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  1. New turbo at 151,000mi

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I have a 2000 ATW 1.8t that needs a new turbo and other minor things. The biggest money pit would be a new turbo and components. My indy says it would take about $2000 to change the turbo to a Franken or k04. The car is worth a little over $3000. I have done much mateinence to the engine...
  2. here's a new one for you, 99 Passat 1.8t AEB, 130,000mi

    B5 Garage
    First off, this site has saved me thousands of dollars: an ICM, alternator, plugs, coils, oil changes and other unpleasantries have all been accomplished by using the little google search tool. However hard I've looked on the internet, I haven't come across an answer to this one. I'll tell my...
  3. 100* @ 100 A 100,000mi Recap:

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    File Looked through my file on the car and heres what i found: Bought-1/30/03 Purchase price – $22,915+Tax and title Loan- $14,280 – Paid in full 2/10/04 Warranty: 5/20/03 Rear ¼ Window replaced- Bad seal 8/20/03 4 coils replaced 11/13/03 Windshield replaced- stress crack 1/19/04 Ignition...
  4. First CEL after 37,000mi's

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, long time browser of PW. Well I was on my way out of my garage,drove about a block and i hear the beep. I ignored it because i needed gas. So i approached a red light and glanced down twice, i was like you have to be kidding. I went back home and picked up my laptop and VAGCOM it...
  5. FS: Central/NorCal 1999 B5 156,000mi Passat GLX Fully Loaded, $1500

    Classified Archive
    FS: Central/NorCal 1999 B5 156,000mi GLX Fully Loaded, $1500 Does run anymore. Won't idle. The battery died recently and after I replaced it, the CEL came on and it started struggling idle between 0-1500 rmps. If you floor it while you crank it will stay on. I haven't tried to drive it like...
  6. 100,000mi maintence?

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys, my 99' v6 just turned 100k. Well actually its 102,000 but oh well. Anyways I owe $8000 on the car still :icon_eek: and my extended warranty is about to run out ($7500 worth of repairs, $1200 for the extended!:thumbup:). What type of maintenance can I do to ensure the longevity of...
  7. Is it possible to do 250,000mi in a Passat...z

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion This guy did and is selling it for $3500 (v6) passat Some of them must be reliable
  8. When should the serpentine belts be changed and what other 60,000mi service?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My Passat(1.8T- 2002) is approaching 60,000mi and I noticed the belts are squeaking a bit after every time it rains or is foggy. What kind of maintenance should I be doing at 60,000mi? Just to list a few things already taken care of: Regularily changed: air filter/oil/pollen filter/rotated...
  9. 100,000mi check

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, new to the forum. My '99 B5 1.8T has recently surpasses the 100k mile mark. The car runs great, but I have scheduled to have it taken to the local VW dealer to check out my check engine light coming on and why my ABS light is always on in bright red. Aside from this, what should I have...
  10. 100,000mi

    The Showroom
    So I cracked 100,000mi a few weeks ago, currently at 101,000, but i figured what the heck. 2002 Passat GLX (V6) FWD TIP Fresco Green with Grey Leather Built 5/01 in Mosel Purchased 8/01 in Sausalito, CA Some pic whoreing Still seems to look ok Drives good too Because I had too