boxy) Passat body style. They did a facelift mid 2001 and had more TDIs in 2004 and 2005 I believe were the years.

I just got to work, I'll take a look when I'm on break or after work for the

I'm not sure which trim level it has, it has the older lower level radio and climate control(not climatronic) and leather interior but no power seats. Its definitely a downgrade from my '00 GLX but not too much(not considering the condition the interior is in).

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