Category: B5.5 Passat TDI

How to Align Pressure Plate & Flywheel on VW 5-Speed Transmission

Get your pressure plate to line up with your flywheel.  Try this quick trick to get things in the right spot!

Overview of 5-Speed Clutch Lever & Throwout bearing system

We take a look at the clutch lever system in a five-speed manual VW transmission and show you how it works and how to replace it.

TDI Timing Belt Change 101-– What You Need To Know

Getting the timing belt changed on a Volkswagen TDI is the most important maintenance job throughout the life of the vehicle.  A correctly replaced belt will ensure many years of continued trouble-free performance.  An incorrect replacement job, however, may spell the end of the engine completely.  This article outlines what you need to know and ...

Fix Leaking Diesel Fuel Lines

Are the fuel lines around your fuel filter leaking? Read more for signs of trouble and replacement options. Over time the rubber lines that transport diesel fuel to the engine develop dry rot cracks and loose their ability to seal on the connections on the fuel filter & injection pump.  This creates problems, including: Fuel ...

TDI Oil Specifications

505.00, 505.01, 507.00 – What do these mean?  10,000 mile oil change interval?  Really?  5W-40, 5W-30, 0W-30, which is better? Driving a VW TDI means questioning and sometimes tossing out some long-held beliefs about oil and oil change intervals (OCI).  Pulling into your local quick-lube store and letting them put whatever’s in the drum below ...

Clutch Replacement Options

Once you’ve figured out that your clutch is kaput (see our article on TDI Clutch Failure) you can determine which clutch you’d like to replace it with. What clutch is in my car? First step is to determine which clutch your car has, in case you’d like to simply replace your clutch with a stock ...

How To Change VW Wiper Blades

We give you a helpful tip for changing wiper blades. Related Parts: Wiper Blades Transcript: Today we’re going to swap wipers on a 2010 Sportwagen. This procedure will apply to Sportwagens and Mk. 5 Jetta TDIs. If you’ve ever tried to do your wipers before, you know there’s a problem: you can lift up the ...

Choosing Flywheel Weight on a TDI

When converting to a single-mass flywheel you can choose between 22lb, 17lb or 14lb weight flywheels.  Which one is right for you?