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    more manual swap issues

    I have been having similar experiences, but after 200K miles on the transmission. I am wondering what others have found out. A friend that worked on older VWs suggested I change out the bushings in the linkage the last time I lost reverse. I did not change them out - but all of a sudden I now...
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    NMS/B7 - Passat '12+ FAQ & Maintenance HOW-TO

    I just had my '15 on (4) jack stands to do the transmission drain / filter / fill. I used a floor jack for the first set of wheels (I chose the front of the car), then a bottle jack for the second set. The floor jack was low enough to get clearance beneath the lifting tab. To fit the jack...
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    Dutch Auto Parts, gearbox sets, engines, turbos, injection pumps

    Searching for Frans - I have sent him a couple of emails to the generic address of his shop with no response (over the course of a few weeks).....
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    FHN problem

    I also have a FHN that started having problems with third gear. At first I thought it was the linkage jamming, but I did a fluid change and got some of the pieces out of the tranny with the fluid. I had someone with small fingers get to pull some chunks out that I have on my bench. That was a...
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    I was wondering if you still had the FHN transmission and were willing to part with it? Thanks, Ed

    I was wondering if you still had the FHN transmission and were willing to part with it? Thanks, Ed
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    Moving from '05 Passat to '13 - a few questions

    An update to this post after 9.5 years..... I am glad I stuck with the wagon. I met a great person in SC that did the swap and BSM Delete - and been a great advisor since. I am running at 497,500K miles and looking to hit the magic 500 before having to change out my 5 speed box for another...
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    rear door unlocks but doesn't

    I have the same situation.... same door and it occurs randomly on other doors. I am considering lubricating the lock mechanism with some yet to be determined lubricant. Even the driver's door now sometimes requires two pulls on the handle to open. I have seen other posts about door locks -...
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    B5.5 Passat wagon pulsating vibrations on acceleration

    Fuel Filter or water in the filter?
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    New B5.5 wagon with a problem

    Fuel filter......
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    Shake at idle

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    Transmission Rebuild Shops

    Thank you for the response - I reached out to vwtipz and sent him pictures of the pieces (of synchros we think....) I pulled out of the transmission drain hole after draining it. He converted my ride from auto to 5 speed sourced from Europe 210K miles ago. Turns out he had the same conclusion...
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    Transmission Rebuild Shops

    Did you ever find a shop? I am on the east side of Georgia - and I just pulled pieces of synchro out of the bottom of my transmission. I am hoping I can find a good shop to work on a FHN for a B5.5 - 5 speed. Any suggestions would be appreciated.....
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    B5.5 2.0 TDI timing chain or belt?

    it is a belt.....
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    anyone looking for b5.5 wagon parts?

    Is it too late? I need some body parts... PM sent
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    who is vwzips

    Vwztips is a really knowledgeable guy that does this for the love of it.... He converted my ride when my slushbox went out at 230K - and has done timing belts for me ever since. He just replaced my cam at 425K at my last timing belt change. If you have a car that he has converted, it was done...
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    Turbo Outlet hose question

    Don't forget to order the correct hose too.... This setup looks undersized for the air going through it. The original hose has a slight taper to it and metal ends on it that will seal correctly - with the correct clips. The top and bottom are different clip numbers. I can tell you that from...
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    Flat towing with my wagon.

    ^^ this is the best choice ^^ I second the vote for the use of a tow dolly...
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    The "What did you do to your B5 passat today" thread...

    Had my joy of the wagon renewed by vwztips. At 423K miles, it was time to get timing belt done when a coolant/oil leak parked the car (tandem pump). While in his care, it was determined that the cam was at the end of its life also. I figured it was a fluke that I had not had it changed yet...
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    Underboost nightmare

    Check for a boost leak. My first boost leak (a few years ago) came from the hose off the turbo with a hole worn in it by a poorly placed zip tie near by. I bit the bullet and paid just over $200 for a new hose. I am currently experiencing a leak somewhere - but have not had the time to pin...